Seed Lending Library to start soon: The Elizabeth Taber Library, in partnership with the Marion Garden Group, will be offering seeds to check out again this year starting March 1! Community members may “check out” seeds for free from the Elizabeth Taber Library. The idea is that you plant the seeds, let some go to seed, then return these next generation seeds for others to borrow. We have a variety of seeds, so come check it out today! For more information, please call us at 508-748-1252 or stop into the library for some material on our seed program. Also, please save the date for our gardening program, led by Ian Penman, titled Avoiding Fallacies and Expensive Mistakes in the New England Garden on Thursday, March 15 at 6:00 pm. More details to come on this program.
Paperweight Collection on Exhibit: Please stop by the Elizabeth Taber Library to see our newly acquired 19th century French paperweight collection. This generous donation was made by the late Mr. William W. Claflin, Jr. who was a lifelong resident of Marion.
Mr. Claflin owned and operated Electronic Sales & Services, Inc. in New Bedford until his retirement in 2008. He was very involved in the Marion community by serving as communications specialist on the Marion Fire Department and also as Secretary, Historian and Treasure for the Marion Fire Fighters Association for over 50 years. He served with the Marion Social Club from 1983 until his passing.
This beautiful paperweight collection will be on display through June 15 at the Elizabeth Taber Library. For more information, please contact the library at 508-748-1252.