Adventures in Libraryland: Read about music and gardening at the public library

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I had a great time this weekend at several local events this past weekend.

On Saturday, I went to the Bear Creek Blues Festival in Slater. The weather was perfect and the music was fantastic! (My favorite was the Nace Brothers.) Then on Sunday, I participated in the Saline County Water Garden Walk. I wasn't able to go to all of the gardens but I did see some lovely places, as well as Audrey -- the century plant at Jean Gaddy Wilson's greenhouse. What a treat! I hope to see Audrey again when she is blooming.

Those of you who attended either one or both of these events can find more about these topics at the Marshall Public Library. Although I do not consider myself a musical expert, I know that there are those of you out there with discerning tastes. I hope that you will take time to peruse the music CD selection available at the Marshall Public Library, featuring jazz, classical, blues, and international.

In addition, the library has a wide selection of gardening books, thanks to a generous donation by the Saline County Water Garden Club in 2004 -- these books can help any of you who were inspired to start your own water garden or any type of garden.

On beyond Google

This week's Internet tip is for those of you searching for medical answers on the computer. The National Institute of Health and the National Library of Medicine have a extremely helpful and accurate website that includes a medical encyclopedia, medical dictionary, assistance with drugs -- both prescription and over-the-counter. It also offers interactive tutorials on over 150 topics, information on clinical trials, health topics for seniors and even surgery videos, for those less squeamish than me. Just go to http://www.medlineplus.gov and take a look.

Check it out

Our book sale this Friday will feature cookbooks. The sale starts at noon and ends at 5 p.m. Please note that the library will be closed to celebrate our nation's birthday holiday on Wednesday, July 4.

New materials

Fiction

"On Chesil Beachz" by Ian McEwan

"Drop Dead Beautiful" by Jackie Collins

"Lean Mean Thirteen" by Janet Evanovich

"The Maytrees" by Annie Dillard

Non-fiction

"The Lady & Sons Just Desserts" by Paula Deen

"Deal Breakers" by Dr. Bethany Marshall

"Jesus of Nazareth" by Pope Benedict XVI

"The Assault on Reason" by Al Gore

Audiobooks (Playaways)

"The Right Attitude to Rain" by Alexander McCall Smith

"Over Her Dead Body" by Kate White

"The Hot Kid" by Elmore Leonard

"Man in the Middle" by Brian Haig

"Sharpe's Fury" by Bernard Cornwell

Circle of days

Friday, June 29, from noon to 5 p.m. -- Cookbook Sale at the library.

Tuesday, July 3, at 10 a.m. -- "Get A Clue About Dinosaurs," a Summer Reading Program event for children.

Wednesday, July 4, closed.