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Eat a Little Better

“Food Justice” and the Smithsonian’s Food History Weekend 2020

The 2020 Smithsonian Food History Weekend which takes place Oct. 15 -17 will explore historical and systemic injustices with people who are working to make a difference by creating alternative models of empowerment within their own communities or by helping others make fundamental changes toward equity.

Mending Life

Mending Clothes & Ourselves

Inspirational and Instructional Books on Mending

As Elizabeth Cline explores in Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, our overconsumption of textiles is ecologically disastrous, contributes to labor and human rights abuses, and is bad for our souls.

The Homesteader's Natural Chicken Keeping Handbook

Egg-cellent Backyard Chickens

Highly Recommended Books on Raising Chickens

Interest in chicken-keeping and sales of chicks have risen dramatically since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. If you too dream of raising chickens or just want to learn more about what is involved in such an endeavor, the books below can assist and inspire you. One day you may delight in freshly laid eggs, enjoy the company of feathered friends, and achieve greater self-sufficiency.

Meditate with Me

Mindfulness & Meditation for Kids

We live in stressful times, and while adults may feel it acutely, children are not immune to the stressors of school, family, friendships and internal pressures. Whether toddler or tween, kids can benefit from mindfulness practices, meditation and yoga.

Spark Joy

Clean your Quarantine Away

Some decluttering books to help you relax

You might be using your time stuck at home to catch up on TV, but maybe now is the time to clean your closet or go through your bookshelf! If you want to clean, but need some help, here are a few experts writing on the subject of clean, happy homes. They will give you the tips, steps and tricks to getting your home in ship-shape by the time you return to your normal routine. 

Collards

Chef Quarantine

Collard Greens Salad with Fried Plantain and Sumac

Did you ever think collard greens could taste so good?  Try this any time of the day salad to complete your meal.  This recipe will bring the family together to relax, converse and have fun in making a tasty springtime dish. May 2020 edition. of Bon Appetit Magazine, p.84 & 85 Collards Greens Salad w/ Fried Plantain and Sumac Stay tuned for next week's incredible recipe See you in the kitchen!

Chef Quarantine

Skillet Roasted Broccoli

Bring the family together by making a tasty meal each week with a little help from the Library. All featured recipes can be found in cooking magazines, which can be downloaded for free with your library card. This skillet roasted broccoli from Cook's Illustrated is a perfect balance of healthy, delicious and satisfying. We hope that you enjoy!  Explore more magazine recipes on RBdigital

Chef Quarantine

Spring Chicken Dinner Salad

Chef Quarantine  Spring Chicken Dinner Salad by Kat Boytsova

Paddle Your Own Canoe, Nick Offerman

Soothing Audiobooks

Set Your Mind At Ease

It’s a pretty hectic world out there right now, so here are a few audiobooks to listen to with Overdrive. You can download or stream them, and listen to a relaxing book to distract yourself and de-stress.

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