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All library locations will be closed Mon, Jan 18, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. You can access our Digital Library 24/7.

TAG: gardening

Helpful and cheerful library programs in December

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

December brings helpful and cheerful online programs! Learn about caring for holiday flowers, creating ornaments, making digital art and watercolor paintings, finding Medicare cost savings, playing holiday movie trivia, and reading during a special Winter Camp Read-a-Rama. Don’t forget to catch our Storytime Shorts videos on our Facebook page on […]

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Explore a cornucopia of programs in November

Posted in News on October 22, 2020 at 6:00 am

We have library programs for varied interests in November. See if we have something you’ll enjoy! For kids and families, we share two Día de los Muertos events from our community partner Hispanic Business/Professional Association. We also have a delicious and creative challenge for you with Nailed It! Creative Cakes. Disney fans can show off […]

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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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Gardening, Medicare webinar, “Stranger Things” trivia & art with The Botanical Alchemists

Posted in News on October 1, 2020 at 5:00 am

This month, you have the opportunity to enjoy an evening of “Stranger Things” trivia, learn more about Medicare Open Enrollment, get tips for preparing your garden for spring, and create art with guidance from The Botanical Alchemists, who are the October Resident Artists. All programs are online. Be sure to register, and we’ll see you […]

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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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Your urban garden: Mason bees, rain barrels, succulents, jams & more

Posted in News on January 23, 2020 at 6:00 am

With spring right around the corner, many gardeners have begun dreaming of their perfect garden for beautiful spring and summer colors and a bountiful harvest. If this sounds like you or if you’re interested in starting your own garden (going vertical, anyone?), we have workshops about gardening, water conservation, and food preservation. Our see […]

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Take and Give: Seed Library

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

Updated on January 22, 2020 Bring your green thumb (and your saved seeds) to any of our five seed library locations! The idea is simple: you borrow from a selection of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds at any time during the year, plant them in your garden, and watch them grow. When it’s time to […]

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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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Abundant gardening programs and resources at the library

Posted in News on May 22, 2019 at 6:00 am

It’s time to dig into garden projects! The library is providing inspiration and information with the help of Master Gardeners and other garden experts. Explore our gardening programs, seed libraries, and resources for the spring and summer seasons: Plant Clinic | All Ages Gardening | Waterwise Gardening | Composting Workshops | Saving & Shari […]

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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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