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Bob Zentz & Jeanne MacDougall
October 20th ~ 7pm
General Admission: $15 Seniors/Students: $12
Bob Zentz and Jeanne MacDougall Zentz return to Moore Free Library for a concert of folk music and “edu-tainment” on Friday, Oct. 20 at 7p.m. 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.
Baby & Toddler Playgroup
Thursdays 9:30 to 11:00 am – Baby & Toddler Playgroup is for children ages 0-4ish and their caregivers. It’s a great opportunity to get out of the house and to socialize. Come over for songs, stories, simple crafts and just hanging out together!
Patrons can “check out” a park pass for free entry into Vermont State Historic Sites, Vermont State Parks (seasonal), the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center and the American Precision Museum, as well as Hildene-The Lincoln Family Home. A discounted pass to ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is also available. Check out a PASS at the Library’s front desk!
This group is open to all and meets, on average, every 6 weeks. No need to register; just pick up a book at the library beforehand and then join the discussion!
Book Selection – – – – – Discussion Date
Terra-Cotta Dog, Andrea Camilleri – – – – Jan 27 2017
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte – – – – Mar 10 2017
Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold – – – – Apr 21 2017
Louisa May Alcott: the woman behind Little Women, Harriet Reisen – – – – Jun 2 2017
Motherless Brooklyn, Jonathan Lethem – – – – Jul 14 2017
Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood – – – – Oct 13 2017
October Light, John Gardner – – – – Dec 1 2017
Southern Vermont Natural History Museum presents
Thursday, August 24th from 7pm to 8pm
FREE (sponsored by Friends of the Moore Free Library – Thanks Friends!)
FROM TRASH TO TUNES
Saturday, JUNE 17th from 10:30am to 11:30am
Dennis Waring’s show involves the science, history and geography of crafting musical instruments from recyclables. For children and families. Participation encouraged ! ** FREE **
Invasion of the Alien Bugs!
Back by popular demand! Well, not the bugs but the program!
June 8th, Thursday 7pm to 8pm – for all ages
This FREE program is about the threat that the Asian Longhorned Beetle, Emerald Ash Borer and Hemlock Woolly Adelgid are to Vermont’s trees and economy.
Learn how to identify these three major pests (samples of dead bugs), how to identify signs of their presence, how to help prevent infestations caused by the movement of firewood, and what to do if you see one of the invaders.
Hand-outs to help in identification will be available for all participants to take home. Bug tattoos for everyone!
This program will be led by Carolyn & Gary Katz, with materials and information gleaned from a University of Vermont Extension Service seminar.
WILL RESUME IN THE FALL
Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30pm – Free assistance from peers for iPhone, iPad and laptop computer questions.
Wonder why your iPhone battery runs out so quickly? How do you download an eBook to your device and where does it go once it’s downloaded? How do I enter events in my iPhone/iPad calendar? These questions and more can be answered on TECH TUESDAY!
If you would like to occasionally be a Tuesday Tech Tutor, speak to Louise the Librarian. We’d love the help!!
Robert L. Crowell Scholarships
Each year, Moore Free Library offers 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 the following Fall. The scholarship committee considers academics, contributions to the community, and financial need. The number of scholarships awarded and the award amounts are determined by the applications received.
Take a Walk!
One of the many ways in which the Robert L. Crowell family has supported The Moore Free Library over the years has been the acquisition and gift to us of a seven-acre parcel of undeveloped land on South Wardsboro Road a short distance from the Library. The acreage, which serves as a wildlife sanctuary and teaching resource, is open to the community in all seasons free of charge. We invite you to walk or snowshoe on this lovely piece of Vermont landscape.