Mountlake Terrace Library Blog

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

When You Can't Afford To Go Out

Is your mouth watering for the chicken lettuce wraps at P.F Chang's or the Chicken Quesadilla Grande at Applebee's, but you can't afford to go out?

We know times are tough for many, but what would you say if I told you that you could make these and other popular restaurant entrees for a fraction of the price and eat them while enjoying your favorite DVD for free?

Well, you have come to the right place. You can count on your local library to deliver.

America's Most Wanted Recipes by Ron Douglas features recipes for popular items from Benihana to Macaroni Grill to T.G.I. Friday's - you can happily munch Church's Fried Chicken and finish off with a DQ Heath Blizzard.

Feeling like some Italian? How about some Olive Garden Bruschetta al Pomodoro and some Fettuccine Alfredo?

Seafood? Can't beat Ruth's Chris' Barbecued Shrimp.

It's all Here.

You might also find some more of your favorites in Top Secret Restaurant Recipes by Todd Wilbur One and Two.

And for your viewing pleasure, you can choose between the recent Savages

or Gone Baby Gone

or if vintage TV is more your style,
how about the first season of Cheers ?

A lover of classic film? We have Born Yesterday or On the Waterfront and many more.

If you prefer music while you eat, we have everything from Perry Como to AC/DC.

Don't pay those restaurant and movie prices when you can enjoy food and entertainment in the comfort of your own home.

And as I write this, all items I am mentioning are sitting right on the shelves waiting for you to come and get them!

Or you can place holds on any of these items and more from your home computer. You will have to leave your house to pick up your items at the library, but our efficient and helpful staff will get you in and out in a hurry, so you can get back to all that good food and entertainment.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Foodie Book Group - Share Love of Books and Food!

Do you love reading about food as much as you love eating it? Then you should join our book group for foodies! Each month we will read a different food related book, and discuss it over a potluck made from recipes from, or inspired by, the reading.

Our first book is "The Last Chinese Chef" by Nicole Mones. A limited number of copies are available for checkout at the Mountlake Terrace Library circulation desk.

Monday October 12th
6:30 - room open for food setup and socializing
7:00 - discussion begins

Let us know if you plan to attend, so everyone can know how much food to plan to make. Some members are allergic to MSG, so if you put it in your dish, please mark it with a note.

Monday, September 14, 2009

How Much Do You Know About Your Library?

Think you know your local library?

Let's see if you do. Take this quiz and see how you score.

True or False:

1. The library provides up to 10 free DVDs at a time (Do you know what that would cost you at Netflix or Blockbuster?).

2. Every day library staff helps library customers fill out job applications or find some other job hunting related information.

3. All programs offered at the library are free.

4. Library staff will help library customers set up free email accounts so they can stay in touch with family, email possible employers and conduct other necessary online communication.

5. Like other Sno-Isle Libraries, the Mountlake Terrace Library is open on Sunday.

6. Free Homework help is available on the Sno-Isle Web Site.

7. The Library is a welcoming gathering place for the community.

8. Singing can often be heard coming from library meeting rooms during story times.

9. The library has books and other materials in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese (Lynnwood also has Tagalog) as well as in English.

10. It's OK to eat in the library.

OK, the answer to each of these questions is TRUE.

How well did you do?

Here's how to score. Each correct answer is worth 1 point.

9-10 correct -- You are not only a highly intelligent invidivual, but also enlightened, since you know where to go for information to help you in your daily life and especially to get by in tough times. You might even be a librarian.

6-8 correct -- You are also a highly intelligent person who probably got the ones about eating in the library and the singing wrong.

3-5 correct -- Again, highly intelligent -- you found this blog, right? You probably just take our existence for granted, but now you know the facts!

Fewer than 3 correct -- Highly intelligent and absolutely going to check all this stuff out for yourself, yes?

Join us. Take a break from trying to do it all yourself. We have something for everybody. We are here to help and it's free.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Citizenship Classes to begin October 8

The Mountlake Terrace Library will be offering free citizenship classes beginning October 8 at 7pm.

Whether you are just starting to apply for citizenship or already have an interview date, these classes are designed to help you pass the citizenship test. The classes will be ongoing on Thursday evenings from 7pm-8pm. Students may attend when they can, but are encouraged to register for the first class by calling 425-776-8722.

These classes are presented by a trained volunteer in partnership with the St. James Cathedral ESL Program.