Dig into Spring - April 2018 @ Mount Vernon City Library

All Events Held At Mount Vernon City Library 

Seeds or Starts? - Planning & Planting Your Spring & Summer Garden (and Seed Swap)

Seeds or Starts? - Planning & Planting Your Spring & Summer Garden (and Seed Swap)

Tuesday, April 3 | 6 p.m. | Resource Room


Some vegetables and flowers thrive when planted directly into the ground.  Others grow best when started in a pot or tray, then transplanted outside.  Learn the best conditions for starting your favorite plants, and take home some free seeds. Have extra seeds? Bring them to share.

Presented by: Skagit County Master Gardeners Valerie Rose and Ada Snyder.

Fragrant Shrubs for PNW Gardens

Monday, April 9 | 6 p.m. | Resource Room


Sometimes we forget to consider scent when we select plants for our gardens. Fragrance can bring added pleasure, and there are many aromatic shrubs that do well in the PNW. This talk will cover shrubs for every season and will include a plant list to take home. 

Presented by: Skagit County Master Gardener Diana Wisen

Fragrant Shrubs for PNW Gardens
National Library Week April 8-14
Organic Farming in Skagit Valley  with Waxwing Farm

Organic Farming in Skagit Valley 
with Waxwing Farm

Thursday, April 12 | 6:30 p.m. | Resource Room


Join Waxwing Farm for a discussion of their organic farming journey! Learn about eating more vegetables in season, ways to connect with small scale agriculture, and the benefits of organic farming for your health and family. 

Presented by: Taylor Barker and Arielle Luckmann, of Waxwing Farm.

Mosses, Fungi, and Lichen

Monday, April 16  | 6 p.m. | Resource Room


Mosses, fungi and lichens: friends or foes? We’ll dig into this question from a gardener’s perspective and discuss anatomy, cultural characteristics, and portraits.

Presented by: Skagit County Master Gardener 
Deborah Smeltzer.

Mosses, Fungi, and Lichen
April Book Club - Thursday April 12, 12:30 p.m. - " Summer's Child" by Diane Chamberlain
Hardy Succulents for the PNW Gardener

Hardy Succulents for the PNW Gardener

Monday, April 23  | 6 p.m. | Resource Room


Hardy succulents can add variety to your garden. Discover the best locations to plant them and see examples of the many colors available. Most of the succulents covered in this presentation flower in summer and range in size from 1-18 inches.
 
Presented by: Skagit County Master Gardener 
Dixie Mitchell.

Vive la Quebec: Kayaking and Exploring the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Thursday, April 26  | 6:30 p.m. | Resource Room


The Gulf of St. Lawrence, located off the rugged and 
far-flung North Coast of Quebec, offers endless possibilities for adventure and exploration. This presentation will take you on a journey through the spectacular features of this region and uncover unusual sights of French Canada.

Presented by: Genny Langworthy, Western Breeze Photography.

Vive la Quebec: Kayaking and Exploring the Gulf of St. Lawrence
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April 2018 Youth Activities
Spring Break Fun!

Spring Break Activities

Monday, April 2 - Friday, April 6
See Calendar for Times
All Ages

Stop by the library for some fun during Spring Break. We'll have Legos, coloring, play-doh, building straws, and marble ramps- something new each day!

STEAM Lab: Planet Science

Monday, April 2 - Friday, April 6
See Calendar for Times
All Ages

Paint with earth pigments, build on top of an earthquake table, examine rocks and fossils, make waves, and more!


 STEAM Lab: Planet Science
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