Posted 7/13/2020

PJ’s recipes

Posted 6/23/2020

The Library will begin the reopening process on July 1. You may go to StarCat and put holds on books and materials that are in Dundee. Use this link to get a catalog of Dundee materials https://starcat.stls.org/client/en_US/dundee. Beginning on July 1 you may call the library from noon-4 and request materials to borrow. Your requests will be packaged for curbside delivery. You will receive a time to pick up your materials in front of the library. The library construction and the sidewalk construction will limit parking in front of the library. Pick up will begin on July 13. You may return materials when you pick up. Returned materials will be quarantined for 96 hours and will not be returned until that time.

Posted 5/16/2020

The Library is part of Phase 4 of reopening so will not be able to open until July at the earliest. There are no fines on materials so please keep them safe until we can accept their return.

Construction on the addition and renovations has begun. The parking lot and driveway are closed. Wi-Fi is available in the front of the library. Instructions are posted on the front door. If you need help, please contact us at dundee@stls.org

Phone hours are Monday and Thursday from 11 to noon if you need to call us.

Posted 4/27/2020

The Summer in the Park Concert Series is cancelled. We are trying to find a way to provide some concerts in other ways.

In the month of May I am launching a Girls Who Code Club through the Dundee Library.  This group is for girls in grades 3-12 and the girls will be divided into 2 groups, one for grades 3-5 (Code Runners) and one for grades 6-12 (Cyber Squad). These groups will be studying computer science and learning about coding.  Our meetings will be held virtually, but you do not need the internet to participate because there are also a multitude of activities that can be done offline.  If you are interested in joining please have a parent or guardian send an email to dundee@stls.org or call 607-243-5938.  There will also be more information on our facebook page and website.  

PJ’s Recipes

APRIL 2020 RECIPES:  THE COMFORT FOOD EDITION!

#1  UPSCALE MAC and CHEESE

14 OUNCES ORECCHIETTE OR PENNE PASTA

1 C. SOUR CREAM

1 TBLS. OLIVE OIL

6 TBLS. (¾/ STICK) UNSALTED BUTTER

1 YELLOW ONION, DICED

1/3 C. ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR

3 C. MILK

1 ½ C. GRATED, SHARP CHEDDAR CHEESE

½ C. GRATED PARMESAN CHEESE

3 OUNCES CREAM CHEESE, CUT INTO 1” PIECES

JUICE OF 1 LEMON

2 tsp. SALT

1 tsp. PEPPER

2 tsp. DRIED MARJORAM

PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES.

LIGHTLY GREASE A 9 x 13 BAKING DISH, AND SET ASIDE

COOK PASTA TILL AL DENTE. RINSE AND DRAIN WELL. PLACE PASTA  IN

 A LARGE BOWL AND TOSS WITH SOUR CREAM UNTIL JUST MIXED.  SET ASIDE.

HEAT OLIVE OIL AND BUTTER IN A SKILLET OVER MEDIUM HEAT AND ADD

 THE ONION. COOK AND STIR 3-4 MIN. UNTIL ONION IS TRANSLUCENT.

STIR THE FLOUR INTO THE ONIONS AND COOK  STIRRING CONSTANTLY.

 ABOUT 3 MIN. UNTIL FLOUR COOKS AND IS SLIGHLTY BROWN.

SLOWLY WHISK IN THE MILK AND COOK STIRRING CONSTANTLY UNTIL THE

 MIXTURE COMES TO A BOIL AND THICKENS, 3-4 MIN.

REMOVE FROM HEAT AND STIR IN THE CHEDDAR, PARMESAN, CREAM CHEESE

 AND THE LEMON JUICE UNTIL CHEESES HAVE MELTED.

ADD THE CHEESE MIXTURE TO THE PASTA-SOUR CREAM MIXTURE.  ADD THE SALT,

 PEPPER, AND  MARJORAM AND TOSS TILL WELL BLENDED.

TRANSFER TO THE PREPARED BAKING DISH AND BAKE, UNCOVERED, 40-45 MIN.

 UNTIL BUBBLING AROUND THE EDGES AND SLIGHTLY BROWN ON TOP.  LET REST

 10 MIN. BEFORE SERVING.

#2. SWEET POTATO ROLLS

¾ C. PLUS 3 TBLS. BUTTER, MELTED

1 C. MILK

¾ C. PLUS 1 tsp. SUGAR

2 ½ tsp. SALT, DIVIDED

2 (¼ OUNCE) ENVELOPES ACTIVE DRY, YEAST

½ C. WARM WATER (100 -110 DEGREES)

2 LARGE EGGS

2 C. COOKED AND  WELL MASHED SWEET POTATOES

½ C. COLD WATER

7 C. ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR

NOTE:  THESE AMOUNTS MAKE 4 TO 5 DOZ. ROLLS.  YOU CAN CUT RECIPE IN HALF TO MAKE LESS. HOWEVER THE ROLLS DO FREEZE WELL FOR 2 MONTHS.

HEAT 3/4 C. BUTTER AND MILK IN A LARGE SAUCEPAN OVER MED-HIGH HEAT TO

 JUST BELOW THE BOILING POINT.  AND ¾ C. SUGAR AND 2  tsp. SALT AND STIR UNTIL

 SUGAR DISSOLVES.  REMOVE FROM HEAT AND SET ASIDE TO COOL.

COMBINE YEAST, 1 tsp. SUGAR AND ½ C. WARM WATER; LET STAND 5 MIN. OR

 UNTIL FROTHY.

BEAT EGGS. POTATOES, AND REMAINING ½ tsp. SALT AT MEDIUM SPEED WITH AN

 ELECTRIC MIXER UNTIL SMOOTH AND WELL BLENDED; BEAT IN ½ C. COLD WATER.

STIR TOGETHER THE COOLED MILK MIXTURE, EGG MIXTURE AND YEAST MIXTURE IN   

  LARGE MIXING BOWL. GRADUALLY ADD 3 C. FLOUR AND CONTINUE BEATING AT 

  MEDIUM SPEED.  STIR IN 3 ½ – 4 C. MORE FLOUR OR ENOUGH TO FORM A SOFT

  DOUGH.  PLACE DOUGH IN A LIGHTLY OILED BOWL, COVER AND REFRIGERATE FOR 8

 HOURS  OR OVER NIGHT.

LIGHLY GREASE 2 LARGE BAKING SHEETS. REMOVE DOUGH FROM REFRIGERATOR

  AND PUNCH DOWN. DIVIDE DOUGH IN HALF. ON A LIGHLY FLOURED SURFACE ROLL

  DOUGH OUT TO ½ INCH THICKNESS; CUT WITH A 2 ½ INCH BISCUIT CUTTER;

  RE-ROLLING SCRAPS  AND  PLACE ON PREPARED PAN, WITH ROLLS JUST BARELY

  TOUCHING.  BRUSH ROLLS WITH 3 TBLS. MELTED BUTTER; FOLD EACH ROLL IN HALF,

  PRESSING GENTLY IN THE CENTER TO SEAL.  COVER LOOSELY, AND LET RISE TILL

 DOUBLED IN SIZE; ABOUT  40 MIN. BAKE AT 400 DEGREES FOR 12 TO 14 MIN. UNTIL

 GOLDEN BROWN.

#3. NOT JUST SO-SO SLOPPY JOES

1 TBLS. OIL

1 ONION DICED

2 POUNDS GROUND BEEF

1 tsp. CHILI POWDER

½ tsp GARLIC POWDER

SALT AND PEPPER

1 JALAPENO PEPPER CORED AND DICED

2 GARLIC CLOVES, SMASHED AND MINCED

1 C. KETCHUP

1 C. SWEET CHILI SAUCE

2 TBLS. WORCHESTERSHIRE SAUCE

2 TBLS. BALSAMIC VINEGAR

1 tsp. HOT SAUCE

½ tsp. CRUSHED RED PEPPER FLAKES

1 SMALL BUNCH CILANTRO, CHOPPED

HEAT OIL IN A LARGE SKILLET OVER MEDIUM HEAT UNTIL HOT.

 ADD THE ONION AND COOK, STIRRING FREQUENTLY, ABOUT 5 MIN.

ADD THE BEEF TO THE SKILLET, BREAKING IT UP AS IT COOKS, AND SEASON

 WITH CHILI POWDER, GARLIC POWDER AND SALT AND PEPPER TO TASTE. COOK

 STIRRING FREQUENTLY UNTIL THE MEAT IS COOKED THROUGH, ABOUT 10 MIN.

 DRAIN OFF FAT FROM SKILLET AND ADD THE JALAPENO AND GARLIC. COOK,

 STIRRING ABOUT 2  MINUTES MORE.

ADD THE KETCHUP, CHILI SAUCE, WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE, VINEGAR, HOT SAUCE

 AND RED PEPPER FLAKES. STIR IN ½ C. WATER, REDUCE HEAT TO LOW AND COOK,

 STIRRING OFTEN, UNTIL THE SAUCE THICKENS, ABOUT 20 MINUTES. IF THE

 MIXTURE GETS TO DRY, ADD A LITTLE MORE WATER.

REMOVE FROM HEAT AND STIR IN THE CILANTRO.

SERVE ON YOUR FAVORITE HAMBURGER ROLLS.

Posted 4/16/2020

The library will remain closed until at least May 15th following Governor Cuomo’s latest order

All library materials have been renewed until June 1. The bookdrop remains closed for staff safety. Please keep things until we can reopen.

Check our Facebook page and our web calendar for digital programs

Posted 4/8/2020

The Library will remained closed until at least April 30 following the Governor’s latest order.

Phone hours will be Monday and Thursday 11-noon. The library phone will be answered especially for those without Internet access.

Posted 3/22/2020

All materials have been renewed until May 1. The Book Return is locked and all materials should be kept until we reopen.

National Geographic is providing resources https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/coronavirus-coverage

Free virtual field trips https://freedomhomeschooling.com/virtual-field-trips/?f

Posted 3/19/2020

Check out our Facebook page on Thursdays for Storytime.

Another book supplier has announced free access to ebooks and resources JLG@HOME

STEM activities you can do at home http://clearinghouse.starnetlibraries.org/161-our-planet-earth

Posted 3/18/2020

There are no fines. Everything has been renewed to May 1. You don’t need to bring anything back until we reopen.

Check out our Facebook page for activities https://www.facebook.com/dundeelibrary/

Our WiFi works in our parking lot. The password is dundeelib. Please use it if you need it.

We are no longer able to borrow from other libraries. Go to starcat.stls.org to find out what is available at Dundee Library. Use digital resources from stls.overdrive.com. There are books, videos, audiobooks. Call if you need help from 10-2 Monday-Saturday.

Books to Go–Call (607) 243-5938 between 10:30 and 11:30 Monday -Saturday. Request 2 items and arrange a pick up time between 12:30-2. Come to the back door and pick up your books. We have been advised that our books need to be quarantined too so we’ll let you know when we can do this.

Books on Wheels–If you can’t come to us we have volunteer drivers who will deliver to you. Just call us.

Bunny Coloring Contest is still on. The coloring pages are online.

http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/three-easter-bunnies-are-painting-a-huge-easter-egg

http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/cute-easter-bunny?tag=57042

http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/cute-bunny-and-easter-egg

Color them online, save them and e-mail to fleeta@stls.org Put your name, age and phone number on it and return it before April 11.

One of the book companies is offering free digital books for K-12 until June. Go to https://abdobooks.com/covid-19-resources to see these materials.

Sometimes, it is hard to find the words to explain to our children what is going on, or maybe as parents you need reinforcement for what we are doing. We have a simple 6 page booklet forwarded to us by ProAction of Steuben & Yates, Inc. that might help. The booklets are available in physical form in a box labeled children’s materials in front of the Dundee Library in both English and Spanish https://www.mindheart.co/descargables