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This week at the library — July 27, 2014

28 Jul

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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