The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library and Prairie Bay welcome you to Season 4 of Books Burgers and Brews. Books Burgers and Brews is a book club that is open to the public held of 3rd Monday's from 6 - 8 pm at Prairie Bay. We supply the books, discussion, and some fun extras, Prairie Bay prepares a fun menu to match the book. See details on our next discussion below!
Our vision for this event is to attract men and women alike and provide a fun venue to gather with friends and enjoy a fun discussion. We like to call it... "A Book Club With A Kick". We would love to have you join us! Please use the free RSVP link below to secure your spot.
Monday, February 17th- Prairie Bay
When Lucie Amundsen had a rare night out with her husband, she never imagined what he’d tell her over dinner—that his dream was to quit his office job (with benefits!) and start a commercial-scale pasture-raised egg farm. His entire agricultural experience consisted of raising five backyard hens, none of whom had yet laid a single egg.
To create this pastured poultry ranch, the couple scrambles to acquire nearly two thousand chickens—all named Lola. These hens, purchased commercially, arrive bereft of basic chicken-y instincts, such as the evening urge to roost. The newbie farmers also deal with their own shortcomings, making for a failed inspection and intense struggles to keep livestock alive (much less laying) during a brutal winter. But with a heavy dose of humor, they learn to negotiate the highly stressed no-man’s-land known as Middle Agriculture. Amundsen sees firsthand how these midsized farms, situated between small-scale operations and mammoth factory farms, are vital to rebuilding America’s local food system.
Pick up your copy of this book today at the Brainerd Public Library front desk by asking for the Books, Burgers, and Brews once the title has been selected. The books at the library are first come first serve and we have 25 copies set aside for this event. Participants that use the library for the book selection are asked to return the book once they have completed reading so someone else will be able to check the title out. Other options are listing to the book on audio, or purchasing on line.
Please RSVP for this event as space is limited.
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