In This Issue: Cookbook Recommendations, Free Cookbook Download, Events and Info for November
Welcome to November at the East Greenbush Community Library. This month, we're cracking open our cupboards and cookbooks to share a topic near and dear to our hearts: food and cooking! Whether you're a whiz in the kitchen or an armchair cook, we hope you'll find some inspiration for your Thanksgiving table in the following features:
Staff Picks: Fiction for Foodies
(More!) Staff Picks: Our Favorite Cookbooks
Free download: the Upper Hudson Library System 2020 Community Cookbook
Pre-Thanksgiving Cooking Class
Upper Hudson Library System Virtual Book Club: Cookbook Edition
Help for Thanksgiving: where to get your Thanksgiving meal
Not so much into cooking? Read on to find out about the other great programs and services available to you this month through the library.
Warm wishes and a Happy Thanksgiving from your Adult Services Librarians,
Returning to her family's Scottish island town in the aftermath of her mother's death, a London girl-about-town opens a café when she discovers that her father and brothers are not quite up to the task of running the family farm. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Bookshop on the Corner.
Taken in at the kitchens at Buckland Manor after the cruel death of his mother, young John quickly rises from kitchen boy to one of the greatest cooks of his generation before catching the attentions of the manor lord's daughter, who resolves to starve herself until her father calls off her unwanted engagement.
Recommended by Elizabeth | Digital copy available on Hoopla
Raised with a sophisticated palate by her single father, Eva learns the culturally rich stories behind a series of Midwestern dishes while becoming the star chef at a legendary restaurant. A first novel.
Recommended by Catherine | Digital copy available on Overdrive
In order to introduce herself to the picturesque English village where she has just retired, Mrs. Agatha Raisin enters a quiche in a local competition and promptly finds herself a murder suspect when the judge dies from her poisonous pie.
Several months ago, the Upper Hudson Library System (covering public libraries in Rensselaer and Albany counties), began collecting recipe submissions from library patrons throughout the area.
The finished product,The UHLS 2020 Community Cookbook, is now available as a free downloadable pdf! Enjoy recipes such as Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese, Crustless Spinach Quiche, Butter Cookies, and Chocolate Tahini Caramel Bars, all submitted by our neighbors around the Capital District. Enjoy!
Library Programs Programs offered by the library, virtually or in-person
Monday Night Book Chat Weekly. Monday evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm Facebook What have you been reading lately? Join our Monday night Facebook book chat to tell us about it and gather recommendations from librarians and other readers.
Grab-and-Go Craft: Jar of Optimism
Register to receive one of our new "Grab & Go" Craft Kits for adults. As the weather cools and we head indoors, it's time to get creative with a monthly craft project- materials and instructions included!
This month's glitzy Grab & Go kit contains a glass mug, a metallic paint pen, 2 colors of glitter, glue, an LED votive light and templates for lettering and patterns. We hope this "Jar of Optimism" is a happy kick-off to your Holiday Season!
Kits will at our drive-thru window as of November 14th. Supplies are limited, soplease register before you pick up your kit.
BONUS!!! Send us a picture of your finished craft (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be in the raffle for a gift card to Starbucks. We love to see your creativity!
Hot Topics in Astronomy, brought to us by MiSci, covers the latest and greatest discoveries in astronomy and planetary science. We'll be focusing on Mars exploration. With Mars2020 scheduled to land in February, we'll cover the newest discoveries on Mars, the plan for this next lander mission, and what we're looking to learn that puts us ever closer to sending humans to the red planet.
Registration is required for this event; please register once for the whole household. The evening prior, participants will receive an email with a link to our Zoom Meeting and you may join in by computer, tablet or cellphone.
Bring your lawn and face mask and join us outside on the library patio to discuss Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid. Copies of the book are now available for checkout at the library drive-thru window, or digitally throughOverdrive.
*Please note: use of a mask covering mouth and nose is required for groups meeting on library property
In the case of inclement weather (rain, snow, or temperatures under the mid-40s), the book discussion will be held online over Zoom. Please register in advance by 11/14 to ensure that you receive updates and a link.
Have fun while making Southwest Sheet Pan Veggie Hash & Turkey Tacos (or protein of choice). Felisha Chandler of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County makes learning to cook entertaining and educational. Appropriate for all ages! You will need a computer, laptop, or tablet to see and participate in this class.
Please register to join us on Zoom from your own kitchen. The list of ingredients and directions for preparation for class will be sent a week before the event. You will be emailed the link to join us on Zoom the day before the program. Everyone who participates in the class will be in a raffle to win a cookbook!
Partner Programs Programs offered by the Upper Hudson Library System and other trusted community partners.
The Upper Hudson Library System is trying something new for its November Virtual Book Club - It's the cooking edition! In November feel free to check out our Overdrive Collection of digital food magazinesand cookbooks! If you find and try a new recipe, take a picture and share it with the group! Not a member yet?Request access here.
Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern NY TheAlzheimer's Association of NENYoffers free online programs for caregivers and those who want to learn more about Alzheimer's Disease. See website for a full list of upcoming programs and registration information.
Managing Difficult Behaviors
November 10, 12:00 pm
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's
November 11, 1:30 pm, or
November 17, 7:00 pm
COVID-19 and Caregiving
November 16, 6:00 pm
AARP Driver Safety
AARP Smart DriverCourse isavailable online. No in-person courses are currently scheduled.
Get a 25% discount by using discount code: DRIVINGSKILLS
Let's Get to Work Workshop Series Multiple dates, Winter and Spring 2021
Online The Upper Hudson Library System has teamed up with librarian and technology trainer Nate Heyer to offer a series of career and technology class. Visit our Education & Employment page to see the full class list with descriptions, and register here. All sessions are offered free of charge and online through GoToMeeting.
This has been a tough year. We all deserve a peaceful and comforting Thanksgiving day, topped off by a delicious meal. If you or someone you know needs help bringing that meal to your table, please consider contacting the following local organizations.
Capital District YMCA (518) 869-3500
CoNSERNS-U (518) 463-8571
Salvation Army - Troy Food Pantry (518) 272-4901
Unity House (518) 274-2607
Overdrive & Libby Ebooks, audiobooks, magazines
Hoopla Ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, comics
*Requires an East Greenbush/Schodack card
Tech-Talk Learn technology skills!
User & PW: eglibrary
NoveList Plus Book database and reading recommendations
*Requires an East Greenbush/Schodack card
Research Databases Search for journal, magazine, and newspaper articles
Ancestry Comprehensive genealogy database
Britannica Online Encyclopedia Britannica
Webucator Self-paced tech classes. Call the library for access code.