Today I got to speak, yet again, with the energetic and whip sharp Laura Kimberly. Laura is the Branch Manager of the Medford Public Library, Medford OR.

A beer and food tasting event held at a local brewery.

A beer and food tasting event held at a local brewery.

Laura and I started to get to know one another last year, pre-TED talk. Since then we’ve kicked off a very fun and tasty relationship discussing and planning ideas and events to further bolster community support of our public libraries. Scott, one of their fine Reference Librarians, is also in cahoots with us for even more fun.

And a bunch of fun it is!

We’re focusing in on an event June 10th at the branch called Beer & Books. I’ll be giving a very fun program built around the beer related books the library has in circulation. There’ll be free tastes of beer for attendees, likely from a local brewer, generously provided by the Friends of the Medford Library + snacks to go with that tasty beer.

Beer brings people together. People love to hear about beer, food, and herstory. This will be one of those events. Watch the Events page of the Library for full details. We’ve planned the event to happen in conjunction with the annual Medford Beer Week.

In the meantime, support your local library and save the date! Plan to join us and we’ll get bookin’ into beer.

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