If I knew you were coming, I’d have baked a cake. Why wait for company to bake a cake? Bake one just for the fun of it. Come in to the Fairview Public Library in Margaretville and check-out a cake pan. Really check it out: take it home, bake a cake, wash the pan and return it. Take home a Raggedy Ann cake pan. Or a star or a frog or a teddy bear cake pan. Susan Carver, the library director at Fairview Public Library, got the idea from reading a biography of a cat - named Dewey - that lived in a library in Iowa. Besides having a mascot, this library had cake pans available for circulation. "What a great idea!", she thought. Hence, the collection was started from a butterfly cake pan that Susan donated. The butterfly begot others, which begot others. At this point, the Fairview Public Library has a total of ten specialty cake pans. Anyone with a Four County Library System card can borrow a pan for three weeks. To learn more about the cake pan library, or to donate specialty cake pans to the library, contact Fairview at 845-586-3791 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Fairview Public Library is located at 43 Walnut Street in Margaretville. It is open, Tuesday, 11 am – 5 pm, Wednesday, 11 am – 7 pm, Thursday 11 am – 5 pm, Friday 11 am – 5 pm, and Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm.
Post Carbon Institute Executive Director Asher Miller and Transition Movement Founder (and PCI Fellow) Rob Hopkins have released a provocative new paper making a convincing case for why the environmental community must embrace post-growth economics and community resilience in their efforts to address the climate crisis. Miller and Hopkins discuss the "New Normals" we face regarding our energy sources, our climate, and our economy, and explain how local community resilience efforts can be a key part of our response to these realities. Check out the report here.