Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Farm to Table @ Your Library

Summer is nearly here, and that means it's farmers' market season. Farmers' markets can inspire you to try new foods. They can make you more aware of where your food comes from. They get you out and about in the sunshine and fresh air. The proliferation of farmers' markets across the country substantiates Americans' growing desire to have a connection to their food that goes beyond the grocery store. Here is a sampling of books which will inspire you to visit a local farmer's market, try out some locally grown produce, and inspire you to prepare delicious and healthy meals!  
  • Cooking from the farmers market by Weldon Owen Publishers 
  • Farm fresh flavors : over 450 delicious recipes using local ingredients by Randall Smith
  • Eating local : the cookbook inspired by America's farmers by Andrews McMeel Publishers
  • Farmers' market desserts : gorgeous fruit recipes from first-prize peach pie to chocolate cherry cupcakes by Jennie Schact
  • The locavore way : discover and enjoy the pleasures of locally grown food by Amy Cotler
  • The harvest eating cookbook : more than 200 recipes for cooking with seasonal local ingredients by Keith Snow
  • EatingWell in season : the farmers' market cookbook by Jessie Price
  • The Santa Monica farmers' market cookbook : seasonal foods, simple recipes, and stories from the market and farm by Amelia Saltsman
  • The Greenmarket cookbook : recipes, tips and lore from the world famous urban farmers market by Joel Patraker
  • The farmer's market cookbook by Richard Ruben
  • Cooking from the farmers' market by Georgeanne Brennan
  • Gourmet's fresh : from the farmers market to your kitchen by Random House Publishers
  • Fresh from the farmers' market : year-round recipes for the pick of the crop by Janet Fletcher
  • The farm market cookbook : conversations, recipes, cooking tips, growing hints, mail order sources, a geographical guide, and everything else you should know about American farmers' markets by Judith Olney
  • From the farmers' market : wonderful things to do with fresh-from-the-farm food, with recipes and recollections from farm kitchens by Richard Sax     
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Monday, May 11, 2015

Somers Library Names New Director

The Somers Library Board of Trustees has selected Andrew Farber as the new director for the Somers Public Library. Currently the head of Young Adult Services at the Greenburgh Public Library, Farber will assume his new role on June 1, 2015. “The mission of the Somers Library is to provide residents of all ages with informational, recreational and cultural resources and programs in a welcoming atmosphere conducive to learning and enjoyment,”said Jim Hasl, president of the Somers Library Board of Trustees. “Andrew understands this mission well and possesses the experience, talent and character to lead our library into the future.” At Greenburgh, Farber expanded the library’s community outreach, creating new partnerships with local businesses and schools. He has considerable experience working with digital technologies to enhance library services as he served as the technical support specialist for Greenburgh earlier in his career. “I am both honored and thrilled to have been named the new director of the Somers Library. I look forward to working with the staff and the board to continue the tradition of excellence that the library is known for and to expand the services the library offers to our community,” Farber said. Farber sits on the Westchester Library System Director’s Association Youth Services Advisory Committee charged with providing professional development for young adult librarians, and the WLS Technology Committee responsible for evaluating new technologies to implement across county libraries. Farber was also a member of the team that created the first countywide Battle of the Books competition, a book-­based trivia tournament for Westchester youth, grades 4-­9. After earning his bachelor’s degree in Information Science from the State University at Oswego, Farber received his master’s degree in Library Science from City University at Queens. Farber is current enrolled in the New York Library Association Leadership and Management Program and will complete that program in June. Farber takes over for library director Pat Miller who retired in early March after 12 years of service with the Somers Library.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Travel the World Through Books

Now that we are finally enjoying spring weather, we have been doing some day dreaming of places to visit during the summer months. People often check out the Fodor's, Frommer's, and Rick Steve guides, but did you know that there are many other wonderful non-traditional travel books that may interest you? Why not check one out today!! These are just a few to tickle your fancy.
  • North American Wine Routes: A Travel Guide to Wines and Vines, from Napa to Nova Scotia
  • A Road Trip Into America's Hidden Heart - Traveling the Back Roads, Backwoods and Back Yards
  • U.S. Highway 89: The Scenic Route to Seven Western National Parks
  • Fodor's The Old West: Relive America's Frontier Days---Explore Ghost Towns, Pioneer Trails, Spanish Missions, and More
  • Hanz Holzer's Travel Guide to Haunted Houses: A Practical Guide to Places Haunted by Ghosts, Spirits and Poltergeists
  • Hiking the Road to Ruins: Day Trips and Camping Adventures to Iron Mines, Old Military Sites, and Things Abandoned in the New York City Area ... and Beyond
  • Arizona Ghost Towns and Mining Camps: A Travel Guide to History
  • Creepy Crawls: A Horror Fiend's Travel Guide
  • Traveling Literary America: A Complete Guide to Literary Landmarks
  • The Complete Civil War Road Trip Guide: 10 Weekend Tours and More than 400 Sites, from Antietam to Zagonyi's Charge
  • After Disney: The Other Orlando
  • 101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Out
  • Adventure Vacations for Animal Lovers
  • Walks in Hemingway's Paris: A Guide to Paris for the Literary Traveler
  • New York Originals: A Guide to the City's Classic Shops & Mom-and-Pops
  • Queens: A Culinary Passport: Exploring Ethnic Cuisine in New York City's Most Diverse Borough
  • Off the Beaten Page: The Best Trips for Lit Lovers, Book Clubs, and Girls on Getaways
  • Native American & Pioneer Sites of Upstate New York: Westward Trails from Albany to Buffalo
  • The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life
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