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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 eastwards?  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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This week at the library — July 20, 2014

July 21– 25, 9:30-11:00 am, Fizz, Boom, Read! Camp — – All things science and more. Sign up required; children 5 and under must come with an adult.  Monday — Water, Tuesday — Senses / Color, Wednesday — Wind, Thursday — Make it!, Friday — our usual fun day.

July 21, 6pm, Open Meeting Webinar for Libraries – What does the new open meeting law mean for libraries.  Vermont Department of Libraries will host a webinar, which Peacham Library will join.

July 22, 7:00pm, Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie — Part Four – Doers and Shapers, explores the people and institutions that push boundaries in education, progressive movements and civil unions

July 24, 7:00pm, Summer Series – Earth, Wind, Fire, and Beyond – Adam Kane, Director of the Fairbanks Museum, speaking on Shipwrecks of Lake Champlain.

July 25, 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

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!

Coming in August –Technology Camp (new dates — August 19-21), The Vermont Movie parts five and six, and a new Gallery show.

Of Interest

We have a scanner that you can use at the library!  Let us show you.

Our reading challenge is moving right along.  The kids have nearly caught the adults in the fiction category, with both right around the 100 books mark.

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This week at the library — July 13, 2014

July 14, 5:30pm, Is It Going to Rain?  Ask the Cows! – Mark Breen will be here with51ef5vuODSL._SP160,160,0,T_ a light-hearted look at the weather.  Geared for children, but all are welcome to attend.

July 14, 7pm, Annual Meeting with Mark Breen – Join us for our 204th Annual Meeting and the start of our Summer Series — Earth, Wind, Fire, and Beyond.  Mark Breen will be speaking on Vermont Weather, Past, Present and Future.

July 15, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre – During World War II, a platoon, known as the Monuments Men, were tasked with saving priceless artistic masterpieces and returning them to their rightful owners. PG-13

July 16, 9am, French Club – Time to practice your French with songs, stories and games.  Children and adults welcome!

July 16, 5:15pm, Friends of Peacham Library – Help the Friends plan events in support of Peacham Library.

July 17, 7:00pm, Readers’ Delight – The group will discuss The Garlic Ballads by Mo Yan. Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the book.

July 18, 9am, Fiber Friday – Fiber fun for all ages. This month’s project will be pot holders.

July 18, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

July 19, Game Day – Families 4 – 6pm, Pizza for all 6 – 7pm, Adults 7 – 9pm – Drop by the library to play your favorite games or try a new one. We’ll have chess, Scrabble, Rummy, Wits & Wagers, and Dominion, as well as two new games – Tapple and Cross Ways. As with all gaming events, we encourage you to bring your favorite games to share.

Looking Ahead

July 21– 25, 9:30-11:00 am, Fizz, Boom, Read! Camp — – All things science and more. Sign up required; children 5 and under must come with an adult.

July 21, 6pm, Open Meeting Webinar for Libraries – What does the new open meeting law mean for libraries.  Vermont Department of Libraries will host a webinar, which Peacham Library will join.

July 22, 7:00pm, Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie — Part Four – Doers and Shapers, explores the people and institutions that push boundaries in education, progressive movements and civil unions

July 24, 7:00pm, Summer Series – Earth, Wind, Fire, and Beyond – Adam Kane, Director of the Fairbanks Museum, speaking on Shipwrecks of Lake Champlain.

July 25, 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 Mini-Technology Camp has been rescheduled to August 19-21, 9:30 – 11:00am.  The camp is open to ALL, age 9 and older.  The topic will be Arduinos.  Sign up is required.

Our Reading Challenge is heating up!  The adults seem to be building sideways while the kids are going up.  The adults should break 100 fiction books this week, what about the kids?

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This week at the library — July 6, 2014

July 6, 4 – 6pm, Artists Reception, Mr. Gilmore’s View – Drop in to meet Ed Kadunc and to view his paintings and drawings of the Peacham area.

July 8, 7:00pm, Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie — Part Three – Refuge, Reinvention and Revolution, explores innovators, the creation of the interstate highways and the high price of “eminent domain,” and the “hippies” who established roots in Vermont

July 10, 6:30pm, Herb Club – Learn how to use herbs for both medicinal and culinary purposes. Herbal testing with the Ayurvedic herb, Gymnema, Destroyer of Sweet. Followed by another herb walk.  Note new day!

July 11, 9:00 am, Preschool Story Time stories and crafts for the young and their caregivers.

July 11, 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

July 14, 5:30pm, Is It Going to Rain?  Ask the Cows! – Mark Breen will be here with a light-hearted look at the weather.  Geared for children, but all are welcome to attend.

July 14, 7pm, Annual Meeting with Mark Breen – Join us for our 204th Annual Meeting and the start of our Summer Series — Earth, Wind, Fire, and Beyond.  Mark Breen will be speaking on Vermont Weather, Past, Present and Future.

July 15, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre – During World War II, a platoon, known as the Monuments Men, were tasked with saving priceless artistic masterpieces and returning them to their rightful owners. PG-13

July 16, 9am, French Club – Time to practice your French with songs, stories and games.

July 17, 7:00pm, Readers’ Delight – The group will discuss The Garlic Ballads by Mo Yan. Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the book.

July 18, 9am, Fiber Friday – Fiber fun for all ages. This month’s project will be pot holders.

July 11, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

July 19, Game Day – Families 4 – 6pm, Pizza for all 6 – 7pm, Adults 7 – 9pm – Drop by the library to play your favorite games or try a new one. We’ll have chess, Scrabble, Rummy, Wits & Wagers, and Dominion, as well as two new games – Tapple and Cross Ways. As with all gaming events, we encourage you to bring your favorite games to share.

July 21– 25, 9:30-11:00 am, Fizz, Boom, Read! Camp — – All things science and more. Sign up required; children 5 and under must come with an adult.

July 22, 7:00pm, Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie — Part Four – Doers and Shapers, explores the people and institutions that push boundaries in education, progressive movements and civil unions

July 24, 7:00pm, Summer Series – Earth, Wind, Fire, and Beyond – Adam Kane, Director of the Fairbanks Museum, speaking on Shipwrecks of Lake Champlain.

Of Interest

We added quite a few new items to the collection in June.  Drop in during regular hours to check them out.  You can also send us an email to have us hold an item (or two, or three, or…).   Remember we have passes for Vermont State Parks, Vermont Historical Sites, Vermont History Museum, Echo Museum, and The Precision Museum available to borrow, too!

Here are the reading statistics so far this summer — Adult Fiction — 75 books, Juvenile Fiction — 66 books, Adult Non-Fiction — 14 (600’s leading), Juvenile Non-Fiction — 5 books (600’s and 700’s tied).

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This week at the library — June 29, 2014

July 4, 10am – 4pm, Book Sale  – Drop in during Peacham’s Fourth of July festivities to get the best deals on books.

July 4, 10am – 3pm, Author Signing – Six authors, including Gary Schoolcraft and Beth Kanell, will be on hand to sign and sell their books.

Looking Ahead

July 6, 4 – 6pm, Artists Reception, Mr. Gilmore’s View – Drop in to meet Ed Kadunc and to view his paintings and drawings of the Peacham area.

July 8, 7:00pm, Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie — Part Three – Refuge, Reinvention and Revolution, explores innovators, the creation of the interstate highways and the high price of “eminent domain,” and the “hippies” who established roots in Vermont

July 10, 6:30pm, Herb Club – Learn how to use herbs for both medicinal and culinary purposes. Herbal testing with the Ayurvedic herb, Gymnema, Destroyer of Sweet. Followed by another herb walk.  Note new day!

July 11, 9:00 am, Preschool Story Time stories and crafts for the young and their caregivers.

July 14, 5:30pm, Is It Going to Rain?  Ask the Cows! – Mark Breen will be here with a light hearted look at the weather.  Geared for children, but all are welcome to attend.

July 14, 7pm, Annual Meeting with Mark Breen – Join us for our 204th Annual Meeting and the start of our Summer Series — Earth, Wind, Fire, and Beyond.  Mark Breen will be speaking on Vermont Weather, Past, Present and Future.

Of Interest

Reading is starting take off!  Take a look at our graph this week.

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This week at the Library — June 22, 2014

June 23 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.

June 24 – 26, 9:30 – 11:00am – Mini Mathematical Art Camp – Origami, Geodesic domes, and Computer Art. Must be 8 or older. Adults are welcome! Sign up required.

June 24, 7:00pm, Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie — Part Two – Under the Surface – Peacham Library will screen this six part film on Vermont on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays throughout the summer.

June 27, 9:00 am, Preschool Story Time stories and crafts for the young and their caregivers.

June 27, 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

July 4, 10am – 3pm, Book Sale and Author Signings – Six authors including Beth Kanell and Gary Schoolcraft will be on hand to sign books during the library’s annual 4th of July Book Sale.

July 6, 4 – 6pm, Artists Reception, Mr. Gilmore’s View – Drop in to meet Ed Kadunc and to view his paintings and drawings of the Peacham area.

July 14, 5:30pm, Is It Going to Rain?  Ask the Cows! – Mark Breen will be here with a light hearted look at the weather.  Geared for children, but all are welcome to attend.

July 14, 7pm, Annual Meeting with Mark Breen – Join us for our 204th Annual Meeting and the start of our Summer Series — Earth, Wind, Fire, and Beyond.  Mark Breen will be speaking on Vermont Weather, Past, Present and Future.

Summer Programs

What have you been reading?  Are you like the folks who’ve added Bulletin_140623their books to our bulletin board?  Adults are “streaking” ahead on non-fiction, but adults and kids are neck and neck on fiction.

The Vermont Movie continues on June 24 and again on July 8 at 7pm.

Summer Reading Camp is July 21-25 — Be sure to sign up.

Checkout the full schedule to see all the upcoming programs.

 

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This week at the library — June 15, 2014

June 17, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre – We all know and love Mary Poppins, but what about Mr. Banks, the father of the children? And what do we really know of P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins? Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, and Colin Farrell star in this PG-13 movie about saving Mr. Banks.

June 18, 9:00am, French Club – French activities and fun for everyone!

June 19, 1:15 pm, Family Theatre – Julie Andrews (in her screen debut) and Dick Van Dyke bring P.L. Travers’ book Mary Poppins alive in this G rated Disney movie. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

June 19, 7:00pm, Readers’ Delight – The group will discuss Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by Timothy Egan. Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the book.

June 20, 9:00am, Fiber Friday – Fantastic fiber fun for everyone!  We’ll have materials on hand to make a drawstring bag, but fiber fanatics are welcome to bring their own fiber related projects to work on for an hour or so of fiber fun.

June 20, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

June 20, 7:00pm, Ragtime Concert with Deborrah Wyndham — Peacham Library presents Deborrah WyndhamMainPicDeborrah Wyndham for a delightful evening fundraising concert to be held a Peacham Congregational Church.

Looking Ahead

June 23 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.

June 24 – 26, 9:30 – 11:00am – Mini Mathematical Art Camp – Origami, Geodesic domes, and Computer Art. Must be 8 or older. Sign up required.

June 24, 7:00pm, Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie — Part Two – Under the Surface – Peacham Library will screen this six part film on Vermont on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays throughout the summer.

June 27, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

July 4, 10am – 3pm, Book Sale and Author Signings – July 4, 10am – 3pm – Six authors including Beth Kanell and Gary Schoolcraft will be on hand to sign books during the library’s annual 4th of July Book Sale.

Of Interest

For details on special summer programs, checkout the summer events page.

We have a new show up in the gallery – Mr. Gilmore’s View.  An Artist Reception is planned for July 6, 4-6pm.

Summer Reading is in full swing.  What are you reading?  Join our challenge to plot our reading habits.  Right now it looks like everyone is reading fiction, with an occasional non-fiction book thrown in.

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