Public Meetings


Join Us For Our Eleventh Season of Free Educational Seminars, 2023-2024

The public is invited to join us for presentations on the third Saturday of most months, starting at 10:30am. This season’s meetings will be held in the Neil Morgan Auditorium on the ground floor of the San Diego Central Library, located at 330 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101. Underground parking is available via the 11th Street entrance of the Central Library building. The following parking rates are currently in effect: First two (2) hours free with validation for library users. Validation is available in the first floor lobby.

11th Season

Sep 16, 2023 – “Made in California” by George Geary
Oct 14, 2023 (Second Saturday) – “The Kolymbethra: The Food Basket of Ancient Agrigento, Sicily” by Mary Knight
Nov 18, 2023 – “The Whole Schmear: The History of Cream Cheese in America” by Rabbi Jeff Marx
Jan 20, 2024 – “The Columbian Exchange: The Positives” by Barbara Baxter
Feb 17, 2024 – “Corpse Reviver! The Remarkable History of Alcohol & Medicine, As Seen Through A Drink” by Camper English
Mar 16, 2024 – “Cali Baja Cuisine” by Michael Gardiner
Apr 20, 2024 – “Bitter Sweet: Stories & Heirloom Recipes from Wartime France” by Kitty Morse
May 18, 2024 – “Inventing the Flying Meal: The Early Days of Food in Flight” by Richard Foss
Jun 15, 2024 – “The Story of Spoons” by Ken Albala

12th Season

Sep 21, 2024 – “LA’s Restaurants, Landmark and Legendary” by George Geary
Oct 19, 2024 – “Does Soul Food need a Label?” by Adrian Miller
Nov 16, 2024 – “The History of Winemaking in San Diego” by Richard Carrico
Jan 18, 2025 – “A Brief History of Ice” by Camper English
Feb 15, 2025 – TBD
Mar 15, 2025 – TBD
Apr 19, 2025 – TBD
May 17, 2025 – TBD
Jun 21, 2025 – TBD



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