Library Column for July 1, 2022

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Happy Canada Day! And an early Happy Independence Day greeting! Enjoy the chance to gather and celebrate whether with friends or family or both. The library will be closed, Saturday, July 2, Sunday, July 3 and then Monday, July 4th. Summer hours are Monday – Wednesday 10 am – 8 pm and Thursday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm. Stock up today if you need books or movies to get your through the long weekend. We’ll be back here on Tuesday, July 5th.

Into the Forest by Susan Tyler Hitchcock is a book full of beautiful photographs and well-written text helping us all explore the secret language of trees. Read about maple syrup, mangrove forests, trauma and trees and so much more in this wonderful book.

I’m sure someone out there can tell me the significance of 1972 in the world of hockey, but I didn’t know it until I read 1972 : the series that changed hockey forever by Scott Morrison was an interesting read about the game, the world and the events surrounding this series of eight games, four in Canada and four in the Soviet Union.

Summer can be hot and not great weather for cooking or baking, but it can also be a great time to experiment and try new recipes with no school, longer days and usually not quite the same time constraints. So here are some great new cookbooks to borrow and try a recipe or two. The Complete Cook Book for Teen Chefs by America’s Test Kitchen includes over seventy recipes ranging from shrimp and grits to burrito bowls and s’more bars. Easy to follow recipes with easily accessible ingredients and great flavor. Summer can also be a great time to gather with friends and family so Tables and Spreads by Shelly Westerhausen Worcel with Wyatt Worcel is a ‘go-to guide for beautiful snacks, intimate gatherings and inviting feasts.’ The first half or so of the book is full of lists for creating the look you want, the food you want and more. The second half is recipes for drinks, spreads, fondue and more. I can hardly wait to try their limeade recipe, it sounds divine. And who could resist a Pierogi Dumpling party!

If camping or Rving is part of your summer plans (or you just have a tiny kitchen) then be sure and borrow RV Cooking Made Easy by Heather Schlueter for a wide variety of recipes made small. Find recipes from breakfast to dessert and ending with drink ideas. A fun cookbook for fun times.

The Essential New York Times Cookbook : Recipes of Record : lovingly revised and exceedingly cookable by Amanda Hesser is a tome of a book with almost 1,000 pages of recipes, notes and introductory information about each section. The book contains limited photographs, the focus is on recipes that have appeared in the New York Times. It is a cookbook to pour over while not hungry and imagine occasions in which one might make or eat various dishes.

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