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Library Talk – November 2, 2017

Library Talk November 2, 2017

Thanks to everyone that came to the flood insurance program last week—it was a lively and informative discussion with many questions and answers. The library was left with a set of flood map surveys to have on hand for any interested party to look at.  This week, a different kind of insurance—Questions on Medicare enrollment will be answered this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the library meeting room. As always, these meetings are free and open to the public.

I’ve mentioned our wide range of magazines in the past, but I wanted to let you know we received the first issue of a gift subscription of Cook’s Illustrated.  For those of you not familiar with this magazine, its concentration is on learning techniques, product review, and trends.  The November/December issue discusses how to braise a brisket, roasting a turkey breast, reviewing common brands of whole turkeys, skillet-roasted brussels sprouts, and do you need a santoko knife? This plus lots more in a magazine with no advertisements, a rarity anymore in the magazine world.

While it seems in the ‘distant’ future, River Village Christmas and the anticipated Friends of the Library Book Sale is on the horizon (Friday December 8thafter the tree lighting, and Saturday December 9th 10-4) This week we had the opportunity to pick up roughly 700 books to add to the sale mix, including over 4 boxes filled with a variety of cookbooks—these always sell well, and we are pleased to have enough to really fill out a table.  We have been receiving a nice assortment of books—some so new looking they could be straight out of a store without being read!  Let’s hope for a good RVC this year.  If you are interested in participating or helping out with events, I believe the next River Village Christmas meeting is Thursday, November 9th at 6:00 p.m. here at the library, led by Fred Dengler, chief elf.

Matthew