Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Photos of Christmas past in Newcastle

Newcastle Region Library would like to wish all our customers 
a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Would you like to see more photos like this? 
Check out Hunter Photo Bank here

Labourers’ Christmas Party held at the Wharf Labourers’ Hall, Wharf Road, Newcastle in 1950.

Newcastle Herald Collection, Newcastle Region Library (104 000871)
Christmas shopping in Hunter Street 1959

Newcastle Herald Collection, Newcastle Region Library (104 012684)

Child posting a Christmas letter at Ells Bookshop in Hunter St, Newcastle, 1961.
Ron Morrison Collection, Newcastle Region Library (00400494)

The famous Christmas lights in David Street, Georgetown, 1968, Newcastle.
Newcastle Herald Collection, Newcastle Region Library (c1264-1)

Alderman's (Councillors) wives Christmas Party, 1966.
Newcastle Herald Collection, Newcastle Region Library (104 006800-1)

The Store Choir entertaining customers during Christmas shopping at The Newcastle Store.
Newcastle Co-op Store Collection, Newcastle Region Library (10800031)

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Swedish Table Christmas : Traditional Holiday Meals, Side Dishes, Candies and Drinks by Jens Linder and Johanna Westman

Are you still planning your Christmas menu? Do you need recipes for a Glogg party? 

This charming book is by two self confessed "Christmas nerds" whose "passion for food reaches its devoted, joyful peak every month of December when gluttony and revelry are socially acceptable and the spirit of tradition is strong."

In this book you will find both traditional and modern recipes interspersed with beautiful Christmas themed collages and photographs. So if  you need a recipe for Gingerbread, molten chocolate, root vegetable salad or new ways with duck, turkey and fish try this book. I must say though, I will be giving the Baked fillet of Reindeer with Bleu Cheese a miss. What would Rudolph think!

The Swedish Christmas Table can be borrowed for free from our eBook collection by library members.

For assistance call library staff on 4974 5340.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Zinio Magazine of the Month: Super Food Ideas

Australia’s top-selling food magazine, Super Food Ideas provides busy mothers and families with easy recipes and meal solutions, using readily available ingredients and simple techniques. With hundreds of recipes and tips every issue, you’ll never lack inspiration or ideas with Super Food Ideas.

Get prepared for the Christmas food festivities with December's edition of Super Food ideas. Get Christmas feast ideas that include traditional to meat free recipes, plus 15 great ideas for Christmas salads and starters! Discover recipes for modern recipes, including a delicious coconut and raspberry ice cream cake, as well as recipes for allergy-friendly cakes and cookies. This month's edition of Super Food Ideas will make sure your prepared for the celebrations ahead!

Download the magazine FREE from Zinio, simply visit Newcastle Region Library's Catalogue and Website.