Volume 4, Issue 2
Garden Lovers' Book Sale April 7 and 8
Save the date--and donate
Everyone's looking forward to the Miller Library's twelfth annual Garden Lovers' Book Sale, set for April 7 and 8, 2017. As usual, the two-day sale features a ticketed Friday night party and a public sale Saturday from 9 to 3.
You can help by donating your new or gently-used gardening, landscape, and ecology books this month, giving us plenty of time to sort and price them. Drop off
books Monday through Saturday at the Miller Library. For more information about
making a book donation, contact
the Library at 206-543-0415 or email@example.com.
Through the Eye of a Weaver
and iPhone photographer Anna Klauder shares images from her garden
celebrating the light, texture, and color that inspire her. With her
iPhone, and not focused
on photo settings and camera gear, Anna is free to capture life as she
finds it--in all its natural splendor. The exhibit includes a selection
of her weavings, which also reflect her appreciation of the interplay of
texture, pattern, and color.
Photography by Anna Klauder
in the Miller Library through February 27
The artist invites you to an opening reception Thursday, February 2, from 5 to 7 pm.
Snowdrop by Gail Harland
reviewed by Brian Thompson
A few months ago, when I was considering potential books for
the Miller Library, my first reaction to Snowdrop
by Gail Harland was, “Oh no, we don’t need another book on snowdrops!”
I was wrong. This is an excellent addition to the library
and is quite different from our several other titles on the genus Galanthus. It is part of the Reaktion
Books Botanical series of books (we have many in the series) which are
uniform in their ability to bring a fresh prospective to many garden subjects
already well recounted by others.
These other authors provide extensive descriptions of the
hundreds of snowdrop varieties that eager galanthophiles will snap up, while this
book is more interested in the passion that drives such collectors. It is also
a wonderful history of the role these early spring flowers have played in
culture, including art, literature, and music.
For example, do you remember the white kitten in Through the Looking Glass and What Alice
Found There? Yes, that was Snowdrop, who later became the White Queen. Did
you know that earliest English translations of Schneewittchen by the Brothers Grimm was Snow-Drop? It was only after the Walt Disney animation of the same
story that we came to know the heroine as Snow White.
For these stories and many others, this is a delightful book
to read especially during these late, cold days of winter. Moreover, if you
hurry, you can check out Snowdrop
while its eponymous flower is still in bloom in your garden!
New to the Library