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The written word

Guilford Free Library - Talk About Books: "The Island of Sea Women" (Zoom online): Set on the Korean island of Jeju, we follow Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls from very different backgrounds, as they begin working in the sea with their village's all-female diving collective. Though Mi-ja and Young-sook are fictional characters (this is a work of historical fiction), the diving women are real and have existed for generations. This novel illuminates a unique and unforgettable culture, one where the women are in charge, engaging in dangerous physical work, and the men take care of the children. 6:30 p.m. Zoom. Information: Meeting link:; Book info/reserve copy:, 802-257-4603.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Area Hospice: Taking Steps Brattleboro (TSB): Give the Gift of Love - Advance Care Planning (Zoom online): Join us for a Zoom Advance Care Planning/Advance Directive Question and Answer Information session. Ask questions about completing or updating an Advance Directive for healthcare including where to find the forms, which form is right for me, who should be named as an healthcare agent, who do I give the completed form to, and how do I talk with my family about my healthcare wishes if I am unable to speak for myself? Importantly, anyone over 18 years old should have a completed Advance Directive. Has the COVID-19 pandemic got you thinking about your wishes for medical treatment? Completing an Advance Directive for medical care is an important self-care planning task. Now is the time to address any barrier to completing your Advance Directive. TSB trained volunteers are available to assist you in completing it. This meeting is an opportunity to take the first step in giving your family a gift of love. 10 - 11 a.m. Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice. Information: 802-257-0775 x 101,,

New Support Group - "Under Isolation: Grieving the Loss of Contact with Loved Ones in Care Facilities" (Zoom): Offered by Brattleboro Area Hospice, Suzanne Weinberg is the the facilitator. Group size will be limited to 6 people and registration is required. This is an opportunity to connect with others who are unable to visit their loved ones in care facilities during this time of COVID. This group offers a time for listening and a safe space for sharing experiences and having access to support in these times of isolation. 5 - 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Limited to 6 people. Zoom. Registration required: Lars Hunter, Bereavement Program Coordinator, 802-257-0775 x 104 or

Yoga (online via Zoom): Offered by the Brattleboro Co-op, this is an all-levels yoga class taught by a rotating cast of teachers. 12 - 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. Open to the public during the pandemic. Zoom. Information: Meeting ID changes each week:

Community building

Floodplain Forest Restoration (Zoom): Floodplain forests are an important part of our river ecosystems. They reduce stream temperatures, improve fish and wildlife habitat, protect clean water, and reduce nutrient and sediment loading. In this presentation, Fritz Gerhardt, Connecticut River Conservation Conservation (CRC) scientist, discusses characteristics of floodplain forests and efforts to protect and restore these forests along the Connecticut River and its tributaries. 12 noon - 1 p.m. This is one of several CRC live lunchtime presentations. Zoom. Register:

Windham Regional Broadband Project - Feasibility Study (Zoom Webinar): Sue Westa; Introductions: Broadband Team – Chris Campany, Windham Regional Commission, ValleyNet and Rural Innovation Strategies; Project Overview & Purpose – Sue Westa; Feasibility Study – Alex Kelly/Carole Monroe, Determination of Need, Technical & Financial Feasibility, Recommendations, Questions; Deerfield Valley Communications Union District – Steven John/Ann Manwaring: DVCUD Introductions, Call for New Members, Questions; Next Steps, Business Plan Development. 6 - 7:30 p.m. Free. Zoom. Space is limited. Webinar will be recorded and posted on WRC's website, Register with Sue: Link:



June 2020