Currently PBS is having viewers vote for their favorite novel & the list has many classic reads like Austen & Dickens. But when library patrons ; people who visit their local library on a regular basis the same question, there are some surprising answers. When reviewing the list provided below remember that these patrons come … Continue reading The Great American Read
Rock Painting is a very popular activity that both adults, children & especially families to do together. I figured I would do something special commemorating the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. I will probably be doing this rock painting project as I tour & hike other historical sites & national parks. Have you … Continue reading Gettysburg Rocks
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
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!!!
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