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'Cheeseheads: the Documentary' showing at library

Beaver Dam Community Library, 311 N. Spring St., Beaver Dam, will host filmmaker John Mitchell for a screening and discussion of his film “Cheeseheads: the Documentary” at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Prior to the film, at 5:30 p.m., there will be a cheese reception featuring Wisconsin cheeses.

“Cheeseheads: the Documentary” takes viewers on a humorous and intimate journey through factories, farms, museums, breweries and boardrooms in order to explore “cheesehead” culture and the people who have taken that moniker from local to global as a proud symbol of Wisconsin. After two decades away from Wisconsin, the filmmaker returns to the place of his youth, to discover the deeper meaning of being a “cheesehead.” While many associate the term with sports, cheese and beer, Mitchell’s film highlights the hard-working and generous people behind the once-harsh, now-affectionate term, who embody the very values on which the heartland of America was built.

At 6 p.m. March 22, herbalist Linda Conroy of Moonwise Herbs will host a class on making cheese curds. Attendees will learn how to make cheese curds at home and take home samples and recipes.

Both programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 887-4631 or visit