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Library Talk – February 15, 2018

Library Talk February 15, 2018

                Ah, the snow and ice, (and salting, and shoveling…).  My apologies for having to open late or close some of the libraries due to the weather such as last week—such a difference in road conditions from Ripley to Russellville, or where the staff has to commute from… Safety is important to us, and I hope that you understand.  We understand that if the roads are bad for you, you might not want to drive in, and any time you are concerned about the due date of your materials, give us a call and we’ll renew at least for a few days if not longer.

                This past weekend seemed, well, quiet without a program going on. Now that the ‘break’ is over, we are back into offering a variety of programs.  This Saturday, we are changing locations and holding a beginning beekeeping program at the Aberdeen Branch library. Starting at 10:30 a.m., the Hellers will be talking about the process of raising bees in this area, along with lots of ‘show and tell’ with the various frames, tools, boxes and more that are needed for this growing hobby.  Local honey is divine, the bees are important to the environment, and they are fascinating to watch and learn about. Please join us in this free and educational program.

                Next weekend, on Saturday February 24th  at 10:30 a.m., we will be back in Ripley with another genealogy class, this time with an emphasis on DNA use in family history.  Melody Kokensparger is once again the speaker, with her deep knowledge on research both in database and paper formats, she has a wealth of information and is willing to share.

                Tuesday, February 27th from 7-8;00 p.m. we are excited to announce the return of the Ripley River Jam led by Harry Pedigo. What other small town can boast of such a rich musical experience than the amazing collaboration of talent Harry and the mix (never the same twice) of local musicians, coming together and jamming, along with highlighting each other’s talents?  We will also have our sound system up and running, so no sotto voce, you will be able to hear all the words to the songs sung, all the notes played!

                March. Due to popular demand, we will have a repeat of the “Cutting the Cable Cord”, Shaheen Miro will be back, along with his newly released book and tarot card set, we will be reviewing wild edible plants and more! Stay tuned…..

Matthew