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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, 9:30-11:30 a.m.


Literature of the Land: Black History Month

Join us for a special Black History Month session of Literature of the Land, a book club series hosted by the Helen Fowler Library. 
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 6:30-8 p.m.


Nature Tales Family Story Time

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. Stick around afterward to check out our adventure packs or pick out some books to read at home.

  • Best for ages infant through 8, all ages welcome
  • Free admission to the library and no reservations needed for Story Time
  • Space is limited

Saturdays, Feb. 19 – May 14, 10:30 a.m.

Literature of the Land Book Club - Spring

Join us for the spring 2022 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 spring, we will explore the relationship between nature and our wellbeing. 
Wednesdays, March 16, April 13, May 18; 6:30-8 p.m.


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.


2022 coloring sheet

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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