The weather is getting chillier, and that means it’s time for some special sweet treats – including hot cocoa!
Here are a few recipes:
To make homemade ‘instant’ cocoa:
- 3 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 1/4 cups cocoa
- 1 tablespoon table salt
Combine these three ingredients and store them in an airtight container. Add 2 tbs. of this cocoa powder to 1 cup of hot milk. Stir and enjoy!
To make rich, decadent hot cocoa, try Polar Express Hot Chocolate (from the blog Honey & Fitz):
- 1.5 cups of heavy cream
- 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)
- 2 cups of bittersweet chocolate chips
- 6 cups of milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix all ingredients together (stirring regularly) for 30-40 minutes. This is also slow-cooker friendly – add all ingredients and cook on low for a few hours.Come in a check out our recipe books for more delicious ideas to spice up your holidays.
Filed under: Events, Libraries, Newark | Tags: adults, newark Library, sewing
November kicked off the library’s first-ever sewing workshops. At Sewing 101 on November 8 (to be repeated on January 10) sewing expert Jennifer Serr taught students sewing basics and how to use a paper pattern before they sewed a drawstring bag. Students will create a zippered pouch on December 6, from 1 – 3 p.m. (Class is full but will be repeated February 7.) Christmas stockings will be the project on December 13 at 10 a.m. All materials and equipment will be supplied. Registration is required so email email@example.com if you are interested. We also need volunteers to help with classes.
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Are you ready for Halloween? We found some videos for your (not so) spooky pleasure.
Knock Knock, Trick Or Treat? | Halloween Song | Super Simple Songs
Donald Duck Cartoon| Happy Halloween | And chip&day Full Episodes 2014
Halloween! Wiki for Kids at Cool School
Silly Symphony – The Skeleton Dance 1929 Disney Short
Michael Jackson’s skeleton dance from “Ghosts” (1997)
Filed under: community, Events, Libraries, Newark | Tags: crochet, crocheting, knit, knitting
Led by expert knitter Colette Pispisa and expert crocheter Betty Joseph, Stitch ‘n Inch meets every other Saturday from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. to knit, crochet, and socialize. Everyone is welcome.
Bring your own needles or hooks to learn, or borrow straight knitting needles and yarn. Colette is proficient at using double-pointed needles, but if you want to learn how to make hats, socks, or both, you need to buy yourself a set.
All of Harry Potter in one comic!
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Victoria Dahl write both contemporary and historical romance novels. From her bio: “Victoria Dahl lives with her family in a small town high in the Utah mountains. During the summer, she hikes and drinks margaritas (usually not at the same time.)…She’s been reading romance since the age of twelve and started her first manuscript at the tender age of twenty.”
Some quotes about Dahl’s wrting:
“[A] hands-down winner, a sensual story filled with memorable characters.”-Booklist on Start Me Up
“Dahl smartly wraps up a winning tale full of endearing oddballs, light mustery and plenty of innuendo and passion.” -Publishers Weekly on Talk Me Down
Dahl’s Donovan Brothers series starts with Good Girls Don’t, followed by Bad Boys Do and finally Real Men Will.
You can check them out with your phone, tablet, or ereader from our website: bit.ly/1r82wl4
Filed under: books | Tags: books, dvds, holds, lucky day, special collection, the Lucky Day collection
Tired of being 134th on the hold list for a hot new title? Check out the Lucky Day collection!
Shelved in front of the Circulation Desk, Lucky Day is a special collection of popular new books and dvds that are available on a first-come, first served basis. If you find what you want, you can borrow it immediately. Like similar items in the regular collection, you can keep books for 3 weeks and movies for 1 week. Lucky Day items cannot, however, be renewed.
Once you find that longed-for title, please remember to cancel your hold, unless you want to enjoy it again when the hold is filled. Thanks.