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Cookbook Corner: Quick & Easy Does It

Administrator : August 26, 2015 9:56 am : Elkhart Public Library

 

COOKBOOK CORNER: QUICK & EASY DOES IT

by Marsha Eilers

CookBookNewer600Summer is evaporating with the heat of August and early September. If the months just sped by, fall will seem even busier. Time again to search out the easiest and quickest meals to share with family and friends before everyone rushes off to practice, or lessons, or club meetings. It has been over five years since Cookbook Corner highlighted quick and easy cooking, so here are some of the newer titles at the Main Library and branches. 

BAKELESS SWEETS: PUDDING, PANNA COTTA, FLUFF, ICEBOX CAKE, AND MORE NO-BAKE DESSERTS by Faith Durand.  Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2013. 641.86 D948

BETTY CROCKER QUICK & EASY: 30 MINUTES OR LESS TO DINNER by Betty Crocker.  Wiley, c2012. 641.555 C938qu

z chefsCHEFS’ EASY WEEKNIGHT DINNERS: 100 FAST & DELICIOUS RECIPES FROM STAR CHEFS.  Food & Wine, Time Inc. Affluent Media Group, 2014. 641.555 C515

COME HOME TO SUPPER: OVER 200 SATISFYING CASSEROLES, SKILLETS, AND SIDES (DESSERTS, TOO!) TO FEED YOUR FAMILY WITH LOVE by Christy Jordan.  Workman Publishing, 2013. 641.54 J82

THE DINNERTIME SURVIVAL COOKBOOK: DELICIOUS, INSPIRING MEALS FOR BUSY FAMILIES by Debra Ponzek.  Running Press, c2013. 641.555 P819

EASY GOURMET: AWESOME RECIPES ANYONE CAN COOK by Stephanie Le.
Page Street Publishing Co., 2014. 641.512 L433

z fineFINE COOKING MAKE IT TONIGHT: 150 QUICK & DELICIOUS WEEKNIGHT MEALS.  Taunton Press, c2012. 641.555 F495

THE FRESH 20: 20-INGREDIENT MEAL PLANS FOR HEALTH AND HAPPINESS 5 NIGHTS A WEEK by Melissa Lanz.
William Morrow, c2013. 641.54 L297

GREAT EASY MEALS: 250 FUN & FAST RECIPES.  Hyperion, c2011. 641.555 G786

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING FAST WEEKNIGHT FAVORITES!: SIMPLY DELICIOUS MEALS IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS.  Hearst Books, c2011. 641.555 G646hf

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING WEEKNIGHT EASY: 185 REALLY QUICK, SIMPLY DELICIOUS RECIPES.  Hearst Books, 2014. 641.555 G646hw

z howHOW TO COOK EVERYTHING FAST: A BETTER WAY TO COOK GREAT FOOD by Mark Bittman.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. 641.555 B624h

JAMIE OLIVER’S MEALS IN MINUTES by Jamie Oliver.  Hyperion, c2011. 641.555 O48

MICHAEL SYMON’S 5 IN 5: 5 FRESH INGREDIENTS
+ 5 MINUTES = 120 FANTASTIC DINNERS
 
by Symon.
Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2013. 641.555 S988

THE NO TIME TO COOK! BOOK: 100 MODERN, SIMPLE RECIPES IN 20 MINUTES OR LESS by Elena Rosemond-Hoerr.  DK Publishing, 2015. 641.555 R812

QUICK & EASY COMFORT COOKBOOK: MORE THAN 150 MOUTHWATERING RECIPES by Art Ginsburg.  Cogin, Inc., c2011. 641.555 G493q

z robinROBIN TAKES 5: 500 RECIPES, 5 INGREDIENTS OR LESS, 500 CALORIES OR LESS, 5 NIGHTS PER WEEK, 5:00 PM
by Robin Miller.  Andrews McMeel, c2011. 641.555 M649rt

SINFUL SWEETS & TASTY TREATS: MORE THAN 150 DESSERTS SURE TO SATISFY YOUR SWEET TOOTH.  Cogin, Inc., 2013. 641.86 S616

SOUTHERN LIVING WHAT’S FOR SUPPER SIX O’CLOCK SOLUTIONS: 30 MINUTE MEAL PLANS FOR DELICIOUS WEEKNIGHT MEALS.  Oxmoor House, c2013. 641.555 S727Lw

THE TASTE OF HOME COOKBOOK: BEST-LOVED RECIPES FROM HOME COOKS LIKE YOU.  Reader’s Digest, RDA Enthusiast Brands, 2014. 641.555 T215

z weeknightWEEKNIGHT WONDERS: DELICIOUS, HEALTHY DISHES IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS by Ellie Krieger.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. 641.555 K92

WEIGHT WATCHERS COOK IT FAST: 250 RECIPES IN 15, 20, 30 MINUTES.  St. Martin’s Griffin, 2014. 641.5635 W41c

WOMAN’S DAY EASY EVERYDAY DINNERS: GO-TO FAMILY RECIPES FOR EACH NIGHT OF THE WEEK.  Hearst Books, 2013. 641.555 W872

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Live Raptor Experience @ EPL

Administrator : August 25, 2015 5:32 pm : Elkhart Public Library, Home Feature

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Saturday, September 19 • 11:00 am

You are invited to a presentation by the Lake Milton Raptor Education Center at the EPL Main Library. Experience an up-close learning adventure featuring live birds of prey, including a bald eagle, a golden eagle, owls, and possibly more. Our speaker will teach us about the characteristics and habits of these majestic raptors, Great Horned Owl fledgling perched in treeand their relationship to the world around them.

All ages are welcome. Entry is free. Space is limited.

The Lake Milton Raptor Education Center is a non-profit organization that provides a permanent home for non-releasable wild birds of prey. The Center’s mission is that, through education and understanding, humans can live alongside these birds in harmony.

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INSPIRE: Explore, Discover, Learn!

Administrator : August 25, 2015 5:31 pm : Elkhart Public Library, Home Feature

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Students, writers, researchers, lovers of learning, armchair browsers …

What do you want to know? Start your search on INSPIRE, Indiana’s Virtual Online Library. INSPIRE is a comprehensive collection of databases and information resources, free to all Indiana residents with Internet access. (All locations of the Elkhart Public Library have public computers with Internet access, as well as WiFi connections.)

INSPIRE includes full-text magazine and journal articles, websites, images, almanacs, full-text historic newspapers, library catalogs, and much more.

To access INSPIRE through the Elkhart Public Library website:

  • Go to myepl.org/info247
  • Select + INSPIRE Indiana’s Virtual Library
  • Click or tap Inspire or [Access from Home]
  • Begin exploring!

You can do a basic keyword search, an advanced search, or view all databases alphabetically (Databases A-Z) or grouped by subject (Databases by Subject).

Subject headings:

  • BiographiesKnowledge on Multicolor Puzzle.
  • Business
  • Careers
  • Do-It-Yourself
  • Education
  • Government and Military
  • Health and Medicine
  • Literature
  • Newspapers
  • Science and Technology
  • Student Search K-6
  • Student Search 6-12

If you are interested in genealogy, local history and/or Indiana’s 2016 Bicentennial check out Indiana Memory and  Hoosier State Chronicles on the INSPIRE home page.

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Homework, health, hobbies, history, home improvement, music, art, technology, career, business, environment, entertainment …? What do you want to learn? Discover it on INSPIRE!

INSPIRE is a service of the Indiana State Library, and supported by the Indiana General General Assembly and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Photo credits
SL-Inspire photo credits

  1. Three Musicians – Tomb of Nakht, Thebes; Public Domain
  2. Natural History Museum by Michael D Beckwith; Wickimedia Commons
  3. Wylie Gustafson,”Yahoo!” Yodeler by Bill Watts; Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0
  4. Kheel Center ILGWU Local 91 class –Unknown; Creative Commons License 2.0
  5. Solar system scale-2 via NASA; Public Domain
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Computer Classes September/October 2015

Administrator : August 25, 2015 12:18 pm : Elkhart Public Library

Our fall schedule includes One-on-One and Tablet Training sessions, as well as classes on Windows 7, email, MS Word, and MS Excel. Reserve your spot by contacting the Main Library Public Computer Center at (574) 294-2847.

COMPUTER ONE-ON-ONE

computer keyboard help buttonWhat do you want to learn? Saving files? Cut and paste? Email attachments? Library resources? eBooks? Something else? Bring your questions, along with your laptop, tablet, smartphone, or eReader, for 30 minutes of individual training just for you! No mobile device? No problem; we will use a Library computer. Start your list of questions now!

Computer One-on-One
Thursday, September 10  • 9:30-11:30 am
Monday, September 21 • 5:30-7:30 pm
Monday, October 5 • 5:30-7:30 pm
Thursday, October 15 • 2:30-4:30 pm

 

TABLET TRAINING

Do you have a tablet or an eReader and need some pointers on using it? We can help! Bring your tablet and your questions for a 30-minute individual session. We will work with you to help you better understand your device and how to use it for accessing eBooks and other Library resources.

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Tablet Training
Tuesday, September 15 • 9:30-11:30 am
Tuesday, October 13 • 9:30-11:30 am

 

WINDOWS 7 BASICS

Explore the Windows 7 desktop. Learn how to open, close, minimize, and resize windows; start and close programs; and save, rename, copy, and move files. You must know how to use a mouse to register for this class.

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Monday, September 14 • 6:30-7:45 pm

 

EMAIL BASICS

Learn how to open and read email, compose new messages, reply to and forward messages, open and add attachments, delete unwanted email, and navigate mailbox folders. You must have an active email account and know the password to register for this class. If you do not have an email account, come 30 minutes before class is scheduled so someone can assist you with setting one up.

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Monday, September 28 • 6:30-7:45 pm

 

BASIC MICROSOFT WORD 2010

Learn to open, close, save, print, and create new documents, set margins, and use help files. Editing tips include line spacing, justifying text, changing font style, size, and color as well as using bold, italics, and underlining. You must know how to use a mouse to register for this class.

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Monday, October 12 • 6:30-7:45 pm

 

BASIC MICROSOFT EXCEL 2010

Learn to work with spreadsheets and worksheets; rows, columns, and cells; change the style, size, and color of fonts; justify text; cut, copy, and paste; format numbers as percentages, currency, etc.; and sort data. You must know how to use a mouse to register for this class.

Computer-mouse-blueBasic Microsoft Excel 2010
Monday, October 19 • 6:30-7:45

 

INTERMEDIATE MICROSOFT EXCEL 2010

When you have completed Basic Microsoft Excel 2010, sign up for this class to learn about charts and worksheet references; COUNT(), MIN(), MAX() and AVERAGE() aggregate functions; importing/exporting delimited files, etc.

Computer-mouse-blueIntermediate Microsoft Excel 2010
Monday, October 26 • 6:30-7:45

 

Registration is required for all computer classes.
Sign up by contacting the Main Library Public Computer Center at (574) 294-2847.

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Now Showing: Movies @ EPL September/October 2015

Administrator : August 24, 2015 10:21 am : Elkhart Public Library

Take a break from your busy schedule to enjoy some fresh popcorn
and a movie at the Main Library.

Main Midweek Movie

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Wednesday, September 9 • 6:00 pm

FURIOUS 7 (PG-13)
Wednesday, September 23 • 6:00 pm

THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (PG-13)
Wednesday, October 7 • 6:00 pm

SAN ANDREAS (PG-13)
Wednesday, October 21 • 6:00 pm

 

Fun Family Movie

STRANGE MAGICMovie-family (PG)
Wednesday, September 2 • 4:45 pm

CINDERELLA (2015) (PG)
Wednesday, September 30 • 4:45 pm

To be announced*
Monday, October 12 • 4:45 pm

To be announced*
Wednesday, October 28 • 4:45 pm

*October’s Fun Family Movie titles will be posted above when they become available.

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