UPCOMING VIRTUAL AND BACKYARD EVENTS at WINDSOR LIBRARY

Thursday, June 17th, 7PM The History and Promise of Victory Gardens [Zoom]
Presented by Gordon Clark, UVM Extension Master Gardener and Coordinator of the Vermont Victory Gardens project, "The History and Promise of Victory Gardens" is a pictorial history of one of the oldest and most enduring movements in American society. From its roots in the Progressive Era through WWI to its most famous flowering in WWII, "The History and Promise of Victory Gardens" uses photos, documents and vintage posters and artwork to chronicle the perennial re-emergence and re-invention of Americans' desire to grow their own food in times of challenge - right up to the COVID pandemic of last year.
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Meeting ID: 840 5530 7106           Passcode: 742775

 
Saturday, June 19, 10:30AM: Genealogy Group
Work to discover your roots with genealogist Pamm Trask.  We’ll meet in the library’s backyard as long as the weather is decent. Newcomers are welcome!

Wednesday, June 30th, 7pm: Climate Change Book Discussion Group 

We will discuss Paul Hawken's Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came Into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming., “Blessed Unrest” is about a movement that no one has noticed, not even the people involved. This movement includes millions of organizations and individuals. From health care equity to racial justice, a few billionaires to public libraries. All working to combat climate change and change our world to an equitable, sustainable one. Come by the library to get a copy of the book ahead of time and join our conversation via Zoom on 6/30.  
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Meeting ID: 868 0620 4055  Passcode: 022166 
 
Tuesday, July 13, 7PM: Racial Justice Reading Group
We’ll be discussing Emily Bernard’s Black is the Body: Stories From My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine. Emily Bernard is a Vermonter and a professor at UVM. "In her uniquely constructed memoir, Emily Bernard explores how Americans continue to talk about race through twelve essays that cover numerous experiences," Please stop by the library to pick up a copy for the discussion.
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Meeting ID: 862 0483 0809 Passcode: 297294

Wednesday, July 14th, 5:30pm: Friends of the Windsor Library Annual Meeting
If the weather is decent, we hope this will take place in the library backyard. We will have a zoom link available too if you'd prefer to attend remotely (let us know!) We're working on: doing a new story walk in town each month with a raffle prize, planning the book sale for the fall, what else? For more information, email
barbara@windsorlibrary.org Want to join the Friends? More info here.

Saturday, July 17th, 8AM-3PM: Windsor Town-wide Yard Sale! 

Do you have stuff in your attic/closet/basement that you’d love to get rid of? Have you thought about having a yard sale but have just never gotten around to it? Would you like to optimize your chances of having hoards of happy shoppers wandering around and buying your stuff? Now is your chance! Let’s all have a yard sale in Windsor on Saturday July 17th. And if you make a donation to the Windsor Public Library (for any amount) to help us install a lift, we’ll advertise it on our map of sales! (Rain date of Sunday, July 18th.) http://www.windsorlibrary.org/windsor_townwide_yard_sale.aspx
 
Tuesday, July 20th, 3pm Afternoon Book Discussion Group 
We’ll be discussing Fever by Mary Beth Keane. This historical novel fictionalizes the story of Mary Mallon, AKA Typhoid Mary. "It's in the tender, detailed portrayal of willed ignorance collapsing in the face of truth that Mary Beth Keane has made of Mary Mallon's life a fine novel of moral blindness, and also remorse, of a sort." We’ll meet in the library backyard as long as the weather cooperates. Stop by the library during our open hours to get a copy of the book ahead of time!
 
Saturday, July 24th, 1:30-3:00PM Tree Identification Walk for Beginners - Part II (Paradise Park)
Curious about our local native trees and how to identify them? Windsor Tree Warden Michael Metivier will show you how to identify over 15 tree species primarily by their bark, which unlike leaves can be viewed year-round. This will be a relaxed walk and conversation. The walk has some hills. Be prepared to climb over and duck under trees, and walk up and down inclines. Tick repellent, a reusable water bottle, and good hiking boots aren’t a bad idea. We can walk in a gentle rain but will take a rain check for thunder and lightning. If you came to one of the previous walks, you are welcome to attend this one. You'll learn some new trees and also refresh your memory on some we've already seen. Space is limited so please call the library at 674-2556 to reserve your spot!
Location: Paradise Park County Road Parking Lot (on the right just before Mount Ascutney Hospital.)
 
Ongoing Programs THAT WILL RESUME POST-COVID-19:

Learn to Play Mahjong! Every Thursday, 3-5pm.  Do you want to learn how to play Mahjong, one of the oldest games, played by thousands of people?  Are you confused by the game's rules?  There is only one way to learn:  play, play again, and then play some more!  This tile game involves skill, strategy, and calculation along with a bit of luck.  All materials will be provided.  If you are an experienced player, we hope you will join us too!

Knitting Group!  Monday,  Join us on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month and meet other knitting enthusiasts. Knit, chat, and swap ideas and new techniques. All ages and abilities welcome, including beginners. Come once or come often!!  Bring along any projects you are working on. If you are just starting out, we do have some supplies available for use, though we encourage you to bring your own.

CuteSoft_Client/CuteEditor/Images/anchor.gifGenealogy Group:  Work to discover your roots with genealogist Pamm Trask.  This group is held on the first Monday and third Saturday of each month. Next group will be held on Monday, March 2nd at 7:00pm, and Saturday, March 21st at 10:30am.