Library Programs

January 2020

Storytime
Every Friday
10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Regular Garden admission
Enjoy storybooks and activities. Storytime is held in the Library from September through May and in the Children’s Garden June through August.

Nature Study Reading Society
January 10, 2020
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Regular Garden admission
Join your loves of reading and the natural world with our dedicated book discussion group. Discussions are held on the second Friday every other month in the Robins Library Reading Room.

Hygge Reading Party
January 18, 2020
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Regular Garden admission
In keeping with the Scandinavian concept of hygge—a quality of coziness and contentment derived from taking pleasure in sweet, quiet moments and good company—we invite you to curl up with a good book in our comfy chairs alongside a toasty fire.

Poet-Tree
January 25 – April 30, 2020
Daily 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Regular Garden admission
In the depths of winter, the skeleton of a tree appears in the Robins Library: it’s a new Poet-Tree! We invite you to compose original poems on paper leaves and attach them to the Poet-Tree. With your help, it will grow and flourish as winter gives way to spring, culminating in April with a gleeful National Poetry Month celebration. Join us along the way for poetry workshops, open mic events, readings, and more!

Poet-Tree: Taking Root
January 25, 2020
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Regular Garden admission
Join us in the Robins Library as we “plant” the Poet-Tree with a day of youth and adult poetry workshops and readings.

February

Storytime
Every Friday
10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Regular Garden admission
Enjoy storybooks and activities. Storytime is held in the Library from September through May and in the Children’s Garden June through August.

Seed Swap
February 8, 2020
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Regular Garden admission
In need of seeds? Want to meet fellow seed lovers? Bring seeds or bulbs to share, exchange them for new and interesting seeds, and learn how to use Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Seed Library.

March

Storytime
Every Friday
10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Regular Garden admission
Enjoy storybooks and activities. Storytime is held in the Library from September through May and in the Children’s Garden June through August.

Nature Study Reading Society
March 13, 2020
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Regular Garden admission
Join your loves of reading and the natural world with our dedicated book discussion group. Discussions are held on the second Friday every other month in the Robins Library Reading Room.

Poet-Tree: Branching Out
March 8, 2020
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Regular Garden admission
Whether your talent is poetry, spoken word, singing, beatboxing, or something uniquely you, branch out and make yourself heard before a welcoming crowd! We welcome performers of all ages to this family-friendly open mic event.

Hygge Reading Party
March 22, 2020
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Regular Garden admission
In keeping with the Scandinavian concept of hygge—a quality of coziness and contentment derived from taking pleasure in sweet, quiet moments and good company—we invite you to curl up with a good book in our comfy chairs alongside a toasty fire.

April

Storytime
Every Friday
10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Regular Garden admission
Enjoy storybooks and activities. Storytime is held in the Library from September through May and in the Children’s Garden June through August.

Poet-Tree in Motion
April 26, 2020
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Regular Garden admission
Celebrate the growth of the Poet-Tree and National Poetry Month with writing sessions, indoor and outdoor poetry readings, and more!

May

Storytime
Every Friday
10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Regular Garden admission
Enjoy storybooks and activities. Storytime is held in the Library from September through May and in the Children’s Garden June through August.

Nature Study Reading Society
May 8, 2020
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Regular Garden admission
Join your loves of reading and the natural world with our dedicated book discussion group. Discussions are held on the second Friday every other month in the Robins Library Reading Room.

 

 

Children play with a felt board during storytime

Children help the Librarian with a retelling of Bruce Degen’s Jamberry during storytime

 

Two books, a cup of coffee, and a cookie

A hygge moment in the Library

A group of people gather to discuss a book in the reading room for the Hygge Reading Party at the Robins Library

The Nature Study Reading Society discusses a book in the Lora Robins Library

Seed cabinet drawers are open to reveal dozens of seed packets organized by family

A glimpse into the Seed Library

Families read cozily in easy chairs by the fire in the Library Reading Room

Families read in the comfort of the Reading Room

Megan, Marietta, and Laura discuss books in the Library; Sunshine stands behind them.

Visitors discuss their Library finds

Two adults play with a puzzle at a child-size table in the Library; a third stands behind them reading a children's book

Kids of all ages find something to do in the Library

What will you discover in the Library?

Staff and volunteers read and talk in the Reading Room

There’s something for everyone in the Library