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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 – September 9

September 9, 6:00 pm, Peacham Energy Committee – Check in and see what this town committee is working on. This month’s meeting will be upstairs in the library.

September 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.

September 10, 6:30 pm, Peacham Community Housing – This group is a non-profit, charitable organization, supporting and enabling community projects that contribute to Peacham’s quality of living.

September 10, 7:00 pm, Peacham Fire District #1 – The regular monthly meeting is open to the public.

September 11, 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. All levels.

September 12, 6:00 pm, Peacham Fire District #1 – This special monthly meeting is open to the public.

September 13, 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.

September 15, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Gallery Reception: Concurrence – CCSU Faculty Show – Work by Caledonia Central Supervisory Union Visual Art Department.

Coming Up

September 16, 7:00 pm, Library Board Meeting – Meetings are open to the public. 

September 17, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre: “The Public” – A Cincinnati librarian helps a group of homeless people take refuge at the free public library in order to survive a brutal winter night. 122 minutes. Rated PG-13. NEW!Encore showing at 6 PM.

September 18, 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. All levels.

September 19, 7:00 pm, Readers’ Delight – Join us for a discussion of  “Sunday Philosophy Club” by Alexander McCall Smith.  Amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie is a philosopher and Editor of the Review of Applied Ethics, who also uses her training to solve unusual mysteries. Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the book. 

September 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.

September 21, 11:00 am, Fall Fondo Pie Sale – Stop by the Peacham Library basement to grab a slice of a wide variety of homemade pies! Highlights last year were chocolate cream, buttermilk pie and key lime in addition to all sorts of fruit pies. Sale continues until pies are gone!

September 23, 6:30 pm, Peacham Knitters and Puzzlers – 

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This Week at the Library – September 2

September 2, Closed, Labor Day 

September 3, 1:30 pm, Aging Well in Peacham: “Richard Lyders: Poetry” – Enjoy some poetry, with food, fun and socializing with this monthly group.  

September 4, 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. All levels.

September 6, 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.

September 6, 6:00 pm, Family Movie: “Dumbo” – Enjoy some lemonade, popcorn, and a great movie.  PJs optional.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Running Time 112 minutes. Rated PG.

Coming Up

September 9, 6:00 pm, Peacham Energy Committee – Check in and see what this town committee is working on. This month’s meeting will be upstairs in the library.

September 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.

September 10, 6:30 pm, Peacham Community Housing – This group is a non-profit, charitable organization, supporting and enabling community projects that contribute to Peacham’s quality of living.

September 10, 7:00 pm, Peacham Fire District #1 – The regular monthly meeting is open to the public.

September 11, 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. All levels.

September 13, 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.

September 15, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Gallery Reception: Concurrence – CCSU Faculty Show – Work by Caledonia Central Supervisory Union Visual Art Department.

 
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This Week at the Library – August 26

August 26, 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 28, 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. No instructor in August, but you are welcome to come and practice with friends.

August 29, 5:30 pm, Story Time at the Farmer’s Market – Join us at the Farmer’s Market this summer as the Library brings stories, and a craft to the Peacham Farmer’s Market.  Everyone is welcome. 

August 29, 7:00 pm, Summer Series: Peacham Landings: Re-Peopling of Vermont –  Author Paul M. Searls and his new book, Re-peopling Vermont: A Paradox of Development in the Twentieth Century, about the historic patterns of “re-peopling” Vermont concludes our series.  Join us for an informal community dialogue that includes the author. The library has multiple copies of this book available to borrow.

August 30, 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 2, Closed, Labor Day 

September 3, 1:30 pm, Aging Well in Peacham: “Richard Lyders: Poetry” – Enjoy some poetry, with food, fun and socializing with this monthly group.  

September 4, 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. All levels.

September 6, 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.

September 6, 6:00 pm, Family Movie: “Dumbo” – Enjoy some lemonade, popcorn, and a great movie.  PJs optional.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Running Time 112 minutes. Rated PG.

 
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This Week at the Library – August 19

August 20, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre: “Christopher Robin” – Christopher Robin — now a family man living in London — receives a surprise visit from his old childhood pals, and they embark on a journey to help Christopher rediscover the joy of life. 103 minutes. Rated PG.

August 21, 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. No instructor in August, but you are welcome to come and practice with friends.

August 22, 1:30 pm, Movie and a Craft: “Galaxy Quest”What’s it like to be captured by aliens? Come, watch this move and go along for the ride Stay and create an your own alien! Children under 8 should be accompanied by parent or caregiver.

August 22, 5:30 pm, Story Time at the Farmer’s Market – Join us at the Farmer’s Market this summer as the Library brings stories, and a craft to the Peacham Farmer’s Market.  Everyone is welcome. 

August 22, 7:00 pm, Summer Series: Peacham Landings: 60’s and 70’s – Arriving from New York, San Francisco or beyond, folks came to Peacham in the 60’s and 70’s and have astonishing “landing” stories from following the trail of an old buried diary to escaping uptight urban parents to following a guru.  Please bring stories of your own arrival from this era. 

August 23, 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 26, 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 28, 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. No instructor in August, but you are welcome to come and practice with friends.

August 29, 5:30 pm, Story Time at the Farmer’s Market – Join us at the Farmer’s Market this summer as the Library brings stories, and a craft to the Peacham Farmer’s Market.  Everyone is welcome. 

August 29, 7:00 pm, Summer Series: Peacham Landings: Re-Peopling of Vermont –  Author Paul M. Searls and his new book, Re-peopling Vermont: A Paradox of Development in the Twentieth Century, about the historic patterns of “re-peopling” Vermont concludes our series.  Join us for an informal community dialogue that includes the author. The library has multiple copies of this book available to borrow throughout the month of August.

 
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This Week at the Library – August 12

August 12, 6:00 pm, Peacham Energy Committee – Check in and see what this town committee is working on. This month’s meeting will be upstairs in the library.

August 12, 6:30 pm, Peacham Knitters and Puzzlers with Ply Splitting Workshop – Bring your knitting or other handwork or try something new: Introduction to Ply-Split Braiding – Picture this:  You are going mildly crazy wondering how to stay sane for a month as you recover from surgery; contemplating an upcoming long flight / drive; or looking for a way not to fret as you take your college freshman to college.  The solution – ply-split braiding!  It keeps your hands busy, you can easily complete a small project in a few hours, and you feel like you are being productive all with a bit of cord and a grip fid that fit almost neatly in your pocket. 

August 13, 9:30 – 10:30 am, Sun and Moon Art – Be creative, using the sun and moon as inspiration! There will be projects for various ages. All ages with adult as needed.

August 13, 6:30 pm, Peacham Community Housing – This group is a non-profit, charitable organization, supporting and enabling community projects that contribute to Peacham’s quality of living.

August 13, 7:00 pm, Peacham Fire District #1 – The regular monthly meeting is open to the public.

August 14, 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. No instructor in August, but you are welcome to come and practice with friends.

August 15, 5:30 pm, Story Time at the Farmer’s Market – Join us at the Farmer’s Market this summer as the Library brings stories, and a craft to the Peacham Farmer’s Market.  Everyone is welcome. 

August 15, 7:00 pm, Readers’ Delight – Join us for a discussion of  “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” by Erik Larsen.  The book looks at the sinking of Lusitania during World War I and the events surrounding the sinking. Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the book. 

August 16, 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 16, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Preview Screening of Ken Burns’ “Country Music” – Together with the Peacham Acoustic Music Festival, Vermont PBS is proud to present a special FREE preview screening of the latest documentary from filmmaker Ken Burns, followed by a discussion with Jim Rooney and Bob Amos.

Country Music is a 16-hour series exploring the history of a uniquely American art form. From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, learn how country music evolved over the course of the 20th century, as it eventually emerged to become America’s music. Country Music features never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists.

The documentary premiers on Vermont PBS and online on September 15. Learn more: https://go.vermontpbs.org/CMP.

Seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your tickets in advance. Use the Eventbrite page to reserve tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/preview-screening-of-country-music-a-film-by-ken-burns-tickets-68528724259

**Please arrive 30 minutes early to secure parking and a shuttle ride to the heart of the Village of Peacham. Please follow signs to parking locations.

Coming Up

August 20, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre: “Christopher Robin” – Christopher Robin — now a family man living in London — receives a surprise visit from his old childhood pals, and they embark on a journey to help Christopher rediscover the joy of life. 103 minutes. Rated PG.

August 21, 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. No instructor in August, but you are welcome to come and practice with friends.

August 22, 1:30 pm, Movie and a Craft: “Galaxy Quest”What’s it like to be captured by aliens? Come, watch this move and go along for the ride Stay and create an your own alien! Children under 8 should be accompanied by parent or caregiver.

August 22, 5:30 pm, Story Time at the Farmer’s Market – Join us at the Farmer’s Market this summer as the Library brings stories, and a craft to the Peacham Farmer’s Market.  Everyone is welcome. 

August 22, 7:00 pm, Summer Series: Peacham Landings: 60’s and 70’s – Arriving from New York, San Francisco or beyond, folks came to Peacham in the 60’s and 70’s and have astonishing “landing” stories from following the trail of an old buried diary to escaping uptight urban parents to following a guru.  Please bring stories of your own arrival from this era. 

August 23, 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.

Book Discussion

Books Available for August 29, 7:00 pm, Summer Series: Peacham Landings: Re-Peopling of Vermont –  Author Paul M. Searls and his new book, Re-peopling Vermont: A Paradox of Development in the Twentieth Century, about the historic patterns of “re-peopling” Vermont concludes our series.  Join us for an informal community dialogue that includes the author. The library has multiple copies of this book available to borrow throughout the month of August.

 
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This Week at the Library – August 5

August 5, 6:00 pm, Library Board Meeting – Trustee Orientation with VT Department of Libraries Consultantant. Regular Board Meeting to follow. Meetings are open to the public. 

August 6, 1:30 pm, Aging Well in Peacham: “Healthy Cooking” – Join Rosie Gill for some fun in the kitchen and socializing with this monthly group.  

August 7, 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. No instructor in August, but you are welcome to come and practice with friends.

August 8, 1:30 pm, Movie and a Craft: “Treasure Planet” – Enjoy this animated sci-fi adventure movie. Stay and create an out-of-this-world craft! Children under 8 should be accompanied by parent or caregiver.

August 8, 5:30 pm, Story Time at the Farmer’s Market – Join us at the Farmer’s Market this summer as the Library brings stories, and a craft to the Peacham Farmer’s Market.  Everyone is welcome. 

August 8, 7:00 pm, Summer Series: Peacham Landings: FARMINGWho comes to Peacham to farm? What are some unique meanings of farming in current times? Be among the first to see the short film premier: DUCKS on the GOLD SHAW FARM by MORGAN GOLD. Learn about a new generation of farmer, one who uses social media as a tool on his specialty farm.  Conversation to follow. Did you come here to farm? We will explore the long tradition of coming to Peacham to farm and what that may mean today. 

August 9, 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 10, 1:00 pm, Woof! What’s the Dog Saying? – Is a yawn always just a yawn? Why does a dog shake off even when it’s not wet? Why is growling good? Is a tail wag always friendly?This multi-media extravaganza of fun helps us all understand what dogs say to us with their bodies. We’ll demystify dog communication, reveal some common dog-human misunderstandings, and learn how we can all live safely and happily together.  After the presentation, the audience gets to engage in exercises to practice reading dog body language. (Shhhh…this is for humans only…dogs must be left at home!)

Coming Up

August 12, 6:00 pm, Peacham Energy Committee – Check in and see what this town committee is working on. This month’s meeting will be upstairs in the library.

August 22, 6:30 pm, Peacham Knitters and Puzzlers with Special Guest – Bring your knitting or other handwork for an evening of creativity and chatting.  Or work on the current jigsaw puzzle while you chat.

August 13, 9:30 – 11:00 am, Sun and Moon Art – Be creative,sing the sun and moon as inspiration! There will be projects for various ages. (Signup required by August 6; all ages with adult as needed)

August 13, 6:30 pm, Peacham Community Housing – This group is a non-profit, charitable organization, supporting and enabling community projects that contribute to Peacham’s quality of living.

August 13, 7:00 pm, Peacham Fire District #1 – The regular monthly meeting is open to the public.

August 14, 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. No instructor in August, but you are welcome to come and practice with friends.

August 15, 5:30 pm, Story Time at the Farmer’s Market – Join us at the Farmer’s Market this summer as the Library brings stories, and a craft to the Peacham Farmer’s Market.  Everyone is welcome. 

August 15, 7:00 pm, Readers’ Delight – Join us for a discussion of  “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” by Erik Larsen.  The book looks at the sinking of Lusitania during World War I and the events surrounding the sinking. Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the book. 

August 16, 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 – July 29

July 30, 9:30 am, MicrobitsUsing this small programmable device, we will solve a series of coding challenges. Suitable for 10+ years old). Please register with the library at least one week in advance.

July 30, 6:30 pm, Recycling Workshop – The Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District bringing you all the information you need to recycle with confidence in the NEKWMD!

July 31, 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.

August 1, 5:30 pm, Story Time at the Farmer’s Market – Join us at the Farmer’s Market this summer as the Library brings stories, and a craft to the Peacham Farmer’s Market.  Everyone is welcome. 

August 1, 7:00 pm, Summer Series – Peacham Landings: Animals –  Animal stories that include horses, alpaca, sheep and more as we meet and chat with the people who came to Peacham because of the terrific hill farm conditions for raising animals and its related fiber production.  Did you come to Peacham to raise animals? Join in the conversation, we would love to hear your “tails”. 

Peacham Landings is a new storytelling project meant to cultivate connections to each other and to our community’s history by asking the question: “How did you land in Peacham?” Funded through a grant from Vermont Humanities Council, Peacham Landings launched this summer. 

August 2, 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 2, 6:45 pm, Family Movie: “Mary Poppins Returns” – Enjoy some lemonade, popcorn, and a great movie.  PJs optional.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Running Time 140 minutes. Rated PG.

August 10, 1:00 pm, Gold Star Dog Training – Is a yawn always just a yawn? Why does a dog shake off even when it’s not wet? Why is growling good? Is a tail wag always friendly?This multi-media extravaganza of fun helps us all understand what dogs say to us with their bodies. We’ll demystify dog communication, reveal some common dog-human misunderstandings, and learn how we can all live safely and happily together.  After the presentation, the audience gets to engage in exercises to practice reading dog body language. (Shhhh…this is for humans only…dogs must be left at home!)

 
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