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Friends of the Stowe Free Library Focus on: In Our Own Backyard



September 20, 2018

Join the Friends of the Stowe Free Library at 7pm for a discussion with Vermont Author Robin MacArthur.  Robin is the author of Half Wild and Heart Spring Mountain.  Robin is also the editor of Contemporary Vermont Fiction: An Anthology, one-half of the indie folk duo Red Heart the Ticker, and the recipient of two Creation Grants from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

The Library has Robin's novels in circulation.  Read one or both and come hear her speak!

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

Join the Friends of the Stowe Free Library at 7pm for garden designer and author Gordon Haywood.  Gordon will be discussing The Inevitable Garden.  An Inevitable Garden is a garden with a soul, with clarity, varied emotions and an unself-conscious design – that is, a feeling of inevitability.  

This lecture gathers around photographs of fine European and American architecture, gardens and their makers. It also includes lessons learned from magnificent farms, vineyards and cattle ranches across Europe and America as far west as Hawaii.

Gordon has a successful garden design business, Haywood Gardens, in Putney, Vermont.  He has written 11 books on garden design, was a contributor to Horticultural Magazine for 25 years, was a contributing editor at Fine Gardening Magazine for six years, and is a contributing editor at the newly revamped Organic Gardening Magazine. Gordon is a popular nationwide speaker on garden design.

November 8, 2018

Join the Friends of the Stowe Free Library at 7pm for Stowe Free Library Director Cindy Weber talk about her experiences while on a business trip with her husband, Ted Weber, President of Bolton Furniture in Morrisville, overseas. While Ted evaluated furniture prototypes Cindy engaged with the locals in the manufacturing plant.   They both enjoyed the diverse cultures of India, China and Vietnam and are looking forward to sharing their experiences.


 The Friends of Stowe Free Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, supporting library resources, activities and programs. For information visit

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