Manchester Community Library
On Tuesday, May 8, at 1 p.m., Manchester Community Library (MCL) will screen a 1962 musical starring Shirley Jones and Robert Preston. ‘Professor’ Harold Hill comes to River City, Iowa, with a plan to scam the town by selling them musical instruments that don’t exist. His plan is foiled when he falls for the town librarian. The film screening is free and open to the public and is part of the Library’s Classic Film series. Running time is 150 minutes.
Join climate specialist Edward Cameron in recognition of Mother’s Day at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, to press for progress on women’s empowerment and climate change. MCL’s free, ‘Voices of Community’ pop-up program, rescheduled from March 5, will address how women are disproportionately affected by climate change. They are more likely to be exposed to climate events such as hurricanes and floods; more likely to lose their homes, livelihoods and even lives; and have fewer resources to cope and recover. Women are also powerful agents of change within their households and communities with the potential to lead the transition to a low carbon, climate-resilient and inclusive economy. Cameron designs climate strategies for multinational companies and advises governments around the world on the development of climate policies.
MCL is located at 138 Cemetery Avenue in Manchester Center. For further details, call 802-362-2607.
Martha Canfield Library
Needle felting is a fiber art that is fun and relaxing. Learn all about it with with Nique Fiegel at Martha Canfield Library on Saturday, May 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, and try your hand at making an owl with wool in a program suitable for ages eight to adult. Sign up by calling the Library at 802-375-6153
At 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, space historian and Arlington resident Andrew Chaikin will answer your questions about space, share his experiences interviewing astronauts from the Apollo moon missions, and talk about his own participation in space missions to explore Mars and Pluto. His talk is free and open to the public. For more information, visit marthacanfieldlibrary.org.
The Pember Library & Museum
The Pember Library and Museum will feature the work of photographer Andrew Williams on Friday, May 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. “I enjoy photographing nature, such as waterfalls, trees and flowers,” explains Williams, a Granville native, “but I’m also drawn to capturing portraits of people, family and events. Photography comes down to seeing new perspectives, and while I’m part of the process of creating an image, the really interesting aspect is in letting the image create itself.” His work will remain on display through May. Admission is free to this First Friday event. Jeff Anderson and Tom Behan of the High Peaks Bluegrass Band will be performing bluegrass, gospel and old-time classics. The Pember is located at 33 West Main Street in Granville, N.Y. Call 518-642-2525 to learn more.