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.
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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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