Someone else has done the decorating!
Which one(s) would you like to take home?
Come to the Main Library and feast your eyes on the 28 mini-trees in the atrium,
each decorated by a local group or individual. Please vote or bid in person. Look for the table between the Information and Circulation Desks.
All decorated trees will be sold to the highest bidders, with proceeds going to the
Friends of the Elkhart Public Library. Bid soon! Bid often!
The silent auction closes on December 6!
Prizes will be awarded for:
PEOPLE’S CHOICE (be sure to cast your vote!)
Trees! Trees! Trees! was organized by:
Mini-trees were donated by:
Prizes are provided by:
Thinking of getting a tablet or eReader? Already have one?
If you stop by the Library during our special Tablet Table times, staff members will be on hand to answer questions about your tablet or eReader, and share helpful tips. We will also walk you through accessing audiobooks, eBooks and digital magazines on your device. These are not formal 2-hour classes; just drop in any time during Tablet Table times with your devices and questions.
Tablet Table times and locations:
• Tuesday, Dec. 2 • 11:00 am-1:00 pm • Dunlap
• Tuesday, December 2 • 4:00-6:00 pm • Cleveland
• Wednesday, December 3 • 11:00 am-1:00 pm • Osolo
• Thursday, December 4 • 4:00-6:00 pm • Pierre Moran
• Tuesday, December 9 • 4:00-6:00 pm
• Thursday, December 11 • 4:00-6:00 pm
• Tuesday, December 16 • 4:00-6:00 pm
• Wednesday, December 17 • 11:00 am-1:00 pm
• Thursday, December 18 • 4:00-6:00 pm
• Tuesday, January 6 • 4:00-6:00 pm
• Wednesday, January 7 • 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Shopping for an eReader or tablet?
Tablets vs. eReaders: which is right for you? Here are some links that may help you decide.
OverDrive infographic: Tablets*
OverDrive infographic: eReaders*
Tablet or eReader? 12 questions to help you choose
*These infographics refer to 6 library eBooks; EPL’s limit is 3
Other useful links
Are you familiar with AmazonSmile? When you start your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com, a portion of the proceeds from your eligible purchases goes to support the charitable organization you select from their extensive list.
The Friends of the Elkhart Public Library has been officially approved to receive dollars through AmazonSmile. Please take a moment to sign up for AmazonSmile and consider choosing the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library as the organization to which you wish to direct Amazon’s giving. Every little bit helps!
- Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
- AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same Amazon Prime benefits.
- Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.
- Questions? Learn more about AmazonSmile
- Represent a charitable organization? Visit org.amazon.com
by Marsha Eilers
Roasting is a method of cooking that works by slowly exposing foods to a dry heat. It is typically associated with foods that already have structure, such as meats and vegetables. Baking is also accomplished by use of dry heat (no liquids to convey the heat), but is more often associated with pastries, cakes, pies, etc. — foods that set up when baked. Autumn may bring some cooks, who have been grilling or roasting (rotisseries) outside, indoors to a kitchen warmed by the oven. This month’s cookbooks offer seasonal recipes for roasting and more.
ALL ABOUT ROASTING: A NEW APPROACH TO A CLASSIC ART by Molly Stevens. W.W. Norton, c2011. 641.71 S845
AUTUMN GATHERINGS: CASUAL FOOD TO ENJOY WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS by Rick Rodgers. William Morrow, c2008. 641.564 R69
THE BIG BOOK OF OUTDOOR COOKING AND ENTERTAINING: SPIRITED RECIPES AND EXPERT TIPS FOR BARBECUING, CHARCOAL AND GAS GRILLING, ROTISSERIE ROASTING, SMOKING, DEEP-FRYING, AND MAKING MERRY by Cheryl Alters Jamison. Morrow, 2006. 641.5784 J32b
BRASSICAS: COOKING THE WORLD’S HEALTHIEST VEGETABLES: KALE, CAULIFLOWER, BROCCOLI, BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND MORE by Laura B. Russell. Ten Speed Press, 2014. 641.65 R964
COUNTRY LIVING ONE-DISH COUNTRY SUPPERS: DELICIOUS CASSEROLES, FRITATTAS, ROASTS, AND STEWS. Hearst Books, c2008. 641.538 C855
ESSENTIALS OF ROASTING: RECIPES AND TECHNIQUES FOR DELICIOUS OVEN-COOKED MEALS by Rick Rodgers. Oxmoor House, c2004. 641.71 R691
FROM THE WOOD-FIRED OVEN: NEW AND TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR COOKING AND BAKING WITH FIRE by Richard Miscovich. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2013. 641.815 M678
HIGH HEAT: GRILLING & ROASTING YEAR-ROUND WITH MASTER CHEF WALDY MALOUF by Waldy Malouf. Broadway Books, c2003. 641.5784 M258
HOW TO ROAST A LAMB: NEW GREEK CLASSIC COOKING by Michael Psilakis. Little, Brown and Co., 2009. 641.591822 P974
LOW & SLOW: THE ART AND TECHNIQUE OF BRAISING, BBQ, AND SLOW ROASTING
by Robert Briggs. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. 641.76 B854
THE ONE-DISH CHICKEN COOKBOOK: FEATURING 120 SOUPS, STEWS, CASSEROLES, ROASTS, AND MORE FROM AROUND THE WORLD by Mary Ellen Evans. Broadway Books, 2006. 641.665 E92
PIZZA ON THE GRILL: 100+ FEISTY FIRE-ROASTED RECIPES FOR PIZZA & MORE by Elizabeth Karmel. Expanded ed. The Taunton Press, 2014. 641.8248 K18p
PRESSURE COOKER PERFECTION: 100 FOOLPROOF RECIPES THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU COOK. America’s Test Kitchen, 2013. 641.587 P935
ROAST FIGS, SUGAR SNOW: WINTER FOOD TO WARM THE SOUL by Diana Henry. Octopus Books USA, c2009. 641.564 H521
Free Movies – With Popcorn!
Wednesday, November 5 • 6-8 pm • Main Library
Main Midweek Movie
• Deliver Us from Evil (2014) • R
Friday, November 7 • 2-5 pm • Main Library
Double Feature Friday
• Carrie (1976) • R
• Carrie (2013) • R
Monday, November 17 • 4-6 pm
Fun Family Movie
• Maleficent (2014) • PG
Wednesday November 19 • 6-8 pm • Main Library
Main Midweek Movie
• Jersey Boys (2014) • R
Friday November 21 • 6-8 pm • Pierre Moran Branch
Family Movie Night
• How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) • PG
Wednesday December 3 • 6-8 pm • Main Library
Main Midweek Movie
• 22 Jump Street (2014) • R
Friday December 5 • 2-5 pm • Main Library
Christmas Comedy Double Feature
• Christmas with the Kranks (2004) • R
• National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) • PG-13