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June 25, 2008

June Is Perennial Gardening Month

Here are a few links to websites that will help you with your perennials:

Ohio State University Garden Tips - Here you can find a link to a searchable FAQ database, a database of images or how-to videos.
Gardening with Perennials - from the University of Illinois Extension. Here you will find information on: planting & transplanting, dividing, after planting care and much more.
Perry's Perennial Page -Dr. Leonard Perry's Web pages for on-line perennial and related horticultural information.
Perennial Flower Gardening Tips - According to the website: There are several hundred perennial flower gardening tips articles on this website - ranging from growing specific plants to designing with them.
Plant Database - provided by Walters Gardens - detailed information on over 1,000 plants. It includes photos and detailed information.

Attached is a Perennial Wordsearch Puzzle - the puzzle is in PDF format. Download the Perennial Wordsearch Puzzle
Download the Answer Key

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June 13, 2008

Information on the June 7th Tornado

For those who are interested in the path of the tornado here is a link to:

Results from Storm Surveys of June 7th Tornadoes - from NOAA's National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office. They have posted photos, maps, screenshots of the radar screens and more.

To view video clips of the tornados, click on one the links below which will take you to different YouTube videos.

Tornado Will County Illinois June 7th Part 1>Tornado Will County Illinois June 7th Part 2>Richton Park Tornado Damage Part 1
Illinois Tornado from June 7th, 2008
January 7, 2008 Harvard IL Tornado
Chicago Tornado June 7, 2008
TORNADO LANSING IL 6-7-2008 2MIN 30 SECOND SEE TWISTER
6/7/08 Lansing Tornado Aftermath
Tornado about to cross I-57 6-7-08
Tornado Damage in Will Co. near Monee (taken 6-8-08)

These are just some of the video clips that have been posted on YouTube.

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June 10, 2008

Did you know that June is National Oceans Month?

Did you know that on June 2nd, 2008 President declared that proclaimed
June 2008 as National Oceans Month? You can read the press release at:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2008/06/20080602-8.html.

For more information on oceans visit:

Ocean Resources - MarineBio.org
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
List of Ocean Resources for Kids

Here is some trivia from Ocean Planet: OCEANOGRAPHIC FACTS
Ninety percent of all volcanic activity occurs in the oceans. In 1993, scientists located the largest known concentration of active volcanoes on the sea floor in the South Pacific. This area, the size of New York state, hosts 1,133 volcanic cones and sea mounts. Two or three could erupt at any moment.
If the ocean's total salt content were dried, it would cover the continents to a depth of 5 feet.
At the deepest point in the ocean the pressure is more than 8 tons per square inch, or the equivalent of one person trying to support 50 jumbo jets.
For more facts on oceans, go to Ocean Planet Oceangraphic Facts.

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Friends of the GSU Library Historical Society will meet on June 11th

The Friends of the GSU Library Historical Society will meet on Wednesday, June 11th from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the Library Balcony. For more information, visit our website at: http://www.govst.edu/library/t_gsu_library.aspx?id=11562 or contact Eric Nicholson at 708.235.7508 or e-nicholson@govst.edu if you have any questions about the Friends of the Governors State University Library Historical Society.

New members and visitors are always welcome.

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June 03, 2008

Monthly Movie Reviewers Roundtable is Meeting June 5h to Review - United 93

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The Monthly Movie Reviewers Roundtable will be meeting Thursday, June 5th from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the Library Balcony where they will be reviewing the movie United 93. If you haven't seen the movie or want to watch it again, there is copy on reserve at the circulation desk that can be viewed in the library.

Everyone is welcome, so come join the fun.

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Friends Meeting Tomorrow June 4th, 2008

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The Friends of the GSU Library will be meeting on Wednesday, June 4th. We will meet from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the Library Balcony. We hope to see you then.

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