Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Next Adult Program

Bumble Bees Natural History and Conservation

Did you know that nearly 300 species of bees are native to the Upper Valley?  These animals are not maintained by farmers, yet they provide the majority of pollination service to wild and cultivated plants, and are thus critical to human and ecosystem health.  Like managed honey bees, some wild species ~ in particular bumble bees ~ are now in a worrying state of decline. 

Please join us on Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30 pm as Leif Richardson, a PhD student at Dartmouth College, discusses the natural history and ecological roles of bumble bees in northeastern North America, including threats to their persistence and conservation measures to address population declines. 

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Next Adult Program

Secrets to Getting Published

Gain an insider’s view of book publishing with literary agent Jan Kardys at the Springfield Town Library on Thursday, April 11th at 6:30 pm.  Having worked for Scholastic, Macmillan, Warner Books and Google, Jan is in a unique position to teach aspiring authors what they need to know about getting published. Jan will discuss writing a manuscript, finding the right literary agent, submission guidelines, the correct format for your manuscript, learning to work with all departments within a publishing company, negotiating a publishing agreement, marketing and a host of other topics.  Please join us !