We hope you enjoy this video of a few staff with their favorite furry friends, plus books.
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This week we’ve got two great episodes of On Air: The ICPL podcast to share.
In Episode 15, Meredith interviews Casey and Morgan from the Children’s Department about some great picture books for young readers.
Plus, enjoy this special bonus episode, a rerun of one of our favorites: How to Survive the Holidays with ICPL, which originally posted in November, 2014.
Do you need some fresh documentary recommendations? Come up to our second floor and enjoy all the fun and informative viewing our nonfiction DVD collection has to offer.
Librarian Life Hacks! aka Favorite Books of All Time and Horror Recommendations from Wimpy Librarians
What we’re reading/watching/listening to
00:52 Melody: Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
02:02 Jason: Beach House – Depression Cherry
05:24 Brian: Star Wars Rebels
08:45 Meredith: Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall
10:20 Favorite Books Ever
11:40 Brian: The Giver by Lois Lowry
15:10 Jason: Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
18:32 Melody: Naked by David Sedaris
20:30 Meredith: 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
23:13 Bond: The Giver – SPOILER ALERT – Spoiler free at 24:10
26:55 Horror recommendations from wimpy librarians
28:54 Meredith: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
33:36 Jason: Bloodletters & Badmen by Jay Robert Nash
37:10 Melody: The Innocence, Dead of Night, Isle of the Dead
41:20 Brian: Evil Dead Trilogy, It Follows, The Babadook
Did you miss the Musical Revue kickoff program for #MusicistheWord which took place at the Englert Theatre on September 20th? You can now watch the video via our YouTube channel.
Many local artists performed including Collegium Tubum, The Beggarmen, Champagne Academy of Irish Dance, Kol Shira, Combined Efforts Theatre Men’s Choir, The Extra Credit Project, Girls Rock, The Recliners, The City, Too, Cedar County Cobras, Andy Parrott Trio, Chase Garrett, and the Hawkeye Marching I-Club Band. Special thanks to the Englert Theatre and staff, Musician’s Pro Shop, University of Iowa School of Music, Smith Music Studios, and Chris Okiishi.
Maeve from Adult Services joins the group and we can’t stop crying. Plus we’ll talk all things Music is the Word
00:52 What we’re reading/watching/listening to
Brian: Ex Machina
03:50 Jason: Mr. Robot
09:14 Maeve: Dead Wake by Erik Larson
12:30 Things that make us cry
13:30 Maeve: Where the Red Fern Grows
14:22 Brian: Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, Up
21:35 Jason: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Alive Inside
27:30 Meredith: Sophie’s Choice, Homeward Bound
29:25 Crowdsourced: Where the Red Fern Grows, Bridge to Terabithia, Field of Dreams, Remains of the Day
31:35 Meredith: Rudy, Friday Night Lights, Remember the Titans
33:55 Music is the Word
Watch the Musical Revue here: https://youtu.be/bq4QFCkk0yI
I often say the thing that makes our winters worth it is our summers. One thing that contributes is our terrific farmer’s market. In the weeks leading up to the first market of the year I tend to get annoyingly giddy with anticipation. I start daydreaming of fresh produce and happy Iowans finally emerging from their winter habitats. I needn’t suffer all winter from a lack of good local food, however. This year I have been stockpiling fresh produce for my family in various ways.
There are lots of options for this, and ICPL has resources to help you get started. If it’s canning and freezing you’re into, we have a program on safe practices from the Johnson County Extension that you may be interested in:
ICPL has a huge selection of books on canning and preserving. You can find many of these materials under call number 641.4.
Here are just a few selections:
Better Homes and Gardens You Can Can (A Guide to Canning, Preserving, and Pickling)
I have a young one at home who will be ready to start eating solids right about the time that getting fresh local produce is impossible. I’m planning ahead by freezing some pureed fruits and veggies (and it’s also so much less expensive than purchasing jarred baby food!)
“Some lovely cherries getting ready to be pureed”
If you’re interested in batch cooking to store ready made meals in your freezer, we have a lot of options. Last fall I did a batch cook from the book “Not Your Mother’s Make Ahead and Freeze Cookbook” The great thing about this book is that it gives you a complete plan for your batch cook, complete with a grocery shopping list and detailed instructions about what order to prep and cook things. However, this means you’re limited to the menu plans that they outline, and if you want to alter any of the recipes you would have to factor that in. We have many more books about make-ahead cooking available in our collection.
So stop by the farmer’s market this weekend and stock up on fresh, local produce that you can enjoy all
miserable tolerable Iowa winter long.
Katherine shares the book “enormous smallness” a story of the poet ee cummings.
Bond Drager at the Library