The Trustee’s meeting for September has been moved to Thursday, September 21st at 7pm. All are welcome to attend.
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, September 8th, October 13th, November 10th and December 8th
Share your hidden talents with friends and neighbors, or join in as an encouraging audience member. Doors open at 6:30 for sign-ups, and all ages are welcome. BYOB.
Climate Change and our Future: Mitigation, Adaptation and Dialogue
This fall, join the Mad River Valley Libraries as we explore ideas around adaptation strategies that build resilience for our community in the face of climate change. This three part series features selected titles, film quality videos and conversations with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science partner Dr. Leslie Kanat from Johnson State College. Although each session will focus on one theme related to this global problem, the overarching message is one of local people, local stories and coming together to enact necessary change.
Session One: “Community”
Thursday, September 14th, 6:30pm
Joslin Memorial Library.
Book: “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver
Session Two: “Change”
Thursday, October 5th, 6:30pm
Moretown Memorial Library
Book: “Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago” by Robert Henson
Third Session: “Strategy”
Thursday, November 2nd, 6:30pm
Warren Public Library
Book: “The Water Knife” by Paolo Bacigalupi.
Copies of all three titles are available for checkout at the libraries now, and the series is free and open to the public. We are one of 50 public libraries nationwide receiving grants to host this “book club meets science cafe” that has been 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.
Herbs to Let Go Gracefully; a lesson of Autumn
Sunday, November 12th 4pm
If we pay attention, there are lessons from nature all around. As we watch the firestorm of leaves fall from our trees, could we also be more like them? Learn to let go of what no longer serves us? This class will be hands-on and a stimulating olfactory experience with a focus of herbs for the Fall season; aromatic, pungent, spicy herbs that tone the organs of discernment. We will discuss the energy of the season, which is about condensing, shedding, releasing, going inward, and inspiration, as well as talk about traditional use of aromatic plants in ritual. The workshop is free and open to all, however you must pre-register to attend at firstname.lastname@example.org or 496-9728.