January 01, 2011
News from the Library
"Bookworms" is a free storytelling program.
Come explore The Library and our great story trees!
Enjoy plant & nature stories and a take home craft.
This program will go rain or shine.
It is an indoor/ outdoor program; please dress appropriately.
Recommended for children ages 3-8.
The Bookworms story time themes and dates are below:
This is a free program for members and free with admission for non-members.
Falling Now: All About Leaves
Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 10 pm
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 2 pm
Not the Peacocks: Our Other Birds
Wednesdays, December 5 & 19, 2012, 10 am
Saturday, December 8, 2012, 2 pm
Are There Cactus in South Africa?
Wednesdays, January 2 & 16, 2013, 10 am
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 2 pm
The Food is Growing Faster Now
Wednesdays, February 6 & 16, 2013, 10 am
Saturday, February 16, 2013, 2 pm
Ouch! Watch Out for the Spines!
Wednesdays, March 6 & 20, 2013, 10 am
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 2 pm
Flit & Flutter Looking for a Blossom
Wednesdays, April 3 & 17, 2013, 10 am
Saturday, April 13, 2013, 2 pm
Tules and Turtles: Life in a Pond
Wednesdays, May 1 & 15, 2013, 10 am
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 2 pm
In the Jungle
Wednesdays, June 5 & 19, 2013, 10 am
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 2 pm
Meet your bookworm guide at The Arboretum Main Entrance
Reading the Western Landscape Book Group
The Book Group explores the portrayal of western North American landscape in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The group meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Arboretum Library. The group uses the Shared Inquiry™ method developed by the Great Books Foundation. The chosen book of the month must be read in order to participate. New members welcome.
Arboretum Library Orientations
Contact Susan Eubank (Susan.Eubank@Arboretum.org or 626-821-3213), the librarian, to arrange a free Library Orientation. Choose between two different orientations and individuals and groups are welcome.
Knowing the Plant World: Exploring the Arboretum Library
Get an overview of the Arboretum Library, it collections and services. This class is for anyone who is curious about what wonderful resources in this valuable and unique library. You will learn about using the materials, Library catalog and internet resources to find information on gardening and plants.
Do Plant and Garden Research Like a Professional: an In-depth Exploration of the Arboretum Library
Learn how to use the library to do research as well as find other information sources about plants. This class is for anyone who has a general understanding of the Arboretum Library collection and who would like to know how to use horticultural and botanical resources in more detail. Bring your questions as an example for research.
If you are interested in arranging an exhibit of your or your group's botanically related works, please contact the Librarian, Susan Eubank.
There is always a small selection of blooming orchids from the Arboretum's extensive orchid collection on display in the library.
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