This Week at the Library – August 20

20 Aug

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.”

August 24, 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. 

Coming Up –

August 27, 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 29, 10:00 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

September 4, 7:00 pm, Kick Your Sugar Cravings: with Robyn Morrison
Certified Transformational Health Coach – 
Has this summer been a summer of too much ice cream, sweet drinks, and carb loaded BBQs? Is your belly saying “please, no more” but is your urge to have just one more treat over powering your better judgement? Let’s talk all about your cravings! We’ll cover why they exist in the first place, what they mean, and what to do about them. Kicking these cravings once and for all isn’t as hard as you think.

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