Thursday, April 21, 2011

May Book Discussion--Glass Castle

The next community book discussion will be held on Thursday May 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the library. This month's book is "The Glass Castle" by Jeanneatte Walls.

Jeannette Walls is a free lance journalist who grew up with her three siblings in a rather unusual family. Her parents (both quite eccentric and nomadic) had a "lassez faire" approach to child rearing. Homelessness, eating out of trash cans, alcoholism and mental illess were present along with love, whimsy, resiliance and artistic creativity. This is an unforgetable memoir!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mushrooms in the Library!

On Tuesday, April 19th at 7:00 p.m. Ted Lenk will be giving an informal talk about home mushroom cultivation. Ted's interest started about 30 years ago with foraging for wild edible mushrooms. He began backyard cultivation about 10 years ago and has grown shiitakes, wine cap stropharias, and oyster mushrooms. This event is co-sponsored by the library and the Harrisville Agricultural Commission.