As our month of African American History celebration winds down, I finally have time to think about our next huge celebration in April. In April the Library will be celebrating the Earth all month long!
During the first full week of April, teens will be able to upcycle t-shirts by turning them into bags. Then we’ll be having an outdoor market, watch some life-changing movies about our food system and marine mammals, learn bike safety and repair, find out about the health of the Great Lakes, learn how garage tinkerers are having an impact on the environment with their DIY attitudes, exhange some clothes, and spend a day in workshops learning how to make our own cleaning supplies, garden in small spaces, and recycle old books.
If anything, this year’s Earth Week celebration will have us all walking away with free stuff! Ever wanted a rain barrel? With a little help from WMEAC, we’ll have all you need to make your own at our Rain Barrel Construction parties. At our Green Cleaning workshop, we’ll have what you need to get hands-on and mix your own safe household cleaners. Love to garden, but don’t have the yard for it? Heartside Gardeners will be teaching us container gardening, and by the end of class, you’ll have a bucket full of dirt and snow pea or potato saplings. If writing or sketching is your thing, you won’t want to miss our class that will convert old books into new journals and sketchbooks.
So keep an eye on the blog, our Twitter, our Facebook, and our Calendar, and you’ll be one step closer to saving the planet and your pocketbook!