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Centennial Library

Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln's Mother and other Botanical Atrocities
On Display through May 2021
Inspired by Amy Stewart's best-selling book, this fun-filled, family-friendly traveling exhibit gives visitors a safe, hands-on experience with some of the world's most diabolical botanicals. Two- and three-dimensional interactives fill a Victorian-era ramshackle home, where visitors travel from room to room and learn about some of Mother Nature's most appalling plant creations.

Past Exhibits

YearExhibitLending Institution
2020America's Road: The Journey of Route 66
2020Wizard of OzMiami Children's Museum
2020Gems and MineralsMidland Gem and Mineral Society
2019Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood FavoritesMinnesota Children's Museum
2019Adventures with Clifford the Big Red DogMinnesota Children's Museum
2019Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of DemocracyThe National WWII Museum, Inc.
2018Winston Churchill: A Legacy of LeadershipNational Churchill Museum
2018Curious GeorgeMinnesota Children's Museum
2018Travel AdventureIndianapolis Children's Museum

Field Trips

If you are an educator and are interested in scheduling a field trip to see the exhibit, please call the Centennial Library's Youth Services department at 432-742-7445 or see our Field Trip Requests (PDF).


Midland County Public Library needs volunteers to monitor the exhibit area, keep visitors safe, and maintain a tidy and inviting atmosphere for children and adults to explore and learn.

This opportunity is perfect for anyone who enjoys working with children in an active environment. Students in need of Legacy hours are encouraged to sign up for weekends and after-school hours.

Volunteers who are 18 or older must undergo a background check prior to their volunteer shift. Please contact Megan Buck, Assistant Director of Community Engagement, for more information.

Community Requests

Display space is available at the library for educational, artistic, and cultural materials that support the mission of the library - Midland County Public Libraries: A center of learning and literacy empowering the community to explore, connect and create.

Groups desiring to use the exhibit space should submit a Community Exhibit Request Form (PDF) to the Exhibit and Program Support Coordinator.