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Programs & Events

Upcoming Events at Windsor Library:

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 – This class and the waiting list has filled.

Thursday, July 9th, 6:30pm. A Revolutionary Exploration of Gender with Alex Myers –  Alex, from Washington D.C., will give a talk on transgender identity, using his own life story as well as the story of Deborah, a character from his novel, “Revolutionary”, to discuss the idea of gender identity and gender expression, to present the way in which gender has taken shape in different historical periods, and how gender shapes many of our current understandings and worldviews. He will talk about his own coming out and transition as well as his own understandings of what it means to be transgender. After the talk, Alex will take questions. The talk is accessible and appropriate for all ages and will be held at the Welcome Center, 3 Railroad Avenue, Windsor.

Alex Myers was born and raised in Paris, Maine. He grew up as a girl, Alice, and came out as transgender and began living as a guy in 1995, at age 17. Alex was the first openly transgender student at Harvard University and, since graduating, has gone on to be a teacher, an advocate for transgender rights, and a writer. In 2014, Simon & Schuster published Alex’s debut novel, “Revolutionary”, which tells the story of Alex’s ancestor, Deborah Sampson. The novel is based on a true story: In 1782, Deborah ran away from home, disguised herself as a man, and fought for a year and half in the Revolutionary War.

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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