Whatever school ends up looking like, it's pretty certain that there will be more time at home than at school. Which leaves more time to cook, of course! Whether you don't know a skillet from a spatula, or are ready to apply to the Culinary Institue of America, the library has wonderful cookbook choices for you. And you'll find a few inspiring reads to fill out your foodie reading list, too.
Everything is just a little different this year, but June is always National Audiobook Month. Normally you might be piling into buses to go to camp, flying across country for family reunions, and going on college campus visits - but not so much in 2020. But travel experts are predicting that this is going to be the summer of car trips, partly due to the very low cost of gas right now and the side effects of COVID on the economy. So here’s the good news - CAR TRIPS = AUDIOBOOK TIME!
April is National Poetry Month, and thinking about it, this is about a perfect time for poetry. At least for me - I need to be feeling unrushed and in a contemplative space when I read or listen to poetry - each word, each pause seems to carry so much weight. Even though our buildings are closed right now, we can connect you to digital poetry, and a pile of resources for you to explore this oft-neglected genre.
Right now can be a scary and stressful time for all of us. The school closures and stay-at-home order may have you in your house for the time being, but we've gathered this list of ideas to connect you to a wide variety of things to do and experience. We will be updating this page, so be sure to check back often! Also, please check out this blog for even more resources.
What a time to be alive, huh?
Nothing like this COVID-19 situation has happened in about a hundred years--the Spanish Flu in 1918 is the most oft-used comparison right now. So, pretty much, there’s been nothing like this in recent memory.
I really want to emphasize: Please don’t panic. We will get through this. We are all in this together. Please be smart: Wash your hands, wipe down your phones, try not to touch your face, cough and sneeze into your elbow, avoid crowds as much as you can. Also: Please live your life!
Ah, we're at the beginning of a new year (and decade!). The prospect of staring down months of post-holiday winter might make a lot of folks grumpy, but I LOVE the beginning of a new year. It’s like opening a brand new notebook, or a fresh jar of peanut butter. Fresh opportunity as far as the eye can see. It’s a time to set goals, and what goal is better than improving your reading life?
Here are some ideas for successful reading resolutions in 2020:
The weather’s cold, it’s dark outside and you have a hankering for something warm and tasty. These cookbooks will help you whip up some deliciousness to brighten your winter days.
Sweet Revenge: Passive-Aggressive Desserts for Your Exes & Enemies by Heather Kim. Filled with recipes like What a Piece of Sheet Cake or Every Day I Regret Us S’More, this snarky and sarcastic cookbook will add a lot of sweetness to that bitter break-up.
It’s no secret that this is my favorite time of year - pumpkin patches, crunchy leaves, cooler weather, and of course spooooooky books! But what to read? Something that will leave you sleeping with the lights on? Something a little less terrifying and more atmospheric? Something funny and scary? Whether you’re looking to have your blood chilled, or just want something a little spooky to get you into the Halloween spirit, we’ve got you covered.