Batavia mayor makes his 33rd annual visit to Books Between Bites

  • Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke

    Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke

Submitted by Books Between Bites
Updated 11/18/2019 10:58 PM

On Thursday, Nov. 21, Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke, who was the very first speaker at the very first Books Between Bites in Batavia, makes his 33rd annual visit to the program.

Well known and appreciated as Batavia's resident historian, Mayor Schielke has shared many programs about Batavia history and books and literature that have a connection to our city.


This year he will explore articles from the Household Journal, a magazine distributed nationwide published in Batavia from about 1916 until 1935.

The program will be noon to 1 p.m. in the large Founders Room at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave.

The program is free and reservations are not required. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch, or purchase food at the library's Chapters Coffeehouse & Café. Call (630) 406-8005 and pick up your order when you arrive.

For information, call Becky Hoag at (630) 482-9157 or email


On Dec. 19, Batavia resident Jo Ann Smith will speak on Jo Ann Smith's "ColorMyCode." Smith has been involved with computational thinking and computer programming for nearly 40 years as the owner of a computer training company, a professor of computer science, a computer consultant in higher education and an employee of AT&T Bell Labs.

Now retired, she teaches computer programming to third- to sixth-grade students at her local library. She is interested in making STEM and coding more accessible for children or any beginner who is interested in a gentle introduction to programming. Smith serves on Batavia's library board and is an avid library supporter as well as an avid reader.

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