Now that the weather is finally warming up and Earth Day is here, it’s time to think about sprucing up our own piece of the world. It’s time for clean-up now, and soon it will be time to start planting flowers and vegetables. The Library has a huge collection of gardening books to inspire and assist you. Here are a few new titles to get you started:
The Beautiful Edible Garden: Design a Stylish Outdoor Space Using Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs (635 BEN)
Everyday Roses: How to Grow Knock Out and Other Easy-care Garden Roses (635.933734 ZIM)
Straw Bale Gardens: the Breakthrough Method for Growing Vegetables Anywhere, Earlier and with no Weeding (635 KAR)
Annuals, Perennials & Bulbs for Your Home (635.9 HAL)
Online, StCPL cardholders have access to Hobbies & Crafts, which has books and magazines about gardening. Zinio also has gardening magazines that you can download. Questions? Ask us!
January is National Soup Month. The Library has many soup cookbooks to help you find the perfect recipe to please your family during these cold winter days. Browse the cookbook section with the call number 641.813 or try one of these titles:
Soup, Glorious Soup by Annie Bell (641.813 BEL)
The Best Soups in the World by Clifford A. Wright (641.813 WRI)
Soup of the Day by Kate McMillan (641.813 MCM)
Taste of Home Soups (641.813 TAS)
Soup! by Vava Berry (641.813 BER)
125 Best Soup Recipes by Marilyn Crowley (641.813 CRO)
Too cold to leave the house? Download Saveur, The Food Network Magazine, Taste of Home, or one of the other cooking magazines available from Zinio, our online magazine resource.
As always, if you require any assistance, please Ask Us!
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Singer/Songwriter Emilia Dahlin
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If you’re a crooner, a diva or a wedding singer, we’ll make you want to sing about our resources.
Photo: Chance Agrella
Sheet music: We’ve got hundreds and hundreds of books of sheet music (classical, rock, pop, historical, patriotic, and Christmas carols, to name a few). Don’t see the song you need for your instrument? Music can be a little tricky to search, so just ask!
Instruction: We have books, CDs and DVDs on mastering everything from piano to ukelele. You can even take music appreciation online (see Universal Class).
Shopping: If you need a new cello, piano, or guitar, we have books to help you buy the right instrument, or even build your own.
Online: Check out our Naxos sheet music database to download sheet music–legally! While best for classical pieces, it has a great feature for singers–transpose (change the key) online before you print most pieces. Hobbies & Crafts database features thousands of articles (with pictures) on everything from mixing your music in a studio to violin restoration.
Listening: Of course we have thousands and thousands of CDs, plus streaming and downloadable music. There are books to help you choose your next great listen or to learn about music styles and history. Don’t forget DVDs of musical performances, and all of the concerts at the library, too!
Seeking inspiration? Check out print or online biographies of musicians.
Whether you like to dabble or are trying to make it as a musician, let’s make beautiful music together.
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We are setting records for hot weather this summer, and our poor gardens are certainly showing it. Wondering how to keep your yard and gardens alive despite watering restrictions and hot, dry weather?
We have several books in our gardening collection that might help you.
Success with Water-Saving Gardens by Graham Clarke provides lots of tips on how to garden in adverse conditions. The book has numerous illustrations plus an A-to-Z list of low-water plants. (635.9525 CLA)
The low-water no-water garden: gardening for drought and heat the Mediterranean way by Pattie Barron shows how to garden in today’s hotter and drier conditions. She uses the Mediterranean garden as a model because these plants are, by nature, drought-proof and work in the increasingly dry, hot summers we are experiencing. (635.9525 BAR)
The dry gardening handbook: plants and practices for a changing climate by Olivier Filippi helps gardeners create gardens that will thrive despite water shortages and dry conditions. (635.9525 FIL)
For additional books on gardening check our online catalog, Hobbies & Crafts Resource Center or Ask Us!