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Arboretum Library: Reading the Western Landscape Community Book Discussions 2024

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, letters, drama, graphic novels, poetry, etc.  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 actively participate, although participants who only want to listen are welcome. Let the host know. 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 with appropriate social distancing and masking if you chose to. Currently the group is meeting In Person at the Arboretum or, very rarely, on Zoom.  Be sure to check the dates below for In Person dates and Zoom dates.

This Month's Book

Discussion on  Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 7:00 p.m..

RSVPs are necessary to  Please also e-mail Susan to be added to the Reading the Western Landscape Book Community Book Discussion e-mail reminder list.


Upcoming Dates, Times, and Books for June-December 2024

Books and the Questions Already Discussed in 2024