The Moore Free Library would like to offer a Memoir Writing Workshop for those who want a chance to reflect on and write about the key moments of their lives.
In a supportive environment, writer and educator Deborah Lee Luskin will lead participants in writing exercises geared to stirring memory by providing guided meditations for timed writing exercises. We will use positive techniques that encourage participants to write freely, to listen fully, and to dig deeply to find meaning and assign shape to the stories of their lives.
Deborah Lee Luskin is an award-winning novelist, a prolific essayist and a seasoned educator. She has taught literature and writing to a wide spectrum of learners and has been a Visiting Scholar for the Vermont Humanities Council for over thirty years.
Please email Louise Sirois at firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest in joining this group. We need a minimum number to launch the workshop and we hope to start these sessions by January 2017.
Yoga for children with Ro! 10:30 to 11:30 on Tuesday June 28th at the Library.
Gentle, introductory yoga for young children, ages 4-12, with Ro Corbin. Free of charge. Info 802-365-7948. This program is part of the Library’s On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! Summer Reading Program.
Stephen Coronella “Racing With the Wind” – music for all ages.
Thursday, June 30 @7pm.
A fast-paced & high energy children’s/family concert with long-time kids’ favorite Stephen Coronella, performing on guitar, hammer dulcimer, flutes, hand drums & more. Free of charge. Info 802-365-7948.
In keeping with this year’s Summer Reading Program theme “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!”, Stephen’s program combines songs, stories and games about storybook contests and rivalries from ancient Greek gods to the Middle Ages and beyond. As an experienced performer and educator, he presents interactive concerts that are especially designed to inspire a love of reading for all ages. Please join us!
A wonderful Family Friendly Concert is coming up on Wednesday, June 15, at 7pm. Bob Zentz, folk musician and storyteller, will perform on a variety of stringed instruments. Please join us!
MOUNTAIN LIONS IN NEW ENGLAND
MAY 19 6PM
MOORE FREE LIBRARY
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.
Moore Free Library presents… Isa Oehry …reading from her book “Under a Blue Moon”
May 5 @ 6pm
READY YOURSELF, FOR YOUR PERCEPTION
OF THE WORLD WILL BE ALTERED
– AND NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON –
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.
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.
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.