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"A Man Apart - Bill Coperthwaite’s Radical Experiment in Living"

                                                             Please join us on Thursday May 4, 2017 at 4pm for the Friends of the Stowe Free Library Annual Meeting with guest speakers Peter Forbes and Helen Whybrow.  Forbes and Whybrow are authors of "A Man Apart -  Bill Coperthwaite’s Radical Experiment in Living." Who have the people been in your life that have opened new doors for you, exposed you to new worlds, changed your assumptions, encouraged you to stretch and grow? Who have been

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Board of Trustee Meeting Minutes for March 3, 2017


Present: Charlie Lusk, Chair, D. Bryan, B. Fox, D. Johannesen, C.M. Kastner, Darla Witmer, Cindy Weber, Director, Ronna Ziegel (Friends)

Absent: K. Kaufman

Call to Order: 8 a.m.

Minutes: February Minutes approved and stand as read.

Treasurer's Report: As of February 28, 2017, there is $25,981 in the Operating Account. The Development Account has $17,792, including $1,745 in donation made in memory of Pete Smith.

The Friends of the Library Report: Friends' President Ronna Ziegel reported that the Friends are in a good financial state.  She announced the next two In Your Own Backyard programs: March 16 with Reidun Nuquist speaking about The Ladies of the Green Mountain Club;  April 6 with meteorologist, Roger Hill.  The Friends Annual Meeting is scheduled for May 4 at 4p.m. with a speaker to be announced.

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"1816 - The Year Without A Summer" with WDEV's Roger Hill

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...

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