Monday, November 19, 2018

2018 National Book Award Winners Announced

The National Book Foundation announced the winners of this year's National Book Awards. Below are the winners with a link to the title in our catalog.

Fiction


The Friend, by Sigrid Nunez

Nonfiction














The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, by Jeffrey C. Stewart

Translated Literature














The Emissary, by Yoko Tawada, translated by Margaret Mitsutani

Poetry














Indecency, by Justin Phillip Reed

Young People's Literature














The Poet X, by Elizabeth Acevedo

For the long list of finalist, click here to go to the National Book Foundation website.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Most Banned Books of 2017

In honor of Banned Books Week, September 23-29, the American Library Association created an infographic listing the top ten most challenged books of 2017.

If you'd like to know more about why any of these titles were challenged, click here to view an annotated list of the top ten most challenged books for every year through 2001.



Click here to search for any of the titles in our catalog.

Click here to search for any of the titles in Overdrive/Libby.

Click here to search for any of the titles in hoopla.

If you'd like more information please leave a comment below or contact the Mt. Pleasant Regional Library, located at 1133 Mathis Ferry Rd., Mt. Pleasant, by phone, (843) 849- 6161, or by email, MtpReference@ccpl.org.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Learn to Bake with the Library

Anyone else completely obsessed with "The Great British Baking Show"? I've never been a person to enjoy cooking or baking but I am completely sucked in to this television show! I want to learn how to make all the yummy bakes including pies, cakes, puddings, and custards.

If you have never seen "The Great British Baking Show" you can check out the show's DVDs from the library. Click here to see which seasons are available. Some of the seasons are also available for streaming on hoopla, click here to check it out and start streaming.

If you're wanting to learn how to make all the yummy goodness try:

Rose's Baking Basics: 100 Essential Recipes, with More Than 600 Step-by-Step Photos by Rose Levy Beranbaum

Best selling author and baking expert, Rose Levy Beranbaum, guides readers through no fuss recipes such as brownies, holiday pies, birthday cakes, and homemade bread. Beranbaum uses a streamlined and simplified approach along with instructive photos to help you along the way. Throughout the book she shares tips and methods for best flavors and foolproof results.

Click here to view in our catalog.

The Great British Bake Off Big Book of Baking by Lisa Collister 

This cookbook contains 120 recipes from both the judges and bakers of The Great British Bake Off! Using easy-to-follow techniques there are recipes for biscuits, bread, cakes, and all the yummy goodness created on the show. Chapters showcase the best recipes from the challenges including Mary and Paul's Signature Bakes, Technical Challenges, and Showstoppers along with best bakers' recipes from the show. This book is a great guide to baking whether you're new to baking or a well-practiced home cook, with step-by-step photographs to help guide readers through more complicated techniques.

Click here to view in our catalog.

If you'd like more resources about learning how to bake please leave a comment below or contact the Mt. Pleasant Regional Library, located at 1133 Mathis Ferry Rd., Mt. Pleasant, by phone, (843) 849- 6161, or by email, MtpReference@ccpl.org.