Saturday, January 4, 2020

PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Notice: The library is open today! 

Thursday, Jan. 16, 7- 8 p.m. “Wilmot Geology: Rocks, Sand, and Landforms” Is it really the Granite State? Or is it just a gneiss place to live? Take a deep dive into Wilmot's past with geologist Bill Chaisson, Ph.D., to find out what these rocks and soils are and how they got here. Bill will describe the rock formations underneath and around Wilmot. As a youth, Chaisson spent summers in Danbury and was later inspired by the colorful and varied rock formations of New Hampshire to study the deep past, as expressed in rock formations, sand and mud. Learn the names of the odd rocks in your yard and discover the secrets of rocky New England in this workshop! At left: The Kinsman granodiorite, the igneous rock that underlies most of Wilmot. The large white rectangles are megacrysts of orthoclase feldspar.



Thursday, January 23 at 7 p.m. "Composting saves $$$$."

Nancy Schlosser, Master Gardener and member of the Wilmot Garden Club, will give a talk on how to compost at home and save dollars by not putting food scraps in the trash. Nancy is a member of the Waste Reduction committee for the Town of Wilmot. This program is part of an effort to reduce costs for the Town by encouraging people to recycle food scraps and produce less waste.

FEBRUARY
Saturday, Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. author and activist Meg Hurley, with her dog Dori, (right) will visit to talk about their book “The Dog Who Ate the Vegetable Garden and Helped Save the Planet.” Written in the first person by Dori, this book explores a young Boxer’s feelings about the vegan lifestyle, her owner’s “diatribes” on saving the planet, and compassion for all living beings.



Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m., author Sally Cragin will give a workshop on Interpreting the Tarot cards (left). Learn about the Renaissance origins of the Tarot deck, the meaning of the four suits, and the Major Arcana. Snow date for this workshop is Feb. 29.