Fall is the time to plant trees. If you’re thinking about putting in a new shade tree or maybe some fruit trees, check out Tending Your Garden: a Year-Round Guide to Garden Maintenance by Gordon and Mary Hayward. When I was researching ideas for expanding my backyard apple orchard, I happened to dig up this little gem of a book.
Many interested and concerned eyes are watching the future of books and the evolution of Eresources in general. Ebooks, Ereads, E whatevers are the currently promising future, and in order for any enterprise to succeed, that enterprise must conform to the advancing business standards of information dissemination.
December, besides being the "Holiday Season", is also the month of Awards and recapping events. Under 'recapping" comes the idea of lists….. lists of the 10 Genealogy Libraries you should visit before you die (of which the Midwest Genealogy Center is one) and lists of books you should read.
With the exception of a few days this week, we have been having some really rotten weather. MCPL has even had a few snow days! I decided to ask my fellow Edgerton librarians what movies and books are their all-time favorites. Which book and/or movie would they pick up to read or watch on a snow day, even if they have read it or seen it a hundred times?
Tiara - I love Tombstone with Val Kilmer! One of my favorite quotes from Doc Holiday is, "Looks like poker just isn’t your game. I know, let’s have a spelling contest."
I decided to take a break from the never ending searching of records to learn more about specific geographic areas where my ancestors had lived. One town in particular, Stoughton, Massachusetts, had a lot of connections to my father’s side of my tree. I had heard through family stories about my ancestors who lived there, but I didn’t know much about the town. I decided to see what MGC might have on that town or surrounding area. I searched the catalog for Stoughton and received a result for a book titled Images of America: Stoughton.