FREE TALK BY ROGER HILL:
1816 - THE YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER
Join us for a presentation by our favorite local weatherman, Roger Hill on April 6, 2017 at 7pm. Snow in June, freezing temperatures in July, a killer frost in August: "The most gloomy and extraordinary weather ever seen," according to one Vermont farmer. Two centuries ago, 1816 became the year without a summer for millions of people in parts of North America and Europe, leading to failed crops and near-famine conditions. In addition to food shortages, the natural climate change caused disease outbreaks, widespread migration of people looking for a better home and religious revivals as people tried to make sense of it all.
What led up to this major event? Could it happen again?
Since witnessing the power of a Yellowstone thunderstorm as a kid, Roger has been awed and amazed by the weather. He learned his trade in the Army in Hawaii and has worked for the National Weather Service in Los Angeles, Montana, Cape Hatteras and Burlington, Vermont. Since 2000, Roger has been forecasting the weather for the listeners of Radio Vermont (WDEV) as well as through his website, “Weathering Heights”.
DON'T FORGET THE FRIENDS OF THE STOWE FREE LIBRARY ONGOING INSIDE BOOK SALE!
Did you know that in addition to the annual summer book sale the Friends of the Stowe Free Library has an ongoing book sale that runs year round inside the Library? Cookbooks, large "coffee table" books, bestsellers and DVDs are available for all ages. The sale is located next to the library circulation desk and books may be purchased during regular library hours. Hardcover books are $2.00 and paperback books and DVD's are $1.00. All proceeds support the library as well as children and adult programs!
2017 BOOK SALE DONATIONS NEEDED!
The Friends are continuing to collect books for the ongoing inside book sale as well as the annual summer book sale starting July 6, 2017. Bring clean, gently used book donations to the rear door of the library and down the stairs immediately to the right. CDs and DVDs are also accepted.
Encyclopedias, Reader's Digest Condensed books, textbooks, magazines, videos and cassette tapes are not accepted. These can be donated at the recycling center at the town transfer station.
All proceeds from the book sales are used for increased children and adult programs and other library services.
JOIN THE FRIENDS OF STOWE FREE LIBRARY
The purposed of the Friends of Stowe Free Library is to foster close relationships between Stowe Free Library and the Stowe community by developing human and financial resources, sponsoring activities and programs, and promoting knowledge of Library resources. Membership starts at $10 for an individual and is $25 for a family. Donations are tax deductible. Volunteers are always welcome! Link to .pdf form below or stop by the Library for more information.
About the Friends of the Stowe Free Library
The Friends of Stowe Free Library is a non-profit organization with the mission to help support the collections and programs of the Stowe Free Library. In particular, the mission of the Friends is to foster close relations between the Stowe Free Library and the Stowe community by developing human and financial resources, sponsoring activities and programs, and promoting knowledge of Library resources.
Since its inception in the spring of 2006, the Friends of the Library have provided much support to the Library, including::
- Continued the successful summer book sale and added an ongoing book sale inside the Library
- Provided the Library’s subscription to BookPage, the popular monthly book review magazine, free to our patrons
- Provided area Museum and attraction passes, offering free or reduced admission to many sites
- Continued to support In Our Own Backyard: Meet the Author series
- Provided funds for the purchase of the library's DVD collection and e-book subscription for children
- Expanded the Library’s children’s programming including supporting a summer intern to help with the children's programs
- Raised significant funds through the Book sale and other special events for general library use
- Co-sponsored the Stowe Performing Arts gazebo Concert series held on the library lawn each summer
Contact the Friends at [email protected] for information on becoming a Friend, or download and fill out and mail in an application.
Access Friends of the Libarary meeting minutes here.