Posted by: whimsicallibrarians | May 13, 2009

Upcoming programs

June is going to be a great month for programs here at the Branch. Whether you’re a gardener, adventurer, knitter, or thinking about starting that diet….again, we’ve got some great presenters. 

On Thursday, June 4th, from 10:00am-12:00pm, we are beginning a new “PURLS OF WISDOM” group.  I love to knit and we’ve found a really great, long time knitter to lead this group.  If you’ve been itching to join the knitting craze but don’t know where to begin, come.  If you’re a seasoned knitter and are looking for some like minded people to share your passion with, come.  If your curious about knitting, and yarn, and how two needles and two basic stitches can be transformed into something beautiful, come.  If you want to get started right away, bring a pair of size 10 needles and some yarn.  This will be an ongoing drop-in on Thursday mornings.

On June 6th at 2:00 pm we are having explorer extraordinaire Richard Wiese visit and talk about his latest book – “Born to Explore”.  This is going to be a great family program.  In his book, Mr Wiese has included over one hundred excellent projects which show how to have fun with science and nature, how to not always take the most walked path, and how to learn to “read” the natural world.  Doesn’t this book sound totally cool.  The author hosts a nationally syndicated television show, Exploration with Richard Wiese, and he was the youngest president in “The Explorers Club’s” hundred year history.  I think he knows what he’s talking about!! Oh, and he will of course have his books available for sale and to be signed by him.  This program is just in time for that all important summer adventure.

I love to garden, and I’ve grown my vegetable garden to be even bigger than last year.  I planted tons of seeds, for this upcoming summer, down in my basement – It felt like a real greenhouse down there.  If you’re a gardener or a gardener wannabee, like me, you’re going to love joining in on the discussion with our Garden Coach.  Diana Ringelheim, master gardener, will be leading an informal discussion on plants and gardening.  Her first topic, those dreaded WEEDS!, Weeds we love to Hate.  She’s going to be meeting monthly, with the first discussion on June 8th from 10:30am-11:30am.

Are you still thinking about that diet??  Have you been watching “The Biggest Loser” and thinking to yourself, “I want to do that.”  On June 17th at 7:00pm author Kim Bensen will be here talking about her book “finally thin”.  Kim recounts her own success story with weight loss: 212 pounds lost forever, 14 dress sizes, 4 ring sizes and 200 points of cholesterol. Join us to be inspired! Ms. Bensen will have her book available for sale after the program.

I haven’t even touched upon our Adult Summer Reading Event that begins in June.  Each week we will be featuring a different genre.  Mystery, Lifestyles, Memoirs, Romance…….you will not be without that all important summer beach read.  We’ll have some outstanding choices for you to browse through.

One last thing, on Tuesday, May 19th, we will be having a Woods Used Book Sale.  We’ve been accumulating some great titles over the last several months and we’re putting them out for sale.  We’ll be in front of the library so come over and check it out.

Happy reading!



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