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
Love mystery fiction? There is a lot out there, but trying to find a book with a strong female/male detective or character can be tricky if you're unsure what to look for. I don't read a whole lot of mystery but many of my library colleague read a lot of mystery. But that does not … Continue reading Detective Mysteries
Rather than doing a typical "Romance Novel" display for the month of February. I did a whole display on novels taking place during the regency era. You would think "boring" not another Jane Austen display.... Jane Austen is one of the provident authors when you think of the regency era which took place in 1811 … Continue reading Regency Love
Fates & Traitors has three primary perspectives: John Wilkes Booth the actor who portrays the North by killing it's leader. Mary Surratt the Maryland widow who moves into Washington D.C after the death of her husband. And a young senator's daughter who falls for the charismatic Booth, Lucy Lambert Hale. This books give you a lot of insight to … Continue reading Fates & Traitors
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly is historic fiction, that is based on real event that took place during World War II. There was a Nazi concentration camp known as "Ravensbrück" where women were taken to be used as "rabbits" where they were tested on and who would either die from the surgeries they underwent or became … Continue reading Lilac Girls