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About Peacham Library

Founded in 1810, the Peacham Library is one of the oldest incorporated libraries in Vermont. With a collection of nearly 10,000 items, the P

This week at the library – October 15

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October 16, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre: “Dirty Dancing” – The story of the romance between a “daddy’s girl” and bad boy dance instructor during a summer the spent at a family resort in the Catskills.  Runtime 100 minutes. Rated PG-13.

October 16, 5:00 pm, Friends of Peacham Library – Join the FOPL in their support of the library.

October 17, 10:00 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH. Continue your practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting.

October 18, 1:00 pm, Afternoon Activities    Peacham Elementary School early release day. Spend your afternoon at the library for “Hotel Transylvania 3”  at 1 pm.  We will have 4 stations for creating Halloween crafts from 3 – 4 pm.  Snacks will be served. Children 8 and under should be accompanied by an adult.  Homeschoolers welcome too!

October 18, 7:00 pm, Readers’ Delight    Join us for a discussion “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann.  November’s title will be “Nine Lives” by Dan Baum. Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of either book.

October 19, 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

October 22, 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.

October 23, 7:00 pm, Genetic Genealogy with Alana Considine – Genetic genealogy takes DNA testing beyond paternity tests to uncover connections to individuals and ethnic groups. You’re thinking of testing, but should you choose Ancestry, 23andMe, Family Tree DNA, My Heritage or one of the many companies new on the scene? Already tested? How do you get the most from your results? Alana will discuss the differences between DNA testing companies, how to interpret results, and just enough genetics to make sense of it all. She will also delve into the ethical issues of genealogical genetic testing.

October 24, 10:00 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH. Continue your practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting.

October 26, 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. 

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This Week at the Library – October 8

October 8, 7:00 pm, Library Board of Trustees Meeting – Meetings are open to the public. 

October 8, 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.

October 10, 10:00 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH. Continue your practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting.

October 13, 9:00 am – all day, Peacham Fall Fondo – A bicycle ride around Peacham.  Support the community and enjoy the ride.  Check out the internet cafe, water stop and pie sale – all happening at the library.  More details at the Fondo website.

October 14, 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

October 16, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre: “Dirty Dancing” – The story of the romance between a “daddy’s girl” and bad boy dance instructor during a summer the spent at a family resort in the Catskills.  Runtime 100 minutes. Rated PG-13.

October 16, 5:00 pm, Friends of Peacham Library – Join the FOPL in their support of the library.

October 17, 10:00 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH. Continue your practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting.

October 18, 12:00 noon, Afternoon Activities    Peacham Elementary School early release day. Spend your afternoon at the library for one or more activities – movie, craft project and more.  Check our website and Facebook page later this week for more details.  Children 7 and under should be accompanied by parent or caregiver.  Homeschoolers welcome too!

October 18, 7:00 pm, Readers’ Delight    Join us for a discussion “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann.  November’s title will be “Nine Lives” by Dan Baum. Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of either book.

 
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This week at the library – October 1

October 1, 7:00 pm, Library Board of Trustees Meeting – Meetings are open to the public. UPDATE: MEETING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 8

laughingOctober 2, 1:30 pm, Aging Well in Peacham: The Humor and Laughter Edition  Laughter is…the best medicine, the music of the heart, an instant vacation, the fireworks of the soul, the shortest distance between two people and so much more. Bring your favorite joke or funny story to share. Write it down if you have to! Also – Flu shots will be available at A.W.I.P. at the library.  Be sure to bring your insurance card.

October 3, 10:00 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH. Continue your practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting.

October 4, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Fall Foliage Day Book Sale – Friends of Peacham Library book sale.  Proceeds go toward programming and purchasing new materials for the collection.

October 4, 6:30 pm, “The Spitfire Grill” – Annual showing of movie filmed in Peacham.

October 5, 9:15 am, Story Time – Stories, a craft, and a bit of running around.  Everyone is welcome.

tangledOctober 5, 6:00 pm, Family Movie: “Tangled: Before Ever After” – Enjoy some cocoa, popcorn, and a great movie.  PJs optional.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Running Time 55 minutes. Rated PG. 

October 6, 8:30 am, Collaborator’s Meeting – The Collaborator’s is a group who meet every other month to discuss / help organizations in Peacham.  Please join us as we help each other and the community.

October 6, 11:00 am, Story Time – Stories, a craft, and a bit of running around.  Everyone is welcome. (Repeat of Friday’s program)

October 7, 4:00 – 6:00 pm,  Art Reception: “Becoming a Tree” – Cecelia Kane will be on hand to talk about her art and community project.Gilmoreposter093018A

 

Coming Up

October 8, 7:00 pm, Library Board of Trustees Meeting – Meetings are open to the public. 

October 8, 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.

October 10, 10:00 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH. Continue your practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting.

October 13, 9:00 am – all day, Peacham Fall Fondo – A bicycle ride around Peacham.  Support the community and enjoy the ride.  Check out the internet cafe, water stop and pie sale – all happening at the library.

October 14, 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!

 
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This week at the library – September 24

September 24, 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.

September 26, 10:00 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

September 28, 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. 


Have you seen the gallery?

Cecelia’s Kane’s “Becoming a Tree” show has become a community project, as community members share their “tree selfies” and she adds them to the walls.  Watch the Library’s Facebook page – we are featuring a new “tree selfie” each day.  It is not too late to add yours!

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READ NOW for program in November:

November 8, 7:00 pm, Author Talk with Bernie Lambek – Author of “Uncivil Liberties“.  Yes, we have this book!  Come in and borrow it or place a hold, so you can read it before the author’s visit!

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After a high school student is found dead at the bottom of a rock ledge on the outskirts of Montpelier, Vermont, the community confronts its conflicting beliefs and values—and the truths below the surface. A complex and timely legal mystery, Uncivil Liberties confronts hate speech and free speech, cyberbullying and privacy, religious and sexual freedom, and a community’s many faces of love and loss. In the courtrooms and streets and bedrooms of Montpelier, lawyers and clients and loved ones grapple with moral convictions and prejudices. The novel is imbued with a deep respect for the law as well as for the passionate and irrational human beings who live within, and sometimes beyond, its constraints.

More about the author here: https://www.bernielambek.com/

 
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This Week at the Library – September 17

September 18, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre: “Lady Bird” – Lady_Bird_posterChristine “Lady Bird”MacPherson is a high school senior from the “wrong side of the tracks.” She longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity, but finds none of that in her Sacramento Catholic high school. LADY BIRD follows the title character’s senior year in high school, including her first romance, her participation in the school play, and most importantly, her applying for college.  Runtime 94 minutes. Rated R. (Please note this is a change in title for this month)

September 19, 10:00 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

kindredSeptember 20, 7:00 pm, Readers’ Delight – Join us for a discussion “Kindred” by Octavia Butler.  Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the book.

September 21, 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:

September 24, 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.

September 26, 10:00 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

September 28, 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. 


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This Week at the Library – September 10

September 10, 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.

September 12, 10:00 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

 

Coming Up

September 18, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre: “WONDERSTRUCK” – Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Bothe children set out on quests that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.  Runtime 115 minutes. Rated PG.

September 19, 10:00 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

September 20, 7:00 pm, Readers’ Delight – Join us for a discussion “Kindred” by Octavia Butler.  Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the book.


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November 8, 7:00 pm, Author Talk with Bernie Lambek – Author of “Uncivil Liberties“.  Yes, we have this book!  Come in and borrow it or place a hold, so you can read it before the author’s visit!

After a high school student is found dead at the bottom of a rock ledge on the outskirts of Montpelier, Vermont, the community confronts its conflicting beliefs and values—and the truths below the surface. A complex and timely legal mystery, Uncivil Liberties confronts hate speech and free speech, cyberbullying and privacy, religious and sexual freedom, and a community’s many faces of love and loss. In the courtrooms and streets and bedrooms of Montpelier, lawyers and clients and loved ones grapple with moral convictions and prejudices. The novel is imbued with a deep respect for the law as well as for the passionate and irrational human beings who live within, and sometimes beyond, its constraints.

More about the author here: https://www.bernielambek.com/


Come in and see what is happening at the Gilmore Gallery this month.  In preparation for her show, “Becoming a Tree”, in October and November, Cecelia Kane is working on a sculpture in the middle of the gallery.  Come in and chat with her as she works.

 

 
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This Week at the Library – September 3

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September 3, CLOSED in observance of Labor Day.

September 4, 1:30 – 3:00 pm, Aging Well in Peacham – “Helping a Sad or Lonely Friend” – A conversation with Social Worker Terri Aubin.

September 4, 7:00 pm, Kick Your Sugar Cravings: with Robyn Morrison, Certified Transformational Health Coach – Has this summer been a summer of too much ice cream, sweet drinks, and carb loaded BBQs? Is your belly saying “please, no more” but is your urge to have just one more treat over powering your better judgement? Let’s talk all about your cravings! We’ll cover why they exist in the first place, what they mean, and what to do about them. Kicking these cravings once and for all isn’t as hard as you think.

September 5, 10:00 am, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention – Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH. NOTE NEW START TIME.

September 7, 9:15 am, Story Time – Stories, a craft, and a bit of running around.  Everyone is welcome.

September 7, 6:00 pm, Family Movie: “Peter Rabbit” – Enjoy some cocoa, popcorn, and a great movie.  PJs optional.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Running Time 95 minutes. Rated PG.

September 9, 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 –

September 10, 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.


September 18, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre: “WONDERSTRUCK”– Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Bothe children set out on quests that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.  Runtime 115 minutes. Rated PG.

September 20, 7:00 pm, Readers’ Delight    Join us for a discussion “Kindred” by Octavia Butler.  Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the book.

 

 
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