Wild Nature Speaker Series: Born to Rewild

john-davis-1Born to Rewild–East and West
with John Davis
Sunday, December 2, 4:00 pm
Community Room

Outdoor adventurer and conservationist John Davis will show Born to Rewild, a short film about his amazing 5,000-mile, human-powered (bike, hike, horseback and paddle) exploration of the Western Wildway, and talk about what he discovered and how the lessons of that trek apply to the East. John set out on this epic conservation adventure from Mexico to British Columbia to experience the land as wildlife experience it and found a landscape that is fraught with barriers, but which is also being miraculously stitched back together. John will also talk about his 7,600-mile trek on foot, bicycle, and boat through the proposed Eastern Wildway, and highlight some rewilding opportunities for our region–in particular, the need to restore catamounts. Formerly a resident of Huntington, VT, now living across the lake in the Adirondack Park, John Davis is the editor of the website Rewilding Earth and the author of Split Rock Wildway: Scouting the Adirondack Park’s Most Diverse Wildlife Corridor.

The Wild Nature Speaker Series takes place at the library on the first Sunday of the month at 4:00 pm in November, December, January, and February.

Save the date for future programs:
From Camels Hump to Patagonia: Who Saved the Parks Beloved by Millions? with Tom Butler, Sunday, January 6
The Real Eastern Coyote with Chris Schadler, Sunday, February 3

Events are free and wheelchair accessible.
Light refreshments will be served.
Programs made possible with support from the Eddy Foundation.

Download a poster here.

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November Art & Display Case

IMG_0622William Stelzer (1903-2003) was a self-taught inventor, designer, and artist. Born in Switzerland, Stelzer came to the United States in 1923 at age 20. Without formal training, he decided to become an engineer and eventually held over 220 patents in his name; the power brake was his most important invention.

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Stelzer enjoyed gardening, fishing, and painting. His lively, colorful work is surrealistic and sometimes abstract. Stelzer’s art was included in several shows during his lifetime and his paintings are now shared among his children and grandchildren. His paintings are on display in the library through the month of November.

William Stelzer is the grandfather of Jennifer Esser, who works here at the Richmond Library.

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Richmond Playgroup Halloween Costume Parade. Cute!

On Wednesday, October 31, after songs and stories, all the pumpkins, chickens, race car drivers, lions, bumble bees, princesses and dragons paraded through the library, down the sidewalk and through the post office, town office and school offices before returning to the library for playtime and cider. This short video, capturing the fun, was created by Mt. Mansfield Community TV.

 

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Wild Nature Speaker Series: Celebrating Our Ancient Forests

Join us at the library on the first Sunday of the month at 4:00 pm in November, December, January, and February for a series of speakers who will talk about the natural world and inspire us to enjoy and protect it.

Celebrating Our Ancient Forests Through Words and Action
with Joan Maloof
Sunday, November 4, 4:00 pm
Community Room

As someone who has probably visited more US old-growth forests than anyone alive today, Joan Maloof will discuss what remains of these never-logged forests and what makes them so special–including the latest scientific findings. She’ll also tell us about the successful expansion of the Old-Growth Forest Network, an organization she founded to ensure that each county in the US will preserve at least one forest open to the public. In addition, Maloof will discuss her writing process and how each of her books was ‘born.’ Maloof, a Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University in Maryland, is the author of four books about forests: Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest; Among the Ancients: Adventures in the Eastern Old-Growth Forests; Nature’s Temples: The Complex World of Old-Growth Forests; and The Living Forest: A Visual Journey into the Heart of the Forest. Please join us for this discussion of special forests and how they might be saved for the next generation.

Save the date for future programs:
Born to Rewild–East and West with John Davis, Sunday, December 2
From Camels Hump to Patagonia: Who Saved the Parks Beloved by Millions? with Tom Butler, Sunday, January 6
The Real Eastern Coyote with Chris Schadler, Sunday, February 3

Events are free and wheelchair accessible.
Light refreshments will be served.
Programs made possible with support from the Eddy Foundation.

Download a poster here.

Posted in Library Services