Tipp City Public Library will welcome Tony Rimkus, of the Ohio State Beekeepers Association (OSBA), when he speaks on bees and beekeeping at noon on Tuesday, July 01.
Over the past few years, beekeepers have sounded a unified warning that our bee population is in decline, and the trend must be reversed to avoid major agricultural losses. Without bees to pollinate many of our fruits and vegetables, major crops would be lost. Compound the potential agricultural situation with the negative impact to ensue with the loss of the honey supply, and it becomes evident that the welfare of these little critters merits serious concern.
In 2007 members of the OSBA recognized the need to act quickly in order to ensure a healthy and productive bee population for the future. Mr. Rimkus will address the current state of bees, the OSBA’s efforts to improve the quality of queen bee stock, how to setup and maintain a healthy and productive apiary, and other beekeeping related topics.
Registration is appreciated. The library provides bottled water for all of its brown bag programs.
GRADES SIX AND UP
Teen reading club members are invited to “Transform Trash Into Treasure: Origami and Papermaking” on Thursday, June 26 at 2 p.m. Two classic teen programs are combined for one great event. Registration is appreciated.
Also for teens, “Find Your Balance”, a free yoga class is set for 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 05. Participants will learn gentle poses to stretch the body and encourage relaxation. Yoga has gained the respect of many in the mainstream medical community as a valid method to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and reduce tension. Learn more about it at this class. Registration is requested.
If you haven’t signed up for summer reading club yet, there’s still time to take part. Many great programs and prize give aways continue through July. Call the library at 667-3826 with any questions, or visit at 11 E. Main St. See a full listing of all summer reading club information on the Internet at http://www.tippcitylibrary.org.