WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
May 7 @ 8:00 am - May 15 @ 8:00 am
After a successful viewing of the striking film “Picture a Scientist” the library will be showing another documentary from the same film company, RoCo Films. This time the film is Seeding Change, the Power of Conscious Commerce which will be released on Earth Day, April 21. This powerful and persuasive film discusses the worldwide condition of hunger, climate change, and the need for changes in agriculture and consumerism. Basically, the film shows that the most important environmental step we can take on a daily basis is to buy responsibly, that everyone should consider their buying habits an environmental act. In the end, the film’s message is hopeful because it shows that we can all make a difference by encouraging sustainable agriculture and fair trade around the globe. Twenty years ago, a young group of social entrepreneurs joined a movement to change the world through the pursuit of an alternative economic model and practice of conscious commerce. Seeding Change is about “triple bottom line” businesses that consider the social, environmental and financial impacts of their companies and address some of today’s most challenging issues. This documentary, which has won numerous awards at festivals world-wide, empowers viewers to be part of the solution by voting with their dollars and supporting the brands and products that align with their values. As part of the film’s mission, it states “We know that we, as consumers, have the power. When we buy from and support companies and products that align with our values then we are voting for that type of business to thrive. Conversely, the opposite can be true as well –when we purchase from companies that don’t support that idea, we are voting for them to continue their ways too.” Like the previous leasing arrangement the library had with RoCo Films, the approximately one hour-long film will be available to the library’s people to view on their own at home anytime over the course of a weekend. The chosen time is very soon after the film’s release and will be noon Friday May 7 through noon on Monday May 10. To be allowed to log onto the film site, people should email the library at firstname.lastname@example.org and request access to Seeding Change. Librarians will return email with the login credentials the day the screening begins. People with questions are encouraged to call the library at (508) 548-8961.The library will hold their annual Spring Plant Sale this year on Saturday, May 15, from 9 to noon on the library lawn at 581 Woods Hole Road. As usual, all the plants come from members’ gardens and are donated to the sale, which is a fund-raiser for the library. Usually an assortment of divided perennials and shrubs is available, as well as starter vegetables and flowers. House plants as well as tubers, corms, and bulbs are part of the mix. Local gardeners always flock to the sale to find plants that are particularly well suited to the conditions here. People are still welcome to donate plants up until the afternoon of Friday, May 14. Plants can be dropped off at the library courtyard. Composted soil and pots and labels are available in the courtyard for people who still need to dig up their plants and pot them up, and label them for the sale. The library will be observing all CDC practices: masks must be worn, shoppers will be requested to keep a distance from each other, and shopper numbers will be limited if need be. Information is available at the library’s website: woodsholepubliclibrary.org or by calling the library between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at (508) 548-8961.