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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.

 

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.

 

 

 

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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

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Build Your Marketing Toolkit: A framework for small businesses and organizations, Matt Service Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A two-part series in collaboration with the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, part two on Thursday, November 6

 

Many small businesses and organizations find themselves seeking the right strategies to make their marketing efforts as effective as possible. With so many different marketing activities that they could focus on, businesses  often miss some of the important concepts that will help them understand why those activities are key. Attendees will learn how marketing has changed in ways that benefit small businesses, the importance of setting goals and objectives for their marketing efforts,  and the 4 Pillars of Marketing Success. This presentation from Constant Contact is designed to uncover some of those core concepts and show that a little bit of marketing knowledge can go a long way.

 

Matthew Service, President of Service Internet Solutions, LLC, with more than thirty years of business experience  is a frequent presenter on Internet related topics and is a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert. He is a member of the adjunct faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design. Matt serves on the Board of Directors of The Hundred Club of Connecticut and Operation Fuel, and is a member of Search Engine Marketing New England, CT Technology Council and National Association of Manufacturers.

 

To register  (not required) for Build Your Marketing Toolkit - Essential Tools for Small Business go to

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=o8yj8vn6&oeidk=a07e9s311upa5acc93c

 

 

 

Saturday November 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Author Eric Lehman: Becoming Tom Thumb:...P.T. Barnum, & the Dawn of American Celebrity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Part of the Scoville  Series Uniquely American:  19th century Amusements and Entertainment

When P. T. Barnum met twenty-five-inch-tall Charles Stratton at a Bridgeport, Connecticut hotel in 1843, one of the most important partnerships in entertainment history was born. With Barnum’s promotional skills and the miniature Stratton’s comedic talents, they charmed a Who’s Who of the 19th century, from Queen Victoria to Charles Dickens to Abraham Lincoln. Adored worldwide as “General Tom Thumb,” Stratton played to sold-out shows for almost forty years. Becoming Tom Thumb tells the full story of this iconic figure for the first time. It details his triumphs on the New York stage, his epic celebrity wedding, and his around-the-world tour.

Eric  Lehman teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Bridgeport, and has published hundreds of stories, essays, and reviews in dozens of newspapers, journals and magazines. He is the author of eight books, including Afoot in Connecticut, Literary Connecticut, and Becoming Tom Thumb: Charles Stratton, P.T. Barnum, and the Dawn of American Celebrity.

 

Look for our Coney Island Talk in December, and our bus trip with Noble Horizons to the Coney Island Show at  the Wadsworth Athenaeum on Thursday January 26, 2015

 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Scoville Film Society, the Alamo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

John Wayne directs and plays Davy Crockett. The year is 1836, and the Americans defend the fort against the raiding Mexicans with dire results. Cast includes Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Chill Wils and Frankie Avalon. (161 minutes)

 

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.

 
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Campaigns That Drive Action: Newsletters & Announcements. Matt Service Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Presented in collaboration with the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce

At the heart of small business marketing are the campaigns that drive action – collections of marketing activities that help a small business or organization to achieve its goals and objectives. Newsletters and announcements have become a core component of those campaign choices. Email is more important than ever to the communication efforts of businesses and nonprofits everywhere, and to the customer, donor, client or supporter of those organizations. This session from Matt Service and Constant Contact will reveal some simple but effective best practices and considerations for the small business or nonprofit seeking to make their email newsletters more effective.

Matthew Service, President of Service Internet Solutions, LLC, with more than thirty years of business experience  is a frequent presenter on Internet related topics and is a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert. He is a member of the adjunct faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design. Matt serves on the Board of Directors of The Hundred Club of Connecticut and Operation Fuel, and is a member of Search Engine Marketing New England, CT Technology Council and National Association of Manufacturers.

You  may preregister at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=o8yj8vn6&oeidk=a07e9s33sija0369b8d

Friday November 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Storytime, Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 Announcing a new storytime for Pre-Schoolers at the Scoville Memorial Library!  Experience new and classic picture books and flannel board 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.  

 

Saturday November 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Saturday Book Club, Harvest by Jim Crace Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 On the morning after harvest, the inhabitants of a remote English agrarian community awaken looking forward to a hard-earned day of rest and feasting at their landowner's table. But the sky is marred by two conspicuous columns of smoke, replacing pleasurable anticipation with alarm and suspicion.  In effortless and tender prose, Jim Crace details the unraveling of a pastoral idyll in the wake of economic progress. His tale is timeless and unsettling, framed by a beautifully evoked world that will linger in your memory long after you finish reading. Led by Diana King.

Sunday November 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Author Geoffrey Rossano, Hero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S.Ingalls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Part of Scoville series The Centenary of World War I 

Hero of the Angry Sky draws on the unpublished diaries, correspondence, informal memoir, and other personal documents of the U.S. Navy’s only flying “ace” of World War I to tell his unique story. David S. Ingalls was a prolific writer, and virtually all of his World War I aviation career is covered, from the teenager’s early, informal training in Palm Beach, Florida, to his exhilarating and terrifying missions over the Western Front. Geoffrey Rossano details the career of the U.S. Navy’s most successful combat flyer from that first great world conflict.

Rossano is a graduate of Tufts University and the University of North Carolina, he is now an  instructor of history at the Salisbury School in Salisbury, Connecticut. He is the author/editor of The Price of Honor: The World War One Letters of Naval Aviator Kenneth MacLeish; Stalking the U-Boat: U.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I and Built to Serve: Connecticut’s National Guard Armories, 1865–1940, as well as numerous articles and papers in the fields of maritime, military, and aviation history. He is the winner of the 2013 Arthur Radford Award for Excellence in Naval Aviation History and Literature.

 

Lindbergh and Ingalls

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.

 
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Author Leonard Adkins presents Images of America: Along the Appalachian Trail: N.J., N.Y. & Conn. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   


 

 Images of America: Along the Appalachian Trail: New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut

“The Habitual Hiker,” Leonard Adkins will talk about his  new book  Images of America: Along the Appalachian Trail: New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, recently released by Arcadia Press and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy,  and present  a multimedia program  accompanied by Appalachian folk music. Selected from the archives of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the National Park Service, state archives, historical societies, environmental organizations, and local Appalachian Trail maintaining clubs, the approximately 200 vintage photographs  provide a look at life in the mountains before and during the trail’s creation.

Mr. Adkins has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail five times, walked more than 19,000 miles in North America, Europe, and the Caribbean, and is the author of 18 books about the outdoors and travel, including The Appalachian Trail: A Visitor’s Companion, and Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail. He has aided the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in protecting endangered plants by being a Natural Heritage Monitor and a ridgerunner.

 

 

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Friday November 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Storytime, Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 Announcing a new storytime for Pre-Schoolers at the Scoville Memorial Library!  Experience new and classic picture books and flannel board 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.  

 

Saturday November 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Peter Vermilyea, The Salisbury Asylum and the New England Town Farm Movement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Salisbury Association Historical Society presents Peter Vermilyea, The Salisbury Asylum and the New England Town Farm Movement

While our colonial ancestors are often held up as models of rugged individualism, they constructed systems to take care of their less fortunate neighbors.  One such system was the New England town farm, in which a plot of land was purchased by a town and farmed by those deemed by local government to be in poverty.  The workings of Salisbury's town farm, the Salisbury Asylum, provide insights into New England attitudes about the care of the poor and community responsibility.

Peter Vermilyea teaches history at Housatonic Valley Regional HIgh School and at Western Connecticut State University.  He maintains the Hidden in Plain Sight blog (www.hiddeninplainsightblog.com), which explores the history of Litchfield County through its cultural landscape, and is the author of The Hidden History of Litchfield County (History Press, 2014).

 

 
Sunday November 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tom Shachtman Gentleman Scientists & Revolutionaries: The Founding Fathers in the Age of Enlightment Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

 

In partnership with Oblong Books.  Part of the Revolutionary War Revisited Series.

 

Shachtman illuminates and charts the scientific exploits of the Founding Fathers, and how their scientific mindsets underlay their conceptions of the new United States of America.  The Founders relentlessly tinkered, invented, researched, stargazed, and even farmed by means of scientific principles.  The book illustrates how enlightenment took on a particularly scientific cast in the minds of the Founders, and how their propensity for the sciences primed them to conceive of and complete a broadly transformative political revolution.  He details how their science-mindedness made them more willing to consider a multitude of new ideas and supplied the ideological rigor they needed to fashion a successful rebellion against the leading world power of the day.

Tom Shachtman has written or co-authored more than three-dozen books, among them Rumspringa:To Be or Not be Amish, and the science history Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold.  He has also written and produced documentaries seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and BBC. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, Smithsonian, and such blogs as The Huffington Post, History News Network, Foreign Policy, and the Washington Post’s Book Beat.

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

 

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.

 
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 November 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Storytime, Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 Announcing a new storytime for Pre-Schoolers at the Scoville Memorial Library!  Experience new and classic picture books and flannel board 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.  

 

Friday November 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Storytime, Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 Announcing a new storytime for Pre-Schoolers at the Scoville Memorial Library!  Experience new and classic picture books and flannel board 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.  

 

Thursday December 4, 2014 Go To Top
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 December 11, 2014 Go To Top
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 December 18, 2014 Go To Top
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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