Film Society Returns to the Beeton D.A. Jones Branch!

How better to mark the return of in-branch Adult Programming than by showing Steven Soderbergh’s 2011 film Contagion?! Join us Thursday, September 10, 7pm to view and discuss Contagion, the accompanying Special Feature Contagion: How a Virus Changes the World, and your own personal experiences living in this time of COVID-19. Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet star.

The Film Society meets in the Beeton Branch to enjoy culturally significant, cult, classic, indie and foreign films. The Film Society meets the second Thursday of each month at 7pm.

Pre-registration is required, maximum 6 attendees. Click here to register for Contagion or call your branch. Social distancing, sanitation and mask protocols are in place.

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Word of the Week & Food for Thought

Are you missing the “Word of the Week” and “Food for Thought” quiz boards in the Alliston Memorial Branch? You can now catch them here each week! Off the top of your head guesses welcome in the Comments section below; no google cheating! 🙂  

Word of the Week
Do you know what this means?
Dorse
From last week:
Forensic: relating to the use of technology or science in the investigation of facts or evidence.

Food for Thought:
Can you explain this expression?
Don't judge a book by it's cover
From last week:
Forensic Genealogy: the research of family history using anything other than standard records and documents.

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Word of the Week & Food for Thought

Are you missing the “Word of the Week” and “Food for Thought” quiz boards in the Alliston Memorial Branch? You can now catch them here each week! Off the top of your head guesses welcome in the Comments section below; no google cheating! 🙂  

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Adult Story Time: Fix You

Pour your tea, sit back and relax, and let Cheryl take you away with NTPL’s Adult Story Time! This week enjoy Cheryl’s reading of Fix You, a short story written by local author and Wordsmiths member, Teri-Lyn Smethurst. 

Who are the Wordsmiths?  We are everyone and anyone with a passion to write.  Whatever our skill level, we support and encourage, regularly challenging each other with new ways to tell our stories.  Join us! For more information contact bshort@ntpl.ca.

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Word of the Week

Are you missing the “Word of the Week” and “Food for Thought” quiz boards in the Alliston Memorial Branch? You can now catch them here each week! Off the top of your head guesses welcome in the Comments section below; no google cheating! 🙂  

Word of the Week
Do you know what this means?
Antigen
 
From last week: 
Virus: a submicroscopic form of infection that replicates only inside the living cells of an organism. 

Food for Thought
Can you explain this expression?
Cytokine Storm
 
From last week:


Cellular Suicide (Apoptosis): the normal process by which the body gets rid of old, useless, or infected cells so as to maintain a healthy balance.
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Household Helpers: Dinner Under $10

NTPL’s Household Helpers brings you weekly recipes, tips, tricks of the trade and savings galore, to help you meet your household needs. Check out Brenda’s recipe for Umbrian Lentils and Sausage; feed your family fun, for less than $10!

NTPL Household HElpers
Dinners Under $10
Umbrian Lentils & Sausage
Brenda S.
Feeds 4-6 people for under $10
Although this may not look as appetizing as some 
recipes, it is a staple in Umbria, Italy. It is usually 
slightly soupier, to accommodate the wonderful 
Italian bread used to mop it up.

Ingredients 
2 tbs olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 carrot, diced
1 celery stick, diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 ripe tomato, peeled and chopped, or 8 cherry 
    tomatoes halved, or 1 cup of passata
2 cups green lentils
6 cups water
1 tsp salt
3 or 4 Italian sausages, sliced into discs
1 loaf of bread, optional

Method 
Begin by adding the onion, garlic, carrot and 
        celery to the olive oil and cook on medium heat 
       for two or three minutes, but do not brown 
       them. Add the sausage and sauté for 1 or two 
       minutes. 

Add the lentils and stir to coat with oil.  This will 
       keep them from sticking together.  Now add the 
       water and salt and bring to a full boil while 
       stirring.  Drop the heat to a slow simmer and 
       cook for about 30 mins until the lentils are 
       tender and almost all of the liquid has been 
       absorbed.  Adjust the seasoning and serve in 
       bowls with your favourite crusty bread.


Enjoy!
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Inspirational Quotes

An inspirational quote to help you face the day! #inthistogether #staysafe #newnormal #inspiration

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Win Win Win!

Still a few days to enter to win a copy of Louise Penny’s upcoming new book All the Devils Are Here. This 16th book in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series has an expected publication date of September 2020. To be entered in our draw comment below, or email Kim (kimburgess@ntpl.ca)  or Leslie (lcarrol@ntpl.ca) and tell us why you love Louise Penny, or that you’re willing to give her a try! Draw closes Sunday May 31. 

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Word of the Week & Food for Thought

Are you missing the “Word of the Week” and “Food for Thought” quiz boards in the Alliston Memorial Branch? You can now catch them here each week! Off the top of your head guesses welcome in the Comments section below; no google cheating! 🙂  

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Health & Safety and Curbside Pickup

While NTPL staff will do their utmost to provide this service in a safe, contactless way, it is important to keep the following in mind:

  • Patrons who are immune compromised or otherwise susceptible to COVID-19 infection are advised to NOT take out library materials.
  • The COVID-19 virus can survive up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to 2-3 days on plastic and stainless steel.[i] Patrons taking advantage of Curbside Pickup are therefore advised to store books for a minimum of 24 hours before handling them.
  • Library materials will be placed in paper bags for pickup for the reasons listed above.
  • Patrons will be advised to wash hands before and after handling books and other items, avoid touching their faces while reading, and avoid sneezing or coughing onto the page while reading.
  • Staff will exercise proper social distancing protocol and wear necessary personal protective equipment when handling library materials for Curbside Pickup. Staff will not be interacting directly with the public.
  • Library materials available for Curbside Pickup have been quarantined for at least 72 hours to minimize risk.
  • As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, the Library will monitor and re-evaluate Curbside Pickup service as needed and may cancel the services without notice.

[i] University of California – Los Angeles. “Study reveals how long COVID-19 remains infectious on cardboard, metal and plastic: People may acquire coronavirus through air and by touching contaminated surfaces.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 20 March 2020. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200320192755.htm>.

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