Spend a Sunday afternoon at the Opera with Christopher Purdy. We have chosen Puccini’s Turandot. Set in China and performed in... more
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Come discuss the best books you haven’t heard of yet! This quarter’s featured book is The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon.... more
The Adult Readers' Blog
Chill Factor: How a Minor-League Hockey Team Changed a City Forever by David Paitson and Craig Mertz arrives on the shelves in March 2015. The authors claim the team cut a path in the ice leading directly to the Blue Jackets and Sunday's NHL All Star game.
When I hear the word puck, I think of a Shakespearean character so I was surprised to discover how many all stars wore number 9. Maurice Richard, Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull and Wayne Gretzky (he chose 99 because he couldn't get 9). There's even a children's book on that very subject. I'll never hear “Revolution 9” by the Beatles in quite the same way again.
- The Highest Number in the World by Roy MacGregor is about a young hockey player disappointed because she gets jersey number 9
- Mr. Hockey: My Story by Gordie Howe is the recent autobiography of a famous number 9
- Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard by John Branch. Concussions and sports violence are in the news again because of football. This book looks at hockey.
- Honda, a sponsor the NHL All Star Game, gives car to controversial star Ovechkin to be donated to charity
All Souls: A Family Story From Southie by Michael Patrick McDonald
In this devastatingly honest memoir Michael MacDonald, one in a family of ten, recounts his experience growing up in Southie which is one of South Boston’s public housing projects. Described by all the residents as “the best place in the world”, McDonald has the courage to pull back this veil and tell the emotional and powerful true story. MacDonald explores the busing riots of the 1970s, Southie’s “no snitch” culture, the loss of four of his own siblings, and the exploits of Whitey Bulgar (the town’s top gangster and father figure). Through all of this pain and loss McDonald is still able to point out areas of hope and the strong sense of community that is still alive in Southie today.
Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening
MISTER OWITA'S GUIDE TO GARDENING is a beautifully written memoir by a first time author Carol Wall. The story is a very personal account of friendship between two people. Less about gardening, the book is more about those accidental judgments that we make based on prejudices of race, money, education, and plain old general appearances.
I enjoyed this book. It is about the power of friendship which can change our hearts and transform our lives; it is a reminder we all have more in common with each other than we think.
50 High-Impact, Low-Care Garden Plants
Snow is still on the ground but gardening is blooming in my heart. The month of March finds seed catalogs, gardening books, and over wintered herbs strewn all over my kitchen and dining room. The need is for spring!
My favorite gardening books for Ohio are authored by Tracy Disabato-Aust. Every spring I start a plant list for my garden from Tracy’s book, 50 High-Impact Low Care Garden Plants. The book has a little bit of everything from grasses to shrubs, but all are Ohio hardy and easy care. My favorite stand out plants are Bear’s Breeches, Variegated Aralia, Blue False Indigo, Bleeding Heart, and Hellebore. The Dragon's Eye Pine made the list this year but where to plant, the garden is getting full!