Check it Out

Check it Out New Additions to Adult Non-Fiction

Gardens and gardening can often be an unpleasant and possibly deadly experience for sufferers of hay fever, asthma, skin rashes and insect bites. Creating a Low-Allergen Garden by Lucy Huntington is an inspirational and practical guide to creating a safe and beautiful garden area for you. It includes an extensive A-Z plant directory, and full-color border plans.

Bruce McCall, author and comic illustrator brings readers a humorous look at the cars Detroit forgot to build. The Last Dream-O-Rama, views dozens of the novelty cars we should have seen from 1950-1960.

Nell Hill's Style at Home shows how to decorate a home with the things you love, not someone else's ideas. Mary Carol Garrity has brought together decorating styles in every color arrangement, while using every collector's treasures.

I Dwell in Possibility: Women Build a Nation; 1600-1920, by Donna M. Lucey is a dramatic, poignant, heroic and also tragic story of the women who built America. This interesting collection of facts showcases 256 pages of illustrations and photographs of well known and unknown American women. Take a walk through history from Colonial Jamestown, to The Daughters of Liberty, to enterprising women in the saloons of the Old West, shrewd business women at the end of the 19th century, and the suffragists who enabled women to have the right to vote in the early 1900s.

From flint ax heads to the Internet, from Persian ice cream to the microchip, A History of Great Inventions, by author James Dyson celebrates our greatest inventions. Included is a grand collection of color illustrations that displays the inspiration that shaped our world.

Library Activities and Information

The library is hosting another introduction to the Internet class for Monday, Feb. 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This class is geared toward those who are unfamiliar with the use of the Internet. Students will learn the basics for surfing the Web. This adult class has a limited enrollment because of space. Reservation is necessary, so please call the library at 677-7060 to hold a spot for the evening session.

Knowing the World through Reading

Join the latest discussion group on literary works from the immigrant United States. Discussion of Leslie Pietrzyk's book Pears on a Willow Tree will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. in the South Dakota Room of the public library. Discussion of the second book, The Vision of Emma Blau, by author Ursula Hegi, will be on Sunday, March 10 again at 3 p.m. at the library. These books and a study guide may be purchased at the library for $10. All sessions are free, but registration prior to the meeting is appreciated.

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