Foraging Workshop
Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

Foraging Workshop

FREE Event

Local forager, Kristen Giesting, will discuss common wild edible plants and where to find them. From the forests and fields to weedy gardens and landscaping, wild foods surround us in quiet abundance. Wild greens, fruits, and nuts will be discussed. Kristen will give details on how to get started in foraging, as well as book suggestions and resources for further learning. The second hour will include an interactive, hands-on exploration of processing oak acorns into food!

Kristen's appreciation for wild plants began in early 2014; learning to forage opened an entirely new way of seeing the world and inspired her to complete a master’s thesis on the topic in 2016. Each year, she continues to learn new plants and preparation techniques through self study and by taking classes with nationally recognized foraging instructors. Kristen is always striving to increase the amount of wild food in her diet; in December 2018, she spent 9 days eating 100% wild foods, most of which she collected herself. She is also a 3-time winner of the cooking contest at the Great Lakes Foragers Gathering, and has received multiple honorable mentions at the Midwest Wild Harvest Festival. Kristen gives introductory foraging lectures and hikes for numerous groups in Southern Indiana, and teaches acorn, hickory nut and wild rice processing.

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Adult Pinterest Day
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Adult Pinterest Day

Get creative and make a Team Spirit Bauble Necklace to support your favorite player!
This is a FREE Adult Pinterest Day! You must be 18 or over to attend. (Team colors for Milan Community Schools and Jac-Cen-Del Community schools will be available.)
Registration is required!! Call to register today! Space is limited!
812-654-1963

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Space Poetry Slam
Aug
20
12:30 PM12:30

Space Poetry Slam

Ripley County Reads: One Giant Leap presents Space Poetry Slam on August 20 at 12:30 p.m. This interactive discussion facilitated by Adam Henze will be held at the Tyson Library in Versailles. This special event is suited for ages 13 & up. Adam is a teaching artist & poet and is also an organizer in the poetry slam community.

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Book Discussion:  The Martian
Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

Book Discussion: The Martian

Ripley County Reads: One Giant Leap presents a book discussion facilitated by Nancy Durham. Join us for a discussion of The Martian by Andy Weir for a fascinating look at a Martian survival story. Tyson Library in Versailles at 6 p.m. on August 14. This program has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Book Discussion:  The Martian
Aug
13
6:00 PM18:00

Book Discussion: The Martian

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Ripley County Reads: One Giant Leap presents a book discussion facilitated by Nancy Durham. Join us for a discussion of The Martian by Andy Weir for a fascinating look at a Martian survival story. Batesville Memorial Public Library at 6 p.m. on August 13. This program has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Wreck the Tech
Aug
10
10:30 AM10:30

Wreck the Tech

Ever wonder what’s inside a computer? Come dissect a computer and see how it works! Family friendly, all are welcome! (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) Free program. Registration is required. Call us @ 812-689-4011 or stop by to sign up.

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Book Discussion:  The Martian
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

Book Discussion: The Martian

Ripley County Reads: One Giant Leap presents a book discussion facilitated by Nancy Durham. Join us for a discussion of The Martian by Andy Weir for a fascinating look at a Martian survival story. Osgood Public Library at 6 p.m. on August 1. This program has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Milan To Mars
Jul
20
3:00 PM15:00

Milan To Mars

Presented by Micah & Gary Johnson.

As a young boy Micah Johnson, a native of the Milan area, dreamed of space and working for NASA. Micah realized his dream and now works for the Goddard Space Flight Center. Join us on Saturday, July 20 at 3:00 p.m. at the Milan Branch Library as Micah and his father Gary present the story of his journey from Milan to Mars!

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Modern Minimalism with Rose Lounsbury
Jul
11
5:30 PM17:30

Modern Minimalism with Rose Lounsbury

This is a Free Program! No Registration Required.

Rose Lounsbury has given dozens of speeches about minimalism and simplicity, including a 2018 TEDx Dayton talk that currently has over 180,000 views on YouTube. She is the author of the Amazon bestselling book “Less: Minimalism for Real” and is passionate about helping people use the power of less to find more peace, productivity, and open spaces in their lives.

Funding for this program has been provided by a generous grant from the Reynolds Foundation.

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