Storytime at the Library
Join librarian and naturalist Cory Stephenson for stories, songs, crafts and outdoor exploration weather permitting.
Sneaky Pest: The Emerald Ash Borer
Thursday, May 17th, 6:30pm at the Moretown School
The emerald ash borer, an invasive insect that has killed millions of ash trees in over 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces, has finally been confirmed in Vermont. With infestations in Washington, Orange, and Caledonia counties, the state is counting on YOU to be on the lookout for this insect and help limit its spread. Join Forest Pest Education Coordinator, Meredith Whitney, for an engaging workshop where you will identify the emerald ash borer and ash trees, recognize the signs and symptoms of the insect, and know the protocol for reporting it when/if you should find one. Meredith will also share updates on the current infestations and delineation survey work that the state has been doing to look for this sneaky pest.
Stephen Hawking’s Work In a Nutshell
Sunday, May 20th, 6:30pm at the Moretown School
Along with Albert Einstein and Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking occupies a prominent place in the pantheon of celebrity scientists. Known for his seminal book, “A Brief History of Time”, Hawking also frequently appeared on the TV shows The Simpsons and Futurama, along with The Big Bang Theory and Star Trek. But as familiar as Stephen Hawking is in popular culture, few can actually describe what the scientist contributed to the fields of Physics and Cosmology. Join scientist Dan Zucker for a lay-person’s survey of those contributions. No mathematics or science background is required, merely an inquisitive mind and a desire to understand a bit more about the accomplishments of this extraordinary thinker.
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
From the Alzheimer’s Association, hosted by Moretown Memorial Library
Wednesday, June 6th, 6:30pm at the Moretown School
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Join volunteer community educator Sally Sutton to explore ten signs of this disease, as early detection of Alzheimer’s gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer’s Disease. For questions or more information, please call the alzheimer’s association 800-272-3900