Tuesday, November 18th, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM
National Novel Writing Month Write-In
- National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. This writing project brings together professional and amateur writers from all over the world. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel.
- Kellogg-Hubbard Library will provide a space for write ins on Tuesdays, November 18 and 25, 5:30 to 7:30pm in the Hayes Room. For the write ins, wrimos bring themselves and their writing medium (notebook, laptop, whatever they might be using) and gather. Bring snacks if you want.
Check it out: http://nanowrimo.org/.
Wednesday, November 19th, starting at 7:00 PM
Book Talk and Signing: Ice Ship by Charles W. Johnson
- Ice Ship, the new book by Charles W. Johnson, published by the University Press of New England (ForeEdge), is the story of that vessel, the Fram, from initial conception to final resting-place as a museum, including three extended adventures: a three-year, ice-bound drift across the Arctic, finding out what it really was; a four-year exploration of 200,000 square miles of unknown lands in the vast Canadian Arctic; two years to Antarctica (taking Roald Amundsen for his triumphal race with Scott to the South Pole) and the first oceanographic investigation of the Southern Ocean. It is also the story of the extraordinary, colorful men who took the ship on these journeys and explorations, covering 84,000 miles in over 20 years. The book contains over 100 original black-and-white photographs and other images, from all three expeditions.
Johnson’s PowerPoint presentation is a lively, pictorial cruise through the exciting life and times of the Fram, featuring the original images as well as current photos of the ship as a museum in Oslo, Norway.
- Bear Pond Books will be selling “Ice Ship” at the event.
Thursday, November 20th, from 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Nicko Rubin Presents: Healthy Soil: Healthy Plants: Healthy People
- The soil is at the root of plant health and productivity. Yield, pest and disease resistance, and nutritional quality are all tied to the health of the soil. How do we create the healthiest possible soil and thus the healthiest possible plants? What roles do various mineral nutrients play and how do we get them into an optimal balance? We will discuss materials from manures to rock dusts, and strategies from soil testing to mulching. There will be an opportunity for question and answer.
- Nicko Rubin owns and operates East Hill Tree Farm, demonstration farm and nursery selling fruit trees, nuts, and berry plants in Plainfield, VT. He also offers consultation, design and edible landscape planting. He holds a master’s degree in landscape design.
Saturday, November 22nd, from 10 AM to 5 PM *lunch provided
Free Babysitting Training Course by the American Red Cross
-Pre-registration IS required. The class maximum is 12. Register by contacting Nicole Westbom
- The training will be held in the Hayes Room
- Everything is free, take home materials included informational booklet, DVD, and First-Aid kit.
- Training is geared for students ages 11-15.
The library is looking for people to help out in different areas.
Here are some of the things we need:
- Someone to post program flyers in Montpelier (every two weeks)
- Organize Outreach books (Two hours, two days a week)
- People to set up the book sale by placing books on tables by various topics.
- WE found someone to volunteer to post program information online! Thank you!
If you are interested in volunteering please contact Liz Medina or Rachel Senechal at the library –
223-3338. Thank you!
Congratulations Ruth Coppersmith!
Congratulations to our Adirondack chair set RAFFLE WINNER Ruth Coppersmith! She was in the market for some quality outdoor furniture, so it was really quite fortuitous for her. Thanks for supporting Kellogg-Hubbard Library Ruth!
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