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Thursday, January 12th Events

Daisy Bates: First Lady Of Little Rock

Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Brattleboro Museum, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, VT (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Older crowd

As a black woman who was a feminist before the term was invented, Daisy Bates refused to accept her assigned place in society. Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock tells the story of her life and public support of nine black students who registered to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, which culminated in a constitutional crisis — pitting a president against a governor and a community against itself.

Genealogy Workshop 

Time: 10:00 AM-Noon
Place: Look at website for more info

The Walpole Historical Society will sponsor another free Genealogy Workshop on Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 10-12 noon.  Leaders Jeanne and Peter Jeffries have pursued genealogy for over 30 years and welcome beginners as well as experienced persons.  Hints regarding research sources will be shared.  Call for reservation at 603 756 2933.  More information can be found on the Walpole Historical Society website:

Delicious Doughnut Craft 

Time: 4:00 PM
Place: Jaffrey Public Library, Jaffrey, NH (about 17 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: 3+

It's an edible craft story program for ages 3 and up, with some fun doughnut stories and a doughnut snowperson craft to go with them.
Registration is required. Call the children's room: 603-532-7301

The Quest for the Eastern Cougar: Extinction or Survival? 

Time: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Place: Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro, VT (about 19 miles from Keene)
Price: Free
Ages: Older crowd

Join author Robert Tougias for a booktalk and discussion of The Quest For The Eastern Cougar: Extinction Or Survival? on Thursday, January 12, at 4 PM, in the Library's Meeting Room.

Is There This Beast In Our Midst? What is it about cougars? Why does this phantom of the eastern woods stimulate such passion among so many people? For decades wildlife biologists have been telling us that they do not exist east of the Mississippi and yet each year there are hundreds of people claiming to have seen one. Is there any truth to these claims, or are they misidentifications, wishful thinking or tall tales? Nature writer Robert Tougias journeys deep into the world of the cougar and into the reasoning of those that believe they exist and those that do not.

The Quest For The Eastern Cougar: Extinction or Survival? is an informative voice of reason that quiets the confusion regarding the powerful predator. It tells us about the cat's historic demise and alleged modern human encounters. The scientific explanations as to why one ought to believe or dismiss the cougar's presence are unraveled. It discusses the ultimate question: whether or not cougars have survived in the East or have already left us. 

What's special about today?
The first public museum in the U.S. was established in Charleston, S.C., 1773
John Hancock's birthday, 1737
Jack London's birthday, 1876

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