Community Read Program Celebrates Women in Horticulture and Science
The Cecil County Public Library is pleased to announce a partnership with Longwood Gardens to present “Community Read,” a program designed to encourage reading for pleasure and start a conversation.
The program, now in its fifth year, will be a first-time offering at the Cecil County Public Library. David Sleasman, Director of Library and Information Services at Longwood Gardens, stated, “Longwood Gardens is thrilled to welcome Cecil County Public Library as a partner in the annual Community Read. The goal of the program is to spark thinking and conversations about the natural world and gardens throughout Longwood’s community. The three books chosen this year are inspirational explorations of the achievements of some truly remarkable women.”
Books included in the program this year celebrate women in horticulture. Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren, is a memoir that details the author’s journey to becoming a scientist. The story of Kate Sessions, the first woman to receive the Frank N. Meyer Medal, an award given for exemplary service to horticultural science, is told in Tree Lady, a children’s picture book. The contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are highlighted in Women in Science as the selection for teen readers.
On Monday, April 2 at 6pm, Longwood Gardens Library Director David Sleasman will present a program at the Elkton Central Library about the historic property.
Attendees at each Community Read program will have the chance to win Longwood Gardens tickets.