Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Check These Out at the Library: Blacksmithing, Bowling, Butchering - WSJ.com

Check These Out at the Library: Blacksmithing, Bowling, Butchering - WSJ.com

To Draw Crowds, Some Facilities Offer Much More Than Books; Expanding the Tool Selection




A hogbutchering demonstration at the Overland Park, Kan., library in November.

Alex Pope had no qualms about the ruckus one of his employees made on a recent afternoon at the Central Resource Library in Overland Park, Kan. The fellow in a black apron and baseball cap sawed around the joint of a 120-pound pig carcass and snapped off the back leg.
"It was a pretty audible crack," said Mr. Pope. "We like to start with that one because it's pretty dramatic."  Read more...

—Caroline Porter contributed to this article.
A version of this article appeared January 8, 2013, on page A1 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Check These Out at the Library: Blacksmithing, Bowling, Butchering.
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