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Take one part history, one part storytelling, and one part trivia game, add prizes and what to you get? William Pack returns with a once-in-200-years chance to celebrate the bicentennial of Illinois. Guaranteed to be fun, informative, with a little dash of William’s love for the odd and unusual. REGISTER
Come and explore the history of one Eastern European favorite baked item called Babka with Bill the Baker. Bill has been baking bread for more than 40 years. He is currently teaching baking classes to both children and adults at DRM European Café & Delicatessen in Saint Charles. Tasty bites will be shared. Registration is open to St. Charles Library cardholders through February 28. If space is available, it will be open to non-cardholders.
Doug Taron Ph.D., Chief Curator at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, explores the various butterfly species of northeastern Illinois and their ecology. Emphasis is on the way in which the relationship between butterflies and their host plants determines the habitats of various species. REGISTER
Beekeeper Reid Root of the Fox Valley Beekeepers Association will share his experiences as a beekeeper, explain how honey is made, and why bees are so important. Honey will be available for purchase. REGISTER
If you are ready to "cross the pond" in your genealogy research, professional genealogist Caron Primas Brennan will give you ideas of where to find records for your European ancestors. Program includes the well-known sites like FamilySearch and Find My Past, and also lesser-known sites. REGISTER
Feed your whole family the fruits and vegetables they enjoy from your own garden. From site preparation (size, location and soil) through harvest, a University of Illinois Master Gardener will give the tips and tricks for successful vegetable gardening. REGISTER or DROP IN
Join 360˚ Flavor and Spice owner John Cirpinski for a fascinating overview of the world of culinary spices. The presentation will begin with a brief history of the spice trade and its relation to the western hemisphere. The presentation will be seasoned with discussion on salt, saffron and vanilla, and their role in world trade. REGISTER