Big Library Read – Keys to the Kitchen
OverDrive will be offering another Big Library Read program running February 17 to March 5. Library program is similar to a community reading program except that it is an eBook available to all OverDrive-using libraries. The book is available to all users simultaneously for the duration of the program. Go to http://www.selco.info/news/big-library-read-keys-to-the-kitchen/ and check it out.
The title for this session is the cooking eBook, “Keys to the Kitchen” by Food Network star Aida Mollenkamp.
Food Network and Cooking Channel star Aida Mollenkamp lays an invaluable foundation for cooks in Keys to the Kitchen. This comprehensive manual collects more than 300 innovative, contemporary recipes as well as color photographs, plenty of informative illustrations, a substantial technique primer, and helpful how-to information on subjects as wide-ranging as rust removal, throwing a cocktail party, and knife skills. For members of the tech-savvy new generation who can’t cook but want to, this essential reference guide makes an ideal starting place and for those already at ease in the kitchen it’s full of “who knew” moments for expanding their repertoire of great recipes.
Your library doesn’t need to do anything for your patrons to participate in this program if you use the OverDrive collection. However, please feel free to market this to get more readers engaged both in this program and the eReading experience in general! OverDrive has provided a promotional kit on their site.
Join us on December 7th at 11:00 a.m. for a special program featuring Katie Knutson, a professional storyteller. Katie will be telling a variety of “winter stories’ to celebrate Old Fashioned Christmas in Wabasha. Katie has been capturing audiences with her energetic storytelling since 1994. Her programs engage children in their learning, encourage self-expression, teach character education, and foster a love of reading and telling stories.
Call the Wabasha Public Library at 651-565-3927 with any questions.
Katie Knutson’s performance was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Friends of The Wabasha Public Library will have a quality book sale this Saturday, Oct. 12th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday Oct. 13th from 9 a.m. – noon at The American Legion on Pembroke Ave in downtown Wabasha. All proceeds benefit the library. Also note that on Sunday this year (2013) we will have more books added from a donation from Winona. Stay around on Sunday to hear author Jane Donovan speak about her new young adult book at The Book Cliffs (next door to the American Legion) with a gypsy wagon parked out front! Fun weekend for those who love to read!
We are adding a new link to our website and on our online library catalog for historical newspapers in Wabasha County http://www.mnhs.org/newspapers. The earliest newspaper, May 9, 1857, was in Reads Landing and only one newspaper was published because the owners, who were brothers, went boating the day that the new newspaper was printed and unfortunately drowned in Lake Pepin! It wouldn’t be until January 5, 1861 that another newspaper was printed in the Wabasha area. Copyright prevents putting the historical newspapers online after 1923 at this point, but, each year, more will be available. It is through the cooperation of local newspaper owners, such as our Wabasha County Herald, the Minnesota Historical Society, and additonal funding through MN legacy funds and our regional library system, SELCO, that we were able to digitize the newspapers to put them online through this database. Here is the link http://www.mnhs.org/newspapers. Ask the librarian for help in keyword searching. They will be great for genealogy research. We also still have the newspapers available at the library on microfilm from 1861 – 2009. Give the new database a try and keep checking back as it is improved after this first roll out.
As part of our summer reading program, Dig Into Reading, our community service project was for the children to save coins to donate to Hiawatha Humane Society to help homeless dogs and cats. $93 was raised and a check was given to the Humane Society Board and they were so thankful! Pictured left to right: in front, Michele McCaughtry (Library Director), Nancy Buol, and in back, Bambi Dohlman, Jan Kasper, and Lisa Anderson.
Hiawatha Humane Society gets donation from the children in the summer reading program at the library!
Come to the Wabasha Public Library to sign up for the Summer Reading Program. Children can sign up anytime. Summer Reading lasts up to the end of July!
Friends of The Wabasha Public Library invite you to a special lunch on Monday May 13th at The Anderson House from 12 noon to 1 p.m.. Several local authors will be our guests. Learn about what they do and enjoy a nice lunch of soup and sandwich with beverage for $11 per person. Call 565-4836 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to save a seat. See you there!
Let us know what you think by calling the library at 651-565-3927. Ask for Michele.