Library to host variety of events
NEWFANE - The Moore Free Library is hosting numerous events throughout the month of July.
On Thursday, July 8, at 7 pm, Cuban poet and author Pablo Medina will read from his newest publication, “The Foreigner’s Song: New and Selected Poems.” Light refreshments will be provided. Medina is the author of several books in Spanish and English and has translated works of Federico García Lorca and Virgillio Piñera into English. He has won numerous awards and received prestigious foundation support.
On Thursday, July 15, at 3:30 pm, Muriel Wolf, spiritual companion at Brattleboro Area Hospice, will speak about spiritual care at end-of-life and times of grief. Learn about her nondenominational, creative approach to helping clients identify the needs of their spirit, and employ a diverse array of tools for spiritual self-care.
On Saturday, July 19, from 10 am to noon, volunteers from Brattleboro Area Hospice will be on hand to educate about Vermont’s Advance Directive program, which allows Vermonters to plan ahead for their health care and end-of-life decisions.
The Friends of the Moore Free Library will hold their second mini book sale on the lawn of the library from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, July 17. The theme of this sale will be the arts—fine arts, photography, architecture, music, dance, design, crafts, cartoons, and more—but books in several other categories will be available as well. Tote bags will be on sale for $15, or $20 stuffed with books. No donations of books will be accepted at this time.
As for weekly events, local crochet superstar Tracy Berchi holds crochet corner every two weeks on Tuesday afternoons, from 4 to 5:30 pm. Berchi will be able to teach concepts to both beginners and advanced crocheters, right- or left-handed. Yarn and needles will be on hand for beginners to try out. Feel free to bring a project.
Family yoga continues every Wednesday from 10 to 11:00 am, outdoors if weather permits. Courtney Perkins leads through easy yoga poses. All ages and all bodies welcome. The library has four yoga mats for patrons to use, or participants can bring their own.
There will be something special for kids and families on several Saturdays in July, at 10 am. On July 10, families can learn about the adventures of Rooster, Sheep, Cat, and Dog in Len Cabral’s recording of “Mezzi Gallo,” an Italian folk tale. After, kids can draw pictures and find books about Rooster and friends. On July 17, families can walk through the outdoor Story Walk, which is “Woodpecker Wham.” It will be up through the rest of the month. On July 24, kids can choose a book to read aloud with a group.
Rep. Emily Long resumes her monthly “office hours” on Saturday, July 17. She will be at the library from 10:30 am to noon to listen to constituents’ concerns. Constituents from Newfane, Townshend, and Marlboro are especially welcome, though Long is happy to talk to any Vermonter with a concern.
To finish a five-part series, the Conversation Club will continue to look at the controversy between religious liberties and public education. The group will meet on Tuesday, July 20, at 7 pm, and will again be moderated by Meg Mott. Using some of the concepts in Amanda Ripley’s book, “High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out,” which the library has five copies for patrons to borrow, participants will consider how to move debates in and about public education out of the realm of high conflict and into productive disagreement.
The library is located at 23 West Street. All events are free and open to the public. For information call (802) 365-7948.