Erica Bauermeister Speaks in Pierce County READS 2010

School of Essential Ingredients book cover

Erica BauermeisterErica Bauermeister, food author of "The School of Essential Ingredients", will speak in the Collins Library as part of the Pierce County READS 2010. Hear how cooking for others, and eating what others prepare, expresses how people think about and see one another! Engage our community by joining our library's first Book Author Talk- January 28, 2010, 7-8pm, Collins Library, Rm. 020.

* Please bring a nonperishable food donation to events. Help support a Pierce County READS community partner, Emergency Food Network, provide a reliable food supply so that no one in Pierce County goes hungry. Thank you!  (Baby food, formula, diapers - Canned chili, fish, meat, stews - Evaporated or powdered milk - Fruit juices, peanut butter - Rice, pasta.)

Learn More About Pierce County READS 2010

What is everyone in Pierce County reading? Thousands of people will join together to read the best-selling “Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise” by nationally known award-winning author Ruth Reichl as the Pierce County READS book for 2010. This is the story of the secret life of a food critic who visits restaurants in disguises.

Pierce County READS is a community involvement program where everyone in one place, at one time, reads, talks about, shares and enjoys the same book, with the goal of thousands of people participating and coming together as a community, during the 10-week program, Jan. 25–April 3, 2010.

Many community partners are participating in Pierce County READS: Associated Ministries, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Clover Park Technical College, Emergency Food Network, Fort Lewis Library, Garfield Book Company, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, King’s Books, Lakewood Historical Society and History Museum, McChord Air Force Base Library, Mostly Books, Pacific Lutheran University, Pierce College, Pierce County Library Foundation and donors, Pierce County Library Friends organizations, Puyallup Public Library, Roy Public Library, Sumner Arts Commission, Tacoma Art Museum, and University of Puget Sound.

During the 10-week program, Pierce County Libraries and some community partners will offer more than 50 free events for you to attend on topics including food, frugal grocery shopping, the art of disguise, and localvore–growing and/or buying local food.

Pierce County READS will conclude with the #1 New York Times best-selling author Reichl giving a free presentation and book signing at Clover Park Technical College, Sharon McGavick Conference Center, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W., Lakewood, Saturday, March 27 at 7 p.m.
Pierce County Library and The News Tribune present Pierce County READS, sponsored by Key Foundation, a foundation funded by Key Bank.

Thank you for being a part of this exciting community one-book program! Get your book at your local library or bookstore, start reading, talking and participating in the free events.

More information about Pierce County READS @