Today’s tip: Take advantage of free library workshops

If you’re interested in spicing up your cooking or learning to maintain your bike, be sure to take advantage of free workshops offered by Hennepin County Library.

Bike Maintenance workshops

Thad Cialek of Freewheel Bike will demonstrate basic bike maintenance and answer your questions at bike labs. He’ll cover changing a flat tire, patching a tube, reinstalling a wheel and lubricating the chain, derailleurs and brake pivots. Handouts will include a recommended service schedule. The workshops are presented in collaboration with Freewheel Bike.

(For a list of workshop dates and locations, go to the end of this article or visit the Hennepin County Library website and then click on Events & Classes.)

Sugar & Spice workshops

Mary Jo Rasmussen and other instructors from Urban Relish will demonstrate how to make spice blends and grilling rubs at Sugar & Spice labs. Participants will make a spice blend to take home. The class will cover buying, storing and using spices, including how to coax difference flavor nuances from the same spice, depending on whether you use it whole, toast it and grind it or combine it with other spices. Handouts will include recipes and suggestions for making spice blends such as taco seasoning and a barbecue rub.

(For a list of workshop dates and locations, go to the end of this article or visit the Hennepin County Library website and then click on Events & Classes.)

Bike maintenance workshop dates

Thursday, March 21, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Hennepin County Library – East Lake
Registration required. Register online or call 612-543-8425.

Monday, March 25, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Hennepin County Library – Oxboro
Registration required. Register online or call 612-543-5775.

Thursday, April 4, 7 – 7:45 p.m.
Hennepin County Library – Brookdale
Registration required. Register online or call 612-543-5600.

Monday, April 22, 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
Hennepin County Library – Rockford Road
Registration required; begins March 25. Register online or call 612-543-5875.

Thursday, April 25, 7 - 7:45 p.m.
Hennepin County Library - St. Louis Park
Registration required, begins March 28. Register online or call 612-543-6125.

Monday, April 29, 7 - 7:45 p.m.
Hennepin County Library - Rogers
Registration required, begins April 1. Register online or call 612-543-6050.

Monday, May 6, 7 - 7:45 p.m.
Hennepin County Library - St. Anthony
Registration required, begins April 8. Register online or call 612-543-6075.

Sugar & Spice workshop dates

Thursday, April 18, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Hennepin County Library – Pierre Bottineau
Registration required, begins March 21. Register online or call 612-543-6850.

Wednesday, May 15, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Hennepin County Library – Eden Prairie
Registration required, begins April 17. Register online or call 612-543-6275.

Saturday, May 18, 10:30 a.m. - noon
Hennepin County Library – Champlin
Registration required, begins April 20. Register online or call 612-543-6250.

 

Published Mar 13, 2013