Library Musings: Tis the season to CAN with canning books and a canning exchange

Grand Forks and District Public Library
By Grand Forks and District Public Library
August 30th, 2013

Hi Folks!

It’s that time of year again – gardens overflowing with vegetables, fruit trees bowled over with fruit, the farmers market stalls piled high with produce. And you might be asking yourself two questions: How’s my cooking? How’s my canning?


We all fall into cooking ruts – making the same meals week after week, and it never hurts to have a little bit of extra inspiration. Which works out well, because we have the wonderfully inspiring and passionate Carolyn Herriot coming to the library on Saturday, September 7 at 3 pm to share from her newest book, The Zero-Mile Cookbook. Carolyn is the author of the bestselling A Year on the Garden Path, and The Zero-Mile Diet. She has regular columns in BC Living and Common Ground magazines, and runs a successful organic seed business in Victoria. Don’t miss it!


Come to our 2nd Annual Canning Exchange on Thursday, September 5 at 6:30 pm, for an evening discussion on all things canning. We’ll share recipes, tips, tricks and techniques. If you want, you can bring a jar to exchange – Bring us your pickles! Your jams! Your jellies, chutneys, and sauces!  

Labour Day

The library will be closed on Saturday, August 31.

What You’ve Been Reading

Here are the most popular magazines and young adult books of 2013:

Most popular Magazines of 2013

1.       Maclean’s

2.       People

3.       Canadian House & Home

4.       Canada’s Style at Home

5.       Rolling Stone

6.       Martha Stewart Living

7.       The New Yorker

8.       Canadian Living

9.       Popular Mechanics

10.   Bon Appetit

Most popular Young Adult books of 2013

1.       The Edge of Nowhere (Elizabeth George)

2.       Maximum Ride (James Patterson)

3.       The Rising (Kelley Armstrong)

4.       Clockwork Princess (Cassandra Clare)

5.       City of Ashes (Cassandra Clare)

6.       Tiger’s Curse (Colleen Houck)

7.       The Perfect Fit (Louise Kean)

8.       Emblaze (Jessica Shirvington)

9.       The Sending (Kevin Murphy)

10.   Back and Deader than Ever (Lisi Harrison)

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