In the middle of the winter what could be more comforting than fresh baked bread and a pot of homemade soup? If you think you have no time for baking, check out the library’s newest addition to the baking section, The New Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day.
With recipes for classic artisan loaves, sandwich breads, pastries and even gluten free breads you’ll find a bread for every occasion, and they really do only take 5 minutes to prep! Find it on the shelf at 641.815 HER.
For more traditional artisan bread recipes take a look at The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, by Peter Reinhart, and
The Bread Builders: Hearth Loaves and Masonry Ovens, by Daniel Wing and Alan Scott.
If you need ideas for a great soup to go with your bread, try something from Sunday Soup, by Betty Rosbottom, Soup Night by Maggie Stuckey,
or The Best Recipe Soups & Stews, from Cook’s Illustrated.
Stressed by the holidays or by life in general? Come to the library on January 13 to attend the STRESS REDUCTION AND RELAXATION WORKSHOP. This is a free program presented by well-known practitioner Lee Edgren, MS, CYT, E-RYT-500, who will show us techniques that will help us feel calmer and healthier. There will also be a segment on coloring as a method of reducing stress and calming the mind. The program, January Thaw, will take place downstairs at the library in Meeting Room B on Wednesday, January 13, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Look for the posters in the library. All are welcome. If you have questions, call the front desk at 812-988-2850.
For 3 years the library’s book club A Novel Bunch has met once a month to discuss a variety of fiction, nonfiction, biography and mystery books! What I’ve described is certainly typical of any other book club, but typical we are not! Over the years the conversations we’ve had of our individual and unique experiences, resonated with sincerity and honesty! No matter what the book is about, it always led to an in-depth discussion of the characters, setting, plot and the effect it had on us. Whether you have a lot to say, or a little, you can be sure you’ll be heard! The end result is a group of women who are committed to the book club and committed to each other!
On Tuesday, December 8, the library will provide a Christmas gift tag craft program. There are still some spaces available for the activity, which will take place in Room B downstairs from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. This program is for those who are 18 years of age and older and registration is required. Call the library at 812-988-2850 for more information or to register. You may also register at the front desk when you are in the library. All materials will be provided. Just bring yourself and come to have a good time making clever tags for your family and friends’ presents.
As we approach Thanksgiving, my thoughts turn to all the books I am most grateful for. While there are far too many to count, this month I am putting my focus on exceptional nonfiction. Books are a great way to gain insight about the world around us. Children’s nonfiction is especially good at giving us easy to read, factual information on topics that will interest anyone! Some of the featured books I have displayed this month include:
A beautifully illustrated book about feathers and what they do. Written by Melissa Stewart
A great cookbook for kids of all ages, just in time for holiday cooking and baking! Written By Mollie Katzen