This Thursday evening, April 30th the library will have a tea party from 7 – 8 pm. Don’t worry – decaffeinated options will be available, and this is open to all ages. We’ll learn about the history of tea, and some tea etiquette as well as types of tea available. Call the library to sign up.
This week’s review is from the rotating book van, so if it sounds interesting be sure to come into the library before the second week in June to check it out! The library has it’s own extensive collection of cookbooks on nearly every ingredient and dish. However, the cookbook we just got from the rotating van is certainly unique! Beyond Delicious: The Ghost Whisperer’s Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes from the Dearly Departed by Mary Ann Winkowski and David Powers contains both recipes reportedly direct from the dearly departed, as well as short vignettes of how the authors received these recipes from beyond the earthly kitchen. This cookbook is a companion to the book series penned by the same authors covering haunted locations across the US that offer public tours. The recipes are mostly down home, comfort style dishes, but the book is formatted to be read more as fiction than cooking guide. If you like reading about ghostly encounters, page on through (and maybe skip the recipes). If you are more interested in the recipes here and now, broad categories can help you skim the selection a bit faster too.
You can get the book reviewed here and more great titles to watch, read, listen to, or play with at the Port Library at 1718 N. Hersey in Beloit. This is director Rachel Malay, saying “Thanks for checking us out!”