The First Thursday Book Discussion at the Springfield Town Library will be on October 1 at 7 p.m.
We'll be discussing The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton by Jane Smiley. Copies of the book are available at the library.
On Monday, October 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. will be the first session of a weekly six-session of a community discussion group on food.
The discussion is based on Menu for the Future, an anthology by Vermont Earth Institute. The readings consider food from multiple perspectives - cultural, economic, ecological, health and social - each presenting a different angle on the complex modern food systems that most of us depend on. The course is free; the course books are $25 or may be borrowed. Register and pick up the Menu for the Future at the library by September 28. Read the Session I (10 pages) before the first meeting.
For more information about the course, see www.vtearthinstitute.org/programs/or call the library at 885-3108.