Eating together creates connections and fosters community. When aligned with the importance of promoting healthy living, it is only natural that the public library would provide classes in food preparation as part of a healthy lifestyle. The Maitland Public Library has been holding cooking demonstrations since 2008. Adult cooking programs range from cultural programs, special diets, and healthy options. Cooking classes are informative, delightful, and hugely popular with patrons. In this webinar, attendees will learn about this history of cooking classes at MPL, how to work with your organization to get approval, the types of cooking classes we hold, and how to facilitate them in your library.



Original broadcast July 31, 2019 

Biography ~ Amber Downsmber 
Amber Downsmber Downs is the Manager of Public Services at the Maitland Public Library. She has been working in libraries since 2007 and received her MLIS from Florida State University in 2012. She has worked in both public and academic libraries and has spent time in both reference and youth services.

Biography ~ Rebecca Bramlett 
Rebecca Bramlett is the Public Services Librarian at the Maitland Public Library. She received her MLIS from Florida State University and her MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago. She has worked in public services in both Special Collections and public libraries, and currently oversees adult programing at the Maitland Public Library.