Music Together with Ellen Leonard from All Together Now Wednesday May 15 at 10:45 a.m. (after Story Time at 10 a.m. and snack at 10:30 a.m.)
Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age 7—and the grownups who love them. Music Together classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical. All children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning. Admission is Free
Sounds Good: Music Themed Movies Third Wednesday of the Month at 7 p.m.
May 15 - AKA Doc Pomus (1995)What do Dion & the Belmont's hit, "A teenager In Love;" Bob Dylan's rocker "Boogie Woogie Country Girl;" Andy Williams' "Can't Get Used to Losing You;" "Up on the Roof" and "This Magic Moment" by the Drifters; "Suspicion" (and "Viva Las Vegas," "Little Sister" and "I Feel Like I've Known You Forever") performed by Elvis Presley; Joe Turner's "Chains of Love;" Ray Charles' "(There Is Always) One More Time;" B.B. King's signature song "There Must Be a Better World Somewhere;" Jimmy Scott's "Someone to Watch Over Me;" and the Drifters' "Save the Last Dance for Me" all have in common? All these songs and an unbelievably rich additional catalog of hits were all written by one man - Jerome Felder. Born into a Jewish family in Brooklyn and disabled by childhood polio, Felder idolised soul music and r&b and re-invented himself as Doc Pomus, becoming one of the most influential song writers for black and white singers over two decades. He mentored and sheltered other writers and his admirers include Lou Reed (who narrates this documentary) as well as Dr. John, Joe Turner, Joan Osburne, Shawn Colvin and Ben E. King, all of whom appear in the film. "aka Doc Pomus" is directed by Emmy and Peabody Award winning director Peter Miller.
Spring Bird Walk with Bob Popp, Taber & Alexander Allison Saturday, May 18 (Rain Date Sunday, May 19) at the Stranahan Forest 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
We will meet at the Stranahan Forest parking lot at the beginning of Thompson Road (right off of Hollister Hill Road). Co-sponsored by the Stranahan Forest Stewardship Committee, the Marshfield Conservation Commission and the Jaquith Public Library.
Showing Up For Racial Justice: Living Room Conversations About Racism 4th Wednesdays of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Central Vermont Showing Up for Racial Justice hosts conversations at the library about racial justice and what YOU can do to be part of ending racism in our communities. Four conversations, on the fourth Wednesday of the month through April, will offer information, reflection, and conversation as we learn together how we can all show up for racial justice. Each conversation is a stand alone. Come to one, or all! All welcome, free and open to the public. May 22 - Ending White Supremacy in our Hearts, Minds, and Community Finishing out the series, this conversation will expand our understandingof whiteness, and offer reflection on unlearning the lies of white supremacy.
Handwork Circle Weekly on Mondays at 6:30 pm
Bring with you what you are working on: knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, felting, sewing, hooking, embroidery, darning, quilting, etc. and visit with your friends and neighbors. Share handwork skills, ideas, advice and relax.
Second Floor Gallery Show Artist Merry Schmidt I enjoy painting as the mood and inspiration strike me, but it is especially rewarding when I can put some time in each day. Nearly every time I look out my kitchen window, I can imagine a painting. And each time I put brush to paper is an opportunity for discovery and a chance to really see my subject. Since the natural world in general and Vermont in particular offer beauty at every turn, I will never run out of subject matter. “I would like viewers to connect with scenes that are at the heart of life in Vermont and hold a feeling of 'home,’ or which capture a moment to relate to.”
Story Time and Playgroup Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Join Sylvia Smith for story time, and follow up with playgroup with facilitator, Erin Barry. For children birth to age six and their grown-ups. We follow the Twinfield Union School calendar and do not hold the program the days Twinfield is closed.
Monthly Book Group for Adults 4th Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. Join us for the Jaquith book group. For copies of the book, please stop by the library. New members are always welcome, and it’s only one hour a month! September 24 - Sing, Unburied, Singby Jesmyn Ward October 22 - Homegoing byYaa Gyasi November 26 - Killers of the Flower MoonbyDavid Grann December- No book group January 28 - The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson February 25 - The Wind in My HairbyMasih Alinejad March 25 - Asymmetryby Lisa Halliday April 22 - The Resurrection of Joan Ashbyby Cherise Wolas May 20 - In the Time of the Butterfliesby Julia Alvarez
Jaquith Library Board of Trustees Meetings 2nd Mondays, 7:00 p.m. in the library meeting room. All members of the public are welcome to attend. Hap Hayward History Center Open during regular library hours. Enjoy Marshfield's very own history room. Photos and displays of local artifacts. A collaboration between the Marshfield Historical Society and Jaquith Public Library.