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Saturday September 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Tom Wessels, Ecologist: Read the Forested Landscape Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Scoville Memorial Library  and Salisbury Association Land Trust present Tom Wessels, Ecologist: Reading the Forested Landscape,   followed by Guided Walk at 12:00 noon

 

This program is based on Wessel’s book, “Reading the Forested Landscape, A Natural History of New England”.  It introduces people to approaches used to interpret a forest’s history while wandering through it.  Using evidence such as the shapes of trees, scars on their trunks, the pattern of decay in stumps, the construction of stone walls, and the lay of the land, it is possible to unravel complex stories etched into our forested landscape.

 

Talk and slides at 10:00 a.m., followed by brown bag lunch on the Library grounds at 11:30.

 

Depart in carpools from Library parking lot for a guided walk at Turnip Top, Edith Scoville Sanctuary, Salisbury at 12:00 noon.

 

Tom Wessels is an ecologist and founding director of the master’s degree program in Conservation Biology at Antioch University New England.  Presently, he is Faculty Emeritus. Tom has conducted landscape ecology and sustainability workshops throughout the United States for over 30 years. His books include: Reading the Forested Landscape, The Granite Landscape, Untamed Vermont, The Myth of Progress, and Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape.

 

While not required, reservations for the walk can be made by calling Laura at the Salisbury Association at  860-435-0566

 

 
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Guided Walk with Tom Wessels at Turnip Top Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 Guided Walk with Tom Wessels  at Turnip Top, Edith Scoville Sanctuary sponsored by Scoville Memorial Library  and Salisbury Association Land Trust

 

Depart in carpools from Library parking lot for a guided walk at Turnip Top, Edith Scoville Sanctuary, Salisbury at 12:00 noon.

Scoville Sanctuary is across from Salisbury School, on  Route 44, after Taconic Road.

 

Tom Wessels is an ecologist and founding director of the master’s degree program in Conservation Biology at Antioch University New England.  Presently, he is Faculty Emeritus. Tom has conducted landscape ecology and sustainability workshops throughout the United States for over 30 years. His books include: Reading the Forested Landscape, The Granite Landscape, Untamed Vermont, The Myth of Progress, and Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape.

 

While not required, reservations for the walk can be made by calling Laura at the Salisbury Association at  860-435-0566

 

Wednesday September 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wee Readers Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meet other children and parents in your neighborhood at the Wee Readers Storytime, a fun interactive program for children ages 0-3 at the Library. Each week is filled with wonderful stories, bouncing lap rhymes, music, finger games, tickles and much more. Storytime is followed by coloring activities and time with toys.

 

 

 

Thursday September 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Drop in Bridge Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bridge is back! Every Thursday afternoon for a couple of hours a group of library patrons convenes in the Wardell Room, learning new tricks (and conventions) as we remember old ones. We're a small informal group which has been meeting for over a year. We love to play bridge because it's an endless source of fun and challenge. If you'd like to join us please show up on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. or call John Dippel for additional information at 860-480-5041.

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Scoville Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

Drop in anytime and join with chess players of all ages and experience levels. Don't be bashful. A great learning opportunity for students, and for more developed players a chance to test your skill level.  Meets in the History room.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Saturday September 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Understanding Medicare, Margaret Ackley Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Margaret Foran Ackley will present information about the basics of Medicare, including the different parts of the program, eligibility requirements and enrollment windows. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions about their coverage options and how to find coverage that best meets their health and financial needs.  Each attendee will receive “Medicare Made Clear – Answer Guide,” an easy-to-use reference for understanding Medicare options and frequently used Medicare language.

Margaret Foran Ackley is Licensed Health Insurance Professional and the Principal at Ackley Insurance Agency servicing the Litchfield County region. She is a community speaker on understanding medicare and specializes in the personal approach of taking the mystery out of Medicare options. You can contact Margaret directly at 860-361-6029 or Mackley@AckleyInsuranceSolutions.com

 

 
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Salisbury Association Historical Society, The Salisbury Cannon, Dick Paddock Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Revolutionary War Revisited Series

 

Salisbury has finally acquired an example of a Revolutionary War cannon. Many people know that Salisbury produced cannon for the Revolution but not many know the details of what happened here nor have they seen a real life example of a cast iron cannon. This talk will focus on the details of the cannon we now have, the difficulty in proving its provenance and some of the details of arms production conducted in Salisbury. Weather permitting we hope to have the cannon on display for all to see.

 

 

Sunday September 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Band of Giants The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America's Independence, Jack Kelly Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Author presentation in collaboration with Oblong Books:  the Revolutionary War Revisited Series.

Kelly brings to life the founders who fought for our independence. Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin are known to all; men like Morgan, Greene, and Wayne are less familiar.  The soldiers of the Revolution were a diverse lot: merchants and mechanics, farmers and fishermen, paragons and drunkards. Most were ardent amateurs. Even George Washington, assigned to take over the army around Boston in 1775, consulted books on military tactics. Band of Giants vividly captures the fraught condition of the war—the bitterly divided populace, the lack of supplies, the repeated setbacks on the battlefield, and the appalling physical hardships. That these inexperienced warriors could take on and defeat the superpower of the day was one of the remarkable feats in world history.

 

Jack Kelly is the author of five novels and numerous works of nonfiction.  He lives in the Hudson Valley.

 

Admission is FREE and open to the public. By purchasing a book at this event you help us continue to bring your favorite authors to Salisbury for your enjoyment. 

 

 
Wednesday October 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wee Readers Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meet other children and parents in your neighborhood at the Wee Readers Storytime, a fun interactive program for children ages 0-3 at the Library. Each week is filled with wonderful stories, bouncing lap rhymes, music, finger games, tickles and much more. Storytime is followed by coloring activities and time with toys.

 

 

 

Thursday October 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Drop in Bridge Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bridge is back! Every Thursday afternoon for a couple of hours a group of library patrons convenes in the Wardell Room, learning new tricks (and conventions) as we remember old ones. We're a small informal group which has been meeting for over a year. We love to play bridge because it's an endless source of fun and challenge. If you'd like to join us please show up on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. or call John Dippel for additional information at 860-480-5041.

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Scoville Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

Drop in anytime and join with chess players of all ages and experience levels. Don't be bashful. A great learning opportunity for students, and for more developed players a chance to test your skill level.  Meets in the History room.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Saturday October 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Author Alix Christie:Gutenberg's Apprentice, in partnership with Oblong Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Author Alix Christie:Gutenberg's Apprentice,  in partnership with Oblong Books. Gutenberg's Apprentice evokes one of the most momentous events in history, the birth of printing in medieval Germany—a story of invention, intrigue, and betrayal, rich in atmosphere and historical detail, told through the lives of the three men who made it possible.

Youthful, ambitious Peter Schoeffer is on the verge of professional success as a scribe in Paris when his foster father, wealthy merchant and bookseller Johann Fust, summons him home to corrupt, feud-plagued Mainz to meet “a most amazing man.” Johann Gutenberg, a driven and caustic inventor, has devised a revolutionary—and to some, blasphemous—method of bookmaking: a machine he calls a printing press.

Alix Christie is an American writer and journalist. For the past thirty years she has reported for newspapers in California and from Europe as a foreign correspondent, including the Washington Post, Guardian of London, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Salon.com. She currently reviews books and arts for The Economist. This is her first novel.

By purchasing a book at this event you help us continue to bring your favorite authors to Salisbury for your enjoyment.

 

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Sunday October 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Scoville Film Society, Magnificent Seven Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The western remake of Akira Kurosawa's the Seven Samurai. Mexican peasant  villagers are forced to hire seven gunmen to protect their town against bandits. Starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach. Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, and Horst Buchholz. In 2013 the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". (1960)

Wednesday October 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wee Readers Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meet other children and parents in your neighborhood at the Wee Readers Storytime, a fun interactive program for children ages 0-3 at the Library. Each week is filled with wonderful stories, bouncing lap rhymes, music, finger games, tickles and much more. Storytime is followed by coloring activities and time with toys.

 

 

 

Thursday October 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Children’s Program: Books and S'mores Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

Enjoy listening to stories from the classic Mrs. Piggle Wiggle by Betty MacDonald while enjoying a yummy snack!  

 

 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Drop in Bridge Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bridge is back! Every Thursday afternoon for a couple of hours a group of library patrons convenes in the Wardell Room, learning new tricks (and conventions) as we remember old ones. We're a small informal group which has been meeting for over a year. We love to play bridge because it's an endless source of fun and challenge. If you'd like to join us please show up on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. or call John Dippel for additional information at 860-480-5041.

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Scoville Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

Drop in anytime and join with chess players of all ages and experience levels. Don't be bashful. A great learning opportunity for students, and for more developed players a chance to test your skill level.  Meets in the History room.

 

 

Friday October 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Book vs. Movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all kids! Come to the library to play "Book Bingo".  Listen to Miss Erin read the entertaining story Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judy Barrett, then test your listening skills as we play Bingo with words and phrases taken from the movie and the book.

 

Saturday October 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Saturday Book Club, 12 Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd, swept up by the tides of the Great Migration, flees Georgia and heads north. Full of hope, she settles in Philadelphia to build a better life. Instead she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment, and watches helplessly as her first born twins are lost to an illness that a few pennies could have prevented. Hattie gives birth to nine more children, whom she raises with grit, mettle, and not an ounce of the tenderness they crave. She vows to prepare them to meet a world that will not be kind. Their lives, captured here in twelve luminous threads, tell the story of a mother’s monumental courage—and a nation's tumultuous journey.  Led by Barbara Roth.

 

Sunday October 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Author Richard O'Connor, PhD: Rewire: Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits.... Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 Rewire: Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, Conquer Self-Destructive Behavior, presented in partnership with Oblong Books 

Renowned psychotherapist Richard O’Connor, PhD, reveals exactly why our bad habits die so hard. Bringing together many different fields in psychology and brain science, Dr. O’Connor creates a road map to overcoming self-destructive habits that are plaguing you, with exercises throughout the book. We can rewire our brains to develop healthier circuitry, training the automatic self to make wiser decisions without having to think about it, see ourselves and the world more clearly; and interrupt our reflexive responses before they get us in trouble.

Richard O'Connor, PhD, is the author of Undoing Depression, Undoing Perpetual Stress, and Happy at Last. For many years he was executive director of the Northwest Center for Family Service and Mental Health, a private, nonprofit mental health clinic serving Litchfield County, Connecticut, overseeing the work of twenty mental health professionals in treating almost a thousand patients per year. He is a practicing psychotherapist with offices in Connecticut and New York, and lives in Lakeville, Connecticut.

By purchasing a book at this event you help us continue to bring your favorite authors to Salisbury for your enjoyment.

 
Wednesday October 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wee Readers Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meet other children and parents in your neighborhood at the Wee Readers Storytime, a fun interactive program for children ages 0-3 at the Library. Each week is filled with wonderful stories, bouncing lap rhymes, music, finger games, tickles and much more. Storytime is followed by coloring activities and time with toys.

 

 

 

Thursday October 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Drop in Bridge Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bridge is back! Every Thursday afternoon for a couple of hours a group of library patrons convenes in the Wardell Room, learning new tricks (and conventions) as we remember old ones. We're a small informal group which has been meeting for over a year. We love to play bridge because it's an endless source of fun and challenge. If you'd like to join us please show up on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. or call John Dippel for additional information at 860-480-5041.

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Scoville Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

Drop in anytime and join with chess players of all ages and experience levels. Don't be bashful. A great learning opportunity for students, and for more developed players a chance to test your skill level.  Meets in the History room.

 

Saturday October 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Two Berkshire Heroines of the First World War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Scoville Memorial Library and the Salisbury Association Historical Society present Alan Price speaking about Two Berkshire Heroines of the First World War 

As the centennial of the First World War arrives, residents of the Berkshire region have reason to be proud of two former residents: Edith Wharton, who lived in Lenox, from 1902-1911, and Nina Duryea  who lived in Stockbridge, 1920-1952.  Both were living in France when the war broke out in August of 1914, and both ran large relief operations funded largely by supporters in the United States.  This  talk will discuss the charities they ran, and emphasize their struggle to retain control of their organizations after America's entry into the war in April of 1917.  The talk draws upon descriptions from Duryea's unpublished memoir of a very young Cole Porter who in 1917 served as an aid to Duryea.

Alan Price is the author of The End of the Age of Innocence: Edith Wharton and the First World War.  His current research concerns the 20,000 American volunteers who went to Europe before America entered the war in 1917.  He is a humanities consultant for the exhibition "The Volunteers: Americans Join World War I", which opens at the National WWI Museum in Kansas City in April of 2015 before traveling to museums in Europe, then returning to the Smithsonian in Washington.

 

Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton                                                                                                          Nins Duryea

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Sunday October 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Author Laura Aurrichio,The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered, in partnership with Oblong Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A major biography of the Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolution, a book that looks past the storybook general and selfless champion of righteous causes who, at the age of nineteen, volunteered to fight under George Washington, casting aside fortune and family (from one of France's oldest families; his ancestors served in the Crusades and alongside Joan of Arc) to advance the transcendent aims of liberty and justice. We see how Lafayette's reputation rose to great heights during the American Revolution but collapsed more than a decade later during the French Revolution

Laura Aurrichio is a specialist in eighteenth-century French history and art who received her undergraduate degree from Harvard and received a Ph.D. from Columbia University, sponsored by Simon Schama. Auricchio has been the recipient of major fellowships and taught at Princeton University and Connecticut College, and is currently the Dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies at The New School for Public Engagement.

 

              

 

By purchasing a book at this event you help us continue to bring your favorite authors to Salisbury for your enjoyment.

 

 

 
Wednesday October 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wee Readers Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meet other children and parents in your neighborhood at the Wee Readers Storytime, a fun interactive program for children ages 0-3 at the Library. Each week is filled with wonderful stories, bouncing lap rhymes, music, finger games, tickles and much more. Storytime is followed by coloring activities and time with toys.

 

 

 

Thursday October 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Drop in Bridge Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bridge is back! Every Thursday afternoon for a couple of hours a group of library patrons convenes in the Wardell Room, learning new tricks (and conventions) as we remember old ones. We're a small informal group which has been meeting for over a year. We love to play bridge because it's an endless source of fun and challenge. If you'd like to join us please show up on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. or call John Dippel for additional information at 860-480-5041.

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Scoville Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

Drop in anytime and join with chess players of all ages and experience levels. Don't be bashful. A great learning opportunity for students, and for more developed players a chance to test your skill level.  Meets in the History room.

 

 

Saturday October 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Antarctica, Dan Mead and Sally Eagle, Photographers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

In November 2009, Dan Mead and Sally Eagle set foot on the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island, and the legendary reaches of Antarctica itself. They spent twenty-four days laboring to capture the dramatic landscape and its endearing wildlife, to convey a sense for the character and scale of these faraway places and species, so that we may feel some semblance of what it’s like to experience them.  Mead and Eagle logged many hours watching, following, and learning from the hardy inhabitants such as penguins and seals amidst this rugged splendor of water and ice.


Photographers Dan Mead, a former educator turned psychotherapist, and his wife Sally Eagle, entrepreneur and the first Executive Director of the Berkshire-Taconic Community Foundation, initially photographed their travels for personal enjoyment, and subsequently to document them for family and friends.  Over the past 35 years, the process of editing and selecting photographs enticed them to focus on vividly capturing the essence of the landscapes,  wildlife and cultures they encountered, and the scenes they witnessed in their travels.  

 

Sunday October 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  7:15 PM Scoville Film Society, Creepy-Crawly Film Fest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Oversized mutants are emerging for Halloween.  Special double feature celebrating the 60th anniversary of the release of Them!.

Films are:

 

4:00 Them!

Mutated giant ants are taking over Starring James Whitmore, Fess Parker, James Arness and Leonard Nimoy. (1954) 93 minutes.

            

 

5:35 Tremors (PG 13)

What's happening now? Is it an earthquake? No. Its a giant worm.

Featuring Kevin Bacon and Reba McEntire. (1989) 96 minutes.

 

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Wednesday October 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wee Readers Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meet other children and parents in your neighborhood at the Wee Readers Storytime, a fun interactive program for children ages 0-3 at the Library. Each week is filled with wonderful stories, bouncing lap rhymes, music, finger games, tickles and much more. Storytime is followed by coloring activities and time with toys.

 

 

 

Thursday October 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Drop in Bridge Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bridge is back! Every Thursday afternoon for a couple of hours a group of library patrons convenes in the Wardell Room, learning new tricks (and conventions) as we remember old ones. We're a small informal group which has been meeting for over a year. We love to play bridge because it's an endless source of fun and challenge. If you'd like to join us please show up on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. or call John Dippel for additional information at 860-480-5041.

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Scoville Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

Drop in anytime and join with chess players of all ages and experience levels. Don't be bashful. A great learning opportunity for students, and for more developed players a chance to test your skill level.  Meets in the History room.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Thursday November 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Drop in Bridge Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bridge is back! Every Thursday afternoon for a couple of hours a group of library patrons convenes in the Wardell Room, learning new tricks (and conventions) as we remember old ones. We're a small informal group which has been meeting for over a year. We love to play bridge because it's an endless source of fun and challenge. If you'd like to join us please show up on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. or call John Dippel for additional information at 860-480-5041.

Thursday November 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Drop in Bridge Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bridge is back! Every Thursday afternoon for a couple of hours a group of library patrons convenes in the Wardell Room, learning new tricks (and conventions) as we remember old ones. We're a small informal group which has been meeting for over a year. We love to play bridge because it's an endless source of fun and challenge. If you'd like to join us please show up on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. or call John Dippel for additional information at 860-480-5041.

Thursday November 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Drop in Bridge Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bridge is back! Every Thursday afternoon for a couple of hours a group of library patrons convenes in the Wardell Room, learning new tricks (and conventions) as we remember old ones. We're a small informal group which has been meeting for over a year. We love to play bridge because it's an endless source of fun and challenge. If you'd like to join us please show up on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. or call John Dippel for additional information at 860-480-5041.

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