June Scoville Events: Farmers Market, Chicken Day, Osage Murders, Chef demo

Scoville Memorial Library Events June  2017

All programs meet in Wardell Room unless otherwise stated

Weekly Programs

Wednesdays at 10:45 am ( June  7, 14, 21, and 28)

Story Time with Miss Molly

Our Story Time for toddlers and preschool aged children focuses on a different theme through stories, singing and crafting fun! The five early literacy practices are playing, talking, singing, reading and writing (scribble/draw) — and we will be rocking them all! Free and open to the public. Snacks are not provided by the library, but feel free to bring your own.

Meets in the Children’s Room

Saturdays at 10:00 am (June 3,10, 17, 24)

Salisbury Farmers Market, Local @ the Library

There’s a wide range of products  and producers at Salisbury’s new farmers  market.  An array of vegetables, meats including beef, chicken and pork, cider syrup and other apple products, jam, maple syrup, honey, pickles, salad dressing, vinegar, cheeses, breads, focaccia, sesame salt rolls, savory turnovers, vegetarian pate, seedlings and orchids.

June 3 11:00 am Chicken Day at the Library with Miss Lovey and Pavarooti

June 10 11:00 am Chef Demo with Head Chef, John Welch from Morgan’s Restaurant at the Interlaken Inn.

On the Lawn

Sundays at 9:00 a.m. ( June  4,11, 18, 25)

Meditation with Kathy Voldstad.  Open to anyone, no experience needed. Sitting cushions provided.

Unique Programs

Saturday June 3


Chicken Day at the Library Day: Meet and greet, hear stories and make art

Little Lovey, a delightful Bantam chicken, comes for a library visit and inspects the Farmers market along with crowing tenor rooster Pavarooti. Little Lovey will be accompanied by her friend Leslie Watkins, Chicken Whisperer.  Hear some fabulous stories about chickens who save the day, while Leslie tells about her flock of extraordinary Bantam hens and a couple of their rooster friends. Learn what makes chickens such a special and interesting social creature. Then we’ll make some special chicken stamping art.  It all takes place on the Library lawn at our Farmers market.

Wednesday June 7


The White Hart author series presents David Grann, “Killers of the Flower Moon: : The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” In collaboration with the White Hart, Oblong Books & Music and the Scoville Memorial Library.

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.

Many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case.  The young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White. White put together an undercover team, and the agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection.  Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

David Grann  is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning staff writer at “The New Yorker” magazine. His first book, “The Lost City of Z” became a #1 New York Times bestseller and is now new motion picture.  He is also the author of “The Devil and Sherlock Holmes”.

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Saturday June 10


Second Saturday Book Club, “Infinite Home” by Kathleen Alcott

Edith is a widowed landlady who rents apartments in her Brooklyn brownstone to an unlikely collection of humans, all deeply in need of shelter. Crippled in various ways—in spirit, in mind, in body, in heart—the renters struggle to navigate daily existence, and soon come to realize that Edith’s deteriorating mind, and the menacing presence of her estranged, unscrupulous son, Owen, is the greatest challenge they must confront together.

Meets in the Oak Room

Saturday June 17


Saturday Movie in the Children's Room: Finding Dory

Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss about every 10 seconds. One thing she does remember is that she became separated from her parents as a child. With her Friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory begins an epic journey to find them. Her adventure  brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse  captive ocean species. Dory now knows that her family reunion can  only happen if she can save mom and dad from captivity. This is the sequel to “Finding Nemo” in beautiful 3-D animation.

Friday June 23


Fourth Friday Film Series

A new film series presenting just-released movies on our spectacular high definition screen. Remember when going to the movies was an event?  We will  recreate a bit of that charm with  the Fourth Friday Films @ the Library. Refreshments will be served.

“Letters from Baghdad” is a documentary  which tells the extraordinary and dramatic story of Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day. She shaped the modern Middle East after World War I in ways that still reverberate today. More influential than her friend and colleague Lawrence of Arabia, Bell helped draw the borders of Iraq and established the Iraq Museum. Narrated by Academy Award winning actress Tilden Swinton, “Letters from Baghdad” takes us into a past that is eerily current.   


Friends of the Library  Preview Party
Saturday June 24

Friends of the Library Booksale  10:30

Build a better world, summer reading kick-off event!

Drop by to sign up for the summer reading program! The reading program is for kids ages 0 to 14; incentive prizes include ice cream and books. On sign-up day the library will have hands-on building activities for all ages, making bridges and catapults out of popsicle sticks and glue guns. We will learn about the post and lintel system using paper cups and cookie sheets and our lego collection will be out for free play. Come in for book lists, book marks and a reading challenge to build that brain!

Tuesday, June 27

Lawrence Davis-Hollander
Adult Program Coordinator

Scoville Memorial Library  38 Main Street  Salisbury, CT 06068
860.435.2838 / 413.229.8316 (home office)
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