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Roaming librarians file dispatches from the world of information.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

'Tis the Season

Now that you're nearly finished digesting your luscious Thanksgiving meal, it's time to start thinking about the next round of holidays that are juat around the corner.  (Though I'm sure some of you have been thinking about such things, willingly or otherwise, since at least Halloween.)  Whether you're shopping your way through your family's holiday gift lists or lining up the menu for your perfect holiday meal, MCPL can help.  Visit our Consumer LibGuide for reviews, tips to save money, and more.  Use your library card to connect to our MasterFILE Premier database which contains (among other things), full text articles fro mseveral years worth of Consumer Reports.  Of course, if you're still somewhat technologically challenged, you can still read the print version of CR at many of our branches.  This LibGuide also contains links to an array of online consumer reviews from both professional reviewers, like Good Housekeeping, and the general public (like Amazon and Epinions).  You can also check out Enoch Pratt Free Library's recession busting tips.

For those with holiday baking and cooking on their minds, MCPL has plenty to offer you as well.  If you're looking for something different with perhaps a more international flair, check out the wide range of recipes in the the Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World.  This is just one of many resources contained in the Gale Virtual Reference Library.  Of course, you can visit our our online periodical databases, MasterFILE Premier and General OneFile to search our extensive collections of online magazines and newspapers to find the perfect recipes for your holiday meal.  Of course, don't forget to stop in and browse through the 641s for recipes for everything from apple pie to zucchini bread.  Yum!

Happy Holidays!

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CATEGORIES: Chris B. , Holidays , Shopping , Consumer Information , Food
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