Children’s Community Garden

Gardening is fun and it’s all the more so if you involve kids!  According to Susan Patterson, 9 Reasons Every Child Should Help Grow a Garden, there are many benefits to gardening with children not the least of which is to get them to eat more vegetables.  It seems that the more we verbally emphasize the… Continue Reading Children’s Community Garden

New Books 5/8/17

Alternate worlds, dystopias, and intergalactic sagas top the list of new books for the week.   All Our Wrongs Today by Elan Mastai Living in an alternate world of flying cars, moon bases and plentiful food, aimless Tom Barren is blindsided by an accident of fate that leads to a time-travel mishap that lands him… Continue Reading New Books 5/8/17

New Books 5/1/17

Murder both fictional and true top the list along with books to better your life and candy recipes!  What more could you ask for…   The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins Using the science of habits, riveting stories and surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, art and business, Mel… Continue Reading New Books 5/1/17

New Books 4/24/17

This week’s books run the gamut from bloviators to cult leaders, from baseball to the environment, from mystery and suspense to historical fiction.   Burial Hour by Jeffery Deaver When the murder of a businessman has ties to a case in Naples, Italy, Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs don’t hesitate to join the search that… Continue Reading New Books 4/24/17

New Books 4/17/17

The taming of the Wild West, drug use in Nazi Germany, improving your health through eating and sleeping better, pursuing a meaningful life that involves kindness to others, and some great suspense, sci-fi, and mysteries!   All by Myself, Alone by Mary Higgins Clark Escaping the humiliation of her ex-fiancé’s arrest, gems expert Celia Kolbride… Continue Reading New Books 4/17/17

New Books 4/10/17

Newest books in series, books that discuss philosophy and the one big idea in science, a new feline detective, all the suspense you can stand, and more in this week’s selections!   Ageproof: Living Longer without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip by Jean Chatzky and Dr. Michael Roizen Two leading experts explain… Continue Reading New Books 4/10/17

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Miami Public Library are holding a book sale on Friday May 5th and Saturday May 6th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The sale will be held outside the library, weather permitting, on the sidewalk at the southwest corner.  In case of inclement weather, the sale will be moved inside.  A… Continue Reading Friends of the Library Book Sale

New Books 4/3/17

This week’s lineup offers bestselling authors including Debbie Macomber, J.A. Jance, and Bruce Feiler.  It includes the first in a new sci-fi series by John Scalzi as well as the latest in continuing series by Anne Perry and Randy Wayne White.  There are also offerings on end-of-life care, mental health care and more! Between Heaven… Continue Reading New Books 4/3/17

New Books 3/27/17

New York as a future Venice, never-before-seen notebooks by Joan Didion, and murder and mayhem galore in this week’s line-up of new books! All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg Hiding the truth about her unhappiness and struggles with anxiety from everyone including her family, best friend, and therapist, Andrea Bern joins her loved ones in… Continue Reading New Books 3/27/17

New Books 3/20/17

Interested in the latest brain research?  Learn how addictive technologies  and meditation work.  Find out about a war hero or a hermit.  Become engrossed in a murder mystery or dark secrets that destroy families.  Imagine or predict the future.  It’s all here. Autumn by Ali Smith The debut installment in a series about aging, time,… Continue Reading New Books 3/20/17