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One Book One Community 2024: Tasting History: Events & Programs

Open Book Discussion

Crafting for a Cause Book Club

Every Thursday, March 7 - April 18, 2024  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Pride-Chaneyville Meeting Room


Like it or Not Book Club

Saturday, March 23, 2024  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Pride-Chaneyville Storytime Room

Film Screenings


Saturday, April 13 at 10:00 a.m. , Eden Park Branch

Join us to watch Disney's Ratatouille and then make your own dish of Ratatouille out of paper to take home with you! Refreshments will be served during the movie showing. While Supplies Last. (Ages 6-11)

Please call 225-231-3260 for more information.

2024 Programming for Kids

OBOC Guessing Game

Friday, March 1 - Saturday, March 16 , Pride-Chaneyville Branch

Join us at the Pride-Chaneyville Branch as we play a food guessing game in celebration of our One Book One Community read Tasting History by Max Miller.  The prize is a paperback copy of Today is Monday in Louisiana.


Red Beans Guessing Game

Friday, March 8 - Friday, March 15 , Main Library at Goodwood

Guess how many red beans are in the jar! The child whose guess is closest to the correct number will win a copy of this year's One Book One Community children's companion title, Today Is Monday in Louisiana by Johnette Downing. (Ages 0-11)


Today is Wednesday! Let's Have Gumbo!

Wednesday, March 20, 2024   3:00 PM - 3:30 PM , Jones Creek Regional Branch

In celebration of the library's One Book One Community program, we will read Today is Monday in Louisiana by Johnette Downing. After the story we will make a delicious bowl of gumbo out of paper! (Ages 5-11)

Registration is required.


Paper Gumbo Make & Take

Saturday, March 23   9:00 AM - 5:00 PM , Main Library at Goodwood

Stop by the Children’s Room to make a paper gumbo craft to take home. This year’s One Book One Community children's companion title is Today Is Monday in Louisiana by Johnette Downing. While supplies last. Sorry, no groups. (Ages 2-11)


Celebrate Earth Day! Storycraft

Monday, April 22, 2024   4:00 PM - 5:00 PM , Eden Park Branch

Join us to read Are You a Cheeseburger? by Monica Arnaldo, and then make your own 3D Spring Flower garden with butterflies to take home with you! While Supplies Last. For more information call 225-231-3260. (Ages 5-11)

Max Miller Author Appearances

Kickoff Party

Friday, March 8, 5-7 p.m., Main Library at Goodwood

More information here


Author Talk with Max Miller

April 20, 2024

Author Max Miller will discuss his book, Tasting History, followed by a Q&A and book signing.

Edible Book Festival

Crafting for a Cause

Crafting for a Cause

Every Thursday March 2024, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. , Pride-Chaneyville Branch

This month in celebration of our One Book One Community read, Tasting History, we will be crocheting red beans and rice hats and sampling historical recipes.  Join us to learn a new skill and connect with other adults at the Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library at 1 p.m. every Thursday for a chance to create something beautiful and enjoy the company of fellow crafters. All Skill levels are welcome. Donations of yarn, supplies or finished items are welcome.

Novels and Nightcaps

Novels and Nightcaps

Friday, March 15, 2024   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM   River Center Branch

Indulge in an evening of literary indulgence and intellectual charm at the Library’s exclusive reading event, where the joy of reading meets the art of mingling.  Intellectual Vibes: Read, Sip, Chat is an experience that promises to leave your inspired, Enlighted, and thoroughly entertained!  RSVP and be part of an evening that transcends the ordinary!  We are NOT just your grandfather’s Library!

For more information, email

Register from the online calendar here.

How to Cook and Eat Wild Hog with chef Philippe Parola

International Taste Fair 2024

Poet Talk with Mona Lisa Saloy

Tea and Literature

Tea and Literature

Sunday, April 7, 2024   2:30 PM , Main Library at Goodwood

From Jane Austen novels to Alice in Wonderland to The Hunger Games, tea is often featured prominently in literature. Join Anne Milneck, owner of Red Stick Spice, Certified Tea Professional, and Certified Tea Sommelier, for “Tea and Literature.” She will discuss different types of teas and how tea contributes to the plot of many stories.

Cooking Classes

Taste the History of Ancient Roman Globi

Saturday, March 23, 2024  2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Jones Creek Regional Young Adult Room

Let's Taste some History with Max Miller and Cato the Elder of Ancient Rome. We'll follow the recipe for Cato's Globi, a fried cheese ball from his book De Agricultura.


Tasting History: Cooking Class

Wednesday, March 27, 2024  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pride-Chaneyville Meeting Room

Join us at Pride-Chaneyville Branch as we make Globi (similar to cheesecake bites) from ancient Rome.


Taste the History of Georgian England's Parmesan Ice Cream

Monday, April 1, 2024  2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Jones Creek Regional Young Adult Room

Let's Taste some History with Max Miller. We'll follow a recipe from 1789 for a classic and very historic ice cream flavor, Parmesan.


Tasting History: How to Make Pretzels and Dipping Sauce

Monday, April 1, 2024  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pride-Chaneyville Meeting Room

In conjunction with One Book One Community: Tasting History, teens will learn to make a snack that dates back to AD 610:  Pretzels! Also, teens will learn to make an easy dipping sauce to go with the pretzels.

Please register to ensure your spot.

Country Roads Giveaway

Enter here for a chance to win a Library Prize Pack courtesy of Country Roads!

• Tasting History by Max Miller
• LaMarca Prosecco Rosé Sparkling Wine
• Mini Charcuterie Board
• Gift Card to Barnes and Noble
• Ferrero Rocher Chocolates
• Lindt Chocolates
• Travel Mug and Utensils
• Tote Bag