Baking is one of my hobbies, and I always have my pantry stocked with several types of flour, chocolate, sugars, and extracts. Sally's Baking Addiction, Sally's Cookie Addiction, and Dorie's Cookies are all available on Hoopla and are what I consider to be "Go-To" cookbooks in my personal library, with pages covered in sticky notes and well-thumbed pages.
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Apart from lengthy books, which I wrote about here, extended time at home is also a great time to dive into a new series. The possibilities are endless, but here’s a selection of first books in popular series that you can get through our e-resources. If there's a hold list on one source, see if it's available with no wait on another!
As we continue to battle the Coronavirus pandemic, businesses have had to make adjustments and incredibly difficult decisions. Whether it meant switching to a work-from-home model, doing curbside pickup and delivery only, or deciding to close altogether, businesses have been struggling and business owners may still be trying to figure out what to do during these difficult times. Lynda.com has made some new courses available that are meant to help businesses during this pandemic.
With all this unexpected downtime we can easily become restless. The days seem longer and quarantine appears to stretch on forever with no end in sight. To combat the restlessness i've been feeling I have finally started the journey into organizing my space; something that I always said I would get around to but was always busy, well not anymore!
“Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The day, which falls on Tuesday this year, is also known as Battle of Puebla Day.
"You can never have a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."- C.S. Lewis
As we shelter in place, we all might be going a little stir crazy trying to find things to do. One of the online resources that we have available is Creativebug, which has free videos showing you how to do a variety of arts and crafts type projects. On May 1, Creativebug added a new video called "Daily Creativity at Home." It is a video series with a variety of projects that use materials commonly found at home.
Lockdown, quaratine, stay-at-home, however you want to say it, we've all been spending a LOT of time indoors over the past six weeks. My life has consisted of making face masks, watching TV, taking walks when the weather cooperated and reading. Always, lots of reading.
As we continue to stay at home and stay strong during this pandemic, the library is going to start offering live virtual programs through Zoom. For each live program that we do, there will be a unique URL that you can click on to connect to that Zoom session. The URL will most likely either be posted in the description of the program on the event calendar on the library website, or it will be emailed to each patron that signs up for the program. As we schedule these live programs, we'll provide exact details for each one.
Not only is March 17 St. Patrick’s Day, but the whole month of March is Irish-American Heritage Month in order to coincide with holiday. What better time than this to dive into some Irish fiction? For a relatively small country, Ireland is a hub of culture so these books are just a tiny sampling of the great literature about and coming out of the country. Literary fiction, comedy, cozy mysteries, grittier mysteries, historical- there’s something for everyone.