Otter Creek Audubon Society Cabin Fever Talk

Crows and Ravens
Thursday, January 8, 7 p.m.
Bridget Butler
They’re considered harbingers of evil by some, and for others are an endless curiosity. Join Bird Diva Bridget Butler as she pulls back the shroud on these birds known as corvids. Find out how intelligent crows really are, the difference between crows and ravens, and their complex social structure. Learn how you can help unravel the mystery of “murders” of crows that form in the winter by participating in the Crows In Vermont project. Sponsored by the Otter Creek Audubon Society. READ MORE

Author Talk: Michael Katz

Crime and Punishment:
A New Translation

Michael Katz
Tuesday, January 23, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Michael Katz (Cornwall) has just published an all-new translation of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s classic Russian “detective novel,” Crime and Punishment (Norton, November 2017). Come hear him talk about his work on this project and read a short sample of his new translation. Ilsley Library will sponsor a book reading and discussion group on the novel led by Michael Katz beginning in March, 2018. Details will be announced. READ MORE

Author Talk: Amy Trubek on Making Modern Meals

Making Modern Meals
Amy Trubek
Thursday, January 18 at 7 p.m.

In her new book, Making Modern Meals, UVM professor Amy Trubek explores the state of American cooking over the past century and across all its varied practices, whether cooking is considered a chore, a craft, or a creative process. Trubek challenges current assumptions about who cooks, who doesn’t, and what this means for culture, cuisine, and health. She locates, identifies, and discusses the myriad ways Americans cook in the modern age, and in doing so, argues that changes in making our meals—from shopping to cooking to dining—have created new cooks, new cooking categories, and new culinary challenges. READ MORE