Library hosting August events
NEWFANE - The Moore Free Library will host numerous events throughout the month of August.
The library will host two visits featuring live animals from the Vermont Institute for Natural Sciences. On Sunday, August 8, at 3 pm, there will be a “Reptile Rendezvous” where the public can meet reptile ambassadors up close and learn about the adaptations of these beautiful creatures to their habitats in New England.
On Sunday, August 15, at 3 pm, people will learn the answers to questions such as how did snake lose her legs? Why does owl only fly at night? How did turtle fly south for the winter? Meet these animals and hear their stories while learning about the adaptations they have that help them survive in a program called “Animals in Myths and Legends.”
These programs are geared towards families, but all are welcome. There will be live animals and parents are asked to follow presenters’ instructions about safe distances from the animals. Please leave dogs at home.
On Saturday, August 21, from 10 am to noon, children can learn how to make paper by using pulp and adding unique ingredients to create individual designs. Please pre-register by calling the library at (802) 365-7948 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also on Saturday, August 21, from 10 am to noon, the public can learn about Vermont’s advance directive program with a Brattleboro Area Hospice representative. An advance directive allows people to plan ahead for their health care and end-of-life decisions before they are unable to speak for themselves.
That same day, from 10:30 am to noon, State Rep. Emily Long is scheduled to be present for “office hours” where she speaks with constituents from Newfane, Marlboro, and Townshend.
On Saturday, August 28, at 1 pm, join John Goff, of Burlington, as he demonstrates how to use different metal detectors and shares some of the finds he’s come across as a detectorist. The library has two metal detectors that patrons can borrow for one week at a time.
Also on Saturday, August 28, celebrated Vermont author Castle Freeman, Jr. will be giving a reading and talk at 7 pm. Freeman is the award-winning author of the acclaimed novel “Go With Me,” adapted into the film “Blackway,” (2015) starring Anthony Hopkins and Julia Stiles. For 30 years he was a contributor to The Old Farmer’s Almanac and is the author of four other novels, two short-story collections, and a major history of Townshend. This program will be held indoors and light refreshments will be served.
The Moore Free Library is located at 23 West Street. All programs are offered free of charge and the grounds and ground floor of the building are fully handicap accessible.