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Childrens’ book author to visit Tuesday


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Summer Reading has come to an end and we’d like to thank everyone who participated, donated and supported us in this annual tradition! We couldn’t do it without our wonderful community! We’re also asking for feedback and you can fill out a Summer Reading Survey in the library or print it out online and return it for a free coupon of your choice.

This is the start of a two-week hiatus for the Wednesday and Saturday Story Times as we do clean-up from the Summer Reading Program and families get ready for back-to-school. Story Times will resume at their regular schedule on Wednesday, Aug. 15 with the theme of “Picnics.”

On Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 5:30 p.m., there will be a special program featuring Sara Triana Mitchell, author of “Love Love Bakery: A Wild Home for All.” She will do a reading of this inclusive children’s book, which features a diverse cast of characters and tells a story of love and acceptance. Featuring watercolor illustrations from artist H2 Alaska, as well as recipes and baking fun, this book can be a joy to read for adults, as well as children. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing, as will “We All Rise” mugs. There will also be coffee, sourdough bread and jam and coloring sheets to enjoy, too. This event is free to attend and open to all ages. For more information, you can call 575-622-7101, visit 301 N. Pennsylvania Ave. and find the website at roswell-nm.gov/405/.

Book Talk by Amanda Davis
Reference Librarian

If “Love Love Bakery” has whet your appetite then you’re in luck, because the Roswell Public Library has a plethora of recipe books available across the collections and is getting new ones in all the time. There are plenty of diet books, too, but these two recent releases are more about eating heartily, rather than eating healthy.

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“Munchies: Late-Night Meals from the World’s Best Chefs” by J.J. Goode provides recipes from the web series “Chef’s Night Out.” I find it lamentable when a cookbook doesn’t include pictures of the food they’re trying to sell, but this one certainly delivers on that front. You can just browse the gorgeous pictures included to indulge yourself in the food without even attempting to cook it. Illustrations by Justin Hager are also included, displaying various chefs and celebrities in amusing and not-so-dignified repose. Of course being about late-night food cravings, most of these recipes are about deep-fried, fat-filled, cheese-fueled, grease-laden guilt trips, but sometimes you just need to partake of these indulgences, at least once in a while.

This next book has a more focused subject for its compilation of recipes. “A Burger to Believe In” by Chris Kronner has an endearing title and an earnest purpose: to help home cooks make the best burgers they possibly can. Not just offering an ingredient list to follow without question, Kronner strives to impart the tips and techniques in constructing the burger starting from the very basics in order to achieve the best quality. This includes what kind of meat to purchase, quality buns, meat-to-bun ratio and the sides and drinks that will truly help your burger shine. There are picture tutorials for a variety of fries, onion rings and a myriad of salads to choose from. Proteins stray from beef into seafood, lamb and vegetable patties and the drink and desserts are delectable on their own or served with your burger to believe in. Both of these books can be found in the Adult Non-fiction section.

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