Library Programs 

Library Programs and Events 

Come visit the Library and enjoy an array of activities! 

Used Book Sale

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Saturday, November 13, 10am-3pm

Love gardening, plants, flowers, trees, and books? Then you won’t want to miss the Library’s sale of used horticulture books. Hundreds of gently read books will be available on a variety of plant and gardening-related topics. Sales raise funds for library programs and new purchases for the collection.
The health and safety of our community is our top priority. The sale will be held outdoors in the Library Courtyard and we request that all book sale guests wear a well-fitted mask.


Children's Books To Go

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The Library is open for limited front gate service starting October 1. This contact-free service safely delivers children's books and teacher resources to garden members.


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Special Golden Gate Park 150th Anniversary Art Exhibit

Towards The Beach, December Afternoon by

From Sand Dunes to Forest: Canopy Trees of Golden Gate Park


From Sand Dunes to Forest is a unique exhibit that celebrates and honors the 150th anniversary of Golden Gate Park, specifically through art related to the trees that transformed the wild stretch of blowing sand that was “the Outside Lands” to the parkland we know today. 

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Story Time & Family Garden Walk


*On Hold Due to COVID-19

1st and 3rd Sunday every month


Looking for a fun, free and easy-to-coordinate activity? Join us in our cozy children's book nook for lively readings of nature-themed stories.


Afterward, families can enjoy a special docent-led family Garden walk that brings the stories to life. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.


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SFPL Bookmobile at the Garden

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*On Hold Due to COVID-19

Select Mondays


Next Session: 



The SFPL Bookmobile's craft of the month is a kokedama workshop! Learn to create and care for a beautiful moss garden during a stop in at the Bookmobile

Note: Meet at the Bookmobile parked outside the Garden's Main Gate. Free program. 

Ask a Master Gardener


*On Hold Due to COVID-19


10:30am - 2pm

Wonder why a plant is not thriving? Have a pest problem?


We've partnered with the UCCE Master Gardener Program of San Mateo & San Francisco Counties to bring you this FREE service to help with your own garden. Stop by the Garden's Library of Horticulture on Wednesdays from 10:30am-2pm and ask us your questions!


Please do not bring any plant sample, photos only.