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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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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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