We’re launching a Spice Club to encourage creativity in the kitchen.

Starting Sunday, Jan. 16, anyone can pick up a free spice kit from the reference desk at the our Main Branch. (One kit per family, while supplies last.) The kits include a sample of the spice of the month, advice on how to use it, and a few recipes that you can try.

Each month, we’ll share a different spice. January’s spice is cinnamon – the perfect warmer during winter months.

After using your spice, you can share your kitchen creations with the hashtag #SpiceUpMentor.

By the way, we have bunches of cookbooks that you can borrow from our branches or on Hoopla and Libby. Also, if all this talking about spice has you thinking about Dune, you can borrow that from us too.