Our York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Aug. 15 for a concert. More early closings.

Literature of the Land

Join us for the fall 2018 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. We delve into literature related to the land and to nature, discussing topics that may range from environmental issues to the culture of food and drink, from the American dust bowl to the cinnamon trees of Southeast Asia.

This fall we’ll be discussing the forest fire, how it shaped our past and how it will affect the future.


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.


Summer Reading Program: June 2 – Aug. 31

We challenge kids and families to read nine books and complete our book tally coloring sheet. Starting June 2, pick up your summer reading coloring sheet at the Helen Fowler Library. Books do not have to be selected from the Helen Fowler Library, however we have a great selection of classic children's books and stories about gardening, flowers, being kind to the Earth and spending time in nature. Note: you must be a Gardens member to check out books at the Library. 

The first 30 participants to return the completed sheet will receive a nature exploration kit. One award per child. Prizes will be available in the Library Aug. 1-31.