March 31, 7pm, Cycle of Rice talk by Jan Reynolds — Peacham Library welcomes Jan Reynolds, author (14 children’s books and two adult books), wilderness photographer, world record holder and one of America’s best known and articulate spoke’s person on mountaineering. Cycle of Rice will dig into concepts of environmental sustainability and the connection of our great human family. The talk explores rice farming in Bali, spends time with Indonesian rice farmers to learn why and how they live sustainably and then explores the link of celebrations around the world, illustrating we are one human family celebrating life on earth. Find out more about Jan at her website — http://janreynolds.com/index.html.
April 3, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour – join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!
April 4, 10:00am, Story Time – NOTE the later start! – Stories and activities for the young at heart.
April 6, 7pm, Board Meeting – Meetings are open to the public.
April 7, 7pm, Health Talk with Dr. Josh – Dr. Josh, Peacham’s Health Officer, will discuss Lyme disease, which is moving further north towards the Northeast Kingdom. Learn how to protect yourself, what the symptoms are and what the current methods of treatment are.
April 11, 1pm, Herb Club – This year Herb Club will be featuring a seasonally appropriate herb of the month. Join us for a conversation about coltsfoot, that dandelion-like flower that appears along roadsides as soon as the snow melts. Find out why the image of its leaf was the mark of an apothecary in Medieval Europe. Herb Club is open to anyone, even if you have no experience with herbs.
Drop by the library to see the new art show — School Art — a display of the work created by our students at Peacham Elementary School beginning April 3. There will be a reception April 10 from 3-5pm.
The reading challenges continue — the sixth reading challenge — a book set in Vermont. You might try Understood Betsy (Fisher), Witness (Hess), MIdwives (Bohjalian), Stranger in the Kingdom (Mosher), or Borderlines (Mayor). Leave a post with your favorite one!
Friends of Peacham Library are collecting items for the Spring Flea Market. This is a great way to lighten your spring cleaning and help Peacham Library at the same time. All profits fund books and programs. If you have any good clean items to donate you may drop them at the library or call the library to arrange a pickup, any time before April 20th.