Brownell Library Celebrates
Vermont Farms with Talks by two Addison ---End of Forwarded Message---
County Farm Women
On Wednesday 4 October Millicent Rooney, treasurer of Monument
Dairy, will give a talk at 7 pm at the Brownell Library in Essex
Junction about Monument Farms Dairy's history, hard work and
Daughter of founders Richard & Margery James, Mrs. Rooney knows
hand how her parents wisely bought the farms, the bottling capacity
and have widened their markets over the last 75 years. This will be
unique opportunity to learn of this Weybridge, Vermont, family's
successes and struggles.. Celebrate Vermont's farmers and have some
Monument Farms delicious chocolate milk. "Milly Rooney is a
cousin once removed and Monument Farms milk was always on my
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
the agricultural and family stories of life shared on the dairy
her husband Mike and their three children. Barbara Eastman will give
talk to bring her readers up to date at the Brownell Library 6
Street in Essex Junction at 7 pm on Wedneday, October 11th as part
the Meeks Lecture Series.
"My family and I enjoyed her Journal series in the BFP
and are very curious about how things are doing at the Eastman's.
doing away with the milking parlor simplify life? Will Barbara put
journal together into a book? We are looking forward to hearing
her directly," says Penny Pillsbury Library Director.
Marshall DeLaire's Farm Photographed by MMU students on Exhibit at
Mount Mansfield Union HS Photography students under the tutelage of
Mary Jane Neale traveled to Marshall DeLaire's farm on Silver
in Hinesburg on September 11th to capture photos of the farmstead.
Throughout the month of October, the students' photos of this 150
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.
Contact: Penny Pillsbury 878-6955
Brownell Library 6 Lincoln Street Essex Junction, VT
VERMONT READS 2006 _As Long As There Are Mountains_ & Book
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
Supper and Book Discussion of _As Long As There Are Mountains_,
by Northeast Kingdom author Natalie Kinsey-Warnock. Bring
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
For ALL Ages!
In the book _As Long As There Are Mountains_, thirteen-year-old
loves everything about her family farm in northern Vermont. Unlike
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
college, will her parents have to sell the farm. Can Iris change
minds before she is forced to lose what is most vital to her life.
powerful and beautifully written story of love and determination.
finely crafted novel will stay with readers long after the story
ends." _School Library Journal_ review