Category: News from the Library
January 20, 2012
News from the Library
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!
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.
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.
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.
For up to the minute Library News, check us out on the Arboretum’s Facebook Page.
January 17, 2012
News from the Library
BEER FOR BOOKS
Beer, wine and used book sales benefit the Arboretum Library
Saturday & Sunday, May 5 & 6 – 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Book sale begins at 8:00 a.m., for Arboretum members, and 9:00 a.m., for the public, both days.)
Throughout the weekend, the Beer for Books beer & wine garden will feature a pleasant retreat from the hubbub of the festival in the shade and beauty of the Henry Soto Water Conservation Garden. The Arboretum Library will sell used garden and plant books and magazines at reasonable prices. The customer can partake of the beer and wine in the Water Conservation Garden and browse the used book sale or enjoy a stroll throughout the Festival area with your libation to enhance your enjoyment of the art in the garden, the music and the marketplace and plant vendors.
Wurstküche, an exotic sausage grill in the LA Downtown Arts District and Venice Beach, is providing two kinds of ice-cold, imported beers on tap for Beer for Books.
Boutique Phantom Rivers Wine will be pouring its wines throughout the weekend, sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Edward Watson and National Radiologic Physics. Phantom Rivers Wine is a recent gold medal winner in the Los Angeles International Wine Competition and The Central Coast Wine Competition. You will have an opportunity to meet winery owners Steve and Sue Mathis and learn about their wine club membership opportunities. Phantom Rivers Wine buys grapes from a select group of vineyards located in the maritime valleys of the central coast. The “Phantom Rivers” are the fogs that flow in and out of the valleys and nurture the grapes to give them distinctive flavors and complexities. Master Wine Maker, John Thunen, PhD., turns the grapes into the award-winning wine.
The Arboretum Library contains over 20,000 books on plants and plant-related material, about 1000 magazine titles and other materials related to information on plants and local history related to the historic properties at the Arboretum. The Library is open, free, to the public 6 days a week and materials circulate to Arboretum Foundation members. A Librarian and a Botanical Information Consultant are available to help with all questions; walk-ins, email, phone, etc. The materials help customers understand and love plants and cover a broad range of interests including gardening, botany, cookery, medicine, art, literature, etc. Here are wishlists of the children’s books needing purchasing; as well as ones for the main collection.
- Member Profiles
- What's Blooming
- Historic Collections
- Press Releases
- News Items
- Events & Classes
- Plant Information
- News from the Library
- All Items
- December 2013
- November 2013
- October 2013
- September 2013
- August 2013
- July 2013
- June 2013
- May 2013
- April 2013
- March 2013
- February 2013
- January 2013
LA Arboretum Web Communities
- American Institute of Architects
- American Society of Landscape Architects
- Association of Professional Landscape Designers
- Audubon California
- Big Orange Landmarks
- Curbed LA
- Descanso Gardens
- Fullerton Arboretum
- Los Angeles Agriculture
- Los Angeles Heritage Alliance
- National Trust Historic Sites Blog
- Natural History Museum
- Norton Simon
- Pacific Rose Society
- Pasadena Museum of History
- Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
- South Coast Botanic Garden
- Southern California Horticultural Society
- The Getty
- The Huntington Library
- Theodore Payne Foundation