One Book One Bluegrass makes reading an outdoor activity with this year's selection of A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, which chronicles the author's efforts to walk the 2,100 mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.
One Book One Bluegrass is a community reading project that encourages people in Central Kentucky to read the same book. One Book is a collaboration between the public libraries in Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Madison, Nicholas, Scott, and Woodford Counties.
There are a variety of events surrounding this project, including a book discussion at the Woodford County Library in Versailles at 6:30 p.m. April 19.
There will also be a nature journaling event at 6 p.m. Thursday. Naturalist and artist Roberta Burnes will explore techniques and exercises that will help you keep your own nature journal. Bring a journal or sketch pad and writing implements of your choice. Registration required. Call (859) 873-5191 to sign up.
At 10 a.m. April 21 you can go for "A Walk in the Bluegrass" at Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary, a milelong hike guided by Tim Williams, manager of the sanctuary. Participants will meet at the library at 9 a.m. to travel to Buckley. Registration required. Call (859) 873-5191 to register.
Local Boy Scout Troop leader Bill Klier will lead an introduction to back-packing at the Versailles main branch at 6:30 p.m. April 26. Registration is required at (859) 873-5191.
Events will conclude at 3 p.m. April 29 with Upriver Appalachian Mountain Music at the main library in Versailles. Upriver weaves traditional Celtic and Appalachian Mountain music together with stories of the people who carried it from their Celtic homelands to America. Tickets are required and can be obtained at either library location.