Thursday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m.
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This month’s “book” is a collection of short stories by Ernest Hemingway, Donald Barthelme, Jamaica Kincaid, Raymond Carver, George Saunders, and Weike Wang. We’ll discuss each story as well as what makes a short story good.
National Poetry Month
We’re celebrating National Poetry Month with a “poet tree” in the library. Stop by and add your own or one of your favorite poems! We will also celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 29. Come in any time from April 25 through 30 for a special poetry treat.
Here’s one of our favorite poems:
by Mary Oliver
I worried a lot. Will the garden grow, will the rivers
flow in the right direction, will the earth turn
as it was taught, and if not how shall
I correct it?
Was I right, was I wrong, will I be forgiven,
can I do better?
Will I ever be able to sing, even the sparrows
can do it and I am, well,
Is my eyesight fading or am I just imagining it,
am I going to get rheumatism,
Finally, I saw that worrying had come to nothing.
And gave it up. And took my old body
and went out into the morning,
Spring Planting Date Change
Saturday, April 30th from 12:00 to 3:00
The days are getting warmer and longer, so it’s time for our annual Spring Planting program! We’ll provide seeds, soil and materials to plant herbs, vegetables and flowers. Please bring pots if you have them. Thank you to Natasha Fosbinder for organizing this program.
Citizen Science Recordings
If you missed our most recent Citizen Science programs, recordings are available until the end of April:
- Whitebark Pines and Forest Ecology presented by retired BLM Forest Ecologist Dana Perkins
- From Source to Sea Salmon River journey by Bob Beckwith, local adventurer
Our next program will be May 5th, 5:30pm, on long-billed curlews. Save the date.