This Week at the Library – August 13

13 Aug

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.


Coming Up:

August 21, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre: “The Post” – A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.  Runtime 1 hour 56 minutes. Rated PG-13.

August 21, 7:00 pm, Readers’ Delight    Join us for a discussion “The Essex Serpent” by Sarah Perry.  Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the book.

August 22, 10:00 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

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.”

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