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La Retama Central Library

805 Comanche
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

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Tue. - Wed.: 10AM to 6PM
Thu. - Sat.: 9AM to 6PM

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Home & Garden Resources


Includes recipes for every occasion and a searchable database to find a specific entree. Site provided by


Find recipes, learn etiquette, read restaurant reviews, plus a dictionary of wine, and information on other types of beverages.

Food Fit!

Includes recipes for healthy living and the latest foods in the news.


Site provided by Stephanie da Silva.


Find various recipes ethnic cuisine by region, and by dish.


Includes tips for which wine to serve with various foods, the perfect turkey, various recipes and featured articles.

Home Improvement

American Woodworker

Find articles on various wood projects.

Bob Vila

Visit the official web site of Bob Vila.

Do It Yourself

Find information on home improvement how-to's.


"Hometime, hosted by Dean Johnson, is a home improvement television show broadcast on public television and in syndication."

How To Do It Index

'The HTDI Index is a guide to locating magazine articles that contain how-to information, instructions, plans, suggestions and tips on how to solve and prevent problems, construct projects, pursue an art, craft, hobby, etc.'


All the information you need is here to prepare for a renovated kitchen. This site includes budget and planning, interactive kitchen guide, design planning and new product news.

Martha Stewart Home

Official web site of the Martha Stewart and her home ideas.


BBC Online

Gives information, ideas, and gardening tips to improve your home garden.

Better Homes & Garden Online

Gives information on gardening, recipes, decorating ideas, and an amazing "Arrange a Room" online tool. Site provided by

Bug Review

Search for bugs by type and/or locations and learn about their habits and how to control them.

Martha Stewart Gardening

Visit Martha Stewart and read about her great gardening tips and ideas for your home

My Garden Guide

Find information on herbs, gardening and tips, plant encyclopedia and plant tutorials. Site provided by

Organic Gardening

Official web site of OG, provided by Rodale Inc.

Plants Database

Can search various plant names and provide classification and scientific names as well as thumbnail images. Site provided by the

You Grow Girl

"You Grow Girl was launched in February 1800 and has grown into an online community that speaks to a new kind of gardener, seeking to redefine the modern world relationship to plants"

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