Upcoming March Programs

Healing Plants of Mother Eaqrth:  Tues March 7th at 5pm
Sign Language Class: Thurs March. 16th at 5:30pm
Trail Guide Tune Up: Sat. March 18th at 1pm
Quilling Class:  Thurs March 20th at 6pm
Seed Saving Library & Class: Monday March 27th 6pm

Learn New Skills at the Wautoma Public Library

There are several great opportunities to learn new skills at the Wautoma Public Library this March.  On Thursday March 16th at 5:30pm, Lucinda Marks will teach introductory sign language.  In this workshop some key basics will be covered such as fingerspelling names and common signs, all in a spirit of fun and games.  This hands-on workshop is open to all ages (children with accompanying guardian), but sign up is a must.  Please visit or call the library at 787-2988 to register.

Another excellent opportunity to learn at the library is sponsored by the Waushara County chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance.    On Saturday, March 18th at 1pm there will be a special presentation called “Trail Guide Tune Up” that gives helpful tips and tricks on how to hike longer, stronger, and more mindfully.  This presentation will be led by Wautoma native and physical fitness expert Cathy Favelle.  Learn basic training tools to pre-hab your body before you hit the trails, along with unique recovery techniques to soothe, heal and re-set your body post-hike.  Plus, tips to experience your next hiking adventure to the fullest will also be discussed.  This is a free, open to the public event.

For crafters looking to develop a new skill, the library is offering an introductory paper quilling class on Thursday, March 30th at 6pm.   Roll, shape and glue together cute little Spring creations with paper strips.  It is easy, relaxing and fun.  No experience is necessary.  Please sign up as space is limited due to supplies.

Thanks to the Friends of the Wautoma Public Library, the Waushara Master Gardeners, and last year’s participants, an annual opportunity to learn how to grow a garden and save seed is now opening.  The library will be launching its seed saving collection this March.  Seed saving libraries are cropping up all over the USA, including Green Lake, Wild Rose, and La Crosse.  The concept is simple.  Libraries provide small packets of heirloom seeds for patrons to check-out.  There is no due date; instead the library asks that patrons save a small portion of their harvest as seeds and then return these seeds to the library for next year’s check out if successful.  Patrons will be allowed to take 5 packets of purchased seed and three packets of donated seed.  Pamphlets and seed starting and saving handouts will also be available.  This year’s core collection from Seed Savers Exchange consists of: 

Red Salad Bowl Lettuce, Bronze Arrowhead Lettuce, Triple Curled Parsley, Tres Fine Endive, Dwarf Blue Curled Kale, Missouri Pink Love Tomato, Watermelon Radish, Holmes Royal Red Radish, Healthy Pepper, Dwarf Gray Sugar Pea, Tom Thumb Pea, Sutton’s Harbinger Pea, Bushy Cucumber, Suyo Long Cucumber, Provider Bean, Calendula Mixture, Ring of Fire Sunflower, Torch Sunflower, Evening Sun Sunflower, Giant Primrose Sunflower, Aztec Sun Sunflower and Tip Top Nasturtium.  Class on Starting Seeds will be held Monday March 27th at 6pm, led by Waushara Master Gardener Chris Yesko.  Learn all the tips and tricks you need to get a head start on your gardening this year by planting indoors and then transplanting sucessfully.  Join us for this free class.

Please join us for one or for all of these life enriching activities.  Return often to your local library for books, movies, music, internet, reference, audio books, e-books, and so much more.