ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — The St. Johns County Public Library System is pleased to announce the “Community Cooks!” culinary literacy program, made possible by a recently awarded Innovation Project Grant. This new program allows participants of all ages to experience hands-on food preparation in a fun and health-enhancing way.
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Throughout the summer, the “Community Cooks!” program is offering four classes at the Southeast and Hastings branch libraries. Each class will cover topics ranging from creating easy, affordable and healthy meals, learning new cooking techniques and food safety and discovering ways to snack smarter. Registration is required as space is limited. Participants may register for one or all of the classes.
Classes are offered on the following dates, times and locations:
- Tasty Affordable Meals for Busy Families: 10 a.m. on Friday, July 29, at the Hastings Branch Library
- Sauté, Simmer & Steam: 6 p.m. on Monday, June 27, at the Southeast Branch Library & 3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 22, at the Hastings Branch Library
- Added Sugar is not so Sweet: 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, at the Southeast Branch Library & 3:30 p.m. on Friday, August 5, at the Hastings Branch Library
- Snack Smarter: 6 p.m. on Monday, July 25, at the Southeast Branch Library & 10 a.m. on Friday, August 12, at the Hastings Branch Library
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“Community Cooks!” is supported with funds provided by the Northeast Florida Library Information Network and was created in partnership with the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and it utilizes recipes from the American Heart Association.
For more information about this program and other services of the St. Johns County Public Library System, please visit sjcpls.org.
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