Library joins ‘One Book One Bluegrass’ program

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By The Staff

Anderson Public Library will host its first month-long community reading program with Kentucky’s “One Book One Bluegrass” starting in April.
The book chosen for this year’s program is “A Walk in the Woods,” and all of the programs offered through “One Book One Bluegrass.” Programs offered include:

April 7: Geodes, Rocks, Minerals and Fossils
Matt Brennan, a budding 13-year-old geologist, will discuss names and ranking of minerals, crystal systems, formations and types of rocks, as well as other topics regarding fossils and minerals at 1 p.m. in the public meeting room.

April 12: Attracting Birds to Your Backyard
Marycarol Cooper, the former director of the Native Plant program at Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort, will be presenting a program at 6:30 p.m. about Kentucky’s native birds and songbirds.

April 14: A Walk
in the Bluegrass
The library will offer a community hike at 2 p.m. at the Wildlife Managed Area at the end of Palmer Road/Old River Road in Anderson County. There will also be a pulled trailer with hay bales provided for anyone with limitations.

April 16: ‘A Walk in the Woods book discussion
Join the community and the library’s book club at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the One Book One Bluegrass book selection.

April 17: How to Make Your Own Walking Stick
Lawrenceburg resident Richard Day will teach participants in a presentation at 7 p.m. on how to turn a tobacco stick into a work of art, event organizers said. Day will bring and share examples of the process.

April 21: Rehab of Louisville presents Birds of Prey
The Raptor Rehab will be bringing five live birds of prey — a barn owl, the Great Horned owl, red-tailed hawk, turkey vulture and a peregrine falcon — to the library at 1 p.m. for a presentation in the meeting room.

April 23: Foraging in Anderson County
John Strang, a professor of horticulture at the University of Kentucky, will be giving a presentation at 6 p.m. in the meeting room based on his background as a fruit and vegetable specialist.  

April 26: The Beauty
of Butterflies
Cheryl Snow, a biologist, will be giving a presentation at 7 p.m. on the natural habitat of butterflies and how to attract them to backyards.

April 28: Nature
Lois Todd, a local and regional painter and nature photographer, will be giving a presentation at 8 a.m. The public is invited to bring cameras for a nature shoot.

For more information, contact Athena Gentry, adult programming director, at 502-839-6420.