The Library has acquired several new pet memoir books that look like they will be good reads.
My name is Marta Miles, and I have been a reference librarian at TSCPL for 29 years. I'm a life-long animal lover and owner. I've owned guinea pigs, hamsters, fish, dogs, rabbits, and birds. I currently share my abode with a Bernese Mountain Dog named Boomer and a cockatiel named Piper. Come see me if you have questions about the Pets Neighborhood. You can also contact me if you have questions about books in our Home Neighborhood.
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Now that winter is over and the temperatures are rising, it is time for some spring cleaning. Learn how the Library’s Home Neighborhood collection can help you with this annual task.
Be Kind to Animals Week is May 1-7, 2011. Find out how you can be kind to animals all year long.
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David Baldacci’s new thriller, True Blue, is due out in October. It features Mason “Mace” Perry, an ex-DC cop who was framed for a crime and sent to prison for two years. Mason is now out of prison and trying to become a “true blue” again. A vindictive district attorney wants Mace back in prison. […]
The Recipe Assistants had a request from Mary Beth for a recipe for macaroons like the ones at Wheatfields in Lawrence. She says these are very moist and the perfect macaroon. We agree that these are great and are hoping that one of the following recipes will make a macaroon that is equally yummy! The […]
There’s No Way a Cookie Can Be Healthy, Is There?We just got a request from someone who wanted healthier cookie recipes. Now there’s a challenge. But we think we’ve found a few that look pretty good. What do you think?Apple Oatmeal Cookies (This recipe is from Eating Well magazine, October 1998.) These wholesome cinnamon-sugar-crusted apple-oatmeal […]
Here’s another low-fat recipe that you and your kids might enjoy. It is from a book called Lickety-Split Meals by Zonya Foco. If you try this dish, let us know how you liked it. 2 T. olive oil 1 tsp chopped garlic (2 cloves) Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick kettle. Add […]
Y’all Come Eat by Jamie and Bobby Deen is the Deen brothers’ second cookbook, and in it they share their easiest, all-time favorite recipes. This book has recipes for weeknight and Sunday suppers, tailgating, entertaining, picnicing, and desserts for all occasions. There are photos of the finished products as well as behind-the-scenes photos of the […]
For all the bird owners out there, I would like to recommend a wonderful book called Gourmet Bird Food Recipes. I purchased this book in 2005 when it was first published and have been using the recipes in it ever since. My cockatiel, Piper, pictued below, particularly loves the Flight-Worthy Muffins, and I thought I […]
The newest cookbook from Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart’s Cookies: The Very Best Treats to Bake and Share, is devoted to cookies of all kinds. It is divided into seven parts: light and delicate, soft and chewy, crumbly and sandy, chunky and nutty, cakey and tender, crisp and crunchy, and rich and dense. Each recipe is […]