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Baking and Cooking for the Holidays

The decorations are up, the holiday music is playing, but it’s not really “the holidays” until you can smell those delicious buttery cookies baking! Find your goodies in the library’s Cooking Neighborhood.

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Spring Bulbs Chase the Winter Doldrums

Just because fall is behind us (almost) and spring is far, far ahead doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy fresh blooming flowers. Forcing bulbs became popular in the 1800s and is still a great way to brighten up the winter months.

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Holiday Decorating Made Easy

This year has gone by incredibly fast, it feels like Halloween was just last week! Now it’s time to decorate for a new season yet again. Holiday decorating can be quite a chore, especially if you have way too many decorations for your home. If you need a breath of inspiration, the library can help […]

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Simply Snack Time!

The holidays are quickly approaching and with that comes, at least for me, the feeling that I just don’t have enough time. In the age of social media, I constantly see people posting all these pictures of amazing snack foods that they are taking to various get-togethers. I see intricately decorated cookies and perfectly designed […]

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Recycled, Upcycled Holiday

The holiday season is a perfect time to experiment with making recycled and upcycled gifts and decorations. When you give a gift made from recycled materials, you are not only giving a thoughtful handmade gift – you are also giving a gift with a teensy-weensy carbon footprint! And who doesn’t love that?

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Cookbook Review: The Kitchn Cookbook

Earlier this month I had at least 5 brand new cookbooks arrive within a few days and I intended to try at least one recipe from each throughout one or two weeks. Instead, I ended up cooking from only one over a two week period. I have been following The Kitchn, a website dedicated to recipes, […]

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