Lunch at the Library: Teen Edition @Central TR

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Lunch at the Library

June 11th - August 9th | Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays*
Served 12:00-1:30PM
*The library will be closed on Fridays, June 21st and July 4th.

July 2nd-5th we will only have lunch in the Community Meeting Room - teens also welcome! 

Tuesday: board/card games
Wednesday: therapy dog
Thursday: movie/tv binge
Friday: craft club

Additional programming open to all youth in the Community Room (3rd floor).

General Information about Lunch at the Library

Get lunch from 12-1:30PM every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (excluding June 21st & July 4th). Join activities additional in the 3rd floor Community Room like cooking demos from AAVE Cafe, arts & crafts, Reading Buddies, games and more!

Funding provided by the State of California, as well as Friends of the Berkeley Public Library. In partnership with Berkeley Unified School District.

On the Menu:

Tuesday, June 11th
Serving 12-1:30PM: Hot Dog or Veggie Dog w/ Baked Beans, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk

Wednesday, June 12th
Serving 12-1:30PM: Pasta Marinara with Cheese w/Salad, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk

Thursday, June 13th
Serving 12-1:30PM: Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza, Snap Peas w/ Ranch Dressing, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk

Friday, June 14th
Serving 12-1:30PM | Beef or Veggie Tacos w/ Rice and Elote Style Corn, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk

Tuesday, June 18th
Serving 12-1:30PM: Hamburger or Veggie Burger w/ Roasted Potatoes, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk

Wednesday, June 19th
Serving 12-1:30PM: Chicken Salad or Veggie Salad Sub w/ Carrots, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk

Thursday, June 20th
Serving 12-1:30PM: Chicken or Veg Meatball Sub, Snap Peas and Ranch Dressing, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk
Community Room Activity 12:30PM-1:30PM: Kitchen Skills with AAVE Cafe - Smoothies & Snacks: Learn to use some common kitchen tools- blender, microwave, and air fryer- while preparing your own food and drink

Friday, June 21st
Holiday - Library Closed

Tuesday, June 25th
Serving 12-1:30PM: Burritos w/ Cilantro-Lime Slaw, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk

Wednesday, June 26th
Serving 12-1:30PM: Pasta Marinara with Cheese w/ Salad, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk
Community Room Activity 12:30PM-1:30PM: mak-warép: Land Stewardship with Cafe Ohlone: Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino will talk about Ohlone traditional land stewardship practices and how these ancient ways of relating to the world around us are still employed today.

Thursday, June 27th
Serving 12-1:30PM: Pizza, BBQ Turkey or Cheese, Snap Peas and Ranch Dressing, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk
Community Room Activity 12:30PM-1:30PM: Kitchen Skills with AAVE Cafe - Key Lime Concoctions: Learn mixing and measuring math in the most delicious possible way- by making key lime pie cups to take home

Friday, June 28th
Serving 12-1:30PM: Beef or Veggie Tacos w/ Pinto Beans, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk

Tuesday, July 2nd
Serving 12-1:30PM: Grilled Sausage & Peppers or Tofu w/ Cole Slaw, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk

Wednesday, July 3rd
Serving 12-1:30PM: Coconut Curry(V) w/ Broccoli and Rice, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk

Thursday, July 4th
Holiday - Library Closed

Friday, July 5th
Serving 12-1:30PM: Beef or Veggie Nachos w/ Chips and Refried Beans, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk

Tuesday, July 9th
Serving 12-1:30PM: Hot Dog or Veggie Dog w/ Baked Beans, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk

Wednesday, July 10th
Serving 12-1:30PM: Pasta Marinara with Cheese w/Salad, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk
Community Room Activity 12:30PM-1:30PM: wallikma: Tule boat making with Cafe Ohlone: Before colonization, tule boats provided trade, fishing, and transport throughout the Bay Area.  Learn how to make mini tule boats with Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino.

Thursday, July 11th
Serving 12-1:30PM: Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza, Snap Peas w/ Ranch Dressing, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk
Community Room Activity 12:30PM-1:30PM: Cooking Skills with AAVE Cafe - Tea Party: Learn table setting, picnic packing, and tea service etiquette while enjoying an assortment of tea cakes and hot and cold teas

Friday, July 12th
Serving 12-1:30PM: Chicken or Veggie Fajitas w/ Pintos Beans, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk
Community Room Activity 12:30PM-1:30PM: Readers to Eaters: Kimchi & Krautchi

Tuesday, July 16th
Serving 12-1:30PM: Hamburger or Veggie Burger w/ Roasted Potatoes, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk

Wednesday, July 17th
Serving 12-1:30PM: Mac-n-cheese w/ Broccoli, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk

Thursday, July 18th
Serving 12-1:30PM: Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza, Snap Peas w/ Ranch Dressing, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk
Community Room Activity 12:30PM-1:30PM: Cooking Skills with AAVE Cafe - Popcorn Bar: Taste herbs and spices from around the world and build your own custom seasoning blend at the popcorn bar

Friday, July 19th
Serving 12-1:30PM: Turkey or Veggie Quesadilla w/ Corn and Rice, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk

Tuesday, July 23rd
Serving 12-1:30PM: Burritos w/ Cilantro-Lime Slaw, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk

Wednesday, July 24th
Serving 12-1:30PM: Pasta Marinara with Cheese w/ Salad, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk
Community Room Activity 12:30PM-1:30PM: pattih: Chia Porridge Demo with Cafe Ohlone: Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino will demonstrate how to make chia porridge, a beloved staple of Ohlone cuisine.

Thursday, July 25th
Serving 12-1:30PM: Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza, Snap Peas w/ Ranch Dressing, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk
Community Room Activity 12:30PM-1:30PM: Cooking Skills with AAVE Cafe - Chop Around The Globe: Learn knife skills while preparing the flavor bases of world cuisines, including mirepoix, sofrito, battuto, and tadka 

Friday, July 26th
Serving 12-1:30PM: Beef or Veggie Soft Taco w/ Pinto Beans, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk

PLUS 12:30-1:30 - Make your own Krautchi with Food Ethnographer June Jo Lee

Tuesday, July 30th
Serving 12-1:30PM: BBQ Chicken/Veg. Sandwich w/ Cole Slaw, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk

Wednesday, July 31st
Serving 12-1:30PM: Mac-n-cheese w/ Broccoli, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk

Thursday, August 1st
Serving 12-1:30PM: Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza, Snap Peas w/ Ranch Dressing, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk
Community Room Activity 12:30PM-1:30PM: Cooking Skills with AAVE Cafe - Adventure Taste Testers: Explore the wackiness of nature by tasting fancy produce, including sweet and savory items like jackfruit, hearts of palm, dragon fruit, finger limes and more

Friday, August 2nd
Serving 12-1:30PM: Tamale, Bean and Cheese Beans, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk

Tuesday, August 6th
Serving 12-1:30PM: Hot Dog or Veggie Dog w/ Baked Beans, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk

Wednesday, August 7th
Serving 12-1:30PM: Pasta Marinara with Cheese w/Salad, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk

Thursday, August 8th
Serving 12-1:30PM: TBA, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk
Community Room Activity 12:30PM-1:30PM: Cooking Skills with AAVE Cafe - Kitchen Skills Challenge: Put all you've learned to use in a series of kitchen prep and cooking challenges to compete for prizes and share your delicious concoctions

Friday, August 9th
Serving 12-1:30PM: TBA, Fresh Fruit, Low-fat or Nonfat Milk
 

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