It was exciting to see the Summer Reading Program poster with the worm event listed, and to see the Carrollton Leisure Connections catalog:
I'm planning to make a soft sculpture Can'O'Worms for the event, sort of a Claes Oldenberg meets Popeye visual aid. Picked up the "wine" RIT dye and rubber bands at Albertsons. Heading to the upstairs linen closet to find a well-aged white bed sheet for dyeing.
Walking the library lake 6.4 mile loop trail included views of swans, ducks, red-winged blackbirds, white egret, little blue heron, and green heron, all at no extra charge.
Ron Silver was an actor or a political activist. As it turns out, Silver was both. In 1989, he co-founded the non-partisan social and political advocacy group Creative Coalition with colleagues including Alec Baldwin, Christopher Reeve, and Susan Sarandon. I still don't know how the library came to be named for him.
As I read about the USIP's library, I learned about a fascinating woman, Jeannette Rankin. The library's program is named for this pacifist, the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress.
You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.
You can't shake hands with a fistful of spinach.
You can't shake hands with a can of worms.
© 2011 Nancy L. Ruder