Friday, January 19, 2018

Attorney Helps Parents Plan for Care of Kids in Times of Crisis

Attorney Stephanie Scarborough will talk with parents at the Post Road Library on Saturday, January 27 at 3:30 p.m. about wills, trusts, and other legal plans for their children in the event of the parents’ injury, illness, or death.

The program is free for parents to attend and advance registration is not required.

Stephanie Scarborough, an attorney specializing
 in family asset planning, wills and trusts,
and advanced directives for health care,
will speak to parents on January 27
at the Post Road Library.
Stephanie Scarborough is the senior partner in Scarborough Law, L.L.C. and her expertise is in wills and estates, immigration, and corporate transactional law. She regularly advises clients on personal and family asset planning, estate planning, preparation of wills and trusts, durable powers of attorney, and advanced directives for health care.

“Most of us don’t like to think about our own death. We don’t even want to consider that we could be gravely injured or fall seriously ill, but when children or other dependents are involved, it really is necessary,” says Program and Outreach Manager Tracy Walker.

It is certainly uncomfortable to imagine your family in a situation like this, but accidents and illnesses do happen. Being prepared with a set of legal instructions can help families achieve the best possible outcomes for their children in times of crisis.

Ms. Scarborough will present information on the different types of legal documents and address common questions parents have about planning for the care of their families. She will also address specific concerns about planning for the care of family members with disabilities or other special needs.

For more information, please visit www.forsythpl.org.

Staff Picks - Adult Non-Fiction

Food52 Genius Recipes by Kristen Miglore

Kristen Miglore is the executive editor of Food52 website. She says, “A genius recipe surprises us and makes us rethink cooking tropes. They’re handed down by luminaries of the food world and become their legacies…once we’ve folded them into our repertories they make us feel pretty genius too!”

I tried the No Knead Bread by Jim Lahey; it changed the way I think about bread. The bread looked beautiful, tasted amazing and it was easy to make. I was astounded that I could create something so delicious and elegant looking. I was thankful we could make this again. It wasn’t a fluke.

The next recipe I tried was the Raised Waffles by Marion Cunningham. Again, a technique that requires very little effort on my part to turn out great waffles! I’m stunned at how far ahead you can make this and how great it tastes. It’s a crowd pleaser!

The last recipe I tried was the English Porridge by April Bloomfield. A brilliant porridge recipe that allows you to have a party in your mouth with every bite. This recipe delivers an explosion of textures along with the salty sweet taste my family and I loved!

The categories in this book start with Breakfast, Snacks and drinks, Soups and Salads, Meaty Meals, Meatless Mains, Vegetable and Desserts. The dishes I anxiously want to try next are Cauliflower Soup, Shrimp Grits, Rosemary-Brined Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Grilled Pizza, Gratin of Zucchini …  and so many more.

Nora St. Laurent
Collection Support Aide

Friday, January 12, 2018

Staff Favorites of 2017: Adult Fiction

As the year comes to a close, library staff members and volunteers reflect on the best books they've read in 2017. A complete list of titles in all genres from Staff Favorites of 2017 is available in the library's online catalog.

Here are our favorites in adult fiction:
To view a complete list of titles in all genres from Staff Favorites of 2017, visit the library's online catalog.

Staff Favorites of 2017: Adult Non-Fiction

As the year comes to a close, library staff members and volunteers reflect on the best books they've read in 2017. A complete list of titles in all genres from Staff Favorites of 2017 is available in the library's online catalog.

Here are our favorites from the Adult Non-Fiction section:



To view a complete list of titles in all genres from Staff Favorites of 2017, visit the library's online catalog.

Staff Favorites of 2017: Teen Fiction

As the year comes to a close, library staff members and volunteers reflect on the best books they've read in 2017. A complete list of titles in all genres from Staff Favorites of 2017 is available in the library's online catalog.

Here are our favorites from the Teen Middle and Teen High sections:

To view a complete list of titles in all genres from Staff Favorites of 2017, visit the library's online catalog.