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Posted by on 28 October 2013 in News

 

This week at the library — August 31, 2014

September 1, Labor Day, Library Closed

September 1, 7pm, Board Meeting – Meetings are open to the public.

September 5, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

September 6, 9am – noon, Puzzling Day – Calling all jigsaw puzzlers! Help uFirstPuzzles put together Peacham jigsaw puzzles, all 23 of them! Drop in for a few minutes or the whole morning. Puzzles will be out throughout the month and Monday evenings, too, for you to work on.  The first one is out near the desk now.  But be warned, this one is only 300 pieces — we have several with 1000 or more!

September 6, International Observe the Moon Night — Peacham Library, Peacham Elementary School, Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Association and Peacham Fire District #1 will combine to present an evening of astronomy related to the moon.  The evening starts at 6 with the Annual PFD#1 Picnic — bring meat the grill and a dish to share, PFD#1 will provide the charcoal, drinks and dessert.  After supper it will be time for moon activities and opportunities to observe the moon using a variety of scopes and binoculars.

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September 8, 15, 22 and 29, 6 – 8pm, Puzzling Evenings – Calling all jigsaw puzzlers! Help us put together Peacham jigsaw puzzles, all 23 of them! Drop in for a few minutes or the evening.

September 8, 6:30pm, Peacham Knitters – Bring your knitting or other handwork for an evening of creativity and chatting. New knitters are welcome to come for help and encouragement.

September 9, 11:30am, Library Card Sign-up at Peacham Elementary School — September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, so we’ll be at the elementary school to sign-up all the students so they’ll be able to use the library – for school, after school, and online

September 11, 7pm, The Battle of Plattsburgh – Ron Crisman will present, on the bicentennial of the event, a brief history of the battle and the role of The Eagle in the battle that ended the final invasion of the northern states during the War of 1812. A model of The Eagle and other information on the battle are on display at the library through September.

September 12, 9:00 am, Preschool Story Time stories and crafts for the young and their caregivers.

September 13, 1pm, Herb Club at the Community Garden at the St. Johnsbury Hospital – Join us for an herbal garden tour and Town Forest herb walk with herbalist, Lorraine. Rain Date September 20th.

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It is National Library Card Sign-up Month.  Stop by to sign-up for a library card, or update your current record.  Everyone who signs up will receive a raffle ticket making you eligible for our raffle at the end of the month.  The prizes include books, food, and more!

The Summer Reading Chart is almost full — well done!  The final tally for the three months of summer:
Fiction – Adults: 216, Children: 263Bulletin_140901Non-Fiction – Adults: 32, Children: 26
Totals – Adults: 248, Children 289

Just for fun, we’ll put up another chart soon to see whether our reading is different during the rest of the year!

 

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This week at the library — August 24, 2014

August 25, 5:15pm, Friends of Peacham Library — The Friends organize events and fundraisers in support of the library with funds raised used to support book purchases and programs.  Please consider joining the Friends and helping in their efforts.

August 25, 6:30pm, Peacham Knitters – Bring your knitting or other handwork for an evening of creativity and chatting. New knitters are welcome to come for help and encouragement.

August 26, 7:00pm, Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie — Part Six – People’s Power, tackles contemporary tensions over energy, independence, the environment and the state’s future.

August 29, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

Looking Ahead

September 1, Labor Day, Library Closed

September 1, 7pm, Board Meeting – Meetings are open to the public.

September 6, International Observe the Moon Night — Peacham Library, Peacham Elementary School, Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Association and Peacham Fire District #1 will combine to present an evening of astronomy related to the moon.  The evening starts at 6 with the Annual PFD#1 Picnic — bring meat the grill and a dish to share, PFD#1 will provide the charcoal, drinks and dessert.  After supper it will be time for moon activities and opportunites to observe the moon using a variety of scopes and binoculars.

Of Interest

The Summer Reading challenge is moving right along.  The children are still leading the charge, completing 220 books to the adults 197.  It was a big week for reading!

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Jigsaw Puzzles!  Help us put together Jigsaw Puzzles of Peacham scenes!  We have been given a collection of jigsaw puzzles and would like to put them on display.  To do this, we need your help putting them together.  We’ll start with one or two in the Reading Room and later have a Jigsaw Blitz where we put together as many as we can in one day.  We hope you’ll join us in this endeavor.

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This week at the library — August 17, 2014

August 18, 7:30pm, Special Board Meeting

August 19 – 21, 9:30 – 11:00am, Mini-Technology Camp – Create and program projects using the Arduino microcontroller.  Must be 9 or older (and yes, adults are welcome) with some coding experience.  Sign up is required as space is limited.  Note, this a week later than originally scheduled.

August 19, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre – Gravity plays a big role in this 2013 film starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.  On a routine spacewalk disaster strikes leaving the two astronauts, tethered together, struggling to survive, while reliving their pasts.    PG-13

August 20, 9am, French Club – Time to practice your French with songs, stories and games.

August 21, 7:15pm, Readers’ Delight – The group will discuss The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith. Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the book.

August 22, 9:00 am, Preschool Story Time stories and crafts for the young and their caregivers.

August 22, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

Looking Ahead

August 25, 5:15pm, Friends of Peacham Library — The Friends organize events and fundraisers in support of the library with funds raised used to support book purchases and programs.  Please consider joining the Friends and helping in their efforts.

August 25, 6:30pm, Peacham Knitters – Bring your knitting or other handwork for an evening of creativity and chatting. New knitters are welcome to come for help and encouragement.

August 26, 7:00pm, Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie — Part Six – People’s Power, tackles contemporary tensions over energy, independence, the environment and the state’s future.

August 29, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

Of Interest

We’re nearing the end of the summer and reading seems to be slowing down as we enjoy the last few days at home with the kids!  The adults have nearly caught back up with the kids having read a lot of fiction this week. Currently the adults have read 170 books and the kids 176.

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This week at the library — August 10, 2014

August 11, 5:15pm, Friends of Peacham Library — The Friends organize events and fundraisers in support of the library with funds raised used to support book purchases and programs.  Please consider joining the Friends and helping in their efforts.

August 11, 6:30pm, Peacham Knitters – Bring your knitting or other handwork for an evening of creativity and chatting. New knitters are welcome to come for help and encouragement.

August 12, 7:00pm, Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie — Part Five – Ceres’ Children, takes a deeper look at some of Vermont’s cherished traditions: participatory democracy and the conservation ethic, from the ideas of George Perkins Marsh, one of America’s first environmentalists, to contemporary volunteer groups and activist movements.

August 14, 6:30pm, Herb Club – This month there will be a weed walk and a discussion of herbs that are good for the nervous system.
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August 15, 9am, Fiber Friday – Fiber fun for all ages.  This month’s project will be sock animals.

August 15, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

August 16, 10am – 5pm, Friends of Peacham Library Ice Cream at PAMFest – Drop by the tennis courts during PAMFest to buy ice cream (and toppings!) from Friends of Peacham Library.  Your purchase supports book purchases and programs at the library.

Looking Ahead

August 18, 7:30pm, Special Board Meeting

August 19 – 21, 9:30 – 11:00am, Mini-Technology Camp – Create and program projects using the Arduino microcontroller.  Must be 9 or older (and yes, adults are welcome) with some coding experience.  Sign up is required as space is limited.  Note, this a week later than originally scheduled.

August 19, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre – Gravity plays a big role in this 2013 film starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.  On a routine spacewalk disaster strikes leaving the two astronauts, tethered together, struggling to survive, while reliving their pasts.    PG-13

August 20, 9am, French Club – Time to practice your French with songs, stories and games.

August 21, 7:15pm, Readers’ Delight – The group will discuss The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith. Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the book.

August 22, 9:00 am, Preschool Story Time stories and crafts for the young and their caregivers.

August 22, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

Of Interest

The summer reading challenge continues.  Just think, if everyone added a marker for every book read in the next few weeks,  would we fill up the fiction columns?  Right now we are at 175 total books for the kids and 162 for the adults.  Remember, the markers can be for any book you read (or listen to) since June 3.  Books do not have to come from our library!

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There is a new show in the gallery – Nicholas Alex’s Faces: On the Edge of a New Frontier.  Drop in through September to see these interesting collages and assemblages.

 

 

 

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Cleaning Person needed for Peacham Library

Duties to include:

  • Weekly cleaning of the library
    • Vacuuming / mopping
    • Dusting
    • Cleaning bathrooms
  • Cleaning windows
  • Changing light bulbs
  • Other tasks as needed

Job may be either hourly or by contract. If by contract, must have liability insurance.

Submit a resume with references and remuneration requirements to peachamlibrary@gmail.com by August 18, 2014. Job to begin in September.

 
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Posted by on 5 August 2014 in News, Positions open

 

This week at the library — August 3, 2014

August 3, 4 – 6pm, Artist’s Reception – Faces: On The Edge of A New Frontier by Nicholas Alex will be in the Gilmore Gallery through September.

August 4, 7pm, Board Meeting – Meetings are open to the public.

August 7, 7:00pm, Summer Series – Earth, Wind, Fire, and Beyond – Brad Vietje, Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation Science Advisor, speaking on Cosmic Fires: The Sun and Other Stars.

August 8, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

Looking Ahead

August 11, 5:15pm, Friends of Peacham Library — The Friends organize events and fundraisers in support of the library with funds raised used to support book purchases and programs.  Please consider joining the Friends and helping in their efforts.

August 11, 6:30pm, Peacham Knitters – Bring your knitting or other handwork for an evening of creativity and chatting. New knitters are welcome to come for help and encouragement.

August 12, 7:00pm, Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie — Part Five – Ceres’ Children, takes a deeper look at some of Vermont’s cherished traditions: participatory democracy and the conservation ethic, from the ideas of George Perkins Marsh, one of America’s first environmentalists, to contemporary volunteer groups and activist movements.

August 14, 6:30pm, Herb Club – This month there will be a weed walk and a discussion of herbs that are good for the nervous system.

August 15, 9am, Fiber Friday – Fiber fun for all ages.  This month’s project will be sock animals.

August 15, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

August 16, 10am – 5pm, Friends of Peacham Library Ice Cream at PAMFest – Drop by the tennis courts during PAMFest to buy ice cream (and toppings!) from Friends of Peacham Library.  Your purchase supports book purchases and programs at the library.

August 19 – 21, 9:30 – 11:00am, Mini-Technology Camp – Create and program projects using the Arduino microcontroller.  Must be 9 or older (and yes, adults are welcome) with some coding experience.  Sign up is required as space is limited.  Note, this a week later than originally scheduled.

Of Interest

Have you added your summer reading to our Reading Challenge Graph?  One more month — can we fill the graph with books?  It’s been a slow week, but the kids are still ahead — 156 books to 146, with the lead in fiction being nearly 20 books.

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Interested in ebooks or audio books?  Did you know that with your 8 digit library card you can borrow books from ListenUp Vermont?  What, you don’t have an 8 digit library card number?  Stop by the library to update your record and get a new number with 8 digits.  You’ll also learn how to sign up for classes at Universal Class, as well as get access to Vermont Online Library and Heritage Quest.

 

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This week at the library — July 27, 2014

July 28, 6:30pm, Peacham Knitters – Bring your knitting or other handwork for an evening of creativity and chatting. New knitters are welcome to come for help and encouragement.

July 31, 7:00pm, Summer Series – Earth, Wind, Fire, and Beyond – Charlie Browne, retired Director of the Fairbanks Museum, speaking on The Music Around Us, An Avian Audio Tour.

August 1, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

Looking Ahead

August 3, 4 – 6pm, Artist’s Reception – Faces: On The Edge of A New Frontier by Nicholas Alex will be in the Gilmore Gallery through September.

August 4, 7pm, Board Meeting – Meetings are open to the public.

August 7, 7:00pm, Summer Series – Earth, Wind, Fire, and Beyond – Brad Vietje, Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation Science Advisor, speaking on Cosmic Fires: The Sun and Other Stars.

August 8, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

August 16, 10am – 5pm, Friends of Peacham Library Ice Cream at PAMFest – Drop by the tennis courts during PAMFest to buy ice cream (and toppings!) from Friends of Peacham Library. Your purchase supports book purchases and programs at the library.

August 19 – 21, 9:30 – 11:00am, Mini-Technology Camp – Create and program projects using the Arduino microcontroller. Must be 9 or older (and yes, adults are welcome) with some coding experience. Sign up is required as space is limited. Note, this a week later than originally scheduled.

Of Interest

Bulletin_140728After seven and a half weeks the kids have done it — they surpassed the adults in reading fiction!  The kids are at 129 books, the adults at 107.  The adults are still ahead in non-fiction, but not by much.  It’s interesting that the leader in non-fiction is the 600’s (technology including applied sciences, engineering, home economics, and building) for both adults and kids.  Where are all the manga readers?  Or those who like biographies?  Help us out–fill in your reading.

Looking for fun this week?  Why not check out one of our museum or park passes?  We have Vermont State Park and Historical Sites passes that will get a car load of folks into one of these sites for free.  Why not head over to Boulder Beach and enjoy the water?  Are you interested in things technical?  Then head down the river to Windsor and visit the Precision Museum with our pass.  Take the Historic Sites pass, too, and visit Constitution House.  Going westwards?  Borrow the Vermont History Museum Pass (free) and the Echo Pass (this one reduces the admission to only $4/person).  Remember, the library is more than books.  Check us out!

 

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