It is official! Today is the first day of fall. Bring out the apple cider & warm jacket. Wait!!! It does not feel very fall like here in Maryland, but the leaves are slowly changing and our nights are getting cooler. You may think that all your butterfly & bee loving plants don't get planted … Continue reading Fall Planting
Many libraries do this theme. I figured I would give it a try. You know when a book is about to be turned into a movie or the movie version of a book is about to hit movie theaters when the book all of a sudden has a lot of holds. I don't mean just … Continue reading Books turned into Movies
When someone says "Graphic Novel", images of super heroes with unusual abilities, villains making trouble in cities like New York come into mind. Not images of historic events, biographical images of real people tend to not come across most reader's minds when someone says "Hey I just read the best graphic novel, you should read … Continue reading Graphic Novels
April is the official start up date for Tornados & Hurricanes. Those happen in an instant and the first thing most people grab is water, first aid kit, flashlight, the family pet (cat/dog) & some food before getting to safety. April is also one of the rainiest days, at least here in the Mid Atlantic USA. … Continue reading April, Question of the Month.
Right now building your own terrarium is growing in popularity. You can find plants, glass jars, pebbles & figurines to build your terrarium in craft shops, nurseries & home improvement stores. Unfortunately these things do not have an easy to do manual. #1. Glass Jar: the bigger the better. I got my terrarium jar at … Continue reading Terrarium
Upon becoming a Master Gardener I've read a lot of good gardening books and a lot of bad gardening books. Listed below are some of my favorites (which I own & continue to use as a reference), a few books on gardening & novels with garden in title. Hope one of these books will help … Continue reading Gardening Help!!!
Many branches do St. Patrick's Day themed book displays. This is perhaps the easiest to do and you find a wide collection of books that have green book covers. But it isn't the only theme you can do for the month of March. There are so many other holidays that it can be difficult which one … Continue reading St. Patricks Display
Back in 1991, Disney created the beloved animation of "Beauty & The Beast". That is one of my favorite childhood memories, going to see the film than later the ice skating version. Fast forward and now every 7 - 30 year old is excited for the real version of the beloved animation starring Emma Watson … Continue reading Beauty & the Beast
Most recently PBS show a t.v series on the life of Queen Victoria. This possibly was an attempt to replace the highly popular "Downton Abbey". Do you think they succeed or failed? I think it succeed it getting viewers interested in learning more about the life of Queen Victoria and her servant. But I think … Continue reading Victoria
100 Books on Women History! How do you get children, tweens and teens interested in history? One way is by tricking them into checking out history related books. Another way is by visiting interactive museums & historic landmarks. Growing up that is all I did and I learned to appreciate history. You think your public … Continue reading Women’s History