Tuesday, March 31, 2009

April is Poetry Month

Find a poem or borrow a book of poetry from the library. April is National Poetry Month.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Union County library construction

Check out Union County Public Library's construction blog.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Florida gardening

Last year about this time, I wrote about looking out the window and admiring the beautiful azaleas. The bushes are lovely again this year. Our area of Florida is certainly beautiful at this time of year.

Garden stores are busy selling flowering plants and vegetable plants. If you need help with planning your garden or advice on growing things, check the 635.9 non fiction section for books on gardening. Or look in the Florida section for books on gardening in Florida since our climate creates some unique growing problems.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Florida books

From north to south, our state is diverse. We have a large variety of books that reflect that diversity.

James Grippando has written a series of thrillers taking place in Miami with his continuing character, lawyer Jack Swyteck. Born to Run and Last Call are two recent titles.

Brit Montero is a continuing character in a series written by Edna Buchanan. Like the author, Brit is a journalist working (and sleuthing) in Miami. Two recent titles by this author are Love Kills and The Ice Maiden.

Carl Hiassen is a well known journalist and author who books have a humorous slant to very real Florida issues. He writes frequently on the environment and politics making his point with humor. Skinny Dip and Nature Girl are just two of his books.

If you like historical fiction set in Florida, try some cracker westerns.
Herb Chapman and Lee Gramling write books about Florida in the 1800s. The authentic historical details portray Florida homesteaders settling and trying to make a life in early Florida. Give Riders of the Palmetto Plains, Thunder of the St. Johns, and Wiregrass Country a try.

All of the books mentioned along with many others can be found in the Florida section.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

March is Save Your Vision Month

The American Optometric Association sponsors Save Your Vision Month in March of each year.

They have a posted an excellent info sheet on Healthy Vision at the Computer, filled with things to be aware of as you work on your computer.

Another help for your vision are large print books. All libraries and bookmobiles have a selection of large print books for those who need this type of print. And even if you don't absolutely need large print, sometimes it is just nice to read in that format.

In the near future we will be purchasing additional large print materials thanks to a grant appropriated by the Florida State Legislature.