• 2018,  Arts,  How To,  Norman Williams Public Library

    Ukrainian Egg Decorating

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    Quoted from the Norman William’s Public Library

    “Yes, you CAN make eggs like these! Come and learn how. Drop in on Wednesday afternoons and/or Saturday mornings. This will be ongoing through March.

    Danelle Sims started making these eggs about 15 years ago and fell in love with the process. We will have plenty of white chicken eggs on hand, and all the supplies. If you have access to duck or goose eggs and would like to try your hand at a larger project, feel free to bring them along.

    *Recommended for ages 12 and up. (We work with raw eggs and melt the wax over an open candle flame.)

    Contact Danelle at the library for more information.

    Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating has been handed down through generations of the Ukrainian people. They are famous the world over for their colorful Easter Eggs (Pysanky). Over 2000 years ago, before the time of Christ, people decorated eggs believing that great powers were embodied in the egg. Eggs symbolized the release of the earth from the shackles of winter and the coming of spring with its promise of new hope, new life and prosperity. With the advent of Christianity, Easter eggs symbolize the Resurrection and a promise of eternal life. Legend has it that as long as pysanky are decorated, goodness will prevail over evil throughout the world. [excerpt from How to Decorate Beautiful Ukrainian Easter Eggs, by Luba Perchyshyn]”

  • 2018,  Norman Williams Public Library,  Sustainability,  Sustainable Woodstock

    Weatherize Upper Valley

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    “This winter, Sustainable Woodstock is teaming up with Vital Communities, Efficiency Vermont, and local home energy contractors to help residents save money and stay warm by weatherizing their homes.Through the Weatherize program residents can get a FREE energy assessment/walk through of their homes from a select group of qualified Home Performance with Energy Star contractors. The walk through will let home owners learn about specific ways to make their homes more energy efficient. Contractors will also provide cost estimates. Residents who follow through with the energy upgrades to their homes can receive up to $2,000 in financial incentives from Efficiency Vermont! At the pizza party our local contractors will be available for questions and scheduling home visits.
    What is Weatherize?

    EXPERIENCED Contractors certified by the Building Performance Institute, include Building Energy of White River Junction, Vermont Foam Insulation of Chester, van de Ven Construction of Hartland, Weatherization and Renovation of Montpelier, and Earthshare Construction of Lebanon.

    For more information, contact Zach at 802.457.2911 or zach@sustainablewoodstock.org.
    Tuesday, January 30, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Norman Williams Public Library”

  • Bookstock,  Local Interest,  Norman Williams Public Library,  Reading and Literature

    BOOKSTOCK Philip Baruth

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    “Philip Baruth’s  Senator Leahy: A Life in Scenes takes us deep into the blockbuster life of America’s most senior Senator. [3:00 Saturday, History Center]Having vaulted into the United States Senate at the tender age of 34, Patrick Leahy is now the longest serving member of that institution – just third in line to the Presidency when Democrats hold control.  Baruth focuses on Leahy’s cultivation of a “Top Cop” persona both in the media and at the ballot box, not only in post-Watergate Vermont, but in a post-9/11 America viciously divided between the Red states and the Blue. Philip Baruth is a professor of English at the University of Vermont and served as the majority leader of the Vermont Senate from 2012–2016. An award-winning commentator for Vermont Public Radio, he’s the author of several acclaimed novels, most recently The X President selected as a New York Times Notable Book of 2003; and The Brothers Boswell  a Washington Post Best Book of the Year 2009.”