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Programs & Events

Upcoming Events at Windsor Library:

Tuesday, May 12th, 7:00pm. Politics of Food Book Discussion Group -  “Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind” by Gene Logsdon.  Call or stop by the library to reserve a copy of the book.

Wednesday, May 13th, 5:00pm. Friends of Windsor Library Annual Meeting -  Join us for refreshments and hear about the accomplishments of the Friends group over the last year.  The winner of the Bert Frothingham award will be announced!

Saturday, May 16th, 12:00noon. “Windsor Day” at the Path of Life Garden -  A self-guided walking tour of the Path of Life Sculpture Garden. Visitors experience the story of the great circle of life while traveling through sculptures of varying sizes and materials.  Pre-registration at the library is required and this program is limited to 25 participants (children 3 years and under not included in the final count).  Call or stop by the library to reserve your space for this program. The garden is stroller and wheelchair friendly.

Tuesday, May 19th, 6:00pm. The World Beyond Windsor:  Books About Other Cultures Adult Book Discussion Group – “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak.  Please see a librarian to receive a copy of this book.

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 or just come to a meeting.

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 16th:  Caribbean American Heritage:  The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Saturday, May 30th, 10:00am. Teen Book Discussion Group -  Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers.  Please see a librarian to receive a copy of this book.

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.

Saturday, July 18th, 10:00am. Author talk with Ron Krupp – Ron 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.


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 schedule for April/May is as follows:

Thursday, April 30th, 3pm

Monday, May 4th, 3:00pm

Thursday, May 7th, 3:00pm

Thursday, May 28th, 3:00pm

Monday, June 1st, 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. Windsor Public Library, 43 State Street.  Monday, May 4th at 7pm.

Stuffed Animal Repair returns this week! 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.



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