Library resumes in-person book club meetings
The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’s Book Club is now meeting in person again. Book Club meets every third Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. in the Stukes Meeting Room (with the exception of December). There will be room to social distance and face masks are recommended.
The selection for the summer season is as follows:
• July 15 – Redhead by the Side of the Road, by Anne Tyler.
• Aug. 19 – This Tender Land, by William Kent Krueger.
The library welcomes new participants to join in the lively book discussions. Registration is required to participate. To register, or for additional information, call Book Club Coordinator Debbie Quesada at (843) 413- 7074 or email debbiequesada@florence library.org.
Cooking program with Chef Corey
The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is sharing a virtual program by Executive Chef Corey Green. He prepares two dishes: rutabaga bisque and curry crusted seared scallops and creamy grits. The program is available on the library’s Facebook page.
Green is originally from Camden. He realized he had a passion for being a chef at an early age when he moved to New Orleans and experienced the taste and smells of the local cuisine, as well as the overall culture of Louisiana. He studied the culinary arts at the Art Institute of Atlanta, where he also trained with one of the best chefs in the country, certified Master Chef Daryl Shular, a culinary Olympic Gold medalist.
He then became a sous chef at the Garden Brasserie, in France, where he worked in all aspects of the kitchen brigade and learned classical and new techniques. He has won numerous culinary competitions, including gold and silver awards in American Culinary Federation certified events.
Jazz program with Stockton Helbing
The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is offering a virtual jazz program with Stockton Helbing. The video is available on the library’s website and Facebook page.
Helbing is a professional drummer, composer, arranger, producer, bandleader, educator, music director, author, and entrepreneur. He has traveled around the United States since 2011 playing drums for Doc Severinsen. Helbing has released seven albums and authored two books. He has also directed a Jazz Master Class called Helbing Jazz Initiative since 2016. It celebrates jazz masters of the past and brings them to elementary, middle, and high school students in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. More information about programs at the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library, visit www.florencelibrary.org.