Baumgardner has traveled extensively in England and has visited more than 30 English gardens — both public and private. She is past president of the Perennial Plant Association, having served as southeastern director and chairman of the Education Committee. She has served on the Education Committee of TNLA and East Tennessee director for the Tennessee Flower Growers’ Association.
This is the first of several programs that will be presented as part of the Adult Summer Reading Program, “Between the Covers.”
“What Keeps You Up at Night” will be the next program by Della Lowe from the Sleep Labs of the South on June 12 at 7 p.m. Registration has begun for all of our summer reading programs including children and teens. All events are open at no charge to the public.
Friends of the Library Association will hold its Book and Coffee review on May 18 at the Craigmiles-Johnston House History Branch Library at 10 a.m. The Rev. Joel Huffstetler from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will review Pat Conroy’s “My Reading Life.” All are invited to attend this free FOLA event. You don’t have to have read the book to enjoy the review, and FOLA supplies the coffee!
There will be a library tour on May 17 at 4 p.m. beginning in the lobby. Come take this behind-the-scenes tour and see how books make it to the shelves. The tour lasts about 45 minutes.
K9 Story time friends, Chelsea, Wendy and Tux, will be at the library May 17 at 6 p.m. This program gives children the opportunity to read to trained therapy dogs.
An Ebook Workshop on Amazon’s Kindle will be held May 19 from noon to 2 p.m. Call the non-fiction desk to register for the free workshop to teach you how to download free e-books from the library. This workshop focuses only on the downloading of free e-books offered by the library.
The Scholastic Book Fair begins May 29. There will be plenty of deals at our Summer Reading Book Fair as all items will be “buy one, get one free.” There will be hundreds of books to choose from. Books make great birthday presents and all proceeds raised from this book sale go to purchase additional books for the Children’s collection.
For more information about the library and its services, go to www.clevelandlibrary.org.