On the afternoon of October 12, 1990, my twin brother, Thomas, entered the Three Rivers, Connecticut, public library, retreated to one of the rear study carrels, and prayed to God the sacrifice he was about to commit would be deemed acceptable. . . .
One of the most acclaimed novels of our time, Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True is a story of alienation and connection, devastation and renewal, at once joyous, heartbreaking, poignant, mystical, and powerfully, profoundly human.
The May 22nd discussion is on Barbara Kingsolver’s Prodigal Summer. Next, the Book Group will be reading Wally Lamb’s novel and discussing it at the July 10th meeting – noon at the Library. Pick up a copy of the book at the Library.
One more week until deadline!
Robert L. Crowell Scholarships
The Moore Free Library is offering a total of $12,000 in scholarships, generously funded by the family of the late Robert L. Crowell. These awards are open to qualified students residing in Newfane, Williamsville, South Newfane and Brookline who will be entering their first year of college, trade or vocational post-secondary education this fall.
The scholarship committee will consider academics, contributions to the community, and financial need. The number of scholarships awarded and the award amounts will be determined by the applications received.
Applications should include a brief autobiography (including plans for continued study and the name of the school to which you have been accepted), high-school transcript, and a letter of reference. Completed applications should be submitted by May 1, 2015, to: Board of Trustees, Moore Free Library, P. O. Box 208, Newfane, VT 05345
Bruce Hesselbach, author & poet, will be reading his poetry at the Library, in the Crowell Gallery, on Thursday, August 21st at 7pm. He will be accompanied by other members of The Londonderry Poets, who will also read excerpts from their poetry.
This is a free program and all are welcome.
Moore Free Library and Williamsville Hall present the final installment of six FREE movies at Williamsville Hall this SATURDAY, August 9 at 7PM.
Part Six “People’s Power” of The Vermont Movie tackles contemporary tensions over energy, independence, the environment and the state’s future. Chronicling the struggle to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, it reveals the power of protest, the influence of lobbyists and the importance of town meeting debate and a citizen legislature. It follows the battle over windmills in Lowell—a struggle over scale, aesthetics and environmental impacts—and explores thorny questions about economics, sovereignty and climate change. Finally, the devastating impacts of Hurricane Irene reveal the power not only of nature, but of people and community.
Showing this Saturday, June 7th at 7pm in Williamsville Hall FREE ADMISSION
In part 2 “Under the Surface” we uncover unions and quarry work, Barre’s Socialist Labor Party Hall, Eugenics, George Aiken and the “Rural Republicans.” Vermont begins to attract “back-to-the-landers” like Helen and Scott Nearing and Nicholas Jacobson, who came to Vermont in search of an alternative, rural lifestyle.
Part One of The Vermont Movie will show at Williamsville Hall Saturday May 24 7pm FREE. Title “A Very New Idea” – exploring the roots from which the future state of Vermont grew. Early settlement, native peoples’ resistance, African-American settlers and Vermont’s radical constitution – the first to outlaw slavery.
This program is a collaboration between Moore Free Library and Williamsville Hall.
Kids – Come to the Library in costume on Halloween and get a free book!