2011-05-25 / Columns

Library News

By Sharon Blank

Summer Reading begins next week! Our official kickoff will be a thrilling show by magician David Ginn Tuesday, May 31, at 2 p.m. This world-traveling illusionist will get us on the road to Summer Reading with his World of Magic show and mystify young and old alike with his magic tricks.

We’ll have two great programs for you every Wednesday starting June 1! At 2 p.m. every Wednesday, we will have our terrific teen craft time, with a different project every week designed just for the teens and the older kids.

At 4 p.m. every Wednesday starting on June 1, we’ll have our great Destination: World storytimes, special programs for kids 3 and up in which we’ll tell a story and do a craft focused on a different country every week. This Wednesday, June 1, we’ll be traveling to England and having a jolly good time!

This Wednesday, May 25, we will have our great afterschool storytime at 4 p.m. Your kids will get to hear a fun story and do a craft. It’s always a lot of fun, so don’t miss it!

The library will be closed Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.

New at the library - Martha Stewart’s Wedding Cakes: More than 100 Inspiring Cakes – An Indispensable Guide for the Bride and the Baker by Martha Stewart with Wendy

Kromer. The queen of homemaking takes on the sweetest thing in a bride’s special day with this book full of great tips on how to pick what type of cake to choose, how to display it, how to hire a baker, how to cut costs and how to include traditions from around the world. Don’t want to hire it out? Martha’s got tons of ideas on how to do it yourself!

Links to this and other great sites can be found at www.sjrls.org.

Vegetable Gardening in Containers

- This illustrated article provides ideas for growing vegetables in containers such as pots and planter boxes. It discusses crop selection, growing media, fertilization, water, light and diseases and insects. It includes planting charts and sample vegetable varieties for containers.

From the Texas - Cooperative Extension, Texas A&M University - http:// aggiehorticulture. tamu.edu/publicat ions/guides/e- 545_ vegetable_ gardening_- containers.pdf

Well, that’s all for now - see you at the library!

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