Throughout the year the library offers programs and events such as:
Story Hour every Thursday at 10am for toddlers and preschoolers
Book Club for adults
Exploration Station science activities for children pre-k–3rd grade
Art in the Library exhibitions and receptions
Foreign language discussion groups
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In this richly layered book, Didi Pershouse takes us on a fast-moving, sharp-witted journey through her own life: from growing up with the neurosurgeon who accidentally discovered the seat of memory in the brain, to working in a smoke-filled office at New York magazine, to her career as an innovative acupuncturist in Vermont, and on to a passion for close-knit communities, grazing cows, and soil restoration as solutions to much of what ails us. Along the way, she unfolds a surprising new take on the story of our time: how the germ theory of disease joined with a profit-based economy, and unwittingly led to a “sterilization” of medicine, agriculture, and even our social lives. This 150-year detour has brought about the near destruction of our climate as well as a great forgetting of the power of connection. By documenting a scientific understanding of the intelligence of the whole, Pershouse nudges us awake with a hopeful view and shows us how to reclaim the rich, “fertile” lives we are meant for.
Visit www.didipershouse.com for more information!
Cover image: Mikayla Christie (grade 10) series of three paintings
In a February 21 ceremony at the Vermont State House the Royalton Memorial Library received a fiscal year 2017 Vermont Arts Council grant in support of the library's renovation and expansion project. To date the library has raised more than half of its $700,000 project fundraising goal.
Pictured (left to right): Sen. Alison Clarkson, Sen. Dick McCormack, Arts Council executive director Alex Aldrich, Royalton library trustee Cynthia Dalrymple, Royalton library director Greg Tisher, Royalton library trustee Theresa Manning, and Sen. Alice W. Nitka. Rep. David Ainsworth was also in attendance.