October 4th, 2013 by Heidi Unruh, UWBG Communications Volunteer
Molly Hashimoto’s nature paintings and prints will be on display at the Miller Library from November 1, 2013 – December 28, 2013. Hashimoto’s art depicts local flora and fauna, taking inspiration from our very own Union Bay Natural Area as well as other locations around Washington.
2014 Nature’s Peace Calendar
We will also have copies of her 2014 calendar, “Nature’s Peace”, available for sale. With twelve paintings by Hashimoto and twelve quotations from John Muir, this calendar offers an homage to Earth’s wild realms, where nature reigns supreme.
You are invited to the opening reception on Friday November 8th, 5 – 7 pm.
Hashimoto’s artwork will also be available at the Holiday Art, Craft, and Gift Sale on Friday, December 6th, from 5 – 8pm.
August 16th, 2013 by Heidi Unruh, UWBG Communications Volunteer
Join us for the FREE 19th annual Miller Memorial Lecture, featuring Tony Avent, renowned plantsman and horticulturist. Mr. Avent will speak on So Many Plants, So Little Time: Little Known Perennial Favorites to Delight & Excite!
Tony Avent is the owner of Plant Delights Nursery and the Juniper Level Botanic Garden in Raleigh, North Carolina. Mr. Avent is a well-traveled botanical explorer, author, plant breeder and an exceptional plantsman. His travels have included Mexico, China, Korean, Argentina, Taiwan, and Vietnam to name a few along with extensive exploration of the rich floral communities of the southeastern United States.
- Thursday, September 19, 2013
- 7:00 pm (d0ors open at 6:15), followed by free reception with refreshments
- Meany Hall on the UW campus
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for a free e-ticket!
July 31st, 2013 by Tech Librarian, Tracy Mehlin
An artisan tile is like a colorful hybrid of sculpture and painting. The Artisan Tile NW group will have handmade tiles on exhibit in the Elisabeth C. Miller Library from September 4 to October 28th 2013. There will be a free public reception on Friday, Sep. 13th from 5 to 7pm. All the tiles will be for sale with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Library.
A sample of tile styles that will be on exhibit Sep. 4 – Oct. 28, 2013 in the Miller Library.
Click for full size postcard
June 12th, 2013 by Heidi Unruh, UWBG Communications Volunteer
Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes summer hours at the Miller Library. The library will be opening at noon on Mondays (instead of 9am) starting June 17. Monday morning hours resume on September 23. We will be closed Saturdays, starting July 6. Saturday hours will resume September 7. We will also be closed July 4th and 5th for Independence Day.
June 6th, 2013 by UWBG Communication Staff
Artist Suze Woolf meditates on climate change and forest fires with her series of paintings known as Burnscapes. Recent work from this series will be on exhibit in the Miller Library June 6 through August 30th.
April 6th, 2013 by Heidi Unruh, UWBG Communications Volunteer
Are you ready for Earth Day? Here are just a few Earth Day activities happening this month:
The Seattle Conservation Association (SCA), the University of Washington Botanic Gardens (UWBG), and Seattle Parks and Recreation have a fun day of projects planned for Earth Day on Saturday, April 13th. They will be working on a variety of projects around the Washington Park Arboretum. Something for everyone!
Happy students having fun at the SCA 2012 Earth Day event
Join Wilderness Awareness School on April 20th from 10am-1pm at the Washington Park Arboretum for a free, fun-filled afternoon of nature connection activities to celebrate Earth Day. Bring yourself, your buddies and the whole family for nature games that will expand your senses and enrich a deeper connection to the earth.
April story time at the Miller Library will celebrate Earth Week with stories celebrating Mother Earth and some of the ways we can help preserve our planet’s green beauty for future generations. After the stories, peer at a scoop of compost under a magnifier to see and sketch some of the life there. Saturday, 4/27, 10:30 – 11:15 am.
March 11th, 2013 by Tech Librarian, Tracy Mehlin
What could be better than a garden full of beautiful plants? A home library full of books about plants!
The 8th annual Garden Lovers’ Book Sale is the best source of used books on plants, horticulture, garden design, edibles, pest control, and special this year only: cooking!
The fun begins on Friday, April 5th at 5 pm at the Wine & Cheese Preview Party. Tickets cost $20 and include light refreshments plus first crack at the books. Purchase in advance by calling 206-543-0415.
On Saturday the doors open at 9:00 am. The public sale is free. Bring your own bags or boxes to load up on great deals.
Sale is at the Elisabeth C. Miller Library at the Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105.
- Preview party: April 5, 5-8pm, $20.00
- Public sale: April 6, 9am-3pm, free.
- All proceeds benefit the new materials budget for the Miller Library.
February 25th, 2013 by UWBG Communication Staff
Saturday, March 9, 2013 9am – 3pm
Find elusive spring ephemerals for sale at the NHS Plant Sale
Come get your early blooming plants at the Northwest Horticultural Society Spring Plant Sale. This annual event features dozens of vendors and lectures by gardening experts, including Dan Hinkley.
Dan Hinkley will be speaking twice at the sale. Tickets go on sale at 8:30 for $5. At 10am his topic is Foliage First – Building the foundation of your garden. At 1pm the topic is The moment at Windcliff – Winter gives way to early spring.
Also, at 11:30 there will be a free experts Q&A session with Lorene Edwards Forkner, Richie Steffen & Marty Wingate.
The sale is free, but tickets for the lectures cost $5.00. Proceeds benefit the Miller Library.
3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98195
December 10th, 2012 by Tech Librarian, Tracy Mehlin
Join us Saturday, December 15 from 10:30 to 11:15 am for stories and art.
In the Pacific Northwest, we treasure our evergreen forests, and today’s stories celebrate them. After the stories you’ll have time to color a tree picture or use homemade salt dough to sculpt your own evergreen tree. Free for kids ages 3 to 8 and their parents.
GRANDPA GREEN by Lane Smith
THE TREE by Dana Lyons
DOUGLAS FIR by Wendy Davis
Miller Library monthly Story Program happens once a month in the Children’s Corner.
March 27th, 2012 by Heidi Unruh, UWBG Communications Volunteer
Spring is the perfect time to update your gardening library with new inspiration. Choose from thousands of used gardening, horticulture, botany and landscape design books at the Miller Library’s 7th annual Garden Lovers’ Book Sale.
Want to get first dibs and beat the crowds, all while enjoying a glass of wine? Join us for the Wine and Cheese Preview Party on Friday, April 6, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, and bid on specially selected books in the silent auction. Tickets to the Preview Party are $20 each, and directly fund the book budget of the Miller Library. Contact the Library at 206-543-0415 to purchase tickets.
The book sale takes place on Saturday, April 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admittance is free. While you’re there, be sure to check out the original Pacific Northwest botanical artwork on exhibit and for sale through May 5.
The sale and preview party will take place at the Center for Urban Horticulture, UWBG, 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle. All proceeds from the book sale and preview party directly fund the book and journal budget of the Miller Library.