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WKU Libraries Hosted Wildlife Specialist Tom Barnes at Barnes & Noble

Tom BarnesWKU Libraries hosted noted wildlife specialist Tom Barnes Thursday, February 12 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers as part of its Kentucky Live! Series. As Professor of Forestry and Wildlife Specialist at the University of Kentucky, he is a frequent commentator on wildlife management and animal damage control.

“Barnes is a frequent author for Kentucky Gardener, Kentucky Home and Gardening Magazine, Kentucky Afield and Back Home in Kentucky,” said Brian Coutts, Department Head of Public Services at WKU Libraries. “He’s regularly seen and heard on Kentucky radio and television and has presented more than 400 educational programs on a variety of wildlife related topics.”

Wild FlowersIn 1998 his first book Gardening for the Birds was published by the University Press of Kentucky. He followed that with a stunningly beautiful Kentucky’s Last Great Places in 2002 which included observations, anecdotes, and more than 100 of his full-color photos drawn from a thirteen-year exploration of little studied areas of the state. In 2004 he published Wildflowers and Ferns of Kentucky. His newest book Rare Wildflowers of Kentucky authored with Deborah White and Marc Evans documents Kentucky’s signature rare plants and includes 220 gorgeous full color photographs by Barnes. Barnes signed copies of his newest book following the presentation.

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Tie-Dye on Velvet Workshop by Laura McGee

In this workshop you will use Procion-H dyes to tie-dye a 14×72 silk-rayon velvet scarf. Choose brilliant or muted color combination. In any case, the effect is luxurious! You will take home your creation the same day.

Time: Saturday, April 4th, 10am –12
Location: Kentucky Library & Museum at Western Kentucky University
Workshop Fee: $35
Friends of Libraries & Museum receive a 10% discount.
To register: http://www.wku.edu/library/kylm/education/tiedye.html.
For more information: Call Lynne Ferguson at 745-2594 or e-mail lynne.ferguson@wku.edu or call Christy Spurlock at 745-6082 or e-mail christy.spurlock@wku.edu.

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