Legal Services Food Hub 10/29

Imagine you’d like to start a local farm. You’ll want land, equipment, seeds, and that special ingredient that few people think about: a lawyer. Surprised? You’re not alone! Few people recognize how necessary lawyers are in building the farms, food businesses, and food cooperatives that make up our local food system. Acquiring land, negotiating agricultural preservation restrictions (APRs), and entering into contracts are all examples of the types of complex transactions where a farmer would benefit from the help of an attorney to ensure terms are clear and enforceable.

Likewise, imagine if your friend wanted to start a hot sauce company using your farm’s chili peppers. She could benefit from a lawyer, too! Her hot sauce company needs to file as a legal entity, register her trademark, negotiate contracts with buyers, and review commercial leases, among other transactions.

But how can lean start-ups and small- to medium-scale farm operations afford to hire a lawyer? Enter the Legal Services Food Hub, a new project of Conservation Law Foundation.

Just as a local food hub serves as a resource for farmers to get their products to consumers, the Legal Services Food Hub is a resource for farmers and food entrepreneurs to get their legal issues in the helpful hands of a lawyer.

The Legal Services Food Hub provides pro bono legal assistance by matching farmers, food entrepreneurs, and related organizations with qualified attorneys.  Come to the Auburn Public Library to learn more about this grassroots legal resource.

Author Visit: Helen Peppe and Chris Lombard

Helen Peppe, author of Pigs Can’t Swim and award winning equine photographer, will present a humorous slideshow on photographing horses.  She will be joined by horseman and author Chris Lombard who will read from his memoir Land of the Horses. Both writers will have their books available for sale and signing. There will be chocolates and cookies as well as door prizes of signed books and horse prints.

Wednesday October 28 at 6:30PM.

Talking to Your Teen 10/20

“Why can’t they be like we were?” Parents of teens ask themselves this and other preposterous questions as they navigate the treacherous waters of parenthood. Truth is, all healthy teens are somewhat temperamental, secretive and obstinate — it’s their job! Join the discussion about the new world of raising teenagers.

Learn more about:  Why it’s normal for teens to act weird; why teens stop talking and what parents can do; how to help teens manage stress and anger; how to communicate constructively with your teen.

Whether you’re currently living with a teen or are about to enter those often challenging parenting years, this workshop — presented by Amy Kimball of Advocates for Children — will be worth your time.  Be sure to join us!

Tuesday October 20 at 3PM.

Corridors of the Night: a William Monk Novel by Anne Perry.

Corridors of the Night: a William Monk Novel by Anne Perry. Nurse Hester Monk and her husband William, Commander of the Thames River Police do battle with two crazed scientists who, in the name of healing, have turned to murder. The Rand brothers, one a doctor, the other a chemist, are ruthlessly chasing the cure for the ”white blood disease.” Hester is tending one of the brothers’ dying patients and inadvertently stumbles upon three weak and terrified children purchased for experimental purposes. Before she can escape Hester is captured and held prisoner while Monk and his friends scour London to release her before time runs out.

Come Rain or Come Shine (A Mitford Novel) by Jan Karon

Come Rain or Come Shine  (A Mitford Novel) by Jan Karon. During ten Mitford novels, readers kept a special place in their hearts for Dooley Kavanagh. Now Father Kavanagh’s adopted son has graduated from vet school and has returned home to open his own animal clinic .Since money is tight, he and Lace Harper decide to keep their wedding simple – pot luck instead of catering, music from an assembly of friends, all in a spruced up barn with a few creatures great and small. This is the story Karon fans have been waiting for.

Race for Paris by Meg Waite Clayton

Race for Paris by Meg Waite Clayton. In this dynamic World War II novel two female American journalists and an Englishman race with the Allied troops to occupied Paris for the scoop of their lives. In Normandy 1944, June, a reporter, and Liv, a photographer, have skirted danger and military regulations to hook up with their guardian angel Fletcher, a British military photographer .  This novel is based on real-life women reporters of the time like Margaret Bourke-White, Lee Miller and Martha Gelhorn.

Pretending to Dance: a novel by Diane Chamberlain

Pretending to Dance: a novel by Diane Chamberlain. Molly Arnette, who has been good at keeping secrets, lives with her husband in San Diego where they hope to adopt a baby. She is terrified that the background check will reveal details of her North Carolina childhood, including the shocking death of her father . Now she tries to make peace with her past but finds she doesn’t know the truth of what happened in her family of pretenders.

House of Thieves: a novel by Charles Belfoure

House of Thieves: a novel by Charles Belfoure.  This new novel by the author of “The Paris Architect” takes the reader to 1886 New York City . Respected architect John Cross finds himself responsible for his son’s huge gambling debt to a notorious gang of thieves and murderers known as Kent’s Gents. All he has to do is pass along his inside knowledge of the city’s museums and mansions to plan robberies that even the smartest detectives can’t solve. He is so adept at this game that he becomes invaluable to the gang and is trapped by his own success.

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