Homing in on the Holidays

bing crosby

Let the caroling commence! Our fine media librarians, Kathy and Linda, have put up the holiday music display, including over a hundred Christmas music CDs. You’ll find carols from all genres–jazz, blues, classical, pop and soul. From Handel to Bing Crosby to Josh Groban, there’s a song for you. We also have caroling sheet music and lyrics for your holiday parties. Just ask a librarian, or cruise our Christmas display.

Josh Groban

Tis the season to feast, whether one celebrates Christmas, Channukah, Kwanzaa, Festivus or any other Solstice observance. With the celebrations, near universally, comes food: traditional, filling and, all too often, metabolism-busting. We have some new cooking and refined diet books in The Community Library that may enhance your options for holiday fare and extend your traditional fare. For northerly palates, we have Christmas in Scandinavia, recipes and traditions from Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

celebraciones mexicanas

For a bit of south of the border spice, try Celebraciones Mexicanas (so new to the collection it won’t be cataloged until next week!) From pozole blanco to islas flotante al Rompopo, you’ll find many recipes to celebrate Noche Buena, Navidad, on through to the Dia de los Reyes Magos.

non-gmo cookbook

The Community Library has a very robust collection of cookbooks, including specialty lifestyle choices focusing on vegan, paleo, non-gluten, allergy-sensitive, immune-sensitive, and kosher diets. Our most recent addition is the Non-GMO Cookbook: Recipes and advice for a non-GMO lifestyle by Megan Westgate and Courtney Pineau for patrons interested in avoiding genetically modified foods. There are cookbooks for locavores, vegavores, omnivores and carnivores galore in our cookery section.

Feast on our books this season @The Community Library, where library cards are free to all locals and visitors to the Wood River Valley.

During the season of giving, please consider donating to The Community Library Annual Appeal. We do not receive tax funds, and we survive solely upon donations to the Library and the Gold Mine. And have a festive Solstice season! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

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  1. Of course, there are also the cookbooks that we’ve grown up with — AND In RHD, we have books on pioneer cookery. If you want a traditional Euro-Idaho holiday meal, don’t forget the oysters. All night, potluck dances were all the rage! Manga!

    • I seem to remember oysters advertised in old Ketchum Keystone newspapers in the saloons in the 1890’s–they’d bring them up on the train from San Francisco, packed in ice and sawdust, 2 dollars a pop!


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