November is Food for Fines Month

When you return your overdue materials, bring canned goods and/or non-perishable items and your fines will be waived.  All items will be donated to the Mascoma Valley Senior Center Food Pantry.

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Please, shelf stable, non-perishable food or nonfood hygiene or cleaning supplies only.

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Announcing our 4th Annual Essay Contest

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This contest is open to all students in the Mascoma Valley Regional School District and all Homeschool Students.  There will be three separate age groups for judging and cash prizes will be awarded.

For: Elementary School, Middle School, and High School Ages Students

When: Essays due by Saturday,  December 13th

Question: What is the future of space exploration?

Submissions in the Middle School and High School categories should be typed and no fewer than 500 words.  Submissions must include your Full Name, Grade Level, Phone Number, and Address.

 

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Kevin Gardner: Discovering New England Stone Walls

Kevin Gardner

Saturday, October 25, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Kevin’s informal talk covers a few of the main topics of his book about New England stone walls, The Granite Kiss (Countryman Press), touching on history, technique, stylistic development, and aesthetics.  He explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to the famous New England landscape.  Other topics may include: differences in approach between historical and contemporary wall-builders, a discussion of restoration tips and techniques, and information about design, acquisition of materials, preservation, and analysis. There is always a generous question-and-answer period, during which listeners are encouraged to bring up specific problems or projects on their own properties.

 

Along the way, Kevin occupies himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket.  He often brings along his collection of books about stonework, and copies of The Granite Kiss will be available for sale.

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