HASTON FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAM SERIES

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

REWILDING THE WORLD: EXPLORING WILDLIFE AND CONSERVATION

All events will be at the Library, unless otherwise noted. All programs are free.

Rewilding the World: Dispatches from the Conservation Revolution by Caroline Fraser may be checked out at the Library, or purchased at the author’s presentation.

 

Thurs., Oct. 6, 7:00 pm Rewilding the World with Caroline Fraser: Slide Show and Book Signing. Meet the author and hear about her global travels to report on the inspiring work of large-scale trans-border conservation projects.

Sun., Oct. 16, 1:00–4:00 pm Fieldtrip: Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA Guided Tour of the Forest and the Fisher Museum  featuring its 23 world-famous dioramas, which trace the history of central Massachusetts forests from 1700 to the present. Space is limited; sign up at the Library to reserve a spot.  Click here for directions

Sat., Oct. 22, 1:00–3:00 pm Fieldtrip: Rewilding in the Hardwick Hills. “Gentle hike” through two East Quabbin Land Trust  habitat restorations that are bringing back wildlife, with botanist Caren Caljouw.  Click here for photos of the early successional habitat restoration  and  removing invasive speciesClick here for directions. 

Tues, Oct 25, 7:00 pm Community Book Discussion of Caroline Fraser’s Rewilding the World. Everyone is welcome to attend! Refreshments will be served.

Wed., Nov. 9, 7:00 pm Restoring Habitats for Endangered Species in Massachusetts, with Tom French, Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program for the Mass. Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Sat., Nov 12, 7:00 pm East Quabbin Concert Honoring the Land: Singer/songwriter Sarah Stockwell-Arthen performs on behalf of the East Quabbin Land Trust.

Thurs., Nov. 3, 7:00 pm Rewilding Massachusetts Rivers: How River Restorations Bring Back Fish and Wildlife, with Beth Lambert, Manager of the River Restoration Program for the Mass. Division of Ecological Restoration.  (Program rescheduled from its original date because of the Oct. 29th snowstorm aftermath)

 Click here for photos of the Ballou Project, Becket, MA

 

Children’s Programs

Wed., Oct. 12, 2:30 pm Rewilding Crafts with Lynne Losurdo, for children K-6. Space is limited; sign up in advance with Children’s Librarian Rosemary Mackenzie.

Wed., Oct. 19, 2:30 pm Wild Tales: A Screech Owl Comes to the Library! Mass Audubon Traveling Ark program for pre-school children. Space is limited; sign up with Children’s Librarian Rosemary Mackenzie.

Wed., Oct. 19, 3:30 pm Connected Creatures: Mice and a Screech Owl Visit the Library! Mass Audubon Traveling Ark program for children K-5. Space is limited; sign up with Children’s Librarian Rosemary Mackenzie.