Niobrara County News

Fall Book Discussion – Food and Foodways

Starting in September, Niobrara County Library will host “Read Ingredients”, a reading and discussion series about food and foodways developed in conjunction with the Wyoming Humanities Council’s 2012 tour of “Key Ingredients,” a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution. The discussion group meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, Tuesday, October 11, Monday, November 7 and Monday, December 5, at the library and is free and open to the public. To register and borrow books, contact the library.

Participants in “Read Ingredients” will read and discuss My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud’Homme; Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver; The Food of a Younger Land, the Works Progress Administration’s collection of American food traditions recently edited by Mark Kurlansky; and Second Hoeing, a novel about Colorado sugar beet workers by Hope Williams Sykes. The series is designed to explore the two ingredients that are key to American cuisine – regional traditions and international influences.

Wayne Deahl returns to lead the discussions.

The program is facilitated locally by the library and offered by the Wyoming Humanities Council and is sponsored by the We the People initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information call the library at 334-3490 or visit the library website, and for information on the council’s programs, call 307-721-9243 or visit their website at