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This week at the Library – February 25

February 25, 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.

February 26, 2:00 pm, Vacation Movie: “The Incredibles 2” – Enjoy some cocoa, popcorn, and a great movie.  Children 8 and under should be accompanied by an adult.  Running Time 105 minutes. Rated PG.  

February 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.

February 28, 2:00 pm, Vacation: “Breakout Escape Room” –

Solve a puzzle, collect the clues and follow the trail to see if you can “Break Out” by unlocking the mysterious box!  

  1:30 PM – Escape the Big Bad Wolf –Help Little Red reach Grandma’s house! This session will be based on solving color, shape and number clues with minimal reading needed. For PreK – K with an adult assistant. Solving time approximately 30 minutes.

  3:30 PM – Happily Ever After  – Unlock the secret location of the Fairy Tales locked away by an evil wizard! This session will be based on riddles, math problems and written clues. Solving time approximately 30 minutes.

Children 8 and under should be accompanied by parent or caregiver.

February 28, 5:30 pm, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Beginner’s Class – Start at the beginning and learn about this ancient practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting. Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

March  1, 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 1, 6:00 pm, Family Movie: “Smallfoot” – Enjoy some cocoa, popcorn, and a great movie.  PJs optional.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Running Time 109 minutes. Rated PG.  

March 2, 11:00 am, Story Time – Special Spanish Story Time with Rachael Moragues Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this bilingual experience. 

March 2, 7:00 pm, Winter Coffee House: “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.

Light refreshments will be served. There is a $5 suggested donation. Open mic will follow their performance.  

Coming Up

March 4, 7:00 pm, Library Board Meeting – Meetings are open to the public.

March 5, Town Meeting – The library will open when Town Meeting is over.

March 6, 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.

March 7, 5:30 pm, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Beginner’s Class – Start at the beginning and learn about this ancient practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting. Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

March 8, 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 10, 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 – February 18

February 19, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre: – This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family. 120 minutes. Rated PG-13.

February 19, 7:00 pm, Frederick Douglass: Peacham resident Julie Hansen, Director of Thaddeus Stevens School, will share the life of Fredrick Douglass in the broader context of a life devoted to establishing the equality for African Americans as well for women.  She recently attended a week-log seminar at Yale under the direction of the David Blight and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. Blight is the leading authority on Frederick Douglass and his most recent book, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, examines not only Douglass as an historic persona, but also as a representative of our nation’s most fundamental beliefs about the nature of humanity and liberty. 

Frederick Douglass was the most photographed American of the nineteenth century.  Having “mastered the language of the master” he wrote the first African American fiction, three autobiographies, thousands of editorials. He gave over 2,000 speeches, first denouncing the evils of slavery and later working toward full emancipation of the African American.

She will look at his early travels in Great Britain, his complex relationships with William Lloyd Garrison and John Brown, the women in his sphere of influence, and his fearless, life-long pursuit of freedom and equality. 

February 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.

February 21, 5:30 pm, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Beginner’s Class – Start at the beginning and learn about this ancient practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting. Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

February 21, 7:00 pm, Readers’ Delight – Join us for a discussion of  “Goat Song” by Brad Kessler: the story of a year in the life of a couple who abandoned their home in New York City to live on a farm in Vermont and raise goats. 

February 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

February 25, 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.

February 26, 2:00 pm, Vacation Movie: “The Incredibles 2” – Enjoy some cocoa, popcorn, and a great movie.  Children 8 and under should be accompanied by an adult.  Running Time 125 minutes. Rated PG.  

February 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.

February 28, 1:30 and 3:30 pm, Vacation: “Breakout Escape Room” – Solve a puzzle, collect the clues and follow the trail to see if you can “Break Out” by unlocking the mysterious box!  

February 28, 5:30 pm, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Beginner’s Class – Start at the beginning and learn about this ancient practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting. Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

March  1, 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 1, 6:00 pm, Family Movie: “Smallfoot” – Enjoy some cocoa, popcorn, and a great movie.  PJs optional.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Running Time 109 minutes. Rated PG.  

March 2, 11:00 am, Story Time – Special Spanish Story Time with Rachael Moragues Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this bilingual experience. 

March 2, 7:00 pm, Winter Coffee House: “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.

Light refreshments will be served. There is a $5 suggested donation. Open mic will follow their performance.  

 
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This week at the library – February 11

February 11, 6:00 pm, Peacham Energy Committee – Check in and see what this new town committee is working on.

February 11, 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.

February 12, 7:00 pm, Peacham Fire District #1: Annual Meeting – Please join the Peacham Fire District #1 Prudential Committee for our Annual Meeting. Under discussion: the 2019 budget and the water line replacement project. The regular monthly meeting will follow, and is also open to the public.

February 13, 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.

February 14, 5:30 pm, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Beginner’s Class – Start at the beginning and learn about this ancient practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting. Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

February 15, 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 15, 7:00 pm, “Winter Fun in Norway and Iceland”, Peacham resident Tim McKay will show photos and talk about his trip last March, including two weeks in southern and central Norway cross-country skiing and traveling through the fjords by car, boat, and train. He then spent four days in southern Iceland on the way home and will present a few of the geologic wonders of that very active landscape. This event will kick-off Peacham’s Winter Carnival weekend.

Coming up

February 19, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre: “Crazy Rich Asian” – This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family. 120 minutes. Rated PG-13.

February 19, 7:00 pm, Frederick Douglass: Peacham resident Julie Hansen, Director of Thaddeus Stevens School, will share the life of Fredrick Douglass in the broader context of a life devoted to establishing the equality for African Americans as well for women.  She recently attended a week-log seminar at Yale under the direction of the David Blight and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. Blight is the leading authority on Frederick Douglass and his most recent book, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, examines not only Douglass as an historic persona, but also as a representative of our nation’s most fundamental beliefs about the nature of humanity and liberty. 

Frederick Douglass was the most photographed American of the nineteenth century.  Having “mastered the language of the master” he wrote the first African American fiction, three autobiographies, thousands of editorials. He gave over 2,000 speeches, first denouncing the evils of slavery and later working toward full emancipation of the African American.

She will look at his early travels in Great Britain, his complex relationships with William Lloyd Garrison and John Brown, the women in his sphere of influence, and his fearless, life-long pursuit of freedom and equality. 

February 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.

February 21, 5:30 pm, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Beginner’s Class – Start at the beginning and learn about this ancient practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting. Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

February 21, 7:00 pm, Readers’ Delight – Join us for a discussion of  “Goat Song” by Brad Kessler: the story of a year in the life of a couple who abandoned their home in New York City to live on a farm in Vermont and raise goats. Ask for a copy at the circulation desk.

February 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.  

 
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This week at the library – February 4

February 4, 7:00 pm, Library Board Meeting – Meetings are open to the public.

February 5, 1:30 pm,  Aging Well in Peacham – An hour of entertainment with all in one: Poet, Foliage Tour Bus Guide, Story Teller and beloved retired mail carrier! Allen Thresher, Sr. will share some of his poetry at this monthly get together. Everyone welcome.

February 6, 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.

February 7, 5:30 pm, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Beginner’s Class – Start at the beginning and learn about this ancient practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting. Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

February 8, 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 9, 11:00 am, Chocolate Making Workshop – Come and try your hand at making some filled chocolates! We will provide the melts, the molds and the fillings. Go home with some sweets to share with your sweeties! Family friendly event.

February 10, 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

February 11, 6:00 pm, Peacham Energy Committee – Check in and see what this new town committee is working on.

February 11, 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.

February 12, 7:00 pm, Peacham Fire District #1: Annual Meeting – Please join the Peacham Fire District #1 Prudential Committee for our Annual Meeting. Under discussion: the 2019 budget and the water line replacement project. The regular monthly meeting will follow, and is also open to the public.

February 13, 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.

February 14, 5:30 pm, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Beginner’s Class – Start at the beginning and learn about this ancient practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting. Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

February 15, 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 15, 7:00 pm, Winter Fun in Norway and Iceland”, Peacham resident Tim McKay will show photos and talk about his trip last March, including two weeks in southern and central Norway cross-country skiing and travelling through the fjords by car, boat, and train. He then spent four days in southern Iceland on the way home and will present a few of the geologic wonders of that very active landscape. This event will kick-off Peacham’s Winter Carnival weekend.

 
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This week at the library – January 28

January 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 while you chat.

January 30, 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.

January 31, 5:30 pm, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Beginner’s Class- Start at the beginning and learn about this ancient practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting. Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

February  1, 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 1, 6:00 pm, Family Movie: “Lady and the Tramp” – Enjoy some cocoa, popcorn, and a great movie.  PJs optional.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Running Time 76 minutes. Rated G.  

February 2, 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. 

February 2, 10:00 am – noon, “Take Your Child to the Library Day” – Stop in any time to explore the library looking for your friends from favorite books, share family STEAM activities and visit our special “Adopt a Book” sale, where for just 25¢ you can re-home a picture book from the library’s collection which has been retired to make room for new books.

February 2, 11:00 am, Story Time – Stories, a craft, and a bit of running around.  Everyone is welcome. 

February 2, 7:00 pm, Winter Coffee House: “Fifth Business”, Fifth Business is delighted to be rejoining the fine folks of Peacham to fight the chill of winter by huddling around the metaphorical fires of song and mirth. They will be sharing pub songs and art tunes leavened by the occasional sincere ballad. Nicolas Anzalone’s fiddle contributes ethereal flights and wry commentary; Stuart Corso keeps everyone alert with his accordions; Hannah Davie adds sparkle with mandolin; and Steve Davie leads the herd with guitar and octave mandolin. Heather Alger and Kate Davie provide random percussion, and everyone sings in a repertoire that is Not (entirely) Safe For Work.

Light refreshments will be served. There is a $5 suggested donation. Open mic will follow their performance.  Please join us to celebrate the start of another 6 weeks of winter (because you know that’s what we will have, whether the groundhog sees his shadow or not!)

Coming Up –

February 4, 7:00 pm, Library Board Meeting – Meetings are open to the public.

February 5, 1:30 pm,  Aging Well in Peacham – Allen Thresher will share some of his poetry at this monthly get together.  Everyone welcome.

February 6, 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.

February 7, 5:30 pm, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Beginner’s Class – Start at the beginning and learn about this ancient practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting. Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

February 8, 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 10, 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 – January 21

January 23, 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.

January 24, 5:30 pm, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Beginner’s Class- Start at the beginning and learn about this ancient practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting. Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

January 24, 7:00 pm, Button UP Energy Saving Program – Join Bruce Courtot, Residential Energy Consultant and Michael Trudeau, Home Performance contractor as they share ways of upgrading your home to keep out the cold, ranging from easy and inexpensive to projects on a bigger scale. Come for information, leave with a LED light bulb and other swag!

January 25, 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

January 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 while you chat.

January 30, 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.

January 31, 5:30 pm, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Beginner’s Class- Start at the beginning and learn about this ancient practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting. Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

February  1, 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 1, 6:00 pm, Family Movie – Enjoy some cocoa, popcorn, and a great movie.  PJs optional.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Running Time 102 minutes. Rated PG.  

February 2, 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. 

February 2, 10:00 am – noon, “Take Your Child to the Library Day” –  Stop in any time to explore the library looking for your friends from favorite books, share family STEAM activities and visit our special “Adopt a Book” sale, where for just 25¢ you can re-home a picture book from the library’s collection which has been retired to make room on the shelf for new books.

February 2, 11:00 am, Story Time – Stories, a craft, and a bit of running around.  Everyone is welcome. 

February 2, 7:00 pm, Winter Coffee House: “Fifth Business”, Fifth Business is delighted to be rejoining the fine folks of Peacham to fight the chill of winter by huddling around the metaphorical fires of song and mirth. They will be sharing pub songs and art tunes leavened by the occasional sincere ballad. Nicolas Anzalone’s fiddle contributes ethereal flights and wry commentary; Stuart Corso keeps everyone alert with his accordions; Hannah Davie adds sparkle with mandolin; and Steve Davie leads the herd with guitar and octave mandolin. Heather Alger and Kate Davie provide random percussion, and everyone sings in a repertoire that is Not (entirely) Safe For Work.

Light refreshments will be served. There is a $5 suggested donation. Open mic will follow their performance.  Please join us to celebrate the start of another 6 weeks of winter (because you know that’s what we will have, whether the groundhog sees his shadow or not!)

 
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FREE Button Up Vermont Workshop


FREE Button Up Vermont Workshop: Come to this informal workshop to learn about how homes lose energy and discover opportunities for saving money on your energy bills. This workshop will cover low-cost tips, air sealing and insulation, and financial and technical resources. The workshop will be led by Bruce Courtot, Energy Consultant with Efficiency Vermont. Michael Trudeau, an energy contractor who does air sealing and insulation, will give some insights from the contractor’s perspective. The workshop will be held at Peacham Library in Peacham from 7:00-8:30 pm on Thursday, January 24th . Doors open at 6:30 pm. The workshop is co-sponsored by Efficiency Vermont in partnership with the Peacham Energy Committee.  Come for information, leave with a LED light bulb and other swag!
For more information, contact: Susan at the library: 592-3216.

 
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Posted by on 15 January 2019 in News