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This week at the library — November 27, 2016

November 28, 6:30 pm, Peacham Knitters and Puzzlers – Bring polaryour knitting or other handwork for an evening of creativity and chatting. Or work on the current jigsaw puzzle.

December 2, 9:15am, Story Time — Stories and play for the young and young at heart.

December 2, 10 am – noon — Coffee Hour — Join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

December 2, 6:00pm, Family Movie – “Polar Express” – Enjoy some cocoa, popcorn and a great movie.  PJ’s optional. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

December 3, 2 – 4 pm, High Holiday Tea — Sip a cup of teatea and visit with your neighbors. Sample our sweet and savory delights. Take a chance with the raffle.  All to support Friends of Peacham Library.

Looking Ahead

December 5, 7:00 pm, Board Meeting – Meetings are open to the public.

December 8, TBA, Hour of Code — Take a break from the holiday preparations to join us at the library for an hour of code.  Try your hand at writing code or learn to program a Lego robot!  There are many tutorials to try, each only an hour long.  To help you out, we’ll have people on hand with coding experience.  Can’t make it to the library, check out the “Hour of Code” website (https://hourofcode.com/us).

December 9, 10 am – noon — Coffee Hour — Join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

December 10, 10am – 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 10, 1:00 pm, Herb Club – Learn about the benefits of herbs in your life.  Herb Club is free and open to everyone. No experience necessary.

December 12, 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.

 
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This week at the library — November 20, 2016

 

November 24, Thanksgiving – CLOSED.

November 25, 10 am – noon — Coffee Hour — Join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

November 28, 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.

December 2, 9:15am, Story Time — Stories and play for the young and young at heart.

December 2, 10 am – noon — Coffee Hour — Join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

December 2, 6:00pm, Family Movie – “Polar Express” – Enjoy some cocoa, popcorn and a great movie.  PJ’s optional. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

December 3, 2 – 4 pm, High Holiday Tea — Sip a cup of tea and visit with your neighbors. Sample our sweet and savory delights. Take a chance with the raffle.  All to support Friends of Peacham Library.

Looking Ahead

December 5, 7:00 pm, Board Meeting – Meetings are open to the public.

December 8, TBA, Hour of Code — Take a break from the holiday preparations to join us at the library for an hour of code.  Try your hand at writing code for a game, an art piece, an app, an arduino or a Lego robot!  There are many tutorials to try, each only an hour long.  To help you out, we’ll also have people on hand with coding experience throughout the day.  Can’t make it to the library, check out the “Hour of Code” website (https://hourofcode.com/us).

December 9, 10 am – noon — Coffee Hour — Join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

December 10, 10am – 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 10, 1:00 pm, Herb Club – Learn about the benefits of herbs in your life.  Herb Club is free and open to everyone. No experience necessary.

December 12, 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.

 
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This week at the library — December 6, 2015

Did you know that you can now support AmazonSmile2Peacham Library by using Amazon Smile?  Just log onto your regular Amazon account through Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to Peacham Library (as long as the library is your chosen charity). Your items cost the same as through the regular Amazon webpage and it benefits the library, so why not give it a try today? There is a handy link right on our home page to help you out

December 7, 7:00 pm, Board Meeting — Meetings are open to the public.

December 8, 1 – 7pm, Hour of Code — Take a break from the holiday preparations to join us at the library for an hour of code.  Try your hand at writing code for a game, an art piece, an app, an arduino or a Lego robot!  There are many tutorials to try, each only an hour long.  To help you out, we’ll also have people on hand with coding experience throughout the day.  Can’t make it to the library, check out the “Hour of Code” website (https://hourofcode.com/us).

December 12, 10am – 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 12, 1:00pm, Herb Club — Join the members of Herb Club for a discussion about herbs and their uses. No experience necessary.

Looking Ahead

December 14, 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.

December 15, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre – Set in 1940, young Ralphie dreams of his ideal present – a Red Ryder 200-shot air rifle and sets off a campaign to obtain the perfect present. Ah, but parents have different ideas. And that’s what a Christmas story is all about. Rated PG.

December 24, 25, CLOSED for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

December 27, 4 – 6 pm, Artist’s Reception, Workshop Weaving by Rebecca Jensen Starting with a warp planned by the instructor, what might a weaver create?

December 28, 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.

December 31, January 1, CLOSED for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Of Interest

Holiday Adopt-a-Book — Looking for a unique present this year?  Why not adopt a book at the library?  Here’s how it works:

  •  Find a book on the list below that you’d like to adopt.  All the books will soon be on display at the library.
  •  Tell the Librarian.
  •  You pay for the book.
  •  The Librarian puts a label in the book (if you want).
  •  You or your adoptee gets to check the book out first.
  •  Your adoptee is happy, you are happy, the Library is happy.
  •  It’s a WIN, WIN, WIN!

A FULL list of the books that are or will be available is now on the library’s website.

 
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This week at the library — February 1, 2015

February 2, 1pm, Introduction to the Arduino – Light up the lights and flash your name across the screen while learning a bit of coding and electronics with a Sparkfun Arduino kit.

February 2, 7pm, Board Meeting – Meetings are open to the public.

February 5, 3:30pm,– Doing the Dewey – Extended Learning Opportunities at the library with Peacham Elementary School explores the Dewey Decimal system one non-fiction section at a time with books, activities and fun.

January 30, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

February 6, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or Fifth Business 2015two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

February 7, 7pm, Community Coffeehouse – The Community Coffeehouse welcomes  back Fifth Business.  Leaving songs about bad love, sung in the key of “me”, to the younger crowd, Fifth Business shares traditional and original music leading off the beaten path. An open mic for those who wish to share their music will be available at 8pm.  Coffee, tea, cider and snacks will be provided.  There is a suggested donation of $5 per person to support library programs.

Looking Ahead

February 9, 6:30, Peacham Knitters — Bring your knitting or other handwork for an evening of creativity and chatting.

February 6, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

February 14, 1pm, Herb Club – The Ayurvedic concept of doshas and quizzes to discover your dosha/constitution are this month’s program.

Of Interest

New books added in January are now posted online!  Expect to see a few more new ones on the shelves in the next week or so!

How are you doing with our Reading Challenge?  The current challenge is read a Dorothy Canfield Fisher book.  For those of you who don’t know, every year Vermont selects 30 books for students in grades 4-8 to read should they wish to. In the spring students vote for their favorite books to select a winner of the “Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award” for the year. The Department of Libraries has a variety of information on this year’s list and a page with links to the yearly lists all the way back to 1957. Peacham Library has large the current DCF books prominently on display, and has large colored dots near the spine label of all DCF books from the last 10 years to help you spot these special books. And why is there a reading list for Vermont students named after Dorothy Canfield Fisher? Find out more on the DCF website.

 
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This week at the library — December 7, 2014

Thank you to all who braved the snow to support Friends of Peacham Library at their annual High Holiday Tea.  Thank you, too, to all who donated items for the raffle, food for the table, and tea for the cup.  A good time was had by all.

Upcoming Events

December 8, 6:30, Peacham Knitters — Bring your knitting or other handwork for an evening of creativity and chatting.

December 11, 1 – 7pm, Coding Day – Take a break from the holidays and join us at the library for an hour of code.  Try your hand at writing code for a game, an art piece, an app or an arduino!  There are many tutorials to try, each only an hour-long.  To help you out, we’ll also have people on hand with coding experience throughout the day.  Can’t make it to the library, check out the “Hour of Code” website.  Suitable for ALL ages!

December 12, 9:00 am, Story Time Stories and crafts for the young and their caregivers.

December 12, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!  Interested in being a host / hostess?  Please let us know if you are as we are looking for folks who would like to host once a month.

December 13, 10am – 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.xmas_craft

December 13, 1pm, Herb Club – Brew a yummy pot of chaga chai and make herbal products such as salves, dream pillows, face and hand cream, tea blends, bath bombs and more.  Projects are not time consuming, so there is a potential for completing 2 or 3 projects.  RSVP (call the library at 592-3216) is required to ensure materials are available.  If you are interested in leading a project, please contact the library.

Looking Ahead

December 16, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre – We’ll show a perennial favorite starring James Stewart and Donna Reed.

December 19, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!  Interested in being a host / hostess?  Please let us know if you are as we are looking for folks who would like to host once a month.

December 22, 6:30, Peacham Knitters — Bring your knitting or other handwork for an evening of creativity and chatting.

December 26, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!  Interested in being a host / hostess?  Please let us know if you are as we are looking for folks who would like to host once a month.

December 24, 25, 30 and January 1 – Closed for Christmas and New Year’s Eve and Day.

January 2, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!  Interested in being a host / hostess?  Please let us know if you are as we are looking for folks who would like to host once a month.

January 3, 7-9pm, Coffee House — The winter Community Coffee House returns to Peacham Library.  Stay tuned for an announcement about the lead performers.  And remember, the second hour has an open mike–dust off instruments, loosen up your vocal chords, and drop in to strut your stuff!2014Adopt

 

Holiday Adopt a Books are Here!  Looking for a unique present for that someone special?  Adopt a book at the library! Here’s how it works: Select a book from those available or suggest a book to the librarian.  After you pay the library for the book we’ll put a special adoption label in and check the book out to your special someone.  When the person has read the book, return it for others to enjoy – both the book and your generosity.  Books may be adopted for people, pets, entities, the library, almost anyone.

 
 

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This week at the library — November 30, 2014

photo1photo2December 1 – 6 — Silent Auction — Support Friends of Peacham Library by bidding  on a gift basket! There are two baskets available for bidding — one of Peacham Farmer’s Market items — garlic, jams, meat, spices, a t-shirt and more — worth about $100. The other is a Holiday Tea basket with six cups and saucers, an antique linen table-cloth, tea and chocolate — priceless. The items are on display now and available for bidding through the holiday tea on Saturday, December 6 (2 – 4pm).

December 1, 6:15pm, Friends of2014 Holiday Tea Peacham Library – Join the Friends as they help plan the annual tea and other events.

December 1, 7pm, Board Meeting – meetings are open to the public.

December 5, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

December 6, 2 – 4pm,  High Holiday Tea — Sip a cup of tea and visit with your neighbors. Sample our sweet and savory delights. Take a chance with the raffle.  All to support Friends of Peacham Library.

Looking Ahead

December 8, 6:30, Peacham Knitters — Bring your knitting or other handwork for an evening of creativity and chatting.

December 11, 1 – 7pm, Coding Day — Take a break from the holidays and join us at the library for an hour of code.  Try your hand at writing code for a game, an art piece, an app or an arduino!  There are many tutorials to try, each only an hour-long.  To help you out, we’ll also have people on hand with coding experience throughout the day.  Can’t make it to the library, check out the “Hour of Code” website.

December 12, 9:00 am, Story Time Stories and crafts for the young and their caregivers.

December 12, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!  Interested in being a host / hostess?  Please let us know we are looking for folks who would like to host once a month.

December 13, 10am – 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 13, 1pm, Herb Club — Brew a yummy pot of chaga chai and make herbal products such as salves, dream pillows, face and hand cream, tea blends, bath bombs and more.  Projects are not time consuming, so there is a potential for completing 2 or 3 projects.  RSVP is required to ensure materials are available.  If you are interested in leading a project, please contact the library.2014Adopt

 

Holiday Adopt a Books are Here!  Looking for a unique present for that someone special?  Adopt a book at the library! Here’s how it works: Select a book from those available or suggest a book to the librarian.  After you pay the library for the book we’ll put a special adoption label in and check the book out to your special someone.  When the person has read the book, return it for others to enjoy – both the book and your generosity.  Books may be adopted for people, pets, entities, the library, almost anyone.

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The Peacham Jigsaw Puzzles will be on display in the Gilmore Gallery through December.  Thank you to all the volunteers who helped to put together 13 different puzzles.

 
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This week at the library — July 27, 2014

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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