Magness Library is hosting a Plants Galore Adult Reading Program from March 8 through April 19. Registration is available until April 5.
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need,” said Marcus Tullius Cicero, a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator and political theorist, among other things.
“I love the quote by Cicero,” said Magness Library director Brad Walker. “It’s one of my favorites.”
Participants in the reading program can read any book they choose to read, even if its not about plants. However, seminars will be offered during the program and those will be about plants.
“We are dedicating this year’s adult reading program to plants,” said Walker. “You can read any book you want as part of the reading program. The seminars will be about plants. There will be three door prizes given away at each seminar.”
Seminars are held on Saturdays at 11 a.m.:
• March 8 — Mary’s Greenhouse by Beth Jacobs
• March 22 — Orchids 101 for beginners by The Orchid Gallery
• April 5 — Spring Flowers and Wildflowers by Brad Walker and Pat Bigbee
• April 19 — To be announced.
To participate in the reading program, individuals must be at least 18 years old and have a Magness Library card without overdue books or fines. Only books from Magness Library can be used and must be age appropriate. Books read are to be recorded on a reading log, which must be turned in along with any books checked out by April 14 before 4 p.m.
The participant with the most books read will win a grand prize of a $50 gift certificate for Mary’s Greenhouse. Second and third-place winners will be given a $25 gift card for Amazon and a $15 gift certificate for Mary’s Greenhouse, respectively.
For more information about Plants Galore Adult Reading Program, the seminars or to register for the event, contact Magness Library at 473-2428.