Many free programs for kids and adults are scheduled for March at the New Haven Branch of Scenic Regional Library.

Programs for adults are as follows:

Wednesday, March 8, at 6:30 pm — How Corn Changed Itself, Then Everything Else with food historian and author Cynthia Clampitt.

Clampitt is the author of “Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland.” She will trace the history of a weedy grass that changed America.

Participants can learn how vampires, whiskey, Henry Ford, time zones and the Chicago Bears fit into the amazing history of corn.

The program includes samples of heirloom corn whiskey for those over age 21. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 573-237-2189 or visiting

The second Shamrock Shindig will be held Friday, March 10, from 2-3:30 pm. People can get their green on for the wee Leprechaun Luncheon, an afternoon of Irish trivia quizzes, snacks, and fellowship. Space is limited.

Both programs will be held at the Old New Haven School, 810 Maupin Ave.

The book club is reading “The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother.” Discussion will be held Wednesday, March 22, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the branch. Everyone is welcome and copies of the book may be checked out at the branch.

Take-A-Ticket Tech Training is planned for Thursday, March 30, from 3 to 6 p.m. The Scenic Regional trainer will be on hand for one-on-one help sessions.

People also can reserve a time, bring their devices and get answers to questions about using Cloud Library and other online resources and programs.

Preschool Storytime for kids up to kindergarten age meets each Tuesday at 10 a.m. and Saturday, March 18, at 10 a.m. Stories about music and dance, along with songs, finger plays and crafts are planned.

Read, Build and Play for kids ages 4-12 will be held Saturday, March 18, at 11 a.m. Stop by and build with Lego bricks.