By Heather Madsen
We’re finally in January and that means we’ve left the old year behind and have started a fresh
one that’s full of opportunities. One of the best ways to jumpstart your new year is to make a
New Year’s Resolution. If you’re like me, sometimes those resolutions are too ambitious, or hard
to maintain, and often get left behind by February. However, it’s entirely possible to keep your
resolutions, and even get creative with how you do it.
A few of the common resolutions people make include being healthier, learning a new skill,
reading more, and venturing outside of their comfort zone. If your resolutions sound similar to
any of those (or if you haven’t made a resolution, but are thinking some of those ideas sound
appealing,) then I have excellent news for you. The Salt Lake City Public Library System is
hosting a monthly book club that can help you meet all of the aforementioned resolutions. The
club is called Salt & Season: A Book Club for Foodies. This new club will focus on cook books
and related topics and will be a place for foodies and like-minded people to gather and discuss
that month’s theme.
Joining the club is free and all you have to do is register your spot. The club is also held virtually
so anyone in the state can join in on the fun; all you need is a library card. The club also
frequently has guest chefs, bakers, or artisans join the discussion so you can get a deeper view
into the world of food. There are also sometimes opportunities to win free samples of food! If
any of that sounds like a fun time, you should definitely sign up for the next club meeting, which
is on January 12th from 7:00 to 8:30pm.
When you register, a copy of that month’s book will be placed on hold for you at your local
library. Registration and more information can be found at events.slcpl.org/event/7611096