Upcoming Events at Windsor Library:
Sunday, December 21st 4:00pm. “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”. Enjoy the tradition of oral storytelling as Ham Gillett treats us to a dramatic reading of Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”, along with a few seasonal poems, a short excerpt from “A Christmas Carol,” and a personal story about sharing the stage with two Tiny Tims. Refreshments will be served. Join us for this wonderful holiday tradition. This event will be held at the Snapdragon Inn, 26 Main Street, Windsor.
Saturday, January 10th 10:00am. YA Book Discussion Group. “Lament” by Maggie Stiefvater. Please call or stop in the library to get a copy of the book.
Monday, January 12th 7:00pm. Politics of Food Book Discussion Group. “Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares” by Greg Marley. This monthly group will look at the issues of how and what we eat by exploring the following topics: the history of food, factory farming and the global food trade, the locavore movement, traditional vs. western diets, and the environmental and philosophical differences between a vegetarian diet and eating meat. Call the library to reserve a copy of the book. Held on the 2nd Monday of each month.
Saturday, January 17th 10:00am. “A Show in the Snow” – an Animal Tracking Program. Bundle up and join Mike Quinn for a hands-on animal tracking experience in Paradise Park. Learn how to identify the different tracks you find in the snow, as well as locate evidence of feeding, beds, scat, and other signs to figure out which animals make the park their home. Kids will have an opportunity to make a cast of a track to take home! This walk is great for kids and adults alike! We will meet in Paradise Park by the lake behind the Constitution Center. More specific info to follow soon…
Thursday, January 22nd 6:30pm. “Perhaps it Was the Pie” - Join us for readings from this collection of works by six Upper Valley poets including former Windsor librarian, Hatsy McGraw. These authors came together out of a poetry workshop at the Writer’s Center in White River Junction. This event will be held at the Welcome Center, 3 Railroad Avenue, Windsor.
Tuesday, February 17th, 6:00pm. Adult Book Discussion Group - You’ve asked and we’ve listened! Join us for an all new book discussion group led by our director. 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm starting Tuesday February 17. Each session will last for 5 months and have a unique theme. The theme of our first five-month session is “The World Beyond Windsor: Books About Other Cultures” and will include books that will explore topics such as African American History, Caribbean American Heritage, and the indigenous people of the Amazon Rainforest! If you are interested in joining us, please call the library at 674-2556 so we know how many copies of the books we will need to acquire.
Here are the books for this session:
The World Beyond Windsor: Books About Other Cultures
February 17th: African American History month: “The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
March 17th: Irish American Heritage: History of the Rain by Niall Williams
April 21st: Indigenous People of the Amazon Rainforest: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
May 19th: Jewish American Heritage: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
June 17th: Caribbean American Heritage: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
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. Next class is scheduled for Monday December 29th at 1:00pm.
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. Windsor Public Library, 43 State Street. NOTE: This group will not meet in December. The next date will be in January.
Please note that Stuffed Animal Repair will not take place again until April 1st, 2015. If you have a furry friend in need you may drop it off at the library anytime we are open, and they will be tended to and returned. 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. Windsor Library, 43 State St.
Preschool Storytime. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 0-5 with parent or caregiver. Windsor Public Library, 43 State Street.
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.