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Community Read: Language of the Flowers Garden Tour

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Take a self-guided tour of the Legacy Gardens looking for the traditional meanings of the gardens’ flowers. This self-guided tour will be available beginning with the Community Read: Tea Party & Garden Tour on Wednesday, July 25 (more info here), and will run through the end of August.

Pick up the garden guide at the Museum’s front desk. Regular museum admission applies if you would like to tour the museum, but touring the gardens is free.

Join the Douglas County Library, Friends of the Library, Alexandria Community Education, and the Legacy of the Lakes Museum for a summer of fun activities celebrating our community-wide reading of “The Language of Flowers.” The themes in the book that we will explore through a wide variety of enrichment events include the traditional Victorian meaning of flowers, foster care, and the beauty of gardens .

Limited copies of the book will be available in early April at the Friends of the Library Book Store.

Book Discussion: The Language of Flowers

Community Read: Tea Party and Garden Tour

Tea Party

Find your pretty hats and join fellow Community Read participants for a lovely tea party!  Enjoy the beauty of the Legacy Gardens, proper and dainty dishes, and have some fun with the traditional Victorian meaning of flowers. You will be introduced to the garden tour of flowers and information about the language of some of the varieties.  The self guided tour with garden guide will remain open the rest of the summer.

Register online with Alexandria Community Education by clicking here or by calling 320-762-3310, extension 2.

Join the Douglas County Library, Friends of the Library, Alexandria Community Education, and the Legacy of the Lakes Museum for a summer of fun activities celebrating our community-wide reading of “The Language of Flowers.” The themes in the book that we will explore through a wide variety of enrichment events include the traditional Victorian meaning of flowers, foster care, and the beauty of gardens.

Community Read: Paint White Hydrangeas on Canvas

Painted Canvas

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The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. Join Instructors from Art Bar 39 as they walk you through painting White Hydrangeas on a large 11 x 14 canvas.  This companion event to the Community Read of “Language of Flowers”  is sponsored by Community Read and thanks to generous support from partners is offered free of charge.

Preregistration is required. Register online here or by calling 320-762-3310, extension 2.

Community Read: Book Discussion of “The Language of Flowers”

Book Discussion: The Language of Flowers

 

Participate in a fun book discussion at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum on Thursday, June 21 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. This event is free and open to the public.

Join the Douglas County Library, Friends of the Library, Alexandria Community Education, and the Legacy of the Lakes Museum for a summer of fun activities celebrating our community-wide reading of “The Language of Flowers.” The themes in the book that we will explore through a wide variety of enrichment events include the traditional Victorian meaning of flowers, foster care, and the beauty of gardens .

Limited copies of the book will be available in early April at the Friends of the Library Book Store.