This annual juried flower show features floral designs, educational exhibits and many individual horticultural specimens. Visit and enjoy the incredible creativity of the various displays on the theme of "Destination Wedding." Organized and co-sponsored by the Columbia Garden Club.
The 2016 Mizzou Botanic Garden Native Pollinator Symposium raises awareness about the critical need to conserve native birds, bees, bats and butterflies. As part of the symposium, the library will host two prominent national authors on the topic. Meet Doug Tallamy, PhD, professor of entomology at the University of Delaware and author of "Bringing Nature Home" and Roy Diblik, expert plantsman, principal designer at Northwind Landscape Design Division and author of "The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden." Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information about this free conference visit http://gardens.missouri.edu.
We'll start this after-hours party indoors by making paper airplanes to soar off the library balcony and other activities. Then at 8 p.m., we'll move outside where we hope clear skies will allow us to see Jupiter, Mars and Saturn through a telescope. At this time of year, Mars is closer to the Earth, so it will be one of the "stars" of the night. If the weather is cloudy, we'll stay inside for a presentation about these planets and tips on how to see them yourself. Hosted by Val Germann and co-sponsored by the Central Missouri Astronomical Association. Enter through the Gene Martin Secret Garden at the west end of the main parking lot. Ages 6-adult.
Take advantage of 500+ free online courses offered through Universal Class. Topics range from computer skills to gardening and everything in between. This session will teach you how to use this free library service. Registration begins Monday, July 11.