Winter is for the birds!

 Bird Watching book

When I was a child, I was always anxious to get out the sled or skates and head outside into the snow. Now, not so much. These days, I would much rather stay inside and keep warm with a good book.

To get us all through the coldest time of the year, Capital Area District Libraries is offering a Winter Reading program, running Jan. 20–Feb. 28. This is an all ages program with prizes and drawings. Check it out and get signed up at

In conjunction with Winter Reading, CADL branches are offering a variety of programs related to birds. After all, winter is for the birds, right?

I am looking forward to a visit from Laurel Zoet of Nature on the Go, coming to CADL Webberville on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. Her topic will be “Birds Rock!—Why do Birds Sing?” We hope that you can join us to explore this question, plus get some basic birding-by-ear skills and tips for attracting birds to your yard.

-  Peg Mawby, CADL Webberville