Tuesday, October 17

10E2605: CELEBRATE THOREAU recap

Friends of the Acton Libraries, president Carol D. 

Acton Historical Society, Bill K. 




CELEBRATE THOREAU 2 weeks ago for our local library group was a mini-hit, wish more folk had made it sure... but huge hat tip those that did and came to help - the rest of you missed it! Video above gives a good idea, talk on "Why Read Walden", a vintage roller organ and axe discussion and an oyster shucking demo (not on video).  Good times!




Bolts raffle- look at those prizes...



Thursday, October 5

10E2603: For Your Pocket. Ballast.



Get em for Halloween and end up in your regular wardrobe... With a hop skip and jump from Wrong Side (Texas) have secured a slew of 21x21 bandanas in chivalry navy, or scattered stars. Fun-fact, the V that forms the chevron comes from the word for rafter - that V of beams meeting - with a probable latin derivative from goat (in reference to hind legs) or the French for roe deer (chevreuil) in reference to the V of antlers.  Have a good pile of these - can mail you one of each color for $10.



Wednesday, October 4

10E2602: 16/17 w/ Marcus Kleveland






Via YoBeat.  Clicks and beeps from https://soundcloud.com/kamandi-1/bloosamurai

Friday, September 15

10E2601: CELEBRATE THOREAU - Oct 1

Whether as a proponent of the sharing culture, or homesteader, or woods walker - even as a naturalist, observer and craftsman with the written word, Thoreau is worth another close look if you never really bothered before. Won't firehouse you with quotes here but check this event Oct 1 west of Boston - I am jazzed to be working with the local library group to arrange. If you are reading this then it is def in your wheelhouse. Pure 10engines...  Give them a like and follow on FB to help too - the Friends of Acton Libraries provides support for nine (9!) town and school libraries. Awesome.


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On October 1st, the Friends of the Acton Libraries present CELEBRATE THOREAU. This event to mark the 200th birth-year of Henry David Thoreau will highlight HDT's writings and celebrate outdoor living. There will be a mixture of academic and social activities for heritage fans, and families. This is a free entry event being held at the Gallery at Villageworks (525 Mass Ave, Acton, MA). Doors at 11AM.




Program;
“Why Walden!” - speaker Carol Domblewski, Friends of the Acton Libraries
"Acton In The Time of Thoreau" - speaker Bill Klauer, Acton Historical Society
Oyster Shucking Demonstration led by Twin Seafoods
Axe Sharpening Demonstration
Open Mic' - pick a reading from Cape Cod, Maine Woods, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, or bring a favorite passage.

Activities;
WALDEN The Video Game
Lego 'build a cabin' - deliberately!
Cider donuts and True West beer
Pick-a-prize raffle with gifts from; Huckberry, Randolph Engineering, FIELD NOTES, Bueno Y Sano, Acton Coffee House, Ursa Major VT,  Bobos Mountain Sugar, BERN, Steele Canvas, RMurphy and more.


All attendees will also receive an annotated bibliography of themed reading.

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