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Baylor Libraries to Celebrate ALA Preservation Week with Joint Program with Waco-McLennan County Library

April 17, 2019

WACO, Texas (April 17, 2019) – As part of the American Library Association’s annual Preservation Week, the Baylor Libraries will participate in a special event with the Waco-McLennan County Libraries on Thurs., April 25 at 6pm. “Gathering at the Family Table: Preserving Memories and Recipes” will focus on the stories and memories made around family recipes, as well as tips for preserving cherished family heirlooms. The free event will take place at the West Waco Library and Genealogy Center at 5301 Bosque Blvd. at 6pm.

Amie Oliver, associate director of The Texas Collection, will present on stories and recipes found in selected cookbooks from a large collection housed at The Texas Collection, while Beth Farwell, director of central libraries’ special collections, will offer tools and tips for how to preserve materials created on paper, including books, photographs, and manuscripts. Additional presenters include Bill Bucker and Hannah Kubacak from the Waco-McLennan County Library’s Geneaology Center.

“The Baylor Libraries have helped shape and lead local Preservation Week events in partnership with Bill Buckner for a decade now,” Farwell said. “We are happy to provide this outreach to the Waco community and hope to see a crowd at the event that’s hungry both for great stories and important information to help save their family’s heirlooms.

The Baylor Libraries maintains a public website with information on preserving items including 3-dimensional objects, books and paper, photographs, textiles, and more. Learn more at

For more information about the event, contact Farwell at