Thursday, April 03, 2008

April 2008

Story time :

Nursery Rhymes / Fairy Tales April 3
Rainy Day & Ducks April 10
Library Week April 17
Trains April 24
Pets May 1

Evening Storytime will be held April 23 at 6:30.
The topic for the evening will be Trains.

Home School Book Talk on Tuesday morning April 8 at 10:30 will center on kites and the weather. Programs are designed for first through sixth graders. All home schoolers are welcome.

Library Week is April 13 - 19. The library is celebrating with a very busy month. We encourage everyone to visit a library. Libraries are a wonderful bargain providing books, magazines, and movies free to all. That should be something worth appreciating as many other prices are rising.

Flint Ridge specimens are on display courtesy of Jim Johnston and have revealed some low awareness. Flint Ridge, a 520 acre state memorial, provided prehistoric Indians with widely traded materials for tools for hundreds of years. It’s less than 60 miles away with a museum, lots of trails, and historical and geological interest - a great summer visit. Explore Ohio this summer.

The Ghosts of Ohio, a program presented by James A. Willis, is set for April 17 at 6:30 p.m. and helps celebrate Library Week. Local ghost hunters might be interested in a vigil at the railroad tracks on April 29 at 6:43 am. (Daylight savings time) That’s when the Lincoln Funeral passed through Ashley (5:43 am time before daylight savings) and folklore says its ghost repeats the trip yearly. You can see a hand carved replica of the funeral train at the Warther Museum in Dover, Ohio.

Delaware County’s Big Read 2008 is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and begins with a kick-off event Sunday April 13 at the Delaware County District Library.

The Great Gatsby will be the topic of a book discussion at the Wornstaff Library April 29 at 7:00.

The Great Gatsby, with reader’s guide and a background CD is available at the Wornstaff Library (25 copies) - plus two movie versions .

Flapper dresses and cloches you can make will be the subject of a program at the Wornstaff Library, Saturday April 19 from 2:00 to 4:00. Patterns, sewing machines, and stitchers will be available. Bring your own material (1 ½ yds. of 54” material or 2 2/3 yds. of 35”material). You can add personal finishing touches before the party finale at the Delaware County District Library, Saturday May 10.

Charleston dance lessons will be provided at the Wornstaff Library on Saturday afternoon April 26 from 2:00 to 4:00.

A children’s art program will be presented Tuesday afternoon April 22 from 3:30 to 5:00 at the Wornstaff Library by Debra Conner, Chautauqua scholar and Zelda Fitzgerald impersonator. She will bring Zelda Fitzgerald to life in programs presented at the Sunbury Community Library and the Delaware County District Library and will discuss F. Scott Fitzgerald at the Delaware Library.

The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.

New Home Learning Media have been added to the collection: a trundle wheel for measuring distance, pan balance for measuring weight, a cash register, and a digital stop watch. There’s much more. The collection is geared for home schoolers but materials can be checked out by any adult for home use. Don’t forget the Discovery Packs for younger children. The library is more than books.

The State Librarian Jo Budler and program coordinator Missy Lodge recently visited the Wornstaff Library. It’s nice to know they are interested in really seeing what goes on in libraries around the state. Ms. Budler will be at the Mt. Gilead Library’s 100th anniversary in case anyone’s interested in knowing what goes on downtown.

Free computer classes in the State Library’s Mobile Training Lab will be held April 19 - 24 at the Cardington Library. Register at 419-864-8181.

Pictures Past-Pictures Present contest entries closed Mar. 20 but packets of black & white copies remain. Try a “Sunday drive” around Delaware County to see how many you can identify, or what interesting sites you can discover. Having the answers available could be a plus - and provide a second tour. Travel locally could also be a slogan.

April is National Poetry Month. It’s a time to read, a time to listen, a time to write. A little more poetry might be a good thing for the world.

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 this year. Earth Day was established in 1970. The discussion about global warming has heated up since then and our energy use continues to increase.

Ashley events: Legion BBQ Chicken April 5 and the Kids’ Fishing Tournament April 26.

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