New Events/Programs for Adults

 

UPCOMING VIRTUAL AND BACKYARD EVENTS at WINDSOR PUBLIC LIBRARY

 
 Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: Spanish Conversation Class: All levels.
Day and time subject to change due to instructor's schedule.
Currently Wednesdays at 3:00pm.   We will be meeting behind the library seated 6' apart. Please bring your own chair. Please call instructor Paula Dart at 802-674-5812 to confirm.
 
Sat., July 11th, 11AM Poetry Discussion, Freewrite and Poem Sharing

Led by Windsor resident and library trustee, Kate Gibbel. Kate has an MFA in creative writing and extensive experience teaching creative writing. Come join us for this exciting group. We will be discussing The End of Poetry by Ada Limon . If the weather is good, we will meet outside, behind the library, seated 6' apart. Please bring your own chair. Otherwise, we will connect via ZOOM. If you plan to attend, please email librarian@windsorlibrary.org . That way we can contact you with ZOOM instructions if the weather is poor.

 
Monday July 13th, 7PM [Virtual] Writers' Group
This group creates a format for writers to write, discuss it in a group chat on ZOOM, and receive feedback and support. All are welcome! Email barbara@windsorlibrary.org to join this group.
Join Zoom Meeting
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Monday, July 20th, 7PM. Virtual Open Mic: Music, Poetry, Storytelling

Are you a musician, poet, or storyteller? Would you like to get together to perform/share and/or to listen to others perform? Original creations are especially encouraged! Pour yourself a local beverage, settle in a comfortable chair and join us!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89604708955?pwd=UnV3NUQ5Z3BVNkIwRWQ4ZlZCUi83QT09
Meeting ID: 896 0470 8955    Password: 05089
 
Tuesday, July 21st, 7PM. Virtual Author Talk: Bill Lockwood Reads from The Monsignor's Agents
Join us on Zoom to hear Local Author Bill Lockwood read from and talk about his latest novel, "The Monsignor's Agents." Bill is a free lance contributor to The Eagle Times, The Shopper/Vermont Journal, and the Walpole Clarion. His first novel, Buried Gold was released by The Wild Rose Press in 2016, Megan of the Mists in 2017, Ms. Anna in 2018, and The Monsignor's Agents in 2020. He lives in Bellows Falls. Join Zoom Meeting LINK Meeting ID: 818 2116 6152 Password: 05089
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Wednesday, July 22nd, 7PM

Climate Change Book and Discussion Group - Silent Spring by Rachel Carson.
This group provides a space to discuss and learn about climate change. What is happening, what can be done, and how can we take action?  
Occurs in-person in the library's backyard the fourth Wednesday of each month. Led by Windsor Resident Diane Foulds. We will be seated 6' apart outside as weather permits. Otherwise we will use ZOOM. Please call the library at 802-674-2556 or email librarian@windsorlibrary.org to get a copy of the book. Future books we will discuss can be found here. 
 

Tuesday, July 28th, 3pm

Book Discussion Group - Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks.
Facilitated by Windsor Resident Janet Farley. Discuss this timely and riveting, well-researched novel that takes place during the plague of 1666. We will be seated 6' apart outside as weather permits. Please call the library at 802-674-2556 or email librarian@windsorlibrary.org to get a copy of the book.
 
 
 Wednesday, July 29th, 6pm. Book Discussion: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
2020 Vermont Reads Young Adult/Adult book discussion. Held outside behind the library. Please bring your own chair. Call the library to get a copy of this book you can keep! Please register by calling the library at 674-2556.

The Almost-Anything-Goes-Make-Your-Reading-Live Contest!

Our grand finale summer reading program contest allows participants -- adults, kids, entire families -- to read a book of your choice. And then create and videotape a project based on the book. It can be anything! Some examples:

  • Perhaps you just read a fiction book on the Civil War and the protagonist made bread with acorn flour because no wheat flour was available. Your project could be videotaping yourself making your own acorn flour/bread.

  • Maybe you read Pride and Prejudice and you and your significant other/family member decide to act out and videotape the scene of Mr. Darcy proposing to Elizabeth Bennett and her rejection of him.

  • Maybe you read a biography of Fred Rogers and you create a Mr Rogers-esque puppet show.

  • Maybe you read Tom Wessell's Reading the Forested Landscape and from knowledge gained in this book, you videotape yourself exploring and describing a particular forested landscape.

  • Maybe from the Lego Adventure Book, you videotape yourself making a lego spaceship!

Please don't let these examples limit you. The options are limitless! Decide on your project, record it and send a link to librarian@windsorlibrary.org before 9/1/2020. We will put all of the contest entries on our website. The top three entries -- chosen by our panel of judges -- will win a goody-bag filled with fun local foods, gifts and gift certificates. Want more information? Email librarian@windsorlibrary.org
 
Wednesday, May 27th, 7PM [Virtual] Gardening Tips and Talk: Vegetables!

Led by Extension Master Gardener and Co-Coordinator of the Vermont Victory Gardens Project, Gordon Clark.

 This talk was recorded. You can watch it here! Password is 7L&834+&.
 
 
 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.
 
 
Genealogy GroupWork 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.

 

Spanish Conversation Class: All levels. Day and time subject to change due to instructor's schedule. Currently Wednesdays at 3:00pm.   Please call instructor Paula Dart at 802-674-5812 to confirm.