Expert Grilling Advice for the Summer

Get the grill ready! Here’s a look at cookbooks that are sure to make sure your next cook-out is fabulous! With options for meat-eaters, vegetarians, and everyone in between, you’re in for a satisfying meal. 

Franklin Barbecue
by Aaron Franklin and Jordan Mackay eBook
Serial Griller
by Matt Moore
Low & Slow
by Gary Wiviott and Colleen Rush
The Gardener & The Grill
by Karen Adler and Judith Fertig
Paleo Grilling
by Tony Frederico and James William Phelan
Latin Grill
by Rafael Palomino and Arlen Gargagliano
Grill School
by Andrew Schloss and David Joachim eBook
Indoor! Grilling
by Steven Raichlen
The Grilling Book
by Adam Rapoport
Vegetarian Grilling
by Karen Schulz and Maren Jahnke
Grill It Up
by Steve Tillet
Fish Grilled & Smoked
by John Manikowski

Pratt Chats with a Career Online High School Grad!

COHS Graduate Kelly Ross along with her daughter, who also graduated this year. 

The Enoch Pratt Free Library was able to chat with one of the recent graduates of the Career Online High School. Kelly Ross graduated with a diploma and a certificate as a Home Care Professional in April. Congrats Kelly! Below, she shares her experience with the program. 

Why did you choose Career Online High School?

I chose Career Online High School because I saw an opportunity for me to obtain my high school diploma.

What was the process of going to school online like?

 I actually enjoyed the flexibility of online schooling. I loved the fact that while my babies were virtually learning I could be doing the exact same thing.

How do you hope receiving your diploma will impact your life?

 It has already given me a boost of  self worth, and self esteem. 

What’s next for you?

I just recently applied for a CNA/GNA program so that I can pursue a career in Healthcare.

What advice would you have for someone considering the program?

Do it!! Oftentimes we are so afraid of taking a risk for fear of failure, but when you have a goal and little people watching you, it makes you forget about the what if’s and go after what you want.

Anything else you want to tell us?

Yes, Thank you so much for this opportunity. I am so happy and thankful that I finally have my high school diploma, and even more thankful that I was able to obtain it before my baby received hers.

For more information on how you can now earn your high school diploma entirely online go to Career Online High School, and check out an exciting new scholarship-based program available through the Pratt Library.

Career Online High School is made possible with the support of Crown Castle and the David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation.

Download free eMagazines on Overdrive

Did you know that Overdrive has a eMagazine collection? If not, go ahead over and check it out now! You can have the latest issues ready to view in a few simple clicks. Here’s a look at what eMagazines are new to the Pratt’s digital library. 

Us Weekly
HGTV Magazine
Reader’s Digest
Yoga Journal
Fast Company

eBooks to take to the Beach.. or Backyard

Whether you are able to make it down to Ocean City or are going to relax in the backyard, these books are perfect for an enjoyable summer day. Go ahead grab your lemonade, and download one of these romance and fun  rom-com books. 

Hello, Summer
by Mary Kay Andrews
A Buckhorn Summer
by Lori Foster
Summer Days
by Susan Mallery
Summer By The Sea
by Susan Wiggs
Summer Breeze
by Nancy Thayer
Like Cats and Dogs
by Kate McMurray
When I Found You
by Brenda Novak

Undercover Duke
by Sabrina Jeffries

People We Meet On Vacation
by Emily Henry
The Summer Of No Attachments
by Lori Foster

To Sir, With Love
by Lauren Layne
The Heartbreaker of Echo Pass
by Maisey Yates

Learn More about Juneteenth with these eBooks

Juneteenth is happening this weekend! Here’s a look at a few e-materials to check out to help celebrate the holiday. Not sure what Juneteenth is? On June 19, 1865, the abolition of slavery was announced in Texas, marking the end of slavery in the United States. First known as Freedom Day, Juneteenth commemorates that critical date in history.

Weaving together American history, dramatic family chronicle, and searing episodes of memoir, Annette Gordon-Reed’s On Juneteenth provides a historian’s view of the country’s long road to Juneteenth, recounting both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that African-Americans have endured in the century since, from Reconstruction through Jim Crow and beyond. 

On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed

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Reconstruction chronicles the way in which Americans—black and white—responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery. It addresses the ways in which the emancipated slaves’ quest for economic autonomy and equal citizenship shaped the political agenda of Reconstruction.

Reconstruction by Eric Foner


What Truth Sounds Like exists at the tense intersection of the conflict between politics and prophecy – of whether we embrace political resolution or moral redemption to fix our fractured racial landscape. The future of race and democracy hang in the balance.

What Truth Sounds Like by Michael Eric Dyson

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