Mt Laurel Library hosting fun programs for adults

Published 4:32 pm Tuesday, June 30, 2015

In addition to programs for kids, the Mt Laurel Library is hosting fun programs for adults this July. (File)

In addition to programs for kids, the Mt Laurel Library is hosting fun programs for adults this July. (File)

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer

MT LAUREL—With so many great summer programs for kids, it’s easy to overlook some of the other things the Mt Laurel Library has to offer. This month, the library is hosting three great programs geared toward adults, including Paint and Pour, a class about gardening with native plants and a presentation by storyteller Dolores Hydock.

On July 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Mt Laurel Library is hosting Paint and Pour, led by artist and librarian at the North Shelby Library, Kristy Hearn.

“(Hearn) will guide people through creating a piece of art,” Mt Laurel Library Branch Manager Kate Etheredge said.

The “guided art activity” is a popular program at the North Shelby Library and those interested in participating are encouraged to sign up for the Mt Laurel edition of the program.

On July 8, local storyteller Dolores Hydock will present “In Her Own Fashion,” a story about Ninette Griffith, a Birmingham style icon in the 1950s and 1960s. The story is based off of interviews Hydock conducted with Griffith.

“It’s a fabulous show, and we are really glad she’s agreed to do it for us,” Etheredge said. “(Hydock) is a state treasure, we are lucky to have her in our area and be willing to come out here and do this performance for us.”

The performance will begin at 7 p.m. at the Double Oak Community Church in Mt Laurel.

Finally, on July 13 at 2 p.m., the Mt Laurel Library will host a gardening class focused on tending to native plants. Led by Sue Webb from Petals from the Past, the class will discuss different native plants to grow in a variety of conditions. The program is perfect for residents of Mt Laurel who wish to grow a garden that fits within the community guidelines, Etheredge said.

“It’s really important for us to help our community and provide expert advice on the plantings they are allowed to do here,” Etheredge said.

For more information and to register for upcoming events at the Mt Laurel Library, call 991-1660.