Big Bang Boom and More!
A little over a week ago, on June 15, Lewisville Library held its 2009 Summer Reading Kick-Off program under the oak trees at Shallowford Square.
With the lively music of the children’s music group, Big Bang Boom, it’s possible that promoting summer reading has never been more fun. The children eagerly sang and danced to the band’s fun tunes and imaginative lyrics. I even spotted quite a few parents joining in, too!
The Friends of the Lewisville Library also provided several tables piled with children’s books that could be purchased at bargain prices. When Big Bang Boom concluded their portion of the program, many of the children concentrated on getting free Sno-Kones and playing with bubbles.
To see more photos of this fun event, please visit the 2009 Summer Reading Kick-Off photo gallery.
So which is better — cow manure or horse manure? Say what?! No, really! That’s a serious (yet humorous) issue that arose during yesterday’s (March 23) Beginning Vegetable Gardening workshop held at the Lewisville Library. The workshop was led by Ann Williams, a Master Gardener and a Forsyth County Extension Agent.
Other topics discussed ranged from gardening tools, soil testing, and tips on buying seeds, to how to keep animals from eating our delicious vegetables and beautiful flowers. The spontaneous question-and-answer segments throughout the workshop also yielded valuable gardening tips.
More Workshops Coming Up
The Beginning Vegetable Gardening workshop is just one of many gardening workshops being co-sponsored this spring by the Forsyth County – NC Cooperative Extension Service and the Forsyth County Public Libraries.
The gardening workshop topics are varied, including shade gardening, container gardening and butterfly/hummingbird gardening. Besides covering various types of gardening, some of the other related workshops being offered are Drought Tolerant Perennials, Spring Lawn Care, Invasives, and Indoor Plants. Best of all, the workshops are FREE and open to the public.
For lots more information, including LINKS to the photo gallery, the audio recording of the workshop and the Forsyth County – NC Cooperative Extension Service, please continue to the NEXT SECTION. CLICK for more information
An Oral History of the Great Depression
On Tuesday, March 17, 2009 the Lewisville Library and the Friends of the Lewisville Library presented the third in a series of four programs about the Great Depression. This particular program focused on the Oral History of the Great Depression, with several individuals sharing their memories.
The keynote speaker was James E. “Jim” Munden, Sr., who has written a book titled The Spring of ’31: A Kid’s View of the Great Depression. The book describes growing up on his family’s tobacco farm near Smithfield, NC during the Great Depression, as well as about his years in the Navy.
Jim’s wife, Jane, attended the program with him, also sharing in an easy-going manner about her own experiences during the Great Depression.
If you’re interested in Jim’s book, here’s a link to The Spring of ’31 on Amazon.com.
I recorded the program and have placed the audio recording of each individual within their respective sections below. First up is the audio of Jim Munden’s presentation. CLICK the link below to hear Jim’s childhood memories of the Great Depression.
To see MORE PHOTOS of others who shared about the Great Depression, and to hear their RECORDED MEMORIES, please continue to the NEXT SECTION. CLICK for more on the Oral History of the Great Depression
Did it really snow last week, or was I just dreaming?! Frankly, with temperatures reaching into the 70s this weekend, thoughts of snow have left me a bit disoriented!
However, as promised in my previous post, today you can view the final group of snow scenes that I shot last week. This group of photos focuses on some downtown portions of Lewisville, including scenes of the historic Laugenour House, the Lewisville Library and Shallowford Square (shown above), including the Veterans Memorial.
I regret that I didn’t make it further down Shallowford Road in downtown Lewisville before the optimal snow scenes had passed. The next time it snows here, though, I hope to employ a new strategy that will enable me to capture some new Lewisville snow scenes.
To view the final set of photos from last week’s snowfall, please visit the Snow Scenes photo gallery.
Finally, now that the most recent — and very beautiful — snowfall has come and gone, are you ready for spring? Cast your vote by clicking on the Comment link below!