News from Lopez Library

As April is National Poetry month, we’ll start off the month with a visit from Samual Green, Washington State’s first Poet Laureate and longtime Waldron Island resident. Join us on Saturday, April 5, at 5 p.m. for reading and appetizers around the Library fire.

Remember, the library also hosts an ongoing open mike night for poetry the last Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. We’d love to hear your own work or any favorite poems you have to share.

In celebration of National Library Week (April 13-19), the library will be hosting a drawing for prizes (gift certificates, free books, book bags, etc.) to thank our loyal patrons. We’ll have freebies and food during the week for those coming to the library and a special Story Hour is planned. To enter the drawing (on our website or dropbox), tell us your favorite book and why and we’ll enter you in the giveaway. Later we’ll publish the list to share your favorites with the community. In addition, we will take your picture with your favorite book to create your own personal “Read” poster at no charge. Camera shy? Not a problem. The poster is optional, but a fun way to promote the love and wonder of reading.

The library has obtained a fresh selection of cookbooks with a focus on creating delicious meals for people with certain conditions. Below is a sampling of books that can make living with a chronic condition a little easier and tastier:

Best diabetes cookbook / edited by Katherine E. Younker.

Diabetes cookbook for dummies / by Alan L. Rubin, with Fran Stach and Denise C. Sharf.

Fast and simple diabetes menus / Betty Wedman-St. Louis.

Fix-It and Forget-It Diabetic Cookbook: Slow Cooker Favorites — To Include Everyone! / Phyllis Pellman Good ; with American Diabetes Association

Eating for IBS : 175 delicious, nutritious, low-fat, low-residue recipes to stabilize the touchiest tummy / Heather Van Vorous

Tell me what to eat if I have irritable bowel syndrome: nutrition you can live with / by Elaine Magee

IBS: food, facts, & recipes / Tracy Parker; recipes by Sara Lewis.

Healthy cooking for IBS / Sophie Braimbridge, Erica Jankovich ; photography by Tara Fisher

Incredible edible gluten-free food for kids : 150 family-tested recipes / Sheri L. Sanderson

Feeding your allergic child: happy food for healthy kids: 75 proven recipes free of wheat, dairy, corn, and eggs / Elisa Meyer.

The allergy cookbook : tasty, nutritious cooking without wheat, corn, milk, or eggs / Ruth R. Shattuck ; with a foreword by George K. Hurwitz.

125 best gluten-free recipes / Donna Washburn and Heather Butt.

Betty Crocker’s Living with Cancer Cookbook: Easy Recipes and Tips through Treatment and Beyond.

What to Eat Now: The Cancer Lifeline Cookbook: And Easy-To-Use Nutrition Guide to Delicious and Healthy Eating for Cancer Patients, Survivors, etc.

Contact us today to reserve one of these great cookbooks or suggest one you’d like us to purchase for the library. We are here to serve your needs!