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A Year in the Life of Tidal Marsh Sparrows

Please join us at the library on Saturday evening, April 18 at 6pm to see and hear Alyssa Borowske speak about her research with tidal marsh sparrows. Alyssa has enjoyed an exceptional career in evolutionary biology with a specialty in avian ecology. She is about to receive her doctorate in the field of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut. As a youngster, Alyssa spent many hours at the Aldrich Library and was homeschooled by her mother Barbara. Alyssa went on to graduate from Spaulding High School in 2003 and from Cornell College in 2009. Alyssa received a Fulbright fellowship to spend a year in New Zealand, and she did further field research in Costa Rica.

We proudly welcome Alyssa back to her hometown for a look back at her scientific studies and a sketch of her future research work. Call the library for details: 476-7550.

For further information, please visit Alyssa's website at: http://alyssaborowske.weebly.com/

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Tuesday: 12 - 8
Wednesday: 12 - 8
Thursday: 10 - 6
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Tuesday: 9 - 12
Wednesday: 1 - 5
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Upcoming Events

April  2015
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Events on April 1, 2015
  • Senior Day- Jude Milstein and Mary Wheeler present "American Elders"
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: April 1, 2015 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: A rollicking romp of a ride through the musings...amusing....confusing, but every amazing changes we all must cruise thru as we age. An afternoon with Mary Wheeler and Jude Milstein as they share with a true Theatre-in-the-Raw" Musical - Comedic - Bittersweet (or Not) Work in Progress.....American Elders. Light refreshments to follow.
  • Barre Partnership
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: April 1, 2015 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
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Events on April 2, 2015
  • Graphic Novel Group - Movie and Discussion
    Starts: 4:30 pm
    Ends: April 2, 2015 - 6:30 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: "10 Little Insects" by Davide Cali and Vincent Pianina. This is the novel "Ten Little Indians" (later published as "And Then There Were None") by Agatha Christie retold as a hilarious, innovative graphic novel. The movie "Ten Little Indians" (1965 version with Hugh O'Brian) will be shown at 4:30pm followed by the book discussion begins at 6:00pm in the Milne Room. Everyone is invited!
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Events on April 4, 2015
  • Wash. Co. Partnership for Success joins "In Your Face Gorilla Productions"
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: April 4, 2015 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: "Going Apes#@$!" is an informative, unpredictable, interactive, FREE performance based on the issues youth face around binge drinking and prescription drug use. This will be an attention grabbing experience for youth and adults alike! For more info: contact jboyer@wcysb.org or call John Boyer @229-9151.
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Events on April 6, 2015
  • Story Time
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: April 6, 2015 - 11:30 am
    Location: Katherine Paterson Children's Room
    Description: Stories, songs, and crafts for infants through preschool-age children.
  • Shares Caring Hearts
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 6, 2015 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Conference Room
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Events on April 7, 2015
  • Story Time in East Barre
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: April 7, 2015 - 11:00 am
    Location: York Branch Library
    Description: Stories and songs for kids of all ages.
  • Story Time
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: April 7, 2015 - 11:30 am
    Location: Katherine Paterson Children's Room
    Description: That Easter Bunny has a hard job—delivering millions of eggs in one night! Cat would like to help, but he needs special clothes and transportation… And he can’t take any cat naps on the way. Besides, who’s ever heard of the Easter Cat? Come to the Katherine Paterson Children’s Room on Monday and Tuesday to hear about the adventures of the Easter Cat and learn some cat secrets! Cat crafts to follow the stories.
  • Matthewson Playground Committee
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: April 7, 2015 - 6:30 pm
    Location: Conference Room
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Events on April 8, 2015
  • Aldrich Library Staff Meeting
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: April 8, 2015 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Conference Room
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: April 8, 2015 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: Professor Chris Danforth - Big Data:Measuring Emotions in Real Time
    What can be learned from the huge volume of words we type on social media such as Twitter? What issues do this data mining raise? UVM math professor Danforth will describe the 'hedonometer project' based on his research. It reveals the general level of happiness in our society.
  • Paletteers
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: April 8, 2015 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Milne Room
  • Pre-Diabetes Prevention Program
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: April 8, 2015 - 6:30 pm
    Location: Conference Room
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Events on April 11, 2015
  • C.V. Food Systems
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: April 11, 2015 - 12:30 pm
    Location: Milne Room
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Events on April 12, 2015
  • Seed Starting 101
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: April 12, 2015 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: We will have a variety of vegetable and flower seeds that are "most likely to succeed". If you're new to starting your plants from seed or just itching to start gardening, join Laura Zeisel in the Milne Room. Everyone is welcome and will be able to take home a few seed starts!
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Events on April 13, 2015
  • Story Time
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: April 13, 2015 - 11:30 am
    Location: Katherine Paterson Children's Room
    Description: Stories, songs, and crafts for infants through preschool-age children.
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Events on April 14, 2015
  • Story Time in East Barre
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: April 14, 2015 - 11:00 am
    Location: York Branch Library
    Description: Stories and songs for kids of all ages.
  • Story Time
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: April 14, 2015 - 11:30 am
    Location: Katherine Paterson Children's Room
    Description: Stories, songs, and crafts for infants through preschool-age children.
  • Girl Scouts
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 14, 2015 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Milne Room
  • Friends of the Aldrich Library Meeting
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: April 14, 2015 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Conference Room
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Events on April 15, 2015
  • Aldrich Library Board of Trustees Meeting
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: April 15, 2015 - 9:30 am
    Location: Conference Room
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: April 15, 2015 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: Cookbook Author Andrea Chesman - Cooking by the Book
    While she prepares tidbits for later consumption, gardener, editor, and author Andrea Chesman will discuss recipes, cookbooks and the food science behind it all. Be prepared to participate while being entertained.
  • BYSA Football
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: April 15, 2015 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Milne Room
  • Book Discussion Group
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: April 15, 2015 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
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Events on April 16, 2015
  • Vermont Energy Education Program
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: April 16, 2015 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
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Events on April 17, 2015
  • Friends of the Aldrich Library Book Sale
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: April 17, 2015 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
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Events on April 18, 2015
  • Friends of the Aldrich Library - Book Sale
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: April 18, 2015 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
  • Vermont Archival Move Project VAMP
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: April 18, 2015 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Conference Room
  • A year in the life of Tidal Marsh Sparrows
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 18, 2015 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: We are pleased to have Alyssa Borowske, a graduate of Spaulding High School in Barre, talk about her research.Alyssa has enjoyed an exceptional career in evolutionary biology with a specialty in avian ecology. She is about to receive her doctorate in the of field of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut. Please join us in the Milne Room Saturday evening.
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Events on April 20, 2015
  • Movie: Thinking Money The Psychology Behind our Best and Worst Decisions
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: April 20, 2015 - 7:30 pm
    Description: Have you ever made a financial decision that you thought was a good one, only to regret it the very next day? If you have, you’re not alone; studies have shown that as humans we are practically hard-wired to overspend, some more so then others.

    Apparently, the act of overspending lights up our brain’s pleasure centers.Revelations such as this one are plentiful in the emerging field of behavioral economics, which aims to explore why consumers spend, why we save, and how we think about money. Being aware of what may be affecting our financial decisions will lead to more informed decisions so that we can avoid that feeling of regret.

    Following the movie will be Q & A with Clay Bell from Northfield Savings Bank.
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Events on April 21, 2015
  • Story Time in East Barre
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: April 21, 2015 - 11:00 am
    Location: York Branch Library
    Description: Stories and songs for kids of all ages.
  • Jr. Room Movie "Wizard of Oz"
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: April 21, 2015 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
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Events on April 22, 2015
  • Aldrich Library Staff Meeting
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: April 22, 2015 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Conference Room
  • Earth Day Afternoon
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: April 22, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Game Night
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: April 22, 2015 - 6:00 pm
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Events on April 23, 2015
  • Lego Challenge
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: April 23, 2015 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Katherine Paterson Children's Room
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Events on April 24, 2015
  • Poetry Slam
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 24, 2015 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: It's Slam Master Geoff Hewitt in the Milne Room for another great slam! Bring two 3- minute poems if you'd like to perform or come if you just want to listen-- we need you to help judge! Pizza is at 6:00pm followed by the Slam at 6:30. Use the back entrance into the library.
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Events on April 27, 2015
  • Story Time
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: April 27, 2015 - 11:30 am
    Location: Katherine Paterson Children's Room
    Description: Stories, songs, and crafts for infants through preschool-age children.
  • S.A.S.H.
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 27, 2015 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
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Events on April 28, 2015
  • Story Time in East Barre
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: April 28, 2015 - 11:00 am
    Location: York Branch Library
    Description: Stories and songs for kids of all ages.
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