Upcoming Classes in the Sterling Morton Library:
Discover the unique art treasures in the Sterling Morton Library collections. Learn about the history of watercolor and gouache, an opaque watercolor, and its use in botanical illustration. We will view original artworks from Barbara Regina Dietzsch to contemporary botanical artists. We will discuss the mediums and techniques used.
Instructor: Arlene Widrevitz, freelance artist
Course number: A418
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Sterling Morton Library
Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum.
Upcoming Events in the Sterling Morton Library:
2016 Reading and Viewing List
January 14, 2016 – Millard, Candice. The River of Doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey, 2005. [LTTP redux – previously discussed on September 13, 2007]
February 11, 2016 - Chasing Ice, 2012. (Documentary) Viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m.
March 10, 2016 – Aalto, Kathryn. The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: a walk through the forest that inspired the Hundred Acre Wood, 2015.
April 14, 2016 - Hatch, Peter J. A Rich Spot of Earth : Thomas Jefferson's revolutionary garden at Monticello, 2012.
May 12, 2016 - Macdonald, Helen. H is for Hawk, 2014.
June 9, 2016 - Montgomery, Ben. Grandma Gatewood's Walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail, 2014.
July 14, 2016 - Abbey, Edward. Desert Solitaire : a season in the wilderness, 1968.
August 11, 2016 - Keating, Ann Durkin. Rising Up from Indian Country : the battle of Fort Dearborn and the birth of Chicago, 2012.
September 8, 2016 - Rebanks, James. The Shepherd's Life : modern dispatches from an ancient landscape, 2015.
October 13, 2016 - Muir, John. John Muir : Nature Writings: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth; My First Summer in the Sierra; The Mountains of California; Stickeen; Essays (Library of America), 1997.
November 10, 2016 - Stegner, Wallace. Angle of Repose, 1971.
December 8, 2016 – Herriot, James. All Things Bright and Beautiful, 1974.