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Arboretum Library: Reading the Western Landscape Community Book Discussion 2021

The Arboretum Library contains a comprehensive collection of resources on gardening, botany, California native plant life, environmental issues, and some agriculture as these subjects relate to the plants native to and planted in Southern California.

About the Reading the Western Landscape Community Book Discussion


The Book Group explores the portrayal of western North American landscape in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The group generally meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Arboretum Library. There are some exceptions.  Check the date to be sure.  The group uses a modified version of the Shared Inquiry™ method developed by the Great Books Foundation. The chosen book of the month must be read in order to participate. New participants are welcome.  When the weather is good and disease rates are low, the group meets outside in appropriate places in the gloriously, beautiful grounds of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Currently the group is meeting on Zoom.

This Month's Book

Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 7 :00 p.m. PST

This meeting will happen on Zoom.  

Please RSVP to or 626-821-3213 so the link can be sent to you before the meeting.  Please also e-mail Susan to be added to the Reading the Western Landscape Book Club e-mail reminder list.


Upcoming Dates, Times and Books for May-June 2021

Books already discussed in 2021