May is mystery month and we could talk about our favorite sub-genres like cozy mysteries, police procedurals, suspense, historical mysteries and more. But have you ever heard of mysteries that are set in the 1970s? That date doesn’t make them historical mysteries but they will take you back to another time; a time of bell bottoms, the Munich massacre at the 1972 Summer Olympics, the 1973 oil crisis, President Nixon’s resignation, Stephen Hawking’s theory of black holes, the birth of modern computing, microwave ovens and great music by Carole King, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations and Jackson 5. If we’ve peaked your curiosity, try some of these books.
To help celebrate the great outdoors, the Friends of HML are hosting a program on Monday, May 16th at 6:30 pm, called Perennials in the Garden by Brian Fawcett of Asbury Gardens. Fawcett will share his gardening experience in discussing perennials and their attraction. He’ll discuss if the taste of a plant is associated with their ability to attract butterflies and bees, for their fragrance or for their ability to be good cut flowers. Fawcett will also discuss which perennials are available and suitable for our area. This is a perfect program for both experienced and aspiring gardeners.
Explore the power of fiction by watching a recommended talk from TED. This playlist of 10 talks, shows us how stories can transform the world we live in. Watch them here.