January 31, 2013
News from the Library
Hello all and welcome newcomers:
We added a total of 1219 titles to the Arboretum Library, but the New Titles lists show my favorites.
19 new children’s books, 67 new articles I thought you might be interested in and 116 “new” books in the main collection.
The New Titles lists are always a wonderful reminiscence for me of the generosity of the Arboretum Library’s customers. Laura Scott Sellers and Cynthia Vargas bought books for children.
They plucked them off the Arboretum Library’s Children’s Book Wishlist and certainly made my holiday more merry.
Catherine Ratner, Nancy Goslee Power, Kerry Morris, the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries annual book raffle and several others certainly improved the Library collection in the past six months.
We can’t do it without donations. I’m so happy we have a steady stream of them. Thank you so much to our donors. Let me know if you would like to donate your books or checkout the wishlist for the main collection.
The next Reading the Western Landscape Book Group meeting is coming up this Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Arboretum Library. If the weather is good we will go out in the garden. We will be discussing:
Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas by Rebecca Solnit; Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. Saturday, February 2, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
“[…]examines that San Francisco, a physically compact place that contains multitudes, through a series of elegantly rendered maps and cleverly researched and well-wrought essays conceived by more than a
dozen writers, cartographers and artists. Passing through these newly mapped territories, we begin to see that "place," as Solnit emphasizes, is an imprecise word, and even the idea of an atlas is beyond subjective[…]from Lynell George, LATimes.com.
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.
The Food is Growing Faster Now
Wednesdays, February 6 & 16, 2013, 10 am
Saturday, February 16, 2013, 2 pm
Ouch! Watch Out for the Spines!
Wednesdays, March 6 & 20, 2013, 10 am
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 2 pm
Flit & Flutter Looking for a Blossom
Wednesdays, April 3 & 17, 2013, 10 am
Saturday, April 13, 2013, 2 pm
Tules and Turtles: Life in a Pond
Wednesdays, May 1 & 15, 2013, 10 am
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 2 pm
In the Jungle
Wednesdays, June 5 & 19, 2013, 10 am
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 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.
For up to the minute Library News, check us out on the Arboretum’s Facebook Page.
Happy reading! Hope to see you soon!
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