'One Book, One Batavia' programs focus on sustainability

Published: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 7:23 p.m. CDT

BATAVIA – The Batavia Public Library's "One Book, One Batavia" programs will focus on sustainability. A discussion of "The Good Food Revolution," by Will Allen, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia.

Copies of the book are available at the library. Also, librarian Lee Blakley will present two programs, “Homemade Natural Toiletries” and “Homemade Natural Cleaners,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, and Monday, Feb. 24, respectively.

A master gardener from the University of Illinois extension will offer tips for successful gardening, from site preparation through harvest, during “Planning and Planting a Vegetable Garden” at 7 p.m., Monday, March 3. “Raising Chickens” in the backyard is the subject of Holly Kammes presentation at 7 p.m. Monday, March 10.

At 7 p.m. Monday, March 17, Charles and Karen Lorence will explain “Beekeeping for Beginners.” On Thursday, March 20, the library will host two "One Book, One Batavia" events.

At noon, Jennifer Downing will review "The Good Food Revolution" during Books Between Bites. Landscape historian and educator Barbara Geiger will be the featured speaker at the "One Book, One Batavia" main event at 7 p.m. All programs are free of charge.

Registration is required for all programs except Books Between Bites. For details and to register, visit www.OneBookOneBatavia.org, or call 630879-1393, ext. 200.