Library lends hand to teach how to preserve family heirloom recipes

The Anoka County Library will be hosting two sessions of “A Recipe to Remember Scrapbooking Workshop”, presented by the Minnesota Historical Society.

Programs will be offered on:

• Saturday, Jan. 26, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Johnsville Library, 12461 Oak Park Blvd., Blaine.

• Saturday, Feb. 16, 1 to 3 p.m., Crooked Lake Library, 11440 Crooked Lake Blvd., Coon Rapids.

The program will show participants how to create a scrapbook page to preserve and showcase heirloom recipes.

“The kitchen has long been the nerve center of a household, where days are recounted and drama unfolds,” said Anoka County Commissioner Julie Braastad.

“The recipes passed down from generations are often as telling and lyrical as the stories themselves.”

Participants will adorn their scrapbook page with a scanned copy of their relative’s hand-written recipe, family photos, images from the Minnesota Historical Society’s extensive cookbook and menu collection and decorative papers.

“The best recipes are those handed down through the generations,” said Anoka County Library Board President Bob Thistle.

“Create a keepsake of your favorite recipes to share with your family.”

The programs are free and open to all ages. To register, visit or call a local library.

This program is a Minnesota Historical Society in the Libraries program presented by the Minnesota Regional Public Libraries in partnership with the historical society and is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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