Seed Library Begins February 15
CCPL patrons have been asking about the 2022 Seed Library since the first week in January. That’s when gardening catalogs begin to arrive.
If you have a Clark County Public Library card, you can start requesting garden seeds on Tuesday, February 15. You must have a card in order to get seeds.
Because the pandemic continues, the seed distribution process this year will be the same as it was last year. There will be bags of all varieties of flower seeds and bags of all varieties of vegetable seeds. Simply call the Library, 859−744−5661, and ask for one bag of vegetable seeds, one bag of flowers seeds, or one of each. Any household can get two bags of flower and vegetable seeds, but they must be requested using two different cards from the same household.
Once your order is bagged and processed someone from the Library will call you and let you know they are ready to be picked up. Please do not come to pick up seeds before you are called.
If you have questions about the seed Library call the library or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some patrons have asked about returning unused packages of seeds. Share them with your friends and neighbors. The Seed Library was started to encourage people to grow flowers and vegetables. Pass on that encouragement.
Pageturner’s Book Group
Pageturner’s Book Group meets twice a month, on the second and fourth Mondays. Check out a copy to sign up.
Monday, February 14, 11 a.m.: Things You Save in a Fire, by Katherine Center
The tough, old-school Boston firehouse is as different from Cassie’s fire crew in Texas as it could possibly be. Hazing, a lack of funding, and poor facilities mean that the firemen aren’t exactly thrilled to have a “lady” on the crew―even one as competent and smart as Cassie. Except for the infatuating rookie, who doesn’t mind having Cassie around. But love is girly, and it’s not her thing. Her old captain advised: Never date firefighters. Cassie can feel her resolve slipping and that means risking the only job she’s ever loved, and the hero she’s worked like hell to become.
Monday, February 28, 11 a.m.: The Other Mrs., by Mary Kubica
Sadie and Will Foust just moved their family from bustling Chicago to a coastal island in Maine when their neighbor Morgan Baines is found dead in her home. The murder rocks their tiny coastal island, but no one is more shaken than Sadie.
It’s not just Morgan’s death that has Sadie on edge. And as the eyes of suspicion turn toward the new family in town, Sadie is drawn deeper into the mystery of what really happened that dark and deadly night. But Sadie must be careful, for the more she discovers about Mrs. Baines, the more she begins to realize just how much she has to lose if the truth ever comes to light.
Make an Origami Valentine Heart
Reference and Outreach Librarian, Brad Allard, the Library’s Origami Sensei, has put together easy instructions for folding an origami Valentine Heart. These hearts make lovely, heartfelt gifts, inserts for cards, or chocolate box decorations. Brad’s directions are thorough and easy to follow. The Library will even provide special Origami paper. Go to the information table in front of the reference desk during February and pick up instructions and paper. Have a Valentine Folding Bee.
Write Local and Meeting of Minds Zoom
The Library’s writing workshop, Write Local meets Friday, February 4 & 18, from 10–11:30 a.m. on Zoom. Participants read works in progress, discussion follows. We enjoy talking about writing and sharing ideas. All genres and styles welcome.
The Library’s discussion group, Meeting of Minds, will meet Tuesday, February 22, 6 p.m., on Zoom. Conversations at Meeting of Minds range over a number of topics. We usually do not start with a set topic. Someone starts an idea rolling and we follow it. Interesting conversation among friends and neighbors. We converse; we don’t argue.
For a Zoom invitation, to either program contact Adult Services Librarian, John Maruskin, 859−744−5661, ext. 110; email@example.com.
Nutrition Classes at the Clark County Extension Office: Becoming a New You in 2022 — February 3, 10, 17, 24, 5:30 p.m.
The Library is partnering with the Clark County Extension Office to promote it’s new series of Heart Healthy Nutrition Classes. At each class you’ll learn how to make a different heart healthy recipe.
- February 3 — Heart Healthy Soups. Recipe: Potato Broccoli Soup and
- February 9 — Heart Healthy Stir-Fry. Recipe: Stir-fry Garlic Chicken
- February 17 — Heart Healthy Protein. Recipe: Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders
- February 24 — Heart Healthy Salads: Recipe: Apple Spinach Salad
For more information about Heart Healthy programs and recipes, contact Sandy Kennedy, Nutrition Education Program Assistant at the Clark County Extension Office: 859−744−4682.
Black History Month Displays in the Library
Photographs and memorabilia celebrating the lives and achievements of Black Clark County residents will be on display in the Library lobby and in front of the Local History Room throughout February, Black History Month. Winchester Black History and Heritage Committee leader, Joyce Morton, loaned the Library wonderful pictures, documents, fliers, and brochures commemorating Oliver School. There will also be pictures of notable Black Clark County citizens like Jennie Bibbs Didlick, Emmet “Buzz” Burnam, Joe Gilliam, and Reverend Henry E. Baker.
Take time to remember and learn about Black organizations and citizens who helped shape Clark County.
Calvary Christian School Students Exhibit Photographs in the Library’s Reference Section during February
Joan Pruden’s Calvary Christian School elective photography class will be exhibiting photographs in the Reference Gallery. Students in seventh through twelfth grade will show images of Clark County they have taken over the last few weeks. These images encompass all they have learned about the art of photography through their elective class.
Be sure to stop by to see their work when you come to the Library.