Dowling Park Library

Jo Kennon Dowling Park Library

DOWLING PARK — The Jo Kennon Library in Dowling Park is looking for some adventurous stuffed animals.

The library is hosting a stuffed animal sleepover Sept. 24 where adults and children may bring a stuffed animal to the library for a sleepover (stuffed animals only) and fun. Library staff will tag the animals with their owner’s name and the animal’s name.

Animals may be dropped off any time during the day and then picked up any time during the day Sept. 25. People may also watch the video that will be playing Sept. 25 showing what the stuffed animals did at the library all night long.

The Master Gardeners will be at the library today and Sept. 19 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. to answer gardening questions as well as check out seeds to library card holders. Three packets of seeds may be checked out per month per individual.

Eric Musgrove, the county historian, will lead his History of Suwannee County presentation today at noon. He will be discussing black history this month.

On Sept. 12 and 26, the library’s Barbershop Chat discussion group meets at 10 a.m. to chit-chat over coffee and cookies, just like at a barbershop. All are invited to attend.

Minkyu Park will talk about the Ease Land Organic Farm of Live Oak at 1 p.m. Sept. 12 as part of the library’s ongoing food demonstrations.

On Sept. 13, Norm McDonald will be at the library doing the “New Wine” monologue, a composite account of the Great Depression in North Florida from a fictional character’s point of view growing up on Cherry Lake Industrial Farms in Madison County. The monologue will begin at 10 a.m.

Jennings Bunn will be at the library at 10 a.m. Sept. 16 to discuss a trip to Ireland with photos to share as well.

The library’s rock painting party is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 17. All supplies are provided.

In addition to the seed library being open Sept. 19, Master Gardener Carol Sullivan, also a member of the Sparkleberry Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, will lead a workshop on native plants of Florida at 10 a.m.

The first meeting of the card making club at the library is set for Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. with instructor Gail Chapman. All supplies are provided.

The Book Club meets Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. at the library to discuss “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the library.

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