Home Life Library: Discover new holiday recipes

Library: Discover new holiday recipes


Are you looking for new holiday recipes or something fun to serve at a New Year’s party?  Make a quick visit to the library where you will find rows of exciting ideas.       

In the cookbook section of the library there are plenty of choices like “Sweet Treats for the Holidays: Edible Creations for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and More” by Norene Cox and “The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book: Uncommon Recipes from the Celebrated Brooklyn Pie Shop” by Emily Elsen.  If baking cookies is more your style try “Cookie Craft Christmas: Dozens of Decorating Ideas for a Sweet Holiday” by Valerie Peterson.

Kids like to cook too, so let them try their hand at recipes from “Super Simple Holiday Treats: Easy No-bake Recipes for Kids” by Nancy Tuminelly and “Cool Holiday Treats: Easy Recipes for Kids to Bake” by Pam Price.

Popular magazines like “Every Day with Rachael Ray” and “Taste of Home Simple & Delicious” are perfect for last minute ideas.      

Save time by going online at www.bossierlibrary.org where you can check out electronic versions of “Holiday Baking: New and Traditional Recipes for Wintertime Holidays” by Sara Perry, “Joan Nathan’s Jewish Holiday Cookbook: Revised and Updated on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Publication of the Jewish Holiday Kitchen” by Joan Nathan, and “The Neely’s Celebration Cookbook: Down Home Meals for Every Occasion” by Pat Neely and Gina Neely.

According to children’s librarian Jessica McCart, Bossier Parish Libraries are Christmas destinations where there is something for everyone.

Make a note for December: Bossier Parish Libraries will be closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, December 24, 25 and 26 for Christmas.

Aulds Library (318) 742-2337

  • On the 20th, the Polar Express Program at 11a.m.

Bossier Central (318) 746-1693

  • December 2 through January 4, play the Life size Candy Land game in Children’s Services.
  • Thursday, the 18th, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. you are invited to the Bossier Central Book Club Christmas party. They will be discussing “Starry Night” by Debbie Macomber.

East-80 Library (318) 949-2665

  • December 18, Christmas Craft Day for all ages begins at 9:00a.m. Crafts include a Christmas wreath, Candy Canes, and Reindeer Ornaments.

Benton Library (318) 965-2751

  • On the 20th, at 11:00 a.m., and then again at 1:00 p.m. children of all ages are invited to “All Aboard the Polar Express!”  Two separate program times are being offered because this is a popular program and seating is limited, so please preregister.

New Books


“The Peripheral” by William Gibson

“Trails & Targets” by Kelly Eileen Hake

“Seventh Grave and No Body” by Darynda Jones

“A Map of Betrayal: A Novel” by Ha Jin

“A Swollen Red Sun” by Matthew McBride

“Letting Go” by Molly McAdams

“Christmas Comes to Little Hickman Creek” by Sharlene MacLaren

“Unforgiven” by Rebecca Shea

“Eleven Days” by Stav Sherez

“Lead” by Kylie Scott


“Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith” by Joe Perry

“iPhone for Dummies” by Edward C. Baig

“Amazon Fire Phone for Dummies” by Dan Gookin

“Glimpsing Heaven” by Judy Bachrach

“The Way Forward” by Paul Ryan

“World Order” by Henry Kissinger

“Ebola” by David Quammen

“Lean In for Graduates” by Sheryl Sandberg

“Lost in Translation” by Ella Frances Sanders

“Undeniable” by Bill Nye

Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for the Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at vhardin@bossierlibrary.org

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