At the Library 9/30/21


At the Library
by Meredith Madison

Beginnings of Fall

As fall quickly approaches, many of us start to search for fun indoor activities. The cooler weather often pushes us to be more creative. Here at the library we have many books on various fall activities that may just spark your interest. For some, a new season brings the desire to start getting creative in the kitchen. In the fall, I love to start thinking of home cooked meals and how yummy, comforting, and warm they are. A lot of us pull out our old and well loved recipes, but sometimes trying something new can be even more fun! Luckily we have many cookbooks here at the library on baking and home style cooking! One item we have on homestyle cooking is called Healthy Homestyle Cooking: 200 of your favorite family recipes By Evelyn Tribole. This book gives 200 easy homestyle recipes that are perfect for fall dinners. If baking is more your thing, check out The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Easy Artisan Bread by Yvonne Ruperti. This book has easy artisan bread recipes that bring a warm and satisfying end result! 

Another fun fall activity is knitting! Knitting is one of those activities that you can do as you cozy up next to a fire. You can make endless items with just a ball of yarn and knitting utensils. In our upstairs nonfiction collection, we have many books with projects to keep you knitting for a long time! If you’ve never lifted a knitting needle, don’t worry because we have a book called Knitting For the First Time by Vanessa-Ann. This book will teach you the basic fundamentals of knitting, and it includes some easy first-time knitting projects. If you think crochet if more your style, take a look at Essential Crochet: 30 irresistible projects for you and your home by Erika Knight. 

Fall is a great time to start thinking about cozying up next to a fire or making your kitchen smell amazing with your new fall dish. Even though it’s getting cooler outside, you can still focus on being creative indoors! If you would like any of these items or want to look at our online catalog you can go to www.washington.biblionix  . You can request these books or any others ahead of time by reserving online or calling in! Our library number is (319)-653-2726. You can choose from our curbside service or just come right on in! We’d love to see you soon!