Things to do at the Green Fair

Besides visiting with our Green Fair exhibitors and picking up information, there are lots of other things to do. Here are just a few.

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Photo by Al Schneider

If you plant it, they will come…the birds, I mean. This year we are giving away Golden currant shrubs. This medium (4 to 8 ft.) deciduous shrub is an excellent resource for songbirds, hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. It provides visual interest in your yard all year around with fragrant yellow flowers in spring, berries, and red foliage in the fall. The Golden currant is a versatile plant that is used for wildlife habitat, ground cover, watershed protection and in conservation plantings according to USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. It’s a recommended plant for native plant, drought-tolerant and wildlife gardens. Also known as Buffalo currant, it was an important resource for the Plains Indians who used it for food and medicine. Come get yours while supplies last.

diy-tissue-holder[1]Reduce, reuse, recycle and create – make useful items from trash! We’re always trying to find new and exciting crafts for kids that use things we usually throw away.  This year kids can decorate a tissue box to serve as a plastic bag holder, make a cute bird feeder out of a plastic bottle, plant a sunflower in a recyclable cup and create original art out of things from nature.

IMG_4195Sooth your soul with music – stop in the rotunda and enjoy the dulcet tones of the noted Melodears women’s chorus. Catch the Kyler & Sky Show with our own Kyler Carpenter assisted by the talented Sky Kendall. Listen to troubadour, songwriter, creative stager of music video productions Kyle Moreland, also one of our “own.” Soak in the beautiful melodies of Jim Mosher’s harp, one more accomplished musician from the library’s deep pool of talent.

You can also register for door prizes at our welcome table.

Stop by the stacks and look for these titles and more.

Open “Attracting wildlife to your backyard : month-by-mo…” in catalog Attracting wildlife to your backyard : month-by-mo… Open “The big green book of recycled crafts” in catalog The big green book of recycled crafts Open “Cool crafts with flowers, leaves, and twigs : gree…” in catalog Cool crafts with flowers, leaves, and twigs : gree… Open “Shrubs large and small : natives and ornamentals f…” in catalog Shrubs large and small : natives and ornamentals f…

Donna Casey

I work in Circulation as a senior library associate. I love mysteries, traveling, gardens and libraries. My favorite authors are Agatha Christie, Patricia Cornwell and Harlan Coben, but I enjoy any well-plotted mystery.