National Poetry Month

Poetry Reading
Nandi Comer
April 30, 1 p.m.

The Otter Creek Poets will celebrate National Poetry Month in April with a series of five readings, free and open to the community. For information contact David Weinstock or 989-4314. The entire series of readings is listed below. All readings will begin at 1 p.m. with the exception of April 23.

April 2: Paul Christensen

April 9: Danny Dover

April 16: Emily Luan & Lily Oyler

April 23, 5 pm: Potluck dinner, followed by group reading.

April 30: Nandi Comer.

Sponsored by the Otter Creek Poets and Ilsley Public Library. READ MORE


Friends of SOLA Talk

The Value and Challenges of Educating Girls in Afghanistan
Ian Lynch, Presenter
Tuesday, April 28, 5:30 p.m.
The present is an uncertain time for Afghanistan. As the United States reduces its involvement, 2015 will test the fragile gains won in the past 13 years. In his two stints teaching and administrating at SOLA (the nation’s first and only girls’ boarding school) Ian Lynch has observed close hand the complexities, achievements and barriers to education and development in Afghanistan.

Ian will strive to dispel several of the prevailing misperceptions of Afghanistan in the 21st century and offer a portrait of one of the most compelling keys to a bright future: School of Leadership, Afghanistan. Refreshments at 5:30 p.m.

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Bridge Class: Defense

Thursdays, April 9 – April 30
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
A free 4-session course on defense taught by Louise Acker. For more information or to register, contact Gisela at 462-3373. READ MORE


Introduction to Chinese Wellness: Taiji

Wednesday, April 22 at 4 p.m
Taiji is the ancient Chinese art of longevity.  It is a combination of exercise for one’s body movement, inner mind work, and breathing.  Yinglei Zhang, who has practiced Taiji for 40 years, will provide a brief talk about Chinese wellness and a demonstration of Taiji.  Free and open to the public. READ MORE


Workshop on Raising Berries

Monday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Master Gardener Margaret Lowe will discuss strawberries, red and black raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries and participants will plant strawberry plants.  Please bring a flowerpot (about 6-8 inches in diameter and 4-6 inches high, plastic or ceramic) or a substitute container.  The bottom half of a plastic gallon milk  or water container would do.  This program is free, but space in limited.  Sign up at the adult circulation desk or call 388-4095. READ MORE