February 21st Newspaper Column

If you read this before 10:00 Thursday morning, c’mon down to the library and listen to Lori Boushele, ADVOCAP’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program outreach coordinator for Green Lake County. There are volunteer opportunities for folks age 55+ to work with kids, seniors, and people in need, and Lori has all the details. Please join us for coffee, donuts, and important conversation in front of the library fireplace beginning at 10:00.

Saturday will be busy here at the library. From 10-11:00 that morning we have our latest Kids in the Kitchen program for kids ages 6-11, Katie Gellings will guide the kids through making monster cookie bites! Then from noon to 3:00 we will be showing family friendly movies on the lower level big screen as part of Thunderfest. Should be tons of fun.

The Academy Awards are presented Sunday evening, but we won’t let something like knowing the winners stop us from watching the nominated movies. The feature on February 26 and 28 will be Spike Lee’s BlackkKlansman. We will keep going with the movies at least through the end of March.

And for those of you who like to plan ahead, there are a couple of things next Thursday, the 28th (in addition to the movie) that might be of interest. That morning’s conversation involves a show and tell – bring in your favorite tool and let us know how it makes your job or hobby easier/more enjoyable. We’re defining tool broadly – it can be a pen or a kitchen gadget or a power tool or a garden implement or…

And Thursday evening, February 28th, Lisa Reas will be here to talk about the benefits of using native trees and shrubs in the landscape. Not only are native plants beautiful, they are well suited to growing here and less impacted by pests and disease than “imports.” Native trees and shrubs also support our native birds and other wildlife. Find out more beginning at 6:30.