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I wonder how many other people are such creatures of habit as I? I am realizing just how much so in a variety of ways. My weekday mornings couldn’t be accomplished without a regular routine. As … more
There was a 50 year anniversary a couple of weeks ago which marked one of those moments in time some of us will never forget. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed April 4, 1968. It was a … more
Forty million adults struggle with something worse than just occasional stress. These people struggle with the common mental illness known as anxiety, according to the Anxiety and Depression … more
It happens over time. That beautiful tree that is such an asset in the landscape, that provides wonderful shade in the best possible place, will have its roots growing up above the lawn. These exposed roots can hamper mowing efforts and even be a walking hazard. Tree roots anchor the plant and provide the means of taking up water and nutrients. Even though we talk of “deep-rooted” trees, most would be surprised at just how shallow much of a tree’s roots are. more
What could be better on a cold day than a nice bowl of homemade soup or stew? A hearty soup with cornbread or crackers is a great meal for many folks. Many soups taste even better the second day, … more
 With kids heading back to the classroom this month, the Quitman Public Library is highlighting online resources that are especially helpful for students and teachers. A variety of tools for … more
As you may have noticed, the Mineola Memorial Library column was absent from the paper on Sept. 19. That was my fault. I was in Springfield, Ill., at the Association of Rural and Small Libraries … more
When we arrive at the Arboretum every Wednesday morning, we place our names on a sign-in sheet. A few weeks ago, an anonymous volunteer added “Many hands make light work.” This old phrase can … more
Many hands have been working outside the Picket Fence. more
January is “Get Healthy, Stay Healthy” month. If you have resolved to exercise, diet, or just be a better person, the library has the information and books you need to be successful. more
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