Sunday, March 27, 2011

LIBRARY (EM)POWERED: Earth Month 2011 at Alden Library

The Alden Library Sustainability Group will host Library (Em)powered on Friday, April 15th, 2011 at Alden Library. Library staff and guests will host events throughout the day on (em)powering themes and DIY projects in support of the Ohio University Office of Sustainability’s Earth Month 2011 activities.

Beyond Origami: Repurposing Bookcovers into Beautiful, Useful Objects
10-11 AM    
Alden Library Rm. 319
Fine Arts Library staff will demonstrate how to make decorative and useful envelopes from beautiful art bookcovers

Window Farming: Indoor Vertical Gardening in a Window
10–4:30 (on display)  Alden Library 4th fl.
View a window farm display with demonstration video of how a vertical garden can be created in any window from recycled plastic bottles  see related website

Dirt! The Movie
12:00-1:30 PM  &  3:00-4:30 PM (2 screenings)   
Alden Library Rm. 319
Soil is the “living skin of the Earth” – find out how humans can act to preserve this vital resource  see film website

DIY Bookbinding
1-2 PM   
Alden Library 4th fl
Learn the Japanese stab-binding technique for making beautiful handmade notebooks from found materials

Green Computing Q&A
2-3 PM   
Alden Library 3rd fl
Ask questions & learn about energy efficient computer use
Alden Library is also co-sponsoring a FREE screening of the film, Carbon Nation on Wednesday, April 13 from 7-9 PM at the Athena Cinema, 20 Court St. (co-sponsored with ArtsforOhio and the OU Office of Sustainability)