When your family gathers for a special meal is there a unique dish or dessert you can expect to be served at least once a year? Perhaps it’s a recipe passed down through the generations or something the cooks in your family discovered and improved.
The libraries of North Idaho would like you to share your family flavorites.
Recipes are being collected as part of the North Idaho Reads project and its featured book for 2013, “The School of Essential Ingredients,” by Erica Bauermeister.
To share your favorite recipe pick up an entry form at a participating library or download the form at the website: NorthIdahoReads.org. The recipes will be posted at the website along with your first name, home library, and hometown.
North Idaho Reads is a joint project of libraries in the North Idaho region. The NIR committee selects a book each year that the regional community is encouraged to read and programs are developed around the themes in the book to create a dialogue. When possible, the author is invited to visit the area to talk about their book.
Participating libraries include Coeur d’Alene, Plummer, and Wallace public libraries; those in the Community Library Network; and in the Boundary, East Bonner County, and West Bonner library districts.
Book discussions and food-related programs will be offered at libraries and other venues in the coming weeks. Bauermeister, who lives in Seattle, is scheduled to speak at North Idaho libraries in October.
Learning science doesn’t have to be serious – especially when Radical Rick brings his “extreme” version to the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
Rick Turner and his wacky collection of household items to demonstrate scientific principles will come to the library Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave., on Wednesday, July 31, at 1 p.m. This free program is interactive as Rick engages young volunteers from the audience to be his assistants.
Summer Reading turns to Summer Writing in August with a free workshop for children at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
The Kids Writing Workshop for ages 9-12 will be offered 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Aug. 12, 14, and 16. Parents and guardians are welcome to sit in and participants should bring a sack lunch. The workshops will be presented in the Shirley Parker Storyroom at the library, 702 E. Front Ave.
The workshop will be led by children’s author Wendy W. Snodgrass.