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NPR's Best Cookbooks of 2010

Whether you are looking for a great cookbook to get started or for a gift for your favorite chef, NPR's list of the 10 Best Cookbooks of 2010 is sure to make anyone's mouth water!

Local First Week

Buy Local Week continues on throughout the week! Not only do you have fun shopping in your own fair city, the revenue that shopping local brings to the city and the state benefits vital city services, such as the library! Where is your favorite place to shop that is locally owned?

Ever wonder why we buy what we do? These books explore the psychology of consumer behavior:

3 Cookbooks

I've recently read three amazing books about cooking that have revolutionized the way I think about food and its preparation. Some are sweet, some are saucy but all are delectable!

The I Hate to Cook Book by Peg Bracken

Fiction for Foodies

Sink your teeth into these great novels - some are meaty with mystery while others are sweet and frosted with humor and friendship. While digesting these great reads, we hope you have a rich and relaxing holiday. Looking for seconds? The library has heaping helpings of great books, movies and music to satisfy your educational and entertainment hunger.

Skills of Yesteryear

Whether you are an expert or an amateur at Do-It-Yourself enterprises, there are many excellent books to help you create new projects or finish old ones. Making things by hand reflects skills of days gone by, reveals a more self-reliant lifestyle and gives additional significance to the finished product.

A Fresh Crop of Juicy Picture Books

Fall is the biggest season for exciting new books at the library.  Here are some of the fun new picture books you can share with your little ones.

Cooking with Henry and Elliebelly written by Carolyn Parkhurst and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino.  Five-year-old Henry is trying to put on a TV cooking show with his two-year-old sister Elliebelly. They're making raspberry-marshmallow-peanut butter waffles with barbecued banana bacon.

National Adoption Day

November 20 is National Adoption Day. The goals of National Adoption Day are to finalize adoptions from foster care in all 50 states, raise awareness about adoption, and to celebrate families who have chosen to adopt.

Celebrate National Game and Puzzle Week!

This week, November 15 - November 22, is National Game and Puzzle Week! Whether you game online, play cards or love a good puzzle, the library has something for you! Invite your friends or family for a fun night of playing games or solving puzzles. These activities are proven to keep your mind sharp and active and can even stave off the effects of aging on your brain!

Puzzles

Happy National Homemade Bread Day!

You may be surprised to learn, as I was, that November 17th is National Homemade Bread Day. Bread has been a staple of our diets for almost 6000 years!

Some great ways to celebrate National Homemade Bread Day:

  • Make some bread!
  • Visit one of Denver's many wonderful bakeries! Buffalo Doughboy is one of my personal favorites. What's yours?
  • Feed bread to ducks in the park!
  • Learn about breads from all over the world! Naan, pita, baguettes, and fry bread are all delicious types of bread!

Books about Bread:

Top Ten Best Books of 2010 According to Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly has announced their list of ten fiction and nonfiction titles that stood out as the very best of books published this year. As the year wraps up, these lists become more and more common, as Library Journal published their top 10 picks last week. What have been your favorite books of 2010?

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