Stratford Ecological Center is at 3083 Liberty Road.

Stratford Ecological Center is at 3083 Liberty Road.

For more information on the following programs, to register or to volunteer, call 740-363-2548.

* Book Talks, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22 (every fourth Friday except December, when Book Talks will be Dec. 20). Librarian Liz Barker leads discussions of literary works on agriculture, nature, homesteading and more. This night's topic is Pioneers and Indians.

* Fiber Circle, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7. (First Saturday of the month). All things fiber. Bring projects; all skill levels welcome. Cost is $10 a year.

* Herbal Study Group, 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10. Explore the uses of wild and cultivated plants. Call for the topic of each hands-on, participant-led discussion. Cost is $10 a year.

* Book Talks, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20. (Third Friday this month only.) Librarian Liz Barker leads discussions of literary works on agriculture, nature, homesteading and more. This night's topic is Winter.