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Notice of Virtual Meeting

The Peacham Library Board of Trustees meetings are open to the public, and are held on the first Monday of the month. 

In support of the governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order, the meeting on Monday, April 6th at 7:00 p.m. will be conducted via video conference.

Contact peachamlibrary@gmail.com or call board president Gillian Sewake at 592-3060 to receive the Zoom meeting link to join.

 
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Posted by on 6 April 2020 in News

 

Peacham Library will be closed until further notice

All programs and meetings have been postponed due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

The Director and the Board of Trustees will meet on April 6 and review the COVID-19 situation and re-evaluate opening the library, if it is deemed safe for both patrons and staff.

The cancellations and postponements include the Gardening Group, Soup & Stories, Movie Matinee, all Tai Chi and Yoga classes, Reader’s Delight discussion group, On Guard Meeting, Abdi Nor Iftin author talk, Introduction to Ikebana, Knitters and Puzzlers, Quilt Circle, Alcoholics Anonymous and our Friday Coffee Hours.

Why? Because we care about our community and we want to be a part of helping to keep everyone healthy. We may be ahead of the curve but better that, than wait too long. We may always reverse our decision, if we find we are overly cautious. We cannot reverse the decision if we stay open and find that we helped spread the disease.

That does not mean that you can’t get books and movies! Just send us an email – peachamlibrary@gmail.com with your requests and we will find a way to get them to you! If you can drive over, we’ll bring them out to you in your car! If you can’t come to the library, let us know – we are working on making arrangements for delivery. You can call us too – 592-3216, though we won’t be checking phone messages as often as emails.

Don’t forget that you have access to eBooks and audiobooks online at ListenUp Vermont https://gmlc.overdrive.com/. Send an email if you need any help with the service.

Would you like to hold a virtual meeting? I am no expert, but would be glad to meet with you and help figure out a way to do that.

Though our doors are closed, we will be working on (germ free) ways to reach out and stay connected to the community. Thank you for your understanding.

And don’t forget to wash your hands!

 
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Posted by on 14 March 2020 in News

 

This Week at the Library – March 9

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

March 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. 

March 10, 1:30 pm, Aging Well in Peacham: – This event is open to everyone. Enjoy an afternoon at the library, with food, fun and socializing with this monthly group. 

March 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.

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

March 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.

March 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.

March 14, 7:00 pm, Alcoholics Anonymous – Weekly meeting.

March 15, 12:30 pm, Soil Blocking Garden Gathering and Potluck – Spring is getting closer! This month we will be making soil blocks for starting seedlings. All are welcome. Bring seeds to share again this month, if you’d like. Bring a dish to share.

March 15, 5:00 pm, Soup and Stories – A potluck dinner that includes a story time for the kids. Bring along something to share. Soccer families are welcome to join us after the game, too.

Coming Up

March 17, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre: “The Peanut Butter Falcon” – A young boy with Down syndrome runs away to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. Rated PG-13.Running Time 96 minutes. 

March 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.

March  18, 6:30 pm, Selectboard Meeting

March 19, 7:00 pm, Readers’ Delight – Join us for a discussion of  2 titles: “In the Garden of beasts” by Eric Larson and “Dr. Seuss Goes to War” by Richard Minear. “Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the books. 

March 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.

March 20, 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm, Quilting Circle – Do you love to sew? Whether you make quilts now or would like to learn, gather with us to show-and-tell what you are working on – or stuck one! This is a new group to support local quilters. 

March 21, 7:00 pm, Alcoholics Anonymous – Weekly meeting.

March 22, 4:30 pm, Author Talk: Abdi Nor Iftin – “Call Me American” – As a child in war-torn Mogadishu, Abdi Nor Iftin learned English by watching action movies. When U.S. Marines landed to take on the warlords, Abdi cheered the arrival of these real-life American action heroes. Abdi share his story and his book “Call Me American” will be available for purchase and signing.  To be guaranteed a copy in either hardcover or paperback please call Green Mountain Books and Prints  at (802) 626-5051 to reserve your copy.

 
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This Week at the Library – March 2

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

March 3, TOWN MEETING – Please support the Library’s request for an appropriation from the town. 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 will allow us to sustain and grow our services now and into the future. Read our full request letter here.

March 3, TOWN MEETING – The library will open after the conclusion of Town Meeting.

March 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.

March  4, 6:30 pm, Selectboard Meeting

March 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.

March 6, 6:00 pm, Family Movie: “Toy Story 4” – 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.

March 7, 11:00 am, Story Time – Join us for a program of stories, and a craft and running around.

March 7, 7:00 pm, Winter Coffeehouse with Deb ’n Dean – Join us for our annual “Coffee House” live music series with performances each month from January through March. The Coffee House series brings community together around live music, warm beverages, refreshments, and camaraderie during cold winter evenings. The community is invited to join in during an open mic session following each show. A $5 suggested donation is requested. 

Deb ‘n Dean, otherwise known as Debbie Gray and Dean Bornstein, are an acoustic/electric duo who perform an energetic variety of pop, country, and blues music. Combining acoustic and electric guitar and bass for a more eclectic sound, they have played solo gigs and with bands across Vermont and New Hampshire. Their collaboration creates a unique sound as they explore their varied musical interests from country classics like Merle Haggard and Mary Chapin Carpenter, singer/songwriter legends like Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne, and pop music of The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Wilco creating a versatile songbook that is always evolving.

March 7, 7:00 pm, Alcoholics Anonymous – Weekly meeting will be held upstairs.

Coming Up

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

March 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. 

March 10, 1:30 pm, Aging Well in Peacham – This event is open to everyone. Enjoy an afternoon at the library, with food, fun and socializing with this monthly group. 

March 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.

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

March 10, Deposit Due for Introduction to Ikebana  – $10 deposit due, $5 balance due day of class. Learn about the principle and philosophy of Ikenbana Flower Arranging with L.J. Stewart. Ikebana is the art of beautifully arranging cut stems, leaves, and flowers in vases and other containers that evolved in Japan over seven centuries. Fee for materials.

March 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.

March 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.

March 14, 7:00 pm, Alcoholics Anonymous – Weekly meeting.

March 15, 12:30 pm, Soil Blocking Garden Gathering and Potluck – Spring is getting closer! This month we will be making soil blocks for starting seedlings. All are welcome. Bring seeds to share again this month, if you’d like. Bring a dish to share.

March 15, 5:00 pm, Soup and Stories – A potluck dinner that includes a story time for the kids. Bring along something to share. Soccer families are welcome to join us after the game, too.

 
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This Week at the Library – February 24

February 24, 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.

February 26, 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.

February 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.

February 29, 7:00 pm, Alcoholics Anonymous – Weekly meeting.

Coming Up

March  1, 4:30 pm, Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time – Presented by the Vermont Coverts, this film explores the life and legacy of famed conservationist Aldo Leopold (A Sand County Almanac) and his land ethic philosophy. GREEN FIRE explores his personal journey of observation and understanding. It reveals how his ideas resonate with people across the entire American landscape, from inner cities to the most remote wild lands. The film challenges viewers to contemplate their own relationship with the land. A pot luck dinner will follow the film. Everyone is welcome.

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

March 3, TOWN MEETING – Please support the Library’s request for an appropriation from the town. 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 our full request letter here.

March 3, TOWN MEETING – The library will open after the conclusion of Town Meeting.

March 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.

March  4, 6:30 pm, Selectboard Meeting

March 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.

March 6, 6:00 pm, Family Movie: “Toy Story 4” – 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.

March 7, 7:00 pm, Alcoholics Anonymous – Weekly meeting will be held upstairs.

March 7, 7:00 pm, Winter Coffeehouse with Deb ’n Dean – Join us for our annual “Coffee House” live music series with performances each month from January through March. The Coffee House series brings community together around live music, warm beverages, refreshments, and camaraderie during cold winter evenings. The community is invited to join in during an open mic session following each show. A $5 suggested donation is requested. 

Deb ‘n Dean, otherwise known as Debbie Gray and Dean Bornstein, are an acoustic/electric duo who perform an energetic variety of pop, country, and blues music. Combining acoustic and electric guitar and bass for a more eclectic sound, they have played solo gigs and with bands across Vermont and New Hampshire. Their collaboration creates a unique sound as they explore their varied musical interests from country classics like Merle Haggard and Mary Chapin Carpenter, singer/songwriter legends like Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne, and pop music of The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Wilco creating a versatile songbook that is always evolving.

 
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Posted by on 24 February 2020 in News

 

This Week at the Library – February 17

February 18, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre: “Yesterday” – A struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, Jack becomes on overnight sensation. Rated PG-13.Running Time 117 minutes.

February 18, 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. (February 11th’s rescheduled meeting)

February 19, 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.

February  19, 6:30 pm, Selectboard Meeting

February 20, 6:30 pm, Northeast Vermont On Guard presents: “Suppressed: The Fight to Vote”  – Thenew documentaryweaves together personal stories from voters across the state of Georgia to paint an undeniable picture of voter suppression in the 2018 midterm election where Stacey Abrams fought to become the first Black female governor in the U.S. The issues Georgians faced included polling place closures, voter purges, missing absentee ballots, extreme wait times and a host of voter ID issues – all of which disproportionately prevented many students and people of color from casting their ballots. Suppressed: The Fight to Vote features experts, poll watchers and everyday Georgians speaking to the reality of voter suppression and the threat it poses in 2020. In a race that was ultimately decided by 54,723 votes, the film exposes that the basic constitutional right to vote continues to be under siege in America. Dessert will served.

February 20, 7:00 pm, Readers’ Delight – Join us for a discussion of  “Becoming” by Michelle Obama. Former United States first lady Michelle Obama talks about her roots and how she found her voice, as well as her time in the White House, her public health campaign, and her role as a mother.

February 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.

February 21, 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm, Quilting Circle – Do you love to sew? Whether you make quilts now or would like to learn, gather with us to show-and-tell what you are working on – or stuck one! Bring your favorite patterns or fabric to show, or things you might like to trade. This is a new group to support local quilters. If you are interested but cannot make the meeting, let us know.

February 22, 7:00 pm, Alcoholics Anonymous – Weekly meeting. 

February 23, 4:00 pm, Informational Meeting and Dessert Buffet – The Peacham Library is requesting an increase in our town appropriation at Town Meeting on March 3, 2020. The Board of Trustees invites the community to an information session to learn more about why the library is making this request at this time. 

After a brief presentation by the Trustees, there will be ample time & opportunity to ask questions and begin a dialogue about the value of our library and how best it can be responsive to the needs of our community. Refreshments will be served. Please join us for this important conversation.We look forward to seeing you there! Contact Board Chair Gillian Sewake with questions: gsewake@gmail.com or in the evenings at 592-3060

Coming Up

February 24, 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.

February 26, 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.

February 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.

February 29, 7:00 pm, Alcoholics Anonymous – Weekly meeting.

 
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This Week at the Library – February 10

February 10, 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. 

February 11, 7:00 pm, Peacham Fire District #1 – The regular monthly meeting is open to the public. 

February 12, 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.

February 14, 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.

February 14, 7:00 pm, On the Joy of Nordic Skiing: Norway and other Treasures  – At this video presentation with Robert Van Vranken, he will share films some of his favorite places to nordic ski around Europe.

February 15, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Chili Sale – Peacham Library Trustees, Staff and Friends provide plenty of soul warming chili for a break from the chilly temperatures outside! Serving at the Peacham Congregational Church.

February 15, 7:00 pm, Alcoholics Anonymous – Weekly meeting.

February 16, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, First Aid for Women – A women-only chance to learn patient assessment and response, resulting in SOLO First Aid certification.  Cost of $80 includes instruction, certification fee, and training materials. For more information: https://trainnek.com/solo-first-aid-for-women/

February 16, 12:30 pm, Seed Swap Garden Gathering and Potluck – Do you enjoy perusing garden catalogs and thinking about spring? Come and chat about seeds, gardening and spring. Do you have seeds that you would like to share? Bring them along. Want to try something new or only need a few seeds? You might find something here! All are welcome. Small seed envelopes will be provided. Bring a dish to share. (We will meet upstairs).

Coming Up

February 18, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre: “Yesterday” – A struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, Jack becomes on overnight sensation. Rated PG-13.Running Time 117 minutes.

February 18, 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.

February 19, 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.

February  19, 6:30 pm, Selectboard Meeting

February 20, 6:30 pm, Northeast Vermont On Guard presents: “Suppressed: The Fight to Vote”  – Thenew documentaryweaves together personal stories from voters across the state of Georgia to paint an undeniable picture of voter suppression in the 2018 midterm election where Stacey Abrams fought to become the first Black female governor in the U.S. The issues Georgians faced included polling place closures, voter purges, missing absentee ballots, extreme wait times and a host of voter ID issues – all of which disproportionately prevented many students and people of color from casting their ballots. Suppressed: The Fight to Vote features experts, poll watchers and everyday Georgians speaking to the reality of voter suppression and the threat it poses in 2020. In a race that was ultimately decided by 54,723 votes, the film exposes that the basic constitutional right to vote continues to be under siege in America. Dessert will served.

February 20, 7:00 pm, Readers’ Delight – Join us for a discussion of  “Becoming” by Michelle Obama. Former United States first lady Michelle Obama talks about her roots and how she found her voice, as well as her time in the White House, her public health campaign, and her role as a mother. Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the book. 

February 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.

February 21, 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm, Quilting Circle – Do you love to sew? Whether you make quilts now or would like to learn, gather with us to show-and-tell what you are working on – or stuck one! Bring your favorite patterns or fabric to show, or things you might like to trade. This is a new group to support local quilters. If you are interested but cannot make the meeting, let us know.

February 22, 7:00 pm, Alcoholics Anonymous – Weekly meeting. 

February 23, 4:00 pm, Informational Meeting and Dessert Buffet – Come and enjoy a variety of sweets, while Library Trustees and the Director answer your questions about our Town Appropriation request this year.

 
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Posted by on 10 February 2020 in News