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Librarian's Lounge - January 2022

As I’m writing this, the first big snowstorm of the season is heading our way. I’d be lying if I said I wasn't looking forward to it. After all, a snowstorm is a perfect excuse to curl up with a cup of tea and a good book!

But it’s not all cozy winter reading over here. A new year means planning for new and exciting things at the library. With that in mind, this month’s post is going to be a little different. Instead of reflecting, I’m looking ahead and setting some resolutions for myself as a library user. 

A Glimpse of Nature — Weeds in Winter: Mullein

The last time we looked at an herbaceous plant was at the end of August when the library’s jewelweed reached its floriferous peak.  It’s high time to consider another wildflower!  Yes, blossoms are in short supply right now, but the plants that create them can be very conspicuous, especially when there is snow on the ground.  This first installment of “weeds in winter” spotlights common mullein.

It’s hard to miss a plant whose stalk can be over six feet tall.   Here’s what it looks like in winter.

Librarian’s Lounge - October 2021

Happy Fall! Thanks for stopping by the Librarian’s Lounge this month. September brought me some excellent books and tasty treats. I’m excited to share them with you today, but I want to hear from you, too! Did you read a book last month that I should add to my TBR? Did a book or resource from AFL help you learn something new? Share all the details in the comment box at the end of this post.

What I’m Reading


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