From the Bent Northrop Memorial Library in Fairfield, VT today on Front Porch Forum…
The Hale Street Gang exhibit will arrive in Fairfield early June. This exhibit features work and portraits of twelve senior citizens who gather once a week to read aloud from their memoirs-in-progress. Their clubhouse is the Greater Randolph Senior Center, an elderly mansion in a neighborhood south of the railroad tracks. Together they weave a “collective memoir” of life in twentieth-century America, with the village of Randolph, Vermont as its nexus.
The Library, Fairfield Center School and the Community Center in East Fairfield aim to bring a Fairfield component to this exhibit. Our hope is that the seniors, seventh graders, and community members will respond to a variety of prompts on Front Porch Forum. Community members are encouraged to respond to a weekly prompt – there are only three, so pay close attention! Your response can be short and sweet or long and thought provoking! There is not right or wrong answer – we just want you to reflect on living in Fairfield. Watch for next week’s first prompt and respond to the forum as a whole or to the library as an individual! Let’s work on creating a “collective memoir” of life in Fairfield!
I look forward to reading submissions!