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Thursday, May 3, 2007


Last week the Kellogg-Hubbard Library we had a program called, Chernobyl Remembered: Voices of Chernobyl. Maia Failco attended this program with her mother and her mother's partner. Maia shared this poem with me. Out of the mouths of babes......wisdom.

Last Minute Poem for Chernobyl

A battle for nothingness.
Never won and never lost.
So many causes -
dying nuclear power plants,
big factories, hate, war.
And yet, disease is the only one majorly fought.

To those fighting other causes,
I say, “Keep going!”
Thumbs up!

- Maia Fialco, age 8
This poem was written for the 20th anniversary of the nuclear accident at Chernobyl.

New Vermont DVD Review by Claire

Photo by Bryan Pfeiffer, from his website www.wingsphotography.comBryan Pfeiffer hosts a new Vermont DVD called "Birding in Vermont" a year long bird- watching tour, produced by Vermont Public Television . Pfeiffer's enthusiasm for birding is contagious. From the more common birds, Chickadees and Snow Geese to the unusual Bicknell's Thrushes, Pfeiffer explains where birds can be found, how to identify them and why birders can get competitive. He talks about the equipment a birder needs and field guides to use, but he also takes the viewer to some of the special places in Vermont where birds can be found. The scenery is often just as interesting as the birds Pfeiffer is tracking. From Otter Creek and Dead Creek to Herricks Cove and Moose Bog, Pfeiffer travels through out the state in all of Vermont's seasons. This 54 minute DVD can be watched by the entire family. It will give everyone a new appreciation for some of the 300 species of birds that live in Vermont during a year.

Review by Claire, Kellogg-Hubbard Librarian