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Posted by on 28 October 2013 in News

 

This Week at the Library – August 13

August 13, 6:30 pm, Peacham Knitters and Puzzlers – Bring your knitting or other handwork for an evening of creativity and chatting.  Or work on the current jigsaw puzzle while you chat.

August 15, 10:00 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

August 16, 7:00 pm, SUMMER SERIES: Kingdom County Productions – The summer series guest speakers will be filmmakers Jay Craven and Bess O’Brien of Kingdom County Productions. The films they create are different in both style and substance. Craven focuses on fiction, having created film adaptations of Vermont author Howard Frank Mosher’s novels and others, and O’Brien is a documentary filmmaker, focusing on Vermonters and challenging subjects like addiction, domestic abuse, and the foster care system. The two filmmakers will discuss the differences and similarities between the ways they approach storytelling through the medium of film.

 

Coming Up:

August 21, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre: “The Post” – A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.  Runtime 1 hour 56 minutes. Rated PG-13.

August 21, 7:00 pm, Readers’ Delight    Join us for a discussion “The Essex Serpent” by Sarah Perry.  Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the book.

August 22, 10:00 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

August 23, 7:00 pm, Open Discussion Group: The New American Aristocracy. An open discussion on philosopher Matthew Stewart’s recent article in The Atlantic “The 9.9 Percent is the New American Aristocracy.”  Stuart argues that: “The defining challenge of our time is to renew the promise of American democracy by reversing the calcifying effects of accelerating inequality.” (Note, you need not have read the article to participate in this discussion—a summary will be provided.)

View the article here. Or coverage of the article on PBS NewsHour. Or a short video explaining: “The 99% is a Myth.”

 
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Posted by on 13 August 2018 in News

 

This week at the library – August 6

August 6, 7:00 pm, Peacham Library Board Meeting – Meetings are open to the public.

August 7, 1:00 pm, Aging Well in Peacham 

August 7, 7:00 pm – Biennial Democratic Town Caucus to nominate Justices of Peace for the November ballot

August 8, 10:00 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

Peacham Historical Association Annual Meeting 2018

August 8, 7:00 pm, Peacham Historical Association Annual Meeting – The Annual Meeting of PHA will be held on Wed, August 8 at 6:30pm at Peacham Library Community Center.

The guest speaker will be Luis Vivanco, Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Humanities Center at the University of Vermont. His talk – “Of Wheelmen, The New Woman, and Good Roads: Bicycling in Vermont, 1880-1920” –  is made possible to us through the Vermont Humanities Council. Here is a link for more information about Professor Vivanco.

Historical Pies will be served after the presentation.

August 10, 10:00 am – noon, Coffee Hour – A chance to drink a cup of coffee or tea, enjoy a sweet or two, and chat with your friends and neighbors.

August 11, 4 – 8:00 pm, Game Night – Bring your favorite game to play or play one of ours.  It will be a night of old favorites and maybe some new soon to be favorites.

August 12, 3:00-5:30 pm, Friendly Folk Music Jam – Open to acoustic instrument players of any skill level interested in a relaxed, collegial atmosphere to share folk or old-time music.  Come share your talent and a simple song (3 or 4 chords).  Don’t play an instrument?  Listeners are always welcome!

Coming Up –

August 13, 6:30 pm, Peacham Knitters and Puzzlers – Bring your knitting or other handwork for an evening of creativity and chatting.  Or work on the current jigsaw puzzle while you chat.

August 15, 10:00 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

August 16, 7:00 pm, SUMMER SERIES: Kingdom County Productions – The summer series guest speakers will be filmmakers Jay Craven and Bess O’Brien of Kingdom County Productions. The films they create are different in both style and substance. Craven focuses on fiction, having created film adaptations of Vermont author Howard Frank Mosher’s novels and others, and O’Brien is a documentary filmmaker, focusing on Vermonters and challenging subjects like addiction, domestic abuse, and the foster care system. The two filmmakers will discuss the differences and similarities between the ways they approach storytelling through the medium of film.

August 23, 7:00 pm,  Open Discussion Group: The New American Aristocracy – An open discussion on philosopher Matthew Stewart’s recent article in The Atlantic “The 9.9 Percent is the New American Aristocracy.”  Stuart argues that: “The defining challenge of our time is to renew the promise of American democracy by reversing the calcifying effects of accelerating inequality.” (Note, you need not have read the article to participate in this discussion—a summary will be provided.)

View the article here. Or coverage of the article on PBS NewsHour. Or a short video explaining: “The 99% is a Myth.” 

 

Only 2 more concerts left in the series:

Craftsbury Chamber Players

The library has been given two season’s passes for the Craftsbury Chamber Players’ 2018 season. Each pass is good for any date on the concert schedule. Passes can be reserved by calling the library or stopping by to pick them up, first come, first served. Concerts are at the Hardwick Town House on Thursday evenings thru August 15th. Concerts start at 7:30 PM (Pre-show chat starts at 6:45). Limit of one slot per family. Children under 12 attend free.

Dates: August 9, 16. Passes should be returned by the noon on the following Monday.

See their website for more information on the concerts: http://craftsburychamberplayers.org/s…/this-season/programs/
 

 
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Posted by on 5 August 2018 in News

 

This week at the library – July 30, 2018

August 1, 10:00 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.  PLEASE NOTE NEW START TIME!

August 2, 7:00 pm, SUMMER SERIES: Beth Kanell – Beth will discuss the inspirations behind her novels. She believes that stories of today take value from yesterday’s rich lives. In her books, she brings our region’s past to life in vivid detail as she probes our need for love and our desire for justice. With these, she crafts the stories of young adults in Vermont, then and now.

August 3, 9:15 am, Story Time – Stories, a craft, and a bit of running around.  Everyone is welcome.

August 3, 10:00 am – noon, Coffee Hour – A chance to drink a cup of coffee or tea, enjoy a sweet or two, and chat with your friends and neighbors.

August 3, 6:00 pm, Family Movie: “Paddington 2” – Enjoy some lemonade, popcorn, and a great movie.  PJs optional.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Rated PG.

PLEASE NOTE:  “Fabric Fun Camp” originally scheduled for August 7 – 9  has been postponed.  We will reschedule this series of programs in the fall.

 

Coming Up – 

Peacham Historical Association Annual Meeting 2018

August 8, 10:00 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH. 

August 8, 7:00 pm, Peacham Historical Association Annual Meeting –The Annual Meeting of PHA will be held on Wed, August 8 at 6:30pm at Peacham Library Community Center.

Our guest speaker will be Luis Vivanco, Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Humanities Center at the University of Vermont. His talk is made possible to us through the Vermont Humanities Council. Here is a link for more information about Professor Vivanco.

August 10, 10:00 am – noon, Coffee Hour – A chance to drink a cup of coffee or tea, enjoy a sweet or two, and chat with your friends and neighbors.

August 11, 4 – 8:00 pm, Game Night – Bring your favorite game to play or play one of ours.  It will be a night of old favorites and maybe some new soon to be favorites.

 

Don’t Forget:

The Great Vermont Corn Maze is celebrating their 20th year of “cornfusion”  by offering a discount of $5 off a regular adult admission to every adult that has a library card in the month of August (bringing the adult admission price from $15 to $10). August is the start of peak Maze season. Many people think of corn mazes in the Fall, but corn is a plant that withers and dies in the Fall and the maze is actually  most challenging when it is thick and green. For more information, check their website.

 
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Posted by on 29 July 2018 in News

 

This week at the library

July 23, 6:30 pm – Peacham Knitters and Puzzlers – Bring your knitting or other handwork for an evening of creativity and chatting.  Or work on the current jigsaw puzzle while you chat.

July 24 – 26, 9:30 – 11:00 am – “Tinkering Camp” – Explore simple circuits, build a drawbot and play with microbits. (if you have not signed up already, please give us a call the day before, so we can be sure we have enough supplies for everyone!)

July 25, 10:15 am – Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.  If you are new to Tai Chi, please come at 10:00 for an introduction. (Check with us for alternate location this week.)

July 26, 7:00 pm – “The Art of Storytelling” Summer Series: Erica Heilman – Erica is the producer of the Rumble Strip podcast and will lead a conversation about the finding and the making of stories using sound, including lots of audio samples from her work. Her podcast, which airs monthly on VPR, features the extraordinary lives of ordinary people – mostly Vermonters – including some local voices.

July 27, 9:30 am – 11:00 am – Tie Dye T-shirts and Ice Cream – A Peacham Library tradition.  Join us for the most popular kids event of the summer: create a beautiful t-shirt to take home and make some delicious ice cream!

July 27, 10:00 am – noon – Coffee Hour – A chance to drink a cup of coffee or tea, enjoy a sweet or two, and chat with your friends and neighbors.

 

Coming up:

August 2, 7:00 pm – “The Art of Storytelling” Summer Series: Beth Kanell  – The author will discuss the inspirations behind her novels. Beth believes that stories of today take value from yesterday’s rich lives. In her books, she brings our region’s past to life in vivid detail as she probes our need for love and our desire for justice. With these, she crafts the stories of young adults in Vermont, then and now.

August 3, 9:15 am, Story Time – Stories, a craft, and a bit of running around.  Everyone is welcome.

August 3, 6:00 pm, Family Movie: “Paddington 2” – Enjoy some cocoa, popcorn, and a great movie.  PJs optional.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Rated PG. 

 

In August:

Great news from  Mike Boudreau, whose family owns and operates the largest maze in New England – The Great Vermont Corn Maze, right next door in Danville:

“We are writing to spread the word that to celebrate our 20th year of “cornfusion”  we will be offering a discount of $5 off a regular adult admission to every adult that has a library card in the month of August (bringing the adult admission price from $15 to $10).

The Great Vermont Corn Maze is not your typical small maze with just some trails in a cornfield.  Instead it is a mental and physical challenge – covering 24 acres and typically taking the average healthy adult couple 2+ hours to solve.”  For more information about the The Great Vermont Corn Maze, check their website.

 

 
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Posted by on 23 July 2018 in News

 

This Week at the Library

July 17, 1:15 pm – Tuesday Theatre: “Wonder” – Based on the New York Times bestseller, “Wonder” tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters 5th grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.  Runtime 1 hour 53 minutes. Rated PG.

July 17, 7:00 pm – Readers’ Delight – (New date)  Join us for a discussion of “Born a Crime” by Noah Trevor. 

July 18, 10:15 am – Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.  If you are new to Tai Chi, please come at 10:00 for an introduction.

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July 19, 7:00 pm – SUMMER SERIES: The Peacham Historical  Association – PHA’s archive contains a wealth of items and artifacts relevant to the Peacham community. PHA President and board members will use their backgrounds in art history and other humanities to discuss the histories of specific artifacts from the collection, and the stories that these items can tell us. See full series details here.

July 20, 10:00 am-noon – Coffee Hour – A chance to drink a cup of coffee or tea, enjoy a sweet or two, and chat with your friends and neighbors.  

In the mood for some music?  The library has been given two season’s passes for the IMG_0642Craftsbury Chamber Players’ 2018 season. Each pass is good for any date on the concert schedule. Passes can be reserved by calling the library or stopping by to pick them up, first come, first served. Concerts are at the Hardwick Town House on Thursday evenings thru August 15th. Concerts start at 7:30 PM (Pre-show chat starts at 6:45). Limit of one slot per family. Children under 12 attend free.
Dates: July 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16. Passes should be returned by the noon on the following Monday.

See their website for more information on the concerts: http://craftsburychamberplayers.org/s…/this-season/programs/

 

Shopping online at Amazon? 

Please support the library with Amazon Smile.

Did you know July 16 – 17 is Amazon Prime Day? There will be special prices on items for Prime members, starting at 3 PM on Monday. Folks can save $$ and support the library. Using Amazon Smile, 0.5% of your eligible purchases are donated to Peacham Library!  Just log on to your Amazon account at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/03-6005999 .  Thank you!

 
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Posted by on 15 July 2018 in News

 

Reading Frederick Douglass

Due to the extreme temperatures predicted, “Reading Frederick Douglass” has been cancelled for Wednesday afternoon July 4th. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Anyone needing a break from the heat is welcome to come into the library and cool off in the basement while browsing our book sale from 10 – 3 on Wednesday July 4th.

 
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Posted by on 3 July 2018 in News

 

This Month at the Library – July 2018

July 4, 10 am – 3 pm, Book Sale  All the best books and the lowest prices

Image of Frederick DouglassJuly 4, 4:00 pm, Reading Fredrick Douglas   Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event. Community members are invited to witness and/or join in the reading. Copies of the speech will be provided.

July 5, 10:15 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention    Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.  If you are new to Tai Chi, please come at 10:00 for an introduction. (Note change in day for this week only.)

July 6, 9:15 am, Story Time    Stories, a craft, and a bit of running around.  Everyone is welcome.

Image result for zootopia imageJuly 6, 6:45 pm, Family Movie: “Zootopia”    The Library will offer a special Family Movie Night at the Peacham Library Community Room, designed to serve as childcare by donation ($10 suggested) for those attending the Zookeepers performance at the church. Kids can enjoy a PG-rated movie, popcorn and lemonade, and PJs are encouraged!

Image may contain: 3 people, people sitting and textJuly 6, 7:00 pm, David Rosane and the ZOOKeepers Concert: Peacham Congregational Church, 56 Church St. A fundraising event in support of Peacham Library.  2018 istheyear that VERMONT LIBRARIES ROCK!, with Green Mountain Indie folk-rock band “DAVID ROSANE & THE ZOOKEEPERS” embarking on a summer-long LIBRARY BENEFIT TOUR to raise funds and advocate for literacy, community and #FreedomOfSpeech, with the accompanying release of their new album “BOOK of ZOO”.  Following the performance will be a ice-cream social featuring Artesano ice cream by donation at the Peacham Library Community Room (656 Bayley Hazen Rd, Peacham, VT 05862).

July 8, 3:00-5:30 pm, Friendly Folk Music Jam    Open to acoustic instrument players of any skill level interested in a relaxed, collegial atmosphere to share folk or old-time music.  Come share your talent and a simple song (3 or 4 chords).  Don’t play an instrument?  Listeners are always welcome!

July 9, 6:30 pm, Peacham Knitters and Puzzlers    Bring your knitting or other handwork for an evening of creativity and chatting.  Or work on the current jigsaw puzzle while you chat.

July 9, 7:00 pm, Annual Meeting   Join us for the 208th Annual Meeting of Peacham Library. All meetings are open to the public.

July 9 – 13 from 9:30 – 11:00 am   Libraries Rock “Camp”  Activities include stories, science, art, and games. Each day has a different theme – music, sounds of nature, rock around the world, and of course ice cream & t-shirts! (signup required by July 6; children 5 and under must come with a parent)

July 11, 10:15 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention    Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.  If you are new to Tai Chi, please come at 10:00 for an introduction.

July 14, 4 pm – 8pm, Game Night    Bring your favorite game to play or play one of ours.  It will be a night of old favorites and maybe some new soon to be favorites!

July 17, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre: “Wonder”   Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters 5th grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.  Runtime 1 hour 53 minutes. Rated PG.

July 18, 10:15 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention    Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.  If you are new to Tai Chi, please come at 10:00 for an introduction.

July 19, 7:00 pm, Readers’ Delight    Join us for a discussion of “Born a Crime” by Noah Trevor. Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the book.

Peacham Historical AssociationJuly 19, 7:00 pm, SUMMER SERIES:The Peacham Historical Association The summer series guest speaker will be the board of The Peacham Historical Association. PHA’s archive contains a wealth of items and artifacts relevant to the Peacham community. PHA President and board members will use their backgrounds in art history and other humanities to discuss the histories of specific artifacts from the collection, and the stories that these items can tell us here in the present day.

July 23, 6:30 pm, Peacham Knitters and Puzzlers    Bring your knitting or other handwork for an evening of creativity and chatting.  Or work on the current jigsaw puzzle while you chat.

July 24 – 26, 9:30 – 11:00 am, “Tinkering Camp”   Explore simple circuits, build a drawbot and play with microbits. (signup required by July 20; suitable for those 8+ years old)

July 25, 10:15 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention    Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.  If you are new to Tai Chi, please come at 10:00 for an introduction.

July 26, 7:00 pm, SUMMER SERIES: Erica Heilman The summer series guest speaker will be Erica Heilman, producer of the Rumble Strip podcast, who will lead a conversation about the finding and the making of stories using sound, including lots of audio samples from her work. Her podcast, which airs monthly on VPR, features the extraordinary lives of ordinary people – mostly Vermonters – including some local voices.

Every Friday, 10:00 am-noon, Coffee Hour    A chance to drink a cup of coffee or tea, enjoy a sweet or two, and chat with your friends and neighbors. 

Updates to the calendar are posted on our website (peachamlibrary.org) and on Facebook.

 
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Posted by on 1 July 2018 in News