Naturalist Pam Otto to lead Batavia's Books Between Bites Dec. 14

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Submitted by Books Between Bites
Updated 12/8/2017 11:59 PM

On Thursday, Dec. 14, Batavia's popular monthly noontime book program, "Books Between Bites," continues with Pam Otto, manager of the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center in St. Charles. She will discusses the book "Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival" by Bernd Heinrich. Due to the holidays, this month's event is moved up one week.

The series is held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. The public is invited to attend these free programs, presented on the third Thursday of the month, September through May. Reservations are not required.


The season continues in 2018 on Jan. 18 with Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke presenting "Batavia's Revisionist History: Stories From Our Past That History Now Proves Have Different Endings."

On Feb. 15, Batavia author shares his newest books, co-authored with David Hirsch, "The Ultimate Guide to the Gettysburg Address" and "The Ultimate Guide to the Declaration of Independence."

Lester Munson of ESPN returns March 15 discussing two sports-related books, "Arnie: The Life of Arnold Palmer" by Tom Callahan, and "Smart Baseball" by Keith Law.

Another program regular, Rick Kogan of WGN and the Chicago Tribune, returns April 19 discussing his friend and Chicago legend, the late Studs Terkel.

The season ends May 17 when Batavia Karl Bruhn tells the story of the Batavia/Chicago connection to a great (and nearly forgotten) architect: Solon Spencer Beman.

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The programs are held in the large Founders Room on the main level of the Batavia Public Library. Parking is available in the lot just south and adjacent to the library.

People are invited to bring their lunch and eat as they enjoy the program and discussion. Lunch items, beverages and baked goods can be purchased at Chapters Coffee House & Café, just inside the library and adjacent to the meeting room. To pre-order for pickup just before the program, call (630) 406-8005.

Books Between Bites was established in Batavia in 1987 by the late Lee C. Moorehead. The program has been continued by Moorehead's wife, Betty, and his daughter, Becky Hoag, in partnership and cosponsorship with George H. Scheetz and Stacey Peterson of Batavia Public Library.

For more information, call Becky Hoag at (630) 482-9157. The complete schedule and description of each program can be found on the website, Printed season schedules are now available at Batavia Public Library.

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