is 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:
Tree Huggers, 4:00pm
Lansdowne Public Library
55 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne, PA 19050
We’ll begin the program by reading the empowering story from H. Joseph Hopkins, The Tree Lady. Take a look at animals that love trees just as much as the story’s heroine, Katherine! No registration required.
Book Discussion of Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, 7:00pm
Radnor Memorial Library
114 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
Join us for a book discussion of Hope Jahren’s memoir of her journey as a child playing in her father’s laboratory to becoming a scientist studying the life of trees, flowers and plant life. Registration not required.
Women in Science, 4:30pm
Middletown Free Library
21 N. Pennell Road, Lima, PA 19037
Chemistry with Liese Beenken Rothkopf of GSK. This amazing local mother and woman in science will be here to talk about her job, science, and leading kids in some fun & educational activities dealing with her area of expertise. Reservation is suggested but not required. Click here to register.