Wednesday, 19 March 2014

A Blooming Good Time With Cambridgeshire Libraries

Cambridgeshire Libraries are set to host a series of illustrated talks this spring by staff from the Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

Development Officer, Juliet Day will be introducing what has been learnt through the Voicing the Garden community history project during the talks and sharing stories from this well-loved garden in the heart of Cambridge.  The talks are accompanied by a Voicing the Garden exhibition explaining how Cambridge residents can get involved with the project.

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Learning, Councillor David Harty said “These fantastic talks are all free and there will be an opportunity at each host library to contribute responses to the project on special postcards.”

Juliet Day, Development Officer for Cambridge University Botanic Garden said “Voicing the Garden seeks to collect, celebrate and share the stories of the people behind the plants — the people who have made, grown up in or simply enjoyed the Garden.”

Cambridge Central Library, Thursday 20 March, 1– 2.30 pm An EngAge event. Display 18 March – 8 April.

Histon Library, Wednesday 9 April, 2- 3.15 pm An EngAge event. Display 9 -15 April.

Great Shelford Library 29 April, 7pm, with refreshments. Organised by the Friends of the Library. £2 entry fee for non-members of the Friends: Members admitted free.

All other talks are free but places should be reserved in advance at the library or by calling 0345 045 5225.