New Non-Fiction: Tuesday, August 31

The Macedon Public Library is fully open for in-person visits. Computers are available and the Discovery Room is also open. Masks are strongly encouraged for all patrons, even if you have been vaccinated. We will continue to offer “Grab and Go” services for those who prefer to place their books on hold online and then pick them up in the cabinet outside the library.

Here are a few of the new books that have come in to the library recently. We invite you to check them out!

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101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die

Jet Tila knows a thing or two about authentic Asian cuisine. From a kid growing up in LA in a Thai and Chinese family to a prominent chef, restaurant owner and judge on Cutthroat Kitchen, he brings his years of experience and hard-earned knowledge together in this breakthrough book. Step inside Jet’s kitchen and learn the secrets to making your favorite Asian dishes taste better than takeout. Here are some of the recipes you’ll learn to master:

  • Korean BBQ Short Ribs on Coke
  • Jet’s Famous Drunken Noodles
  • Beef Pho
  • Miso Roasted Black Cod
  • Panang Beef Curry
  • Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwich
  • Sweet Chili Sriracha Hot Wings
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Video Chatting for Seniors

In the digital world there is sometimes one event that can propel a technology to the forefront of the public’s awareness. In the case of video chatting this has been the Covid-19 pandemic. Video chatting has been used, in one form or another, for many years, but it was not until the pandemic that it became an invaluable tool for millions of people around the world, for keeping in touch with family and friends. The book covers the following areas:

  • Finding the right equipment for successful video chatting
  • Following good etiquette so that your video chats go as smoothly as possible
  • Getting set up with your video-chatting apps
  • Undertaking video chats with individuals and groups
  • Using text chat to enhance the video-chatting experience
  • Making audio calls using video-chatting apps
  • A detailed look at the most popular video chatting apps: FaceTime; Facebook Messenger; Facebook Portal; Skype; and Zoom.
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In the Words of Women: The Revolutionary War and the Birth of the Nation, 1765-1799 In the Words of Women brings together the writings — letters, diaries, journals, pamphlets, poems, plays, depositions, and newspaper articles — of women who lived between 1765-1799. The writings are organized chronologically around events, battles, and developments from before the Revolution, through its prosecution and aftermath. They reflect the thoughts, observations, and experiences of women during those tumultuous times, women less well-known to the reading public, including patriots and loyalists; the highborn and lowly; Native Americans and blacks, both free and enslaved; the involved and observers; the young and old; and those in between. Brief narrative passages provide historical context, and information about the women as they are introduced enables readers to appreciate their relevance and significance.

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