See you at the parade!
We are closed tomorrow 3/14/17 due to inclement weather. Governor Cuomo has issued a state of emergency. Please stay off the roads to keep our emergency workers safe.
I was a Cub Scout, and there are some very vivid memories from that time in my life. One in particular stands out. I had just bought a pinewood derby car. For those of you who don’t know, this is a small rectangular wood block that Scouts carve into a car shape and race down a ramp. I had just gotten my first one, and my dad brought me into the garage. He let me outline the shape of the car I want, and then he cut along the line I had drawn. Then he gave me some sandpaper. I spent hours shaping it, painting it, and getting ready to race it. It was psyched. My dad would ask me, “are you sure you want to do that?” in a tone I’ve come over the years to associate with parental panic.
Due to the inclement weather, we are closed on 2/9/2017. A State of Emergency has been issued by Patchogue Village. All cars must be off village streets by 6 a.m. Please stay safe!
The library is closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day tomorrow. Did you know the American Library Association has an Award named for his wife, Coretta Scott King? Find out more on the ALA website, including a list of the winners. http://www.ala.org/emiert/cskbookawards/about
Martin Luther King Jr. was a great thinker and orator. The “I have a Dream” speech is his most famous, but he delivered many others. The quote on the picture below is from “The American Dream“, a sermon. The speech show cases Martin Luther King Jr.’s ability to blend philosophy, religion, political science and sociology into a single narrative. Coretta Scott King continued to fight for the equitable treatment of all people and for Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy long after his death. Her legacy, separate from that of Martin Luther King Jr.’s, is positive change achieved through courage and personal sacrifice.
You can stream movies, download magazines and books from the library even when we are closed. This includes Coretta Scott King winning and honor books. http://www.pmlib.org/downloads/ If you would like to read more about Dr. King, we have published a short bibliography with some additional links, of works on Martin Luther King in Context: A Man Who Inspired and was Inspired by Others, Resented by Many, Yet Rarely Marched Alone
Please be safe and stay off the roads!
It’s almost that time again to make that holiday feast. Whether or not you are the main chef or attending someone’s dinner, Thanksgiving is made up some very familiar comfort foods that everyone looks forward to. But perhaps you are looking for a unique spin on that stuffing recipe? Or maybe you want to make a traditional turkey. With the help of your Smartphone, I’m going to tell you about three apps that may come in handy for Thanksgiving!
Available for iOs/Android/Windows
Looking for a cooking app that gives you fresh recipes and major customization? Yummly does that and more. As a picky eater, there is a long list of foods that I don’t like: onions, tomatoes, beef, mushrooms, scallions…the list goes on and on. Yummly will ask you what foods you don’t eat and then will recommend recipes that don’t include those ingredients. Each recipe listed shows a mouthwatering picture along with the cooking time, the ingredients and most of the time, the calorie count. This is an excellent app that can be used to search for brand new recipes that will be guaranteed to wow your family and friends.
Check out this recipe: http://www.yummly.com/recipe/Thanksgiving-Meatloaf-with-Gravy-477727
Available for iOs/Android
Do you like eating healthy? On Sparkrecipes, a slightly less fancy interface than Yummly awaits you, but definitely more healthy. The app is searchable by keywords and you are able to form a menu that focuses around healthier options. Each recipe supplies the calorie count, nutrition information. I’ve been using this app for a while, in particular to locate recipes for healthy desserts. The recipes are very easy to follow and you can often find a variety of variations on the same recipe if you are missing a certain ingredient.
Here’s a recipe for self crust pumpkin pie: https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=454777
Available on iOs/Android
Perhaps this Thanksgiving, you are looking to bring in food. Or maybe you are tired of eating the Thanksgiving leftovers and want some nice takeout. Grubhub allows you to order food from the comfort of your smartphone. I’ve used it to order from a local pizza place and one of the features that I liked the most was that you can order without using a credit card and just pay cash upon delivery. Some of the places do charge a delivery fee, but overall, the app is useful because it tells you all kinds of places you may not have known that delivered that are local!
Banned Books Week is a an annual celebration of our intellectual freedom, “ the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction.” We, as Librarians, work hard to make sure that we maintain our subject “collections”, like Cooking, with modern sources and classics. We are dedicated to maintaining a diverse collections suitable for all people and view points. In collections like cooking, this is fairly easy. In sections like politics and religion, this is truly a challenge. Patron requests for materials make this easier.