As the cooler, wetter weather is upon us, the library is the perfect place to get inspiration and resources for making the most of life from the cozy indoors. Coming in from the cold to try a new recipe is a great way to nurture your soul. Our collection of cookbooks is diverse and a feast for the senses. Let Jamie Oliver or Canadian Living be your guide if you are new to the kitchen, or for the seasoned chefs there are countless cuisines to try: from Asian Fusion to Authentic Mexican. On Saturday, Nov. 7 at 1:30pm, author Michelle Catherine Nelson will read from, and provide a demonstration from her new book The Urban Homesteading Cookbook: Forage, Farm, Ferment and Feast for a better world.
There is also an array of baking books for the special occasion cake, artisanal breads or yummy muffins to enjoy with coffee on a rainy morning. The beautiful photos and tactical pleasure of reading a cookbook can be addictive; before you know you it you will be a connaisseur of different techniques.
In addition to exploring the world through cuisine, our travel collection will allow you to explore the world from your sofa. Travel guides and DVD’s are a fun way to think about your next trip, or to learn about another region. Our collection of DVDs is now very extensive and includes TV series, classic and new movies, and documentaries: a great way to have free entertainment.
Our weekly ongoing programs at the library include Spanish, French, and Japanese Conversation groups, Knitting for Everyone, and Scrabble. Our Wednesday evening programming includes our monthly GDPL Book Club. On Wed. Oct. 28 at 6pm is Women’s Voices: Public Speaking Skills with Katherine Scott, and on Wed. Nov. 18 at 6pm is a Travel Slideshow of Ecuador.
Heather Evans-Cullen, the Library’s Outreach Community and Partnership Coordinator wrote this month’s article. Heather is responsible for connecting with community partners and individuals, ensuring the Library is meeting the needs of our community. If you have questions about any Library programs or services call the Library at 604.886.2130 or visit our website: gibsons.bc.libraries.coop.