Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April 2010

Storytime: (Thursday mornings at 10:00)

Easter Apr. 1
Fun & Games Apr. 8
Library Week Apr. 15
Earth Day Apr. 22
How Does Your Garden Grow Apr. 29
Mother’s Day May 6

A Pruning Workshop by Jon Kerr will be held on Saturday April 10 at 1:00. The workshop is at 201 South Street, Ashley and will include actual pruning demonstrations. Mr. Kerr is a master gardener who is volunteering his time. The program is part of the Growing Communities - the Library Food Garden grant. Parking is limited at the site but participants can park one block west in the White Lily parking lot on Main street. Garden plots will be available at this site and can be checked out at the same time.

The Starting Seeds program was presented by five master gardeners who volunteered their time and was attended by nine persons. Types of containers, proper soil and water mix, and various techniques for maintaining humidity for germination were demonstrated and discussed.
Seed starting by the Brownies assisted by master gardeners Sue Leichty and Connie Zuga took place at the regular Brownie meeting on March 16. Tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, basil, parsley, marigolds, and nasturtiums were seeded and plants will be available for starter gardens and community garden plots. A great time was had by all. Seeds were donated by master gardeners and the county extension office and potting soil by Scott’s. Growing Communities : the Library Food Garden is for anyone interested in gardening. Sign up for a starter garden and a plot to call your own.

Voter registration deadline for the May primary is April 5, 2010. Voter registration and address change forms and requests for absentee ballots are available at the library. The library has a levy on the ballot which will be voted on ONLY in Ashley village and Oxford Township.

The Levy Committee manned a table at the BVEE school carnival, passing out informational fliers and voter registration forms. They have regularly been meeting on Tuesday evening at 7:00. Check the library for times or sign up for e-mail updates on those meetings. Your help is welcome.

The Bookmark Society will meet Thursday evening., April 22 at 6:30 at the library. The selected book is These Is My Words by Nancy Turner. All readers and book lovers are welcome for a pleasant evening of books - and food. Please bring books that you no longer want so you can share them with others.

National Library Week is April 11-17. The 2010 theme is Communities Thrive @ Your Library which fits in well with Growing Communities and The Wornstaff Library’s community commitments.

$55 ways to love the Wornstaff Library is our way of asking people to say why the library is valuable to them. It’s also important to make a special point of how important our patrons are and how much all of you contribute to our wanting to give back to each of you and the community.

Gardening books donated by master gardeners are on the new book shelf for the coming season.
Magazine renewal offers are available for anyone wanting to renew a library subscription which expires in June. Our Delaware Gazette subscription is also due to expire.

Upcoming events : Ashley village Easter egg hunt is scheduled for Saturday April 3 at 1:00 at Newman Park (preferably without snow). Then there’s the Youth Trout Fishing Tournament on Saturday April 17 from 8:00 am to noon. Register at the village office or the library.

Chasing the Light by Joseph Schwanter will be premiered at the May 1 Central Ohio Symphony Concert (and at 57 other concerts around the nation). Several local workshops (including instrument building and poetry writing) and special events throughout the community will precede this event sponsored by Ford Made in America.

Osprey Homecoming will be celebrated by Hogback Ridge Preservation Park on April 18, 1:00-4:00. The buzzards, the robins, and the killdeers are here and already setting up housekeeping. Spring is a good time to take a look at and around all the Preservation Parks.

Earth Day’s 40th anniversary is April 22. Plant a tree, pick up litter, celebrate being outside, be kind to our planet. The Strand Theatre in Delaware has special movies.

A Jeep collection is currently on display, on loan from John Pendleton. We’d be glad to feature your collection.

National Robotics Competition takes place April 15-17 at the Marion County Fairgrounds Coliseum in Marion. Middle schools, high schools, vocational schools, community colleges, and universities from all over the U.S. participate.

The more literary minded persons can choose from “Steel Magnolias” dinner theatre at the Marion Palace, OWU’s Opera Theater or the OWU production of “The Love of the Nightingale” - all on that same weekend. Or there’s always the option of settling in with a good book , perhaps after a day of getting the yard and garden in shape. Happy Spring!