Few things are more stressful to the holiday host and hostess than getting ready for company. Have no fear, there are some great resources available that will get you through the season with a minimum of anxiety and fuss. USA.gov offers a handy list of tips, tricks, and hints covering everything from how to care for a live Christmas tree in your home to avoiding problems when shopping online. With a few simple clicks you can sign up for a daily email filled with useful information.

Here at the Library we have a great selection of books that will show you how to make your house shine, not to mention how to take water spots off of crystal goblets (hint, try wiping with a little white vinegar on a soft cloth, gently rinse and dry immediately.)

Sometimes just planning a menu or selecting the right wine can be a challenge. We can help you with that too. Check out our selection of books on wine and entertaining. You're sure to find plenty of easy, fun, and affordable tips for entertaining.

Still feeling a little anxious? Then ask a Librarian-- we're here to help you find exactly what you are looking for! Call 203-669-5236 (the direct line to the Information Desk, always answered when we are open,) email us at AskUs@darienlibrary.org, or simply text the keyword AskDL to 66746. 

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