Central Library @ Logan Square

Today we visited The Culinary Literacy Center, located on the 4th floor of Parkway Central. What beautiful kitchen classroom! The students learned about different elements and how they transform what we eat. We pickled and caramelized, and learned how basic elements like salt and acid transform our food. After preparing caramelized cabbage and quickles, we enjoyed our food with some delicious hot dogs!

We also got a look into the processes behind the rare books section of the library. We learned that books are organic, what they are made of now and long ago, and how rare book collectors preserve books. We even had a chance to preserve our own books after a “flood.”

Thank you to Ms. Shaaban, Ms. Post, and Ms. Zinshtein for being wonderful hands on chaperones!

Have a great weekend!

The National Jewish History Museum, Rooms 213 and 212

Today was the perfect, sunny, Fall day to visit the National Jewish History Museum. We toured The Art of Rube Goldberg, where we learned about his iconic invention drawings and got to build our own simple machines!
We also explored other parts of the museum. We saw primary sources and original artifacts, helping us better understand the Jewish immigration experience in America.

Two quotes from the museum that hit a chord:
“Happily the government of the United States gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.” George Washington, 1790

“The creative process is a cycle of trial and error. Often, the hardest part is knowing where to begin, If you feel like you’re spinning your wheels keep cranking away. Don’t give up! Before you know it, your thoughts will gain momentum. You may switch directions or feel like you are sliding backwards. And just when inspiration seems to have kicked the bucket, an idea shines brightly. Now you’re ready to put pen to paper.” -Rube Goldberg

Here are a few photos from the trip!