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Chef to headline upcoming Lunch at Library event

Selma-Dallas County Public Library director Becky Nichols holds up “The Southern Bite” cookbook.  The cookbook’s author, Stacey Little, will be the featured speaker at the next Lunch at the Library event set for Thursday, Oct. 2. -- Alaina Denean

Selma-Dallas County Public Library director Becky Nichols holds up “The Southern Bite” cookbook. The cookbook’s author, Stacey Little, will be the featured speaker at the next Lunch at the Library event set for Thursday, Oct. 2. — Alaina Denean

By Alaina Denean

The Selma Times-Journal

 

Lunch at the Library continues to be a successful event at the Selma-Dallas County Library, and with 55 book enthusiast totaling this month’s lunching, October is sure to bring out a crowd.

October’s special guest is Stacey Little, author of “The Southern Bite Cookbook.” Little was on the television show ‘Fox and Friends’ in May, and has been featured on Betty Crocker’s website for his exceptional recipes.

“Stacey is a great cook, and eating is a great way to bring people together. He not only has great recipes, but he’s got great stories that go with his recipes, and I think that’s what singles him out,” said Becky Nichols, the Selma-Dallas County Library director.

Nichols said Little is “very entertaining,” and his book is a great combination of recipes and stories.

Lunch at the Library gives guests an opportunity to meet and listen to a new author each month, have a light lunch, and fellowship with the community.

“Since Selma has limited bookstore opportunities, this is a chance to not only hear a good writer, but to purchase a copy of the book and then get an autograph,” Nichols said. “It’s a chance for the community to come together.”

Lunch at the library has been a big hit with visitors for around 20 years, bringing in a multitude of different authors.

“It’s very popular and very successful,” Nichols said. “ We have had a steady stream of authors who want to come to our wonderful community of Selma.”

Bringing in a cook to a lunch event has had people asking if Little will be doing any demonstrations.

“A lot of people have asked if he is going to cook, and he may do some cooking demonstrations,” Nichols said.

Lunch at the Library will be Thursday, Oct. 2 from noon through 12:30 p.m. and the author program is set to begin at 12:30 p.m.

Tickets are $8 and reservations may be made by calling the library at 874-1725. Book sales and autographs will be for sale before and after the program.