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The written word

BELLOWS FALLS During Banned Books Week Browse a Display of Formerly Banned or Challenged Books : The display includes such titles as Harry Potter and the "Sorcerer's Stone" by J. K. Rowling, "George" by Alex Gino, "And Tango Makes Three" by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson and "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood. Borrow one to celebrate the freedom to read. For streamlined curbside service, patrons are also encouraged to call the Library or click on www.rockinghamlibrary.org/book-a-library-visit. Through Saturday, October 3. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

PUTNEY Walk-through Gallery of New Paintings by Sandglass Co-Founder Ines Zeller Bass: (See 9/26). . Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-4051; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

NEWFANE Trio Mambo: Original and Latin music. 1 - 2:30 p.m. on the courthouse lawn. (No rain date because we made a deal with the sun). Free. Newfane Common, Main Street (Rt. 30) downtown.

Government

"Stepping Up and Taking Action on Killer Robots and the New Nuclear Arms Race" (via Zoom): Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams, who grew up in Brattleboro, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for founding and leading the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, an unprecedented cooperative effort that brought governments, U.N. bodies, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and more than 1000 NGOs in 90 countries together to pass the Ottawa (Mine Ban) Treaty. A staunch defender of human rights globally, she studies modern warfare to promote new understanding about security today. She recently penned a chapter on "Nukes, Land Mines, and Killer Robots" in A World Free From Nuclear Weapons, The Vatican Conference on Disarmament, a book released this summer to commemorate 75 years since the U.S. atomic bombing of Japan and boost Pope Francis' global efforts to ban nuclear arms as part of a new framework for international peace. Williams helped establish the Nobel Women's Initiative in 2006 to use the visibility and prestige of the Nobel prize to spotlight, amplify and promote the work of grassroots women's organizations and movements around the world. 4 - 5:30 p.m. Presentation runs for 20 min. followed by a moderated discussion. Presented by the Discussions and New Leadership program of Windham World Affairs Council. Free. Zoom. Information: Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j6knqwiERiykh5U80Exl7g.

BRATTLEBORO Yard Signs-Drive Thru & Pick Up (hosted by Windham County Democrats): Come and get your Democratic lawn signs, just in time for voting season. Biden/Harris, Zuckerman, and other state and local candidates. We will also provide key information on candidates and individual voting plans. Get your picture taken with Vera and Monty, official mascots of the Windham County Democrats. 12 noon - 3 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Outlet Center, 580 Canal St.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Mother Up! Meet-Up (In-Person and Facebook): We'll share gratitudes, walk up to the forest for an action-oriented discussion including the upcoming election, and end with a song. Mother Up!: Families Rise Up for Climate Action is a project of 350 Vermont bringing together families to talk about the tough realities of climate change and to participate in the transition to a healthier and safer world. What Joanna Macy calls the "Great Turning," or the third revolution, is this unprecedented time where we are called to stop the destruction of our world, to build new life-sustaining practices and ways of being, and to shift our collective consciousness. We especially wish to engage young parents in this vital discussion of how we can make positive changes to protect our planet for our children's future. 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Unless eating, masks required for adults. Masks at parental discretion for kids under age 5. Maintain physical distance. Snacks (apples, cheese sticks, granola bars, hard-boiled eggs) provided. Childcare support provided by Mikaela. Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Sq. You can respond to this FB event, but email abby@350vt.org to confirm (we'd like to keep group size under 25): www.facebook.com/groups/1575656819412318.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Weekly Share the Harvest Stand: Pick up FREE fresh veggies and/or drop off surplus from your garden to share. Please bring your own bag(s). COVID protocols in place: physical distancing, masks, sanitizing. "Share the Harvest" stand is open on Sundays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. through Oct. (Garden is at corner of Elm and Frost). Through Sunday, October 25. Free. Donations (time, surplus from your garden, time trade hours, cash) not required, but graciously accepted. Turning Point, 39 Elm St. Information: Info/volunteer: ediblebrattleboro@gmail.com, www.EdibleBrattleboro.org.

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