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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

2020 Town Appropriation Request

This week the Peacham Library board of trustees submitted a request for an increase in our appropriation to the Town of Peacham’s Appropriations Committee. In the next 30 days, we will be gathering signatures from registered voters of Peacham to qualify to be included on the 2020 Town Meeting ballot. 

As a supporter of the library, we ask that you consider signing our petition. Forms may be found at the library, and other central locations around the village. 

Our public library, free and open to all who enter, is always in the top percentile in terms of usage of our programs and services per capita compared to other libraries throughout the state. By contrast, we are in a very low percentile when looking at the amount of local appropriation we receive from the town. We ask the voters of Peacham to consider the library’s central place in our community, both as a vital utility and as a place for pure enjoyment. This increase in our appropriation amounts to an investment on the part of the voters of Peacham, and w.ill allow us to sustain and grow our services now and into the future.

Read the entire letter here

If you have any questions, please contact board president Gillian Sewake (gsewake@gmail.com or in the evenings at 592-3060), or any of the other library trustees.
 
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Posted by on 16 December 2019 in News

 

This Week at the Library – December 16

December 17, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre  – Join us for a screening of a popular movie. Title to be announced.  Encore showing at 6 PM.

December 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.

December 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.

Coming Up

December 23, 6:30 pm, Peacham Knitters and Puzzlers and Scrabblers – Bring your knitting or other handwork, work on the current jigsaw puzzle while enjoying lively company and conversation. We will also have the the Scrabble™ board for any interested wordsmiths. 

December 24 & 25, Christmas & Christmas Eve -The library will be closed.

December 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.

December 31 & January 1, 2020 New Year’s Eve & Day-The library will be closed.

 
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Posted by on 16 December 2019 in News

 

This week at the Library – December 9

December 9, 6:30 pm, Peacham Knitters and Puzzlers and Scrabblers – Bring your knitting or other handwork, work on the current jigsaw puzzle while enjoying lively company and conversation. We will also have the the Scrabble™ board for any interested wordsmiths. 

December 9, 6:00 pm, Peacham Energy Committee – Check in and see what this town committee is working on. 

December 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.

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

December 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.

December 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.

December 14, 10:00 am – noon, Santa, Crafts and Latkes –  A party for the whole family.  Start the morning with crafts, followed by a visit from the man in red, and end with a feast of latkes and applesauce.

December 15, 3:00 pm, Fedco Catalog Order Gathering –  It’s never too soon to start thinking about spring and your garden. Take a break from holiday preparations and join us to talk gardens. Share your successes & favorite varieties. Help place a community order large enough to qualify for an up to 20% discount. Order deadline Jan. 4. New to Fedco? Come and find out more. Catalogs available at the library and Town Offices.Optional: Bring a snack to share.

December 15, 4:00 pm – 6 pm, Gallery Reception: Susan McClellan  –  Come and view the paintings and visit with the artists

Coming Up

December 17, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre  – Join us for a screening of a popular movie. Title to be announced.  Encore showing at 6 PM.

December 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.

December 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.

 
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Posted by on 9 December 2019 in News

 

This Week at the Library – December 2

December 2, 7:00 pm, Library Board Meeting – Meetings are open to the public. 

December 3, 1:30 pm, Aging Well in Peacham: Holiday Celebrarion – Enjoy an afternoon at the library, with food, fun and socializing with this monthly group.  

December 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.

December 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.

December 6, 6:00 pm, Family Movie: “Polar Express” – Enjoy some hot cocoa, popcorn, and a great movie.  PJs optional.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Rated G. Running time 100 minutes.

December  7, 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.

December 8, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, High Holiday Tea – Sip a cup of tea and visit with your neighbors. Sample our sweet and savory delights. Bid on a festive selection of donated items in the silent auction. Take a chance with the raffle.  All to support Friends of Peacham Library.

Coming Up

December 9, 6:30 pm, Peacham Knitters and Puzzlers and Scrabblers – Bring your knitting or other handwork, work on the current jigsaw puzzle while enjoying lively company and conversation. We will also have the the Scrabble™ board for any interested wordsmiths. 

December 9, 6:00 pm, Peacham Energy Committee – Check in and see what this town committee is working on. 

December 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.

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

December 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.

December 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.

December 14, 10:00 am – noon, Santa, Crafts and Latkes –  A party for the whole family.  Start the morning with crafts, followed by a visit from the man in red, and end with a feast of latkes and applesauce.

December 15, 3:00 pm, Fedco Catalog Order Gathering –  It’s never too soon to start thinking about spring and your garden. Take a break from holiday preparations and join us to talk gardens. Share your successes & favorite varieties. Help place a community order large enough to qualify for an up to 20% discount. Order deadline Jan. 4. New to Fedco? Come and find out more. Catalogs available at the library and Town Offices.Optional: Bring a snack to share.

December 15, 4:00 pm – 6 pm, Gallery Reception: Susan McClellan  –  Come and view the paintings and visit with the artists

 
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Posted by on 2 December 2019 in News

 

This Week at the Library – November 25

November 25, 6:30 pm, Peacham Knitters and Puzzlers and Scrabblers – NEW this month, we will break out the Scrabble™ board for any interested wordsmiths. Bring your knitting or other handwork, work on the current jigsaw puzzle while enjoying lively company and conversation.

November 27, 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.

November 28, Thanksgiving -The library will be closed.

November 29, 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

December 2, 7:00 pm, Library Board Meeting – Meetings are open to the public.

December 2, 7:00 pm, Library Board Meeting – Meetings are open to the public. 

December 3, 1:30 pm, Aging Well in Peacham: Holiday Celebrarion – Enjoy an afternoon at the library, with food, fun and socializing with this monthly group.  

December 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.

December 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.

December, 6:00 pm, Family Movie: “Polar Express” – Enjoy some lemonade, popcorn, and a great movie.  PJs optional.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Rated G. Running time 100 minutes.

December 8, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Annual High Tea and Auction Fundraiser – The Friends of the Library invite you to sip a cup of tea and visit with your neighbor. Sample our sweet and savory delights. Silent auction and raffle of wonderful local foods, crafts and services. Live Music. Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the library

 
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Posted by on 25 November 2019 in News

 

This Week at the Library – November 18

November 19, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre: “Rocket Man” – Young Reginald Dwight changes his name and becomes one of the most iconic figures in pop history: Elton John. Rated R. Running Time 120 minutes. NEW!Encore showing at 6 PM.

November 20, 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.

November 21, 7:00 pm, Readers’ Delight – Join us for a discussion of  “These Truths” by Jill LePore (This month – Part Three and Part Four).  The most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, this book offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation. Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the book. 

November 22, 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

November 25, 6:30 pm, Peacham Knitters and Puzzlers and Scrabblers – NEW this month, we will break out the Scrabble™ board for any interested wordsmiths. Bring your knitting or other handwork, work on the current jigsaw puzzle while enjoying lively company and conversation.

November 27, 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.

November 28, Thanksgiving -The library will be closed.

November 29, 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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Posted by on 18 November 2019 in News

 

Concert and Pot Luck Dinner

Kingdom Mountain Dulcimer Ensemble Concert

2:30 PM

Please join us for a delightful afternoon with beautiful music! Come out to hear an hour of traditional and multicultural music on the mountain dulcimer, including a brief history of this American folk instrument. This is a free event!

“Soup & Stories”

3:30 PM

A Community Pot Luck Dinner

We invite you to stay for a Community Pot Luck Dinner after the concert. Bring a dish to share and visit with the musicians and your neighbors. Sign up here for the Pot Luck (optional) https://www.mealtrain.com/potlucks/gw567l .

Stories and a craft for all kids attending will happen at approximately 4:30.

 
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Posted by on 13 November 2019 in News