Special Event

Clark Library Open House

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
4:00 pm PDT – 7:00 pm PDT

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
2520 Cimarron Street

Meet the staff of the UCLA Clark Library and Center for 17th-& 18th-Century Studies and join us for an evening of visual interest and interactive activities at our Open House. In addition to enjoying light refreshments and lawn games like badminton, ring toss, and an egg-and-spoon race, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Clark’s architectural details, landscape features, and seasonal books and manuscripts through a scavenger hunt specially designed for the Open House.

The Clark will also launch its Seed Library program, through which visitors can check out heirloom seeds, grow them at home, and, for advanced gardeners, bring back harvested seeds that other patrons can enjoy. At the Open House, we will have a variety of seeds available for visitors to take home to plant, from tennis ball lettuce to purple dragon carrots to Henry Wilde sunflowers. The seed library brings together the Clark’s collection strengths in historical gardening manuals and cookbooks, its landscaped grounds, and its role as a neighborhood educational resource. Through a seed library, we also seek to challenge and expand ways of thinking about knowledge-making and memory, as well as what library resources look—and smell, taste, and feel—like in the 21st century.

Activities and lawn games are ongoing during the Open House, so feel free to stop by anytime between 4:00–7:00 p.m.

Booking Form

Bookings are currently closed for this event.