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November Cookbooks November 9, 2011

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Just Married & CookingIt’s that dreaded time of year again. Winter is on its way, but we have a few holidays in the next couple of months to prepare for, to brighten up the gloomy days of November. Whether it’s the first year you are making a Thanksgiving Dinner, or even if you’ve done it for years, whether you are cooking for two or for a crowd, or trying to find that perfect dish to bring to wow the family, we have books to help you get started, books to give you ideas for updating your cooking methods, or books to add something new to the menu.

For the first timers, try:  Just Married & Cooking : 200 Recipes for Living, Eating, and Entertaining Together, a brand new book by Brooke Parkhurst, or Thanksgiving 101 by Rick Rodgers.

Great Potluck CookbookFor those bringing a dish to pass, try: The Great Potluck Cookbook: Our Favorite Recipes for Carry-in Suppers, Brunch Buffets, Tailgate Parties & More! , another 2011 book.

Anyone will like:  The New Best Recipe, by Cook’s Illustrated Editors, or anything by America’s Test Kitchen Editors.   And how could I forget the DVD:  Martha’s Classic Thanksgiving (by Martha Stewart, of course).  We have a display of cookbooks at the top of the stairs on the second floor of Steele Memorial Library.  You will find hundreds of cookbooks on every conceivable subject in the Dewey number 641.5 section and those specifically about Thanksgiving in 641.568.  However you spend this holiday, have a wonderful day!

Phyllis Rogan, Reference Librarian
Steele Memorial Library

Support your library! Vote “Yes” on November 8, 2011 November 7, 2011

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Vote For Your LibraryThe Chemung County Library District budget vote will be held on Tuesday, November 8th. The proposed 2012 tax levy of $2,528,243 reflects a 1.9 percent increase in the annual library tax levy. The library vote is held in conjunction with the general election.  Anyone registered to vote in the general election in Chemung County is eligible to vote on the library budget and trustee candidates.

The Library District is experiencing a period of unprecedented opportunities. The most recent statistical report shows that 567,763 items were checked out last year, with an average of 27,000 patron visits each month. The collection includes 281,000 books, 15,074 videos, and 9,682 audio items. The district’s computers are used by over 225 people, on average, each day.

The district has continued with new digital initiatives including the use of social media, early literacy station computers, and downloadable eBooks and audiobooks for adults and children.

The public is invited to a budget presentation on Monday, November 7th at the Horseheads branch at 6pm.   More details about the 2012 library budget are available on the library’s website.

Quilts Amongst the Books II November 1, 2011

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QuiltsBe sure to make a trip to the Chemung County Library District’s Steele Memorial Library this November to see the beautiful quilt exhibit “Quilts Amongst the Book II.”  These quilts are incredible works of art, each one individually created.

The display is sponsored by the Piecemaker Quilters of Elmira.   This guild began in 1980 and its membership is comprised of 63 very talented ladies.  Besides sharing ideas and techniques, as well as honing their skills together, they also choose various community projects to work on.  This year for example, they have made and distributed to the local hospitals bereavement blankets to the neonatal units, walker caddies to long term care units, and are currently making underarm pillows for breast cancer patients.

The show “Quilts Amongst the Books II” at Steele Memorial Library is comprised of 75 projects from full size quilts to minis, to wearables, and accessories. The exhibit runs from November 2nd -November 29th.  There is also a public reception, November 7th, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM. Please come see the library truly transformed into a wonderland!

Connie Ogilvie, Librarian
Steele Memorial Library

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