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.
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
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
It finally feels like winter, with snow on the ground and around 28 - 32 degrees. Heat some hot chocolate with marshmallows or tea if you prefer, sit by the fire and read. Today is a snow day!! Below are some good books to read on a day like today. ~ Enjoy!!! Snow day, by: … Continue reading Snow Day!!
Some Library branches will have Christmas and other holiday decoration, but I work in a library that likes to stay neutral. Displays with christmas trees and other holiday symbols are not allowed, so it becomes a little tricky in figuring out a good "December" display idea. For children we did displays on "crafting" and "snow" … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate!!
Thanksgiving is all about family, crafting and baking sweets. For the month of November a great book display idea, is just about that. With added materials such as novels that have the word "pie or cake" in them, for those who generally don't like to bake or do craft projects. Book List: A baker's field … Continue reading Bake N’ Craft
Discovering new genres in books is equally as much fun as discovering new genres in music. Many people enjoy reading science fiction, but how many know that their are many other mini-genres within science fiction. One of these mini-genres within the "science fiction" realm is steampunk. So what is steampunk? Steampunk is a genre of science fiction … Continue reading Steampunk