Few things bring people together like a good meal. Join us to hear how two libraries established culinary literacy programming for their communities and gain tips for how to set up a similar program in your community.
In this session, the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Culinary Literacy Center will share their work over the last five years using food and cooking as a context for learning in neighborhood libraries across Philadelphia. With some basic utensils and counter-top appliances, you can create your own mobile kitchen classroom.
Inspired by the work of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Culinary Literacy Center, the Athens Regional Library System’s staff and community partners lead a range of classes and events for patrons: from a series in which students learn basic kitchen skills while practicing English as a second language, to family events in which kids and their parents recreate fictional foods from picture books. Local chefs have used the equipment to demonstrate their signature creations, and they’ve even helped special needs patrons become more independent in the kitchen!
Bring your appetite for learning and join Liz Fitzgerald, the director of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Culinary Literacy Center; Athens Regional Library System executive director Valerie Bell; branch manager Austin Jenkins; and children’s specialist Tracy Guillorn as they lead you through the basics of setting up a culinary literacy program at your library.
The pie’s the limit!