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.
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.”
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.
The Friends of the Moore Free Library will be holding their Annual Book Sale on Saturday, September 26 from 10 to 4 and Sunday, September 27 from 10 to 2. The giant sale takes place in the Union Hall, just off the Common in Newfane. Categories are fiction (including classics and a large selection of mysteries), history, biography and memoir, essays, nature, travel, art and music, how-to, health, young adult, philosophy and religion, humor, Vermont and New England, cooking, gardening, children’s literature, DVDs, and more! All proceeds go toward helping the Library to carry out its services to the community. The Moore Free Library is a private institution that functions as a public library but receives no local, State, or federal funding.
September is Library Card Sign-up Month! If you haven’t been to your local library lately, it’s a great time for a visit. Check out our new books, peruse our extensive DVD collection and view the current art show in the Crowell Art Gallery. There’s something for everyone!
Ever wonder how they do it? ~those wonderful illustrators of children’s books. http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2015/08/10/jake_green_photographs_emerging_children_s_illustrators_in_his_book_the.html
If YOU’VE always wanted to try your hand at illustrating, drawing, or sketching, the library has an immense collection of art books. Be it watercolor, calligraphy, pencil sketching, oil painting, graphic design or pastel, we have the book for you!
Try “Chinese Landscape Painting for Beginners” or “Studio Tips for Artists & Graphic Designers” or “Calligraphic Flourishing, a new approach to an ancient art”.
The Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale will be on September 26 & 27 this year. The sale will take place in our traditional site of Union Hall in Newfane.
We have over 90 boxes of books to offer for all kinds of reading tastes: mystery, biography, science, philosophy, travel, romance, classic literature, etc. Movies and audiobooks will also be available for sale.
Stay tuned for more news on this web site and on our fb page!
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