Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join local cookbook author and food blogger Marisa McClellan for a free canning demonstration. She'll show you how to make a small batch of plum jam, will dig into the mechanics of boiling water bath canning, and talk about how to make the safest and most delicious home preserves possible. Marisa will demystify canning for the beginners and will offer useful tips and shortcuts for seasoned preservers. All participants will go home with the knowledge of how to make jam for their families. Marisa is the author of Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round and Preserving by the Pint: Quick Seasonal Canning for Small Spaces. Find more recipes of her jams, pickles, and preserves (all cooked up in her 80-square-foot kitchen) at Both her books will be available for sale and signing at this event. Registration required. Please call the library at (856) 694-2833 to register.