CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Monday, September
PUTNEY Study Group on Shakespeare's Final Plays: Gordon Jones, a Putney School faculty member, offers a study of Shakespeare's final plays - "The Winter's Tale," "Cymbeline," and "The Tempest." Alongside the plays, the group will also study some of Shakespeare's sonnets, using a selected edition compiled by Jones and available in digital or print format. Copies of the plays are available through the Library and can also be found on the MIT Shakespeare site. Jones will also be making online study guides to the plays. Participants may come for one play or the entire series. 6:30 - 8 p.m. on Mondays. Through Monday, December 16. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. RSVP requested: email@example.com.
BRATTLEBORO Tree Crop Solutions film screening - "Taking Root": Filmmaker Lisa Merton will be present for the screening of her documentary. It follows the work of Noble Prize winner Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement who helped transform the nation of Kenya through her planting of trees. Her work inspired the UN's Plant a Trillion Trees, which a recent UN Climate report lists as one of the most important things that can be done to fight climate change by removing an "astonishing" amount of greenhouse gasses in our atmosphere. Afterwards, Rolf Parker of Tree Crop Solutions in Brattleboro will provide tree nuts plus advice on how to plant/care for a tree this fall/winter and info about land in the area where people can plant trees. He'll also talk about other ways to support the Trillion Tree initiative, such as making a tree pledge, becoming part of the Trillion Tree Campaign team, learning how to purchase/protect rain forest land through the Arbor Day Foundation. There will be time to network with tree/plant enthusiasts. This program is a collaborative offering from Tree Crop Solutions, Youth Services, Food Connects, and the Brooks Memorial Library. 6:30 p.m. in the Main Reading Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.
DOVER Fall Story Times: Story times include a sampling of some classic children's books as well as new releases related to different themes throughout the season. Following the read-aloud, children are invited to participate in a hands-on craft activity related to the theme of stories presented. Best suited for ages 3-5. 2:30 p.m. on Mondays in the Children's Room. Through Monday, November 11. Free. Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd. Information: 802-348-7488; Click for more info on Web in new window.
GUILFORD Parent + Littles Monday Meetup: New play group/gathering for parents and their little ones. The idea is to provide a place for parents, babies, and kids to socialize and play (and realize we're all in this together). We might hang outside if the weather is nice, so feel free to bring a blanket. Apples available, but be sure to bring your own water and snacks if you wish. 10 a.m. - 12 noon on Mondays. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: Ragan Anderson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRATTLEBORO Seeds of Light (Sukyo Mahikari) with Susan Hebson : In Sukyo Mahikari, positive spiritual energy is transmitted from the palm of the hand to the receiver. This energy has also been referred to as light or true light. It purifies and revitalizes the spirit, mind, and body. One of the best ways to initiate a natural and sustainable process of change in oneself at the deepest level of consciousness, is giving and receiving light energy and practicing the universal principles. The goal of this practice is to improve ourselves as well as to help others and improve our world! There will be one-on-one demos of this practice offered at this event. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.