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Cookbook Book Club

Cookbook Book Club

3rd Tuesday of Each Month, 6:30 PM

Calling All Cooks!

Come join the Nevin’s Library’s Cookbook Book Club (say that 10 times fast!) with Pat Graham.

Check out a copy of the selected book or books at the Main Desk, pick a recipe, (email it to Pat to avoid duplicates) and prepare it for the program.

We’ll sample lots of good, interesting foods, talk about what worked, what didn’t and how to make it easier and healthier.

We will also discuss Restaurants we visited and critique them.

November’s Selection will be Favorite Family Thanksgiving Recipes that could be served to company!

Click Here for November’s meeting.  For more information, contact Patricia Graham at 978-686-4080 x16  or

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Adulting @ the Nevins Library

Help! Will someone please teach me how to be an adult?!

No worries, the Nevins Library is here!


“To ‘adult’ is to behave like an adult, specifically to do the things—often mundane—that an adult is expected to do.

It’s also common as a gerund—that is, in the form adulting as a noun, as in “Adulting is hard” or “I’m not very good at adulting.”

To adult is to behave like an adult, to do the things that adults regularly have to do. This includes things like having a job and living independently, sure, but also such mundanities as taking clothes to the dry cleaners (and remembering to pick them up), making and keeping dental appointments, getting your car registered, doing yardwork.”

from Merriam-Webster

Luckily, the Nevins Library is offering an “adulting” series to help you learn the basics of cooking, financial literacy, applying for college and sewing.  Click on the links above to check out the description of the programs, the dates, and to register.

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By the light of the latke…

The winter holiday season brings all sorts of wonderful comfort food:  special dishes steeped in tradition, warming soups/stews, aromatic spices, and delicious baked goods.  With Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights starting yesterday, my mind conjures up the particular light that comes from the traditional crispy, golden-brown potato latkes.  The oil the latkes are fried in represents the miracle of a day’s worth of oil lasting for a full eight days during the rededication of the Temple.

Whether you enjoy the traditional foods of Hanukkah or are ready for a contemporary take on the old favorites, you may enjoy browsing through the following cookbooks :

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Jewish Holiday Style by Rita Milos Brownstein
A beautiful guide to celebrating the Jewish rituals in style

Jewish Hadassah Holiday Cookbook by Joan Schwartz Michel and Louis Wallach
Traditional recipes from contemporary Kosher Kitchens

The Holiday Kosher Baker by Paula Shoyer
Traditional and contemporary holiday desserts

The Jewish Holiday Cookbook by Gloria Kaufer Greene
An international collection of recipes and customs


May the lights of Hanukkah usher in a better world  for all humankind.

Author Unknown

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