It's a busy week for On Our Minds this week, readers! We'll be starting the activities with a Gold Leaf discussion group on October 19th at 3pm in the Browsing Room (the physical one, not this one) , and we're expecting a really good turn-out. In Defense of Food, and Food Rules, our book selections this year, both lend themselves to discussion, so we'll have plenty to talk about!
Also on October 19, at 7:00 pm in Lincoln Auditorium, will be the second in our Food For Thought film series: We Feed the World. “Close to a billion people on earth are starving today. But the food we are currently producing could feed 12 billion people. This is a film about food and globalization, fishermen and farmers, the flow of goods and cash flow - a film about scarcity amid plenty.” - Allegrofilm.
Sounds good, doesn't it? And if you can't make it to the screening Tuesday evening, we'll be running encore presentations here at the library at 10 am, 2 pm, and 6pm.
And remember: at any On Our Minds function you attend, you can enter to win a raffle! The next drawing will be November 15, and we'll be giving away a copy of Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, which is worth the purchase price just for the recipes alone, never mind the fact that Kingsolver is an entertaining and informed proponent of local eating - and a darn good writer. So to get it for free? Like frosting on the cake. The organic, whole wheat, locally sourced cake, naturally.