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PHS McLean Library Book Group "Stories From the Garden": Past Years

Join us in discussing works on gardens, plants, land, nature, the environment and more.

2001 - 2002 Book Group Readings

2002 - 2003 Book Group Readings

2003 - 2004 Book Group Readings

2004 - 2005 Book Group Readings

2005 - 2006 Book Group Readings

2006 - 2007 Book Group Readings

2007 - 2008 Book Group Readings

2008 - 2009 Book Group Readings

2009 - 2010 Book Group Readings

2010 - 2011 Book Group Readings

Search PHS calendar for details regarding exact dates and times of upcoming book discussion groups.

2011 - 2012 Evening Book Group

PHS McLean Library “Stories from the Garden” Book Group Evening series:

Our evening book discussion group meets from 5:45-7:45 pm in the McLean Library located on the first floor at PHS headquarters, 100 N. 20th Street in Philadelphia. We read and discuss works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land.

Particpants will need to obtain their books and read each month's selection prior to the meeting, which is free and open to all. For more information or to register for a discussion, please contact Priscilla Becroft at pbecroft@pennhort.org or 215-988-8772.

2011-2012 Lunch Time Short Story Group

PHS McLean Library “Stories from the Garden” Book Group Daytime series:

Join us in our book group daytime series, which meets in the library monthly noon – 1:30 on the dates listed below; we’ll read and discuss short stories with gardening or nature themes. Bring your brown bag lunch and join the discussion!

For more information, to register for a discussion, or to obtain a copy of the reading selection,  contact Priscilla Becroft at pbecroft@pennhort.org or 215-988-8772.  Participants will need to obtain the reading selection and read it prior to the meeting, which is free and open to all.  

2012 - 2013 Daytime Group

PHS McLean Library “Stories from the Garden” Book Group Daytime series:

Join us in our book group daytime series, which meets in the library monthly noon – 1:30 on the dates listed below; we’ll read and discuss short stories with gardening or nature themes. Bring your brown bag lunch and join the discussion!

For more information, to register for a discussion, or to obtain a copy of the reading selection,  contact Priscilla Becroft at pbecroft@pennhort.org or 215-988-8772.  Participants will need to obtain the reading selection and read it prior to the meeting, which is free and open to all.  

2012 - 2013 Evening Book Group

PHS McLean Library “Stories from the Garden” Book Group Evening series:

Our evening book discussion group meets from 5:45-7:45 pm in the McLean Library located on the first floor at PHS headquarters, 100 N. 20th Street in Philadelphia. We read and discuss works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land.

Particpants will need to obtain their books and read each month's selection prior to the meeting, which is free and open to all. For more information or to register for a discussion, please contact Priscilla Becroft at pbecroft@pennhort.org or 215-988-8772.

2013 - 2014 Daytime Group

Time:  Noon - 1:30 pm on dates listed below.

Location: PHS McLean Library, 100 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA

For more information: contact Priscilla Becroft, pbecroft@pennhort.org, 215-988-8782

Register for this free event online

2013 - 2014 Evening Group

Time: 5:45 - 7:45 pm on dates listed below.

Location: PHS McLean Library, 100 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA

For more information or to obtain a copy of the reading, contact Priscilla Becroft, pbecroft@pennhort.org, 215-988-8782

Register for this free event online

2014 - 2015 Book Group Readings

The PHS McLean Library book discussion group meets on the first Thursday evening of the month, October through June (skipping March for the Flower Show). Join us in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature or the land. Participants need to obtain books and read each month's selection prior to the meeting.

Participation is free and open to all, but registration for each discussion is requested. Use link below to register or contact Janet Evans.

Time: 5:45 - 7:45 pm on dates listed below.

Location: PHS McLean Library, 100 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA

For more information, contact Janet Evans, mcleanlibrary@pennhort.org, 215-988-8782.

Register for this free event online

2015 Community Read!

Join us in our Community Read -- a program designed to inspire people to pick up a good book, to read it for pleasure and enlightenment, and to start a conversation. This program is in partnership with Longwood Gardens.

Book discussion: March 10, 2015 in the PHS McLean Library, 5:45 - 7:45 pm.

2015 - 2016 Book Group Readings

The PHS McLean Library book discussion group meets on the first Thursday evening of the month, October through June. Join us in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature or the land. Participants need to obtain books and read each month's selection prior to the meeting.

Participation is free and open to all, but registration for each discussion is requested. Use link below to register or contact Janet Evans.

Time: 5:45 - 7:45 pm on dates listed below.

Location: PHS McLean Library, 100 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA

For more information, contact Janet Evans, mcleanlibrary@pennhort.org, 215-988-8782.

Register for this free event online

2016 - 2017 Book Group Readings

The PHS McLean Library book discussion group meets on the first Thursday evening of the month, October through June. Join us in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature or the land. Participants need to obtain books and read each month's selection prior to the meeting.

Participation is free and open to all, but registration for each discussion is requested. Use link below to register or contact Janet Evans.

Time: 5:45 - 7:45 pm on dates listed below.

Location: PHS McLean Library, 100 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA

For more information, contact Janet Evans, mcleanlibrary@pennhort.org, 215-988-8782.

Register for this free event online

2018 - 2019 Book Group Readings

The PHS McLean Library book discussion group meets on the first Thursday evening of the month, October through June. Join us in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature or the land. Participants need to obtain books and read each month's selection prior to the meeting.

Participation is free and open to all, but registration for each discussion is required. Use link below to register or contact Janet Evans.

Time: 5:45 - 7:45 pm (except April 4 meeting) on dates listed below.

Location: PHS McLean Library, 100 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA

For more information, contact Janet Evans, mcleanlibrary@pennhort.org, 215-988-8782.

To register, go to PHS events calendar and search by date.

2019 - 2020 Book Group Readings

2020 - 2021 Book Group Readings

McLean Library Staff