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GreenMan Theatre Presents Food Stories (In-Person)

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Food Stories
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
GreenMan Theatre Storytellers perform folktales involving food from around the world.

Live in-person. Registration required. To register to attend virtually on Zoom, click here.
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GreenMan Theatre Presents Food Stories (Virtual)

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Food Stories
Elmhurst Public Library
Zoom Meeting Room
GreenMan Theatre Storytellers perform folktales involving food from around the world.

Live on Zoom. Register to receive the information to join. A limited number of seats are available in-person at the library. To register for an in-person space, click here.
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Chicago's Sweet Bakeries Remembered (In-Person)

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Chicago's Sweet Bakeries
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Remember your first bite of a sweet roll or the excitement of seeing your birthday cake? Relive those memories as we explore the history of Chicago's sweet bakeries, including Reuters, Keebler, Heinemanns, Maurice Lenell, and more. 

Live in-person. Registration required. To register to attend virtually on Zoom, click here.
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Chicago's Sweet Bakeries Remembered (Virtual)

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Chicago's Sweet Bakeries
Elmhurst Public Library
Zoom Meeting Room
Remember your first bite of a sweet roll or the excitement of seeing your birthday cake? Relive those memories as we explore the history of Chicago's sweet bakeries, including Reuters, Keebler, Heinemanns, Maurice Lenell, and more. 

Live on Zoom. Register to receive the information to join. A limited number of seats are available in-person at the library. To register for an in-person space, click here.
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Family Heirloom Recipes from the Illinois State Fair (In-Person)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Family Heirloom recipes
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Since 2009, Catherine Lambrecht has judged Family Heirloom Recipes contests across the Midwest. Discover some of the most memorable recipes and stories shared at the Illinois State Fair.

Live in-person. Registration required. To register to attend virtually on Zoom, click here.
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Family Heirloom Recipes from the Illinois State Fair (Virtual)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Family Heirloom recipes
Elmhurst Public Library
Zoom Meeting Room
Since 2009, Catherine Lambrecht has judged Family Heirloom Recipes contests across the Midwest. Discover some of the most memorable recipes and stories shared at the Illinois State Fair.

Live on Zoom. Register to receive the information to join. A limited number of seats are available in-person at the library. To register for an in-person space, click here.
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Around the Table Discussion with the Backyard Caucus

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Backyard Caucus
Elmhurst Public Library
Kossmann Room
Join us as we gather around the table with local organizations to discuss how to navigate conversations surrounding difficult topics with our family and friends. This month, examine experiences with race in the Elmhurst community with the Backyard Caucus.

Live in-person. Registration required.
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Adult Book Discussion: The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
The Lager Queen of Minnesota
Elmhurst Public Library
Gathering Room
In this Midwestern family drama, sisters Edith and Helen have been estranged ever since their father left the family farm solely to Helen in 1967. Edith bakes celebrated pies at the local nursing home while Helen has a passion for brewing beer. We follow their saga through the eyes of both sisters plus Edith’s granddaughter, Diana, who gets a chance to learn the beer business and possibly help her grandmother stay afloat, while maybe even bringing some resolution to this fractured family, too. 

Live in-person and virtually on Zoom. Register to receive the information to join. Books available at the Library for EPL patrons.
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Adult Book Discussion: The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
The Lager Queen of Minnesota
Elmhurst Public Library
Gathering Room
In this Midwestern family drama, sisters Edith and Helen have been estranged ever since their father left the family farm solely to Helen in 1967. Edith bakes celebrated pies at the local nursing home while Helen has a passion for brewing beer. We follow their saga through the eyes of both sisters plus Edith’s granddaughter, Diana, who gets a chance to learn the beer business and possibly help her grandmother stay afloat, while maybe even bringing some resolution to this fractured family, too.

Live in-Person and virtually on Zoom. Register to receive the information to join. Books available at the Library for EPL patrons.

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Vegetable Gardening (In-Person)

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Vegetable Gardening
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Learn the basics of vegetable gardening. Garden planning, preparing the soil, proper planting times and techniques, and caring for an established garden will be covered. 

Live in-person. Registration required. To register to attend virtually on Zoom, click here.
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Vegetable Gardening (Virtual)

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Vegetable Gardening
Elmhurst Public Library
Zoom Meeting Room
Learn the basics of vegetable gardening. Garden planning, preparing the soil, proper planting times and techniques, and caring for an established garden will be covered.

Live on Zoom. Register to receive the information to join. A limited number of seats are available in-person at the library. To register for an in-person space, click here.
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BBQ Rubs and Sauces (In-Person)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
BBQ Rubs and Sauces
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Spend time with Chef Susan Maddox learning recipes for BBQ rubs and sauces. Learn the difference between wet and dry rubs and the various types of BBQ sauces found throughout the U.S., plus great methods and techniques for barbecuing.

Live in-person. Registration required. To register to attend virtually on Zoom, click here.
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BBQ Rubs and Sauces (Virtual)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
BBQ Rubs and Sauces
Elmhurst Public Library
Zoom Meeting Room
Spend time with Chef Susan Maddox learning recipes for BBQ rubs and sauces. Learn the difference between wet and dry rubs and the various types of BBQ sauces found throughout the U.S., plus great methods and techniques for barbecuing.

Live on Zoom. Register to receive the information to join. A limited number of seats are available in-person at the library. To register for an in-person space, click here.
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Stories of Race in Elmhurst Panel Discussion (In Person)

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Stories of Race in Elmhurst
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
In response to the racial reckoning that swept the country after the police killing of George Floyd in May of 2020, a handful of dedicated residents decided to “think globally, act locally.” The result was a series of essays about race, personal experiences, and societal norms. Meet contributors from Stories of Race in Elmhurst and ask questions about the book, their stories, and how they are working to change Elmhurst. 

Live in-person. Registration required. To register to attend virtually on Zoom, click here.
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Stories of Race in Elmhurst Panel Discussion (Virtual)

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Stories of Race in Elmhurst
Elmhurst Public Library
Zoom Meeting Room
In response to the racial reckoning that swept the country after the police killing of George Floyd in May of 2020, a handful of dedicated residents decided to “think globally, act locally.” The result was a series of essays about race, personal experiences, and societal norms. Meet contributors from Stories of Race in Elmhurst and ask questions about the book, their stories, and how they are working to change Elmhurst. 

Live on Zoom. Register to receive the information to join. A limited number of seats are available in-person at the library. To register for an in-person space, click here.
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Summer Celebration

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
summer celebration
Elmhurst Public Library
Outside: South Lawn
Summer would not be complete without an outdoor party! Celebrate with crafts, games, and other food-themed activities.

Live in-person. No registration.
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Iconic Chicago Foods (In-Person)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Chicago has a rich culinary history and a myriad of unique foods. "Chicago Style" can mean many things. Chef Susan Maddox demonstrates unique twists on three iconic foods: giardiniera, pizza fondue, and a jibarito sandwich.

Live in-person. Registration with an EPL card required. To register to attend virtually on Zoom, click here.
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Iconic Chicago Foods (Virtual)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Zoom Meeting Room
Chicago has a rich culinary history and a myriad of unique foods. "Chicago Style" can mean many things. Chef Susan Maddox demonstrates unique twists on three iconic foods: giardiniera, pizza fondue, and a jibarito sandwich.

Live on Zoom. Register to receive the information to join. A limited number of seats are available in-person at the library. To register for an in-person space, click here.
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Shopping, Saving, Storing: Making the Most of Your Food and Funds (In-Person)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Discover the secrets to finding the best produce, storing your food properly, lowering your grocery bills, and finding help when you need it. You’ll never throw out a new container of strawberries again!

Live in-person. Registration required. To register to attend virtually on Zoom, click here.
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Shopping, Saving, Storing: Making the Most of Your Food and Funds (Virtual)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Zoom Meeting Room
Discover the secrets to finding the best produce, storing your food properly, lowering your grocery bills, and finding help when you need it. You’ll never throw out a new container of strawberries again!

Live on Zoom. Register to receive the information to join. A limited number of seats are available in-person at the library. To register for an in-person space, click here.
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Around the Table Discussion About Addiction

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Join us as we gather around the table with local organizations to discuss how to navigate conversations surrounding difficult topics with our family and friends. This month, learn about issues surrounding addiction with Elmhurst Public Library's social worker, Tracey Orick.

Live in-person. Registration required.
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Sweet Science (for 20 + 30 Somethings)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Can you identify jellybeans blindfolded? How well do you know your candy flavors? Join us for some tasty treats, and learn about the science behind our sense of taste.

Live in-person. Registration required. Limited to ages 18-40.
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Scones Bake-Along (Virtual)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Zoom Meeting Room
Follow along with Bill the Baker from the comfort of your own kitchen! Make a base scone recipe, then learn how to exchange ingredients to create new flavors. A list of ingredients will be emailed one week before the program.

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Fantastic Food Firsts (In-Person)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room
Learn culinary tidbits like where the first ice cream sundae was created and who invented the first marshmallow.

Live in-person. Registration required. To register to attend virtually on Zoom, click here.
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Fantastic Food Firsts (Virtual)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Zoom Meeting Room
Learn culinary tidbits like where the first ice cream sundae was created and who invented the first marshmallow.

Live on Zoom. Register to receive the information to join. A limited number of seats are available in-person at the library. To register for an in-person space, click here.
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