Do you know someone who has made Barre a better place?

If you know someone who’s made Barre a better place, consider nominating them for the Barre Joint Service Clubs Community Service Recognition Award. Just fill out this application and submit it to a member of the Barre service clubs (Kiwanis, Lions, and Rotary), or place the form in an envelope addressed to the Joint Service Clubs and deposit it in the blue book drops behind the Aldrich Public Library or inside at the library’s main desk. The deadline for nominations is Monday, August 25.

The 2014 Joint Service Clubs Community Service Recognition Dinner will be held Wednesday, October 8th, at the Canadian Club.

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Authors at the Aldrich: Thriller Writer Jennifer McMahon, Wed. 8/13, 6pm

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Jennifer McMahon is the author of six novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Island of Lost Girls (2008) and Promise Not To Tell (2007). Her most recent novel, The Winter People (2014), is set in rural Vermont. Booklist says “this myster-horror crossover is haunting, evocative, and horrifically beautiful, a triumph…”

Jennifer graduated from Goddard College and studied poetry in the MFA writing program at Vermont College. She currently lives in an old Victorian house in Montpelier with her partner, Drea, and their daughter Zella.

This week’s sponsor is Caroling Earle. The Authors at the Aldrich series is sponsored by the Barre Learning for Life Committee and funded by the Friends of the Aldrich Library, with support from the Northfield Savings Bank.

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Full STEAM ahead: Geek Week is coming!

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We are hosting two great events at Aldrich this coming week in partnership with Vermont Makers.

Squishy Circuits: Tuesday, August 5th, 1pm

Build playful and colorful sculptures using conductive playdough. Using jumbo LEDs and batteries we’ll build parallel and series circuits and then use these patterns to build unique sculptures that light up! Circuitry has never been so fun and accessible to young kids (and adults!). Recommended for ages 3 and up.

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Creative Creatures: Friday, August 8th, 1pm

Make amazing glowing creatures! 

Learn to light up colorful LEDs in basic circuits with solar energy. Our solar powered LEDs will then light up the creatures or containers we craft from repurposed plastic packaging. Inspiration will come from marine biology, the lifecycle of plastics and our own imaginations. The newly invented glowing creatures may even turn into characters for stories! Recommended for ages 11 and up.

All events are free and open to the public. Remember that we serve free lunch for anyone 18 and under in the children’s room at noon, so you can feed both body and brain next week! Please call 476-7550 and ask for Sarah or email yalibrarian@aldrichpubliclibrary.org with questions.

This program is sponsored by the Vermont Makers and made possibly by a Vermont Community Foundation Innovations and Collaborations Grant. For a full list of project partners, go to steam-e-zine.com.

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Authors at the Aldrich, August 6th: Poet, Essayist, and Translator David Hinton

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David Hinton has translated many volumes of classical Chinese poetry, and he is the first translator in over a century to translate the four seminal masterworks of Chinese philosophy: Tao Te Ching, Chuang Tzu, Analects, and Mencius. Most recently he released Hunger Mountain: A Field Guide to Mind and Landscape (2012). Hinton lives with his family near this mountain and regularly climbs the peak for the purposes of solitude and reflection. His translations have earned him a Guggenheim fellowship, numerous NEA and NEH fellowships, the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets, and the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation from the PEN American Center.

The Authors at the Aldrich series is sponsored by the Barre Learning for Life Committee and funded by the Friends of the Aldrich Library, with additional support from the Northfield Savings Bank.

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Authors at the Aldrich – Outdoor Educator Jen Lamphere Roberts, July 30th, 6pm

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This Wednesday, we are pleased to welcome Outdoor Educator Jen Lamphere Roberts, author of AMC’s Best Day Hikes in Vermont. Jen has spent most of her adult life on trails: hiking, skiing, biking, and paddling them; building them; and leading young people on them to learn about the backcountry. This is one of the best times of year for getting outside in Vermont, and Jen’s book offers hikes for the whole family at varying lengths and levels of difficulty. Vermont Today calls her book “nothing short of a gem”. Come hear about some great ways to get out and enjoy our beautiful state with our own Vermont hiking expert!

 

 

Did you miss the author? Here’s the archived video of her presentation:

Authors at the Aldrich: Jen Lamphere Roberts. Outdoor Educator, AMC’s Best Day Hikes in Vermont from Central Vermont Television on Vimeo.

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