Wednesday, January 22
In her timely new book, Teresa M. Mares explores the intersections of structural vulnerability and food insecurity experienced by migrant farmworkers in the northeastern borderlands of the United States. Through ethnographic portraits of Latinx farmworkers who labor in Vermont’s dairy industry, Mares powerfully illuminates the complex and resilient ways workers sustain themselves and their families while also serving as the backbone of the state’s agricultural economy. In doing so, Life on the Other Border exposes how broader movements for food justice and labor rights play out in the agricultural sector, and powerfully points to the misaligned agriculture and immigration policies impacting our food system today.
Wednesday, January 29
Authors Liz Thompson, Eric Sorenson, and Bob Zaino will present a fascinating slideshow about Vermont’s natural communities in celebration of the new edition of their book, “Wetland, Woodland, Wildland: A Guide to the Natural Communities of Vermont.”
Books will be for sale after the program, and the authors will be available to sign them. Liz Thompson is Director of Conservation Science at Vermont Land Trust; Eric Sorenson is Natural Community Ecologist for Vermont Fish & Wildlife; and Bob Zaino is State Lands Ecologist for VT Fish & Wildlife.
This event is co-sponsored by the Vermont Land Trust.
Free; wheelchair accessible; all welcome.
Friday, February 14
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, February 15
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mark your calendar for our annual book sale with tons of books at great prices! There will also be live music and a raffle.
The library is accepting donations of clean, unmarked books through Friday, February 7; please bring to the circulation desk for review.
Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success. Please consider signing up to help at Sign Up Genius or contact Mary Keller-Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hosted by the Friends of Richmond Free Library; proceeds fund special acquisitions and programs.
During the months of January and February we are showing the photography of Jake Levison. Jake has been a lifelong photographer. The photos in this exhibit represent his appreciation for jazz musicians and their music, animals and flowers of this area, and other characters that he has encountered along the way. He always carries a camera with him. “You never know…” Jake has lived in Richmond for 35 years, so far. (Some of his wonderful photos are available for sale — inquire if you’re interested.)