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Cookbook Corner: Plotting & Planning

Administrator : March 2, 2015 4:03 pm : Elkhart Public Library

by Marsha Eilers

CookBookNewer600The seed catalogs have arrived!  It is time to start planning what will go into the plots, containers, and raised beds.  Cooks know that the best food is fresh, and there is no fresher food to be found than that plucked or pulled from a personally tended garden.  Limited space need not be a hindrance.  Titles this month explore indoor, container, balcony, and other types of small-space gardens.  From asparagus to zucchini, produce from a backyard bed or a plot in a community garden tastes the best!

ALL NEW SQUARE FOOT GARDENING: THE REVOLUTIONARY WAY TO GROW MORE IN LESS SPACE by Mel Bartholomew.  2nd ed.  Cool Springs Press, 2013.  635 B28aL2

ANY SIZE, ANYWHERE EDIBLE GARDENING: THE NO YARD, NO TIME, NO PROBLEM WAY TO GROW YOUR OWN FOOD by Willi Moss.  Cool Springs Press, 2012.  635 M913

fresh vegetables on the white backgroundCOMMUNITY GARDENS: GROW YOUR OWN VEGETABLES AND HERBS by Susan Burns Chong.  Rosen Publishing, 2014.  635.091732 C548

THE EDIBLE BALCONY: GROWING FRESH PRODUCE IN SMALL SPACES by Alex Mitchell.  Rodale, 2012.
635.9671 M681

EDIBLE PERENNIAL GARDENING: GROWING SUCCESSFUL POLYCULTURES IN SMALL SPACES by Anni Kelsey.  Permanent Publications, 2014.
635 K29

THE EVERYTHING SMALL-SPACE GARDENING BOOK: ALL YOU NEED TO PLANT, GROW, AND ENJOY A SMALL-SPACE GARDEN by Catherine Abbott.  Adams Media, c2012.  635.967 A131

THE FOUR SEASON FARM GARDENER’S COOKBOOK: FROM THE GARDEN TO THE TABLE IN 120 RECIPES by Barbara Damrosch.  Workman Pub., c2012.  635 D166fo

FRUIT AND VEGETABLES IN POTS by Jo Whittingham.  DK Pub., 2012.  635.986 W626

THE GARDENER’S GUIDE TO COMMON-SENSE PEST CONTROL by William Olkowski.  Completely rev. and updated.  Taunton Press, c2013.  635.0496 O49g

GARDENING BY CUISINE: AN ORGANIC-FOOD LOVER’S GUIDE TO SUSTAINABLE LIVING by Patti Moreno.  Sterling, c2013.  635.0484 M843head of cabbage

GARDENING FOR GEEKS: DIY TESTS, GADGETS, & TECHNIQUES THAT UTILIZE MICROBIOLOGY, MATHEMATICS, AND ECOLOGY TO EXPONENTIALLY MAXIMIZE THE YIELD OF YOUR GARDEN by Christy Wilhelmi.  Adams Media, 2013.
635.04 W678

GROUNDBREAKING FOOD GARDENS: 73 PLANS THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU GROW YOUR GARDEN by Niki Jabbour.  Storey Pub., c2014.
635 J11g

GROW COOK EAT: A FOOD LOVER’S GUIDE TO VEGETABLE GARDENING, INCLUDING 50 RECIPES, PLUS HARVESTING AND STORAGE TIPS by Willi Galloway.  Sasquatch Books, c2012.  635 G174

GROW VEGETABLES IN POTS.  DK Pub., 2013.  635.986 G884

HEIRLOOM FLAVOR: YESTERDAY’S BEST-TASTING VEGETABLES, FRUITS, AND HERBS FOR TODAY’S COOK by Doreen Howard.  Cool Springs Press, 2013.  635 H848

HOW TO GROW PERENNIAL VEGETABLES by Martin Crawford.  Green Books, 2012.  635 C899

INDOOR KITCHEN GARDENING: TURN YOUR HOME INTO A YEAR-ROUND VEGETABLE GARDEN: MICROGREENS, SPROUTS, HERBS, MUSHROOMS, TOMATOES, PEPPERS & MORE by Elizabeth Millard. Cool Springs Press, 2014.  635 M645

KITCHEN GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS by Simon Akeroyd.  DK Pub, 2013.  635 A314

Carrots close up at vegetable marketMARKET FARMING SUCCESS: THE BUSINESS OF GROWING AND SELLING LOCAL FOOD by Lynn Byczynski.  Rev. and expanded  2nd ed.  Chelsea Green Pub., c2013.  635 B993

THE MINI FARMING GUIDE TO VEGETABLE GARDENING: SELF-SUFFICIENCY FROM ASPARAGUS TO ZUCCHINI by Brett L. Markham.  Skyhorse Pub., c2012.  635 M345

THE NEW VEGETABLE GROWERS HANDBOOK by Frank Tozer. Green Man Publishing, 2013.  635.0484 T757ne

PARADISE LOT: TWO PLANT GEEKS, ONE-TENTH OF AN ACRE AND THE MAKING OF AN EDIBLE GARDEN OASIS IN THE CITY by Eric Toensmeier.  Chelsea Green Pub., 2013.
635.091732 T641

ROCKS, DIRT, WORMS & WEEDS: A FUN, USER-FRIENDLY ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO CREATING A VEGETABLE OR FLOWER GARDEN WITH YOUR KIDS by Jeff Hutton.  Skyhorse Pub., 2012.  635 H984

SMALL PLOT, BIG HARVEST by Lucy Halsall.  DK, 2012.  635.967 H196

SMALL-SPACE VEGETABLE GARDENS: GROWING GREAT EDIBLES IN CONTAINERS, RAISED BEDS, AND SMALL PLOTS by Andrea Bellamy.  Timber Press, Inc., 2014.  635 B435

STAND UP AND GARDEN by Mary Moss-Sprague.  Countryman Press, c2012.
635.04 M913

START A COMMUNITY FOOD GARDEN: THE ESSENTIAL HANDBOOK  by LaManda Joy.  Timber Press, 2014.  635 J88

VegGarden-22LSTRAW BALE GARDENS: THE BREAKTHROUGH METHOD FOR GROWING VEGETABLES ANYWHERE, EARLIER AND WITH NO WEEDING by Joel Karsten.  Cool Springs Press, 2013.  635 K18

THE TAO OF VEGETABLE GARDENING: CULTIVATING TOMATOES, GREENS, PEAS, BEANS, SQUASH, JOY, AND SERENITY by Carol Deppe.  Chelsea Green Publishing, 2015.  635 D423ta

THE URBAN GARDEN: HOW ONE COMMUNITY TURNED IDLE LAND INTO A GARDEN CITY AND HOW YOU CAN, TOO by Jeremy N. Smith.   Skyhorse Publishing, 2014. 635.0978685 S651u

THE VEGETABLE GARDENER’S CONTAINER BIBLE: HOW TO GROW A BOUNTY OF FOOD IN POTS, TUBS, AND OTHER CONTAINERS by Edward C. Smith.  Storey Pub., c2011.  635 S646vg

Cherry tomatoes tricolor. Red orange and green.THE VEGETABLE GARDENER’S GUIDE TO PERMACULTURE: CREATING AN EDIBLE ECOSYSTEM by Christopher Shein.  Timber Press, 2013.  635.048 S543

VEGETABLE LITERACY: COOKING AND GARDENING WITH TWELVE FAMILIES FROM THE EDIBLE PLANT KINGDOM, WITH OVER 300 DELICIOUSLY SIMPLE RECIPES by Deborah Madison.  Ten Speed Press, 2013.  641.65 M182

VEGETABLES FOR THE GOURMET GARDENER: A PRACTICAL RESOURCE FROM THE GARDEN TO THE TABLE by Simon Akeroyd.  The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
635 A314v

THE WILDLIFE-FRIENDLY VEGETABLE GARDENER: HOW TO GROW FOOD IN HARMONY WITH NATURE by Tammi Hartung.  Storey Pub., c2014.  635 H336

THE YEAR-ROUND VEGETABLE GARDENER: HOW TO GROW YOUR OWN FOOD 365 DAYS A YEAR NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE by Niki Jabbour.  Storey Pub., c2011.
635 J11

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Staff Reads: February 2015

Administrator : February 27, 2015 9:58 am : Elkhart Public Library

Staff Reads-300-Graphic OnlyIt has been a long, cold winter. What better way to wait it out than to curl up with a good book? Here are the books we warmed up with in February.

ALL THINGS HIDDEN by Tracie Peterson (IF, eBook, Large Print)

AS YOU WISH: INCONCEIVABLE TALES FROM THE MAKING OF THE PRINCESS BRIDE by Cary Elwes (791.4372 E52, Audiobook, eBook)

THE BORDER LEGION by Zane Grey (WES, Audiobook, Large Print)

COMMON SENSE by Thomas Paine (320.973 P147c)

CONAGHER, by Louis L’Amour (WES, Audiobook, Large Print)

DIVERGENT Trilogy: DIVERGENT, INSURGENT, ALLEGIANT by Veronica Roth (YF, eBook, Audiobook, Large Print, Spanish Language)

A FATAL GRACE by Louise Penny (MYS, Audiobook)

FESTIVE IN DEATH by J. D. Robb (MYS, eBook, Audiobook, Large Print)

FIELD OF PREY by John Sandford (FIC, Audiobook, Large Print)

FOREVER ODD by Dean Koontz (HOR, Audiobook, eBook, Large Print)

FOUR: A DIVERGENT COLLECTION by Veronica Roth   (YFIC, Audiobook)

A GAME OF THRONES by George R. R. Martin (FAN, eBook, Audiobook, Spanish Language)

GEORGE WASHINGTON’S SECRET SIX: THE SPY RING THAT SAVED THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION by Brian Kilmeade (973.41092 K48, Audiobook)

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GOD, GUNS, GRITS AND GRAVY by Mike Huckabee (973 H882, Audiobook)  • It’s very good. Everyone should read it. Hope he runs for president again. ~Judi, Newspapers & Magazines

GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn (MYS, eBook, Audiobook, Large Print, Spanish Language) • A waste of time ~Jane, Administration

THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt (FIC, Audiobook, Large Print, eBook, Audio eBook, Spanish Language)

THE HOUSE OF SILK by Anthony Horowitz (MYS, Audiobook, Audio eBook)

IF I STAY by Gayle Forman (YF, eBook, Audiobook, Audio eBook, Spanish Language) • A well written tear jerker ~Jane, Administration

THE JOB by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (MYS, Audiobook, Large Print)

LEAVING TIME by Jodi Picoult (FIC, eBook, Audiobook, Audio eBook, Large Print)

LINCOLN AND THE POWER OF THE PRESS: THE WAR FOR PUBLIC OPINION by Harold Holzer (973.71 H762, Audiobook)

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LITTLE EARTHQUAKES by Jennifer Weiner (FIC, Audiobook, Large Print, Spanish Language)

MAGIC TO THE BONE by Devon Monk (via Interlibrary Loan; ask a Reference Librarian)

THE MERMAIDS SINGING by Val McDermid (MYS)

MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs (YFIC, Audiobook, eBook, GN)

MOUNTING FEARS by Stuart Woods (FIC, Audiobook, Large Print)

MY HEART IS A DRUNKEN COMPASS: A MEMOIR by Domingo Martinez (070.92 M385m)

THE MYSTERY OF THE SHEMITAH: THE 3000-YEAR-OLD MYSTERY THAT HOLDS THE SECRET OF AMERICA’S FUTURE, THE WORLD’S FUTURE … AND YOUR FUTURE! by Jonathan Cahn (231.76 CAHN, Audiobook) • I recommend this to everyone; but read THE HARBINGER first (MYS, Audiobook, Spanish Language), as SHEMITAH is a follow-up to that. Judi, Newspapers & Magazines

O IS FOR OUTLAW by Sue Grafton (MYS, Audiobook, Large Print)

P IS FOR PERIL by Sue Grafton (MYS, Audiobook, Large Print, Spanish Language)

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THE PACIFIC by Hugh Ambrose (940.545973 A496, Audiobook, Large Print, Spanish Language)

Q IS FOR QUARRY by Sue Grafton (MYS, Audiobook, Large Print)

RIPPER by Isabel Allende (FIC, eBook, Audiobook, Audio eBook) • Isabel is a terrific writer, but murder mysteries are not her forte. ~Jane, Administration

SAINT ODD by Dean Koontz  (HOR, Audiobook)

SEVEN SUSPECTS by GK Chesterton (MYS)

SILKEN PREY by John Sandford (FIC, Audiobook, Large Print)

STORM by D. J. MacHale (YFIC)

TRUE BLUE by David Baldacci (FIC, Audiobook, Large Print)

THE TRUE BLUE SCOUTS OF SUGAR MAN SWAMP by Kathi Appelt (JFIC, Audiobook)

UNCAGED by John Sandford (YFIC)

VACANT (MINDSPACE INVESTIGATIONS, book 4) by Alex Hughes (PSF)

THE WITCH’S BOY by Kelly Barnhill (JFIC)

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Now Showing! Movies @ EPL March/April 2015

Administrator : February 24, 2015 10:34 am : Elkhart Public Library

Free Movies — With Popcorn!

Monday, March 9 • 4:30-6 pm  • Main Library
Fun Family Movie
The Box Trolls (2014) • PG

Wednesday, March 11 • 6-8 pm • Main Library
Main Midweek Movie
Dumb and Dumber To (2014) • PG-13Popcorn

Wednesday, March 25 • 6-8 pm • Main Library
Main Midweek Movie
The Theory of Everything (2014) • PG-13

Wednesday, April 8 • 6-8 pm • Main Library
Main Midweek Movie
The Interview (2015) • R

Monday, April 13 • 4:30-6 pm  • Main Library
Fun Family Movie
Alice in Wonderland (2010) • PG

Wednesday, April 22 • 6-8:15 pm • Main Library
Main Midweek Movie
Unbroken (2015) • PG-13
(Note: This movie will run about 15 minutes past closing.)

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Cookbook Corner: Bon Appétit

Administrator : February 6, 2015 1:41 pm : Elkhart Public Library

CookBookNewer350The cookbook collection at the Elkhart Public Library provides any cook or chef with recipes and techniques for extending their culinary skills and range. The mystique and allure of French cuisine may intimidate the novice. But along with Julia Childs’ classic, MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING, a number of newer titles promise to guide cooks through a complete repertoire of French foods. Here are ingredient lists and instructions for everything from appetizers to entrees to desserts. Ideas spring from Paris bistros, fresh markets, and farmhouse kitchens. Bon appétit!

THE ART OF FRENCH PASTRY by Jacquy Pfeiffer.  Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.  641.865 P526

BAKING CHEZ MOI: RECIPES FROM MY PARIS HOME TO YOUR HOME ANYWHERE
by Dorie Greenspan.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.  641.86 G815b

Ckbk-BouchonBOUCHON BAKERY by Thomas Keller.  Artisan, c2012.  641.815 K29

THE COMPLETE ROBUCHON by Joël Robuchon.  Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.  641.5944 R667c

THE FOOD LOVER’S GUIDE TO PARIS: THE BEST RESTAURANTS, BISTROS, CAFES, MARKETS, BAKERIES, AND MORE
by Patricia Wells.  Completely rev. 5th ed.  Workman Publishing, 2014.  647.9544 W455

FRENCH BISTRO: RESTAURANT-QUALITY RECIPES FOR APPETIZERS, ENTREES, DESSERTS, AND DRINKS by Maria Zihammou.  Skyhorse Publishing, 2014.  641.5944 Z68

Ckbk-French MarketTHE FRENCH MARKET COOKBOOK: VEGETARIAN RECIPES FROM MY PARISIAN KITCHEN by Clotilde Dusoulier.  Clarkson Potter, 2013.  641.5636 D973

THE FRENCH SLOW COOKER by Michele Scicolone.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.  641.5884 S416fr

GRATINS SAVORY AND SWEET RECIPES FROM OVEN TO TABLE
by Tina Salter.  Ten Speed Press, c2004.  641.821 S177

IN THE KITCHEN WITH ALAIN PASSARD: INSIDE THE WORLD (AND MIND) OF A MASTER CHEF by Christophe Blain.  Chronicle Books, 2013.  641.5092 B634
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A KITCHEN IN FRANCE: A YEAR OF COOKING IN MY FARMHOUSE by Mimi Thorisson.  Clarkson Potter, 2014.  641.5944714 T492

LAROUSSE GASTRONOMIQUE: THE WORLD’S GREATEST CULINARY ENCYCLOPEDIA.  Clarkson Potter, c2009.
641.3003 L332 2009

THE LITTLE PARIS KITCHEN: 120 SIMPLE BUT CLASSIC FRENCH RECIPES by Rachel Khoo.  Chronicle Books, 2012.  641.5944 K45

MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING by Julia Child.Updated ed.  Knopf, 1989.  641.59 C53maf v. 1-2.

Ckbk-Mastering Art EatingMASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH EATING: LESSONS IN FOOD AND LOVE FROM A YEAR IN PARIS by Ann Mah.  Pamela Dorman Books, Viking, 2013.  641.5944 M214

MY PARIS KITCHEN: RECIPES AND STORIES by David Lebovitz.
Ten Speed Press, 2014.  641.5944 L449

PARIS, MY SWEET: A YEAR IN THE CITY OF LIGHT (AND DARK CHOCOLATE) by Amy Thomas.  Sourcebooks, 2012.  eBook.

PATISSERIE: MASTERING THE FUNDAMENTALS OF FRENCH PASTRY: 3,200 STEP-BY-STEP PHOTOS by Christophe Felder.
Rizzoli, 2013.  641.8659 F312

THE PERFECT MEAL: IN SEARCH OF THE LOST TASTES OF FRANCE by John Baxter.  Harper Perennial, c2013.  641.5944 B355

THE WHOLE FROMAGE: ADVENTURES IN THE DELECTABLE WORLD OF FRENCH CHEESE by Kathe Lison.  Broadway Paperbacks, 2013.  637.35 L771
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Bring Your Child to the Library ♥ February 14

Administrator : February 6, 2015 1:28 pm : Elkhart Public Library, Kids

CB-First Library CardValentine’s Day is Take Your Child to the Library Day at EPL! Bring your children to the Elkhart Public Library on Saturday, February 14, for stories, crafts, and some extra special reading activities. Saturday hours are from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Crafts & Prizes

  Create a special Valentine at any of our locations.
  When you check out one or more items at the Main Library, your name will be entered in a prize drawing.

 

Paws to Read

  In the Main Library Children’s Room, between 10:00 & noon, read to Barney or Amber, trained therapy dogs from Pet Partners. Children can sign-up for a 15-minute time slot and have fun reading with a dog! Parents, this is an excellent opportunity for your children to improve their reading skills and gain self-confidence. There are only 8 slots available, so sign up soon by calling 522-2223! Paws to Read is for children 5 years and older.

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Mr. Pieri Reads Aloud

  Branch Children’s Librarian, Mr. Pieri, will be at the Main Library reading Valentine stories to warm your heart. Mr. Pieri’s interactive stories and music are always a treat! Story times start at 10:30 and 11:30 am.

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