Is your garden overflowing with cherry tomatoes and zucchini; perhaps a plethora of peppers and cucumbers? Or do you come home from the Farmers’ Market loaded with fresh produce and would like to come up with new ways to prepare it? The Elkhart Public Library’s cookbook collection includes many titles with recipes for creating delicious dishes with your organic bounty. Most of these books have been written by chefs or nutritionists who specialize in using fresh, local foodstuffs to prepare their unique, personal cuisine. With their expertise and your produce, you too can create healthy, flavorful fare!
CLEAN FOOD: A SEASONAL GUIDE TO EATING CLOSE TO THE SOURCE by Alice Walters. Rev. ed. Sterling Epicure, c2012. 641.5636 W235r (M, OB)
THE EVERYTHING ORGANIC COOKING FOR BABY & TODDLER BOOK: 300 NATURALLY DELICIOUS RECIPES TO GET YOUR CHILD OFF TO A HEALTHY START by Kym Lutz. Adams Media, c2008. 641.5622 L975 (M)
FARM FRESH FLAVORS: OVER 450 DELICIOUS RECIPES USING LOCAL INGREDIENTS by Randall L. Smith. Betterway Home, c2011. 641.5637 S657 (M)
FARM TO FORK: COOKING LOCAL, COOKING FRESH by Emeril Lagasse. HarperStudio, c2010. 641.5973 L173 (M)
THE FARM TO TABLE COOKBOOK: THE ART OF EATING LOCALLY by Ivy Manning. Sasquatch Books, c2008. 641.563 M283 (M, OB)
THE FOUR SEASON FARM GARDENER’S COOKBOOK: FROM THE GARDEN TO THE TABLE IN 120 RECIPES by Barbara Damrosch. Workman Pub., c2012. 635 D166fo (M)
THE FRESH 20: 20-INGREDIENT MEAL PLANS FOR HEALTH AND HAPPINESS 5 NIGHTS A WEEK by Melissa Lanz. William Morrow, c2013. 641.54 L297 (M)
GREEN & BLACK’S ORGANIC ULTIMATE CHOCOLATE RECIPES: THE NEW COLLECTION. Kyle Books, 2010. 641.6374 G795 (M)
ICE POP JOY: ORGANIC, HEALTHY, FRESH, DELICIOUS by Anni Daulter. Sellers Pub., c2011. 641.863 D239 (M, CB)
IN THE GREEN KITCHEN: TECHNIQUES TO LEARN BY HEART by Alice Waters. Clarkson Potter/Publishers, c2010. 641.563 W329 (M)
IN THE KITCHEN WITH ALAIN PASSARD: INSIDE THE WORLD (AND MIND) OF A MASTER CHEF by Christophe Blain. Chronicle Books, 2013. Graphic Nonfiction 641.5092. B634 (M)
THE LOCAVORE’S KITCHEN: A COOK’S GUIDE TO SEASONAL EATING AND PRESERVING by Marilou K. Suszko. Ohio University Press, c2011. 641.564 S964 (M)
MOOSEWOOD RESTAURANT FAVORITES: THE 250 MOST-REQUESTED NATURALLY DELICIOUS RECIPES FROM ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST-LOVED RESTAURANTS. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2013. 641.5636 M825fa (M, PMB)
ORGANIC AND CHIC: CAKES, COOKIES, AND OTHER SWEETS THAT TASTE AS GOOD AS THEY LOOK by Sarah Magid. William Morrow, c2009. 641.86 M194 (M)
OUTSTANDING IN THE FIELD: A FARM TO TABLE COOKBOOK by Jim Denevan. Clarkson Potter/Publishers, c2008. 641.59794 D392 (M,CB)
RIPE FROM AROUND HERE: A VEGAN GUIDE TO LOCAL AND SUSTAINABLE EATING (NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE) by Jae Steele. Arsenal Pulp Press, c2010. 641.5636 S8137 (M)
SIMPLY ORGANIC: A COOKBOOK FOR SUSTAINABLE, SEASONAL, AND LOCAL INGREDIENTS by Jesse Ziff Cool. Chronicle Books, 2008. 641.563 C774si (M)
SUPER NATURAL EVERY DAY: WELL-LOVED RECIPES FROM MY NATURAL FOODS KITCHEN by Heidi Swanson. Ten Speed Press, c2011. 641.5636 S972su (PMB)
Elkhart Public Library is pleased to introduce our new director, Lisa Guedea Carreño!
Lisa comes to us from Goshen College, where she was the director of the Harold and Wilma Good Library. She lives in Dunlap with her husband, Sonny, and daughter, Genevieve. They have two cats, Sadie and LOBS (named by Genevieve; an acronym for Light Orange Blossom Sunshine). Sonny works at Ludwig Drums by day, and plays drums/percussion in several local bands many nights and weekends.
Born in Chicago, Lisa spent most of her childhood in Denver, and her youth in a small Texas town called Alice, which is where she became friends with Sonny. After high school they went their separate ways but remained friends. They became reacquainted in the ‘90s, and were married in 1998 – 22 years after they met.
Lisa attended Hesston College in Kansas, then Goshen College, and earned her Master of Library Science degree from Simmons College in Boston. She worked as a law firm librarian in New Hampshire and a corporate librarian in Madison, Wisconsin before returning to her undergrad alma mater to serve as Director of the Good Library at Goshen College.
Her hobbies include singing (her undergraduate degree is in vocal music performance), writing, and hosting Noteworthy, a weekly radio show (Saturdays at 5 pm, resuming in September) on the Goshen College Radio station 91.1 The Globe, WGCS.
Lisa is excited about beginning her new adventure as Director of the Elkhart Public Library. In a recent Elkhart Truth interview, she said, “[W]hen I interviewed for the position, it was obvious that the EPL staff members I met are passionate about public service. … Likewise, the Board seems very supportive of the mission and work of the library. This is a great combination of assets that will help the library continue to meet the needs — both current and emerging — of the communities it serves, even in these challenging economic times.”
While staff and Board were sad to say goodbye to retiring Director Deb Stewart, we also look forward to working with Lisa. “We are impressed by what we have seen so far,” said one staff member. “Lisa is very approachable and willing to listen. She also has a great sense of humor.”
Everyone is invited to join us in welcoming our new Director at an open house on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at the Main Library. Drop in any time between 4:00 and 6:00 pm.
Friday, August 22 will be Deb Stewart’s last day as Director of the Elkhart Public Library.
Stewart joined EPL in 2000 as manager of the Osolo Branch, coming to us from the Sturgis District Library in Sturgis, Michigan. She transferred to the Main Library in 2003 when the position of Assistant Director was created. In May, 2010, the EPL Board of Trustees appointed her as Interim Director, and in November of that year, she was named Director.
Speaking for the Board, President Janice Dean said they had been “very happy” with her work during the interim period. They felt that her understanding of the system, staff and issues facing the Library made her the right candidate for the position.
In 2011/2012, faced with a downturn in the economy and budget reductions, it became necessary to improve the efficiency of Library services. Under Stewart’s guidance, the Main Library was renovated and reorganized. Changes included centralized checkout, a separate Public Computer Center, an Information Desk and relocation of all Popular Materials to the main level. The Children’s Room was updated, and a small program room added. Reference materials were moved to the second floor for quieter viewing, and, for the first time in many years, all nonfiction materials are on same level. The result has been a more convenient, comfortable and welcoming environment for our patrons.
In addition to physical improvements to the Main Library, staff benefits were revised, and staff reorganized within new departments. Also under Stewart’s watch, the Pierre Moran Branch was updated, organizationally and technologically, to accommodate its growing usage, and the Library’s social media presence was expanded.
“None of this could have been accomplished,” says Stewart, “without the full cooperation of the staff and Board. They are wonderful, caring people, and a pleasure to work with!”
As much as she has enjoyed her time at EPL, Stewart is also looking forward to retirement. She plans to travel, fish, weave, and spend “lots and lots of time” with her grandchildren.
“We will miss Deb a lot!” said a staff member, “but we wish her a wonderful retirement, and are excited about working with Lisa.”
EPL’s new Director, Lisa Guedea Carreño, started August 11, and takes the reins on Monday, August 25.
We came in third last year. This year we’re aiming for FIRST. Our crew is hard at work constructing a lean, mean rowing machine. Come on out and cheer us on!
What Floats Your (cardboard) Boat Race
Presented by the United Way of Elkhart County • Friday, August 22 • 3:00 pm
LaSalle Bristol Corporate Pond • 601 C.R. 17 • Elkhart
Many thanks to the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library
who, again this year, provided our entry fee for the race!
Watch for updates on the United Way of Elkhart County Facebook page.
We read mostly fiction and genre fiction in July, including quite a few Young Adult (YA) novels. One staffer in Young People’s Services immersed herself in children’s poetry. Enjoy!
ALL FALL DOWN by Jennifer Weiner (FIC; Audio Book; Large Type) • I have seen this book at the top of many “beach reads” lists – as well it should be. It is about a mom who is having trouble balancing her “perfect” life: a handsome husband, an adorable little girl, a job she loves… One day, while waiting in her doctor’s office, she happens upon a magazine quiz about addiction. Too many “yes” answers make her wonder if pills are too important in her life. Vicodin, after all, was prescribed by her own doctor. But that is just the beginning of her addiction. A very enjoyable book. I was sorry it had to end. ~ Debbie, Popular Materials
ALL-NEW X-MEN VOL. 4: ALL-DIFFERENT by Brian Michael Bendis (YA GN)
AMERICANAH by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (FIC)
ARCHETYPE by M.D. Waters (SF)
CYADOR’S HEIRS by L. E. Modesitt (FAN)
ELEGY FOR EDDIE by Jacqueline Winspear (MYS; Audio Book)
I’m reading GOD LESS AMERICA by Todd Starnes (323.442 S795), a book that I requested. The subtitle is REAL STORIES FROM THE FRONT LINES OF THE ATTACK ON TRADITIONAL VALUES. My sister-in-law read it first and told me every Christian should read it. I’m going a step further and saying everyone should read it!
~ Judi, Newspapers & Magazines
HADRIAN, LORD OF HOPE by Grace Burrowes (ROM)
MARS INC. THE BILLIONAIRE’S CLUB by Ben Bova (SF)
THE NIGHT GARDENER: A SCARY STORY by Jonathan Auxier (J FIC)
OTHERWISE ENGAGED by Amanda Quick (ROM)
PLUS ONE by Elizabeth Fama (YA FIC)
RUNNER by Patrick Lee (FIC; Audio eBook; Large Type)
SKIN GAME by Jim Butcher (FAN; Audio Book)
VIXEN IN VELVET by Loretta Chase (PROM)
WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart (YA FIC; YA Audio Book)
WHAT HAPPENS AT CHRISTMAS by Victoria Alexander (ROM; eBook; Audio Book)
WHEN DAY BREAKS by Maya Banks (PROM)
BUGS: POEMS ABOUT CREEPING THINGS by David L. Harrison (J 811.54 H318bu)
DOODLE DANDIES: POEMS THAT TAKE SHAPE by J. Patrick Lewis (J 811.54 L674d)
FREEDOM LIKE SUNLIGHT: PRAISESONGS FOR BLACK AMERICANS by J. Patrick Lewis
(J 811.54 L674fr)
THE GREAT MIGRATION: JOURNEY TO THE NORTH by Eloise Greenfield (811.54 G812g)
THE ICE CREAM STORE: POEMS by Dennis Lee (J 811.54 L477)
THE MOUSE WAS OUT AT RECESS by David Harrison
(J 811.54 H318m)
OLD ELM SPEAKS: TREE POEMS by Kristine O’Connell George
(J 811.54 G348o)
PIECES: A YEAR IN POEMS & QUILTS by Anna Grossnickle Hines
(J 811.54 H662)
POCKETFUL OF POEMS by Nikki Grimes (J 811.54 G862p)
THERE ONCE WAS A VERY ODD SCHOOL AND OTHER LUNCHBOX LIMERICKS by Stephen Krensky (J 811.54 K92)
TOOTS THE CAT by Karla Kuskin (J 811.54 K97to)
VACATION: WE’RE GOING TO THE OCEAN by David L. Harrison (J 811.54 H318v)