Saturday, September 19, 2020

Popular Programs Hosted by Friends of the Library

Photos by Maria Lamb: Smiles all around as participants show off their “magnum opus” for the day.

Photos by Maria Lamb: Smiles all around as participants show off their “magnum opus” for the day.

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Friends of Marco Island Library hosted two popular programs last week that were very well attended.

The first program, offered on November 12, was an exciting morning review on burrowing owls. Jean Hall, project manager of Marco Island’s Owl Watch Program had a brief slide show on the history of the burrowing owls and their protective status. Attendees learned that the owls are native Floridians and mate for life. Dr. Dolores Burton, a local author, read portions of

Above from left: Jean Hall and Owl Watch project monitors Karol Tenace and SharonEpple.

Above from left: Jean Hall and Owl Watch project monitors Karol Tenace and SharonEpple.

her new book, “Bully Billy is Back.” The book “Ollie Finds a New Home,” by Roseanne Pawelec, was inspired by the burrowing owls and portions of the sale of her book is donated to the Owl Watch Program. The room was packed with over 90 attendees who gave a hoot!

The second program, on November 16, was a community program on “Mass Floral Designs,” presented by the Calusa Garden Club (CGC). Lindy Kowalczyk and Bonnie Coleman of the

Right: Participants busy sortingout the right foliage, flowers andaccessories for their floral display.

Right: Participants busy sortingout the right foliage, flowers andaccessories for their floral display.

CGC were the lead facilitators, assisted by other members of the club. Rose Hall was packed with 24 aspiring floral designers who were eager to learn about vertical and horizontal line designs. Participants had fun creating a floral arrangement worthy of the “Thanksgiving table.”

Friends of the Library supports the Marco branch by providing funding for programs, equipment and special projects that are outside of the library budget. Please consider becoming a Friend of the Library by calling 239-394-3272 or visiting www.collierlibrary.org.

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