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Thursday March 5, 2015 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
   

Join with chess players of all ages and experience levels.  A great learning opportunity for students, and for more developed players a chance to test your skill level. Meets in the History room.

 

Friday March 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Experience new and classic picture books and flannelboard stories, learn movement activities, and build pre-literacy in this educational program. Craft time will follow to help your child build fine motor skills to get ready for kindergarten.  For ages 3-5.

 

 

Saturday March 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Winter Hearty and Healthy Farm to Table: Soup Centered Meals and the Keys to Success with Country Bi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 Country Bistro’s Holly Hunter Stonehill and Jacqueline Heriteau, author of  “A Feast of Soups”, show and tell the equipment, basic ingredients and secret to success with just about every soup ever made. Soups and “Stewps”, thick stewy soups, are hot, hearty and comforting dishes you can made using produce from local growers and markets, even in the dead of winter once you understand the simple basics. They detail ethnic accents and how to achieve them….French, Italian, North African, Indian, Far Eastern and  planning a soup-centered meal. Stonehill and Heriteau discuss Bistro’s three most popular soups, how they happened, and  how to make them.

 

 
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Seusspicious Behaviour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with a Seusstacular.  We'll read Seuss stories, play Seuss games, do Seuss crafts, and because it's a birthday, enjoy some cake and ice cream.  Don't miss the big party!  All ages welcome.  

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Jini Jones Vail, Author, Rochambeau and His March Across Connecticut. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 Presented by the Salisbury Historical Society Association and Scoville Memorial Library. Watertown, Connecticut author Jini Jones Vail will speak about the subject of her recently published book, “Rochambeau, Washington's Ideal Lieutenant, A French General's Role in the American Revolution”. Vail will tell about the meetings with Washington and the trek through Connecticut that marked the beginnings of the advance to the decisive battle at Yorktown, Virginia in 1781. Rochambeau was a decorated general in one of the most powerful and hierarchical armies of the world. That Rochambeau was able to cooperate with and sometimes defer to an "amateur" like Washington was a blessing for the revolutionary cause.

Jini Jones Vail has been interested in all things French, earning multiple degrees in French language and studies. On one of her trips to France, she was invited to meet Count Michel and Countess Madeleine de Rochambeau at the Château de Rochambeau near Vendome. Thus began a long interest in and study of the 18th century French general that led to her book and her work to promote the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail.

 

Wednesday March 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mark Scarbrough presents a literary discussion of Eudora Welty's Short Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Program runs for 7 consecutive Wednesdays through March 11.

No author surpasses Eudora Welty at the craft of the story. She is our American Chekhov, our Murakami. Her vision is always Southern and acute; her tone, careful; and her insights, stunning. In a packed spate of years, she wrote some of the finest short stories of the twentieth century. Scarbrough will explore  seven weeks of tall tales, funny yarns, quiet tragedies, and exquisite fictions about the human condition, replete with a Mississippi drawl. The best of Welty's stories will be read from the late 1930s and early '40s before finishing up  her masterwork, the story collection called “The Golden Apples”. Participants should have a copy of "The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty," available from the Scoville library, and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 1982. 

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Thursday March 12, 2015 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
   

Join with chess players of all ages and experience levels.  A great learning opportunity for students, and for more developed players a chance to test your skill level. Meets in the History room.

 

Friday March 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Experience new and classic picture books and flannelboard stories, learn movement activities, and build pre-literacy in this educational program. Craft time will follow to help your child build fine motor skills to get ready for kindergarten.  For ages 3-5.

 

 

Saturday March 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturday Book Club, Claire of the Sealight by Edwidge Danticat Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Danticat weaves a beautifully rendered portrait of longing in a small fishing town in Haiti through interlocking stories moving back and forth in time. At the heart of the novel is the title character Claire, a  young girl whose mother died giving birth to her. Her father, has been trying to convince the wealthy fabric-vendor Gaëlle to adopt Claire because of his  financial circumstances. The best thing he feels he can do is to find a new parent to look after his child. The book starts on Claire's seventh birthday, and after years of saying no, Gaëlle agrees to adopt Claire. Hearing the news, Claire runs away – and it isn't until the final chapter that we discover what happens to her. In between the first and last section, Danticat leads us into the lives of many other characters. Through the different stories, Danticat shows us a town scarred by violence, corruption, class disparities and social taboo, which is also a town of hope, dreams, love and sensuality.

 

 

 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lawrence Davis-Hollander discusses Seed Saving and the Inception of the Scoville Memorial Seed Libra Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Seed libraries provide a source of locally adapted seeds and food, contribute to the conservation of rare varieties through a community initiative, are a source of enjoyment and satisfaction. Davis-Hollander will discuss some of the basic strategies and techniques for seed preservation so participants can begin to learn and help create a local seed library beginning in 2015.  He will explain the initial  plans for the library, how library patrons can be involved and invites discussion to establish the community’s vision for a seed library.

 

Lawrence Davis-Hollander is an ethnobotanist and former Director of the Eastern Native Seed Conservancy a regional organization which began in 1993 to  collect and preserve rare heirloom seeds and advocate for their use by farmers, chefs and the public. He is a garden writer for several magazines, author of “Tomato: A fresh-from the-vine Cookbook” ,and a principal of Dandelion Gardening Arts. In addition he works at the Scoville Memorial Library and is Adult Program Coordinator.

 

 

 

 
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Sunday March 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Bettina Drew presents Russian 20th Century Literature: The Art of Witness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Doomed early by a Soviet name tag and not widely read here, Russian writing of the last century is a profoundly rich literature of witness against the human rights violations of the Soviet regime. This  talk covers poetry and prose from Tolstoy to Solzhenitsyn to the present day and highlights outstanding works of poetry and fiction suppressed by the Soviet regime and is illustrated with photographs. From Tolstoy’s late non-fiction work, “The Kingdom of God is Within You”, which influenced Ghandi,  to the importance of “Putin's Russia: Life in a Failing Democracy” and “A Russian Diary by Anna Politkovskaya”, who was gunned down in a Moscow street in 2006, we see the profound sweep of a literature of adversity.

Bettina Drew is a critically acclaimed author and essayist with a PhD in American Studies from Yale, former professor  and Fulbright Fellow in History St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

Thursday March 19, 2015 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
   

Join with chess players of all ages and experience levels.  A great learning opportunity for students, and for more developed players a chance to test your skill level. Meets in the History room.

 

Friday March 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Experience new and classic picture books and flannelboard stories, learn movement activities, and build pre-literacy in this educational program. Craft time will follow to help your child build fine motor skills to get ready for kindergarten.  For ages 3-5.

 

 

Saturday March 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM A Great Abundance of Everything:Life at Frederic Church’s Olana. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Valerie Balint, Associate Curator, The Olana Partnership. Era of Elegance Series, Salisbury Association Historical Society, in collaboration with Scoville Memorial Library. This illustrated lecture will discuss Frederic Church’s artistic career, the development of Church’s home and landscape at Olana, as well as daily life for family and guests in the nineteenth-century. Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900) was one of the premier landscape painters of the nineteenth-century.

 

Church designed Olana, his family home, studio and farm as an integrated environment embracing architecture, art and landscape.  Considered one of the most important artists’ residences in the United States, Olana is an icon of landscape gardening with a Persian-inspired house at its summit, embracing unrivaled and panoramic views of the vast Hudson Valley.

 

Valerie A. Balint is Associate Curator of Olana.   She is a frequent lecturer on Church, Olana and the Hudson River School.  Ms. Balint is co-author of “Glories of the Hudson: Frederic Edwin Church’s Views from Olana “.  She is co-curator and co-organizer of Olana’s annual exhibitions in the Evelyn and Maurice Sharp Gallery, and also organizes the annual contemporary art exhibition in the Coachman’s House Gallery.

 

 

 

Thursday March 26, 2015 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
   

Join with chess players of all ages and experience levels.  A great learning opportunity for students, and for more developed players a chance to test your skill level. Meets in the History room.

 

Friday March 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Experience new and classic picture books and flannelboard stories, learn movement activities, and build pre-literacy in this educational program. Craft time will follow to help your child build fine motor skills to get ready for kindergarten.  For ages 3-5.

 

 

Friday April 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Experience new and classic picture books and flannelboard stories, learn movement activities, and build pre-literacy in this educational program. Craft time will follow to help your child build fine motor skills to get ready for kindergarten.  For ages 3-5.

 

 

Friday April 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Experience new and classic picture books and flannelboard stories, learn movement activities, and build pre-literacy in this educational program. Craft time will follow to help your child build fine motor skills to get ready for kindergarten.  For ages 3-5.

 

 

Friday April 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Experience new and classic picture books and flannelboard stories, learn movement activities, and build pre-literacy in this educational program. Craft time will follow to help your child build fine motor skills to get ready for kindergarten.  For ages 3-5.

 

 

Friday April 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Experience new and classic picture books and flannelboard stories, learn movement activities, and build pre-literacy in this educational program. Craft time will follow to help your child build fine motor skills to get ready for kindergarten.  For ages 3-5.

 

 

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