Library Closed for Memorial Day

Both locations of the Cedar Rapids Public Library will be closed on Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. 

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Ready to take your barbecue game to the next level? The library is here to help. Check out these cookbooks and barbecuing guides - featuring everything from recipes by renowned restauranteurs and pitmasters to information-packed tutorials. We even included a vegetable-centric cookbook to help you make a well-rounded feast over the fire.

Scroll through the titles below and click on book covers to learn more about them and put them on hold in our catalog.


  1. "Best of American Barbecue: Smoker Cookbook" by Will Budiaman
  2. "Korean BBQ: Master Your Grill in Seven Sauces" by Bill Kim
  3. "Charcoal: New Ways to Cook with Fire" by Josiah Citrin
  4. "Martha Stewart's Grilling: 125+ Recipes for Gatherings Large and Small" by Martha Stewart
  5. "Rodney Scott's World of BBQ: Recipes and Perspectives from the Legendary Pitmasters" by Rodney Scott and Lolis Eric Elie
  6. "How to Grill Vegetables: The New Bible for Barbecuing Vegetables Over Live Fire" by Steven Raichlen
  7. "Live Fire Cooking: Open Flame Techniques and Recipes to Transform Your Meals" by Craig Tabor
  8. "Horn Barbecue: Recipes and Techniques from a Master of the Art of BBQ" by Matt Horn
  9. "The Best Grilling Cookbook Ever Written by Two Idiots" by Ryan Fey and Mark Anderson
  10. "The Outdoor Cook: How to Cook Anything Outside Using Your Grill, Fire Pit, Flat-Top Grill, and More" by America's Test Kitchen