Monthly Archives: December 2015

What’s new in cook books

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Merry Christmas

merry_christmas_Merry Christmas! All library locations will be closed on December 25th and 26th. We will reopen on December 27th with our regular hours.

Guelph Public Library Holiday Hours 2015

holiday-hoursHere are the Hours of operation for all library locations during the Holiday Season.
Wednesday December 23rd – Regular Hours
Thursday December 24th – 9am – 1pm
Friday December 25th – CLOSED
Saturday December 26th – CLOSED
Sunday December 27th – Regular Hours
Wednesday December 30th – Regular Hours
Thursday December 31st – 9am-5pm
Friday January 1st – CLOSED
Saturday January 2nd – Regular Hours

Small batch cooking


Not everyone has a large family and cooking or one or two people from a cookbook that has everything being made for four or more people can leave you with way to many leftovers. For students, single people, couples without children, or empty nesters cooking every night or baking can be a challenge, sometimes you can half a recipe but other times it is not so easy. How would you get half a raw egg for cookies?

mug meal

Luckily there are cookbooks out there made for just this occasion. The library has a great selection of books on cooking for one or two people or how to cook for one when all you have is a microwave. Check out some of these great titles.
Cooking for one by Mark Erickson
Eat your vegetables by Joe Yonan
Serve yourself by Joe Yonan
Solo by Linda Tubby
Soup for two by Joanna Pruess
Meal in a mug by Denise Smart
Mug cakes by Lene Knudsen
Mug it by Pam McElroy
Mug meals by Dina Cheney




Holiday Fun

‘Tis the season to get together with friends and family, especially those you don’t get to see very often. Going out and having a good time can get expensive if you aren’t careful about where you are going and how much you are spending. I’ve put together some holiday activities that you can do in Guelph that are friendlier to your budget.


A winter scene from Speed River Trail 2014

There are lots of day-to-day activities around Guelph that cater to different age groups and many demographics.  Visit Guelph’s events calendar offers events information for Guelph and the surrounding area. Snap’d Guelph has a Calendar of Upcoming Events that shares events, big and small, around Guelph.  Finally, the Guelph Public Library has an events calendar that allows you to plan your activities 90 days ahead of time- there’s something for everyone!

Do you have a favourite activity you like to do during the holidays? Let us know in the comments below!