The Portage Lake District Library will be hosting two fun fall events.
Michigan Tech head gardener Lynn Watson will present, "Art in the Falling of Leaves," at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26.
She will describe how leaves grow, why they change from shades of green to the rich colors of autumn, explain why they fall and the benefits to nature that fallen leaves bring. She will also explain how people have used leaves historically and their place in artistic expressions. Watson will present examples of leaf projects and participants will take home recipe cards of how to make them.
The Michigan award-winning documentary, "Where do the Children Play?" will be shown at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 2. The film addresses the decline of unstructured play by children-- especially in nature-- and its potential consequences.
There will be a community discussion immediately following the screening.
This program is sponsored by Tech's Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education; the Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education; Get Outdoors Michigan!; the Western UP Summit Planning Committee; and the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative.
Library programs are free and everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call the library at 482-4570 or visit www.pldl.org .