Take an in-depth look at everyone’s favorite topic – FOOD!

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The Delray Beach Public Library welcomes a variety of authors each month. This constant stream of writers is part of the popular Authors Series. We’re starting off a new season with two authors speaking about two completely different topics. • Monday, September 8th @ 2:00 p.m. – Retired New York City firefighter Ron Parker will speak about his book Chiefs, Pawns & Warriors, a true life recount of his story on September 11, 2001, that unforgettable day in American history. Ron will take you on a journey through 20 stories of mangled steel, clouds of smoke and ash in his attempts to rescue thousands of civilians and lost firefighter brothers trapped beneath the fallen twin towers. His only choices were to be a chief, a pawn or a warrior because being a victim was not an option. • Saturday, October 18th @ 2:00 p.m. – Please join author Jo Jo Harder who will present a program titled “How Dogs Make a Difference in People’s Lives.” Jo Jo has enjoyed wearing many hats in her lifetime – model, flight attendant, fashion designer & author. She has written two books, Diva Dogs: A Style Guide to Living the Fabulous Life and How to Become a Top Dog Model. She also created one of the hottest dog competitions in America called “America’s Top Dog Model Contest®. Join Jo Jo for a fun afternoon discussing one of America’s favorite pets. These programs are free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. Registration is not required.


The downtown Delray Beach Public Library wants to remind everyone that the 4th Annual Food Symposium – Food, Glorious Food: Healthy, Local & Delicious Symposium will be here before you know it on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. This event is the kick-off for the Library’s Lifelong Learning Community Institute Fall 2014 semester classes beginning Tuesday, October 28, 2014. This year the day will include two panels of outstanding local experts. One will feature local food growers and the other will feature local food writers. The panelists will give us different perspectives on the popular topic of food and the food industry as a whole. Ann Bocock, will once again be our Moderator. The day will include snacks & coffee donated by Publix Supermarkets, a cooking demonstration by Publix Apron’s Cooking School Resident Chef Rey De La Osa, Lunch-by-the-Bite tasting tables from many local restaurants including: Caffe Luna Rosa, Farmer’s Table, Jimmy’s Bistro, Max’s Harvest, Nature’s Way Café, Pascale’s LLC – The Delray Beach Jam Company, Scuola Vecchia Pizza e Vino, The Olive Taste, of Delray, Two Fat Cookies, and Ziree Thai & Sushi. There will also be lots of wonderful Raffle Prizes. Tickets are $30.00 per person and preregistration is required due to limited seating. Register either on-line, in the mail or at the Library.


For further information on the many programs at the Delray Beach Public Library, please visit www.delraylibrary.org or call 561-266-9490. Please “like” the library on Facebook: www.facebook.com/DelrayBeachPublicLibrary.