January 20, 2012
Wow! The Arboretum Library's San Jose State University Library and Information Science Intern, Kristin Abraham, created an online exhibit of early Southern California nursery catalogs while she was here last semester.
The exhibit concentrates on fruit and vegetable catalogs from the early 1900s until World War II.
It is a wonderful grouping of materials from our earliest collections. She also made a display of them in the cabinet in the middle of the Library. Come see them in person!
Click here for the New items in the Arboretum Library
Well….I wouldn’t exactly call the books “new”…The 171 titles again show the hard work of my interns trying to bring the catalog up-to-date; cataloging previously un-cataloged materials and moving items from the old classification system and wooden card catalog to the new classification system and the online catalog. We did receive a wonderful gift from Kerry Morris whose books moved swiftly into the collection. There are in the new book list too; some very nice, inspirational, books on gardens from other Mediterranean climate areas of the world. The one on Mallorca made me swoon.
The new magazine articles list is cutting edge. The termite article went right to work with a challenge we have down at the Depot. Let me know if you are interested in any of these articles.
Here is the list of upcoming books for February 2012-June 2012 for the Reading the Western Landscape Book Group
The next meeting is Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 7:00 p.m
The book is Among Friends by M. F. K. Fisher; San Francisco : North Point Press. 1971.
“Among Friends is M. F. K. Fisher's fascinating memoir of her childhood in Whittier, California. In sharing these memorable and moving portraits of her family and of the town, we are given an enchanting glimpse into the early life of one of our most delightful and best-loved writers.” from Goodreads.com.
Here is a link to the books and questions we have finished.
Tell your friends!
The Bookworms story time themes and dates are below:
The story time is recommended for children ages 3-8.
This is a free program for members and free with admission for non-members. Meet in the Entrance Rotunda.
It Blooms Every Year: Aloes
Wednesdays, January 4 & 18, 10 am
Saturday, January 21, 2 pm
Let Us Have Lettuce: Winter Gardening
Wednesdays, February 1 & 15, 10 am
Saturday, February 18, 2 pm
Flitting from Flower to Flower: Pollinators
Wednesdays, March 7 & 21, 10 am
Saturday, March 17, 2 pm
The Arboretum Library hours are:
Open Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Open Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Open Sundays, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Come visit!
Remember we are circulating to Arboretum staff and members. The circulation period for books is 3 weeks with 2 renewals if no one else wants the item. You can renew by e-mail, phone or in person. The circulation period for current magazines is 3 days with 2 renewals if no one else wants the item.
Our Botanical Information Consultant (for plant advice) is available Tuesday-Saturday, Frank.McDonough@Arboretum.org, or 626-821-3239.
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January 5, 2012
We welcome you to the Arboretum!
The garden reopened December 26, a week earlier than scheduled. We thank you all for your support and patience during the Arboretum's closure since the December 1st windstorm. Arboretum staff members, above from left, David Okihara, Joe Valenzuela, Theresa Richau, Glenn Klevdal, Angela Carranza, Irma Reddig and Rafael Cano Jr., all look forward to seeing visitors again in the garden.
Shortly after the windstorm, more than 150 workers from multiple public agencies worked with the entire Arboretum staff on the massive cleanup. We are also enormously grateful to our volunteers. Our assessment of damage showed 235 trees a total loss and over 700 requiring extensive restoration pruning. As you may have seen or heard, the LA Times, KPCC, KNBC, KCBS and others have reported the Arboretum story.
The Arboretum Tree Fund
We very much appreciate the outpouring of community support and donations to the Arboretum Tree Fund, the single largest tree planting campaign in the garden’s history. If you would like to contribute to a new generation of trees to ensure the Arboretum is a magnificent public resource for years to come. please help with a GIFT ONLINE, or by MAIL. Please make the check payable to the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation, 301 North Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA. 91007. To make a donation by phone, please call Brittany Fabeck in our Development Office at 626.821-3237. Please include “Tree Fund” on your donation. Thank you so much for your support!