Food in February

Portrait of Molly WizenbergA Conversation with Molly Wizenberg
Sunday, February 21st, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

2015 James Beard Award winner, Molly Wizenberg is the voice behind the Spilled Milk podcast and Orangette, named the best food blog in the world by The London Times. Molly will share stories of family and cooking, and discuss her NY Times Best Selling books, Delancey, the story of opening a restaurant with her husband, and A Homemade Life, a personal reflection on how food creates the memories of our lives. Molly’s books will be available for purchase. Warm beverages and pastries from Fannie's Cafe will be provided. Space is limited. Register for free online, by calling 708-867-2299, or asking at the library's Answers Desk.

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More Food in February

In connection with Molly Wizenberg's visit, we've programed a month of delicious, food-related movies, classes, and other events.

Foodie Film Fest
Join us every Friday in February for a mouth-watering movie.

The Hundred Foot Journey February 5th, 1:00 pm, 122 minutes
An upstart Indian restaurant goes head to head with a snooty Michelin-starred French restaurant.

Moonstruck February 12th, 1:00 pm, 102 minutes
Cher stars as a woman falling in love with a baker over Italian dishes like ravioli, sausage and peppers, minestrone and, of course, the famous Moonstruck Eggs.

Julie & Julia February 19th, 1:00 pm, 123 minutes
The life story of TV chef Julia Child intertwines with food blogger Julie Powell's self-imposed challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first cook book.

Big Night February 26th, 1:00 pm, 109 minutes
Stanley Tucci and Tony Shaloub star as two brothers who gamble everything on one special night to try to save their failing Italian restaurant.


Opening a Restaurant: The Pick in Park Ridge
Saturday, February 6th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Tim and Kendra Griffin, the new owners of the Pick Restaurant in Park Ridge, take you along on their not-for-the-faint-of-heart journey from remodeling the 1928 building to opening night, and beyond. Register for free online, by calling 708-867-2299, or asking at the library's Answers Desk.

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Healthy Dining on a Dime
Sunday, February 7th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Laura Bruzas, author of 100 Simple Ways to Eat Well for Less, reveals dozens of practical tips and insider secrets to save time and money when eating in, dining out, and entertaining. Appetizers will be served. Register for free online, by calling 708-867-2299, or asking at the library's Answers Desk.

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The Internet for Food Lovers
Saturday, February 20th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Learn to use the internet to research, collect, and save delicious recipes. Register for free online, by calling 708-867-2299, or asking at the library's Answers Desk.

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Blogging with Blogger
Thursday, February 25th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Learn how to create your own food blog with the internet-publishing service Blogger. Register for free online, by calling 708-867-2299, or asking at the library's Answers Desk.

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Still Life Coloring Contest
February 1st - 21st
Unleash your inner Cezzane by picking up or downloading a coloring page for our month-long food still life coloring contest. Winners, drawn at random, will receive memberships and passes to the Art Institute of Chicago.