Category Archives: Programs
Local Voices – readings of unpublished works by writers of poetry and fiction. All writers welcome to read from their works for up to 7 minutes.
The last Wednesday of each month. Next – November 28th at 7 p.m.
Book – “An American Childhood” by Annie Dillard
Discussion Date – Friday, December 21st, noon
Free Copies are available for borrowing at the library
During the week of November 6–10 the Library welcomes children of all ages to drop in during our regular opening hours to produce a design to be transferred onto a melamine plate or bowl that will be delivered in time to be given as a holiday present. There is no need to make an appointment. The cost per item is $6.00.
SYDNEY LEA, POET LAUREATE OF VERMONT
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9 AT 7 PM.
Lea has been described as “a man in the woods with his head full of books, and a man in books with his head full of woods.” His affection for story, moreover, an affection derived in no small measure from men and women elders in New England, colors his poetry.
The Friends of the Moore Free Library Book Sale will be held Saturday, September 29 from 10 am -4 pm and Sunday, September 30 from 10 am to 2 pm in the Newfane Union Hall on Route 30. An annual Newfane tradition, this outstanding book sale offers some 5000 books on every subject from Fiction, Non-Fiction, Biography, Children’s Books and Picture Books. All are priced to sell. In the latest “Vermont Life” magazine , local author, Castle Freeman Jr. showcases the Newfane Library Book Sale. Targ and John Spicer have been responsible for starting the sale from the beginning and continuing to volunteer along with thirty others helpers for the sale . ” I think it’s been going for 20 years ” says Targ. ” John makes the posters and flyers and both of us have added seed money for the cash box.” The Moore Free Library is truly a “Free Library”.. No state or local taxes are collected and no fines are charged. The Library is open to all without charge. The Library exists through donations of money, time and donations of materials from our volunteers, our citizens and our borrowers. The book sale is a major fundraiser for the library. To volunteer to help with the sale please call Teddi Tucci at 490-2297 or Meris Morrison at the library 365-7948.
Sydney Lea, Poet Laureate of Vermont, to Read at the Library at 7 p.m.
Sydney Lea, whose collection Pursuit of a Wound (University of Illinois Press, 2000) was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize, has been described as “a man in the woods with his head full of books, and a man in books with his head full of woods.” His affection for story, moreover, an affection derived in no small measure from men and women elders in New England, colors his poetry, just as a relish for the musical properties of the word colors his prose. His lifelong passion for the natural world informs almost his every utterance.
Sydney has received fellowships from the Rockefeller, Fulbright, and Guggenheim Foundations, and has taught at Dartmouth, Yale, Wesleyan, Vermont and Middlebury Colleges. His stories, poems, essays, and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and many other periodicals, as well as in more than forty anthologies. He lives in Newbury, Vermont, and is active both in literacy efforts and in conservation.
Saturday August 25, 1 p.m.
Using a wide array of instruments, indigenous and homemade, Waring weaves fun fascinating tales of the origin of music and how all cultures through time utilized their natural environments for making fantastic sound-making devices. Evocative instruments like the bull roarer, mouth bow, animal horn, sea shell trumpet, and bamboo flute, for instance, are universal in range. The most distinctive characteristic of Waring’s show is that he has made most all the instruments he demonstrates. Each instrument, either because of its particular sound, design idea, or special symbolic dimension, has its own special story.
This program is a demonstration/performance of almost fifty handmade/ homemade musical instruments based on ideas and inspirations from around the world. Interesting sights, sounds and stories provide the audience with new awareness into folklore, music, craft, science, and world view.” From Trash to Tunes “ is a free program for all ages and makes a great family event. For more information call Librarian Meris Morrison at (802) 365-7948.