Sunday Afternoons at Goodnow
The Friends are pleased to present a Zoom cooking demonstration by Leslie Cerier, a.k.a. The Organic Gourmet who is an internationally recognized farm to table chef and cooking teacher with more than 30 years experience. She specializes in vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals for health and pleasure. Leslie celebrates the earth’s bounty by adapting meals to what is freshly picked and plentiful. For Leslie, it’s all about the yum!
Leslie has written six cookbooks, She has taught sold out classes, and led chef trainings across the globe. She has also developed recipes for organic and natural food companies and provides wellness coaching with expertise in creating recipes for individuals with dietary sensitivities. Leslie has also been a frequent TV, radio, and guest presenter.
An Evening with Authors - Race and the Modern American Family
The Friends of the Goodnow Library’s Evening with Authors Series continues with Race and the Modern American Family, a conversation between authors Calvin Hennick and Artress Bethany White hosted by Deborah Norkin.
Calvin Hennick’s debut memoir, Once More to the Rodeo, is the winner of Pushcart’s 2019 Editor’s Book Award. A road trip from Rockport to the annual two-day rodeo in Maxwell, Iowa serves as a backdrop for Hennick to explore the challenges of parenthood in an America grappling with what it means to be an American. Hennick questions how he can teach his son to be a man when his own father figures abandoned him. As a white man, what can he possibly teach his biracial son about how to live as a black man in America? And what does it even mean to be a man today when society’s expectations of men seem to change from moment to moment?
Artress Bethany White is a prize-winning poet, essayist, and literary critic. In Survivor’s Guilt: Essays on Race and American Identity, White mines her own past to share stories both heartbreaking and hysterical. According to White, she wrote these essays in “the spirit of healing for a public searching for answers to America’s complex racial dilemma.” During the past decade, Artress has faced the challenge of raising a transracial family in the South, has reckoned with being descended from one of the largest slaveholding families in America, and has faced the history of a nineteenth century ancestor being lynched by the KKK. As she worked to assess these realities, she marveled at how her experiences were echoed in the trauma of a nation under siege from domestic terrorism, gun violence, and racism.
EVENTS WITH FRIENDS
In addition to sponsoring library programs (see the list at the bottom of this page for examples), the Friends run our own cultural, fundraising, and other events for community members.
Friends events include our Annual Book and Bake sale, our summer book sale, Cooking with Friends, Trivia Night, special Friends and Supporters events, and more.
Friends events enliven our community and raise funds for vital library programs. We invite you to join us!