Join the Collinsville Italian Fest and Italy in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Pellegrino Artusi, Italy’s famed “Father of Italian Cuisine”. Artusi’s cookbook helped unite a country and remains popular in Italy and throughout the world. See “Cooking Italian with Artusi and Area Chefs” Sept. 1 through Oct. 15 at the Collinsville Library. Includes special exhibit from the Italian Institute of Chicago about the man, the history and the book (with recipes)! Learn what local chefs say about cooking “Italian-style”. Register for a special drawing!
Library hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The library will be closed Sept. 2 and Oct. 14 and will also be closing early the day of the Italian Festival (Sept. 21) at 3 p.m.