NORTH WEBSTER — Take a trip back home to England with Marie Rowley when she presents a program about her native Yorkshire, England at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 at North Webster Community Public Library.
Through photos and narrative, Rowley will share the history, geography, dialect, food, landmarks, and famous natives of Yorkshire along with the distinctive culture of England.
A Leesburg resident, Rowley has lived in the United States for over eight years. The program is open to the public, said a news release from the North Webster Community Public Library.
The library’s Cemetery Walk Essay Contest begins March 1. Patrons are encouraged to write a brief history about a person interred in North Webster Cemetery and submit it to Adult Services Director Beth Smith by March 31. It could be about a departed loved one or an interesting character from the past. Persons written about in accepted essays will be commemorated in the annual North Webster Cemetery Walk on Sept. 13. The library’s Local History and Genealogy Center has resources available to help in research.
If you like to knit or crochet, you are invited to join in Knit 1 Crochet 2. This yarn crafting group meets at 2 p.m. on the first Tuesday each month. Throughout March, the group will be making and collecting chemo caps for cancer patients. Those who would like to get involved in the project can join the group or make caps at home and bring them into the library to donate. Yarn donations are also welcome.
Does your child struggle with oral reading? Sign them up for a private 15-minute reading session with therapy dog Mindy in the Youth Department. Available by appointment, the reading sessions are held 4 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday. Reading to this gentle canine helps a child practice their oral reading skills and bolster their confidence in a non-judgmental environment. To sign up, stop by the Youth Services Desk or call (574) 834-7122 ext. 202.