Autumn Authors at the Aldrich: Paolo Battaglia, Thursday, October 2

ExplorersItalian Historian Paolo Battaglia will be our special guest this Thursday at 6:30pm in the Milne Community Room to kick off our brand new Autumn Authors at the Aldrich series. Battaglia’s most recent book is Explorers, Emigrants, Citizens: A Visual History of the Italian American Experience from the Collections of the Library of Congress. He will be visiting Barre as part of a nation-wide tour of 15 small towns with an Italian heritage. The aim of the project is to produce a documentary film, a book, and a traveling exhibition that will bring the story of their Italian immigrants back to all the towns he will visit. While in Barre, Battaglia will be meeting with key members in Barre’s Italian-American community, seeking living testimonies for the project. At Aldrich this Thursday, he will speak about his research and sign copies of his book which will be available for purchase. Free; light refreshments will be served.

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Senior Day: Wednesday, Oct. 1 – Carol Dawes reads Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe and his ravenCarol Dawes, who is known by most as Barre City’s Clerk & Treasurer, has over 20 years of theater experience as an actor, director, and production
stage manager and has worked professionally at theaters in Vermont, Boston, Albany and New York City.  She’ll be getting us into the Halloweed spirit with dramatic readings from Edgar Allan Poe.
Join us for what promises to be a memorable afternoon! Free; light refreshments to follow.

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Poetry Slam Friday 9/26 @ 6pm

Have you been to a poetry slam recently? Wanted to try your hand at writing poetry but don’t know where to start? Our quarterly poetry slams are perfect for you to try your hand at writing and performing poetry in a friendly setting! These multigenerational slams are free and open to the public. They start with guided writing and pizza at 6pm, followed by the slam portion at 6:30pm. Prizes are given for slam winners.

If you need inspiration, check out Lily Myers’s amazing slam piece “Shrinking Women”. We’ll see you Friday!

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Barre Reads 2014: Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Wonder

Barre Reads Opening Event: Tuesday, September 23, 6:30pm

Laurel and Mike Sanborn and their daughters Amelia, 12, and Olivia, 10, of Richmond, VT will be our guest speakers at this kickoff event. Olivia was born with a rare craniofacial syndrome called Pfeiffer Syndrome. The family will talk about their experiences and the ways Olivia, like Augie in Wonder, deal with acceptance. Copies of the book will be available to check out and light refreshments will be served.

Film Screenings

Tuesday, November 4, 6pm
Thursday, November 13, 6pm

All films will be screened in the Milne Community Room at the Aldrich Public Library. Call 476-7550 for movie titles and information.

Book Discussions

Thursday, October 9, 1:30pm – Barre Senior Center, North Main St., Barre
Wednesday, October 16, 6:30pm – Aldrich Public Library York Branch, Mill St., East Barre)
Tuesday, October 21, 6:30pm – Aldrich Public Library Main Branch, Washington St., Barre
Copies of the book are available at all three locations.

Community-wide Writing Contest

October 1 – October 31. Applications are available at the Aldrich Public Library (Main and York branches), Barre City Elementary and Middle School, Barre Town Middle and Elementary School, and Spaulding High School. Contest is available to participants of all ages, adults included!

Closing Celebration of Wonder and Writing

vtreadsTuesday, November 18, 6:30pm

All Vermont Reads events are sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council. Barre Reads is sponsored by the Barre Learning for Life Committee.

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Events on October 2, 2014
  • WRAP Program
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: October 2, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Conference Room
  • Autumn Authors - Paolo Battaglia
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: October 2, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: Explorers Emigrants Citizens: A Visual History of the Italian American Experience
    by Linda Barrett Osborne, Paolo Battaglia, Mario Mignone and Antonio Canovi; published Oct 16, 2013
    Paolo Battaglia is an Italian author of illustrated history books such as Un Italiano nella Cina dei Boxer (2000) a photographic account of the Boxer rebellion in China; Frammenti di Guerra (2005) the photographic history of World War II in northern Italy; and New York In & Out (2008) on a 1912 photographic journey to New York.
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Events on October 4, 2014
  • The Barre Writers
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: October 4, 2014 - 11:30 am
    Location: Conference Room
  • Magic: the Gathering; games and tournaments
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: October 4, 2014 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Teen Room
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Events on October 5, 2014
  • Invasive Plants in the Landscape-
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: October 5, 2014 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: What makes a plant invasive?
    Why should we care?
    Are you a concerned citizen, landowner, gardener?
    This presentation will cover identifying plants, control methods and impacts to local ecosystems .
    Presented by Washington Co. Forester, Dan Singleton
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Events on October 6, 2014
  • Knit 2gether Knitting and Yarn Craft Group
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: October 6, 2014 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Vermont Room
    Description: Work on projects, socialize and share advice. All experience levels and ages welcome!
  • Share's Caring Hearts
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 6, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Conference Rooms
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Events on October 9, 2014
  • Washington County Retired Teachers
    Starts: 8:30 am
    Ends: October 9, 2014 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
  • WRAP Program
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: October 9, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Conference Room
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Events on October 10, 2014
  • Teen Movie Night
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: October 10, 2014 - 7:00 pm
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Events on October 12, 2014
  • Autumn Authors - Douglas J Gladstone with Lou Del Bianco
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: October 12, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: “Carving a Niche for Himself: The Untold Story of
    Luigi Del Bianco and Mount Rushmore” Douglas Gladstone; April 2014

    In his book,Gladstone criticizes the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service for not recognizing Del Bianco — who lived and worked in Barre from 1907 through 1915 — even though the Italian-American immigrant served as chief carver of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial from 1933 through 1940.

    Rushmore sculptor and designer Gutzon Borglum’s correspondence in the Library of Congress indicates that Del Bianco was the glue that held the project together, the author says. But Del Bianco has never received the credit in scholarly publications or documentaries on the creation of the memorial that many today believe he is due.
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Events on October 13, 2014
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Events on October 15, 2014
  • Vt Legal Aid
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: October 15, 2014 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Conference Room
  • Game Night
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: October 15, 2014 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: Join us in the Milne Room for games of all sorts, free food, and lots of fun! This is where we fill the room with games ranging from the classic (Monopoly, Scrabble) to the crazy (Apples to Apples, Headbandz) and you come meet new people, play, eat, and sometimes get crazily competitive over Risk. Feel free to bring a favorite game of your own! This event is free and open to all ages.

    Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Aldrich Teen Advisory Council
  • Book Group
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: October 15, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Conference Room
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Events on October 16, 2014
  • WRAP Program
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: October 16, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Conference Room
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Events on October 17, 2014
  • Book Sale hosted by the Friends of the Aldrich Library
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: October 17, 2014 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
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Events on October 18, 2014
  • Magic: the Gathering; games and tournaments
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: October 18, 2014 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Teen Room
  • Book Sale hosted by the Friends of the Aldrich Library
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: October 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
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Events on October 20, 2014
  • Knit 2gether Knitting and Yarn Craft Group
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: October 20, 2014 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Vermont Room
    Description: Work on projects, socialize and share advice. All experience levels and ages welcome!
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Events on October 21, 2014
  • "Wonder" Book Discussion
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: October 21, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Conference Room
    Description: Everyone who has read Wonder, by R. J. Palacio, and would like to join this Barre Reads 2014 book discussion is encouraged to attend! There are two others in the community this fall--the Barre Senior Center on Oct. 9th @ 1:00pm and the York Branch of the Aldrich Library on Oct. 15th @ 6:30pm. Copies of the book are available at all three locations.
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Events on October 22, 2014
  • Osher
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: October 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: Bobby Farlice-Rubio: Astronomy
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Events on October 23, 2014
  • Barre City Elementary & Middle School
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: October 23, 2014 - 3:30 pm
    Location: Milne Room
  • WRAP
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: October 23, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Conference Room
  • Autumn Authors - Katherine Paterson Book Signing
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: October 23, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: "Stories of My Life"-- Release date: October 16th

    "In a volume that could just as easily have been titled Becoming Katherine Paterson, the award-winning author offers personal stories of special interest to “the people I care about, a lot of whom are the readers of my books........Paterson's legions of fans, young and old, will welcome this peek into her life and process." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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Events on October 25, 2014
  • Vt Alliance of Retired Americans
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: October 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
  • Barre Writers
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: October 25, 2014 - 11:30 am
    Location: Conference Room
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Events on October 27, 2014
  • Knit 2gether Knitting and Yarn Craft Group
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: October 27, 2014 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Vermont Room
    Description: Work on projects, socialize and share advice. All experience levels and ages welcome!
  • Central Vermont Regional Planning Comm
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 27, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
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Events on October 28, 2014
  • VOKAL Catalogers Group
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Ends: October 28, 2014 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
  • Paletteers
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: October 28, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
  • Alzheimer's Assoc.
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: October 28, 2014 - 7:00 pm
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Events on October 29, 2014
  • Osher
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: October 29, 2014 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: Rick Winston: McCarthy in Bethel
  • Greater Barre Democrats
    Starts: 5:15 pm
    Ends: October 29, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
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Events on October 31, 2014
  • Paletteers
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: October 31, 2014 - 5:30 pm
    Location: Milne Room
 

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