• New Books

    Spring has sprung!

    Spring has sprung! Check out the library’s expanding collection of gardening, sports, and cookbooks!   Succulents- Robin Stockwell “Succulents are the ultimate easy-care plant: versatile, effortless to grow both indoors and outdoors, and drought tolerant. From Aloe and Agaves, to Senecio and Taciveria, this handbook by leading garden expert Robin Stockwell highlights 200 of the easiest, most useful, and gorgeous plants, and shares advice on care and cultivation. Readers will find inspiration for imaginative and exciting new ways to use succulents in striking garden designs, containers, vertical walls, and indoor arrangements, as well as step-by-step projects, such as living bouquets and terrarium ornaments.” (from the back cover) Carrots Love Tomatoes-…

  • Humanities,  Library News,  Library Programs,  New Books

    SPS welcomes Poet Safia Elhillo February 12th

    On Monday, February 12th, Safia Elhillo will be giving a poetry workshop and reading at Ohrstrom Library – see our event listing for details. Safia is the author of The January Children and the recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, The Conversation, Crescendo Literary, and The Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Incubator. In addition to appearing in several journals and anthologies, her work has been translated into Arabic, Japanese, Estonian, and Greek. With Fatimah Asghar, she is co-editor of the anthology Halal If You Hear Me. She is currently a teaching artist with Split This Rock. Ohrstrom Library has Safia’s book, The January Children, available: The January Children- “Elhillo contemplates the meaning…

  • New Books

    New Year, New Books

    Happy New Year! Escape the chilly weather and stay inside to curl up with some of our great new fiction titles!   Stay With Me– By Ayobami Adebayo “Powerfully magnetic and heartbreaking…At once, a gothic parable about pride and betrayal; a thoroughly contemporary — and deeply moving — portrait of a marriage; and a novel, in the lineage of great works by Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie… Adebayo is an exceptional storyteller. She writes not just with extraordinary grace but with genuine wisdom about love and loss and the possibility of redemption.”- Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times New People– By Danzy Senna “In “New People,” her captivating and…

  • Library News,  Library Programs

    The People Behind the PAWS

    End of term is fast approaching and the library looks forward to welcoming back the therapy dogs of St. PAWs. The club, founded by sixth formers Hunt Hobbs, Ruth Covo and Haley Fuller, is a wonderful group of certified dogs and dog owners who offer respite to our hard working students as exams loom. I had a chance to catch up with Hunt and asked him how they got this club off the ground and what his hopes are for it once he graduates this spring. What inspired you to start St. PAWS? In the fall of my third form year, I looked at the list of clubs on the…

  • History,  Humanities,  Library News

    Witchcraft Programming Event

    We are making preparations for tomorrow evening's event with historian Margo Burns, who will be speaking in the library on the Capital Crime of Witchcraft: What the Primary Sources Tell Us. The program starts at 7:00 pm - all are welcome to join us! #ohrstromlibrary #libraryevent #speaker #margoburns #witchcraft #witchhunt #skull #primarysource #librariesofinstagram