Calendar of Events

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? Contact us at programsjml@madriver.com.

All programs are at the Joslin Library unless otherwise indicated.  


 

Dave Busker from Central Vermont Adult Basic Education will not be coming each Tuesday during the winter, but is available by appointment. He can meet at his office if Waterbury but is also willing to drive to Waitsfield for appointments at the library or elsewhere. 244-8765


HappyLights, every day at the Library!

Beat the winter blues or come satisfy your curiosity by using the library’s HappyLights this winter! More information about light therapy and instructions on how to use HappyLights here.

Lights are available to anyone for in-library use.


Indian KillerVermont Humanities Council Reading & Discussion Series “A Mysterious Lens on American Culture” (4 part series, #1)

Thursday, January 18th, 6:30 pm

“Indian Killer,” by Sherman Alexie, discussion facilitated by VHC scholar Jim Schley.

Co-presented with Warren Public Library. Books available at both libraries.

 


Saturday, January 20th, 7 pm

“Alaska Journal: Stories & Photographs”

Guest Presenter George Schenk

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Wednesday, January 31st, 6:30 pm

The Hollywood Blacklist, with Rick Winston

In the late 1940s through the early 1960s many screenwriters, directors, and actors were blacklisted for their refusal to testify before Congressional committees or inform on others. Using clips from films affected by the Red Scare, film expert Rick Winston will explore this phenomenon, from origin to end.


 

Sunday, February 11th & 18th, 4-6 pm

“Creating Safe Space for Difficult Conversations: How to Talk About Racism and Privilege”

Location: Waitsfield United Church of Christ and Village Meeting House

This workshop is designed for participants to improve their communication skills and increase self-awareness around issues of race and privilege. Participants will explore their own identities and practice taking action in addressing microaggressions and interrupting oppression in real time. Led by Ita Meno and Kyle Silliman-Smith of the Peace & Justice Center.

Sign up at the libraries or Waitsfield Church. Free food and drink!

Sponsored by Green Mountain Global Forum, Mad River Valley Interfaith Council, Mad River Valley Libraries, and the Waitsfield United Church and Village Meeting House.


Tuesday, February 13th, 6:30 pm

Writing for Change, with Katy Farber

Join us for a writing workshop with professional development coordinator, author, and blogger, Katy Farber. Interactive and multi-generational, the evening will focus on writing about social justice issues, and how people of all ages can find their voice and inner activist through the written word.

For those interested, there will be an opportunity to share works begun this evening on February 21st.


Vermont Humanities Council Reading & Discussion Series “A Mysterious Lens on American Culture” (4 part series, #2) Location: Warren Public Library

Thursday, February 15th, 6:30 pm

“Blood of the Prodigal,”by P.L. Gaus, discussion facilitated by VHC scholar Jim Schley.

Co-presented with Warren Public Library. Books available at both libraries.