Longport Public Library

LONGPORT – What do coffee, tea and mushrooms have in common? They are all delicious and good for you. You can learn all about the history, culture and health benefits of various foods and drinks during the Longport Public Library’s 2021 Lecture Series being offered virtually.

The series features five talks on coffee, tea, vegetables, fungi and berries, including a lecture on the history, culture and health benefits of each food offering. The sessions are being presented by Joanne Kinsey of Rutgers Cooperative Extension Community and Health Sciences Department.

All lectures are offered at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings, except for Monday, Feb. 8. The schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 12 – A Tea Seminar: Drink to Your Health. Follow-up with an afternoon tea.
  • Monday, Feb. 8 – Coffee: Should it be Your Mug of Choice? Learn how to make the perfect cup.
  • Tuesday, March 9 – Bringing Vegetables to the Table: A Celebration of the Harvest. Learn to prepare healthy vegetable dishes with a focus on Jersey Fresh.
  • Tuesday, April 13 – Focus on Fungi: Mushrooms and their Health Benefits. Beneficial to your health, learn how to cook tasty recipes.
  • Tuesday, May 11 – Berries and You: Perfect Together. Focus of the berries of New Jersey; berry recipes included.

Registration is required. Call the library at 609-487-7403.

Author talks are also planned, as follows:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 9 – Alka Joshi, author of “The Henna Artist”
  • Tuesday, March 23 – Catherine Ryan Hyde, author of “Have You Seen Luis Velez?

Learn about these and other activities for youths and adults by calling the Longport Free Public Library at 609-487-7403 or email library@longportpubliclibrary.org.

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Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

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