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ONLINE Literary Gardens with partner Downers Grove Garden Club

June 8, 2021 @ 6:30 pm7:30 pm

Join master gardener and natural history writer Cindy Crosby and discover how gardens and garden imagery figure in literature, and how they help shape the books we love. Access sent to registrants.

Join master gardener and natural history writer Cindy Crosby for a fun look at gardens in literature and poetry. From Agatha Christie’s mystery series, to Brother Cadfael’s medieval herb garden, to Michael Pollan’s garden in “Second Nature,” to the “secret garden” beloved of children’s literature, there are so many gardens that helped shape the books and poems we love to read. Discover how gardens and garden imagery figure in the works of Elizabeth Goudge, Rumer Godden,  Mary Oliver, Elizabeth Gilbert, Henry Mitchell, Barbara Kingsolver, and many more! Be ready to discover new books to love as you enjoy this trip through the intersection of gardens and literature.

Cindy Crosby is the author, compiler or contributor to more than 20 books. Her most recent book is “Chasing Dragonflies: A Natural, Cultural, and Personal History” (Northwestern University Press, 2020). She has a master’s degree in natural resources, is a Master Gardener, and a natural history instructor for the Illinois Master Naturalist’s program. She is a steward  for the Schulenberg Prairie at The Morton Arboretum and a steward at Nachusa Grasslands, a Nature Conservancy site with bison in Franklin Grove, IL. When she’s not out working in her garden, chasing dragonflies or kayaking Illinois’ rivers, she speaks and teaches on natural history topics in the Chicago region. Cindy blogs each week at Tuesdays in the Tallgrass. For more information on Cindy, check out her website at www.cindycrosby.com

Contact the Ask Us Desk at askus@dglibrary.org with questions.


Participant Zoom instructions:

Registration with email address is required. The webinar link and password, along with handouts, will be emailed to participants the day before the program. If you do not receive it by 5:00 p.m. the previous day, please contact the library.

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This program will be presented through a live Zoom webinar.

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DGPL staff will be monitoring email before the program to assist with logon issues.


June 8, 2021
6:30 pm–7:30 pm

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