Thursday, October 31, 2013

New Nonfiction: Perfect Pies and Kosher Cooking

Look for these titles and many more in New Nonfiction on the first floor.

Joy of Kosher, by Jamie Geller. Call number 641.5676 GEL

Geller shares more than 100 of her absolute best recipes, each with a creative twist. Gorgeous photos, wine pairings, time-savers, and her guide to sane, no-jitters holiday menus make Joy of Kosher an inspiring resource for kosher cooks who want to add bling to everyday and special menus.

Bargain Fever: How to Shop in a Discounted World, by Mark Ellwood. Call number 640.73 ELL

A spirited look into the world of bargain hunting and how shoppers and sellers try to one-up each other. Coupon junkies and thrift-shop scavengers will see themselves in Ellwood's observant and witty investigation, from the haggling bazaars of Istanbul to Black Friday at a mall in upstate New York. 

Perfect Pies and More: All New Pies, Cookies, Bars, and Cakes from America's Pie-baking Champion, by Michele Stuart. Call number 641.8652 STU

The author of Perfect Pies returns with pies she learned to bake under her grandmother's and mother's watchful eyes, as well as the cakes, cookies, and other sweet treats that became their family tradition. Almond Joy Pie, Key Lime-Blackberry Chiffon Pie, Cannoli Party Dip Pie and more are included. 

One Big Happy Family: Heartwarming Stories of Animals Caring for One Another, by Lisa Rogak.Call number 591.5 ROG

True tales of interspecies adoption, One Big Happy Family tells the stories of animals who have saved the lives of babies from other species and raised them as their own. Read about the border collie and his piglets, the cat and her ducklings, and the orangutan and his lion cubs.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Introduction to Power Point 2010

For those of you who couldn't make it out to our Power Point class last Tuesday (or if you want a refresher), here's a little bit of what we learned:

Did you miss this class and want to take it later? Do you want to take a particular computer class that hasn't been offered yet? Let us know! Depending on interest and staff experience levels, we might be able to offer it!

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Company profiles and investment information are available using the Library’s online resources.  Learn how to access this valuable information—from the comfort of your own home.

Classes are held in the Technology Lab. Valid Glenview Public Library card required to register. Participants must be 18 years old. Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment; registrants will be notified. Register here or call the Reference Desk at 847-729-7500, Ext. 7700.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Decay and Rebirth of Your Local Public Library

There are many interesting images of decaying libraries circulating around the 'net these days, like the one on the left, taken by urban explorer and photographer Martin Gonzalez.

Photographer Brandon Davis took some eye-opening shots of the Mark Twain branch of the Detroit Public Library and posted them on flickr. Water damage, abandoned and damaged books, and ruined furniture fill these images. You can view the collection here.

And if that's too depressing for you (though intriguing and eerily beautiful), there's always this story about a local library setting up shop in a redesigned Wal-Mart. The re-purposed space still has some of the big-box store feel, but you'll probably be surprised by how different it looks.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

New Nonfiction: Cats, Cooking and Quilts

Look for these titles in the New Nonfiction collection on the first floor.

State of Slim: Fix Your Metabolism and Drop 20 Pounds in 8 Weeks on the Colorado Diet, by James O. Hill. Call number 613.25 HIL

Colorado is the leanest state in the nation, but it's not because of something in the air or the water. It's the perfect interplay among diet, activity, and environment. The Colorado Diet breaks down the elements of this healthy lifestyle and explains how to recreate it anywhere.

The Sensory Child Gets Organized: Proven Systems for Rigid, Anxious, or Distracted Kids, by Carolyn Dalgliesh. Call Number 649.152 DAL

Dalgliesh knows firsthand the struggles parents face in trying to bring out the best in their rigid, anxious, or distracted children. She provides simple, effective solutions that help these kids thrive at home and in their day-to-day activities.

The Big New Yorker Book of CatsCall number 636.8 BIG

This bountiful collection, beautifully illustrated in full color, features articles, fiction, humor, poems, cartoons, cover art, drafts, and drawings from the magazine's archives. Contributors include Margaret Atwood, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Roald Dahl, and many more.

Fix -It and Forget-It New Cookbook: 250 New Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes! by Phyllis Good. Call number 641.5884 GOO

Now the series of cookbooks responsible for getting slow cookers out of cupboards and back onto kitchen counters offers these main dishes: Barbecued Turkey Cutlets, Balsamic-Glazed Pork Ribs, Ginger Pot Roast, Pasta Vanessa, and Chiles Rellenos, just a few of the 250 full-color recipes.

Scraptherapy Plus One! New Patterns to Quilt Through your Stash with Ease, by Joan Ford.Call number 746.46 FOR

Add one new element--a fabric, color, theme, or technique--and breath new life into any tired but beloved fabric collection.

Special Program: Covering the Costs of Long-Term Care

Financial Advisor Roshni Khory and RiverSource Life Insurance Vice President Andrea Hanson will present solutions to help you plan ahead to manage your long-term care costs in retirement, including life insurance with optional riders.  Signature dessert provided by Bravo! Cucina Italiana.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
7-8 PM
Multipurpose Room

Registration required.
Resister here.