Hello Marquette! I am Tracy Boehm, the new Technical Services Librarian at the Peter White Public Library. I love to learn something new every day and have a lot of hobbies including cooking, knitting, spinning, and reading comic books. In the spirit of learning something new, here are some titles from our New Non-Fiction Collection which focus on learning something new.
Bacon Nation: 125 Irresistible Recipes, By Peter Kaminsky & Marie Rama
Location: New Adult Non-Fiction 641.664 KA
I love cooking, especially as the weather gets a bit colder and the house is warmed by a meal or snack in the oven. The warmth, taste, and smell of bacon has always held a special place in my cooking repertoire. This cookbook, written by, and for bacon lovers, is a special treat. Peter Kaminsky, author of Pig Perfect: Encounters with Remarkable Swine and Some Great Ways to Cook Them and Culinary Intelligence: The Art of Eating Healthy (and Really Well), and Marie Rama, are true bacon connoisseurs. The beginning of the book provides instruction about what constitutes bacon, different ways to prepare it, quick uses, and how to use grease in innovative ways. From appetizers to desserts, this cookbook will delight the bacon lover and teach you new culinary techniques.
Made by Dad: 67 blueprints for making cool stuff: projects you can build for (and with) your kids!, By Scott Bedford
Location: New Adult Non-Fiction 745.5 BE
Making something with your hands is a huge accomplishment. You walk pass the item time and time again and say, I made that! These feelings are magnified when you created the piece with another person. In Made by Dad, the projects are simple, require no hi-tech gadgetry, include project templates, and in-depth, illustrated instructions. Broken into seven chapters; Dangerous Dcor, Home Hacks, Suspect Science, Geeky Gadgets, Covert Creations, Arty Party, and Playful Parenting, there is a project for every child. Moms, don't be put off by the title, these projects are just as fun when created with you.
Crochet 101: Master basic skills and techniques easily through step-by-step instruction, By Deborah Burger
Location: New Adult Non-Fiction 746.434 BU
If you ever knit in public, you will inevitably be asked if you are crocheting. Most experience knitters only know how to crochet decorative borders. This book, written by Deborah Burger, is intended for the crocheting beginner. With step-by-step instructions, Burger teaches the basics of selecting the right yarn for the right project, hook types and sizes, gauge checking, chaining, basic stitches, and reading patterns. After mastering the basics with this book, you can check out the rest of our craft section on the second floor for fun and funky projects.
Songwriting without boundaries: lyric writing exercises for finding your voice, By Pat Pattinson
Location: New Adult Non-Fiction 782.4213 PA
Many people enjoy humming while they work, or singing about mundane tasks, such as washing the dishes or folding laundry. Have you ever thought of learning how to mold those words into full length songs? With over 150 prompts, Pat Pattinson helps you develop the skills needed to add vivid details, use metaphors and comparative language, and add rhythm to your songs. Pattinson is an expert in songwriting, a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he teaches Lyric Writing and Poetry, and has taught songwriting to numerous musicians including John Mayer. He has written several books about song writing including The Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure and Writing Better Lyrics.
Straw bale gardens: the breakthrough method for growing vegetables anywhere, earlier and with no weeding, By Joel Karsten
Location: New Adult Non-Fiction 635 KA
As the fall slowly rolls in and the garden begins to fade away, it is the perfect time to learn about different gardening techniques in preparation for the next gardening season. In Joel Karsten's Straw Bale Gardens, you can explore the straw bale gardening technique, similar to container gardening; however, in this situation, the straw bale itself is the container. Karsten boasts that straw bale gardens have higher yields, never need weeding, do not require soil, extends the growing season, and can go anywhere, even balconies and driveways. Check out this and other gardening books to learn the best gardening techniques for you and your garden.