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It’s the Bee’s Knees!
Our Honeybee Project Is Ready to Launch
Pollinators all over the world are in danger of extinction due to pesticide use, habitat loss, and climate change. In collaboration with local beekeepers, Kemmerer Library is doing its small part to protect our honeybees: This spring we are establishing two beehives on the municipal campus and will be caring for them all summer long.
The hives will be placed in a designated enclosure to keep out bears and vandals. Please be aware that the fence is electrified. Children should be under supervision when viewing the hives.
In the coming months, we will be hosting educational, hands-on programs for residents of all ages to come learn all about honeybees and how we can help them and other pollinators. Below is a schedule of programs and events. Registration is encouraged for all, please.
Beehive Installation
Watch the bees get installed in their new home on the north side of the Library. Tour the pollinator garden and help build a watering device for the bees. All ages welcome!
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STEM Afternoon: Pollinator Garden Planting
Help us plant flowers, herbs, and vegetables that support honeybees and other pollinators, and make a hanging watering spot for insects. You will get dirty, so please wear old clothes!
Beehive Inspection
Join the beekeepers while they inspect the hives to check the health of the honeybees and how the honey production is faring. All ages are welcome!
No registration required. All ages are welcome
Exciting New Perennials
Talk and Plant Sale with Garden Designer, Jerry Fritz
The Friends of Kemmerer Library are pleased to sponsor a mini-fundraiser featuring one of the state’s foremost garden designers, Jerry Fritz. A life-long gardening enthusiast and trained horticulturist, Jerry is the proprietor of Linden Hills, a destination nursery in Ottsville, PA, and the author of the popular garden book, Lessons from Linden Hill. Jerry has appeared on the Martha Stewart Show and is a gifted speaker with a wealth of expertise to share.
Just in time for spring planting — perennials from the Linden Hills Nursery will be for sale after the presentation. A portion of the proceeds from the sale will benefit the Library.
Registration strongly encouraged. $25 pre-registered. $30 at the door.

Celebrate Harding Photo Contest
Calling all Harding Photographers in grades K through 12
Bring your smart phone or camera outside, get creative, and snap photos of landscapes, animals (no pets, please), flowers and trees in our beautiful township.
Please email your photo to photos@hardinglandtrust.org by midnight, April 22nd. Students who live in Harding and are in grades K through 12 at any school are invited to participate. Entries will be divided into three age groups for judging: K through grade 4, grades 5-8, and grades 9-12.
For complete rules and details on how to participate, please click here.
Winners will be notified by April 27, and will be awarded their prizes at a festive ceremony on Sunday, May 1, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Contest sponsored in collaboration with Harding Land Trust and Madison PhotoPlus
An Evening with Chris Pavone
Best-selling author of The Travelers
We’re in for a very special treat at Kemmerer Library: Novelist, Chris Pavone will be joining us to talk about his new novel, The Travelers. Mr. Pavone’s first novels, The Expats and The Travelers, immediately established him as one of the most accomplished contemporary writers of fast-paced thrillers that blend a keen eye for social foibles with a uniquely international flair.
Copies of the novels will be for sale and available to be autographed by Mr. Pavone.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited, so registration is strongly recommended.
BYOK
(Bring Your Own Keeper)
Spend an afternoon with Caroline Campion, co-author of Keepers, the must-have cookbook of “keeper” recipes for busy home cooks.
Caroline will tell the fascinating story of the long process of getting from recipe to publisher and bring treats from her new cookbook, to be published in the fall of 2017. Participants are invited to bring a sample of their own “keeper” recipe to share.
$15 per person pre-registered. $20 at the door. Wine, soft drinks, and dessert included.
Bring the kids for supervised movie and pizza during the program!
Sponsored by the Friends of Kemmerer Library
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Kemmerer Library depends on the generosity of Harding residents for 85% of its operating budget. Your charitable donations help us offer great programming, excellent collections, free WIFI and public computers, meeting spaces for local groups, and much, much more!
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We hope you will consider the Library in your charitable giving!
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