The Carnegie-Stout Public Library and the Herb Society of Dubuque are partnering for a special in-person C-SPL Spice Club event featuring basil on Tuesday, July 26, from 6-7 p.m. in the third-floor auditorium. This is a free event open to adults ages 18+.

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Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up to attend via the events calendar at carnegiestout.org.

So what is this "spice" event all about? Attendees will learn more about the history, cultivation, and culinary uses of basil.

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It will also include demonstrations on how to make pesto and basil lemonade as well as taste-testing opportunities. Those who are unable to attend the event and would like to learn more about basil may pick up an informational handout from the Recommendations Desk on the second floor.

The mission of the Carnegie-Stout Public Library is to improve the quality of life by providing resources for individual enjoyment, enlightenment, and knowledge, and that enhance the literacy of youth. Learn more at www.carnegiestout.org.

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