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.

A garden

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

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
Book cover: Things You Have Seen in Fire

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
Book cover: The Other Mrs.

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.

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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;

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.

Jennie Bibbs Didlick:
The Rosa Parks of Winchester.
Jennie Bibbs Didlick: The Rosa Parks of Winchester.

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.