Enjoy an afternoon of books and tea at your Library
Spend the afternoon savoring tempting sweets, heavenly teas, and intriguing books at the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey’s second annual Book Lovers Tea.
SCLSNJ’s Book Lovers Tea will be hosted on November 4 at the Hillsborough branch located at 379 South Branch Road in Hillsborough, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“My mom has been a voracious reader her entire life and is famous for finishing a book in a day. As I have been planning this year’s tea, what continually comes to mind is a quote from author C.S. Lewis that my mom was known to recite: ‘You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.’ So famous for repeating that quote, we even had it written on her 70th birthday cake,” said event coordinator Cathy DeBerry. “As the winter season begins, we should take advice from my mom and C.S. Lewis – nothing provides more comfort or more solace than a wonderful book and an endless cup of tea. On November 4, our patrons will get their fill of both!”
Listen as book maven Yvonne Selander, collection development supervisor for SCLSNJ, shares the best books of 2017 with a sneak peek into 2018 releases.
“There will be thrillers, mysteries, stories from the distant and the not-so distant past, even a touch of romance,” said Selander. “Plus, some books which will be hitting SCLSNJ shelves in the next few months.”
Explore the history of British tea culture and traditions, while tasting some favorite blends, brewed by Deborah Raab, certified tea specialist.
“There are few more rewarding times than those spent with a cup of tea and a great book. I am delighted to participate in the Somerset County Library’s Book Lovers Tea as a guest and presenter. As a tea specialist, certified by the Specialty Institute, I am always grateful for opportunities to share tea and its rich history and culture with others. I look forward to meeting and sharing with other tea and book lovers at this event,” said Raab.
Light refreshments will be served. Giveaways and door prizes will be available for participants.
Explore SCLSNJ’s Collections:
- “The Jane Austen Cookbook” by Maggie Black
- “The Tea Book: All Things Tea” by Louise Cheadle and Nick Kilby
- “Silver Spoons, Mad Baboons, and Other Tales of Tea” by Barry W. Cooper
- “Recipes from an Edwardian Country House: A Stately English Home Shares its Classic Tastes” by Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall
- “Alice’s Tea Cup: Delectable Recipes for Scones, Cakes, Sandwiches, and More from New York’s Most Whimsical Tea Spot” by Haley Fox and Lauren Fox
- “Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties” by Kevin Gascoyn, Francois Marchand, Jasmin Desharnais, and Hugo Americi
- “The Tea Enthusiast’s Handbook: A Guide to Enjoying the World’s Best Teas” by Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss
- “Homegrown Tea: An Illustrated Guide to Planting, Harvesting and Blending Teas and Tisanes” by Cassie Liversidge
- “Minding the Manor: The Memoir of a 1930s English Kitchen Maid” by Mollie Moran
- “Margaret Powell’s Cookery Book: 500 Upstairs Recipes from Everyone’s Favorite Downstairs Kitchen Maid and Cook” by Margaret Powell
- “For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World’s Favorite Drink and Changed History” by Sarah Rose
- “Tea with Jane Austen” by Kim Wilson