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Free Music Concerts - At the Library!

Posted 10 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Programs | Tagged with blues, Brown Bag, childrens music, country music, fu5ion, hip hop, jazz, jeff williams, liberty beach, michelle shelton, mojoflo, music concert, rock music, rodney parker, xplosivo and zac kruez
The two things you can’t fake are good food and good music.” – Etta James 

If you find yourself in the vicinity of downtown Toledo during lunch this summer, grab some food and head over to Main Library where you can enjoy FREE concerts while you eat! Our annual Brown Bag concert series, which is generously sponsored by our Library Legacy Foundation, runs from 12:15 to 1:15 on Wednesdays beginning June 7.

Toledo Library's Brown Bag Concerts by Slidely Slideshow

Check out this year’s diverse lineup:

June 7Jeff Williams Group (Blues)
June 14Xplosivo (Tejano)
June 21Mojoflo (Neo Funk / Soul)
July 5Zac Kruez Band with Michelle Shelton (Jazz)
July 12Just Kiddin' Around with Chuck & Elisa Hage (Children's Music)
July 19Tim Oehlers (Acoustic / Oldies)
July 26Rodney Parker & Liberty Beach (County)

Need help thinking of ideas for a healthy and delicious packed lunch? Check out some of our eCookbooks:

Best Lunch Box Ever by Katie Sullivan Morford

Best Lunch Box Ever is full of recipes, ideas, and strategies for packing creative and healthful lunches for kids, solving what is for many parents the most taxing of daily chores. Kids will love the scrumptiousness, while busy moms and dads will appreciate the quick and simple solutions for wholesome, balanced meals developed by Katie Sullivan Morford, a registered dietician and mother of three. The 65 recipes are easy, delicious, and—best of all—packed with nutrients for well-rounded lunches and snacks, including Deconstructed Caprese Skewers, Easy Cheesy Thermos Beans, Pesto Pita Pizza, Cinnamon Wonton Crisps, Parmesan Kale Chips, Crispy Applewiches, and more.
How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman

Summer cooking is a breeze with this inspiring collection of easy recipes from Mark Bittman, author of the award-winning How to Cook Everything. This quick reference is the perfect companion for a weekend getaway, a stroll through the farmers' market, a casual outdoor party, and planning simple everyday meals. How to Cook Everything Summer includes 20 of Bittman's favorite seasonal recipes—plus 32 variations—designed to help you eat well on even the laziest days, all with hints for ways to improvise with new foods and flavors. From garden-fresh salads, chilled soups, and picnic-portable sandwiches to mouthwatering ideas for the grill, quickly prepared fish and shellfish, and luscious fruit desserts, you'll find all you need to enjoy the most delicious summer ever.
Mason Jar Salads and More by Julia Mirabella

Discover the coolest way to pack a tasty, healthy lunch! Mason Jar Salads and More shows how to prepare on-the-go meals that are packed with fresh produce and whole foods. The tasty recipes and gorgeous full-color photos in this book will show you how to create amazing dishes, including:

Pomegranate and pear salad

Pesto tortellini with cherry tomatoes

Crunchy Asian salad

Spinach, blueberry and blue cheese salad

Curried chicken salad

Kale and avocado salad

101 Soup, Salad, & Sandwich Recipes by Gooseberry Patch

Whether you're looking for lunch recipes, side dishes, or hearty mains, you'll love the variety in 101 Soups, Salads & Sandwiches Cookbook. Chicken & Dumplin' Soup, Spicy Sausage Chowder and Pioneer Beef Stew and BBQ Sloppy Joe Soup will all hit the spot! Tarragon Steak Dinner Salad and Pasta Taco Salad make tasty mains, while Mustard-Thyme Potato Salad and Raspberry Chicken Salad are great for toting to potlucks and picnics. Bite-sized or stacked high, friends & family will love sandwiches like Cheeseburger Roll-Ups, BBQ Chicken Calzones, Tuna Paninis and Lasagna Buns. Plus, with the "Terrific Toppings" chapter, you can sprinkle soups and salads with homemade garnishes like Zesty Pita Crisps and Bacon-Onion Croutons, and pile more flavor on sandwiches with Lemony Sage Mayonnaise or easy Refrigerator Pickles.
Raw and Simple by Judita Wignall

Making smart, delicious food choices in a short amount of time is now easier than ever. Raw and Simple provides easy (and incredibly tasty!) recipes that will feed your body and spirit without requiring hours of prep work. Recipes include: Winterland Salad, Cucumber Basil Soup, Creamy Kale Salad with Capers and Hazelnuts, Maple-Dijon Brussels Sprouts, Thai Veggie Noodles, Root Vegetable Slaw, and Cauliflower Couscous.

Raw food chef and instructor Judita Wignall fully integrates her raw food platform with holistic health and wellness. It's not just about food—it's about feeding your whole body and fueling your life!
Weelicious Lunchesby Catherine McCord

Determined to improve what kids eat both at school and on the go, founder Catherine McCord offers innovative solutions for quick, delicious, easy-to-make, kid-friendly lunch box meals that little ones and their older siblings won't be tempted to swap, including: chicken salad rollups, pumpernickel tuna melt, cinnamon roll "sushi" sandwiches, and carrot hummus.

Filled with lots of great menu planning ideas; tips, tricks, and reusable product suggestions to make lunch fun; inspiring color photographs, advice on dealing with food allergies and so-called picky eaters; and more than 160 tried and true recipes, Weelicious Lunches takes lunchtime planning from hassle to joy!

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