May 8th Newspaper Column

You did it again! Thank you!

The Friends Spring Book Sale set another record. Our thanks to everyone who donated or worked or shopped or just stopped in and showed their support last Friday and Saturday. Nearly $2100 was raised over a day and a half of selling, blowing the old Spring Sale record out of the water.

We have some special events lined up next week as we celebrate both Children’s Book Week and Green Lake’s Bike Month. On Tuesday afternoon, May 13th, Mary Elliott of Pastimes Books & Antiques in Princeton will be here to highlight terrific children’s and young adult books with crossover appeal for adults. Mary’s talk begins at 4:00, right after the library’s Constant Reader Book Club discussion of Life After Life by Jill McCorkle. We would love to see you for one or both Tuesday afternoon programs.

Green Lake Greenways is partnering with the library this month to encourage patrons to bike to the library. We’ll sweeten the pot by having random prize drawings all month long for folks who arrive on two (or three) pedal-powered wheels. As a special bicycle-themed treat, we’ll show the movie “Breaking Away” on Tuesday night at 6:30. Popcorn’s on us. And Thursday night brings author Nick Hoffman to town to discuss his book Wheel Fever: How Wisconsin Became a Great Bicycling State. Nick’s program begins at 6:30, and he’s promised to include stories from Green Lake during the high-wheel bicycling days.

There are still some great seeds available to check out from the Seed Library. Now that it looks like Spring may finally have settled in, wouldn’t home grown flowers and veggies be a great addition to your fair-weather plans? Yep, I thought so. Stop in soon and check them out.