Auburn Public Library Events

Auburn Public Library has a couple of really interesting events coming up.

First, next Monday, April 11, from 11am to noon, in the height of budget season, the library will be hosting a meet-and-greet with new town manager Julie Jacobson.  (Now close your eyes and imagine this happening in Worcester.)

Then, on Thursday, April 21, they will be having a library overnight sleepover for children ages 5 to 10 with a parent.  From the library events calendar:

Come spend the night at the library with us.  We’ll be telling stories, playing games, watching a movie and so much more all night long.  Curious to find out what after hours at the library is like then this is the time to find out.  Space is limited and registration is required.  Please contact the library for more details.

What a great idea for a school vacation week!

Free Program – Creating a Rain Garden for your Home

via the Massachusetts Watershed Coalition…

Ed Himlan of the Massachusetts Watershed Coalition will present a slideshow on rain gardens on Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the Leominster Library Community Room, 30 West Street.
Rain gardens attract birds and butterflies, while protecting local streams and ponds.  These gardens are planted with flowers, shrubs and grasses that are easy to maintain and thrive without fertilizers and pesticides.   The slideshow will explain where to place a rain garden, how to select plants and how to keep the garden flourishing as a beautiful accent for your home or business. 
Rain gardens hold storm water for a few hours and allow it to seep into the ground.  This groundwater then flows to brooks and ponds between rain events and is essential to stream life. Rain garden plants and soils also cleanse storm water by removing nutrients that can harm water quality.

The April 7th workshop is the third in a series of eight programs on how everyone can help to keep water clean and healthy.  The program is free and no reservations are required. Refreshments will be served.

This program is cosponsored by the Leominster Public Library and the Massachusetts Watershed Coalition.  For more information, contact the library’s reference desk at 978-534-7522 ext. 3.

(Image: Putting in a Rain Garden, a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 image from Seuss’ photostream.)