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Is that a Cougar?

MAY 19 6PM
Bill Betty, presenter
Bill has been keeping track of mountain lions in New England for over 43 years and has had more than a dozen encounters with nature’s perfect predator. His entertaining and educational talk covers all aspects of cougar behavior, tracking, sightings, maps, and even includes some humorous slides.
The program last 60 minutes. FREE ADMISSION.

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ISA OEHRY reading from “Under a Blue Moon” 6pm Thursday May 5

Under A Blue Moon


Moore Free Library presents…   Isa Oehry  …reading from her book “Under a Blue Moon”

May 5  @ 6pm


Although it was Isa Oehry who was the one to walk this extraordinary journey and experience the adventures, the insights gained are meant for all of us. This true story, and often humorous account, inspires us to look beyond the obvious, and keep our minds and hearts open for the unseen and previously unheard. It forever changes how we view the world we live in. In Under A Blue Moon, Oehry documents a journey that began innocently under the golden light of a full moon. Mysteriously nourished, enriched, and highly energized by an unseen force under nothing but a moon surrounded by thousands of stars, she felt a prompting, inviting her to a destination yet unknown, to a hidden world concealing ancient wisdom. She spontaneously decided to set out to find it. … She was drawn to and experienced adventures, some precarious enough that she marveled at having survived at all.

With Under A Blue Moon, Oehry not only takes us on her adventurous, magical journey, but her curious mind fueled by inquisitiveness and scientific playfulness invites us to reconsider our own understanding about all that surrounds us. She encourages us to step out of our comfort zone of safety and security and begs us to take a risk, to open ourselves to engage with life on a deeper level. Oehry’s enthusiasm and zest for life is contagious. Do not be surprised to find yourself promptly embarking on your own soul quest.

***********************This is a FREE program.

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Oh, those Irish!

Mark your calendars Erinophiles!
On March 17 – yes, that is Saint Patrick’s Day – Vincent Feeney will present
“The Irish Wave in the Green Mountains”.
This FREE program will start at 5pm in the Crowell Gallery and is co-hosted by Moore Free Library and Windham County Historical Society.
Mr. Feeney is the author of Finnigans, Slaters and Stonepeggers, a history of the Irish in Vermont (which we have at the library) which peels back the Yankee mythos and examines the surprisingly rich, true story of the Irish in Vermont, from the first steady trickle of colonial pioneers to the flood of famine refugees and onward: how the Irish arrived, survived, fought, labored, organized, worshipped, played and managed to prosper. Even if you don’t have a bit of Irish blood in you, this will be a fascinating presentation.
This program is sponsored by Vermont Humanities Council.

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Storytime with Santa

Saturday, December 12 at 10:30am, Santa will be on hand at the Library to read his favorite stories and to hand out gifts to children. This is a free program.

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Parlez-vous français?

FREE informal French language sessions on Thursdays from 5pm to 6pm at the Library. Dates: November 5 – 12 – 19 and December 3.
Learn basic, introductory French, French songs & rhymes. All ages welcome! Sign up with Louise the Librarian.

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Author Reading at the Library – October 22

Our very own Suzanne d’Corsey, Moore Free Library Trustee, will be reading from and signing her new book – see below – at the Library on Thursday, October 22nd, 5:30-7pm.

Introducing ‘The Bonnie Road’, a richly detailed, dark and compelling debut novel by Suzanne d’Corsey.
The Bonnie Road magically transposes the old ways of Scotland into 20th Century St Andrews and brings to life the ancient traditions and beliefs that still dance just below the surface of the modern world.
Suzanne d’Corsey graduated from the University of St Andrews in 1982 with an MA in Medieval & Scottish History, after studying archaeology and the pagan and Dark Age History of Britain.
d’Corsey has overlaid her deep knowledge of Scottish folklore, ballads, ancient myths of obscure Scottish deities, and modern practitioners of the “Auld Ways,” on to the modern Scotland of ceilidhs and dances, ruined castles, dark forests, and the beautiful medieval town of St Andrews to create a compelling story in The Bonnie Road.
Suzanne has been published in various literary journals including Chapman, The Arkansas Review, Byline, Libido, and Eclectica. She has also won awards and scholarships for her writing, and a Pushcart nomination for her short story Wee Janet and the Filthy Pagan Heathen Thing.
Her poetry has been published in the Anglican Theological Review, and Poet Magazine, and she has been a fiction editor for Nimrod, International Journal for more than 15 years.
She was also Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference.
Seonaid Francis, Director of ThunderPoint Publishing said, “d’Corsey brings to life the long-forgotten rites and traditions of ancient Scotland and masterfully translates these into the 20th Century, where these auld ways are still practised in hidden corners of the country.”
Novel Summary
My grandmother passed me in transit. She was leaving, I was coming into this world, our spirits meeting at the door to my mother’s womb, as she bent over the bed to close the thin crinkled lids of her own mother’s eyes.
The women of Morag’s family have been the keepers of tradition for generations, their skills and knowledge passed down from woman to woman, kept close and hidden from public view, official condemnation and religious suppression.
In late 1970s St. Andrews, demand for Morag’s services are still there, but requested as stealthily as ever, for even in 20th century Scotland witchcraft is a dangerous Art to practise.
When newly widowed Rosalind arrives from California to tend her ailing uncle, she is drawn unsuspecting into a new world she never knew existed, one in which everyone seems to have a secret, but that offers greater opportunities than she dreamt of – if she only has the courage to open her heart to it.

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DCF books at the Library

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award
Since 1956, Vermont children in grades 4 to 8 have voted for their favorite book in a program designed to help them become enthusiastic readers and to honor Vermont author Dorothy Canfield Fisher. You may remember some of her titles which include Seasoned Timber, Hillsboro People and Memories of Arlington, VT.
The DCF award is the second oldest child-selected award in the country.

Several titles on the 2015-16 Nominees List are at the Moore Free Library now. They are:
The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
I Kill the Mockingbird by David Acampora
Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle by George Hagen
The Art of Secrets by James Klise
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy
Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
Greenglass House by Kate Milford
The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel
The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin
El Deafo by Cece Bell

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