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.
A book review by Madeline Soucie
Cynthia’s school has a new librarian and her best friend, Annie, has fallen in love with him. Understandable given his good looks and how he is youngish and very friendly. Plus he’s making Annie a library monitor.
But Cynthia can tell from the beginning something isn’t right about Mr. Gabriel. Could it be his literally memorizing black eyes (creepy), the bad feeling she has about him, or maybe those horns and wings he was sporting when no one was looking. Yeah the new librarian is definitely a demon.
Now on top of being the tech director of the school musical, Sweeney Todd, and not being a fool in front of her crush (who is by the way the only other person who knows Mr. Gabriel is a demon), Cyn must find a way to step up and destroy Mr. Gabriel and save her best friend before he can suck the life out of the entire school.
Find it in APL TEEN Fiction YA FIC Knudsen, M.
Take advantage of this free meditation class to help rejuvenate your mind and body after a busy week. This program takes place on the second floor in the local history room.
Saturdays at 11AM.
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.
Do you like bugs? Want to learn more about them? Join local bug enthusiast, Jon Wallace, and learn about the different bugs he raises and exibits. This program is best suited to children in grades 3 and up. Please call the library to register at 333-6640 ext. 3 or register online. We hope you will join us.
“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.
A book review by Faith Thompson
Meg’s father has been missing for years. Too many. And he’s not even on this planet. He’s somewhere deep in the reaches of space. Meg is ready to go find him.
With the help of three mysterious old ladies, her genius four-year-old brother Charles Wallace, and her new friend Calvin, Meg tessers into the unknown to save her dad. She discovers strengths that she didn’t know she had, and that even weaknesses can be used for good. She is the only one who can get them home in one piece and there is only one weapon that can save them. But she doesn’t know what it is!
Find it in APL TEEN Fiction YA Large Type L’Engle, M.
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. 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. 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.