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Library Programs

The Helen Fowler Library is a destination for exploration and learning. Programs are focused on the book as a resource, a tool, or object of literacy and learning.

Free admission to the library for members and the general public, no reservation required. Admission to the Gardens is separate. Program fees may apply to library programs. 

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Children & Family Programs

Sensory Processing and Autism Resource Kits (SPARK!)


Sensory Processing and Autism Resource Kits (SPARK) are available to check out for free and are appropriate for people of all ages with autism or sensory needs to help them feel safe and supported while exploring the York Street gardens.

Nature Tales Family Story Time

Nature Tales Family Story Time

Saturdays in October, 10:30-11 a.m.
Bring your budding naturalists to Nature Tales Family Story Time and discover the wonders of nature with your child. Together, we will explore books that tell the stories of the natural world, of the garden and of our own backyard.

Color Our Collections coloring sheet

Color Our Collections

Break open the colored pencils or crayons and enjoy the soothing exercise of coloring our past submissions for Color Our Collections.

Adult Programs

Edward P. Connors Rare Books Reading Room

Literature of the Land Book Club

A book club series hosted by the Helen Fowler Library. We read three books over three months focusing on a specific topic of interest. This fall we will read about birds.

Writing in the gardens

Nature Writing with Lighthouse

In these informal writing sessions, join a Lighthouse Writers Workshop instructor to discuss themes connected to writing outdoors while gaining inspiration through writing prompts.

Edward P. Connors Rare Books Reading Room

Meet a Rare Book

Join us in the Edward P. Connors Rare Books Reading Room to see some of the most distinctive items in our rare books collection up close. Participants will dive into the history of the items chosen for the day's session and more. The next Meet a Rare Book sessions will be held in the fall and will be announced soon.

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