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Happy National Pie Day!

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Photo by Dwight Burdette

Take a break from any diet-related New Year's resolutions and celebrate National Pie Day. Milwaukee Public Library has many pie-related items to help spice up your celebration and sweeten your day.

First things first: recipes. Some of you may have that special recipe that is handed down through the family from generation to generation. If you're not that lucky, or you would like to try something "new", check out the 257 different pie recipes available in the Milwaukee Public Library's Historic Recipe Collection.

If you're feeling adventurous and want to get a little workout before feasting on delicious pie, stop by one of our library locations and check out one of the pie-related cookbooks we have on our shelves.

Once your pie is cooked and ready to eat, enjoy it while reading a juicy mystery, or a sweet romance novel, or one of the several other pie-themed fiction books, available for check out at Milwaukee Public Library.

Holiday Closings at Milwaukee Public Library

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Photo by Dori, available through Wikimedia Commons.

All Milwaukee Public Libraries will be closed Thursday, July 4, for the observance of Independence Day. In addition, all Milwaukee Public Libraries will be closed Friday, July 5, a designated furlough day for City of Milwaukee Employees.

While we are closed, please check out some of our many digital collections, available online 24/7! We have photographs of past Milwaukee fireworks displays in our Historic Photo Collection, and even some Independence Day themed recipes available through our Historic Recipe Collection.

Normal library hours will resume Saturday, July 6.

It's Summer! Drink Up!

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Now that the temperature is getting up there, are you looking for ways to cool off? The Milwaukee Public Library Historic Recipe File has got you covered! Try your hand at some of these great summer drink recipes:

In the mood for a coffee drink? Try making a Caf au Lait Cooler or a Coffee Valencia

Looking for something fruity? Try a Kiwifruit Crush, Limeade Raspberry Drink, or a Strawberry Pineapple Cooler

For those of you who want something a little, try your hand at one of these cool creations:

Fruit lover? Try making a Pineapple Salad Cocktail, Tahitian Iceberg Antifreeze or a Peach Sangria

Looking for a little ice cream action? Try the Peach Old Fashioned or a Quick Chocolate Fizz

Look for more great summer drinks in the Milwaukee Public Library Historic Recipe Collection!

When you are out working in the yard or garden this spring, chances are you're going to come across a dandelion or two. Instead of pulling them and adding them to the compost pile, why not try one of the recipes located in the Milwaukee Public Library's Historic Recipe database?

If dandelions don't get your mouth watering, there are many other lip-smacking creations to be found. From delectable deserts like the fruit-filled Spring Fantasy, to the (surprisingly) meat-free Peter Rabbit and More Casserole, you can put your garden (and weeds) to good use with the Historic Recipe Collection.

Holiday Cookie Round-up Part 2

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CrispyGingerbreadCookies.jpgWhat would the holidays be without gingerbread? Fortunately for us, we will never have to find out. The Milwaukee Public Library's Historic Recipe File has got all the gingerbread you could ever need.

Want more holiday recipes? Check out the Historic Recipe Collection today!

It's Pumpkin Time!

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800px-Pumpkin_Pie.jpgIt's that time of year again! The trees are bare, the days are short and the flavor of pumpkin is back in vogue. Luckily for you, the library's Historic Recipe Collection has got you covered!

Love pancakes? Try this recipe for pumpkin pancakes!

Need a desert for thanksgiving? Try this great pumpkin pie recipe!

Want to try something a little different? Check out these pumpkin pickles!

Not in the mood for pumpkin? We've got the solution for that too. Try one of our autumn recipes!

Check out the library's Historic Recipe Collection to get other great recipes!

It's Rhubarb Season!

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N_Astrup-Rabarbra.jpgAre you craving rhubarb? MPL's Historic Recipe File contains 17 recipes using this love it or hate it crop. If you're looking to use up your harvest or don't know what to do with rhubarb from your neighbor or CSA, try some new (old!) recipes. You might want to try rhubarb tea or bread or cake or cobbler or torte or cheesecake or flameri.
Bebop-A-Reebop Rhubarb!

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