Friday, April 28, 2017

Did you know that the Chicago Botanic Garden has its own library? Join us for a special afternoon visiting this hidden gem and its collections.

How to participate:
• This program is available only to Barrington Area Library cardholders.

Register for this program at the Barrington Area Library website. Registration is limited to 25 individuals.

• On Friday, April 28, between 1 - 2 PM: arrive at the Chicago Botanic Garden, stop at the gatehouse, give your registered name, and your parking cost will be waived.

• Admission to the Chicago Botanic Garden is always free - 365 days a year.

Guided program:
• 2 PM: Arrive at the Lenhardt Library, located in the Regenstein Center

• 2 - 2:30 PM:  Welcome, followed by Lenhardt Library tour and gallery talk on the library‘s rare book exhibition Botanical Charts: 19th Century Classroom Posters.

• 2:30 - 3 PM:  View a specially chosen rare book (ages 10 and over)

• 3 PM - Dusk: Explore all that the Chicago Botanic Garden has to offer.

One of the great treasures of the Chicago Botanic Garden is the Lenhardt Library. Open to the public 7-days a week, its 125,000 volume collection encompasses resources on gardening, botany, plant conservation, and landscape design, in formats from rare books to e-books. The Library supports all aspects of the Garden’s mission: "We cultivate the power of plants to sustain and enrich life."