The annual Arbor Day tree seedling give-away is going on now, on the covered passage outside the computer center. If you park at the library, go pass the main door, walk around the mosaic, you will see the display.
river birch (wonderful bark)
sweet gum (gorgeous in fall)
black gum (aka sour gum aka tupelo)
white oak (big, broad, round, state tree of Maryland)
red oak (big, grows relatively fast)
redbud (buds in spring, right out of the branches)
pitch pine (which can grow in all sorts of conditions, eaten by wild boar)
BTW the library subscribes to American Forests, a great browse. For humans.
This is National Library Week. Please give us your library tales.
Thanks from your library staff.
This year's Favorite Poem Evening will be held
Thursday, May 5th
in the library
Please volunteer to read one of your favorite poems. Send your name, as well as the author and title of the poem, to ellenr at takomagov.org by May 2nd. This is a friendly and much-loved community event.