Herman Wouk Dies at 103

Pulitzer-winning author Herman Wouk passed away this past Friday in his home at the merlin_154987005_2fa1fcb5-3dc9-452e-b88f-69163c83a4a8-jumboage of 103.  Wouk is best known for helping to revitalize the genre of historical fiction through his portrayal of Israel and WWII.  Wouk’s extensive list of novels included: The Hope, The Caine Mutiny, Majorie Morningstar, Don’t Stop the Carnival, and many more. According to the NY Times, Wouk was working on another novel of unknown subject at the time of his death.  To learn more, check out the NY Times’ article, here.

The Livingston Public Library has many of Wouk’s books available, so make sure you stop by the library and check some out.

-Jessica Bielen, Adult Services Librarian

Gardening for the Environment Program Follow Up

Just in time for the spring gardening season, Adam Palmer of the Great Swamp Watershed Association (www.greatswamp.org) gave a very informative talk on this subject last month.

He spoke about best practices for gardening with the environment in mind including advice  and tips on gardening to conserve water, gardening with native plants and to attract beneficial species, reducing yard runoff, using natural/organic products, and reducing the environmental impact of lawn care, among others.

Attached are some great resources mentioned in the program along with the slide presentation.

The Native Plant Society of New Jersey’s Nurseries with Native Species list: http://npsnj.org/pages/nativeplants_Sources.html

-Archana Chiplunkar, Adult Services Librarian