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Cookbook Corner: Apple Time

Administrator : September 30, 2014 1:10 pm : Elkhart Public Library

CookbookNew600-ContrastLocal orchards are loaded with fresh fruit, ready to be picked and purchased. Apple festivals and county fairs celebrate this healthy, versatile fruit, delicious by itself; delicious in recipes. The titles this month include how to select fresh fruit at the grocery store and farmers’ market, how to grow apples yourself, and how to prepare and preserve them in a wide variety of recipes. From the traditional apple pie to apple butter; from applesauce to apple cider, apples satisfy in so many ways.

APPLE VARIETIES

APPLES OF NORTH AMERICA: 192 EXCEPTIONAL VARIETIES FOR GARDENERS, GROWERS, AND COOKS by Tom Burford.  634.11 B953

APPLES OF UNCOMMON CHARACTER: 123 HEIRLOOMS, MODERN CLASSICS, & LITTLE-KNOWN WONDERS by Rowan Jacobsen.  634.11 J17

APPLE PIE

APPLE PIE: AN AMERICAN STORY by John T. Edge.  641.8652 E23

APPLE PIE PERFECT: 100 DELICIOUS AND DECIDEDLY DIFFERENT RECIPES FOR AMERICA’S FAVORITE PIE by Ken Haedrich.  641.8652 H133

MINI PIES: ADORABLY DELICIOUS RECIPES FOR YOUR FAVORITE TREATS by Christy Beaver.  641.8652 B386

PERFECT PIES & MORE: ALL NEW PIES, COOKIES, BARS, AND CAKES FROM AMERICA’S PIE-BAKING CHAMPION by Michele Stuart.  641.8652 S932

PIES AND TARTS: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY FAVORITES FROM THE WORLD’S PREMIER CULINARY COLLEGE by Kristina Petersen Migoya.  641.8652 M636

PIES: SWEET AND SAVORY by Caroline Bretherton.  641.8652 B844

A YEAR OF PIES: A SEASONAL TOUR OF HOME BAKED PIES by Ashley English.  641.8652 E58

CIDER & MORE

DRINK THE HARVEST: MAKING AND PRESERVING JUICES, WINES, MEADS, TEAS, AND CIDERS by Nan K. Chase.  641.87 C487

THE NEW BOOK OF APPLES by Joan Morgan.  634.11 M848

THE NEW CIDER MAKER’S HANDBOOK: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR CRAFT PRODUCERS by Claude Jolicoeur.  663.63 J75

THE EVERYTHING HARD CIDER BOOK: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MAKING HARD CIDER AT HOME by Drew Beechum.  641.87 B414

GROW YOUR OWN

THE APPLE GROWER: A GUIDE FOR THE ORGANIC ORCHARDIST by Michael Phillips. 634.1184 P562

FRUIT TREES IN SMALL SPACES: ABUNDANT HARVESTS FROM YOUR OWN BACKYARD by Colby Eierman.  634 E34

STOREY’S GUIDE TO GROWING ORGANIC ORCHARD FRUITS: MARKET OR HOME PRODUCTION, SITE & CROP SELECTION, PLANTING, CARE & HARVESTING, BUSINESS BASICS by Danny L Barney.  634.0484 B261

OTHER DESSERTS

PROFESSIONAL BAKING by Wayne Gisslen.  641.815 G535

RUSTIC FRUIT DESSERTS: CRUMBLES, BUCKLES, COBBLERS, PANDOWDIES, AND MORE by Cory Schreiber.  641.86 S378

SWEET CRAVINGS: 50 SEDUCTIVE DESSERTS FOR A GLUTEN-FREE LIFESTYLE by Kyra Bussanich.  641.86 B981

TREASURED AMISH & MENNONITE RECIPES.  641.566 T784

PICK YOUR APPLE

FRUIT, THE RIPE PICK: FRUIT SELECTION MADE EASY! by T. M. Gorman.  641.34 G671

HOW TO PICK A PEACH: THE SEARCH FOR FLAVOR FROM FARM TO TABLE by Russ Parsons.  641.35 P269

SAVE THE FLAVOR FOR LATER

THE ART OF PRESERVING by Lisa Atwood.  641.4 A887

FIX, FREEZE, FEAST: PREPARE IN BULK AND ENJOY BY THE SERVING: MORE THAN 125 RECIPES by Kati Neville.  641.555 N524

PUT ‘EM UP! FRUIT: A PRESERVING GUIDE & COOKBOOK: CREATIVE WAYS TO PUT ‘EM UP, TASTY WAYS TO USE ‘EM UP by Sherri Brooks Vinton.  641.4 V794p

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Now Showing! October Movies @ EPL

Administrator : September 30, 2014 1:04 pm : Elkhart Public Library

Free movies — with popcorn!

Friday, October 3 • 2-6 pm • Main Library
Double Feature Friday Haunted house
Amityville Horror (1979) • R
Amityville Horror (2005) • R

Wednesday, October 8 • 6pm • Main Library
Main Midweek Movie
Godzilla (2014) PG-13

Monday, October 20 • 4:00 pm• Main Library
Fun Family Movie

• Toy Story of Terror (and other Toy Story toons)

Wednesday, October 22 • 6pm • Main Library
Main Midweek Movie

Neighbors (2014) • R

Friday, October 24 • 6-8 pm • Pierre Moran Branch
Goosebumps Halloween Marathon

Friday, October 31 • All day • Main Library
Stephen King Halloween Miniseries Marathon

• 9 am – 12:30 pm Stephen King’s It (1990)
• 2-5 pm Salem’s Lot (2004 miniseries)

 

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EPL Staff Reads: August/September 2014

Administrator : September 26, 2014 4:18 pm : Elkhart Public Library

The Books We are Reading and Listening to

As late summer eased into fall, Elkhart Public Library staff members were enjoying an eclectic selection of books and audiobooks.

I recently finished THE GIVER series by Lois Lowry and the UNWIND trilogy by Neal Shusterman. Both are YA dystopian series with very good plotlines. If you liked THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins or DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth, you might want to give them a try. ~Sue, Dunlap Branch

Staff Reads-300-Graphic OnlyBURNING MAN: ART ON FIRE by Jennifer Raiser
(700.979354 R159)

CARSICK  by John Waters
(791.430233 W329c)

CLOSE YOUR EYES, HOLD HANDS by Chris Bohjalian
(FIC; Audiobook; Large Print)

CONCEALED IN DEATH by J. D. Robb
(MYS; Audiobook; Large Print)

THE CROSSOVER by Kwame Alexander (JF)

A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, by George R.R. Martin (FAN; Audiobook; eBook)

DANNY CLINCH: STILL MOVING by Danny Clinch (779.978092 C641)

DEADLOCK by Sara Paretsky (MYS; Large Print)

DEATH OF INNOCENCEDeath of innocence by Mamie Till-Mobley (364.134 T574) • I had heard about the murder of Emmett Till, but didn’t know all the details. This is a story of a mother’s love for her only child and their amazing relationship. It is a chilling account of the murder of an innocent boy who had gone down south to visit relatives for a few weeks and never came back. Mamie made sure that her son’s murder was not swept under the rug, as so many others of this type had been. Mamie rose from the devastation of loss to become an educator, encouraging youth to be all they could be, and a positive voice for African Americans. ~Erika, Newspapers & Magazines

ELEPHANT COMPANY : THE INSPIRING STORY OF AN UNLIKELY HERO AND THE ANIMALS WHO HELPED HIM SAVE LIVES IN WORLD WAR II
by Vicki Constantine Croke (940.54259 C943)

THE EQUALIZER, by Michael Sloan (FIC, Audiobook)

FALLING UPWARD: A SPIRITUALITY FOR THE TWO HALVES OF LIFE by Richard Rohr (248.4 R739)

Girl with all the GiftsFRIENDSHIP by Emily Gould (FIC)

THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS by M.R. Carey (FIC)

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN by J. K. Rowling(FAN/YF/JF; Audiobook; Large Print; eBook; J-Spanish)

HYPERBOLE AND A HALF: UNFORTUNATE SITUATIONS, FLAWED COPING MECHANISMS, MAYHEM, AND OTHER THINGS THAT HAPPENED by Allie Brosh (792.7028 B874)

LABOR DAY by Joyce Maynard (FIC)

INDEMNITY ONLY by Sara Paretsky (MYS)

K IS FOR KILLER by Sue Grafton (MYS; Audiobook; Large Print)

THE MAGICIAN’S LANDMagicians land by Lev Grossman (FIC; Audiobook) • This is the conclusion to one of my favorite trilogies (THE MAGICIANS) and just as good as the first two. It’s like Harry Potter for grown-ups. I recommend the audiobook. The narrator is fantastic. ~Allison, Children’s Librarian

MARY: THE SUMMONING by Hillary Monahan (YF)

NURTURE SHOCK:  NEW THINKING ABOUT CHILDREN by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman (305.231 B869)

THE SECRET PLACE by Tana French (MYS; Audiobook)

THE STORY OF THE HUMAN BODY: EVOLUTION, HEALTH, AND DISEASE by Daniel E. Lieberman (612 L716)

SYCAMORE ROW by John Grisham (FIC; Audiobook; Large Print; eBook; Audio eBook)

THANKLESS IN DEATH by J. D. Robb (MYS; Audiobook; Large Print; eBook)

VICIOUS by V.E. Schwab (HOR)

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Friends of EPL Fall Book Sale

Administrator : September 19, 2014 12:22 pm : Elkhart Public Library, Home Feature

SL-Friends-02Open to Friends of EPL:

Thursday, October 9, 2014
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
(membership may be purchased at the sale)

Open to the public:

Friday, October 10, 2014
9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday, October 11, 2014
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

All items will be priced from $0.10 – $1.00

The sale will be held at the
Main Library  • 300 S. Second St. • Elkhart, IN

Opportunities to speak with members of the organization and/or join the group will be available throughout the sale.

The Friends are looking for volunteers to help with book sale promotion, set-up and take-down, planning of programs and marketing of the Friends organization. Anyone interested is invited to contact the group via email: FriendsofEPL@aol.com.

 Be a Friend

The Friends the Elkhart Public Library is a group of generous volunteers who raise funds to provide the Library with resources that would not otherwise be affordable with our limited budget. Among their contributions are programming, equipment, support for children’s Summer Reading, and special events throughout the year. We appreciate our Friends, and thank them for all they do to enhance the Library experience in our community!

friend your library-400Would you like to be a part of this? An annual membership can be purchased for as little as $10.00 a year ($5.00 for seniors and students).
Pick up a membership application at EPL, or download a printable form:

Friends of the Elkhart Public Library Membership Application

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Homework Help

Administrator : September 19, 2014 12:21 pm : Elkhart Public Library, Home Feature, Kids, Teens

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Homework Assistance at All EPL Locations

Homework Assistance is available to all students from Kindergarten through 12th grade. National Honor Society students from Elkhart Central and Memorial High Schools will be on hand to help in many different subjects, and on a first come, first served basis.

Students should bring their assignments, as well as needed materials and supplies.

Times and Locations:

Homework Assistance is offered from September through early May. For more information, feel free to give us a call.

EPL Links and Online Resources

  • Kid Links
    • Go to myEPL.org/kids
    • Hover your cursor over Research & Homework on the purple bar
    • Select Links from the drop-down menu
  •  Teen Links
    • Go to myEPL.org/teen
    • Hover your cursor over Research & Homework on the blue bar
    • Select Links from the drop-down menu
    • OR select from the quick links list on the right side of the page
  • Online Resources (EPL cardholders)

For more information, or assistance in using the EPL website, call 522-KNOW (522-5669)

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