Eleanor Squire Library


The Eleanor Squire library is a surprising and delightful collection of beautiful and highly informative horticultural, botanical and gardening books. Most of the library’s assets are available for loan to members.

Events and Programs:

Book Club 2016

Please join us from 2:00 – 3:00 pm for lively discussions about gardening, botany, and all subjects celebrating life.

Please ask librarian for details at 216-707-2812

January 16:  The Man Who Created Paradise by Gene Logsdon
The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono

March 12:  Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham

June 18: The Botany of Desire: A Plant's -Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan

August 20: From the Ground Up: The Story of a First Garden by Amy Stewart

October 15:  What Has Nature Ever Done For Us  by Tony Jupiter

December 3: Garden Tales: Classic Stories From Favorite Writers

January - April 2016 Schedule of Events

Jan. 30      Sustainability Symposium book sale   (8:30am* – 5:00pm )

-Collectible and general gardening book sale during the 11th annual Sustainability Symposium: From the Ground Up

*sale from 8:30-10:00am for Symposium attendees only)

Feb. 13-14     Orchid Show Vendors’ book sale (during Garden hours)

-Rare orchid prints and books for sale

Feb. 27     Library Program: Orchids of the World (2:00-3:00PM)

-Travel around the world through this photographic survey of orchids 

Found across the globe including Borneo, the Mediterranean, China, and North America. Program will be enhanced with a collectible and rare print sale from 10am-5pm in the library. (program cost $5 members / $15 nonmembers)

March 19-20     Cactus Show book sale (during Garden hours)

-Cactus book sale in library during the Cactus show

March 25-26      NOBS Book Sale

-Cleveland Botanical Garden will participate in the 34th annual Akron Antiquarian Book and Paper Fair at the John S Knight Center (77 E. Mill Street, Akron) on Friday, March 25th from 3-8:30pm and Saturday, March 26th from 10am-4pm. This is the only rare book show in Ohio and Cleveland Botanical Garden is the only library member. The Garden will be featuring books and prints not available anywhere else in the world. A very diverse and unusual assortment is saved for this event!

April 9     Library Program: Ohio Gardening Resources (2:00-3:00 PM)

- Comprehensive regional information compiled by the horticultural team at Cleveland Botanical Garden covering soil conditions, composting, hardiness zones, nutrients, and favorite plant selections  Librarian Gary Esmonde will also review print resources, events, and local contacts to assist beginning gardeners and new residents to northeastern Ohio    

April 30-May 1     Gardening Book Sale (during Garden hours)

-Two day sale of modestly-priced garden, horticultural, and botanical books just in time to add to your library and use for the upcoming planting season                                                        

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