The Warren Public Library (WPL) and Joslin Memorial Library (Waitsfield) are joining together for our VT Humanities Council sponsored Winter-2010 Book Reading/Discussion Series about Samuel de Champlain and our regional history.  When Cultures Meet: First Contact Between Natives and Europeans in “New France” and the Lake Champlain Basin currently have all books available at both libraries.  VT Humanities Council scholars and series participants will meet on the following Thursdays at 9:30AM:

  –  Thurs., Jan. 21 at Joslin: “The Black Robe” by Brian Moore;

  –  Thurs., Feb. 11 at WPL: “New Worlds For All” by Colin Calloway;

  –  Thurs., Mar 11 at Joslin: “White Devil” by Stephen Brumwell: and

  –  Thurs., Apr. 15 at WPL: “Changes in the Land” by Wm. Cronon.

All sessions (4) are free and open to the public.  Call Joslin Memorial (496-4205) or the WPL (496-3913) for details.


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Radio Program – December 4, 2009 – Investigators in Fiction – Sue Hansen and Nancy Stevens

Kinsey Milhone series by Sue Grafton

Precious Ramotswe series by Alexander McCall Smith

Paul Madriani series by Steve Martini

Phryne Fisher series by Kerry Greenwood

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Radio Program – November 20, 2009 – Health Care – Barbara Elsbeth

The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care by T.R. Reid (New Non-Fiction362.10973)

Health care meltdown : confronting the myths and fixing our failing system by Robert H. LeBow (362.1)

Caring for Our Own: A Portrait of Community Health Care edited by George Bellerose (362.12)

One Nation Uninsured: Why the U.S. Has No National Health Insurance by Jill Quadagno (362.1)

The Sec ret History of the War on Cancer by Devra Davis (362.196)

Long-Term Care: How to Plan & Pay for it by Joseph L. Matthews (362)

You Staying Young: The Owner’s Manual for Extending Your Warranty by Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz (613.2)

Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-Being by Andrew Weil

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Radio Program – November 6, 2009 – New Magazines – with Fran Plewak

Countryside & Small Stock Journal

The Economist

Living Crafts

Psychology Today

Real Simple

This Old House

U.S. News & World Report




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Holiday Craft Workshop

The Mad River Valley community is invited to attend our Holiday Craft Workshop on Saturday, November 14, at the Warren Public Library from 10AM-Noon.  Carol Collins will lead this educational and fun workshop for both individuals and families.  Stiff-necked garlic stalks will be turned into practical dusters, with a handle for hanging, and magic wands for the younger set.  Materials will be supplied, but crafters can bring some colorful fabric, yarns, thread, string, beads, sequins, Elmers glue and scissors.  Please call the Warren Library ( 496-3913) or Gail Hietzker (583-1935) for suggested reservations.  All library events are free and the public is welcome.  Light refreshments will be served.

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Radio Program – October 30, 2009 – Carol Collins – Crafts for Children

Living Crafts Magazine


A Child’s Garden: 60 Ideas to Make any Garden Come Alive for Children by Molly Dannenmaier (Parenting 712)

Roots Shoots Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children by Sharon Lovejoy (Parenting 635)

Garden Crafts for Kids: 50 Great Reasons to Get Your Hands Dirty by Diane Rhoades


The Fannie Farmer Junior Cookbook by Joan Scobey (Parenting 641.5)


Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kite: 21 Timeless Skills Every Child Should Know (and any parent can teach!) by Jeffrey Lee (Parenting 790.1 )


Traditional Wooden Toys by Cyril Hobbins (Parenting 745.592)

Start Babies with handmade stuff:

The Baby Craft Book: 200 Easy-to-Make Projects (Parenting 745.5)

Lots of Fun stuff:

Ecoart: Earth-Friendly Art & Craft Experiences for 3 to 9 year-olds by Laurie Carlson (Parenting 745.5)

Creative Family Projects, Games & Activities: Exciting and Practical Activities You Can Do Together by Cynthia MacGregor (Parenting 790.1)

Let’s Make a Kite! by Jack Stokes  (Parenting 745.59)

Year-Round Crafts for Kids by Barbara L. Dondiego (Parenting 745.5)

Make Your Own Performing Puppets by Teddy Cameron Long

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Radio Program – October 23, 2009 – Ellen & Leon Bruno – The Home Front and the Japanese Internment

No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin (920 G – below biographies)

Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt by H.W. Brands (Biographies)

The Tuskegee Airmen: They Fought Two Wars–One Against the Nazis Abroad. One Against Racism at Home. (DVD T)

Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany: June 7, 1944 – May 7, 1945 by Stephen E. Ambrose. (940.54 A)

The War in the Pacific: From Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay by Harry A. Gailey (940.54 G)

Life World War 2: History’s Greatest Conflict in Pictures. (940.53 S)

The American Heritage Picture History of World War II by C.L. Sulzberger (940.540022 S)

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