February 13th Newspaper Column

Many thanks to everyone who braved the cold and shopped at the Friends Winter Book sale last Saturday. Over $900 were raised to support library programs and materials. The next sale will be held on Saturday, May 3rd.

This Saturday we’ll be doing our best to encourage Mother Nature to allow spring to arrive (early, please!) by holding our first Green Lake Seed Garden program of 2014. KC Simmers and Danielle Boerson will be on hand to give us tips on planning your food garden, successfully starting garden seeds indoors, and checking germination rates. There will be a “Show and Share” table for participants to swap seeds, extra equipment, recipes, stories, and photos of gardens both past and planned. Folks can also sign up for the 2014 season of the Seed Library and check out some seeds to take home. Participants from 2013 who have seeds to turn in are invited to share growing tips and feedback on taste, appearance, and degree of growing difficulty. Garden enthusiasts of all ages and experience welcome. The program will begin at 10:00 a.m.

We’re taking a slight detour on the Road to the Oscars this coming Tuesday night, as many of the current nominated films have DVD release dates after the March 2nd ceremony. With the 50th anniversary of the Beatles arriving in America much in the news lately, we will screen A Hard Day’s Night – their first feature film, which was nominated for two Academy Awards in 1965. Show time is at 6:30 p.m.