Cat Brennan is our Artist of the Month
Over two years ago, spurred on by the nascent Sustainable Tamworth Group, the library put the word out to the community for help with assembling a collection on Sustainability. This concept of a special collection on a topic of common interest, temporarily assembled by the community and for the community is a great way to share ideas and galvanize community action. Since that shared collection was housed in the library, the farmer’s market was initiated, the Tamworth Energy Committee was formed, and Sustainable Tamworth is still alive and well and busy.

As part of his graduate study, Steve Fairlamb has created a survey about Sustainability in Tamworth, please take the time to fill it out online. He has also placed flyers at the library, so come on in to pick one up.

Even though the “people’s” sustainability collection has moved from the library to the Other Store, and is still available to the community, the library has continued to buy books on ecology, green investing, farming, sustainable development, and environmental education. We have books for children and middle readers as well as adults. I list a few of the many below.

For Juveniles:
Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai

If the world were a village : a book about the world’s people

What stinks?

Listen to the wind : the story of Dr. Greg and Three cups of tea

A handful of dirt

Brother eagle, sister sky : a message from Chief Seattle

For Adults:
Reading the forested landscape : a natural history of New England

The outside story : local writers explore the nature of Vermont and New Hampshire

Natural Communities of New Hampshire

Communities & consequences : the unbalancing of New Hampshire’s human ecology, and what we can do about it

Noah’s garden : restoring the ecology of our own back yards

The whale and the supercomputer : on the northern front of climate change

Getting a grip : clarity, creativity, and courage in a world gone mad by Frances Moore Lappé

And don’t forget that we have the fabulous BBC documentary TV program, Planet Earth, on DVD

Sustainable Tamworth