Thursday, March 31, 2011

Movie on Saturday

Saturday April 2 at 4:00pm, the Worthington Library will host the movie, The World According to Monsanto. This is a movie which investigates the many questions surrounding genetically modified foods and seeds and their ubiquitous but unrecognized presence in our lives. Following the film, there will be a question and answer session by Ed Stockman of Plainfield.

This program is part of our study of The Omnivore's Dilemma and is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


The Worthington Library would like to invite you to join us for a celebration of MAPLE DAY. We encourage you to enjoy yourself at our local sugar houses on Saturday March 26. The sugar houses are listed below with their hours of operation. Tell them the library sent you!

High Hopes Farm Sugar House

Karen and Brian Rowe

11232 Huntington Road

413 238 5919

Sat and Sun: 7:00AM – 2:00PM

Justamere Tree Farm

JP and Marion Welch

Patterson Road

413 238 5902

The Red Bucket Sugar Shack

LeAnn and Jeff Mason

584 KinneBrook Road

413 238 7710

Sat: 8:00AM – 2:00PM

Sun: 8:00AM – 3:00PM

Snowshoe Farm

David Gage and Paul Sena

151 Buffington Hill Road

413 238 5922

OPEN HOUSE: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Free hot dogs and 2 new maple soda flavors

Windy Hill

Jerry Mollison

Sam Hill Road

413 238 5378

Sat and Sun: 8:00AM – 3:00PM

Call for extended hours

After you have eaten your fill of delicious pancakes and local maple syrup, head for the Cummington Community House where Sarah Stockwell-Arthen is presenting the Earth Hour Concert beginning with a Kid’s Dance at 5:00pm, a potluck at 6:00pm and Sarah’s concert at 7:30. Lights go out for an hour at 8:30 to celebrate Earth Hour around the world – bring a candle in a jar! If you have been attending the Library’s events related to Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma, you know how wonderful a performer she is!

On Sunday, March 27 at 2 PM, a video titled "KARIN AND BOB COOK: SURVIVING

INDEPENDENTLY IN A MODERN WORLD" will be shown publicly for the first time

at the Worthington Historical Society. This tribute to the Cooks is part of the WHS's

ongoing oral history project. It was created by Helen and Ed Pelletier of Berkshire Hills

Productions, and includes interviews by Kate Ewald and Pat Kennedy. The project was

funded, in part, through a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

The video is about an hour long, two parts, and focuses on the story of the Cooks' arrival

in Worthington in the early 1970s and their decision to live off the land as simply as

possible. They describe their maple syrup business, their wreath making and wood

harvesting ventures, raising their kids off the grid with almost no modern conveniences

(they powered their single lamp at night with a car battery) and Karin's life as an artist.

Join us during this weekend to celebrate local sustainability. We’ll see you there!