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Where Am I Eating? by Kelsey Timmerman is the 2016 book choice. From September 1 to October 31, people throughout Tippecanoe and White Counties are reading, meeting, and discussing this one book. New York Times bestselling author Timmerman will be here for three programs September 1!

Explore Timmerman’s stories from a four-continent farming adventure. Read about Colombian farmers growing coffee, modern-day slaves on an Ivory Coast cocoa farm, and Chinese apple farmers.

America increasingly relies on imported food. Find out how this impacts us and other people around the world. Join us in programs for all ages.

Revisiting the Family Farm
Author Fred Whitford
Wednesday, September 21
7:00 p.m., Downtown
Book Sale & Signing
See never-before-published photographs of Indiana farms. Ask questions. The author of Enriching the Hoosier Family Farm, Fred Whitford, is also a Purdue Clinical Engagement Professor.

Ice Cream Cone Day Stories
Thursday, September 22
6:30 p.m., Klondike & Wyandotte
It's National Ice Cream Cone Day! Families enjoy "Ice Cream Specialties" and learn about frozen sweets. A craft and treats are included.

Hunger & Food Insecurity
Tuesday, September 27
7:00 p.m., Downtown
For one in six Tippecanoe households hunger is a reality. Indiana's Emergency Food Resource Network (IEFRN) experts discuss the issues and local resources.

National Coffee Day: Baristas & Connoisseurs
Thursday, September 29
6:30 p.m., Klondike
Learn about Fair Trade practices, standards, and producers. Chat with Greyhouse Coffee representatives. Participate in a tasting.

Candy Crush
Saturday, October 1
3:00 p.m., Downtown
Hear sweet stories. Analyze the ingredients and geography in popular candy bars. Join in experiments, games, and tastings. Grades K-6.

Discussion: Where Am I Eating?
Thursday, October 6
12:00 p.m., Downtown
Bring a lunch or snack and talk about the book with committee member and Reference Librarian Sherri McGlothlin.

Family Farmers' Market & Stories
Monday, October 10
6:30 p.m., Klondike
Hear special Farmers' Market stories. Enjoy a take-home a craft to cut, glue, and paint.

Food For Thought
Author David Hoppe
Monday, October 10
7:00 p.m., Downtown
Discover passionate Hoosiers who are creating our state's contemporary food scene and learn about this writer's discoveries while researching his book, Food For Thought: An Indiana Harvest.

Discussion: Where Am I Eating?
Tuesday, October 11
7:00 p.m., Wyandotte
Chat about the book with committee member and Wyandotte Branch Manager Leanne York.

Eating Local: Jodee Ellett
Purdue Extension
Wednesday, October 19
7:00 p.m., Downtown
Purdue Extension Local Foods Coordinator Jodee Ellett discusses how our food shopping choices help create a strong, local food system for Greater Lafayette.


One Great Read committee members are required to host at least one activity per year. Anyone interested in joining the committee or hosting an event may call 765-429-0113.

All library programs are sponsored by Friends Associations.


Alison Moss, TCPL Head Reference Librarian, 429-0176, amoss​@​tcpl.lib.in.us
Bill Schlimme, Adult Services, Monticello-Union Township Public Library, (574) 583-2665, bschlimme​@​monticello.lib.in.us
Katie Morrison, TAF Director of Arts Education & Regional Services, 423-2787, rsd​@​tippecanoearts.org
Marina Neal, TCPL Communications and PR, 429-0167, mneal​@​tcpl.lib.in.us
Peggy Fields, Barnes and Noble Booksellers Community Relations Manager, 449-4330,
Scott Tracey, WLPL Manager-Technology, Programming & Community Partnerships, 743-2261, stracey​@​wlaf.lib.in.usSteve Koehler, Managing Director Civic Theatre, 423-7529, steve​@​lafayettecivic.org
Wabash Area Lifetime Learning Association, 746-2006, walla222​@​frontier.org

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