November 20, 2010
Fall Arboretum Library E-News
Happy Thanksgiving to you all. Here at the Arboretum Library we're thankful for many things, but we're certainly thankful for books and plants. And new books about plants are even better! Check out the the new books (both children’s and others), magazine articles and websites we’ve cataloged recently here. If you are interested in any of the items on the list, just visit the Arboretum Library and talk to the librarian, Susan, and she can help get them for you. Here are just a few of the new books we've gotten in the last couple of months:
Another thing we are grateful for is that a construction project in the Arboretum Library is just finishing up, so the back of the room will soon get a little more organized. Many thanks for the Good Family Foundation for their grant to help with the reconstruction of the Rare Book Room. The Good Family Foundation is paying for the shelving and a start with the cataloging of the rare materials so the bibliographic entries for the rare books will appear in the online catalog. We are very grateful for their generosity. Their generosity has been instrumental in helping the Arboretum Library serve the citizens of Los Angeles County and beyond. In order to see a little of the variety of materials in the Rare Book Room search in the online catalog in the field LOCATION, with the word “Rare.” The items that come up have been added to the Rare Book Room since the online catalog started. If you can’t figure out how to do the search, just talk to Susan, the librarian.
Here is the latest and greatest from the Reading the Western Landscape Book Group and the books we have just finished are here. Please let your friends know about the group so we can really get this group going. The next meeting is on December 1, at 7:30 pm when we will be discussing Linda Hasselstrom's Between Grass and Sky: Where I Live and Work.
And for the kids out there, here are the Bookworms story time themes and dates for December:
Plant CirclesSunday, December 5 at 2pm Wednesday, December 15 at 10am Sunday, December 19 at 2pm
The story time is recommended for children ages 3-8. Come explore the Arboretum Library and our great story trees! Enjoy plant & nature stories and a nature project or adventure. It is an indoor/outdoor program that will go rain or shine, so please dress appropriately. This is a free program for members and free with admission for non-members.The Arboretum Library hours are:
Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Library will be open all the days of the Thanksgiving holiday. 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 currently available Tuesday-Saturday, Frank.McDonough@Arboretum.org, or 626-821-3239.
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