Thursday, January 16 from 11:45 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Learn
LUNCH & LEARN The Waynesboro-Wayne County Library and the Between the Lines Book Club will be hosting a LUNCH & LEARN with Associate Professor of American Cultural History at the University of Southern Mississippi, Dr. Andrew Haley who directs the Mississippi Community Cookbook project on Thursday, January 16 from 11:45 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Tickets for the luncheon are available for $10.00 each at the library and will feature foods from 1950 - 1970s Wayne County cookbooks. Between 1900 and 1970, Mississippi churches, youth groups, teacher-parent associations, and other community groups published over a hundred community cookbooks. The recipes in these cookbooks—each attributed to the person who submitted it—offer complex and often surprising insights into the ways Mississippians ate and how they thought about their hometowns, their state, and even the world. Cookbooks are more than just recipes, they are clues to Mississippi's history Five years ago, Dr. Haley and Jennifer Brannock, University Libraries' Curator of Rare Books and Mississippiana, began collecting Mississippi cookbooks with the goal of preserving the state's culinary and local histories. The collection now includes more than 1,000 cookbooks. Hidden in these cookbooks, Dr. Haley says, are stories about the resilience of our state and region, as well as the unexpected influence that our national culture has had on Mississippi and Mississippi on the nation. These stories, Dr. Haley says “are often neglected, because both the women who wrote these cookbooks and the small towns they lived in are rarely the subject of historical study.” Dr. Haley has been selected as The University of Southern Mississippi's (USM) Charles W. Moorman Distinguished Alumni Professor of the Humanities for 2019-21. A member of the USM History faculty in 2005, Dr. Haley holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. He also serves as director of the USM Honors College's popular University Forum. For more information on the cookbook project visit https://mscommunitycookbooks.usm.edu/index.html. For additional information on the LUNCH & LEARN contact the library at (601) 735-2268 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mississippi Library Commission and the Waynesboro-Wayne County Library are offering a one-year pilot program until May 2020 with Recorded Books to bring Mississippi library users instant online access to the RBD e-magazine collection