PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA
Jackson Public Library Board of Trustees
Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 4:00 PM
*Jackson Town Offices
Contact (603) 383-3100 for Further Information
1. Approval of minutes from previous meeting
o Library Director (including status of pandemic service plan and modifications
required, if any)
3. New Business
o 2022 Budget
4. Non-Public Session pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II-a for discussions of employee
5. Next Meeting - Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 4:00 pm
How I have missed sunny afternoons at the Library with a project in my lap and chatting in the air. I am so pleased to feel safe trying again. Let’s start up Crafternoons. On the third Wednesday of each month, bring along your mask and any portable project you’re working on and spend some time with other local makers.
All who are comfortably masked and distanced are welcome.
We had a terrific discussion last night in Jackson about Dead by Dawn as well as a brainstorming session about our favorite book series. I thought it would be fun to extend that to offering all our participating libraries readers the chance to participate. I hope that by our big event on October 28th, we’ll have a good list of local favorites!
Banjos, Bones, andBallads features traditional songs, rich in local history and a sense of place, present the latest news from the distant past. They help us to interpret present-day life with an understanding of the working people who built our country. Tavern songs, banjo tunes, 18th century New England hymns, sailor songs, and humorous stories about traditional singers and their songs highlight this informative program by Jeff Warner.
Local author Olga Morrill defines what is fact and what is fiction in The Vagabond Trilogy, an historical fiction series that is currently in the works. Two of the three books are now published. Join the discussion! This event is sponsored by the Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth, the Conway Public Library, The Pope Memorial Library in North Conway, the Madison Public Library, and the Jackson Public Library.
We will begin with Black Elk's Great Vision and his struggle to discern his calling during the events of the Great Sioux War. During his long life, Black Elk lived out his vision in three overlapping roles: as a traditional healer, a Catholic teacher, and a revivalist of Indigenous traditions. In the midst of great tragedy, Black Elk wove these three strands into one beautiful life exemplifying survival, hope, and reconciliation.
We will discuss the relevance of Black Elk's legacy for broader questions of Abenaki survival in Northern New England, hope in the face of global environmental problems, and reconciliation in the midst of growing political and religious sectarianism. This talk is based on extensive historical research, extended residency in Indian Country, and continuing conversation with Lakota elders.
This program is for anyone interested in learning about chess including kids, parents, and teachers. If you are a complete beginner or haven't played in a long time and need a refresher, this would be a great place to start. You'll learn about the fundamentals of chess (the chess board, pieces, and setup), the rules, some basic strategies, and how to improve your chess skills going forward.
After investing some time troubleshooting for and communicating with the team at the Museum of Bad Art, our libraries have decided to cancel the formally postponed event Living in Tough Times: From Having a Bad Day to Dystopian Apocalypse.
It was lovely to see so many familiar Jackson faces on the Zoom meeting even if I was melting into the floorboards. I know we were all looking forward to a belly laugh so please accept apologies from all parties. We are working on other awesome programs throughout the spring.