Elissa - Community Relations Manager


I'm currently in graduate school at the UW working towards my library science degree. I love learning and will become obsessed with anything that has caught my interest in the moment. I watched the Olympics and picked up archery. I read a book that mentioned Troy and am now knee deep in Greek history. I know a lot about the Black Plague, Australopithecus afarensis, psychological experiments in the 1960s, Beyonce, quilting, and more. I garden, I fix appliances, I watch great TV shows.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Cookie!

Have the best cookies on the block with these festive cookbooks that include traditional and modern recipes!

Crafty Christmas

Deck the halls! Create holiday decorations and one-of-a-kind gifts for this magical season with these festive books.

Gobble It Up: Thanksgiving Cookbooks

Try out some fun recipes with these new and traditional Thanksgiving cookbooks.

Eat, Drink, and Be Scary!

I love Halloween! Especially the pumpkins, crunchy leaves, cool air, and candy! Find great recipes, decorations, and costumes in this spooky list of Halloween books! Happy Haunting!

Cat Lady Chic

Have a cat or two (or seven)? Fight the "Crazy Cat Lady" stereotype with these kooky kitty titles.

Book Club Bliss

These books have all been read by my book club, "Book Club in a Pub." All of them prompted great discussion and many have publisher or author provided question on their websites.

<p>2016 Mid-Columbia Reads author</p>

A Dose of Medical History

Dust off your leeches and balance your humors with this list of medicine through history.

Not Your Grandmother's Quilting

Updated quilting for new and old quilters!