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This week at the library – February 11

11 Feb

February 11, 6:00 pm, Peacham Energy Committee – Check in and see what this new town committee is working on.

February 11, 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.

February 12, 7:00 pm, Peacham Fire District #1: Annual Meeting – Please join the Peacham Fire District #1 Prudential Committee for our Annual Meeting. Under discussion: the 2019 budget and the water line replacement project. The regular monthly meeting will follow, and is also open to the public.

February 13, 10:00 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH. Continue your practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting.

February 14, 5:30 pm, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Beginner’s Class – Start at the beginning and learn about this ancient practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting. Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

February 15, 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.

February 15, 7:00 pm, “Winter Fun in Norway and Iceland”, Peacham resident Tim McKay will show photos and talk about his trip last March, including two weeks in southern and central Norway cross-country skiing and traveling through the fjords by car, boat, and train. He then spent four days in southern Iceland on the way home and will present a few of the geologic wonders of that very active landscape. This event will kick-off Peacham’s Winter Carnival weekend.

Coming up

February 19, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre: “Crazy Rich Asian” – This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family. 120 minutes. Rated PG-13.

February 19, 7:00 pm, Frederick Douglass: Peacham resident Julie Hansen, Director of Thaddeus Stevens School, will share the life of Fredrick Douglass in the broader context of a life devoted to establishing the equality for African Americans as well for women.  She recently attended a week-log seminar at Yale under the direction of the David Blight and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. Blight is the leading authority on Frederick Douglass and his most recent book, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, examines not only Douglass as an historic persona, but also as a representative of our nation’s most fundamental beliefs about the nature of humanity and liberty. 

Frederick Douglass was the most photographed American of the nineteenth century.  Having “mastered the language of the master” he wrote the first African American fiction, three autobiographies, thousands of editorials. He gave over 2,000 speeches, first denouncing the evils of slavery and later working toward full emancipation of the African American.

She will look at his early travels in Great Britain, his complex relationships with William Lloyd Garrison and John Brown, the women in his sphere of influence, and his fearless, life-long pursuit of freedom and equality. 

February 20, 10:00 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH. Continue your practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting.

February 21, 5:30 pm, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Beginner’s Class – Start at the beginning and learn about this ancient practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting. Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

February 21, 7:00 pm, Readers’ Delight – Join us for a discussion of  “Goat Song” by Brad Kessler: the story of a year in the life of a couple who abandoned their home in New York City to live on a farm in Vermont and raise goats. Ask for a copy at the circulation desk.

February 22, 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.  

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