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A Week at the Library! Diverse Programming Offers Unique Opportunities

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Thursday March 27, 2014

Book Sale Saturday

Saturday, March 29, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

Faith United Methodist Church at 899 Dorset Street. Fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, children’s books, CDs and DVDs will be for sale. Please join the Friends to help support the South Burlington Community Library to provide high quality programs and services for adults and children.

Irish Concert Sunday

Sunday, March 30th at 2:00 p.m.
Aoife Clancy Performs at Sunday Afternoon Concert

Aoife Clancy (pronounced “Eefa”) brings a refreshing new voice to folk music, one that ranges from traditional Irish songs to ballads and contemporary folk. Aoife comes from the small town of Carrick-on-Suir, in Co Tipperary, Ireland, where her musical career began at an early age. Her father Bobby Clancy of the legendary Clancy Brothers, placed a guitar in her hands at age ten, and by age fourteen, she was playing with her father in nearby pubs. Now with seven recordings under her belt in the last decade, Aoife has clearly established herself as one of the Divas of Irish and contemporary Folk Music Join us for a wonderful concert that will appeal to all ages.

Japan Monday

Monday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m.
Armchair Travel Series: Off to Japan

Experience Japan through fascinating presentations on Japanese attractions, traditional arts and crafts, and aspects of Japanese culture both traditional and modern.  Students from South Burlington High School’s sister school in Japan, Futaba High School, along with SBHS students who are currently studying Japanese, will share their insights and experiences with our community. SBHS has been offering Japanese language and culture courses for more than a decade and our students have often enjoyed sharing their projects with local elementary and middle-school classes.  Now they are looking forward to extending this experience to the Armchair Travel Series.  Call 652-7080 for more information.

Food Tuesdays

Tuesday, April 1, 5 -7 p.m.
Food Revolution Series: Growing Your Own Food 

Today’s lawns use too much too many chemicals for growing and too much gasoline for mowing.  A rising movement is that of homeowners surrounding their homes with fruit and nut trees and bushes, herbs, and vegetables. Come to the South Burlington library’s Food Revolution to learn how you might change your lawn into a food producing, attractive, flowering space.  Learn about sheet mulching, permaculture design, and healing your soil; learn about plants that attract the helpful insects, plants that mine minerals from your soil, and plants that like to live together.  There will also be a sharing of our useful garden experiences, whether pleasing or painful.

Brain Health Wednesday

Wednesday, April 2,  5:30 p.m.
Healthy Body Healthy Brain

Aging Gracefully 101Making it Happen: Healthy Body, Healthy Brain - Nancy Somers, back by popular demand, is returning with her new presentation, Aging Gracefully 101.  She will be sharing the latest research on brain health, and what it takes to maintain high-level health and well-being.  Nancy’s presentation style is enlightening, entertaining, and joyous. Explore ways to eliminate senior moments, achieve emotional balance, spark your creativity, and add zest to every area of your life. Since 1974, Somers has been a respected teacher and lecturer featured on radio, television, and in print media. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity for those who wish to remain to create a small group for personal change, accountability, and self-actualization.