Monday, Aug. 5 • What Are You Reading? Book Group, 12 to 1 p.m., Midway branch. (Adults) Broaden your reading horizons. Share your favorite new book and author. Enjoy coffee, a snack and lively discussions. No assigned books. • Adult Storytelling, 6 p.m., main library. (Adults) Share stories and storytelling ideas. Monthly meeting hosted by Ray Mendenhall, President of the Kentucky Storytelling Association.
Tuesday, Aug. 6 • Preschool Story Hour, 11 a.m., Midway branch. (Ages 5 and younger) Children (with a favorite adult) have fun with engaging books, songs and activities as they build their early literacy skills. • Summer Veggie Cooking Class, 6:30 p.m., main library. (Adults) Join Chef Ouita Michel and Cadette Girl Scout Alice Hagan each Tuesday in August as they teach the art of cooking vegetables from the Midway Community Garden. Learn how to turn popular summer vegetables into new family favorites. The menu will change each week. Space is limited, registration required. Call (859) 846-4014 to register. • Writers’ Group, 6:30 p.m., main library. (Teens and adults) Kickstart your imagination with creative writing exercises. Wednesday, Aug. 7 • Canning 101, 12 to 2 p.m., main library. (Adults) Learn all about home canning, including food safety, best practices and recipe resources. This course is a pre-requisite for canning workshops held at the Woodford County Extension Service.
Thursday, Aug. 8 • La Plaza, 11:45 to 1 p.m., main library. Drop in for a lunchtime conversation in Spanish every Thursday. • Yarn Ballers, 6 to 7:30 p.m., main library. (Adults) Drop in for casual crafting and conversation. • Canning 101, 6 to 8 p.m., Midway branch. (Adults) Learn all about home canning, including food safety, best practices and recipe resources. This course is a pre-requisite for canning workshops held at the Woodford County Extension Service.
Friday, Aug. 9 • Friday Coffee Club, 9:30 a.m., main library. (Adults) Artist Ray Papka will speak about his encaustic wax art and altered books. Saturday, Aug. 10 • Tomato Festival at the Farmers Market, 9 to 10 a.m., main library. (Adults) Did you grow a bumper crop of luscious tomatoes this summer? Bring in your best samples to be entered into the fourth annual tomato tasting event. Register your entries from 9-10 a.m. at our booth at the Farmers Market. Entries judged by Master Gardeners and Cooperative Extension Service staff. Prizes awarded for Best Cherry and Best Slicer in both heirloom and hybrid categories. • Relax and Restore: A Yoga Retreat for Moms, 10a.m. to 12 p.m., main library. (Adults) Join us for two hours to relax and restore. As moms, we often put ourselves last. But making time and finding ways to care for ourselves helps us better care for others. Learn strategies for self-care and have a lovely restorative yoga practice that will leave you feeling rejuvenated. • Super Story Time: Pigeon Party, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., main library. (Families) Will Pigeon drive the bus? Find out as we celebrate Mo Willems’ crazy characters with stories, art, games and food.