We want to thank all the great authors who have presented and the culinary enthusiasts who have attended our Beard on Books discussions for the last ten years. Jim Beard himself was an author and educator; it has been our privilege to further his legacy in this way.

We have discontinued the noontime presentations because the number of people able to attend has been declining. We are evaluating what will best accommodate the needs of the public, and of our members, going forward. The literary aspects of food will remain an important part of our programming.