Library Speaker Series

Library Speaker Series programs have been given by local gardeners, travel agents, art devotees, and many other experts in their field. 

Pruning Basics with Marin Master Gardener Gary Bartl
Saturday, February 23
11am, Council Chambers

Are you intimidated by the thought of pruning your own gardens? Do you want to learn the basic principles of pruning? Gary Bartl, a Marin Master Gardener since 2001, will share tips that will give you the confidence to prune anything in your garden, from roses to redwoods. Gary has over 25-years of gardening experience and was the lead designer in the development of the succulent garden at the Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael.

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How to Write Stunning Sentences with Nina Schuyler
Saturday, March 16
11am, Council Chambers

Craft stunning sentences with author Nina Schuyler! In this class, you will learn how to write suspenseful sentences, and sentences with rhythm and sound, which can be hard-hitting or as soft as a spring-scented wind. You’ll learn how to write a long sentence, one with precise imprecision, and one so precise, you will see dust on the mantle. This class is applicable to all genres, fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.

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Talking Tomatoes with Marin Master Gardener Joe Jennings
Saturday, April 20
11am, Council Chambers

Learn about the joys of growing your own juicy ripe tomatoes in Marin County with Marin Master Gardener Joe Jennings! You'll hear about the basics for planting, watering, and maintaining your plants, which varieties grow well in our area, methods for scaffolding along with drought management strategies. Joe Jennings grows vegetables year-round in his home garden. He graduated from Whitman College and earned an MBA from the University of Washington.

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