We all know life is busy and the New Year is that time people create goals and resolutions to carry into the next year. Luckily, January has several holidays to help with that – Get a Balanced Life month and Get Organized month! While these holidays help us get in gear for the new year right at the beginning of January, resolutions can occur all year long. Continue reading
Those cold winter nights, finals week, and the holidays coming up make it hard to want anything but comfort food. Well, you’re in luck, December has just the perfect day to enjoy all the comfort food you want. Comfort Food Day is December 5th and what better comfort food than some recipes with warm and filling chicken? These recipes are sure to bring some comfort to you and anyone else who needs comfort from a home cooked dish or two.
National Cookbook Month is here! And do we have a special treat for our readers – we recently added a great collection of Cookbooks to our stacks. Continue reading
Banned Books Week is upon us! Come celebrate the week with us from September 23 – 29th. The theme of this year is ‘Speak Out – Banning Books Silences Stories’. Continue reading
This month we’re celebrating Peaches! Every day of August you can enjoy a sweet peach as a snack or in a meal. The sweet taste of peaches infused in meat and desserts is sure to be the talk of the dinner table. You’d be surprised what savory dishes peaches can create for your dinner table or those barbecues and picnics that still continue during the warm August weather. Continue reading
July is coming to a close and soon we’ll be in August! Can you believe August is already here? Life goes by so fast and gets so cluttered that it’s important to keep in mind ways to reduce stress or clutter in your life. The first week of August is “National Simplify Your Life Week”. This yearly observation is given in order to help bring attention to reducing clutter as well as other things in your life that may pile up over time.
A library is full of worlds and villains hidden within the pages of our books. The question is – why do we often find ourselves loving the bad guy? Why do we have fandoms, Pinterest boards, and Counter Displays devoted to these Villains? Well, villains are a key part of stories. If they aren’t believable, there is no story, no conflict, nothing for the hero to defeat. Some may be more anti-heroes, out for themselves but not evil as their story progresses – Loki Laufeyson is a case and point for this. A villain in Avengers but throughout the rest of the Marvel universe, he’s mischievous and has some good points to his character. Some villains you can understand why they are the way they are. You sympathize with them and sometimes they’re put together so well that you can believe their motives. Continue reading
Garlic is good for many things. It adds flavor to dishes, helps protect you against vampires, and lowers your blood pressure. Now that spring is in full bloom, it’s time to take those resolutions to another level. National Blood Pressure Month brings attention to heart disease and high blood pressure. There are many ways to reduce ones blood pressure through healthy eating while still making tasty dishes. Sure, they’re not all low in calories but they can definitely be good for your blood pressure and help fill your stomach.
Stress, stress, stress. That word comes up in our lives constantly. It comes around as the holidays come and go. It exists whenever there are major events happening in the world, in our lives, or even events in our daily lives. Continue reading