For the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we have a local community member who was a marshal for the Congress for Racial Equality (CORE), one of the six sponsors of the march, and a local university history professor speaking about the march and its place in the Civil Rights movement. For the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, another local university professor how slaves, the Union and Confederate military and politicians changed President Lincoln’s mind on slavery and freed slaves in NC during and after the Civil War.
We also have several gardening programs (growing roses in the Sandhills area in NC, container gardening, urban chicken raising, rain barrels, and beekeeping) going on in the system with volunteers from the local cooperative extension and gardening societies.
For April, since NC's peak birthing time is between August-October I'm doing a program for couples "What to expect when you're expecting" class. Still working on that. I'm trying the county health department first.
In May, I'm trying to get an astronomer (check the newspaper to see if they have a science section or column on certain days and persuade the science columnist to present) at our branch for the penumbral lunar eclipse (http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OH2013.html
) on the 25th.