This week at the library – August 6

05 Aug

August 6, 7:00 pm, Peacham Library Board Meeting – Meetings are open to the public.

August 7, 1:00 pm, Aging Well in Peacham 

August 7, 7:00 pm – Biennial Democratic Town Caucus to nominate Justices of Peace for the November ballot

August 8, 10:00 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

Peacham Historical Association Annual Meeting 2018

August 8, 7:00 pm, Peacham Historical Association Annual Meeting – The Annual Meeting of PHA will be held on Wed, August 8 at 6:30pm at Peacham Library Community Center.

The guest speaker will be Luis Vivanco, Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Humanities Center at the University of Vermont. His talk – “Of Wheelmen, The New Woman, and Good Roads: Bicycling in Vermont, 1880-1920” –  is made possible to us through the Vermont Humanities Council. Here is a link for more information about Professor Vivanco.

Historical Pies will be served after the presentation.

August 10, 10:00 am – noon, Coffee Hour – A chance to drink a cup of coffee or tea, enjoy a sweet or two, and chat with your friends and neighbors.

August 11, 4 – 8:00 pm, Game Night – Bring your favorite game to play or play one of ours.  It will be a night of old favorites and maybe some new soon to be favorites.

August 12, 3:00-5:30 pm, Friendly Folk Music Jam – Open to acoustic instrument players of any skill level interested in a relaxed, collegial atmosphere to share folk or old-time music.  Come share your talent and a simple song (3 or 4 chords).  Don’t play an instrument?  Listeners are always welcome!

Coming Up –

August 13, 6:30 pm, Peacham Knitters and Puzzlers – Bring your knitting or other handwork for an evening of creativity and chatting.  Or work on the current jigsaw puzzle while you chat.

August 15, 10:00 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

August 16, 7:00 pm, SUMMER SERIES: Kingdom County Productions – The summer series guest speakers will be filmmakers Jay Craven and Bess O’Brien of Kingdom County Productions. The films they create are different in both style and substance. Craven focuses on fiction, having created film adaptations of Vermont author Howard Frank Mosher’s novels and others, and O’Brien is a documentary filmmaker, focusing on Vermonters and challenging subjects like addiction, domestic abuse, and the foster care system. The two filmmakers will discuss the differences and similarities between the ways they approach storytelling through the medium of film.

August 23, 7:00 pm,  Open Discussion Group: The New American Aristocracy – An open discussion on philosopher Matthew Stewart’s recent article in The Atlantic “The 9.9 Percent is the New American Aristocracy.”  Stuart argues that: “The defining challenge of our time is to renew the promise of American democracy by reversing the calcifying effects of accelerating inequality.” (Note, you need not have read the article to participate in this discussion—a summary will be provided.)

View the article here. Or coverage of the article on PBS NewsHour. Or a short video explaining: “The 99% is a Myth.” 


Only 2 more concerts left in the series:

Craftsbury Chamber Players

The library has been given two season’s passes for the Craftsbury Chamber Players’ 2018 season. Each pass is good for any date on the concert schedule. Passes can be reserved by calling the library or stopping by to pick them up, first come, first served. Concerts are at the Hardwick Town House on Thursday evenings thru August 15th. Concerts start at 7:30 PM (Pre-show chat starts at 6:45). Limit of one slot per family. Children under 12 attend free.

Dates: August 9, 16. Passes should be returned by the noon on the following Monday.

See their website for more information on the concerts:…/this-season/programs/

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