• 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-…

  • New Books

    Judging a Book by Its Cover

    Like great fashion, the books you read tell a lot about you. Here are a few that will look great as accessories with any spring outfit:   Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir by  Stan Lee, Peter David and Colleen Doran Touchstone 2015 Call Number: Graphic Novel L51 “In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic memoir, Stan Lee—comic book legend and cocreator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, and a legion of other Marvel superheroes—shares his iconic legacy and the story of how modern comics came to be. In this beautifully illustrated graphic memoir—illustrated by celebrated artist Colleen Doran—Lee tells the story of his life with the same…

  • Natural Sciences,  New Books

    Botanical Reads for Spring

    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…

  • New Books

    Judging a Book by Its Cover

    In this month’s Judging a Book by Its Cover post, we highlight books from our new McNaughton Collection. The McNaughton Collection books are recently released books from the McNaughton® book leasing subscription service. If you are looking for your books to be fresh off the presses, sometimes even on the day of its release, come on over to the Baker Reading Room of Ohrstrom Library and have a look at the McNaughton Collection.   The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett Viking Feb. 2017 Call Number: McN L “Charlie Lovett’s diverting The Lost Book of the Grail is a mystery, a history, a pleasure—and a treasure. Find yourself…