Monday, March 2, 2015


This article is about what’s new, and not so new, at the library. Sometimes we need to put down our hardcover books and iPads and pick up something a little bit softer to read. I’m talking about magazines. The library has added several news magazines to the collection. Listed below are the titles of our newest magazines, and some not so new magazines that you might also enjoy reading.
Dwell (at home in the modern world). This new magazine helps you with both interior and exterior design ideas. It is devoted to modern architecture and design. This magazine has lots of pictures to help you see what the ideas they suggest may look like. There are also plenty of different designers and websites to help you get varied ideas.
HGTV Magazine is another new magazine. This has decorating designs with plenty of ideas, pictures, and insider secrets from your favorite contractors and designers you’ve seen on the HGTV channel. It also has real estate advice. Similar not so new magazines that can help you in this area are Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Old-House Journal and Victorian Homes. And if you are a little handy around the house you can also look at Family Handyman, Fine Homebuilding, Fine Woodworking, Wood, and Home Power magazines.
Garden Gate is another new magazine. It has a lot of information on how to take care of, or start, big and small gardens. It has valuable garden designs, plant recommendations, tips, and garden solutions. There is hands-on information in every issue, and also has lots of pictures. Some not so new magazines that can help you in this area are Fine Gardening and Organic Gardening, which have ideas on ornamental gardening and landscape design, practical gardening tips, and inspiring stories.
Food Network Magazine is another new magazine. It has wonderful recipes and lots and lots of pictures. It also has behind the scenes information and ideas from your favorite Food Network chefs for any occasion. Plus the section “You Asked…” where you can ask food questions and get helpful answers. Some not so new magazines are Bon Appetit, Cooking Light, Taste Of Home, Vegetarian Times, VegNews, Weight Watchers, and Cooks Illustrated, which is dedicated to finding the best methods for preparing foolproof home-cooked meals, recipes that work, and great ideas and pictures of kitchen equipment.
Game Informer is also new to our collection. It has articles, news strategy, and reviews of video games and associated consoles. It is also a source for the latest in video game news, reviews, previews, podcasts, gamer culture and features about Mircosoft xBox360 and more.
More is another new magazine. It is for “women of style and substance.” It features articles on style, health, work, spirituality and relationships. When reading this magazine, you’ll feel like you are sitting around a circle with a bunch of trusted girlfriends, who understand who you are, where you are, and what you’re feeling. It also has articles from famous woman about how they have changed things in their lives.
Country Living – England is another one of our new magazines. It contains the latest news, events, food and drink, interiors, travel and property ideas for your home and garden. Our not so new magazines in this same area are Country Living and Southern Living, which have home and decorating ideas, food, entertaining, crafts DIY projects, outdoor living ideas and much, much more.
Dogster is our newest addition. Formerly “Dog Fancy.” It is a great magazine for anyone that shares their life with a dog. It contains articles from great writers, with breed information, adoption, food and health ideas, and points on how to interact with your dog, and so much more. It also has new topics with “Gotta-know,” a question and answer space for all the questions old and new dog owners may have. I hope you take a look at the new magazines in our collection, and at some of our not so new ones. You never know what you will find that pique your interest when you start looking around.
Arlette Dubord, Technical Services

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