November 7, 2011
Arboretum Library Fall 2011 E-News
Hello all and welcome newcomers:
This link is to the new titles for the last couple of months:
You will see all the hard work of my two library school students, Ashley Sparks and Daniel Blitz, in the “Fall 2011 New Books” list. Ashley has been working through the books that have never been added to Library collection. She is completing groups by author, such as Michael Gibson’s many books on roses. Daniel has taken on working with the floras (books on native plants of a particular place) that were still in the old classification system. These are a great challenge since all the easy ones have been done. The Saturday librarian, Jessica Holada, has been working on the actual new books. There are fewer of those, because we almost finished working on last fiscal year’s books and I’ve just worked on ordering the ones for this fiscal year. There are several nice botanical illustration books in that group.
If you want to see the really new knowledge check the “Fall 2011 New Magazine Articles” at the link above. Bothalia, the South African botany journal, had some very interesting articles. Let me know if you are interested in any of these articles.
Here is the list of upcoming books for December 2011-June 2012 for the Reading the Western Landscape Book Group
The next meeting is Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 7:00 p.m
The book is East of the Mountains by David Guterson; New York: Viking ©1985.
“From the award-winning author of Snow Falling on Cedars comes the bold and beautiful story of a retired heart surgeon with cancer who heads toward the wooded territory of eastern Washington intending to commit suicide. Along the way, he is sidetracked by a succession of fortuitous events that draws him into an altogether unanticipated journey — and rekindles his appetite for life.” — Goodreads.com
Here is a link to the books and questions we have finished
Tell your friends!
The Bookworms story time themes and dates for 2 months 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.
All sessions will be held Wednesdays at 10 am.
November 2 and 16 From a Tiny Acorn
December 7 and 21 Vegetables Taste Better Cold
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.