1. The seeds for many a new garden library will be harvested from this slim volume — or it will inspire readers to return to well-worn classics.

    — 

    New York Times Book Review

    For all you gardeners out there, Elizabeth Barlow Rogers is visiting the Library tomorrow with friends Paula Deitz and Laurie Olin to discuss “this slim volume” - otherwise known as Writing the Garden, the recent recipient of the 2012 American Horticultural Society Book Award. 

  2. Eat Your Veggies … At The Library. Seriously.

    If you head to our City Island Library, you can chow down on fresh vegetables grown by the staff in their garden. That’s right - we’re talking peppers, tomatoes, strawberries, herbs. The whole nine yards. The staff offers the fresh produce to patrons (see the photo of Library Manager Vershell Wigfall doing some sharing). The NY Times did a nice story on the practice. Cool, right? You just never know what you’re going to find in our libraries. So go to your local branch and see what’s there. You might even find a snack.