Authors at the Aldrich, July 23: Poet Jody Gladding


Translations From Bark Beetle (2014) is Jody Gladding’s third full-length collection of poetry. The diverse collection of objects she uses in writing her poems make them both curious and exhilarating to read, reflecting both her work as a translator of French literature and her recurring interest in nature. Her other books include Rooms and Their Airs (2009) and Stone Crop (1993) . Her poems have appeared in ecopoetics, Orion,, and other journals. Gladding has taught at Cornell University, was Resident Poet at the Frost Place, has received a Whiting Writers Award, and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford. She lives in East Calais, Vermont.

This week’s sponsor is Mark Alexander/Alexander Rare Books. Light refreshments to follow author talk.

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Authors at the Aldrich, July 16 2014: Fermentation Revivalist Sandor Katz


Sandor Katz is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Art of Fermentation”, which received the James Beard Foundation Book Award for Reference and Scholarship;Wild Fermentation; and The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America’s Underground Food Movements. He has taught hundreds of fermentation workshops across North America and beyond. The Tennessee author is spending the summer teaching and talking throughout Vermont. Join us in the Milne Room at 6pm. Light refreshments to follow.

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Free ebooks for kids this month!

All July, StarWalk Kids is offering their entire great ebook collection for free. Click on the image to see what they have! You can read on a computer, tablet, or phone. There's fiction, nonfiction, picture books, easy readers, and lots more!
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Authors at the Aldrich: Garden & Food Writer Joe Eck, Wednesday, July 9 at 6pm


Joe Eck is the author of a celebrated book of theory, Elements of Garden Design. He coauthored A Year at North Hill, Living Seasonally, Our Life in Gardens, and To Eat: A Country Life with Wayne Winterrowd, his late spouse. To Eat is a wonderful, unique book for cooks and gardeners interested in exploring farm-to-table living. Wayne and Joe’s home, North Hill Garden in Readsboro, VT, is internationally renowned for its beautiful garden design. Roger Swain, host of the PBS television series The Victory Garden, said North Hill Garden “is of such quality and diversity that it rivals any in Europe… it is American gardening at its best.”

Come hear Joe Eck at 6pm in the Milne Room. Light refreshments to follow. This week’s concert in Currier Park after the author will be Dixieland Jazz with Yankee Dixie

This week’s sponsor is Norma Malone. The Authors at the Aldrich series is supported 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: Joe Eck, Garden & Food Writer “Elements of Garden Design from Central Vermont Television on Vimeo.

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Authors at the Aldrich: Vermont fiction writer Alec Hastings

Alec HastingsWednesday, July 2, 6pm

Alec’s adventure tale, Otter St. Onge and the Bootleggers, was inspired by his family’s deep Vermont roots and the stories he grew up on in the foothills by the Connecticut River. Join us in the Milne Community Room this Wednesday, then hear over to Currier Park for the Island Time Steel Band. Light refreshments will be served.

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Authors at the Aldrich: Alec Hastings,Vermont Fiction Writer, Otter St Onge and the Bootleggers from Central Vermont Television on Vimeo.

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July  2014
Events on July 26, 2014
  • Art Show - Paletteers
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 27, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Paletteers
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: July 26, 2014 - 3:30 pm
    Location: Milne Room
Events on July 28, 2014
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: July 28, 2014 - 2:30 pm
    Location: Conference Room
  • Knit 2gether Knitting Group
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: July 28, 2014 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Conference Room
    Description: This is for folks with any knitting experience or none! Come work on projects, socialize and share advice. All ages welcome.
  • Family Movie Night
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: July 28, 2014 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: Gru, his adorable girls, and the mischievous Minions are back with a cast of unforgettable new characters in the blockbuster sequel to the worldwide phenomenon. Just as Gru has given up being super-bad to be a super-dad, the Anti-Villain League recruits him to track down a new criminal mastermind and save the world. Partnered with secret agent Lucy Wilde, Gru, along with the wildly unpredictable Minions, must figure out how to keep his cover while also keeping up with his duties as a father. Assemble the Minions for laugh-out-loud comedy in "one of the funniest, most enjoyable movies ever!" (MovieGuide)
Events on July 29, 2014
  • Children's Program - PBS Presentation and Craft: Wild Kratts Lost at Sea
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: July 29, 2014 - 3:30 pm
    Location: Milne Room
  • Greater Barre Dems
    Starts: 5:15 pm
    Ends: July 29, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Milne Room
Events on July 30, 2014
  • Eating 4 Health
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: July 30, 2014 - 1:15 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: Week-4 Sustainable Nutrition, An Eating for Health Banquet
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: July 30, 2014 - 2:30 pm
    Location: Conference Room
  • Authors at the Aldrich
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: July 30, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
Events on July 31, 2014
  • Children's Program - Wind "FUN"damentals with Erin Malloy - Pinwheels!
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: July 31, 2014 - 3:30 pm
    Location: Milne Room
  • Game Night
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: July 31, 2014 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Milne Community Room
    Description: Tabletop games of all kinds! We have dozens of games, from classics like Monopoly and Risk to new popular games like Settlers of Catan and Apples to Apples. Come play games, eat some pizza, and meet new people. This event is open to all ages. If you have a favorite game, please feel free to bring it!
    Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Aldrich Teen Advisory Council.

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