New Years – New Magazines


New magazines at North Hill:

New Year Magazines 2016 b New Year Magazines 2016 a



All Recipes

Southern Living

Today’s Black Woman


Disney Princess




Warm Your Tummy with Comfort Food


comfort food jan 2016What’s your favorite comfort foods?  Check out these cook books and chase winter away.


Winnie the Pooh and A. A. Milne, Too!


Happy Birthday A. A. Milne

(January 18, 1882 – January 31, 1956)

Thank you for giving us

Christopher Robin       Winnie the Pooh     Piglet    Eeyore     Tigger

Rabbit     Owl     Kanga     and     Roo.

 Winnie the Pooh Happy Birthday A. A. Milne

Winnie the poohRead about Pooh’s legendary encounter with a hive of bees as he attempts to get honey
with a balloon, as well as Tigger’s first appearance in the forest and his unforgettable search for breakfast.  Featuring cloth spines, foil stamping, headbands, and colored endpapers, these exceptional books carry all the hallmarks of classics to collect and treasure.



Winnie the Pooh BOCDWinnie the Pooh Book on CD — The tummy song — A very important thing to do — The backsong song — It’s gonna be great — Everything is honey — Pooh’s finale — So long — Main title sequence ; Winnie the Pooh — Pooh greets the day — Get you Tiggerized — Woods and words ; Backson tracks– Eeyore needs his tail ; Winner song — Picnic and beehive chase — Hundred acre spy game — Stuck in the pit ; Balloon chase — A honey happy ending — Winnie the Poohsuite.



WinnieA real bear inspired the Winnie the Pooh books.


Head, and Shoulders, Knees, and Toes!


Children’s Story Time

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

with Mrs.  Bailey at North Hill Branch


 The theme for this story time:

All About Our Bodies 




May the Force Be With You


Star Wars: The Force Awakens premieres December 18.  Get the background stories on your favorite Star Wars characters at North Hill.


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Holiday Cookie Inspirations


Bake the best cookies for the holidays!

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Reading to Rocky, the Library dog


There was an old lady who swallowed a spider,

That wriggled and wiggled and tiggled inside her . . . .

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Baby Time at North Hill


Baby time is a great time for your baby to socialize with other babies and begin literacy activities.  And parents and grandparents get to relax and watch happy  children exploring.

Here are five important things parents can do for their children to get them ready to learn to read:



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Get in Shape


Check out North Hill’s Teen area display of Fitness Exercises books.

The Women’s Health Big Book of 15 Minute Workouts:  a leaner, sexier, healthier you — in 15 minutes a day! by Selene Yeager and the editors of Women’s Health.

The women's health big book of 15 minutes workoutsTime is every woman’s most precious commodity–and a lack of it is the number one reason, in survey after survey, that women give for why they don’t exercise. But research now shows that as little as 15 minutes of resistance training is just as effective in spiking one’s metabolism as a workout lasting more than twice as long. All it takes is 15 minutes to achieve lifelong results–and women are more likely to stick to an exercise plan if it’s chopped down to those 15 minutes. The Women’s Health Big Book of 15-Minute Workouts – by Selene Yeager and the editors of Women’s Health – is both an introduction to the fundamentals of short workouts and a comprehensive collection of hundreds of the most effective ones. These workouts have been designed for every fitness goal, from total body conditioning to targeting trouble spots with exercises like the 15 Minute Flat-Belly-without-a-Single-Crunch Workout. Other highlights include: -an eating plan with delicious meals that take 15 minutes or less to prepare -workouts for when you’re stuck in traffic or traveling and can’t make it to the gym – hundreds of tips from America’s best trainers, nutritionists, and exercise scientists


Toning for Teens : the 20-minute workout that makes you look good and feel great! by Joyce L. Vedra

toning for teensFlat Abs. Tight Butt. Lean Thighs. Kickass Attitude. Get One Great Body! Have you been looking in the mirror and thinking, “I hate my…I can’t stand those…I have to hide my…”? Do you want to feel strong and confident in whatever you wear, from jeans to a halter top? No matter what shape you’re in now-star athlete or gym class wallflower, string bean, jelly belly, or chunky monkey-you can be fit and fabulous, safely and without starving yourself. America’s #1 Fitness Expert, Joyce Vedral, has helped thousands of teens create their best body. Her foolproof techniques are designed to produce a tight, toned, dynamite figure-and you can start using them right now! The secret is not dieting obsessively. It is working out with Joyce’s special toning program and eating right. In fact, with Joyce’s daily food plan, you will probably eat more than you do now-but lose fat from the first day. And her 20-minute workout with weights is not only fun, but gives you visible results fast! With her program, you can: * Get a better body in just 3 weeks…and a terrific body in just 12 weeks! * Develop a figure that’s firm and toned instead of soft and flabby * Burn fat…even in your sleep! * Get rid of cellulite * Go down a dress size every 3 weeks if you are overweight * Boost metabolism so you can eat more-without getting fat * Build exciting new strength, balance, and stamina, but no bulky muscles * Increase self-discipline to promote success in all areas of your life!


A girl’s guide to yoga : over 30 poses to practice anywhere by Jeanne Finestone ; illustrations by Shelly Meridith Delice

A Girl's Guide to YogaFollowing a short description of yoga’s origins, the author instructs on poses, or asanas, and shows how each pose imitates nature. She then instructs on using each asana as a way of relaxation and a posture for meditation. Illustrations show how to achieve each asana, what not to do, and how to know the asana is being performed correctly. Ener-Chi Books, written especially for teens, present ideas and exercises that both energize a girl’s body and soothe her spirit. The books take inspiration from a variety of Asian practices and exercises–thus, the suffix chi, a Chinese term that denotes internal physical and spiritual bodily energy. Ener-Chi Books feature clear, easy-to-follow directions and illustrations that are both clever and instructive, all presented in full color.


Beat the Gym : personal trainer secrets–without the personal trainer price tag by Tom Holland with Megan McMorris

Beat the GymAre you: Fed up with all the mixed messages on how to be fit and lose weight? Intimidated by the gym’s machines, weights, or classes? Discouraged, as you’ve worked out in the past but have seen no results? Frustrated that you can’t afford a personal trainer to help motivate and guide you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Beat the Gym is the book for you. I know what works, and I want you to love the gym and finally achieve the body and level of fitness that YOU want. I have spent decades sculpting bodies in the top gyms of New York City–those of celebrities, CEOs, professional athletes, weekend warriors, and “real people,” and now I am ready to share all my personal training secrets. Beat the Gym demystifies fitness and diet, and, best of all, includes more than fifty of my best and most proven workouts. Together, we can beat the gym and get you the body you deserve.


28-Day Body Shapeover by Brad Schoenfeld

28 day body shapeoverIn just one month, make the mirror your best friend–by giving your body a shapeover “28-Day Body Shapeover” provides real, sustainable results with the fastest way to shape the body you’ve always wanted. You’ll be taken step by step through four weeklong stages of workouts and menus that are set up to fit practically any lifestyle. The key is the structured yet highly flexible plan, which features the following: – Concise workouts just 30 to 40 minutes in length – A choice between daily workouts or three workout days per week – A variety of exercises that can be performed at home or in the gym – Menus that list everything you need to eat for 28 days and allow you to substitute your favorite foods And once you have finished the first 28 days and are looking your best, the plan doesn’t stop there. Author and fitness authority Brad Schoenfeld shows how to adjust the plan so that you can use it over and over again to shape your body to its fullest potential.


Fatness to Fitness by Joey Atlas

fatness to fitnessThe former “fat kid” reveals his most powerful personal strategies and techniques to help you quickly and safely achieve permanent fitness success.


Canning Vegetables



Pickling and Canning 2Recipes and Tips for canning and preserving books are on display at North Hill.

Take these books home and try some new recipes.







PreservingPreserving by Oded Schwartz

Budding “preservationists” will adore this lavishly illustrated reference. Learn all the professional techniques, and use all the correct equipment to make perfect jams, mustards, oils, vinegars, and syrups.




All about canningJoy of Cooking.  All about Canning & Preserving by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker; photography by Tucker & Hossler

Employing 150 full-color photos, this authoritative reference shows the best ways to can and preserve in easy-to-follow steps. Featured are some never-before published Joy of Cooking secrets.


Home canning and preservingHome Canning and Preserving: putting up small-batch jams, jellies, pickles, chutneys, relishes, spices, and more by Janet Cooper

Home Canning and Preserving instructs readers how to make small-batch preserves, pickles, and more, whether in the summer or winter months, even when fresh produce is not as readily available. Janet Cooper, who has spent a lifetime finessing the art of small-batch preserving, provides you with step-by-step instructions on how to put by some of your favorite canned and jarred goods. With color photographs and one hundred recipes, including orange marmalade, fig jam, six-fruit chutney, apple sauce, green tomato relish, and hot mustard, this is the definitive guide–and the perfect gift–for gardeners and home cooks.


Pickles and  RelishesPickles & Relishes : 150 recipes from apples to zucchinis by Andrea Chesman

These 150 quick-and-easy recipes turn bumper crops into mouthwatering pickles and relishes, using little or no salt. All techniques meet current USDA guidelines.


Canning and preservingBetter Homes and Gardens Presents America’s All-time Favorite Canning & Preserving Recipes

All of America’s favorite canning and preserving recipes are presented in a single mouth-watering volume. Recipes are based on food preservation guidelines set by the USDA. Included throughout are special tip boxes that suggest ways to package foods for gift-giving.


Blue Ribbon CanningBlue Ribbon Canning : award-winning recipes ; jams, preserves, pickles, sauces & more by Linda J. Amendt

In the pages of Blue Ribbon Canning you’ll discover the marriage of two American traditions– preserved foods and state and county fairs– with more than 140 prize-winning recipes for jams, jellies, marmalades, preserves, conserves, sauces, butters, pickles, vegetables, and fruit. …The book includes personal stories of the blue ribbon winners and fair folklore. Together they provide a unique view of how the modern fair has become the tradition it is. A practical reference section on up-to-date techniques for canning provides a solid foundation for both novice and seasoned canners.