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March 16, 2013

Online cooking resource class slated at library

STILLWATER, Okla. — Stillwater residents will have the opportunity to learn about cooking resources and tools at a class being held by the Stillwater Public Library.

“Click ‘n Cook” will be held Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in room 202 in the library.

Reference Librarian Emily States, a self-proclaimed “foodie,” will lead the class.

“I’m super into food and cooking and being really busy and working, I go through all these food blogs and different recipe sites and I find things I want to make,” she said.

States will share mobile phone apps and online resources from the world of cooking..

“There’s some that I use a lot that have to do with being able to tell which foods are the healthiest,” she said. “If you’re worried about pesticide, there’s one called Dirty Dozen. It helps you be able to tell which fruits and vegetables have pesticides.”

Other apps include one that helps with organizing a grocery list and another, “Food on the Table,” is an online budget and meal planning service that can match ads at local grocery stores.

States said the program is geared toward those who find themselves constantly busy.

“It can be a real challenge to eat healthy and cook at home the way you want to because time can be a restraint,” States said.

States will also go over some of her favorite food blogs and cookbooks where she finds new recipes.

Parents who attend may also bring their children for a joint program titled “Pint Sized.” This program will introduce nutrition activities and crafts.

Stillwater Public Library’s Stacy Delano said the library’s classes and programs address a number of subjects.

“What we really do nowadays is community reading events,” Delano said. “We are always now doing a whole host of computer classes and we’re also focusing on each month, we do a program that has either to do with finance, jobs or business-related skills. Those are the adult programs. We’ve really beefed up with the monthly programs we do with teens.”

Classes remain a popular reason for residents to visit the library.

“We always have a really good turnout, so it’s been a long process of trying to build up our reputation for doing good classes,” she said. “We’ve been getting great feedback and attendance at all of these.”

Delano said they listen to what the community suggests for future classes and adapts the subjects to be best learned through hands-on work, visuals and other forms.

“We want to provide different avenues for getting information out to the public,” Delano said.

For more information or to register for “Pint Sized” or “Click ‘n Cook,” visit library.stillwater.org or call 372-3633 x106. Both classes are free.

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