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Library Programs 

Library Programs and Events 

Visit the Library and enjoy an array of activities! 

Harden Exhibit

New Art Exhibit
Madagascar: Plants & Insects

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Watercolors by Artists of the Mary L. Harden School of Botanical Illustration


This exciting new botanical art exhibition features original paintings of plants and pollinators of Madagascar. In this fifth exhibit of paintings by Mary Harden and her students, the artists wish to draw attention to and create appreciation of this unique and endangered habitat.


Join us for the artists' reception on February 9.

More about this exhibit >>

Story Time & Family Walk

Story Time

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Looking for a fun and easy-to-coordinate outdoor activity? Join us for lively readings of nature-themed stories from the library’s collection.


Afterward, families are welcome to spend the day exploring the Garden. Be sure to enjoy the beautiful surroundings!


More about Story Time >>

Ask a Master Gardener

Ask a Master Gardener
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10:30am - 1:30pm

Wonder why a plant is not thriving? Have a pest problem?


We've partnered with the UCCE Master Gardener Program of San Mateo & San Francisco Counties to bring you this FREE service to help with your own garden.


Stop by the Garden's Library of Horticulture on Tuesdays from 10:30am-1:30pm and ask your questions!


Please do not bring any plant sample, photos only.

Learn more >>



Break out the colored pencils or crayons and #ColorOurCollections! #ColorOurCollections is a week-long coloring fest on social media during the first full week of February. Libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions around the world use materials from their collections and invite followers to color along.


Three beautiful magnolia coloring sheets, colored pencils, and crayons will be available in the library from February 6-12. You can also download our magnolia coloring sheets here: Gardens of Golden Gate Park, Magnolia Coloring Sheets.


And don't forget to share your artwork! #sfbotanicalgarden #ColorOurCollections

Color Our Collectios

Library Crafts for Kids

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Join us at the library each month for fun garden and nature-themed crafts. Recommended for kids ages 4 and up.


Find out what this month's craft is >>

Craft for Kids
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