apl library-thumbnailBy Barbara Mellon

With warming temperatures and more frequent sunny days, phrases from my childhood have been dancing around in my head. “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, How Does Your Garden Grow?”  “April Showers Bring May Flowers.”  Yes, it is once again the time of year for growing things! Here at the Andes Public Library not only are our own gardens starting to wake up but we have shelves full of books to help you with yours. From a series of guides put out by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to The New York Times Garden Book, there are volumes of information and photographs to spark your imagination and answer your questions. We even have a little gem called Lasagna Gardening. Sounds yummy, yes? Do come in and browse through the gardening section next time you’re in town, then go home and get dirty!

On Thursday, May 23rd at 7 pm the Library will offer its first Movie Night. The showing will be a recent Academy Award winner. (Per our license agreement, we’re not supposed to publish the title, but if you call or stop by we’ll fill you in!) Refreshments will be available. There is no charge for the movie, but do consider making a free-will donation to the Library so we can continue offering programs to the community.

Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes of the Cornell Cooperative Extension was at the library on April 11th for the EMPOWER NY presentation. She offered attendees a lot of insight into energy utilization and ways to reduce costs. Everyone left with at least one nugget of knowledge they were hoping to put to use, as well as with a trio of free CFL bulbs!

Also in April, NY Connects Coordinator, Drue Brenner, gave a very interesting presentation about the services of the Office for the Aging and handed out a great deal of literature that will be of interest to our senior community. Copies are available in the library. If you have any questions about your own or a relative’s care, or about insurance, call the Office for the Aging. They are extremely helpful. ~

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Attendees of the Empower NY program received free CFL bulbs