The HappyLight is here!
Thanks to a generous donation by local business Verilux, we now have a HappyLight here at the library available for checkout. Click Here to learn more about the benefits of using a HappyLight during these darker months.
Storytime at the Library
Join librarian and naturalist Cory Stephenson for stories, songs, crafts and outdoor exploration weather permitting.
Moretown Open Mic Nights are Back!
Fridays, January 12, February 9th, March 9th and April 6th 7-10pm
Bring your hidden talents to share with friends and neighbors, or come as an enthusiastic audience member. Music, poetry, dance, plays and interactive numbers are all encouraged. Doors open at 6:30 for sign-ups and event is BYO. Our February get together will be our One Year anniversary, so bring a dish and come early for a celebratory potluck from 6-7pm.
Bullet Journaling Refresher
Sunday, March 11th, 4pm
At an intersection of a to-do list, planner and diary, bullet journaling gives you a creative analog space to organize your life. Join in this free, hands-on workshop as we reconnect and check in on our progress so far. New to Bullet Journaling? Feel free to attend, there is no need to have been at the January session.
Fake News! And How To Spot It
Tuesdays, March 20th, 27th and April 3rd, 7pm
Fake News! It has become both a common phrase and rallying cry for a variety of groups in recent times. But what exactly is it, what are its real world consequences, and how can you spot it? The MRV Libraries are excited to host UVM professor Dr. Rob Williams for a series of programs exploring the whos, hows and whys of Fake News, as well as some filters you can apply in real time to whatever comes across your news feed. These workshops are free and open to all, please contact any of the libraries or visit our websites for more information.
Towards News we Can Use: A Public Conversation
Tuesday, March 20th, 7pm at the Moretown School
We will consider our current information habits and look at different types of news along with an overview of the propaganda model.
20th Century News: The Print Age
Tuesday, March 27th, 7pm at the Joslin Library
Well take a deep dive into the FIVE filters that explain how US news was created in the Age of Print.
21st Century News: The Digital Age
Tuesday, April 3rd, 7pm at the Warren Library
Well take a deep dive into the FIVE filters that explain how US news is created in the Age of Digital and Social Media.
Dr. Rob Williams is a Vermont-based media/communications professor and new media consultant who lives and works out of the Mad River Valley. In addition to teaching a wide range of communications classes at the University of Vermont, Champlain College, and Sacred Heart University, he has consulted with a number of organizations, including PH International, the US Department of State, the Action Coalition for Media Education, and a number of entrepreneurial and nonprofit clients. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Climate Change and our Future: Mitigation, Adaptation and Dialogue
This fall, the Mad River Valley Libraries explored ideas around adaptation strategies to build resilience for our community in the face of climate change. This three part series featured selected titles, film quality videos and conversations with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science partner Dr. Leslie Kanat from Johnson State College. We were one of 50 public libraries nationwide receiving grants to host this “book club meets science cafe” developed by a team of library professionals, scientists, and filmmakers. Their organizations include the Califa Group, Dawson Media Group, and Goodman Research Group, with generous funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Science Foundation. Check out the website below for more information and details about the Mad River Valley and Climate Change.