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Anna Klauder cards and books on dye plantsVolume 4, Issue 3
Anna Klauder exhibit extended through March 30

Textile artist and photographer Anna Klauder shares images from her garden celebrating the light, texture, and color that inspire her. The photographs feature flowers, insects, fruits, seeds, succulents and stones seen at close range, often in bright sunlight.  Anna's work captures life as she finds it, in all its immediacy and splendor.

The exhibit includes a selection of Anna's weavings, which reflect her appreciation of the interplay of texture, pattern, and color. A wide range of her prints and postcards are for sale, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Miller Library.

Garden Lovers' Book Sale 2017 flower image Calling all early birds and bookworms:
Party and presale for Garden Lovers' Book Sale

Enhance your home gardening library as you support the Miller Library and enjoy gathering with plant lovers. Join us for 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 (where early birds get the widest selection) as well as a free public sale Saturday from 9 to 3.

Be among the first to hunt for that special gardening book at the opening party and rare book silent auction on Friday, April 7th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Early birds and bookworms can mingle with other gardening enthusiasts and bid on specially selected books in the silent auction. Tickets to the party are limited and on sale now at the library for $25 each ($30 at the door).

On Saturday April 8th the Book Sale runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is free. You’ll find a wide range of topics on all things horticultural, at great prices.

The sale will coincide with an exhibit and sale of new works by members of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists. The library will double as gallery to display the recent work of several excellent local artists.

To look closely : science and literacy in the natural worldTo Look Closely: Science and Literacy in the Natural World
reviewed by library volunteer Dorothy Crandell 

Teacher Laurie Rubin weekly features nature study in her elementary school classes in Ithaca, New York, in part based on an idea developed by Jon Young and instructors at the Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall, Washington. Rubin's child-centered program integrates critical thinking skills in science, mathematics, and language arts across the seasons of the year in the great outdoors.

In her program, once a week the students investigate a particular place, in whatever weather, in the natural environment near the school – a creek. Students discover that the creek experience is never the same twice. They have grown and developed, and the creek environment keeps changing over time. They keep journals of their observations, looking closely at plants, birds, insects, weather, and more. Stewardship of the natural world inspired at an early age is destined to last a lifetime.

New to the Library
Plant : exploring the botanical world / commissioning editorRuth Shellhorn / Kelly Comras.Street farm : growing food, jobs, and hope on the urban fronSeeds on ice : Svalbard and the Global Seed Vault / Cary FowSissinghurst : a year in the growing.The power of pulses : saving the world with peas, beans, chiMiraculous abundance : one quarter acre, two French farmers,Family gardens : how to create magical outdoor spaces for alCattail moonshine & milkweed medicine : the curious stor100 plants to feed the bees : provide a healthy habitat to hVictory gardens for bees : a DIY guide to saving the bees /Rock gardening : reimagining a classic style / Joseph TychonAfton Villa : the birth and rebirth of a nineteenth-centuryA garden for the president : a history of the White House grRain gardens for the Pacific Northwest / Zsofia Pasztor, KerHerterton House and a new country garden : the story of howUrban forests : a natural history of trees and people in theFresh from the garden : an organic guide to growing vegetablPacific Northwest month-by-month gardening : what to do eachIlluminature / by Carnovsky ; written by Rachel Williams.Growing roses in the Pacific Northwest : 90 best varieties fdetail from Wild / by Emily Hughes.Building in bloom : the making of the Center for Sustainable

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