Culinary Literacy: A Library Recipe for Cooking Up Literacy and Community

In this webinar, get inspired by the work of a 2016 LJ Mover & Shaker who is using a library kitchen to nourish a multitude of community literacies in Philadelphia.

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Opening in 2014, the Free Library of Philadelphia's Culinary Literacy Center offered the country's first commercial-grade kitchen classroom in a library. It is revolutionizing the way Philadelphians think about food, nutrition, and literacy. The Center reaches to every corner of the community. It teaches math and science to kids through measuring and mixing, builds English language skills and nutrition education for non-native speakers, empowers adults with disabilities to cook with confidence, and much more. Hear how this innovative idea was transformed into reality through strategic community partnerships and institutional support. Learn how your library can start teaching community residents everything from butchering a goat to making a vegan stew, boosting literacy and nutritional health for all.

This webinar is part of a series highlighting the work of recent LJ Movers & Shakers and is hosted in collaboration with Library Journal.

Presented by: Liz Fitzgerald, Culinary Literacy Center's Administrator, Free Library of Philadelphia (PA), and 2016 Library Journal Mover & Shaker

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06 December 2016


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]



Webinar presenter Liz Fitzgerald
(Photo: Shawn G. Henry)