Featured Programs

Basics of Birding: 10-11 AM Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Bertram Woods Branch

BirdingLearn the basics of birding with Katrina Heinzen from the Shaker Lakes Nature Center. Weather permitting, we will venture outside of the library for hands-on practice during the second half of the class. Binoculars will be supplied.

Katrina Heinzen, has been an Environmental Educator—and avid bird watcher— at the Nature Center for eight years.  Space is limited, please register here.

Meet the Author – Mimi Ormond: 7 PM Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Bertram Woods Branch


Meet Mimi Schleissner Ormond, author of Kindertransport: A Rescued Child. When she was only 12 years old the Nazis invaded the Sudetenland and Mimi was forced to leave her home through the Kindertransport child rescue effort. In her memoir, she describes her escape from the Nazis and her formative years in wartime England, where she learned the language and the ways of the English, studied preschool education, and married her husband of 68 years, an American GI who played in the 317 Army Band before beginning a distinguished music career. Meet the author as the Library commemorates the Days of Remembrance.

Books will be available for sale and signing following the program. Please register here.