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This week at the library – February 18

18 Feb

February 19, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre: – 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. 

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.  

Coming Up

February 25, 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 26, 2:00 pm, Vacation Movie: “The Incredibles 2” – Enjoy some cocoa, popcorn, and a great movie.  Children 8 and under should be accompanied by an adult.  Running Time 125 minutes. Rated PG.  

February 27, 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 28, 1:30 and 3:30 pm, Vacation: “Breakout Escape Room” – Solve a puzzle, collect the clues and follow the trail to see if you can “Break Out” by unlocking the mysterious box!  

February 28, 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.

March  1, 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.  

March 1, 6:00 pm, Family Movie: “Smallfoot” – Enjoy some cocoa, popcorn, and a great movie.  PJs optional.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Running Time 109 minutes. Rated PG.  

March 2, 11:00 am, Story Time – Special Spanish Story Time with Rachael Moragues Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this bilingual experience. 

March 2, 7:00 pm, Winter Coffee House: “Deb ‘n Dean”, otherwise known as Debbie Gray and Dean Bornstein, are an acoustic/electric duo who perform an energetic variety of pop, country, and blues music. Combining acoustic and electric guitar and bass for a more eclectic sound, they have played solo gigs and with bands across Vermont and New Hampshire. Their collaboration creates a unique sound as they explore their varied musical interests from country classics like Merle Haggard and Mary Chapin Carpenter, singer/songwriter legends like Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne, and pop music of The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Wilco creating a versatile songbook that is always evolving.

Light refreshments will be served. There is a $5 suggested donation. Open mic will follow their performance.  

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