October 20th from 7pm to 9pm
Bob Zentz and Jeanne McDougall Zentz return to Moore Free Library for a concert of folk music and “edu-tainment” on Friday, October 20 at 7pm. Bob is a singer of songs about people, places and times gone by, a teller of the tales behind the songs he sings and a scholar of the evolution of homemade music. From traditional Celtic ballads and sea chanteys to science fiction songs and poetry set to music, the evening’s selections will be chosen from Bob’s vast repertoire of more than 2,000 songs. Bob brings to every performance a variety of instruments ranging from the more common guitar and concertina to the more unusual hurdy-gurdy and his one inch harmonica. Bob and Jeanne effortlessly weave vocals, instruments, anecdotes, humor, humanity and history into an evening of pure musical fun and entertainment.
Admission : $15 for adults $12 for seniors/students
Friends of the Moore Free Library present a wonderful program from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum ~
Thursday AUGUST 24
7 to 8 pm
Observe wild animals! Examine skulls & furs! Talk to a wildlife specialist!
A variety of live animals will be on hand to put a face to the challenges Northeastern wildlife must rise to meet. Museum staff will also bring furs, skulls and other artifacts for an exploration of our local fauna.
Intensive improv comedy workshop from JULY 5 – 6 – 7 from
2pm to 4pm 1PM TO 3PM each day. The cost is $15 per day per student, with an additional $10 for the culminating performance. The workshop is open to ages 8 to 99. Students will be taught the foundations of improv, and will have the opportunity to deliver a fast-paced short form performance. Make time on your summer schedule for this fun activity! Invite your friends! Make it a family event!
Improv instructor, Caitlin Baker, is a middle school teacher from Natick, MA. She is also a cast member of ComedyCazi, independent sketch and improv troupe that performs in Davis Square.
Caitlin grew up in Brattleboro, and was active in both the BUHS theatre department and the New England Youth Theater. She holds a BA in theater and a M.Ed. in secondary education from UMass Amherst. Her theater credits include The New Renaissance Players and the Hampshire Shakespeare Company. For the past two years she has been studying improvisation with Pam Victor of Happier Valley Comedy and recently at ImprovBoston.
Please call the Library, 365-7948 or email email@example.com to register or to obtain further information.
Thursday, MARCH 16th ~ 6pm to 8pm
Learn something new! Join Arthur and Peter Evans from Makerspace Workshops to explore and try your hand at some Makerspace technology such as 3D printing, scanning and robotics. Learn how to design and print 3D objects and how to scan participants, scale down a size and print. Explore robotics and Virtual Reality. All materials provided. This program is generously funded by Friends of the Moore Free Library.
Community members can sign up by calling the Library at 365-7948 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is limited space so please sign up before the event.
The Moore Free Library in Newfane is offering Write For Your Life!, a memoir-writing workshop led by Deborah Lee Luskin. The workshop will meet at the Library for six sessions from 1pm-3pm on Fridays: March 10 & 24; April 7 & 21; May 5 & 19.
During these sessions, Deborah Lee Luskin will lead participants in writing exercises geared to stir 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.
Supported by a Small and Inspiring grant from the Vermont Community Foundation, the class is free. Class size is limited, and registration is required. To register, please contact Librarian Louise Sirois at 365-7948 or email@example.com
On February 14th, Tuesday, from 1pm to 3pm, Newfane local and author Castle Freeman will read excerpts from several of his entertaining Vermont tales written over the years.
Castle is the award-winning author of the acclaimed novel Go With Me, which was made into a major motion picture in 2016, as well as the writer of numerous other novels (most recently “The Devil in the Valley”), short stories, and essays.
Castle found his muse when he moved to Vermont: “Practically all the writing I have done—fiction, essays, history, journalism, and more—has been in one way or another about rural northern New England, in particular the State of Vermont, and the lives of its inhabitants, a source of unique and undiminishing interest, at least to me.”
The talk will take place in the Crowell Gallery and light refreshments will be available.