by Marsha Eilers
The temperatures outside have fallen. When winter arrives, sometimes the best way to fend off the chill is to serve a hearty bowl of soup. The cookbooks this month supply recipes for old favorites, new tastes, slow cookers and stock pots. Make a beef stew or go vegan. Soups, of all foods, offer some of the broadest choices for ingredients. Warm up your friends and family with a steaming cup of soup.
AN EXALTATION OF SOUPS: THE SOUL-SATISFYING STORY OF SOUP, AS TOLD IN MORE THAN 100 RECIPES by Patricia Solley. Three Rivers Press, c2004. 641.813 S688
KEEP IT SEASONAL: SOUPS, SALADS, AND SANDWICHES by Annie Wayte. William Morrow, c2006. 641.564 W359
LOVE SOUP: 160 ALL-NEW VEGETARIAN RECIPES by Anna Thomas. W. W. Norton & Co., c2009. 641.5636 T454
MASTERING SOUPS & STEWS by Marie Simmons. Free Press, c2005. 641.813 S592
PERFECT ONE-DISH DINNERS: ALL YOU NEED FOR EASY GET-TOGETHERS by Pam Anderson . Mifflin Harcourt, 2010. 641.82 A548
1,001 DELICIOUS SOUPS & STEWS. 3rd ed. Surrey Books, c2007. 641.813 O58
SOUP by Anne-Catherine Bley. Whitecap, 2006. 641.813 B6479
SOUP & STEW by Diane Rossen Worthington. Simon & Schuster Source, c2004. 641.813 W933
THE SOUP BIBLE: ALL THE SOUPS YOU WILL EVER NEED IN ONE INSPIRATIONAL COLLECTION. Fall River Press, 2005. 641.813 S724
SOUP, GLORIOUS SOUP by Annie Bell . Distributed by National Book Network, c2010. 641.813 B433
SOUP!: HOT AND COLD RECIPES FOR ALL SEASONS by Pippa Cuthbert. Good Books, c2006. 641.813 C988
THE SOUPMAKER’S KITCHEN: HOW TO SAVE YOUR SCRAPS, PREPARE A STOCK, AND CRAFT THE PERFECT POT OF SOUP by Aliza Green. Quarry Books, 2013. 641.813 G795
TASTE OF HOME CASSEROLES, SLOW COOKER, & SOUPS. Taste of Home Books, c2008. 641.821 T215h
300 SENSATIONAL SOUPS by Carla Snyder. R. Rose, c2008. 641.813 S675
VEGAN SOUPS AND HEARTY STEWS FOR ALL SEASONS by Nava Atlas. Broadway Books, c2009. 641.5636 A881vso
VEGETABLE SOUPS FROM DEBORAH MADISON’S KITCHEN by Deborah Madison. Broadway Books, c2006. 641.813 M182
WEIGHT WATCHERS ONE POT COOKBOOK.Wiley, c2012. 641.82 W419
As the days grow shorter and the snow begins to fly, what could be more pleasant than curling up with a warm beverage and a good book? Here are the books we are settling in with this month.
BECKMAN, Grace Burrowes (ROM)
BREAKING SILENCE, Linda Castillo (MYS)
CHRISTMAS IS NOT YOUR BIRTHDAY: EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF LIVING AND GIVING LIKE JESUS, Mike Slaughter (248.4 S631)
THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS, W. Bruce Cameron (FIC)
ELEANOR AND PARK, Rainbow Rowell (YA FIC)
FANGIRL, Rainbow Rowell (YA FIC)
FOR THE LOVE OF MAGIC, Janet Chapman (PROM)
GABRIEL, Grace Burrowes (ROM)
GOLIATH STONE, Larry Niven (SF)
GREAT BALLS OF CHEESE, Michelle Buffardi (641.373 B929)
I have now made three recipes from the cheese ball book and have received rave reviews. ~Cheryl, Young People’s Services
HUNTED, Kevin Hearne (PFAN)
LADY JENNY’S CHRISTMAS PORTRAIT, Grace Burrowes (ROM)
THE NIGHT CIRCUS, Erin Morgenstern (SF)
Mesmerizing! I can’t wait to see how it all comes together. ~Moxie, Computer Services
ON THIS ROCKNE, Ralph McInerny (MYS)
PRIMATES: THE FEARLESS SCIENCE OF JANE GOODALL, DIAN FOSSEY AND BIRUTE GALDIKAS, Jim Ottaviani & Maris Wicks (599.8 O89)
RUBY RED, Kerstin Gier (YA CD FIC)
STEEL HEART, Brandon Sanderson (YA FIC)
STYXX, Sherrilyn Kenyon (ROM)
SCREAMING STAIRCASE, Jonathan Stroud (YA FIC)
SURE SIGNS OF CRAZY, Karen Harrington (JUV FIC)
TALES FROM GRACE CHAPEL INN is an Inspirational Fiction series by various authors. The setting is a bed and breakfast run by 3 sisters. I have found these to be very enjoyable. While they do not have to be read in order, it is helpful to read BACK HOME AGAIN by Melody Carlson first, as it sets the scene for the rest of the series. ~April, Circulation Services
THE THING ABOUT LUCK, Cynthia Kadahota (JUV FIC)
THREE LITTLE WORDS, Susan Mallery (ROM)
VISIONS IN DEATH, Robb, J.D. (MYS)
TWO OF A KIND, Susan Mallery (ROM)
WINS, LOSSES, AND LESSONS: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, Lou Holtz (796.332092 H758)
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During December and part of January, we will have an OverDrive® Assistance table at the Main Library near the entrance. Library staff members will be on hand to help you get started, answer questions and share helpful tips. Join us on the following days from 4-6 pm:
- Monday, December 9
- Tuesday, December 10
- Wednesday, December 11
- Monday, December 16
- Monday, December 30
- Monday, January 6
- Tuesday January 7
- Monday, January 13
- Tuesday, January 14
Note: Two more January sessions have been added:
- Thursday, January 30, 12:00-2:00 pm
- Friday, January 31, 12:00-2:00 pm
Shopping for an eReader or tablet?
We have updated last year’s eReader Shopping Tips blog. It is loaded with information, including a “how-to” guide for choosing the right device for your needs, and links to trusted websites that offer comparisons, reviews, recommendations and specific product information.
The Elkhart Public Library & Heart City Health Center team up to help consumers with the Marketplace! Join us for informational sessions in the Computer Training Center at the Main Library :
- Wednesday, December 4, 11:00 a.m.
- Wednesday, December 11, 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 18, 12:00 noon
These will be 1.5 hour sessions with plenty of time for Q & A.
Need an individual appointment or help enrolling in Medicaid/Marketplace?
Call Heart City Health Center at 584-7362 OR Hablamos Espanol 293-0052
BE CAREFUL OF FRAUD:
- LOOK for official seals, logos, and navigator assister certifications
- You should NOT be charged a fee for assistance with enrolling
- KEEP your personal health info private and safe
- If you have Medicare, it’s AGAINST THE LAW for someone to sell you a plan
Winterfest Activities at the Main Library
- Saturday, December 7, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- Visit the Children’s Room to decorate a beautiful paper wreath using old CDs
- Saturday, December 7, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Free popcorn, served by the folks in Popular Materials
- Saturday, December 7, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
- The Downtown Elkhart Winterfest Light Parade. This year’s theme is “Starry Night.” Enjoy the parade and watch for our float.
- Monday, December 9, 6:00 p.m.
- Fun Family Movie starring Tim Allen as a man who inadvertently kills Santa and is magically recruited to take his place. Rated PG
- Thursday, December 12 at noon
- Golden Beats will perform in the atrium
For a complete list of Elkhart’s Winterfest events go to santaspantry.org/winterfest2013.pdf
Winterfest is a unified collaboration between the Elkhart City Parks Dept, Santa’s Pantry – Pay It Forward, City of Elkhart, Elkhart Fire Dept., Elkhart Public Library and Woodlawn Nature Center, and co-sponsored by the City of Elkhart.