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Reg Erhardt Library Digest

December 2022 - January 2023

📱 Self-checkout with Meescan

You may have noticed some new equipment in the Library this month.

We have just introduced new self-checkout technology by Meescan. Students now have the option to check out their books via a kiosk or mobile app and desensitize their books without having to wait in line at the information desk. Step-by-step instructions are posted on how to use the new self-checkout technology, and we'll let you know more details when we do a full launch of Meescan in January.

🎄 Holiday Hours

During the 2022-2023 Winter Break, our Library hours of operation will be changing.

December 17 - December 18

Closed

December 19 - December 22

8AM - 5PM

December 23

8AM - 12PM

December 24 - January 2

Closed

January 3 - January 6

8AM - 5PM

January 7 - January 8

Closed

Our regular hours of operation will resume on Monday, January 9, 2023.

📙 Fiction

It's Winter Break and the weather is likely to be chilly, so why not take a rest from your studies and check out some of our fiction titles.

We have over a thousand fiction titles in the library collection including Adult & Young Adult titles, Graphic Novels, Junior Fiction and Junior Picture books. We have books by bestselling and prize-winning authors in a whole range of genres. We've recently added new titles that are popular on BookTok and social media to keep our collection fresh.

Students and staff can borrow fiction for 4 weeks (with up to 3 renewals).

🎲 Games

Have fun inside with family and friends on those dark winter nights. Check out some of our board games.

We have a collection of around 50 board games and have recently added 11 new highly rated games to keep our collection fresh. Students and staff can borrow any of our board games for up to 3 days or can play them with friends in the Library at any time. Catan, Chess and Pandemic are our most popular games.

December 2022 - January 2023 Book List: Cozy Books for Winter

What will you do this Winter Break?

Settle down by the fire with a mug of hot chocolate and get cozy with some new winter reads? Fiction and graphic novels are a great way to escape. Try out some holiday baking or new cuisine? We have a large collection of baking and other foodie books. Dream about travelling somewhere warm or being holed up in a cozy cabin?

Whatever you decide to do, we have print and digital books for you. Have a look at our library catalogue for other ideas. Here is a selection of books to get you in the mood for relaxation this wintertime.

Cover of the book bakeland, nordic treats inspired by nature, cover design containing slices of dessert sprinkled with icing sugar, with a dollop of pink cream on top and red berries, with pistachio nuts sprinkled around

Bakeland: Nordic Treats Inspired by Nature

With 50 tempting dessert recipes and 140 stunning colour photographs, from chocolate sea shells to edible butterflies and pinecone-shaped gingersnaps, this book takes readers on an artful, tasty trip through nature in Norway, season by season. Each recipe is detailed, precise, and easy to follow, with no special equipment required. With step-by-step, illustrated instructions and an emphasis on simplicity, Hovland's approach to baking is as accessible as it is delectable.

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Book cover of Very Merry Cocktails, showing Christmas drinks on white table with green curtain as backdrop.

Very Merry Cocktails: 50+ Festive Drinks for the Holiday Season

Very Merry Cocktails features more than 50 festive cocktail recipes. This book has something for every holiday occasion, whether a kid-friendly cookie party, an elegant New Year's Eve soiree, or a cozy night in for two. Recipes range from timeless classics and classics with a twist, to party punchbowls and zero-proof libations. Make and enjoy seasonal drinks like Hot Buttered Rum, the Holiday Bellini. 'Tis the Season Sangria, and Foamy Mexican Hot Chocolate.

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Cover of the book for Flour and Stone, with picture of round baked pastry.

Flour and Stone: Baked for Love, Life and Happiness

Flour and Stone is a petite bakery in Sydney, Australia with a large and loyal following due to its scrumptious treats including panna cotta lamingtons, flaky croissants, chewy cookies, dreamy cakes, and delectable pastries of every kind. Family, in every sense, is at the heart of Flour and Stone, and this recipe collection beautifully captures that spirit so you can nurture your own loved ones with the timeless, comforting art of baking. These are the treats you’ll want to eat for the rest of your life.

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Book cover of Arsenic and Adobo, with woman cooking over a pot adding ingredients, with a dog on her shoulder.

Arsenic and Adobo

The first book in a new culinary cozy series full of sharp humour and delectable dishes - one that might just be killer... When Lila Macapagal moves back home to recover from a horrible breakup, her life seems to be following all the typical rom-com tropes. She's tasked with saving her Tita Rosie's failing restaurant, and she has to deal with a group of matchmaking aunties who shower her with love and judgement. But when a notoriously nasty food critic drops dead moments after a confrontation with Lila, her life quickly swerves from a Nora Ephron romp to an Agatha Christie case.

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Book cover of A Court of Fost and Starlight with drawing of black flower against tourquiose background.

A Court of Frost and Starlight

Feyre, Rhysand, and their friends are busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly altered world beyond, recovering from the war that changed everything. But Winter Solstice is finally approaching, and with it, the joy of a hard-earned reprieve. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated - scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court. A Court of Frost and Starlight explores the far-reaching effects of a devastating war and the fierce love between friends.

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Book cover of Black Sun with black and gold fantasy design featuring a winged face.

Black Sun

In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and is set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can wrap a man's mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny.

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Cover of the book Sweet Cravings with image of fruit pie.

Sweet Cravings: Over 3,000 Desserts to Satisfy and Delight

Featuring over 450 pages of mouth-watering treats organized by what you're craving, you won't have to settle for less when indulging your sweet tooth. With delicious gluten-free recipes and vegan baking options, no one will ever feel left out at the dessert table again. Whether you're craving creamy chocolate or delicious peach pie, this cookbook has a sweet recipe for everyone. Turn that pie-in-the-sky dessert list into a decadent buffet with the only dessert cookbook you'll ever need.

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Book cover of Pie for Everyone, with many different pies on plates.

Pie for Everyone

New York’s beloved Petee’s Pie Company serves up more than 80 recipes for the best pies you can make at home. At the heart of it all, the goal is simple—a tender, flaky crust and perfectly balanced filling—and this cookbook leads the way with easy-to-follow, step-by-step guidance. Filled with vibrant photography and recipes for just about every pie imaginable, from fruit and custard to cream and even savory, Pie for Everyone invites us to share in the magic and endless appeal of pie.

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Book cover of Sourdough School, with light brown textured background.

The Sourdough School

Achieve the delicious crust and addictive tang of a homemade sourdough loaf with this comprehensive guide from expert Vanessa Kimbell. At her renowned Sourdough School, Vanessa has taught countless students the secrets of this healthy, more easily digestible bread, and now she has compiled her teachings for the home baker. With step-by-step photography, detailed instructions, specialist advice and Vanessa's indispensable encouragement, The Sourdough School celebrates the timeless craft of artisan baking.

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Book cover of Cozy Minimalist Home, white design with blue armchair.

Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff

Cozy Minimalist Home helps you go beyond decor trends to make your home beautiful, stylish and comfortable on any budget. Our homes don't have to be perfect to be beautiful. But how can we apply that lesson to our actual, day-to-day design decisions? Cozy Minimalist Home is the answer to that question. With people, priorities and purpose in mind, you can create a warm, inviting and timeless home that transcends the latest trends and centers around your personal style.

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Book cover of Cozy Cottage and Cabin Designs, with photographs of 3 different designs of small cabins.

Cozy Cottage and Cabin Designs

More than 200 functional floor plans for cabins, cottages, A-frames, vacation homes, sheds and apartment buildings to select and order. Also provided is insightful information on what makes a great vacation home, the advantages of downsizing, decor ideas, what to know before you build, what plan package is best for you, and much more.

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Featured resource

For entertainment on those snowy winter evenings, try Kanopy, for classic, contemporary movies and thoughtful documentaries. Kanopy is an award-winning collection of thousands of streaming films, documentaries and training videos from PBS, Criterion Collection, First Run Features, Kino Lorber, Media Education Foundation, and hundreds of other leading producers.

Staff and Students can explore the range of movies on Kanopy through the Library. Please use your MySAIT login information if prompted.

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