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Best-selling Authors are Coming to Opus & Olives!

Opus & Olives: Fine Print & Fine FoodEach year, The Friends hosts its annual fundraising gala that benefits one of the most important and beloved institutions in our community – the Library.…

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Upcoming Events

Sep
25
Mon
Eating, Reading, & Living Well: ... @ Metropolitan State University Library, Ecolab Room
Eating, Reading, & Living Well: ... @ Metropolitan State University Library, Ecolab Room
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm
Eating, Reading, & Living Well: "Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story" @ Metropolitan State University Library, Ecolab Room | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
About the Event Film Screening & Discussion: “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story” We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey Read the Rest...
Sep
27
Wed
Eating, Reading, & Living Well: ... @ Merriam Park Library
Eating, Reading, & Living Well: ... @ Merriam Park Library
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm
Eating, Reading, & Living Well: "Local Choices, Global Impact: Understanding Your Role in the Food System" @ Merriam Park Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
About the Event Presentation: “Local Choices, Global Impact: Understanding Your Role in the Food System” Kristine Igo has served as the Assistant, and now Associate Director for the Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute at the University of Minnesota since 2009. Highlights of her involvement with the Institute to-date include: facilitation and drafting of the MN Food Charter; participating in writing the USDA sponsored ESCOP Science Roadmap for Food and Agriculture; convening a multi-disciplinary Foodshed conference; working as a task force member with the Grains for Health Foundation; coordinating the University’s four annual Food Day activities; and developing both undergraduate and Read the Rest...

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