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>  Brownell Library Celebrates Vermont Farms with Talks by two Addison
>County Farm Women
>
>On Wednesday 4 October Millicent Rooney, treasurer of Monument Farms
>Dairy, will give a talk at 7 pm at the Brownell Library in Essex
>Junction about Monument Farms Dairy's history, hard work and future.
>Daughter of founders Richard & Margery James, Mrs. Rooney knows first
>hand how her parents wisely bought the farms, the bottling capacity
>and have widened their markets over the last 75 years. This will be a
>unique opportunity to learn of this Weybridge, Vermont, family's dairy
>successes and struggles.. Celebrate Vermont's farmers and have some
>Monument Farms delicious chocolate milk. "Milly Rooney is a first
>cousin once removed and Monument Farms milk was always on my family's
>table," says Penny Pillsbury, library Director
>
>(Meeks Lecture Series)
>
>Barbara Eastman Farm Journey: Where We Are Now
>
>In 2003 Addison farmer/journalist Barbara Eastman wrote a Saturday
>Column Farm Journal in the _Burlington Free Press_. In it she described
>the agricultural and family stories of life shared on the dairy with
>her husband Mike and their three children. Barbara Eastman will give a
>talk to bring her readers up to date at the Brownell Library 6 Lincoln
>Street in Essex Junction at 7 pm on Wedneday, October 11th as part of
>the Meeks Lecture Series.
>
>"My family and I enjoyed her Journal series in the BFP tremendously
>and are very curious about how things are doing at the Eastman's. Did
>doing away with the milking parlor simplify life? Will Barbara put her
>journal together into a book? We are looking forward to hearing from
>her directly," says Penny Pillsbury Library Director.
>
>Marshall DeLaire's Farm Photographed by MMU students on Exhibit at
>Brownell Library
>
>Mount Mansfield Union HS Photography students under the tutelage of
>Mary Jane Neale traveled to Marshall DeLaire's farm on Silver Street
>in Hinesburg on September 11th to capture photos of the farmstead.
>Throughout the month of October, the students' photos of this 150 year
>old plus farm will be on exhibit at the Brownell Library in Essex
>Junction. There will be a reception at 6:30-8 pm at the Library on
>Friday, October 6th. Refreshments will be served.
>
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>Press Release
>
>Contact: Penny Pillsbury 878-6955
>
>Brownell Library 6 Lincoln Street Essex Junction, VT
>
>VERMONT READS 2006 _As Long As There Are Mountains_ & Book Discussion
>Harvest Potluck Supper
>
>
>On Wednesday, October 25 6:15-7:30pm Brownell Library's Kolvoord
>Community Room is the site of the VERMONT READS 2006 Harvest Potluck
>Supper and Book Discussion of _As Long As There Are Mountains_, written
>by Northeast Kingdom author Natalie Kinsey-Warnock.  Bring main
>dishes, salads, breads, desserts, (Penny is baking a pie). Library
>will provide beverages. Copies of book available at the Circulation
>Desk. Author will be speaking at the Richmond Library on November 9th.
>For ALL Ages!
>
>In the book _As Long As There Are Mountains_, thirteen-year-old Iris
>loves everything about her family farm in northern Vermont. Unlike her
>brother Lucien, who can't wait to leave, Iris feels happily rooted.
>Tragedy strikes, a burned down barn and an injured father, Iris's
>world topples. Will her brother have to give up his dreams of going to
>college, will her parents have to sell the farm. Can Iris change their
>minds before she is forced to lose what is most vital to her life. "A
>powerful and beautifully written story of love and determination. This
>finely crafted novel will stay with readers long after the story
>ends."  _School Library Journal_ review
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