What's New at the Dundee Branch Library
Are the flowers beginning to bloom in your yard and neighborhood? Enjoy more blooms with one of these floral titles.
Rosemary Aitkin’s “Flowers for Miss Pengelly” is a charming romance set in 1911 Penzance, England. When the town butcher discovers a dead body in the lending library's courtyard, the people of Penzance are horrified.
The day before, the deceased man stopped at the library and asked about Miss Pengelly, a general maid for the reclusive Mrs. Thatchell. When handsome constable Alexander Dawes questions Effie Pengelly, she truthfully says she's never seen the man.
Naïve Effie begins taking long walks with the constable, but he's the son of gentry, and she's the daughter of a miner. Both of them believe their parents would object if they were to have a romance.
Misunderstandings regarding more proper matches cause a rift, while wild speculations fly regarding the unidentified body.
Will Miss Pengelly and the constable be able to solve the mystery of the murder and their own hearts?
In Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo’s “The Flower Recipe”, the co-owners of a San Francisco floral design studio offer step-by-step instructions, with accompanying photos, to make over 100 different floral arrangements in a variety of styles, from single blooms to overflowing and layered blossoms, using easily located flowers.
The arrangements run the gamut of styles and techniques: some are wild and some are structured; some are time-intensive and some are astonishingly simple. Each one is paired with a "flower recipe” – a listing of ingredients specifying the type and quantity of blooms needed, clear instructions detailing each step, and photos showing how to place every stem.
To top it off, the book is packed with ideas for unexpected vessels, seasonal buying guides, a source directory, a flower care primer, and all the design techniques readers need to know.
In Sarah Jio’s “The Last Camellia” landscape designer Addison flees her New York City home (and secret past) with her English husband, Rex, for Livingston Manor, his parents' new country estate outside London.
But she soon finds that Livingston Manor has secrets of its own that relate to a woman who, 60 years before, underwent the same journey.
In 1940, amateur botanist Flora, at the behest of an international flower thief, leaves New York behind to work as a nanny for the estate's owners, a wealthy family who may have been harboring a rare camellia species on their property.
She discovers, however, something far more sinister going on, involving women who have been disappearing from a nearby town.
Are the same dangers that Flora faced now closing in on Addison, 60 years later? Find out in this riveting tale.
All ages are welcome to join us on Thursday, May 30 at 6 p.m. for the Wunderground Comedy Show with Joel Tacey. There will be juggling, magic and lots of laughs!
The Dundee Book Club will be discussing “Before I Go to Sleep” by S. J. Watson on Tuesday, June 4 at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend and copies of the book are available at the library.
On Tuesday, June 11 at 7 p.m., come and get the latest and greatest summer party planning ideas and make a craft that will prepare your home for a fun-filled 4th of July party! Space is limited, so registration is required. Please call to reserve your spot (734.529.3310). Please note that this event is intended for those 18+. Child care is not provided.
Dundee Branch Library Hours:
Monday 9:00am-6:00pm Thursday 10:00am-8:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am-8:00pm Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-6:00pm Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm
Back to Dundee Branch Library Main Page