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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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