Bangor Public Library

Bangor Library: Visiting the library’s new glades

I was cozily ensconced in a blanket, as the snow from our most recent blizzard was falling, when my thoughts began to wander towards spring.  I’m thinking yours might have wandered there too, dreaming about spring days and warm afternoons on the porch.  I happen to be married to someone with a landscape degree – if you aren’t so lucky, BPL can help with a large selection of gardening books, magazines and resources.

As a result of your feedback, we have created several new subject “glades” in our stacks.  One of these is on gardening! That means if you visit our gardening glade (now located in the beautifully renovated 1912 Reading Room on the second floor), you will find many books on gardening and a number of magazines and other periodicals that can help you on your way.  If you can’t make it to the Library check out the digital download library for either books or magazines.  In Flipster our digital subscriptions include Fine Gardening, Organic Gardening, Rodale’s Organic Life, House Beautiful, This Old House, HGTV and a few others that might catch your interest as you’re trying to banish the winter blues.

If you are more of an interactive learner, we have a number of classes available on our Universal Class website including landscaping, gardening, vegetable gardening and even flower arranging.

If you’re not a gardening enthusiast, check out some of our other glades, such as American history, visual arts or arts and craft. We hope that you will take some time to come enjoy our collection. We are always adding new books and I’m certain you can find something perfect for you.  I know I’ve had my eye on Alton Brown’s newest cookbook, but am giving you all a chance to check it out first!

Stay warm and dry this winter but take some time to come visit us soon.  We’d love to show you around our new space!

Upcoming Events: AARP Tax Aid (February through April, call or visit our website for dates); Gmail 101, February 21, 2-4pm; Jazz Night! Free Jazz performance with “SWINGMATISM”, February 23 from 6-8pm; PechaKucha!, February 24 from 6-8pm; every Monday night “Adult Coloring” 6-8pm; March 7,  TED Talk “A Dig for Humanities’ Origins” 12-1pm; Ebook/Audio Book Transition Class (new system) 2-4pm March 7; Midori and BSO Quartet at BPL – 11:30am-12:30 pm; Smithsonian exhibit: Exploring Human Origins opening April 4!

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