It’s National Pasta Day on October 17!

Pasta in a colanderIf you love pasta, you may want to celebrate National Pasta Day on October 17!  SCCLD has some great resources to help you celebrate!

Children may enjoy the following books:

On order-holds may be placed.

Pizza Mouse

More Spaghetti, I Say!

Tony and the Pizza Champions
Author owns local restaurants!

Tyler Makes Spaghetti!

ABC Pasta
Introduces the letters of the alphabet with circus performers made out of pasta! 

Tony Baroni Loves Macaroni

The Little Red Hen (makes A Pizza)

Stick Dog Slurps Spaghetti


Pasta is so versatile that it can be combined with almost any flavor and protein-beef, chicken, pork, or shrimp.  Check out some cookbooks:

Fabio's 30-minute Italian

Perfect Pan Pizza


For factual information about pasta, try one of SCCL's databases such as U.S. History (Gale in Context).  The steps to access this database are:

  • Go to
    Click on "Online Library 24/7" on the Toolbar.
    Click on Subject: "History".
    Scroll down and click on "U.S. History (Gale in Context)".
  • In the first reference article by Luisa Del Giudice that appears for the Encyclopedia of Food and Culture (Vol 3), learn about the history of dough vs. pasta!
  • To see a short video of how to make pasta, search "Pasta Machine", then click "Homemade Pasta"!

Enjoy the day, and don't forget to eat pasta!