Posts Categorized: Leaves and Reads

How libraries can nurture a love of nature

Are you a nature lover? Would you like to deepen your nature connection? Here are twenty ways the library can support your love of nature or help develop one in 2020: Books Let’s start with the obvious. What may not be so obvious, though, are the different genres that can feed your nature-loving soul. Nature-based… Read more »

What is there to notice in nature?

It can be hard to get out during this time of year, this transition time between fall and winter.  It’s cold and things look brown and bare. What is there to do and see outside right now anyway? Well… plenty! Read through the list of nature to explore around Topsham Public Library (and anywhere else)… Read more »

Following Nature’s Lead

“If there is any wisdom running through my life now, in my walking on this earth, it came from listening in the Great Silence to the stones, trees, space, the wild animals, to the pulse of all life as my heartbeat.” – Vijali Hamilton The temperature is cooling, daylight hours are shortening, leaves have fallen,… Read more »

Sense of Place and Nature’s Role

    “An individual is not too distinct from his place. He is his place.” — Gabriel Marcel   Sense of place.  Have you heard this phrase? I first heard it several years ago and although it was new terminology to me, the concept was familiar. To put it simply, it refers to the meaning… Read more »

Awaken Your Senses in the Garden

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” –  John Burroughs Have you visited our gardens recently? Some blooms are starting to fade away but there is still plenty of color and interest. Sarah has done a wonderful job designing so that there’s always something in… Read more »