Literary and culinary tastes of fall to be found at Abington Community Library

Abington Library News - Laura Gardoski | September 13th, 2015 2:53 pm

Join us from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 for the Friends of the Abington Community Library Fall Book Sale at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church. Thousands of adult and children’s books, talking books and DVDs will be available for purchase.

The preview sale for Friends members only will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2 after set-up. Not a current member? Join or renew your membership on Friday, at $10 for individuals and $15 for families. Don’t forget to stop by the Teen Leadership Committee’s bake sale to support various programs at the library, such as Crafters’ Club, LEGO Club, and Family Storytime.

The Abington Community Library will present a new fundraiser, “Tasting by the Book,” to be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Library, for adults only. Attend this signature event to taste delicious food prepared by generous local community cooks, and bid on your favorite items to enjoy at a later date. You can also purchase a cookbook to take home. Tickets are $25 per person, advance sales only. Come out and enjoy some of the best food our community has to offer, as well as local wine, all while supporting expanded outdoor programming at the library. Proceeds will fund installation of a retractable awning on the library’s side lawn, increasing programming opportunities.

It will not be long until fall is officially upon us. Take a look at some cozy cookbooks and get inspired to try some new recipes during the cooler months. The following newer books are all available at the library.

• “Charlie Palmer’s American Fare,” by Charlie Palmer

Featuring local and artisanal ingredients, simple preparation, and unexpected flavor combinations.

• “Chloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen,” by Chloe Coscarelli

Includes pizzas, pastas, pestos, risottos, and lots of creamy Italian classics.

• “Cook for Your Life,” by Ann Ogden Gaffney

Delicious, nourishing recipes for before, during, and after cancer treatment.

• Michael Symon’s “5 in 5 for Every Season”

Features quick, fresh dishes and includes holiday fare.

• “Root to Leaf: A Southern Chef Cooks Through the Seasons” by Steven Satterfield

A cookbook celebrating vegetables, arranged by season.

• “A Taste of Cowboy: Ranch Recipes and Tales from the Trail,” by Kent Rollins

Simple recipes to be made from ingredients you are likely to have on hand, like canned goods.

• “The Vermont Country Store Cookbook,” by Andrea Diehl

Recipes, history, and lore from the classic American country store.

Abington Library News

Laura Gardoski

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