City library to host programs


WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Public Library’s winter reading program, “Big Idea Talks: A Taste of Culture.” will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, in the Library.

Hannah MacDonald of Brasserie Four will present “Five Quarters of the Orange,” by Joanne Harris, at the first event Jan. 10. It is the story of a woman who returns after World War II to her abandoned family farm in a tiny French village and runs a creperie featuring her mother’s recipes.

On Feb. 7, Greg Schnorr of Walla Walla Community College will present “The Last Chinese Chef,” by Nicole Mones. It follows a newly widowed food writer on assignment in China to profile a Chinese-American chef, who is about to enter a prestigious competition.

On March 7, Aaron Bobrow-Strain of Whitman College will present “All Over Creation,” by Ruth Ozeki. It highlights concerns over controversial agricultural practices, as an estranged daughter returns to her elderly parents’ Idaho potato farm.

The library has multiple copies of the books for the program.

The winter reading program is free and open to all readers.

For more information, call the library at 527-4550 or stop by at 238 E. Alder St.

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