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It's Springtime in Chicago(land)!

A picture of a sunset over a pond.

Can you hear the birds chirping more frequently in the morning? Did you notice that the days are getting longer (a 5:45 pm sunset today versus a 4:30 pm sunset last December; I will take that any day!)? Are you noticing that the grass is getting a little greener and the plants are starting to sprout? Or even that our college’s Spring Break is coming up? All of these events are indicators of Springtime in our area!

I’ve compiled a list of my favorite inspirational quotes about the Spring season. Enjoy reading these gems of inspiration:

  1. “The man who has planted a garden feels that he has done something for the good of the world.” - Charles Dudley Warner
  1. “Happiness? The color of it must be spring green.” - Frances Mayes
  1. “Flowers always make people better, happier, more hopeful.” - Luther Burbank
  1. “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” - Audrey Hepburn

If you are looking for more inspirational quotes about Spring, please visit https://www.countryliving.com/life/g3077/spring-quotes/.

Now, as far as books about Spring are concerned, there is a plethora of options that the library offers. Here is a quick list of titles that are Spring-inspired and in the library’s collection:

  • Ali Smith’s Spring (2019)
  • Botticelli, Allegory of spring (2000)
  • Tovah Martin’s The garden in every sense and season (2018)
  • Jill Rizzo’s The little flower recipe book: 148 tiny arrangements for every season & occasion (2022)

Remember that our friendly librarians and library assistants here at Harper College’s Library are happy to help you find any (or all) of these titles. Just ask!

To close, Springtime, in my opinion, is a great time to pull out those garden gloves that have been in hibernation in the garage all winter and get gardening! It is also time for Spring nature walks in places near and far. Finally, Spring is a time for early morning sunrises, a renewed spirit of optimism, and new beginnings (just like on New Year’s Day). Whatever you do this Spring, do it intentionally and do it well.

Last Updated: 3/14/24