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.
Wow! Have we been reading! Here are some of the books EPL staff members were reading and listening to in January. There were so many, we saved quite a few for next month’s post.
AFTER I’M GONE by Laura Lippman (MYS, Audiobook) • A well-written mystery which occasionally bogged down in relationship details ~Jane, Administration
THE BIG 5-OH! by Sandra Bricker (IF)
THE BOY KINGS OF TEXAS: A MEMOIR by Domingo Martinez (070.92 M385)
A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS by Marlon James (FIC)
CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT? by Roz Chast
(GNF 741.56973 C489c, eBook)
CHARLIE CHAPLIN: A BRIEF LIFE by Peter Ackroyd (Biography, Audiobook)
THE CHURCH OF MERCY: A VISION FOR THE CHURCH by Pope Francis (282 F818, Spanish Language)
DEATH BENEFITS by Thomas Perry (FIC)
ELEKTRA Vol. 1: BLOODLINES by W. Haden Blackman (GN)
FROGGY GETS DRESSED by Jonathan London (JE, JE Spanish)
HERITAGE OF CYADOR by L.E. Modesitt (FAN)
HIS MAJESTY’S HOPE by Susan Elia McNeal (MYS)
THE IMPOSSIBLE KNIFE OF MEMORY (YF) by Laurie Halse Anderson
A LONG WAY HOME: A MEMOIR by Saroo Brierly (362.734 B853, Audiobook)
LOOSE LIPS by Claire Berlinski (FIC)
THE LOVE BUNGLERS Jaime Hernandez (FIC)
M IS FOR MALICE by Sue Grafton (MYS, Audiobook, Large Print)
MOTH AND SPARK by Anne Leonard (FAN)
MY BELOVED WORLD by Sonia Sotomayor (347.732634 S718, eBook, Audiobook, Large Print, Spanish Language)
N IS FOR NOOSE by Sue Grafton (MYS, Audiobook, Large Print)
NOBODY’S SON: NOTES FROM AN AMERICAN LIFE by Luis Urrea (818.5409 U81)
OLIVIA JOULES AND THE OVERACTIVE IMAGINATION by Helen Fielding
(FIC, Large Print)
ON THE BANKS OF PLUM CREEK by Laura Ingalls Wilder (JFIC,
J Audiobook, Spanish Language) • I decided to re-read the series with the release of PIONEER GIRL. It’s just as lovely as it was when I was a little girl! ~Jill, Circulation
PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE: ONE MAN’S FUNDAMENTALS FOR DELICIOUS LIVING by Nick Offerman (791.45028 O32) • The language is rather profane but the life lessons are right on. ~Deb, Dunlap
THE PORT CHICAGO 50: DISASTER, MUTINY, AND THE FIGHT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS
by Steve Sheinkin (940.5453 S543)
QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN’T STOP TALKING
by Susan Cain (155.232 C135, Audiobook)
THE REVOLUTION OF EVELYN SERRANO by Sonia Manzano (JFIC)
SAINT ODD by Dean Koontz (HOR, Audiobook)
SOMEWHERE SAFE WITH SOMEBODY GOOD by Jan Karon (FIC, eBook, Audiobook, Large Print) • Another book from her MITFORD YEARS series. It’s just lovely; I love Father Tim’s prayers. ~Judi, Newspapers & Magazines
THE STORY OF OWEN: DRAGON SLAYER OF TRONDHEIM by E. K. Johnston (JFIC)
A STRING OF BEADS by Thomas Perry (MYS) • Jane Whitefield undertakes a dangerous mission for the Seneca people in the latest breakneck thriller of this bestselling series. Jane takes care of people in trouble by “hiding” them with new identities. A very enjoyable series. ~Debbie, Popular Materials
SYLO by D. J. Machale (YF)
THIRD TARGET by Joel C. Rosenberg (IF, Audiobook)
THIS ONE SUMMER by Mariko Tamaki (YGN)
TOWNIE: A MEMOIR by Andre Dubus (813.54 D8212, Audiobook, Audio eBook)
UNBROKEN: AN OLYMPIAN’S JOURNEY FROM AIRMAN TO CASTAWAY TO CAPTIVE by Laura Hillenbrand (940.547252 H651ad, Audiobook) • The amazing story of Louis Zamperini. His survival during World War II was nothing short of miraculous. Many of his experiences are difficult to read about, let alone comprehend. This book gave me a MUCH greater appreciation for all veterans who have served (and continue to serve) our country. ~Erika, Newspapers & Magazines
WEST OF THE MOON by Margi Preus (JFIC)
WILD: FROM LOST TO FOUND ON THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL by Cheryl Strayed
(813.6 S913, eBook, Audiobook, Audio eBook, Large Print)
WOOL by Hugh Howey (SF, Audiobook)
YAQUI DELGADO WANTS TO KICK YOUR ASS by Meg Medina (YFIC)
YES PLEASE by Amy Poehler (792.7028 P743, eBook, Audiobook) • Amy reads her own memoir in audiobook form. Listen to this one!) ~Jane, Administration
THE YOUNG ELITES by Marie Lu (YFIC, eBook)
In 1976, President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized February as Black History Month, a time for the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” It is also known as National African-American History month.
Dunlap “Black History Read”
The Dunlap Branch will offer children and teens a small prize for every Black History book read in February — fiction or nonfiction. Each book you read will also earn an entry for the grand prize drawing to be held the first week in March. (It counts if a parent or caregiver reads a book to you.)
For your convenience, several of our locations have Black History materials on display, or in a special area for easy access.
For a fascinating browsing experience, explore Elkhart Public Library Black History Links, a comprehensive collection of links to history, biographies, images, art, and a wide range of African American accomplishments and contributions to American culture.
- Goodreads: Popular Black History Books
- PBS Parents: Books that Bring the Black Experience to Life
- YALSA Hub (for teens): Reading Black History Month in a Different Way