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Friday, February 19, 2010

A ground swell of interest in establishing a local food cooperative is rising in Boscobel. Your library supports this interest in sustainable, community-based farming, bioregional planning and conservation and the “eat local’ movement. We’re happy to offer a collection of resources related to these subjects and welcome your suggestions for additional titles. Some books now available at the library include: The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Second Nature by Michal Pollan (also available in a young reader’s edition), A Nation of Farmers by Sharon Astyk, The Transition Handbook by Rob Hopkins, The Future of Farming and Rural Life in Wisconsin, Nature’s Second Chance by Steven Apfelbaum, The Good Life and Our Solar Heated Greenhouse by Helen and Scott Nearing, Trauma Farm, A Rebel History of Rural Life by Brian Brett, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver and several other books about small scale organic gardening and animal husbandry. The DVDs “Food Inc”, “Sicko” and “An Inconvenient Truth” can also be checked out. These and many more resources are available through your library, including downloadable e-Books and audiobooks, all free of charge. If you haven’t stopped by lately, drop by and check out our new collections and services today.

Now through March 31st, join in the fun @ your library every week as we host 2010 Spring Storytime. Pre-k children and their families or caregivers are invited to join us at the library each Wednesday morning from 10- 10:30 for an enjoyable program of storytelling, make believe, sing-alongs, crafts and other educational activities designed to stimulate your child’s creativity and learning. Each week features a different theme and books related to that theme, which will be available for check out. Next week’s theme is “Look Who’s Baking”, when we take a look at those community helpers who make us yummy treats! For more information, contact our children’s program coordinator Gina or any staff member. Complete schedules may be picked up at the library.

Book Discussion Group meets the third Tuesday of every month. Next meeting, March 16th, 7:00 PM in the downstairs meeting room. The book for March is Gap Creek, “At turns poetic and gritty, Robert Morgan's Gap Creek is a stunning follow-up to his critically acclaimed novel, The Truest Pleasure. Widely regarded as the poet laureate of Appalachia, Morgan captures the spirit of this wilderness territory he knows so well…A must for fans of Cold Mountain…His stripped-down and almost primitive sentences burn with the raw, lonesome pathos of Hank Williams' best songs.” Copies of the book are available for checkout at the library. Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion or to just sit back and listen!

For more information about any of these programs or other events and services, please stop by or call the library at 375-5723 or text message “boscopl” to 41-411 to receive updates via your cel phone. We are also on Facebook. Search for the Boscobel Library Fan Page or friend “George Hildebrand”.Find us on Twitter as "BoscoLibrary". TTFN

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