The New Lebanon Library was awarded a grant from the American Library Association to start a conversation focusing on food from around the world.

"A Taste for Travel," a multi-session discussion group allowing participants to experience a different culture through food, literature and discussions, will begin meeting in March. This group will have an interactive element where participants will receive different materials, including spices from the locations studied, to help them get the most from this opportunity.

Registration is required at

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989. She can be reached at