★ Geek the Library Launch Party ★

get your geek onGet you geek on! Join us Wednesday, February 20, at the Bristol Public Library for our Geek the Library launch party & open house from 6:30-8. This free event will feature food, fun, and free Geek the Library swag! We will also unveil our first set of localized Geek the Library posters showcasing Bristol faces. Maybe you’ll see a face you know!

Your libraries help everyone explore the things they geek. With Internet access for all, knowledgeable librarians, and local programs, Bristol libraries are important resources for your community. Keep the libraries vital by turning your passions into support. Get your geek on.

Geek the Library is brought to you by OCLC, a nonprofit library cooperative, with funding by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Geekthelibrary.org does not support or oppose any candidate for public office and does not take positions on legislation.

Live Well With Your Library: Eat Well! Be Well!

Join us Tuesday, February 28, at 6 for a fun, free, healthy and hands-on cooking demonstration with My City Kitchen’s Kashia Cave. Discover new ways to prepare healthy and yummy meals with your family! Working with your kids and teens in the kitchen is a great way to spend time as a family and help them gain important life skills and lay the groundwork for healthy eating later on. Parents get something out of this culinary togetherness, too — there’s the quality time you’ll share and there’s the pleasure of sitting down at the table together to enjoy what you’ve cooked up!

Kashia Cave is Founder and Executive Director of My City Kitchen, Inc. She’s a native of the twin islands of Trinidad & Tobago. Kashia graduated with honors from the Connecticut Culinary Institute Hartford, CT and The Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners (ICIF) Costigliole-D’Asti, Italy. Kashia worked as Chef de Partie at Union League Café in New Haven, CT and at the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio–Lake Como, Italy.

Chef Kashia has received many awards for her community service including; the NAACP Meriden/Wallingford 2010 Community Award, the Meriden Children First Community Champion 2010 Award, Xcel Inc. Woman of the Month, October 2010 award and was named Connecticut Magazine’s “40 Under 40″ recipient for March 2011.

This is a family program for children ages 12+ and their adult(s).  The program is free, but space is limited so please register by calling 860-584-7787 x2017.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. ( Hooray for Friends! Become a Friend today and help us be an even better library).