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 email@example.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.
Tuesday, March 13th, 6:30 pm — POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBD
“Creating Safe Space for Difficult Conversations: Follow up to Race and Privilege Discussions”
Location: Waitsfield United Church of Christ, Village Meeting House, 4335 Main St.
Follow up community conversation led by Joy Worland and Nancy McHugh around the topics brought to us at the recent events facilitated by the Peace and Justice Center. We would like to offer this opportunity to process what we learned and to consider how we might move forward through reading, podcasts, films and interactive activities. If you have read a good book on this topic and want to share a quick review or gleaned insight from a film or want to consider a book discussion group please bring those ideas with you. Everyone is welcome.
Sunday, March 25th, 3 pm: Guest Author Katy Farber
Educator and author Katy Farber will share her love of salamanders and describe the upcoming salamander migration by sharing from her new picture book, Salamander Sky. Learn about the elusive and vulnerable spotted salamander and what you can do to help this species and other amphibians be safe this spring. Interactive craft, snacks, too! Books available for purchase and signing from Tempest Book Shop. Ages 4 and up.
Towards News We Can Use: A Public Conversation Series
Tuesday, March 27th, 7pm at the Moretown School
We will consider our current information habits and look at different types of news along with an overview of the propaganda model.
20th Century News: The Print Age
Tuesday, April 3rd, 7pm at the Joslin Library
We’ll take a deep dive into the FIVE filters that explain how US news was created in the Age of Print.
21st Century News: The Digital Age
Tuesday, April 10th, 7pm at the Warren Library
We’ll take a deep dive into the FIVE filters that explain how US news is created in the Age of Digital and Social Media.
These workshops are free and open to all.
Friday, March 30th, 7pm: Guest Author Erin Moulton
In her latest book, Things We Haven’t Said: Sexual Violence Survivors Speak Out, Erin E. Moulton takes aim at sexual violence toward children and adolescents. Now, she’s bringing the conversation to the Joslin Memorial Library. Join Erin to talk about the journey of creating this challenging and timely anthology. Books will be available for purchase on site, through the Tempest Bookshop.
All net proceeds of Things We Haven’t Said go to support survivor services.
Monday, April 9th, 6pm: Schubert Octet Open Rehearsal
Musicians from the Vermont Symphony, the New Jersey Symphony, the Craftsbury Chamber Players, Scrag Mountain Music, Heliand Consort, and New York City are joining to play the Octet for strings and winds by Franz Schubert. Composed in 1824, the Octet is rich with joyful melodies that will uplift the winter-worn soul.
Join us for a behind the scenes experience at this dress rehearsal for the next day’s free noontime performance presented by Cathedral Arts at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Burlington on Tuesday, April 10.
Thursday, April 12th, 6:30 pm: Vermont Humanities Council Discussion #4: “Blanche Cleans Up,” by Barbara Neely at the Warren Library
The last installment of the VHC series “A Mysterious Lens on American Culture.” Join VHC scholar and discussion facilitator for a discussion of the mystery genre, the distinctive cultures portrayed in the books for this series, and lively critique of the book! Copies of the book available at Joslin and Warren libraries.
Socrates Cafe: Thursday, April 26th, 6pm at Harwood “What is gained and lost when we move?”
Co-sponsored by HUHS and the Joslin and Waterbury libraries, open to all community members. We will gather to explore this question in small groups facilitated by HUHS students trained in the Socratic method. This will be preceded by a 5pm Gallery Walk and presentations by the Golden Cage Project, the Harwood Peace Alliance, and other school groups engaged in international service.