Film & Discussion: The Global Concussion Crisis

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
7:00 pm, Community Room

Join us for a screening of Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis (75 minutes) and discussion. Athletes from the professional to the youth levels share their personal struggles in dealing with the devastating and long-term effects of concussions. The film contrasts eye-opening evidence on head trauma from the nation’s leading medical experts with first-hand accounts from athletes, coaches, and parents. Discussion of recent research will follow the film. Free and open to the public. Please contact organizer Peter Duval ( or 802-540-5133) for more information.

Learn more and view the trailer.

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Conserving Vermont’s Forest Birds: Keeping Common Birds Common

Wednesday, September 27, 6:30 pm
Community Room

Vermont’s forests provide nesting habitat for a remarkably diverse group of migratory songbirds, but many of these birds are at risk because of habitat loss, climate change, and other threats. Steve Hagenbuch, a conservation biologist at Audubon Vermont, has worked closely with landowners, foresters, and municipalities to promote forest management practices that result in high-quality nesting habitat. Join us to learn more about bird species of conservation priority and this innovative program to help protect them.

Presented by the Green Mountain Audubon Society. Free and open to the public.

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Read to a Dog

Tippy Helps Young Readers Gain Confidence!

From 3-4 pm on the second Tuesday of each month, the Richmond Free Library will add Tippy the dog to its staff. Tippy specializes in early literacy by encouraging young readers to read out loud to an audience of one (Tippy!). In her role as therapy dog, Tippy lends an adoring and uncritical ear to any reader of any story. Children in grades kindergarten through fourth grade can sign up for a private, ten-minute slot with Tippy–or just drop in. To sign up call 434-3036 or email

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Drag Queen Story Hour

Saturday, September 23
12:30 pm

Stories followed by Q & A. Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children and families. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood. Kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish. Emoji Nightmare and Nikki Champagne, two of Vermont’s favorite drag queens, will delight audience members of all ages as they share stories focused on individuality, activism, gender, creativity, expression, and social responsibility. More info on the Facebook event page or for more on DQSH, visit

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