by Marsha Eilers
The 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
COMMUNITY 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.
EDIBLE PERENNIAL GARDENING: GROWING SUCCESSFUL POLYCULTURES IN SMALL SPACES by Anni Kelsey. Permanent Publications, 2014.
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 M843
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.
GROUNDBREAKING FOOD GARDENS: 73 PLANS THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU GROW YOUR GARDEN by Niki Jabbour. Storey Pub., c2014.
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
MARKET 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.
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.
START A COMMUNITY FOOD GARDEN: THE ESSENTIAL HANDBOOK by LaManda Joy. Timber Press, 2014. 635 J88
STRAW 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
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.
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.
It 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
THE WITCH’S BOY by Kelly Barnhill (JFIC)
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-13
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.)
The 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
BOUCHON 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
THE 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
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.
MASTERING 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
Valentine’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.
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.