Peter Stamatis: Dandelions for Dinner

Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

What happens to a family already on the brink of disaster when the world around them crumbles? "Dandelions for Dinner: Greece at War and a Family's Dreams of America" presents a memoir set in the small town of Gargaliani, Greece. Told through the eyes of a 13-year-old boy, the story unfolds from the end of the 19th century throuh the Greek Civil War of the 1940s. It is an epic tale of youth, family, poverty, war and unjust loss. "Dandelions for Dinner" is the surprising story of what remains when everything else is lost.

Second Floor - Veterans Room

The Local Epicurean Series : Food Preservation

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Thinking about your summer garden and anticipating a bounty of deliciousness? Local home food preservation expert Emily Paster will share her canning and preserving techniques and tips in preparation for spring planting. Be ready to hit the ground running when the first rhubarb and strawberries make their appearance in a few short months. Emily Paster writes about fitting ambitious food into family life on her blog West of the Loop and is the co-founder of the Chicago Food Swap. Join us as she demystifies this culinary experience!

Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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