Monday, June 27, 2016

July is National Ice Cream Month

First designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, this month celebrates ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by 90% of the nation's population. Listed below are some recommended books for your reading (and cooking) pleasure.
  • The Soda Fountain: Floats, Sundaes, Egg Creams & More--Stories and Flavors of an American Original
  • The Ice Cream Maker Companion: 100 Easy-to-Make Frozen Desserts of All Kinds
  • Ice Cream Sundae: 100 Greatest Fountain Formulas
  • Ices: Sorbet, Granitas, Lollies and More
    Make Your Own Organic Ice Cream: Using Home Grown and Local Produce
  • Celebrating Ice Cream and Cake
  • Soda Fountain Classics: Ice Cream, Sundaes, Milkshakes, and More
  • Gelato Sorbet And Ice Cream
    Cookies & Cream: Hundreds of Ways to Make the Perfect Ice Cream Sandwich
  • The Ultimate Guide to Homemade Ice Cream: Over 300 Gelatos, Sorbets, Cakes & More
  • Sundaes & Splits: Delicious Recipes for Ice Cream Treats
  • Serendipity Sundaes: Ice Cream Constructions and Frozen Concoctions
  • Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones: 90 Recipes for Making Your Own Ice Cream and Frozen Treats from Bi-Rite Creamery
  • Irresistible Sorbets, Sherbets, Water Ices & Granitas
  • Sweet Scoops: Ice Cream, Gelato, Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet and More!
  • Making Artisan Gelato: 45 Recipes and Techniques for Crafting Flavor-Infused Gelato and Sorbet at Home
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Book Bingo for Adults - Back by Popular Demand!!

Bingo Back by popular demand...Book Bingo for Adults, a summer reading challenge!
Begins Monday June 23. For adults over 18.  
Fill out a registration form and give to the reference librarian. Receive a game card to take home and keep until you have completed your Book Bingo card. Participants will receive one free book for registering (while supplies last.) 
Put an 'X' through each completed square on the game card. Try to get a 'Bingo' by completing a full row in any direction. Keep track of all the books you have read, etc. on the back of the game card.
All game cards must be returned on or before August 26. 
Once you have completed and turned in your game card, you will be entered into a raffle for a grand prize drawing. So go ahead - have fun, try something different, and join with children and teens in summer reading. Who might be a lucky winner!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

June is Great Outdoors Month

June is Great Outdoors Month...a perfect time to pack your bags, grab your hiking shoes, and tell the family it's time for a vacation! Where can you find some of the best places to visit? Our National Parks!  Did you know that The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016? Mountains, lakes, rivers and waterfalls are just a few of the many treasures that await you and your family. Adventure is yours to enjoy - from the tropical wilderness of the Everglades to the magnificent redwood trees of Yosemite. To find a listing of all of the National Parks, click here.
  • National parks guide U.S.A. : The Most Amazing Sights, Scenes & Cool Activities from Coast to Coast!
  • National Parks of America : Experience America's 59 National Parks 
  • See America : A Celebration of our National Parks and Treasured Sites
  • The National Parks: An American Legacy
  • The National Parks Coast to Coast: The Best Hikes
  • The National Parks: An Illustrated History
  • Secrets of the National Parks: The Expert's Guide to the Best Experiences Beyond the Tourist Trail
  • National Parks: A Kid's Guide to America's Parks, Monuments, and Landmarks
  • The Ten Best of Everything National Parks: 800 Top Picks From Parks Coast to Coast
  • Ansel Adams in the National Parks:  Photographs from America's Wild Places
  • Our National Parks: America's Natural Heritage
  • Great Lodges of the National Parks
  • Volcanoes in America's National Parks
  • Underwater Wonders of the National Parks
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