Crunchy, Swirling, Golden days

Quick, go to YouTube and look for Beggar’s Velvet, Lady of Autumn or Cheryl Wheeler’s Autumn in New England. Have a listen and you’ll know how I’m feeling about these lovely, fleeting, golden days.

Today has been a busy day at Frost Free. My favorite kind. 9:30 am we read to Mrs. Hoglund’s preschoolers, Owl and the Pussycat by Lear and Galdone as they are exploring nursery rhymes. We left them with 10 new library books to explore for November.

We waved to our local walkers and gathered for 11 am on the terrace. We welcomed Damian Costello, PhD, from Montpelier, VT, to discuss Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer thanks to New Hampshire Humanities Council Perspectives Book Group. This is our 2nd First Friday offering that we were able to enjoy outdoors together. Ask DeDe, Nancy or Miriah what they thought. We’ll take a break for December and read Meredith Hall’s Beneficence to discuss with Alice Fogel, January 6th at 11 am, in the New Year. These daytime discussions, led by talent phenomenally curated by New Hampshire Humanities Council seem to be a balm as we all restore ourselves from the isolation of COVID and the fractiousness of our world. New Hampshire Humanities : Book Groups ( If you are not already on their mailing list, it’s a great way to stay up to date about programs coming to a venue near you.

If you thought our old book return looked good with its sexy new paint job, courtesy of Dave’s Auto you’ll be amazed that Kris Arnold’s finishing touch – just the right lettering – had made it even more impressive. $4-6,000 saved thanks to the talent shared right here in Marlborough. Getting ready for tomorrow’s Hands-on workday to button up for winter with Friends, Trustees & Patrons.