Book and cook with a gingerbread theme at monthly event

Gingerbread for LibertyThe Newcastle Public Library takes a look back in history with a tasty theme at its Book-N-Cook program, scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.

Gingerbread for Liberty, by Mara Rockliff, is the featured book for this month's program. It looks at how a forgotten hero of the Revolutionary War helped the war effort by feeding soldiers gingerbread and other baked goods.

After going through the book, participants will make and bake gingerbread.

Children up to age 11 are invited to attend. Registration is required in advance so there are enough supplies on hand.