At the Joslin Library we work hard to offer a variety of programs and events to entertain, teach, and most importantly, provide opportunities to gather as a community. Have an idea for a great program? Looking for more information regarding our current offerings? Please contact our Librarian, Joy Worland, at email@example.com.
All programs are at the Joslin Library unless otherwise indicated.
Join us every Sunday for a lively and fun card game. Magic is a trading card game (TCG) where you build your collection of cards by trading with your friends, assembling decks of cards, and battling against an opponent and their deck. You cast powerful spells and summon monstrous creatures aiming to knock your opponent down from 20 life to zero. The game is constantly changing as new cards are released throughout the year. As you get new cards, whether from these new sets or through trading with your friends, you can continuously update your decks and discover a whole new game.
“Change Your Weather Workshops” Mondays, July 10, 17, 24 & 31
How can children identify and use the information that their emotions provide when making decisions, instead of emotions consuming all their energy and mental resources allowing those emotions to make their decisions (and reactions) for them? How can they build their self-awareness and develop internal tools that make it possible for them to choose the way they want to feel?
Workshops will focus on one emotion per session, and feature interactive art activities, outdoor activities, discussion, and exploration of the senses, with take-home tools and artwork. All are free and at the Joslin Library.
Nature’s Engineers: Nest Detectives Tuesday, July 25th @ 3:30 PM
How does an animal with no hands build a home for their babies? By making a nest of course! Join Librarian/Naturalist Cory Stephenson and discover our feathered friends as one of nature’s great engineers. Through stories, observations, and hands on activities we will explore the many different ways birds design their nests. All ages welcome.
Tuesday, July 25th, 7 pm
Guest Speaker Jan Sandman
Jan Sandman, body, mind, heart and spirit educator and guide and Authentic Movement teacher will be reading from her new book, White Stones, Bones and Mist.
Photographs in the book were taken by Waitsfield photographer Barrie Fisher.
Books will be available for purchase.
Nature’s Engineers: All About Beavers Tuesday, August 1st @ 3:30 PM AT THE MORETOWN LIBRARY
Who can cut down a tree with their teeth, build dams, and alter its landscape just as much as us? Beavers of course! Join Librarian/Naturalist Cory Stephenson to explore the fascinating life of beavers and their amazing abilities as nature’s engineers through stories, hands-on activities and a visit to an active beaver lodge and pond. All ages welcome.
Guest Speaker & Wildlife Biologist Tom Rogers
Tuesday, August 1st, 6:30 pm
Information about bears, bears living near people, photographs, Q&A with wildlife biologist Tom Rogers. Rogers has worked on a variety of conservation projects, from zebras in Kenya to sage grouse and bald eagles in Wyoming. He did his Master’s degree on large carnivores in the Yellowstone Ecosystem, focusing on grizzly bears and black bears. Tom currently works in outreach for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, connecting the public with nature through writing, photography, and presenting.
Guest Speaker Bill Schubart
Thursday, August 10th, 7 pm
Author, public radio commentator, entrepreneur, president of the VCFA Board, Schubart’s work explores Vermont culture, the dynamics of socio-economic differences, and invites others to think about these issues. Join us for a community discussion of his his new book, Lila & Theron, and more broadly, how Vermont has changed, resilience, entitlement. More than a book discussion, this will be an interactive community discussion, open to all.