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Hot books to beat the summer heat

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library recommends the following books to help beat summer heat:

Whip up something summer delicious at camp, in the kitchen or on the grill

• “400 Best Sandwich Recipes,” Alison Lewis

• “Cabin Cooking,” Kate Fiduccia

• “Country Living, Eating Outdoors,” editors of Country Living, Kathleen Hackett

• “Michael Symon’s 5 in 5: 5 fresh ingredients + 5 minutes = 120 fantastic dinners,” Michael Symon

• “Summer on a Plate,” Anna Pump

• “Weber’s Time to Grill,” Jamie Purviance

When exercising in the heat, take a tip from the experts

• “Frequently Asked Questions About Extreme Heat,” CDC (

• “Lifestyle Fitness,” Mayo Clinic (

• “Heat Illnesses,” MedlinePlus (

• “Hot Weather Exercise Tips,” Texas Heart Institute (

Think cool and refreshing

• “Cool Waters: 50 refreshing, healthy, homemade thirst quenchers,” Brian Preston-Campbell

• “Squeezed,” Jane Lawson

• “Summer Smoothies,” Donna Rodnitzky

Things to do

• “Best Easy Day Hikes Buffalo,” Randi Minetor

• “Bikram Yoga,” Bikram Choudhury

• “Learn to Swim in a Weekend,” Sharron Davies

• “Meditation for the Love of It,” Sally Kempton

• “Recreational Kayaking: the ultimate guide,” Ben Whiting

• “Western New York Amusement Parks,” Rose Ann Hirsch

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