This year the club would like to give everyone the opportunity to learn this skill for themselves, have some fun and provide a few more items for the sale.
Card stock, mats, stamps and tape will be available. Members bring pictures (extra double-stick tape would be nice, too) and your creativity.
Photos should be in the size range of 4x5, 5x4, 5x3 or 3x5 inches. Paper cutters and helpers will be available. Selection of size and color of card stock is up to you. Personalize however you want.
Plant markers may also be made. Bring your materials and enthusiasm. Come and watch if you prefer... it'll be fun!
Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 9am - 3pm
Sponsored by Evergreen Park Public Library
The bus leaves the library at 9:15 Saturday morning to visit the Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier. This is the first day of the show so everything will be fresh.
The library is sponsoring this trip and the public is invited. Last year it was a sell-out so get your tickets early!
Need I say that $15 is very reasonable for transportation, parking and your ticket to the show/workshops. Lunch is on your own and Navy Pier has lots of eateries and snacks. Bus will depart the show at 3pm giving us lots of time to explore.
Join the library for a glimpse of Spring at the show.
Downton Abbey, Years in the Making
saw Barbara Geiger taking us through some of the finer points of the series Downton Abbey.
Our presentation centered mostly on the ins and outs of British estate law as it relates to the Crawley family. They are fictional, but the estate laws are not and we traced them back 1000 years.
Most of Downton's issues relate to the British estate law of entail. Ms Geiger told us that this law's primary intention was to keep properties intact, particularly when England was agrarian. Secondly, it seemed intent on keeping estates within families, particularly the male line.
Here lies Downton's problem... all of the earl's progeny are daughters.
Take heart though as the laws regarding entail have changed during the last several hundred years and there was a big change in 1925 that could affect our favorite estate. The series timeline has to get to 1925 first.
In the meantime we will keep watching to see if the earl has devised a workaround, or another heir shows up, or one of the daughters can be married off to an heir, or somebody's kid inherits.