April brings us Earth Day and some informative and inspiring documentaries.

The Power of One Voice: A 50-Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson (2014)

Saturday, April 21, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Presented by the Norfolk Conservation Commission in recognition of Earth Day, this film examines the life of Rachel Carson and the profound implications of her environmental work.

 

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)

Thursday, April 26, 7:00 – 8:45 pm

Eleven years after former Vice-President Al Gore’s Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, the causes and effects of climate change are no longer mere projections. While some people have been harder hit than others, few of us are totally untouched. Gore’s sequel is filled with footage from climate-related disasters, but as a work of advocacy, pivots away from its disaster reel toward effective solutions.

 

Field Trip to Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA

Friday, May 18, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The summer estate of Daniel Chester French (1850-1931), sculptor of Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial, is one of the hidden gems of the Berkshires. Our visit will include a 10:00 a.m. tour of the nine-bedroom residence and French’s newly rehabilitated studio, showcasing the important works that evoke the breadth and scope of his career. There are formal and woodland walks throughout this 122-acre estate with contemporary sculpture and stunning views of Monument Mountain. Please meet at the Library at 9:00 a.m. to carpool to the estate or meet us there at 10:00 a.m. The Library will cover the cost of admission. Bring a picnic lunch! Please call the Library for further details and to sign up. 860-542-5075