Kickstart your spring with a visit to the library

Thursday, March 21, 2019
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According to the little thermometer in my truck, it was 41 degrees this morning. That’s a far cry from it being 20 below just a couple weeks ago. In fact, Angie came in to work this morning fanning herself with an envelope and asked if we could turn the heat down. The weather is indeed warming up, and the first day of spring is this week. With that, people may be thinking about spring activities. It may be worth your time to come see what is here at the Big Horn County Library.

I’ve always enjoyed spring, because of the way all the foliage springs back to life. You have the trees starting to bud and the grass starts getting green, and with that comes the flower and vegetable gardens. If you take pride in your garden, you may want to take a look at some of the books we have for ideas on arranging flower gardens or growing better vegetable gardens, like Designing With Perennials, The Englishman’s Gardener, and The Xeriscape Garden.

With the warmer weather, people are definitely outside more and most likely thinking about dragging the barbeque grill out of storage. As I drove around town this past weekend, there was already one family grilling on their porch. Well, we have a very large collection of cook books and among those a very good selection of books on grilling, like Fish Grilled and Smoked, Planet Barbecue, and Chicken on the Grill. They’re filled with great ideas for marinades and seasonings, ways for grilling wild game or fish, suggestions for utensils and much more. Come in and find an idea for something you haven’t tried before.

As the season changes, I can think of nothing more relaxing than spending some time in a camp chair outside reading a good book. We have a fantastic selection of novels in about any genre you can imagine. As you may already know, I’m a huge fan of spy and crime novels, but if you prefer westerns or romance or outdoor adventure or anything else, I am sure you can find something at the Big Horn County Library that will pique your interest.

And speaking of novels, don’t forget that Craig Johnson and Marcus Red Thunder will be here in just a couple of weeks to talk about his latest Longmire story and Netflix series on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m.

We at the Big Horn County Library would like to wish everyone a very happy and safe spring season.