The Library is now open Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. Curbside is still available.
The Library is now open the following hours Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. Curbside is still available.
 

 

Amber S.

  • One Pan Recipes Soup

    One pan cooking adds variety to mealtimes without adding more dishes. Our library has a huge collection of cookbooks, including a variety of cookbooks focusing on one pan—or pot—cooking. Whether you have an instant pot or an iron skillet, there’s a one pan option for everyone. Here are some new one-pot and one-pan cookbooks that are packed with ways to maximize flavors and minimize clean up. 

    1.11 Hero DinnersHERO DINNERS: COMPLETE ONE-PAN MEALS THAT SAVE THE DAYCOMPLETE ONE-PAN MEALS THAT SAVE THE DAY
    By Marge Perry and David Bonom
    (2019)

    Using easy-to-find ingredients and new takes on comfort food dishes from around the world, HERO DINNERS provides a great introduction into one-pan cooking that is easy and satisfying. These one-pan meals focus on the strengths of sheet pans and skillets, with tips for how to minimize clean-up and get the most out of the simple ingredients. 

     

    1.11 Family Meals from Scratch in Your Instant PotFAMILY MEALS FROM SCRATCH IN YOUR INSTANT POT: HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS HOME COOKING MADE FAST
    by Lisa Burns
    (2019)

    While the instant pot has a variety of settings from sauté to pressure cooking, it can be confusing and even intimidating to use. FAMILY MEALS FROM SCRATCH focuses on delicious and kid-friendly recipes while walking through each step in a clear and concise way. From take-out favorites to dessert, there’s sure to be a recipe perfect for your home menu. 

     

    1.11 One Pot VegetarianONE-POT VEGETARIAN
    By Sabrina Fauda-Role
    (2019)

    Whether you’re a vegetarian or looking for a delicious meal for Meatless Monday, these plant-based recipes cover soups, stews, and casseroles packed with flavor and nutrition.ONE-POT VEGETARIAN focuses on one-pot stove top cooking for any palette, from mac and cheese to dahl, and includes tips for some powerful flavor combinations to make your flavors really stand out. 

     

    1.11 Skillet LoveSKILLET LOVE: FROM STEAK TO CAKE
    By Anne Byrn
    (2019)

    Skillet Love covers all the basics about cooking with a cast-iron skillet, including cast-iron care and other tips. The large collection of appetizers, mains, and desserts are made to satisfy any diet or picky eater. A lot of the recipes are southern comfort food like shrimp and grits or fried okra, but it also includes skillet classics like scalloped potatoes and steaks. You can take these recipes on the road and dress-up your camping fare, or cook these while cozy at home.

     
  • oremhebercrash1918oct4

    Found in: Cannon, Kenneth L., II. (1987) PROVO & OREM: A VERY ELLIGIBLE PLACE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY [https://provo.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/pl/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:22988/email?qu=Provo+%26+Orem%3A+A+Very+Eligible+Place&d=ent%3A%2F%2FSD_ILS%2F0%2FSD_ILS%3A22988%7E%7E0&h=8]. Windsor Publications. 
     

    If you search "train wrecks 1918” online, you'll discover that 1918 was a terrible time to be on a train in the US. But did you know that Provo also had a train wreck that year? It's not easily discoverable on the web, but with a little investigation you can find the whole story (and some more besides) by taking a dive into our special collections. 

    In 1918, the OREM INTERURBAN was the train line that ran between Salt Lake City and Payson, running through Center Street Provo. There was also another train line that passed through Provo, known as the HEBER CREEPER (and a part of that train line still runs today). ETHEL TREGEAGLE recounts her memory of a crash in our oral histories, which happened right outside her house--"The Heber train always went by. I don't know what year it was but the Orem train that went across Center Street to go to Salt Lake wrecked... I was five years old. That was about 1917 or 1918. The war was on then."

    Our oral histories also include another eye-witness to the crash. KARL MILLER recounts the events of the wreck and how it came about, where he narrates his take on why the crash happened and lets us know a few other details. He includes the name of one of the engineers and narrows down the date--a "conference weekend" in 1918. What was especially interesting was that both Ethel and Karl mention a photo of the crash, so I decided to try and hunt that down, too.

    Luckily, we have a fantastic INDEX OF HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS that list the photographs we have in our special collections, so I was able to search that and find the famous photo of the Orem and Heber Creeper crash, which occurred on October 4th, 1918. 

    There are more articles about the OREM INTERURBAN, the famous crash, and how the people of Provo lived back in the day with railroads on Center Street in TALES OF UTAH VALLEY VOLUME I. According to the book, Ethel Tregeagle can be found in this photograph behind the man in the upper right corner as one of the young girls looking at the wreckage. What will you find out by exploring our special collections?

  • Fireside Storytelling

    “Narrative is the binding thread of human experience, and stories are a medium that we use to know one another and ourselves.” –Leanne Prain, Strange Material: Storytelling Through Textiles

    Storytelling is everywhere! We constantly speak in stories—from telling a potential employer about why we’re perfect for the job to a photo snapshot of a loved-one’s milestone. We talk about ourselves, about others, and about our experiences.

    And we have stories we tell ourselves, quietly, about the way we look at the world and how the world looks at us.

    Yet while this skill is often considered essential for those writing a book, or for actors on a stage, do we consider how to develop our own skill in telling our own stories? Everyone is captivated by a good story and a good story can come from anywhere. Everyone has at least one story to tell.

    Storytelling comes in a variety of forms, so let’s take a look at some different ways to express the stories we live. Do you have ideas about what stories you can tell? Are you a visual or a verbal storyteller? No matter how you express them, the stories you have can only be told by you!

    10.16 Long Story ShortLONG STORY SHORT: THE ONLY STORYTELLING GUIDE YOU’LL EVER NEED
    By Margot Leitman
    (2015)

    Long Story Short was my initial plunge into the art of storytelling, a book picked out due to boredom several years ago that turned out to have far more impact than I could imagine. Margot Leitman is a long-time storytelling teacher and award-winning storyteller champion (yes, that’s a thing) who paces the reader through examples and exercises with humor and spunk. Consider this a fantastic catch-all primer for the practical application of storytelling to your everyday life. 

     

    10.16 Urban Watercolor SketchingURBAN WATERCOLOR SKETCHING: A GUIDE TO DRAWING, PAINTING, AND STORYTELLING IN COLOR
    By Felix Scheinberger
    (2014)

    Perhaps watercolor is not the first thing to come to mind when thinking about storytelling, but Felix Scheinberger does a fantastic job with teaching technique with a purpose. Storytelling with watercolor, he argues, requires balance. “The secret to using watercolor to create pictures lies in striking a balance between control and letting go. Pictures are often only ‘really good’ when they surprise us.” 

     

    10.16 Daemon VoicesDAEMON VOICES: ON STORIES AND STORYTELLING
    By Phillip Pullman
    Edited by Simon Mason
    (2018)

    Daemon Voices is a collection of 32 essays written by Philip Pullman over a variety of subjects, spanning a 17-year time period, and representing several perspectives and contexts considered by the acclaimed author. With a unique “topic finder” guide at the front of the book, the reader can turn directly to whatever interests them or read the whole collection front to back. And the one theme tying everything together? Storytelling. Daemon Voices is a fantastic glimpse at how any experience can become a story worth telling. 

     

    10.16 Strange MaterialSTRANGE MATERIAL: STORYTELLING THROUGH TEXTILES
    By Leanne Prain
    (2014)

    Author and artist Leanne Prain provides a compelling and thought-provoking argument for ways to weave (heh) life experiences into the physical and often underappreciated medium of textiles. Personal anecdotes and interviews with textile artists are punctuated with project ideas you can do at home. Strange Material looks at everything from story quilts to comedic embroidery and how to turn your own crafts into tangible stories.