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Literature of the Land Book Club

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.

Spring 2020 Session

This spring we will be reading the words of land stewards–those that have directly felt the changes brought on by colonization and industrialization. The conversation is a global one, but these local and native activists share, through the knowledge of their people’s ties to the land, what it means to be a true environmentalist in a culture that demands for us to be anything but.

Starting in April, we will discuss "Unbowed: My Autobiography" by Wangari Maathai. May will bring us to "The Right to be Cold" by Sheila Watt-Cloutier, and we’ll wrap up in June with "As Long as the Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock" by Dina Gilio-Whitaker.


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

2019 coloring sheet

2018 coloring sheet

2017 coloring sheet