Library Programs & Events

Literature of the Land Book Club - ONLINE

Join us for 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.

Registration is mandatory as attendance will be limited in number to allow for interactive discussion in a friendly group setting. The cost is $5 per session, $15 for all three sessions.

Fall 2020 Session

This fall we explore the world alongside the people who brought us our rich cornucopia of food. Join us as we dig deep into the symbiotic relationships between people and edible plants. How were these foods discovered? Why did they become staples? And what does the future of our food look like?

Nature Writing with Lighthouse - ONLINE

In these informal writing sessions, meet with Lighthouse Writers Workshop instructor Mary Harpin once a month via Zoom. Discuss a theme connected to writing in the outside world and work with writing prompts. For part of the session, head outside to write, then return to share your work. A one-time-use pass to Denver Botanic Gardens is included with each month’s session. As part of this program, you're invited to visit the Gardens and write outdoors. Ditch the screen! See where writing among the flora and fauna takes you.  

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 four botanical illustration coloring pages.


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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