Mondays 10:00 am
All ages welcome!
PLAY GROUP AT THE LIBRARY!
MONDAYS at 10:30 am
Snacks & Activities
All ages welcome
Book Discussions are on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7pm.
We always welcome new members!
Songs of Emigration: Storytelling Through Traditional Irish Music
Saturday, September 21st @ 1:00pm
Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki relays some of the adventures, misadventures, and emotions experienced by Irish emigrants. The focus is on songs about leaving Ireland, sometimes focusing on the reasons for leaving (a man who is driven from his land by English persecution), sometimes revealing what happened upon arrival (an immigrant drafted into the Union army during the Civil War), and sometimes exploring the universal feeling of homesickness of a stranger in a strange land (a factory worker in London missing his home in County Clare). The presenter discusses the historical context of these songs, interspersing their stories with tunes from Ireland that made their way into New England’s musical repertoire, played on his fiddle or guitar.
The Real Eastern Coyote: Christine Schadler
Wed. September 25th @ 6:00pm
“The Real Eastern Coyote”
Learn the true story of the eastern coyote – how and when it arrived in New England, how it lives among us but is rarely seen and how it contributes to keep our forests and fields healthy. Learn why it is a creature of our own making! It is smart, beneficial and by its presence, gives “wild” back to our wild lands. This New Wild also requires that livestock and pet owners step up to steward our creatures with greater care.
Despite the ecological benefits the coyote brings, it is the most persecuted carnivore in North America. Yet, it survives and thrives despite efforts to eradicate it.
Chris Schadler, M.S., Conservation Biology, will discuss coexistence strategies, whether you farm, hike or garden. “Understanding the mind and ecology of the coyote can keep us one step ahead of problems”, according to Chris, who, with 30 years of wolf and coyote research, sheep farming, and teaching, will demonstrate that “knowledge is power” when it comes to living with coyotes.