Library’s March adult programs focus on healing
March 10, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a reading of impactful wildlife tales written by one of Greenwood Wildlife Center’s licensed caretakers, Ingrid Thoenelt! In her book, A Place to Heal, she focuses on the deep connections between humans and animals that teach us lessons in kindness, patience, and compassion. Celebrate National Wildlife Rehabilitator Appreciation Day on March 10th with Read Aloud for Wildlife, in association with Greenwood Wildlife.
About the Author: Ingrid has been involved with animals her whole life. For the last seven years, she has volunteered and obtained her license to care for wildlife at Greenwood, specializing in waterfowl, such as ducks. Inspired by her time at the Center, she wrote the stories of her favorite wild patients. A friend pushed her to publish these stories. Ingrid became a published author in July 2022. REGISTER
See our ARTICLE by Greenwood Wildlife about the background of Ingrid Thoenelt, and how she became associated with them.
March 11, 6 p.m. – Silent Film Festival
Charlie Chaplin? Buster Keaton? Harold Lloyd? Step back in time with these movie star comedians from over 100 years ago with a Silent Film quadruple feature. The films will be accompanied with live piano by Rodney Sauer, a local musician specializing in the repertoire and history of silent film music. Back in the days before “talkies” added sound to the movies, silent films were shown with live musical accompaniment. Carrying on that tradition here in Lyons, our piano soloist, Sauer will bring these silent films to life.
For more information, including a list of films, and to register go HERE.
March 14, 6:30 p.m.
Join local authors, Niki Dewart and Elizabeth Marglin, for the first of four seasonal gatherings in the Wild Mind/Sacred Heart: A Year with The Wild & Sacred Feminine Deck series dedicated to exploring the deep feminine. In our spring workshop, we will embrace the element of FIRE as we approach the Spring Equinox when the sun reigns over the night once again. Fire harkens transformation, inspiration, and new beginnings. We will explore these themes through The Wild & Sacred Feminine Deck, thoughtful writing prompts, and seasonal ritual to delve into the unique energies spring offers. REGISTER
Other events in the series:
Tuesday, June 20, 6:30-8:00 pm: SUMMER–Water, Innocence, and Embodiment
Tuesday, September 19, 6:30-8:00 pm: FALL–Earth, Transformation, and Soul
December tbd: WINTER–Air, Devotion, and Community
March 17 and 18
“Vasalisa, a Fairytale” – Performance by Lyons Children’s Theater
(This is put on by Lyons Arts & Humanities —
Tickets at door; Friday 3/17 at 7pm, 3/18 at 12 pm and 5pm).
See our CALENDAR page for more details.
March 30, 11 a.m. and at 7 pm. — Busy Readers Book Club
The March pick, The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams, is a delightful, lyrical, and deeply thought-provoking celebration of words and the power of language to shape the world. Esme is born into a world of words. === Set during the height of the women’s suffrage movement and with the Great War looming, the book reveals a lost narrative, hidden between the lines of a history written by men. Inspired by actual events, author Pip Williams has delved into the archives of the Oxford English Dictionary to tell this highly original story. === Stop by the circulation desk to grab your copy.
11 am – REGISTER // 7 pm. virtual event – REGISTER