Longwood Gardens 2018 Community Read

his winter and spring we join local libraries and community partners for the fifth year of Longwood Gardens Community Read! This year, we will explore women in horticulture. Longwood Gardens added a third book this year so that people of all ages can participate in Community Read. The three books this year are:
• Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, for adults and young adults.
• Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky, for middle-grade readers.
• The Tree Lady written by H. Joseph Hopkins and illustrated by Jill McElmurry, for children. 

Participating Delaware County Libraries will hold programs over the next few months based on the Community Read books. Find both books at your local Delaware County library by clicking on the highlighted titles above. At each program, patrons will receive ticket vouchers for free admission to Longwood Gardens. One time use only, valid through September 30, 2018. For a full list of programs across the region click here.

Programs at Delaware County Libraries:

May 8
The Tree Lady, 1:30pm

Media-Upper Providence Free Library
1 E. Front St., Media, PA 19063
We’ll read The Tree Lady about horticulturist Kate Sessions and design our own nature parks! Recommended for ages 3-5. Please register by calling 610-566-1918.

May 12
Tree Huggers Program, 
Radnor Memorial Library & Delaware Museum of Natural History
Radnor Township Administrative Building, 301 Iven Ave., Wayne, PA 19087
The Delaware Museum of Natural History will present the empowering story of H. Joseph Hopkins’ The Tree Lady, then take a look at animals that love trees just as much as the story’s heroine, Katherine! The audience will be able to interact with live animals that help plant trees around the world! Open to ages 4 and up. Sponsored by Chanticleer, A Pleasure Garden. Register by clicking here, or call 610-687-1124.

May 14
Pennsylvania Women in Science, 
Ridley Township Public Library
100 E. MacDade Blvd., Folsom, PA 19033
Robyn Young, author of Women in Penn’s Woods: A History of Women in Pennsylvania, will discuss the women of science highlighted in her book.  Robyn Young is an author, artist and speaker known as the "Marker Lady" for her work in having 18 roadside historical markers installed and dedicated to women in history throughout the state of Pennsylvania since 2002. Robyn will discuss the contributions of Alice C. Evans (Bacteriology), Ann Preston (Physician), Charlotte Emma Moore-Sittler (Mathematics and Astronomy) and Mary Sharpless Schaffer Warren (Botany). 
To register for this event, email reference@ridleylibrary.org, call 610-583-0593, or stop at the library’s circulation desk.

September 12
Lab Girl Teen Book Discussion,
Haverford Township Free Library
Haverford Township Free Library Board Room, 1601 Darby Road Havertown, PA 19083
Teens can borrow a copy of Lab Girl from the library in August. Sign up at the library reference desk and pick up your book there.

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