This Thursday learn more about the citrus trees that are so important to Southern California's farmers, its history and its culture. Go pick a few oranges from your backyard tree, if you're lucky, or your fruit bowl and head over to the Santa Monica Main Library for “The Immoveable Feast: Deep Roots and Lofty Dreams,” a lecture on the search for the perfect fruit. A panel of experts will discuss how they protect flavor and quality by grafting, as it were, old techniques to innovative practices. On the panel: David Karp (author and pomologist), John Tenerelli (Tenerelli Orchards), Bob Polito (Polito Family Farms) and

Steve Smith (Mud Creek Ranch). You don't get much more expert than that. And if you stay after the lecture, chef C.J. Jacobsen (Top Chef, The Yard) will be providing snacks.

MLK Auditorium seating is limited and available on a first arrival basis. Overflow seating will be available in the 2nd floor Multipurpose room. Doors open at 6:45 pm and lecture begins promptly at 7 pm.

MLK Auditorium: Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica.

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