Dowling Park Library

Jo Kennon Dowling Park Library

DOWLING PARK — The Suwannee River Area Health Education Center will look to impart some tooth wisdom this month at the Jo Kennon Public Library in Dowling Park.

The SRAHEC is presenting a workshop entitled “Tooth Wisdom: Get Smart about Your Mouth” at 10 a.m. May 20.

A wide range of topics will be covered during the workshop, which is specifically designed for teeth care for seniors.

Following the workshop, SRAHEC will offer free oral health screenings to see if any treatment is needed. All who attend will receive a toothbrush, toothpaste and floss.

Also in May, Eric Musgrove, the county historian, will be discussing Suwannee County history on Thursday at noon. Musgrove’s presentation will cover the 1980s through today.

The library’s seed library is also open Thursday and May 16, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Master Gardeners will be on hand to talk with patrons and three packets of seeds may be checked out every month.

On Tuesday, the Craft Club will meet from 4-5 p.m. This month’s project is craft stick creations.

The Barbershop Chat discussion group is meeting May 9 and May 23 at 10 a.m., which provides an opportunity to chat about various topics over coffee and cookies. All are invited to attend.

Peggy Zachow will also be at the library May 9 at 1 p.m. for a demonstration on different ways to use bone broth in cooking. Samples will be provided.

On May 13, Ted and Dodie Jones will lead an Armchair Travels presentation to the Philippines at 10 a.m. Ted Jones served as a missionary in the Philippines for a few years in the 1960s and met his wife while there. They then moved to the U.S. where Ted Jones was a Methodist pastor for 41 years, although the couple have returned to the Philippines eight times to visit family members.

The Master Gardeners are hosting their monthly workshop May 16 at 10 a.m., which will focus on orchids. Dennis O’Toole will teach the right techniques in caring for orchids, including how to re-pot them so those attending are encouraged to bring their flowers with them.

The library will host rock painting from 6-7 p.m. May 21. All supplies are provided.

Another Armchair Travels presentation is planned for May 24 at 2 p.m., this trip going to Normandy and Environs. Paul Cook will lead the presentation, sharing photos of Normandy beaches and cemeteries as well as Monet’s home and garden, Mont Saint-Michel, Rouen and Paris. Cook spent a week with family in Normandy in 2006.

Local coffee roaster Will Howland will teach the coffee roasting process at 10 a.m. May 30. In addition to discussing the process, Howland will also speak about the differences in coffee beans from across the world.

On May 31, the library’s Book Club will meet to discuss “The Orphan’s Tale” by Pam Jenoff. Copies of the book, which is set in a traveling circus in World War II, are available for checkout at the library.

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