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April 28, 2016

North Carolina Gardening!

Spring has sprung!  Flowers are in bloom, the trees are leafing out again, pollen is in the air...  During this time of year, many choose to spruce up their green thumbs and plant a garden.  The NC Literary Map has several titles to help jump start or perhaps maintain all of this beautiful greenery.

One of these books is entitled "The Carolinas Gardener's Handbook" by Toby Bost and  Bob Polomski.  This comprehensive guide contains information, advice, and challenges on a variety of types of garden plants.  Check it out at your local library or bookstore!

Please come back next week for a quick glimpse at another book about gardening in North Carolina!  Happy reading!

April 14, 2016

National Library Week 2016

This week, April 10-16, is National Library Week!  This annual event is sponsored by the American Library Association and observed by libraries across the United States.  The entire month of April is also known as National Poetry Month, started by the Academy of American Poets.

In honor of these two events, I would like to share a quote by former UNCG professor and US Poet Laureate Randall Jarrell from a talk given to the American Library Association many years ago.

"I rarely feel happier than when I am in a library - very rarely feel more soothed and calm and secure.  And there in the soft gloom of the stacks, a book among books, almost, I feel very much in my element - a fish come back to sea; a baby come back to the womb.

I like libraries so much I feel depressed that my cat can't check out books, too."

Happy Library Week and National Poetry Month!

April 7, 2016

NC Writers' Network 2016 Spring Conference

The North Carolina Writers' Network 2016 Spring Conference is coming up on April 23!  Michael Parker, a writing professor at UNCG, as well as a successful novelist, will give the keynote address.  Other writers and professors will teach and lead various classes in this all-day event held in the MHRA building on the University of North Carolina at Greensboro campus.  For more information, please check out the NC Writers' Network website.  Preregistration is currently open until April 17.  Spaces are filling up fast so sign up now if you are interested in attending!  We hope to see you there!