Tuesday, November 27, 2012

December Art And Author Programs

December is almost upon us! 'Tis the season for all kinds of holiday activities, parties and events. And what better time to take advantage of all of the wonderful free programs your library system will be hosting throughout the month? Our line up of art and author programs cover all kinds of topics so you're sure to find something of interest for you and your family. Artist talks, concerts, puppet shows, book clubs, craft nights and much, much more! Check the link for the full list of programs and locations.

And while you're visiting your local library, why not pick up a few books, movies or CDs to take home and snuggle up with as the weather gets colder outside. Check the catalog before you come so you know just what's available. We look forward to seeing you here!


Friday, November 16, 2012

National Book Awards

The 2012 National Book Award winners have been announced! This prestigious award, established in 1950 and supported by the National Book Foundation, is an American literary prize given to writers by writers. The four award categories are Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People's Literature. Each year a panel of 20 distinguished authors, including several from each of the four categories, are selected to judge the nominated titles published by American authors in the current year. Writers such as William Faulkner, Flannery O'Conner, Phillip Roth and Ralph Ellison have all won this prize.

Three of this year's winners can be found in the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, so be sure and check the catalog now to place a hold on your copy!

Young People's Literature:
William Alexander
, Goblin Secrets
David Ferry, Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations
Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Louise Erdrich, The Round House

For a complete list of the nominated authors, most of which can also be found in the library's catalog, and more information about the award, including video of the ceremony, visit the National Book Foundation's website.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Cookbooks For Fall

It's that time of year again! Fall is finally upon us, and with that first breath of cooler air many of us start to crave those warm comfort foods that go hand-in-hand with the season. Soups, stews, chili and the like are all starting to sound pretty good now that it's no longer over 100 degrees every day! So why not get a head start on filling up your recipe box this fall by checking out some wonderful cookbooks from your local library branch? Here's a few suggestions, just to get your mouth watering:

Soups and Stews by Marie Simmons

Ready When You Are : A Compendium of Comforting One-Dish Meals by Martha Rose Shulman

Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews For All Seasons by Nava Atlas

Weight Watchers One Pot Cookbook by Weight Watchers International

50 Chowders : One-Pot Meals : Clam, Corn & Beyond by Jasper White

The Big Book of Soups & Stews : 262 Recipes For Serious Comfort Food by Maryana Vollstedt

As always, you can check the catalog for these and many other gourmet (and not so gourmet!) cookbooks. Enjoy and happy cooking!