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Posted by on 28 October 2013 in News

 

This week at the library — September 15, 2014

September 15, 6 – 8pm, Puzzling Night – 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 16, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre – Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Lopez and horses. What’s not to like in this powerful story of risk and redemption? Recluse Einar Gilkyson’s (Redford) life is disrupted when the woman he blames for the death of his only son arrives on his doorstep seeking shelter. She brings the granddaughter he never knew he had.   Based on the novel An Unfinished Life by Mark Spragg. PG-13

September 18 21, 7:15pm, Readers’ Delight – The group will discuss The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt. Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the book.

September 19, 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 22, 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.

September 22, 6 – 8pm, Puzzling Night – 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 22, 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 26, 9:00 am, Preschool Story Time stories and crafts for the young and their caregivers.

September 26, 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

Our puzzles are starting to take shape!  We’ve finished one and have two underway.  Please drop in on Monday evenings or any time the library is open to work on a puzzle.

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This week at the library — September 7, 2014

September 8, 6 – 8pm, Puzzling Night – Calling all jigsaw puzzlers! Help us put together Peacham jigsaw puzzles, all 23 of them! We’ve finished one and are working on puzzles two and three.  Second PuzzleDrop 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 12, 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 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.

Looking Ahead

September 15, 6 – 8pm, Puzzling Night – 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 16, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre – Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Lopez and horses. What’s not to like in this powerful story of risk and redemption? Recluse Einar Gilkyson’s (Redford) life is disrupted when the woman he blames for the death of his only son arrives on his doorstep seeking shelter. She brings the granddaughter he never knew he had.   Based on the novel An Unfinished Life by Mark Spragg. PG-13

September 18 21, 7:15pm, Readers’ Delight – The group will discuss The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt. Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the book.

September 19, 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

Reading Challenge — The new chart goes up this week for all to track our community reading.  What do you read?  Will the adults read more than the children?  Remember, reading to someone counts for all who read or hear the book!  Join the fun, add your books to the chart.

 

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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.

Looking Ahead

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.

Of Interest

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