February 1, 2014
BY MARSHA GALLARDO, Children’s Librarian, Spring Hill Public Library
Check out the NEW PRINT STATION
Now when you print from our public computers your order will go to a self-service station. You will pull up your order via your card number, insert coins or bills, and print without having to go to the circulation desk!
Get on Top of Your Game – Two Workshops this Saturday
HOMEWORK HELP WORKSHOP – Saturday, February 1, 9:00 a.m.
Tired of the homework struggle? In need of ways to motivate your child and help make studying quicker and more positive? Local teacher and tutor, Laura Simpson, has ideas that will change your game plan. She’s a wonder at building kids up. She has great ideas to pass on about how to make any kind of homework a game, and how to create a setting kids in which kids get the most work done.
SORTING THROUGH PAPER PILE: Preparing for Tax Time – Saturday, February 1, 10:00
Come and get a checklist for what need to do your Taxes, how many years you should keep important papers, how to organize all your stuff for next year …
Professional Organizer Tina Plichta will get you in shape and answer your questions. The handouts alone are worth coming for. This woman will make your life less stressful and save you money!
Also on Saturday … CHICKS WITH STICKS: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Saturday, February 1 & 15. Knitting club open to all.
NEW ART ON DISPLAY
We had a lovely time with Kirsten Reed last month – check out pictures from the Art Class on our Facebook page – and February brings us a new artist with connections to our past. Matthew Fulkerson is an award-winning accomplished artist and the nephew of our former director, David Fulkerson.
MEET & GREET THE ARTIST
Next Tuesday evening, February 4, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. you can come view his art, meet him, and enjoy some refreshments. (Bonus for long-time patrons: Linda & David Fulkerson will be there as well.) A nice fit for the library, Matthew’s first sources of inspiration were fantasyand science fiction books. He’s a paint-along instructor and at the end of the month you can join him for a free class. (Feb. 25, 5:30)
HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?
We’ve set up a series of workshops to help you get your garden ready and find ways to use things from a garden; it doesn’t have to be yours.
SOIL PREPARATION with a UT Extension Service Director
Friday, February 7, 10:00 a.m.
Maury County Director of the UT Extension, Richard Gross, will help you get your soil the right texture and mixture to grow plentiful vegetables and flowers.
HEIRLOOM SEEDS and COOKING DEMO
Saturday, February 8, 9:00 a.m.
Learn about the difference between heirloom and modern hybrid seeds and enjoy a cooking demo that will put kale on your shopping list. Chef Cyndi will show us how to cook up the early spring vegetables – kale, cabbage, lettuce, potatoes … in a healthy way. Chef Cyndi teaches Gluten Free food preparation at the Whole Foods in Franklin, and is a celebrity chef. Some of the better known clients she has worked with are Scott Hamilton, figure skating professional, Jason Arnott, Captain of the Predators, Brad Paisley, Country Music Artist, Alan Jackson, Country Music Artist, amongothers.
QUILT & SEWING CLUB
Saturday, February 8, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The project this month will be a Hexi quilt. Bring a sewing machine, template, charm pack (5” squares), & cutter. For more info: http://www.thedancingbobbin.com/
For more information about the Spring Hill Public Library, go to www.springhilllibrary.org or call 931/486.2932.