Library Programs 

Library Programs and Events 

Visit the Library and enjoy an array of activities! 


The Helen Crocker Russell Library Turns 50

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In September 2022, the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture celebrates its 50th anniversary. To celebrate this golden anniversary, the library will host an array of events on Saturday, September 10, including a special art exhibition, book sale, children’s story time, a craft table, and hourly raffles.


Learn more here >>


Special Golden Gate Park 150th Anniversary Art Exhibit

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From Sand Dunes to Forest: Canopy Trees of Golden Gate Park


Now on exhibit in the library! From Sand Dunes to Forest is a unique exhibit that celebrates and honors the 150th anniversary of Golden Gate Park, specifically through art related to the trees that transformed the wild stretch of blowing sand that was “the Outside Lands” to the parkland we know today. 


Join us for the artists' reception on September 24.

More about this exhibit >>

Story Time

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Looking for a fun and easy-to-coordinate outdoor activity? Join us in the Great Meadow 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

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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.