NNLM Book Discussion: “How to Eat”

Join us for a discussion of this new book from cookbook guru, Mark Bittman, facilitated by a Registered Dietitian. What is the “best” diet? Do calories matter? And when it comes to protein, fat, and carbs, which ones are good and which are bad? Mark Bittman and health expert David Katz answer all these questions and more in a lively and easy-to-read Q&A format. Inspired by their viral hit article on Grub Street—one of New York magazine’s most popular and most-shared articles—Bittman and Katz share their clear,no-nonsense perspective on food and diet, covering everything from basic nutrients to super foods to fad diets.  Come question the answers and discuss how these ideas fit into your life with Hope Seggelink, Registered Dietitian and Certified Health Coach at UVM Medical Center. Coordinated with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.  Copies of the book available via porch pickup at the Charlotte Library (Chittenden County.)  Please register for Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3ekVZm4

Virtual Visit: “Museum of Everyday Life”

Join curator Clare Dolan for an online tour of this unusual and amazing place, which has as its mission “a heroic, slow-motion cataloguing of the quotidian–a detailed, theatrical expression of gratitude and love for the miniscule and unglamorous experience of daily life in all its forms. We celebrate mundanity, and the mysterious delight embedded in the banal but beloved objects we touch everyday.” A Charlotte Library event (Chittenden County.) Please register in advance at https://bit.ly/3xK1PGn.

Annual Bird Slideshow with Evergreen Erb and Friends

Join us for a presentation on our resident and newly arrived bird species with Evergreen’s very popular slideshow. She pairs photos with the actual bird songs and calls to better familiarize us.  Evergreen’s storytelling about the birds is especially memorable.

Registration required — please click here to register: https://forms.gle/t9ez14cP8kZZauFm9

This program uses the application Zoom. A Deborah Rawson Memorial Library Event (Jericho, Chittenden County)  co-sponsored with the Jericho Underhill Land Trust (JULT). Emails used to register for this program will be shared with JULT for the purpose of coordinating this program.

Got Bats? Bat Monitoring with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department 

Got Bats? Bat Monitoring with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department  (vtfishandwildlife.com)

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department needs your help monitoring summer bat activity around the state to help them make informed decisions about the welfare and long-term conservation of these important mammals.

Alyssa Bennett, the Small Mammals Biologist for the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, will share with us her knowledge and lots of great photos of the bats of Vermont and how you can help monitor their populations as a citizen scientist!

Registration information can be sent to: youth@charlottepubliclibraryorg or info@charlottepubliclibrary.org. A Charlotte Public Library event. (Chittenden County.)

Film Discussion: Priced Out

Film Discussion: Priced Out

Facilitated by Jessica Hyman, Fair Housing Project, CVOEO with Introduction by Lydia Clemmons, Clemmons Family Farm

Thursday, April 22

7 pm – 8 pm

Lydia Clemmons of the Clemmons Family Farm, one of the few African-American-owned farms in Vermont, starts us off with an update on the farm and strategies the family is using to hold onto the farm even as property taxes rise and pressure mounts to sell.  Jessica Hyman then facilitates a discussion of the documentary Priced Out: Portland’s History of Segregation and Redlining. Please consider watching  Priced Out (1 hr.) and Out of the Ashes, Born Again (6 min.) prior to the discussion.  Both are available free on YouTube. Registration information is available at CharlottePublicLibrary.org

This event is part of April Fair Housing Month in collaboration with the Clemmons Family Farm, Fair Housing Project of CVOEO, and Pierson Library. A Charlotte Public Library event. (Chittenden County.)

The Watershed with UVM Extension Service and the Lake Champlain Sea Grant

The Watershed with UVM Extension Service and the Lake Champlain Sea Grant (www.uvm.edu/seagrant/home)
The Lake Champlain Sea Grant develops and shares science-based knowledge to benefit the Lake Champlain basin. Join Ashley Eaton, a scientist from the University of Vermont Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory to talk about the health of Lake Champlain, cyanobacteria blooms,  invasive species and the Charlotte shoreline.

Registration information can be sent to: youth@charlottepubliclibraryorg or info@charlottepubliclibrary.org. A Charlotte Public Library event. (Chittenden County.)

Vermont Center for Ecostudies Introduces Family Science Opportunities around Vermont

The Vermont Center for Ecostudies (vtecostudies.org) unites people and science for conservation projects around Vermont. Join Outreach Naturalist, Julia Pupko, as she introduces us to several exciting studies in Vermont including the Vermont Lady Beetle Atlas, the Vermont Bee Atlas, Birder Broker (emphasis on birders), the Vernal Pool Atlas, Mountain BirdWatch, the Forest Bird Monitoring Program and the Eastern Meadowlark Blitz.

Julia connects with Vermonters interested in contributing to various community science projects, with a specific focus on the use of iNaturalist, Vermont eBird, and eButterfly, she will provide a brief overview of each program.

Registration information can be sent to: youth@charlottepubliclibraryorg or info@charlottepubliclibrary.org. A Charlotte Public Library event. (Chittenden County.)

Vermont Humanities Council presents: Daisy Turner’s Kin

Vermont folklorist Jane Beck shares the story of the Turner family, a multigenerational saga spanning two centuries, played out across three continents. The saga was related to Jane Beck by Daisy Turner, who had listened to her father, Alec Turner, recount stories of the family past.

Her captivating narrative covers the early 19th century British-African trade, shipwreck, birth of a biracial child, slave trading, enslavement, plantation life, escape, Civil War, moving north, battling racism, buying land and settling on a hilltop in Vermont that became a family center.

Daisy also shared her own life story, a powerful and rare account of the African American experience in New England from the 1880s forward.

About the presenter: Jane Beck founded the Vermont Folklife Center in 1983 and served as its executive director until 2007. During that time, she traveled the back roads of Vermont recording oral interviews of every day Vermonters, and produced a variety of media productions, exhibitions, and publications.

In retirement, she has completed a book, Daisy Turner’s Kin, an African American Family Saga, based on sixty interviews with the daughter of slaves.

This program is presented in partnership with the Vermont Humanities Council as part of their Speakers Bureau. (Chittenden County.)

For more information and to register to attend, go to https://www.drml.org/event/vermont-humanities-council-presents-daisy-turners-kin/?instance_id=3937