Hey, kids, do you like bugs? Would you like to find out what kinds of bugs live near you? Here's a great way to build a bug trap from the Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee:
From the website of the VT Historical Society:
"Are you curious about learning your family's history but don't know where to begin? Join our virtual Summer Genealogy Workshop Series and learn the basics you need to kickstart your research! Attendees can complete individual workshops or the entire series. Each workshop is 90 minutes on Zoom. Limited online consultations appointments will be offered following each class.
Free for VHS and VT Genealogy Library Members. $10/session or $25/series for non-members.
July 11: "Using DNA for Genealogy" with Ed McGuire
DNA testing is a valuable tool for investigating your family history when combined with genealogical research. In this session you will learn about available DNA tests including the companies that provide them and associated costs. Ed will also discuss privacy issues, ethical considerations, and what to avoid.
Ed McGuire is a frequent speaker on genealogy research, DNA testing, and Irish family history at the Vermont Genealogy Library. His personal interests include his family's New England, New York, and Quebec roots as well as Irish, English, French, and German ancestry.
These workshops are provided at low rates thanks to the support of a generous donor whose passion for genealogy spans over 35 years. "
From the Vermont Historical Society's website:
"Celebrate July Third at the Vermont History Museum. Bring your artwork from home or make a creation on-site inspired by the question "what is your hope for the future?" Artwork will be displayed on the front porch. Museum admission is free.
Visitor guidelines and requirements are made in conjunction with mandates and recommendations from the State of Vermont and are subject to change. Thank you for your understanding."
"Make Music VT is going virtual this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Make Music VT is part of Make Music Day, the worldwide music celebration held each June 21, the summer solstice. Typically featuring free outdoor concerts, performances, music lessons jam sessions and other musical events on streets, sidewalks, parks and public spaces in Vermont and across the U.S., this year’s Make Music Day will take a virtual approach to encourage all people, of all musical abilities, to celebrate the joy of making music."
Here's the link to the website to learn more:
"This year Chandler Center for the Arts is offering 17 different in-person camps for kids and teens to learn Acting, Dance, Choreography, Filmmaking, Animation, and so much more!"
Here is the link to the website to find out more, including information about scholarships:
Attention, 2020 High School Graduates!
From the Vermont Community Foundation and the McClure Foundation:
"As school districts across the state say good-bye to the Vermont high school class of 2020, the McClure Foundation today announced a graduation gift for every member of that class. Every graduating senior, no matter their circumstances, will be eligible for a free course of their choosing at the Community College of Vermont (CCV) this fall."
For more information and the link to register:
"Amid escalating clashes between protesters and police, discussing race—from the inequity embedded in American institutions to the United States’ long, painful history of anti-black violence—is an essential step in sparking meaningful societal change. To support those struggling to begin these difficult conversations, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture recently launched a “Talking About Race” portal featuring “tools and guidance” for educators, parents, caregivers and other people committed to equity."
Here is the link:
Coming this month to your Library: "Imagine Your Story" Summer Reading Program! This summer is all about fairy tales--reading them, writing them, sharing them, and making cool stuff to imagine your own story! This program will, of course, look different than previous years, out of concern for the well-being of all of us. Maya the Librarian will read fairy tales each week on video. Families who register will receive instructions on how to safely pick up supplies and directions for fun crafts and activities, reading journals to decorate, fairy tales from our collection, info about Zoom gatherings for all the summer readers, AND details on some fun surprises! (Would you like to see the Librarian get SOAKED??? Sign up to learn how you can help make that happen!)
There is room in the program for 10 children, so sign up right away! Email Maya at firstname.lastname@example.org or call during regular hours. Free. For ages up to 12.
Check out Come Alive Outside whose mission is to “get people off the couch and back outside.” They offer several programs such as the 100 miles in 100 days, or the children’s passport that allows elementary students to earn points for outdoor activities. Supported by the Vermont Department of Health.
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