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Programs & Events

Upcoming Events at Windsor Library:

Monday, June 1st, 6:30pm. Jesse Peters – Cross Country Bike Tour350 – In the spring of 2010, Jesse Peters embarked on a cross-country bike trip from Salisbury Beach, MA to Placerville, CA. His “tour350″ was a 4000 mile journey done solo over a period of 2.5 months with the intention of raising awareness on climate change and playing live music. In the five years since this journey, Jesse has worked with the song fragments and ideas he picked up on the trip, creating a body of work that he wishes to share with the community. His presentation will combine images with live performance and brief readings from his travel log, and will be enjoyed by adults and children alike.  This program will be held at Old South Church, Main Street, Windsor.

Tuesday, June 9th, 6:00pm. Politics of Food Book Discussion Group -  “An Unlikely Vineyard: The Education of a Farmer and her Quest for Terroir” by Deirdre Heekin.  Call or stop by the library to reserve a copy of the book.

Tuesday, June 16th, 6:00pm. The World Beyond Windsor:  Books About Other Cultures Adult Book Discussion Group – “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway.  Please see a librarian to receive a copy of this book.

Saturday, June 20th, 10:00am. Teen Book Discussion Group -  Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers.  Please see a librarian to receive a copy of this book.

Saturday, June 20th, 9:00am-3:00pm. Babysitting Training Certification - 

Windsor Public Library is pleased to offer a FREE babysitting training course for youth ages 11-15 years old run by the American Red Cross. This course is being held on Saturday, June 20th from 9am-3pm at the Welcome Center in Windsor. You must preregister to participate.

American Red Cross Babysitters Training is fun and fast-paced with hands-on activities, exciting video, role-plays and lively discussions.  You’ll learn to be the best babysitter on the block. Plus, you’ll gain the confidence to make smart decisions and stay safe in any babysitting situation.

You’ll learn how to:

    • Supervise children and infants.
    • Perform basic child-care skills such as diapering and feeding.
    • Choose safe, age-appropriate games and toys.
    • Handle bedtime and discipline issues.
    • Identify safety hazards and prevent injuries.
    • Care for common injuries and emergencies such as choking, burns, cuts and bee stings.
    • Communicate effectively with parents.
    • Find and interview for babysitting jobs

Everyone who joins us for that training day will receive a free first aid kit, educational materials, and a certificate of completion.

Please call Windsor Public Library at 802-674-2556 or email at librarian@windsorlibrary.org to sign up.

Saturday, July 18th, 10:00am. Author talk with Ron KruppRon Krupp, author of The Woodchuck’s Guide to Gardening and The Woodchuck Returns to Gardening, will share his expertise with gardening expertise and stories from his books!  The Woodchuck’s Guide to Gardening, a Vermont organic gardening book, is now in its ninth printing and has sold more than 18,000 copies since 2000. Ron has been the garden, farm and food commentator on Vermont Public Radio for the past 10 years, and he was the founder of the Brattleboro Farmers’ Market in 1972.

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Ongoing events:

Spanish Conversation Class.  All levels.  Time subject to change based on the instructor’s schedule.  Please call instructor Paula Dart to confirm 802-674-5812 to confirm. Generally held on Mondays/Thursdays at 3:00pm.  The next date will be Monday, June 1st at 3:00pm

 

Genealogy Group.  Join Genealogist Pamm Trask as you and others work to discover your roots. Beginning genealogists are welcome as well as veterans. Bring your questions, your wisdom and even your roadblocks.  Monday, June 1st at 7pm.

 

Stuffed Animal Repair! Most Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30PM. Do you have a stuffed animal in need of repair? Your child(ren) – or even the big child in you — can bring in that special friend. Sue Spears, Stuffed Animal Repair Specialist, has many years of experience repairing stuffed animals and is providing this fabulous free service. If it doesn’t need to be repaired, bring it down anyway, let her give it a checkup, get your favorite friend registered, find out more about it, and say “HI”. Please call to confirm the repair specialist will be here on the day you’d like to come. 802-674-6139. Free. 

 

Preschool Storytime. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 0-5 with parent or caregiver.

 

Afterschool Program. Wednesdays when school is in session, 2:30-3:30 PM.  This program is designed for children in grades K-4, though older students are always welcome to help.  Join us for a book, a snack, and a project.

 

 


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