DOWLING PARK — Farmer Minor will be bringing his special pets to the Jo Kennon Library to try and help grow a love of reading.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Farmer Minor along with Daisy, his pet pig, and his pugs, Lily Pug and Dixie Cup, will conduct programs at 10 a.m. The Tuesday program is geared towards adults, although children are welcome, while the Wednesday program will be for children, ages 3 and 4, although adults are welcome.
Daisy has been invited to the U.S. Capitol and has been on the “Today” show as well as the “Montel Williams Show.” She owns more than 1,000 pig books and more than 1,300 library cards.
The Dowling Park library will also feature a display throughout January through the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the National Museum of American History. The exhibit, “World War I: Lessons and Legacies,” looks at the causes of the war as well its impacts on the world still today.
Instructor Gail Chapman will lead card making classes throughout the month. All supplies are provided for the classes, which will meet Monday as well as Jan. 14, Jan, 21 and Jan. 28, all at 10 a.m. On Jan. 27 and Jan. 29, also at 10 a.m., special cards will be made for hospitalized children. The group will make handmade Valentine’s Day cards for them with the goal of making 100 cards to send to the children in hospitals across the country.
On Tuesday, the library’s Craft Club will meet to make a book page bow at 4 p.m. All supplies are provided.
The Barbershop Chat group meets Thursday and Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. to chit-chat over coffee and cookies, just like in a barbershop. Everyone is welcome.
On Jan. 21, the library will host a rock painting party at 6 p.m. Supplies are provided.
The library’s Book Club meets Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. and will discuss “Where the Crawdad’s Sing” by Delia Owens, a New York Times bestseller.
The SongFarmers gathering will be held Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Phillips Center at Advent Christian Village, due to the large crowd. Those attending may bring an acoustic instrument and join the player’s circle or enjoy the music from the audience. All ages, skill levels and styles of musicians are invited.