On Saturday, April 11, at 1:30 p.m., the Westfield Memorial Library will present the “Basics of Backyard Gardening” by Karen Camden. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

This program is perfect for anyone who loves touring formal gardens or enjoys landscapers’ displays and has aspirations of creating the same in their own backyard, patio or deck.

Presenter Karen Camden will cover the basics of gardening-soils, tools and plant choice. She’ll also cover what it takes to design, plan and execute a garden, followed by a question and answer session.

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Ms. Camden has given numerous presentations at the library, including computer classes, and other workshops on gardening, kitchen gardens, re-purposing and clutter control. Ms. Camden is the President of Camden Associates, a consulting firm that provides services in Communications and People Skills, Organizational Assessments and Clutter Control. She is also an avid gardener.

On Saturday, May 16 at 1:30 p.m., she will return to the library to present “Learn How to Control Your Clutter.” She will help the audience organize their lives by defining habits, eliminating time wasters and setting goals and priorities.

The programs are free and open to Westfield Memorial Library and MURAL cardholders. (MURAL cardholders belong to libraries that are part of the Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries. Check with your library to see if your library participates.) To register, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, click on the Online Calendar, or call 908.789.4090 option 0.

Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information call 908.789.4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”