Scoville Events October 2017

Scoville Memorial Library Events October  2017All programs meet in Wardell Room unless otherwise statedWeekly Programs Wednesdays at 10:45 am ( October 4, 11, 18,  and 25) Story Time with Miss MollyOur 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 (October  7 and 14 )Salisbury Farmers Market, Local @ the Library There's all kinds of goodies - from delicious fresh salad ingredients to heirloom potatoes and gorgeous flower arrangements.  Seven different producers are currently represented with everything from beef and pork, cider syrup and apple butter, plus raspberry, strawberry and currant jam and hot Bomb jelly.  There's smoked and regular maple syrup, honey, many kinds of vinegar and cheeses, bread, focaccia, sesame salt rolls,  beeswax candles and more. Oh and maple syrup cotton candy.  Cucumber pickles along with sauerkraut, firekraut and more.On the Lawn Sundays at 9:00 a.m. ( October 1, 8, 16, 23 and 30th)Meditation with Kathy Voldstad. Open to anyone, no experience needed. Sitting cushions provided.Unique Programs Saturday October 710:00 - 3:00Scoville for Children at the Fall Festival Scoville will join SOAR, the Salisbury Central School Enrichment Program at a Pop-Up Crafts Center featuring a variety of autumnal crafts for kids.  The library will feature a print-making craft taking natural objects and printing them onto envelopes and cards. Front Lawn4:00  RESCHEDULED TO NOVEMBER 11 “Travels in a Vanishing Empire, China 1915- 1918” by  James Archibald Mitchell presented and edited by John Hanson Mitchell This wonderful travel journal from one hundred years ago gives a glimpse of China just after the last, Manchu, dynasty. Despite the danger from warring armies, James Archibald Mitchell, "Arch", traveled the trails, rivers and railroads of rural China photographing rural landscapes, canals, and remote villages,and  also recorded his adventures in words. Mitchell taught English at St John’s University in Shanghai  between 1915 and 1918 and was an avid journal keeper and photographer. He created a unique historical portrait of the country during a period of turmoil  and transition.Arche’s youngest son John Hanson Mitchell  and his brother Hugh was responsible for bringing his father’s journal to light. John is the  author of ten books, five of which document the cultural and natural history of a single square mile in eastern Massachusetts  known as Scratch Flat — and area which, according to a New York book  review, “...is and was, the world.”  He and his brother, Hugh, have collected selections from the journals and photographs to create this intriguing book.|Meets at Town Hall Wednesday, October 11 6PMAnn Hood discusses “Morningstar: Growing up With Books The White Hart Speaker Series presented in collaboration with Oblong Books & Music and the Scoville Memorial Library New York Times bestselling author Ann Hood will discuss her forthcoming memoir about the magic and inspiration of books. In her admired works of fiction, including the recent The Book that Matters Most, Ann Hood explores the transformative power of literature. Now, with warmth and honesty, Hood reveals the personal story behind these works of fiction.Saturday October 143:00Saturday Book Club:Days Without End” by Sebastian Barry Thomas McNulty, aged barely seventeen and having fled the Great Famine in Ireland, signs up for the U.S. Army in the 1850s. With his brother in arms, John Cole, Thomas goes on to fight in the Indian Wars against the Sioux and the Yurok—and, ultimately, the Civil War. Orphans of terrible hardships themselves, the men find these days to be vivid and alive, despite the horrors they see and are complicit in.Meets in Oak Room4:00Youthful Salisbury Summers: Stories of Past and PresentHosted by the Salisbury Association Historical Society and the Scoville Memorial Library What did you do during the summer when you were in the early years of high school, too young to get full-time summer employment, but too old for camp and day care? For more than 30 years, hundreds of youthful residents of Salisbury have had the opportunity to learn the duties and responsibilities of employment through the Salisbury Summer Job Program. With work at the Town Grove, Salisbury Central School, Scoville Library, and other local institutions, participants established a place in and connection to the community. The Salisbury Association Historical Society and Scoville Memorial Library are hosting an opportunity to share stories. Selections from the Salisbury Oral History Project will also be read. Please join us.Saturday October 2110:00Understanding Medicare: Presented by Margaret Foran Ackley Margaret Foran Ackley Licensed Health Insurance Professional will present information about the basics of Medicare, including the different parts of the program, eligibility requirements and enrollment windows. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions about their coverage options and how to find coverage that best meets their health and financial needs.Each attendee will receive a  Medicare Guide,” an easy-to-use reference for understanding Medicare options and frequently used Medicare languageMargaret Foran Ackley is the Principal at Ackley Insurance Agency servicing the Litchfield County and surrounding communities. Margaret is a community speaker on Understanding Medicare and specializes in the personal approach of taking the mystery out of your Medicare options. You can contact Margaret directly at 860-361-6029 or Margaret@ackleyis.com 4:00 Our Horses, Ourselves: Discovering the Common Body” presented by author, dancer, choreographer, equestrian,  and movement educator Paula Josa-JonesJosa-Jones, will speak about the The Common Body  which means that your body is not separate from another human  body or from the body of the horse, the praying mantis, the hummingbird, the manatee or the earth itself.  We all share a cellular intelligence that is expressed in different ways and shaped by our experiences and preferences. She feels that the false idea of our separateness is deeply harmful and disruptive. It teaches us to experience ourselves as essentially disconnected from the world and from other beings, particularly of other species. A central theme of her book is that the horses can help us with whatever needs helping. They often illuminate issues or life lessons in ways that our human companions may not.  She believes that they can give us insights into the places that we are stuck – places of resistance or habits of body and mind that have become serious impediments to our ability to open fully to our desires.Josa-Jones work includes choreography for humans, inter-species work with horses, dancers and riders, film and video. She has been called "one of the country's leading choreographic conceptualists" by the Boston Globe. Her dances have been produced in Russia, Europe, Mexico and throughout the United States. She has taught in the dance programs at Tufts University, Boston University and at universities, colleges and dance festivals nationally and internationally.  She is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst and a Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist. She is also a Guild-Certified practitioner and a Somatic Experiencing ® practitioner. Her writings on movement and dance have been published in “Contact Quarterly”.Tuesday, October 24 6:00Author Justin Spring’s Gastronomic Biography: “The Gourmand's Way”.The White Hart Speaker Series presented in collaboration with Oblong Books & Music and the Scoville Memorial LibraryIn his new biography “The Gourmand’s Way : Six Americans in Paris and the Birth of a New Gastronomy” Justin Spring focuses on the most joyful, exciting, formative, and dramatic moments in the lives of six pre-eminent writers, many of which were intimately connected to the exploration and discovery of fine French food and drink. Featuring A. J. Liebling, Alice B. Toklas, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Alexis Lichine, and Richard Olney. The Gourmands’ Way is the first book ever to look at these unforgettable figures as a group. It is also the first to focus specifically on their Paris-based adventureThursday October 266:00Special Presentation, World Around Us Series The Climate Beyond The White House: Tribalism, Sustainability and a Cooler Future, presented Dr Eban Goodstein, Director, Bard Center for Environmental PolicyPresented in collaboration with the Salisbury Association Land TrustClimate investment and innovation is the single best way to jumpstart economic growth. The idea that climate action is somehow undercutting America s economy lies behind the current administration’s rollback of climate regulations. That is  a recipe for slowing down innovation and giving up our best opportunity to drive growth.The reversal of  US action to stabilize the climate,  stokes a partisan divide on climate action and American politics generally that is threatening for the long-run future of the country and the world.  Post  President Trump, what are the prospects for an inclusive politics in support of climate stabilization and sustainability? Eban Goodstein directs Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College.. Professor Goodstein holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in Geology from Williams College. Goodstein is the author of three books: Economics and the Environment, Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction: How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming, and The Trade-off Myth: Fact and Fiction about Jobs and the Environment . He has testified in Congress on the employment impacts of environmental regulation. He serves on the editorial board of Sustainability: The Journal of Record, has been an Advisor to Chevrolet on their Clean Energy Initiative, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Follett Corporation. In recent years, Goodstein coordinated a series of national educational events around climate change, engaging over 2,500 c schools in solutions-based dialogFriday October 271:00Fourth Friday Film Series: Brooklyn Shown in conjunction with the  Peace Through Understanding’ series of the Congregational Church of Salisbury. October’s theme is: A Country of Immigrants – History of European Immigration/Current LandscapeSet in the 1950s, a young Irish woman emigrates to New York for a life with better prospects. Initially she misses home but gradually adapts to her new lifestyle and secretly marries.She returns to Ireland for a visit after the death of her sister, who was looking after her mother. Despite intending that her visit is to be brief she begins to settle back into her previous Irish life.She reacquaints herself with old friends and a possible romance with a local lad begins to develop. She is torn between fondness for her old life in Ireland with a new romance and the excitement of her new life across the Atlantic with her husband. She is faced with the decision of a lifetime. Saturday October 2811:00Fan-Fic WorkshopHave you ever written fan fiction? Learn how and get tips from a writer.Emily Abbot is a senior at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. She is writing a book and is a reader and critic of fan-fiction. In this workshop you will discuss fan-fic genres and do a little writing. If you have something you would like to share, bring it along! Lunch will be served.4:00Stupendous Child Prodigies: Mozart and Mendelssohn presented by Jeffrey Engel, musicologist and musician The name Mozart is synonymous with the word prodigy. He certainly displayed incredible talent as a composer, pianist and violinist at a ridiculously young age. Mendelssohn is usually ignored in the conversation about prodigies, but he was no less extraordinary and topped Mozart in at least one way. He was composing masterpieces as a teenager, several years before Mozart wrote anything comparable.Jeffrey Engel will compare the two youngsters and let you decide who was the more remarkable.Jeffrey Engel graduated from Ithaca College. He lived in Paris for fourteen years where he studied cello. As a cellist, he played with numerous orchestras in France including that of the Paris Opera, performed in chamber ensembles and taught in municipal conservatories.Engel has been giving lectures devoted to music history in colleges, libraries, retirement communities and other venues for some fifteen years.Since 2004 Mr. Engel has taught at Northwestern Connecticut Community College. He was a contributor to the 2001 edition of the "New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians." In 2010 he was selected by 'Litchfield Magazine' as one of the fifty most influential people in Litchfield CountySunday October 292:00SML Digital Library Class, led by library director Claudia Cayne. Learn about our 24/7 library which you can reach from anywhere.  We have movies, music, audiobooks and ebooks available to you for free with our library card.  You'll also learn how to set up your library account so you can keep a history of what you've checked out, renew and request items. -- Lawrence Davis-Hollander Adult Program CoordinatorScoville Memorial Library 38 Main Street Salisbury, CT 06068 860.435.2838 / 413.229.8316 (home office) Contact Lawrence ScovilleLibrary.org Scoville events


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