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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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This Week at the Library – July 22

July 22, 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.

July 24, 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.

July 25, 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. 

July 25, 7:00 pm, Tick Awareness Presentation – Jennifer Simon of the Vermont Department of Health will share information on all things ticks.  This includes:

  • The tick life cycle
  • Diseases (in Vermont) that ticks carry and the ticks that carry them
  • Disease trends
  • Tick migration trends
  • Understanding tick behavior
  • How to protect yourself from ticks

July 26, 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

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 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, 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 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 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, 6:00 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 130 minutes. Rated PG.

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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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This Week at the Library – July 15

July 16, 9:30 am, Space Camp – Space activities for any aspiring astronaut to enjoy! This is a family program with challenges for all ages. Children under 8 should be accompanied by parent or caregiver. Have you registered? Please call the library if you are interested in attending. We need a minimum of 6 children signed up for this event!

.July 16, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre: “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. 2 hours 13 minutes. PG-13.

July 17, 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.

July 18, 1:30 pm, Movie and a Craft: “The Cat From Outer SpaceCome and wach this classic movie. Stay and craft a crazy cat! Children under 8 should be accompanied by parent or caregiver.

July 18, 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. 

July 18, 5:30 pm, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Level 2 – Continue learning about this ancient practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting. Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

July 18, Readers’ Delight Rescheduled – The group will meet next week. Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the book. 

July 19, 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.

July 21, 2:00 pm, Kingdom Mountain Dulcimer Ensemble Concert – Join us for a delightful afternoon with beautiful music! Please 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!

Coming Up

July 22, 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.

July 24, 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.

July 25, 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. 

July 25, 5:30 pm, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Level 2 – Continue learning about this ancient practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting. Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

July 25, 7:00 pm, Tick Awareness Presentation – Jennifer Simon of the Vermont Department of Health will share information on all things ticks.  This includes:

  • The tick life cycle
  • Diseases (in Vermont) that ticks carry and the ticks that carry them
  • Disease trends
  • Tick migration trends
  • Understanding tick behavior
  • How to protect yourself from ticks

July 25, 7:00 pm, Readers’ Delight – Join us for a discussion of  “Circe” by Madeline Miller. This disturbing novel will entrap readers in its twisty narrative, leaving them to reckon with what is real and what is unreal. An intoxicating, unsettling masterpiece.”- Kirkus. Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the book

July 26, 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.

In the mood for some music?

The library has been given two season’s passes for the Craftsbury Chamber Players’ 2019 season. Each pass is good for any date on the concert schedule. Passes can be reserved by calling the library or stopping by to pick them up, first come, first served. Concerts are at the Hardwick Town House on Thursday evenings thru August 15th. Concerts start at 7:30 PM (Pre-show chat starts at 6:45). Limit of one slot per family. Children under 12 attend free.
Dates: July 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15. Passes should be returned by the noon on the following Monday.

See their website for more information on the concerts: http://craftsburychamberplayers.org/this-season/programs/

Shopping online at Amazon? 

Please support the library with Amazon Smile.

Did you know July 15 – 16 is Amazon Prime Day? There will be special prices on items for Prime members, starting at 3 PM on Monday. Folks can save $$ and support the library. Using Amazon Smile, 0.5% of your eligible purchases are donated to Peacham Library!  Just log on to your Amazon account at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/03-6005999 .  Thank you!

 
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Don’t Miss This Special Library Event!

FRIDAY JULY 12

5:30 pm Woodbelly Pizza and Artesano Ice Cream Dinner:

A fundraising dinner at the Peacham Town Tennis Court (across the street from the church) starting at 5:30pm. Woodbelly Pizza will be serving up delicious wood-fired pies made to order, along with Artesano Ice Cream sundaes. All food purchases are by donation to benefit the Peacham Library, and no reservations are required. 

6:45 pm Special Family Movie Time: 

Designed to serve as childcare by donation for those attending the Zookeepers performance at the church. Kids can enjoy a PG-rated movie, popcorn and lemonade, and PJs are encouraged! Suggested donation $10 per child. Please register in advance through Eventbrite at
https://peachamlibraryzookeepersbenefit.eventbrite.com

7:00 pm Concert:

Opening act Platinum Tide, featuring the Marcotte brothers Owen and Aden, and Cameron Clark, will bring youthful energy and local flavor to the performance.
They will be followed by 2019 Tammie Award “Best Vermont Rock Album” winner David Rosane & the Zookeepers. This Vermont based band is in their 2nd year of touring to support Vermont libraries and shine a light on their pivotal role in our communities. All donations raised go to the Peacham Library to support our programs and needs. 

Suggested donation $15; tickets are available in advance through Eventbrite at
https://peachamlibraryzookeepersbenefit.eventbrite.com

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS GREAT EVENT TO BENEFIT THE LIBRARY!

 
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This Week at the Library – July 8

July 8, 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.

July 8, 6:00 pm, Annual Library Board Meeting – This annual meeting will include reports from the trustees and director and election of new trustees to the board. All meetings are open to the public. At 7:00 pm Guest Jane Beck will speak on “Catching People’s Stories”.  Beck is founder and former executive director of the Vermont Folklife Center. This is a reflective talk on why people tell stories, what they mean to an individual, and examples of how they are used.

July 9, 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.

July 9, 7:00 pm, Peacham Fire District #1 – The regular monthly meeting is open to the public.

July 10, 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.

July 11, 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. 

July 11, 5:30 pm, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Level 2 – Continue learning about this ancient practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting. Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

July 12, 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.

July 12, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Tie Dye and Ice Cream – Our popular annual event – create a beautiful t-shirt and make some fresh ice cream. All ages welcome, with adult helpers as needed. Register at the library, so we are sure to have a shirt in your size!

July 12, 5:30 pm, Pizza and Ice Cream Dinner – Fundraising dinner at the Peacham Town Tennis Court (across the street from the church). Woodbelly Pizza will be serving up delicious wood-fired pies made to order, along with Artesano Ice Cream sundaes. All food purchases are by donation to benefit the Peacham Library, and no reservations are required

July 12, 6:45 pm, Family Movie: “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” – The Library will offer a special Family Movie Night in the Peacham Library Community Room, designed to serve as childcare by donation for those attending the Zookeepers performance at the church. Kids can enjoy a PG-rated movie, popcorn and lemonade, and PJs are encouraged! Suggested donation $10 per child. Please register in advance through Eventbrite at https://peachamlibraryzookeepersbenefit.eventbrite.com.  Running Time 104 minutes. Rated PG.

July 12, 7:00 pm, David Rosane & the Zookeepers – at the Peacham Congregational Church. This tour supports Vermont libraries and shines a light on their pivotal role in our communities. The Peacham Library is one of 16 libraries to be supported by this tour.cOpening act Platinum Tide, featuring the Marcotte brothers Owen and Aden, and Cameron Clark, will bring youthful energy and local flavor to the performance.  Suggested donation $15; tickets are available in advance through Eventbrite at https://peachamlibraryzookeepersbenefit.eventbrite.com.

Coming Up

July 16, 9:30 am, Space Camp – Space activities for any aspiring astronaut to enjoy! This is a family program with challenges for all ages. Children under 8 should be accompanied by parent or caregiver. Please register with the library at least one week in advance.

.July 16, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre: “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. 2 hours 13 minutes. PG-13.

July 17, 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.

July 18, 1:30 pm, Movie and a Craft: “The Cat From Outer SpaceCome and wach this classic movie. Stay and craft a crazy cat! Children under 8 should be accompanied by parent or caregiver.

July 18, 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. 

July 18, 5:30 pm, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Level 2 – Continue learning about this ancient practice, building strength and balance in a quiet setting. Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and SASH.

July 18, 7:00 pm, Readers’ Delight – Join us for a discussion of  “Circe” by Claire Fuller. This disturbing novel will entrap readers in its twisty narrative, leaving them to reckon with what is real and what is unreal. An intoxicating, unsettling masterpiece.”- Kirkus. Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the book. 

July 19, 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.

July 21, 2:00 pm, Kingdom Mountain Dulcimer Ensemble Concert – Join us for a delightful Sunday afternoon with beautiful music! Please 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!

 
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