April 20th Newspaper Column

Our Thursday Morning Conversation today was to be Steve Guth, but he has had to postpone. We will still have coffee for you..

We wrap up Bardfest 2017 with a flurry of programs over the next few days. Here are the details:

Tonight, Thursday, April 20, at 6:30 – screening of the Academy Award winning movie Shakespeare in Love starring Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow. Then on Sunday the 23rd we’re celebrating Shakespeare’s 453rd birthday with cake, prizes, and an appearance by the man himself! All the fun gets started at 1:30, with a performance of “To Be, Shakespeare Here and Now” slated for 2:00. We wrap up Bardfest with a presentation by Ripon College Professor Emeritus Doug Northrop on Tuesday, April 25th at 6:30 p.m. Doug will take us through the hows and whys of Shakespeare’s preference for writing plays (as opposed to other literary forms). Along the way he will highlight scenes from Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, and Shakespeare in Love, so if you’ve attended some of our screenings this month you will have insider information. We welcome you to any and all Bardfest events.

Looking a bit further ahead, we welcome author Mariette Nowak on Saturday the 29th who will help us attract birds and other wildlife by using native plants in “Birdscaping Your Yard” at 1:30 p.m. Have some puzzles, books, or movies you no longer need? The Friends hold their grand re-opening book sale on Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, and welcome donations. We will learn about controlling garden pests without resorting to chemicals in early May. And we continue our afterschool programs for kids on Wednesdays (littleBits) and Thursdays (LEGO club) at 3:30. All the details can be found at www.greenlakelibrary.org