Outdoor Storytime

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant May 16th, 2017

 

Outdoor Storytime with Mrs. Kittler and SPS community friends – painting chameleon colors and enjoying a wonderful story on the grass near the pond.

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Bookshelf End Displays

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant May 15th, 2017

Have a look at our book shelf end displays in the stacks on the main level and discover some of the great books from our shelves! #ohrstromlibrary #shelfie #bookdisplay #collection #treasures #bookstacks #goodbooks #bookstagram #iamsps

 

Have a look at our bookshelf end displays in the stacks on the main level and discover some of the great books from our shelves!

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Botanical Reads for Spring

By - May 12th, 2017

The last traces of winter are finally behind us, and SPS is in full bloom! This month, you can grow your garden of knowledge through these plant-centered reads.

 

A comprehensive and visually appealing botanical compendium:

 

Plant: Exploring the Botanical World

Phaidon Press Editors

Phaidon Press 2016

704.9 C55P (shelved with the dictionaries on the main floor)

 

“Following in the footsteps of the international bestseller Map: Exploring the World, this fresh and visually stunning survey celebrates the extraordinary beauty and diversity of plants. It combines photographs and cutting-edge micrograph scans with watercolours, drawings, and prints to bring this universally popular and captivating subject vividly to life. Carefully selected by an international panel of experts and arranged in a uniquely structured sequence to highlight thought-provoking contrasts and similarities, this stunning compilation of botanically themed images includes iconic work by celebrated artists, photographers, scientists, and botanical illustrators, as well as rare and previously unpublished images.” (Amazon Description)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A practical guide to the plants around us:

 

Wildflowers of New England

Ted Elliman and the New England Wildflower Society

Timber Press 2016

582 EL5W

 

“Wildflowers of New England is for hikers, naturalists, gardeners, and anyone wishing to learn more about the region’s diverse wildflowers, or just wanting to know the answer to “What’s that plant?” Ted Elliman, a plant ecologist for the New England Wild Flower Society, describes and illustrates more than 1,000 species commonly found in all six New England states, including annuals, perennials, and biennials, both native and naturalized. This helpful field guide uses a logical and convenient identification key based on flower color, petal arrangement, and leaf characteristics. One thousand color photographs help to confirm that you’ve got the right plant. The introduction includes an explanation of plant parts and information on plant names.” (Amazon Description)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A look at gardens as literary inspiration:

 

The Writer’s Garden

Jackie Bennett

Frances Lincoln 2016

820.9 B43W

 

“Great things happen in gardens. No one can doubt the importance of the garden in Roald Dahl’s life as it was here where he worked, and here that he created James and the Giant Peach. And where would Jane Austen have been if she had never seen a ‘walk’, an ornamental lake, or a wilderness?

Gardens hold a special place in many author’s lives. For Beatrix Potter, Hill Top house was made possible by the new found freedom and wealth that a literary career can bring; for Sir Walter Scott, laying out his garden at Abbotsford was a way of distracting himself from mounting debts.

In this book of 18 gardens and 20 writers, the author examines how the poet, writer, novelist derived a creative spirit from their private garden, how they tended and enjoyed their gardens, and how they managed their outdoor space.” (Amazon Description)

Visiting Author Amy Julia Becker

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant May 11th, 2017

Join us this evening for visiting author Amy Julia Becker who will be reading from her books – Small Talk, A Good and Perfect Gift – and speaking on the topic of perfectionism. Come in for refreshments at 7:00, and the program begins at 7:15 pm. #ohrstromlibrary #amyjuliabecker #authorvisit #visitingauthor #perfectionism #smalltalk #agoodandperfectgift #iamsps

 

Join us this evening for visiting author Amy Julia Becker who will be reading from her books – Small Talk, A Good and Perfect Gift – and speaking on the topic of perfectionism. Come in for refreshments at 7:00, and the program begins at 7:15 pm.

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Visiting Poet and Translator Ewa Chrusciel

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant May 10th, 2017

Visiting poet and translator Ewa Chrusciel gave a delightful presentation in Ohrstrom Library’s Fine Arts Room to Ms. Jone’s Creative Writing class this morning, discussing the subtleties of language and the challenges of translating poetry. #ohrstromlibrary #ewachrusciel #poet #translator #visitingauthor #creativewriting #fineartsroom #translation #iamsps #humanities

Visiting poet and translator Ewa Chrusciel gave a delightful presentation in Ohrstrom Library’s Fine Arts Room to Ms. Jones’ Creative Writing class this morning, discussing the subtleties of language and the challenges of translating poetry.

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