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Board of Trustees Meeting Mintues for March 2, 2018

Stowe Free Library Board of Trustees March 2, 2018 Present: D. Witmer, C. Maison Kastner, B. Fox, C. Lusk, D. Bryan, D. Johannessen, K. Kaufman, C. Weber (Director), R. Ziegel (Friends) Call to Order: 8:02am Minutes: Stand as read Friends’ Report: The Friends have formed a committee to keep the Thursday night series In Our Own Backyard going. The speakers for the annual meeting May 10th will be Biddle Duke & Stuart Stevens. The Friends are starting to prepare for July book fair. Treasurers’ Report: The Operating Account is at $28,500. The Development Account is at $27,800. The Library has received a bequest of $5,000. Cindy would like

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Coming Soon: The Cougar Returns to the East

We are excited to have Susan C. Morse at the library for a discussion on the return of the Cougar: "There is no question about it. Cougars are not only being seen in eastern North America, some are attempting to recolonize their former habitats. Where once it was flatly dismissed as impossibility in the so-called “developed” east, scientists have now documented cougar dispersals and even occupancy of a growing list of eastern states and provinces. Join us for a magnificently illustrated introduction to cougar biology and ecology in the broad diversity of habitats where Sue has studied them, from Alberta

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April Book Club - The Rules of Magic

Another interesting discussion took place on Wednesday, February 28th at the book club meeting at the Stowe Free Library.  The book under discussion was “The Power” by Naomi Alderman.  This book won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.  The premise of the book is that women (teenage girls really) start to have power; electrical skills that can be used to fight back against abuse – physical, mental and emotional.  After years of being thought of as the “weaker” gender, girls are fighting back.  The story follows several girls who team together as well as one man trying to document the

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