Earth Day events set for library in Lake George

LAKE GEORGE - In observance of Earth Day 2009, a variety of exhibits depicting aspects of the natural world will be presented Wednesday, April 22 at the Caldwell-Lake George Library.

To be open to the public from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the event is the second annual celebration of Earth Day for the library.

A half-dozen exhibitors are scheduled to participate, showcasing everything from gardening and green-living tips to local natural attractions.

The historical research organization Bateaux Below will present their documentary video "The Lost Radeaux," which portrays the discovery of the Land Tortoise - a vessel sunk in Lake George during the French & Indian War - and how the underwater site needs to be preserved.

The organization North Country Wild Care, a network of home-based wildlife rehabilitators spanning 10 counties, will be present to talk about their work.

Moreau State Park Educator Dave Albert is to display underwater pond life including tadpoles, plants, and insects.

Sharon Sullivan of Lake George will be offering gardening advice, including facts about effective watering. Experts say many gardeners over- or under-water their gardens and plants, and she will be giving advice on ways to know how much water is just enough.

A representative of the Pember Natural History Museum in Granville will be hosting an exhibit on aquatic mammals.

Two exhibitions of nature photographs will be displayed; and the photographers, Nicole Sherman and Sue Pierce, are scheduled to be present.

Also, "Green Blogger" Wendy Baird of the Post-Star and "Green Teen" columnist Vanessa Baird of Eco-Friendly magazine will be offering ideas on ecological living.

Free ice cream sundaes, donated by Stewart's Shops, will be available at the event.

Preschool story hour for Earth Day is set for 10:30 am. and there will be a story & craft activity relating to Earth Day. All preschool children and their parents are welcome.

The library is located at 336 Canada St. in Lake George village. For information, call 668-2528.

Librarian Marie Ellsworth said Monday that the exhibitors, displays and materials on hand for Earth Day will likely appeal to a wide range of interests.

"We were very happy with the exhibitors and attendance last year - and this year, we're offering more exhibits and We expect attendance to increase," she said.

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