Programs for Adults

Friends of the Library Plant Sale: Saturday, May 27th, 8:00am-1:00pm: Many lovely plants for sale.  Nice selection of perennials.
Join us for a summer of Building a Better World with the following programs:
Turning Trash to Treasure - Building a Better World through Backyard Composting: Wednesday, June 7th, 5:30-7:00pm.  This workshop will be held at the Windsor Welcome Center: Come to a FREE workshop by Cat Buxton, VT Master Composter and community educator, and learn to reduce your trash size and smell, improve the health of your lawn and garden, and save money! Cat’s enthusiastic and simple approach will surely activate your interest and demystify the processes of composting. She’ll cover the spectrum of practical compost ingredients, bins and styles, the conflicting lists of compost do’s and don’ts, and the role of compost in managing soil health. Workshop participants may purchase a “Soil Saver” composter for only $25 (Suggested Retail - $125) and a “Sure-Close” food scrap pail for $5, generously subsidized by the VT Dept of Environmental Conservation Solid Waste Program. This program is Sponsored by the Greater Upper Valley and So. Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Districts.
Building a Better World with the Peace Corps: speaker Michael Wanigasekera, Thursday, June 22nd, 6:30pm:   Hear from Michael, a former Peace Corps Volunteer who served from 2013-2015 in Cambodia, as he shares his stories from that time. Mr. Wanigasekera taught English, developed a school library, organized a basketball team, created a filter system for clean water for the village, and financed each of these projects with private donations that he raised in the United States. Mr. Wanigasekera now serves as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in Springfield, VT
Building a Better World through Nonviolent Communication: And Introduction to the Power of Empathy, Thursdays July 20 through August 24th 6:30-8:00pm:   A six week overview of the proven principles and practices of Nonviolent Communication. Participants will learn a practical approach to deep listening, showing respect, having empathy, and seeing beyond judgement. People who practice NVC have found greater authenticity in their communication, increased understanding, deepening connection, and conflict resolution. Come learn a concrete set of skills which can help you connect to others in your family and community.
Building a Better World:  Admiring our World and the Perseid Meteor Shower:  Saturday, August 12, 10:00PM to 2AM:  The Perseid meteor shower is one of the best meteor showers to experience, producing up to 60 bright, luminous meteors per hour at its peak! It is produced by Comet Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1862. It peaks this year on the night of August 12 and the morning of Aug 13, with the highest peak around midnight. The waxing gibbous moon will be 3/4 full, but we should still get a pretty good show.  We will have our telescope on hand to look at planets, stars and the moon, as well as star gazing apps to help you recognize the constellations. Bring a reclining lawn chair or blanket, water, snack, possibly insect deterrent. Dress for evening temperatures. We will meet at the red pump house on Marton Road.

Recurring Programs:

Knitting Group! Monday, June 12 and June 26 at 6:30pm. Join us on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month and meet other knitting enthusiasts. Knit, chat, and swap ideas and new techniques. All ages and abilities welcome, including beginners. Come once or come often!!  Bring along any projects you are working on. If you are just starting out, we do have some supplies available for use, though we encourage you to bring your own.
Genealogy GroupWork to discover your roots with genealogist Pamm Trask.  The group is usually held on the first Monday of each monthNext meeting Monday, June 5th at 7:00pm.

Spanish Conversation Class: All levels. Day and time subject to change due to instructor's schedule. Currently Wednesdays at 3:00pm. Please call instructor Paula Dart at 802-674-5812 to confirm.