Remember that snow? A spotted towhee whirrs outside. Hark! A robin whinnies in the cherry tree. “Snow?” you say. “What snow?”
Yes, you could say that weather was for the birds, if you like old-fashioned expressions. Of course, the birds prefer spring.
This April, festivals bloom at the Gibsons Public Library. One swallow does not make a summer – but flowers might. Head to the library April 14 for Garden Fest, which starts with a workshop on planning a seed-saving garden (with Leonie Croy), and follows with a master gardeners clinic in the main library. Grow into the gardener you’ve always wanted to be by planting knowledge in your brain. Then, on April 21, join us for Sustainability Fest, and explore different approaches to sustainable living, from wood-burning alternatives to sustainable housing and reducing your carbon footprint.
Since it’s time to plant seeds, the library is sowing two new programs. The second Saturday of the month (April 14, May 12, June 9) at 3pm we host “Dads and their Darlings,” a storytime for dads, uncles, etc., and their little chicks ages 0-5. For the builder-birds in your family, we invite you to the monthly “Lego-Building Club,” the last Saturday of April, May and June, 10:30am-noon. But we can’t forget the songbirds – or the spin birds, anyway. Henry Telfer aka DJ Teflo (who you parental units may have heard at 101 Brewhouse on a Friday night) offers one-on-one deejay tutoring on April 16 for youth ages 9 and up.
Money does not grow on trees, but all our programs are free. Space is limited, so please register in advance by calling the library. Yes, the early bird catches the worm. But, of course there is an abundance of compost heaps on the Sunshine Coast, so even the night owls should catch one or two.
See you at the library.