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Library Resources for Herb Gardeners

Fresh herbs in a bowl

July 29, 2021

Are you a gardener, watching your harvest grow this summer? I am, and since the start of the pandemic, I've really enjoyed digging (literally) into my backyard and doing more projects than I ever have before. Weekends off with my husband (for the first time in the decade we’ve known each other) provided the perfect opportunity to work outside creating quite the sanctuary in our backyard! Not only did we expand our garden (again) and build more planting areas around the yard (again), we’ve created a winding path up to a woodland area where I can sit and read. We’ve also created new areas for wildlife and pollinators, including a wildflower patch, bee hotels, and my favorite addition: a pond...

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Need Some Help Repairing an Engine?

Small Engine Repair screenshot

May 18, 2012

In our daily lives, we use different machines constantly -  trimmers, chain saws, motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs, blowers, boat engines, and what-not. However, where do you turn when one of those machines like your trusty old lawnmower, for example,  gives up the ghost? A good first choice for help would be the SMALL ENGINE REPAIR REFERENCE CENTER database available through the Marathon County Public Library's website. SMALL ENGINE REPAIR  REFERENCE CENTER includes detailed repair and maintenance information on hundreds of different engines. And it's easy to search. When you log on, the database offers you the choice of browsing by category (i.e.  ...

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