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Nature Writing with Lighthouse

In these informal writing sessions, join Lighthouse Writers Workshop instructor Mary Harpin to discuss themes connected to writing outdoors while gaining inspiration through writing prompts. For part of the session, head into the Gardens to write, then return to share your work.
Select Saturdays, June – Dec., 9-11 a.m.

Literature of the Land Book Club - Fall

Join us for the fall 2021 session of Literature of the Land, a book club series hosted by the Helen Fowler Library. We'll read three books over three months, focusing on a specific topic of interest. This fall we explore winged creatures – bees, birds and butterflies.
Wednesdays, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10; 6-7:30 p.m.


Helen Fowler Library
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. every Tuesday-Thursday
Included with admission

Contact us with general questions or for eBook registration at 720-865-3570, or email library@botanicgardens.org.

Color Our Collections Coloring Fest

The Helen Fowler Library takes part in #ColorOurCollections, a week-long coloring fest on social media, generally occurring the first full week of February, alongside libraries, archives and other cultural institutions around the world. Using materials from our collections, we are sharing free coloring content with the hashtag #ColorOurCollections and inviting followers to color along and get creative with our collections. #ColorOurCollections was launched by The New York Academy of Medicine Library in 2016.

Break open the colored pencils or crayons and enjoy the soothing exercise of coloring our past submissions for Color Our Collections. You can print five botanical illustration coloring pages.


2021 coloring sheet

2020 coloring sheet (también en español)

2019 coloring sheet (también en español)

2018 coloring sheet (también en español)

2017 coloring sheet (también en español)


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