Learn to Forage Through the Library!

Whether you're a new forager, or an experienced naturalist, the library has something for you! Keep in mind that with the upcoming renovation at our Main Library, many programs will be outside or in new locations. Check out the booklist below to learn more!

Mushroom Identification

Thursday, June 8, 2023 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Herrick North Branch

Learn from a state-certified Wild Mushroom Expert who will share an overview of the terminology, skills and resources needed to accurately identify many of the mushroom species in Michigan. 

Plant Identification Walk

Monday, June 19, 2023 | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Outdoor Discovery Center
Meet us at the Outdoor Discovery Center to learn more about the native plants that grow this time of year. The group will assemble on the front porch of the Visitor’s Center before taking a leisurely walk on the ADA-accessible trails.
Friday, July 21, 2023 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Herrick North Branch
Grow your own farm in a glove…yes, a glove! With the help of Ottawa County Agriculture in the Classroom, kids will plant five different seeds in the fingers of a food handler's glove. Given a few days, and some water, the glove will be alive with growing sprouts!
While you're waiting for these awesome events to happen, check out these books from home so you can start learning right away.