Super Hero Foods! with Dani Lin

Join us for a special event with local health coach and cooking instructor Dani Lin as she presents "Super Hero Foods: Super tasty foods that give kids super health, super strength and super happy parents!" Join our guest speaker as she encourages conversations about what foods make them strong or weak, ways kids and families can add super hero foods into their day, and shares a healthy snack.

Importance of Nutrition in the First 1000 Days

Aug 11
Saturday 3:00 pm

Author and journalist Roger Thurow will be joining us at the North Side Library to discuss the importance of nutrition in early childhood. Thurow is a senior fellow on global food and agriculture for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. His book, The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children - And the World, tells the true story of four new mothers across the globe and the challenges they face in providing their young children proper nutrition.

Simple Japanese Cuisine

Aug 7
Tuesday 6:30 pm
Americans know and love sushi. Of course, Japanese cuisine goes much deeper than that. Learn more about simple Japanese dishes you can make in your own home. Members of the Japan America Society of Iowa will show us how to make yakisoba, a noodle stir-fry dish, and mitarashi dango, a sweet, glazy dumpling. You'll get hands-on instructions and have the chance to taste your own creations. It’s a great way to expand your palate and discover new foods to introduce in your home.

Movable Books with Elaine Estes

Delve into the topic of movable books with former Library Director, Elaine Estes. She will present fascinating facts about these books – also known as paper engineers’ sculptures – from a book collector’s point of view. Elaine will exhibit some of the hundreds of books in her private collection.

The program is free and open to all: readers, book collectors, book dealers and those just curious about these special and unique books.


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