Alpena County Library to host puzzle swap, fall planting program

ALPENA — Alpena County Library will host a puzzle swap from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 7. Then, a fall planting program will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12.

Puzzle Swap

Puzzle swaps will be held on the first Saturday of each month at the library, 211 N. 1st Ave., Alpena.

It’s autumn, and puzzle season has officially begun! On the first Saturday of the month, from October to February, the library will be hosting a puzzle swap. The swap will begin at 11 a.m. and end at noon. Puzzlers of all ages are welcome.

Bring your old puzzles to swap for new-to-you puzzles. After you pick your new puzzles, sit down to help complete three ongoing group puzzles. Please note that all donated puzzles must have all pieces present.

Puzzles will be available, while supplies last. Please be courteous and limit yourselves to the same number of puzzles you’ve brought in (or two puzzles if you are unable to bring in puzzles to donate).

For more information, call the library at 989-356-6188, ext. 10.

Fall Planting Program

The library presents Fall is for Planning and Planting an Energy Saving Landscape from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7.

Gardening expert Melinda Myers will lead this program.

“Beauty and energy savings can go hand in hand,” a press release from the library said. “Select the right plants and place them in the best location to help reduce energy use. We will explore strategies for small space lots and larger properties so you can start implementing your own energy-saving landscape design.”

Growing gardens is good for the mind, body, spirit, and your household budget.To assist people in finding ways to grow nutritious food and beautiful landscapes, We Energies has teamed up with Myers and public libraries throughout Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Together, they are providing free webinars, videos, activity guides, DIY projects, and other resources and activities through the libraries this growing season to help gardeners be successful no matter their experience level, the size of their budget, or space limitations.

Gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers has over 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including “Can’t-Miss Small Space Gardening” and a series of gardening how-to webinars.

For more information, call 989-356-6188, ext. 10.


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