ZOOM Family Storytime

Tuesdays, March 9 through April 20, 2021       10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Virtual programming

Ages 3 and up, younger siblings welcome.

Our family storytimes are for the entire family to enjoy. We begin every session with a welcoming routine. We follow that with a simple story targeted primarily to the younger siblings in the group (but still plenty of fun for the older ones!).

After that, we'll move on to stories that require a little more focus. If your youngest children are getting 'antsy' at that point, you are welcome to bring them out to play in another room (or simply check that the 'mute' button is on)---making sure to come back to join us for the concluding routines and craft at the end of each program.

Make sure to include your email address in the registration. Check your inbox on the morning of the program for your Zoom invitation! (the same invitation link will work for all 6 meetings in this session)

ZOOM The Call of Kiliminjaro

Wednesday, April 21, 2021    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Virtual programming

Get ready to climb 19,341 feet to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro – one of the famed Seven Summits. Based on his memoir, The Call of Kilimanjaro, author, adventurer, and TV host Jeff Belanger takes you on a breathtaking multimedia journey of Tanzania that’s spiritual, motivational, and uplifting.

Presenter Jeff Belanger is a storyteller, adventurer, journalist, and one of the most visible explorers of the unexplained today. The author of over a dozen books published in six languages, he is also the Emmy-nominated host, writer, and producer of the PBS and Amazon Prime series New England Legends and the weekly New England Legends podcast. He’s been a guest on hundreds of television and radio networks and programs, including History, Travel Channel, Biography Channel, PBS, CBS Sunday Morning, NPR, BBC, and Coast to Coast AM.

 

*Please register with a valid email address to ensure that you receive login information.*

ZOOM A Mindful Experience of Poetry Writing

Wednesday, April 28, 2021     7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Virtual programming

This 90-minute interactive presentation focuses on using mindful writing techniques to write poems. We'll begin with an overview of the basic concepts of mindful writing, including impermanence, preconceptions about writing ability, inner voice, and audience proximity. With a more mindful approach to the writing moment, every moment can become a prolific moment. We'll discuss how we can reduce writing worry that come from future- or past-oriented mindless thinking.  Participants will leave the session with a new poem started.

Facilitator Alexandria Peary (MFA, MFA, PhD) is Poet Laureate of New Hampshire. She is the recipient of a 2020 Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship and author of seven books, most recently The Water Draft, Prolific Moment: Theory and Practice of Mindfulness for Writing, and the anthology COVID Spring: Granite State Pandemic Poems. More information about her initiatives as state poet laureate can be found at her blog (New Hampshire Poet Laureate) and on Twitter @NHPoetLaureate.

ZOOM Gardens of Cornwall and Devon

Monday, May 3, 2021     7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Virtual programming

Warmed by the Gulf Stream, the magical gardens in Cornwall and Devon are home to some of  the most exciting, rare, and beautiful plants in the British Isles. Enjoy an armchair tour of twelve historically  and horticulturally important gardens of this region, from the tropical Abbey Gardens of Tresco to the mystical  Lost Gardens of Heligan and the futuristic biomes of the Eden Project.

Presenter Jana Milbocker is a garden designer, speaker, and author. She combines horticulture, design, and  travel tips to educate, inspire and delight both new and seasoned gardeners. Jana loves to visit gardens and  historic sites in the U.S. and abroad, and share her trips through her books, photos and blog. She published The  Garden Tourist: 120 Destination Gardens and Nurseries in the Northeast in 2018, and The Garden Tourist’s  New England in 2020. She has lectured at flower shows in Mass., Conn., Maine, New York and New Jersey, as  well as a multitude of horticultural societies, garden clubs, and libraries in the Northeast. She is owner of  Enchanted Gardens, a landscape design firm in the Boston area. (EnchantedGardensDesign.com.) She is past  president of the Holliston Garden Club, and active in the Garden Club Federation of Mass., Massachusetts  Horticultural Society, and GardenComm International.

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