Thursday, March 01, 2012

March 2012

Story time :  (Thursday morning at 10:00)

Pig Day March 1
Celebrate Art March 8
Green Day March 15
It’s Spring         March 22
Trains March 29
Easter   April 5

The Bookmark Society  will meet Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 pm.  The book for that date is The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, a fictionalized account of Ernest Hemingway’s first wife and their life in Paris in the 1920s.  Woody Allen’s movie Midnight in Paris  could provide some  supplemental background.

Movie Night is scheduled for Thursday March 15 at 5:00 and will feature The Three Investigators & the Secret of Skeleton Island. Join the fun.  Enjoy free popcorn and drinks.

The American Legion Clyde C. Keltner Post #518 donated a replacement flag to the library.  Our thanks to them, and to the Boy Scouts who will properly dispose of our previous flag.

The Buckeye Dulcimer Festival will be strumming at Recreation Unlimited March 7 - 11 with public concerts on Friday and Saturday evening.  It’s a chance to hear some of the best. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Dream Big Read ! That’s the summer reading theme.  Preparations are already in full swing and you can help.  We’re looking for donations of colored duct tape for a craft project - red, yellow, blue, and white.  In case you’re intrigued Got Tape by Ellie Shiedermayer will give you some idea of alternative uses for all those sticky strips.


“Geek the Library” Libraries are more relevant than ever.  Libraries can transform individuals and communities. “Friend” Albertus Wornstaff on Facebook and check out geekthelibrary.org. Get your geek on. Show your support. Look for us at the Buckeye Valley East Carnival March 16.

Free tax preparation is  available into April for low to moderate income people at the Woodward Family Resource Center and 7991 Lewis Center Road.  Call 211 or 740-369-3184  for an appointment.  The Council for Older Adults (363-6677) schedules AARP volunteers for seniors also into April. 

The Delaware Amateur Radio Association has donated four books on ham radio to the Wornstaff Library: The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual (2010), Getting Started with Ham Radio, and Ham Radio for Dummies, and Joe‘s Place. DELARA provides free ham radio training classes, FCC license examinations and mentoring for all interested people and events such as Field Day.

Delaware County Model Railroaders group meets at 10:00 every Tuesday at Big Walnut Community Trail in Sunbury. There’s an Open House from noon to 4:00 pm one weekend a month. Check the Preservation Parks schedule for dates.   March-May park fliers are available.  

Spring forward to daylight savings time on March 11. Spring itself arrives on March 20th.


Cobblestone, Kids Discover, and Ask - all children’s magazines featuring a special topic in each issue with Cobblestone emphasizing history and Kids Discover more science based.  Back issues on a variety of subjects are available. 

Don’t forget to vote! Be informed. There’s Best Editorial Cartoons 2012, The Obamas, The Real Romney, Fed Up by Rick Perry, Governing at Home, Health Care Reform, While America Sleeps by Russ Feingold, and A Simple Government by Mike Huckabee.
VCR bonus:  Take advantage of the change in technology to boost your viewing pleasure.  We have been discarding low circulating video tapes. Our discards may be your treasures -  FREE to any interested persons before we really discard them.

Hurrah for the Ashley Pool. Things are looking good. The village is advertising for life guards and some summer swimming is set.

Ashley Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday April 7, 1:00 pm at Newman Park for youth up to age 8.  The shelter house is available for rent. 

Bird houses built by the Girl Scouts will be on display starting mid-March. Check the shelves for plans for some of your own.  Now’s the time to prepare.  

Maple Sugar Festivals: Camp Lazarus Saturday March 3, 9 - 4; Lutheran Memorial Camp Sunday March 11, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm, Stratford Ecological Center Saturday, March 17,  reservations required. The sap is rising and spring is coming.  Take advantage of these festivals for some outdoor activity and a pancake breakfast.

Square dancing (eastern style) at Stratford Ecological Center might be a regular feature.  Give them a call if you are interested. (740-363-2548).

Comics for the doldrums: New Garfield and Calvin and Hobbes selections have been added to replace some very popular, very worn copies.  Some one recently recalled Pogo as in Walt Kelly’s Our Gang. The Short and Happy Life of the Shmoo by Al Capp - who remembers Lil' Abner?

March recognition goes to St Patrick’s Day, Women’s History Month, Youth Art Month…and SPRING.  Draw a picture of women planting shamrocks?   Celebrate the buzzards return  They are due in Hinkley March 15.  One’s been sighted here.