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New for a Super Summer: Goat Yoga, Shred Day, Medieval Movie Trivia & More

Posted in News on May 19, 2021 at 8:25 am

Create bright floral arrangements. Do yoga outdoors with goats. Keep your financials safe with free document shredding and a workshop sharing the tactics of scammers. Taste some grilling spices. Take the trivia challenge. Learn about great picture books to read with the children in your life. Get your gardening questions answered by a Master Garden […]

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Celebrating Earth this month with activities, library programs & an action plan

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 5, 2021 at 6:45 am

BY CRYSTAL MILLER OUR WATER USAGE April brings Earth Day celebrations and gardening fun. When many of us are busy planning our garden layout, possibly filled with colorful flowers or vibrant veggies, we may not be considering how much water each of the plants require. Did you know that according to data from the U.S. […]

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Civic Lab Online: Water Conservation & Gardening

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on April 1, 2021 at 6:00 am

About Civic Lab Online Civic Lab Online provides information on issues facing our community for you to explore. Take a look at thought-provoking materials for teens and adults that allow us to engage in open conversation and grow together as a community. You’ll find all past topics on the Civic Lab Online web page. Water Conservation […]

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Winter preparation for your spring garden

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 17, 2021 at 9:00 am

BY ABRA COLE Gardening season is fast approaching. Whether you’re planning your second or first pandemic garden, or if you’ve been gardening for years, the library is here for you! Late winter is an ideal time for garden planning. It may be too early to start seeds in the still-frozen soil, but it’s not too […]

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Drought-tolerant yard project: Researching, planning, digging & planting

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 7, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Jane Baker I didn’t mow the front yard all summer. This is just one of the benefits of installing a drought-tolerant landscape, a project I started researching in 2018 and took on in 2019. In creating a new landscape, especially one without grass, I learned a lot about plants, climate, and drainage, but the […]

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Green looks good on you: Digital resources for gardening

Posted in News on March 18, 2020 at 6:00 am

Whether you’re new to gardening or looking to spruce up your spring and summer gardens, you’re bound to find the ideas, information, and help you need with these digital resources. Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center Find creative gardening ideas and how-to instructions for many gardening projects and topics, including these and more from Hob […]

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Take and Give: Seed Library

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on January 22, 2020 at 6:00 am

Updated: February 2021 CURBSIDE PICKUP OF SEED PACKETS Seeds are available at all of our libraries, while supplies last. Here’s how to get seeds for this year’s planting: Visit any library during curbside pickup hours. Park in a designated curbside space. Call the number on the sign, and ask for the seed packet bundle. If seeds […]

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Saving seeds from the garden: Lovage, snap peas, and coriander

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 3, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole Ah, summer. Here you are again, bringing all that sunshine and heat and gardening goodness with you. For most of us gardeners, our seasonal plants have not only been selected by now, but they’re planted and fairly well established in our gardens. Many perennials are blooming, or nearly so. The time has […]

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Gifts of experience for less stress and more joy this holiday season

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 11, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole The holiday season is here again! I love the smells of goodies baking in the oven, the peacefulness of the fluffy snow falling outside, and the excited sounds of kids clamoring to get the best spot by the Christmas tree and all the gifts. Usually at our house, that last one is […]

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The art of saving seeds

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 31, 2018 at 6:00 am

by Abra Cole In a remote vault located halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, nearly one million seed varieties are stored. The purpose of this immense storage facility is to ensure the genetic future of these seed varieties, should any of the gene banks located around the world suffer catastrophic disaster. One hundred […]

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