February 2017

Seed Cabinet and Seed Saving 101 workshops at libraries across the county

Monday, February 20, 2017
Contact: 
Nickie Kortus

Alachua County Library District welcomes Forage Farm co-founders Anna Prizzia and Melissa DeSa and artist Katerie Gladdys with the University of Florida Fine Arts to present Seed Cabinet and Seed Saving 101 workshops at libraries across the county. These programs include the interactive Seed Cabinet exhibition of images, stories and seeds with a live performance/workshop on seed saving, food sovereignty and community food systems. These programs are designed to inform and inspire the public to cultivate community through local agriculture and realize the power of democracy in food systems.

Skype with the inventor of PancakeBot™ at Tower Road Branch on February 25

Monday, February 20, 2017
Contact: 
Nickie Kortus

Tower Road Branch Library’s FOODIEspace: PancakeBot™ program will include a Skype visit with PancakeBot™ inventor Miguel Valenzuela on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m. Valenzuela is joining the program from Norway to answer questions that kids may have about his invention that prints pancakes using software and a 3D printer. Program participants learn how to use PancakePainter software to draw a design, then save it and upload it onto the PancakeBot™.

Vellamo: An Evening of Finnish Folk Music at Headquarters Library March 8

Friday, February 3, 2017
Contact: 
Nickie Kortus

Alachua County Library District presents Vellamo: An Evening of Finnish Folk Music on March 8, at 6 p.m. at Headquarters Library. The performing and songwriting team of Pia Leinonen and Joni Tiala will perform songs in English as well as their native Finnish, and also perform traditional ballads from the Finnish and Scandinavian folk traditions. They have toured extensively in Europe, New Zealand and the United States. Their self-titled first album came out in early 2013 and their second album "Trad," released in June 2014, was recorded with a full band.