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This week at the library – February 25, 2017

February 27, 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.

February 28, 6:30 pm, Kingdom Clickers – Are you interested in photography and getting the most from your photos?  Kingdom Clickers is a local group of folks who gather to talk about just that.  Newcomers welcome!petesdragon

March 3, 9:15 am, Story Time – Stories and activities for the young at heart!

March 3, 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!

March 3, 6:00 pm, Family Movie – “Pete’s Dragon” Enjoy some cocoa, popcorn and a great movie.  PJs optional.  All children must be accompanie5thbusinessd by an adult.  Rated PG.

March 4, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Community Coffeehouse – Fifth Business returns to kickoff the evening and then at 8pm we open the mic to anyone interested in performing.

Looking Ahead

March 6, 7:00 pm, Board Meeting – Meetings are open to the public.

March 7, TOWN MEETING – The library will open after the conclusion of Town Meeting.

March 9, 7:00 pm, Green Burial   Do you try and make environmentally conscious choices in your life? Are you aware of the impact the resources we use have on our air, water, and soil? Are you concerned about protecting the planet for future generations? This educational program is hosted by end-of-life specialist and green burial educator, Michelle Acciavatti, wildlife biologist and green burial advocate Carl Anderson, and Suzanne Kelly Chair of the town of Rhinebeck Hybrid Cemetery and author of Greening Death.

March 10, 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!

March 13, 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.

March 14, 1:15, Aging Well in Peacham – Fall Prevention presentation by Peacham Fire Department.  Supported in part by the VT Dept of Health.

March 15, 5:30 pm, Friends of Peacham Library – Join FOPL in their support of the library!

March 16, 7:00pm, Readers’ Delight – Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi.  In April the book will be Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of either book.

March 17, 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!

March 18, 4:00pm, Cooking the Book — Announcing a NEW book mmagroup.  Everyone will select one (yup, just one) recipe from the same cookbook (yup, just one cookbook) to make and share. Our first cookbook will be Mma Ramotswe’s Cookbook by Stuart Brown. We will gather on Saturday, March 18 at 4pm to share our cooking and thoughts about the recipes. Stop by the library to select a recipe.   Don’t want to cook?  Talk to the librarian about how you can join the discussion.

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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 — November 6, 2016

November 7, 7:00 pm, Board Meeting – Meetings are open to theigd_logo_americaspublic.

November 11, 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 12, 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.

November 12, 6:00pm – International Games @ Your Library Night – Bring your favorite games to share for a rousing good time!

Looking Ahead

November 13, 3:00 pm, Death Café — Drink tea, eat cake, and talk about death.  There is no agenda, no advertising or conclusion, just the opportunity to talk about death.

November 14, 12 noon, Friends of Peacham Library – Help the Friends plan and carry out fundraising events in support of the library.

November 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.

November 15, 1:15pm, Tuesday Theatre – “Genius” the story of Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law) and his Scribner editor, Max Perkins (Colin Firth).    Rated PG-13

November 17, 7:00 pm, Readers’ Delight – This month we will discuss Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind by Yuval Noah Harari.  Contact the library if you would like a copy of the book.

November 18, 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 18, 6:00pm, Family Movie – “Finding Dory” – Enjoy some cocoa, popcorn and a great movie.  PJ’s optional. This is the first of our Family Movie Nights, which will move to 1st Fridays in December.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

Mark Your Calendar

  • December 2, 6:00pm – Family Movie – “Polar Express”
  • December 3, 2pm –  High Holiday Tea
  • December 10, 10am – Santa, Crafts and Latkes

Of Interest

Looking for a new book to read?  Check the NEW Books list to see what was recently added.

Want to do some holiday shopping and support the library?  Adopt a book for the library — the list will be available later in November.AmazonSmile2

Doing your shopping at Amazon?  Remember, use Amazon Smile to support Peacham Library

 

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This week at the library — June 26, 2016

June 27 – July 1, 9:30 – 11:00am – Summer Reading – Ready, Set Read “Camp” – All things that require you to “get ready,” “set” and read / fly / experiment / play / make. At the town gym.

June 27, 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

July 1, 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!

July 2, 10:00 am, Story Time – Stories and activities for the young at heart.

Looking Ahead

July 4, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Book Sale – The book room downstairs will be open for sales. The rest of the library will be closed.

July 4, noonish 3:00 pm –  Lyders Book Sale – In the Lyders’ Barn – Going out of business sale, with all proceeds benefiting Peacham Library

July 6, 7:00 pm, The Natural (and Unnatural) History of the Common Loon: champlain - release e hanson photo trim by phyl newbeckfrom territorial takeovers and sibling rivalry to mercury laziness and satellite tracking —  Eric Hanson, the Vermont Loon Conservation Project (VLCP) Biologist, will share his work with and on loons.

July 7, 6:30pm, Herb Club Taste a bit of tea and talk about St. Johnswort, an herb that has been used for centuries to treat depression, anxiety, and nerve pain/trauma such as burns. A mini herb walk will follow.

July 8, 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!

July 11, 6:30 pm, Annual Meeting — The library’s 206th annual meeting!  You, our members, elect the board and the officers.  Stay for the grand opening at 7:00pm.

July 11, 7:00 pm, Grand Opening of the library’s Community Center — Join us for the Grand Opening of our newly renovated ground floor space – Peacham Library’s Community Center.  This project was supported by the Vermont Arts Council and the State of Vermont, Passumpsic Savings Bank, Larabee’s Building Supply, Valley Floors, Rusty Barber, Allen Thresher, Tim McKay and members or our community.  Thank you.

July 14, 7:00 pm, Summer Series – Slow Travel with Tim McKay –Skiing Hut to Hut” – Backcountry skiing in Quebec, Maine and Colorado.

July 15, 10 am – noon — Coffee Hour — Join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitablpassporte for all ages!

Of Interest

Passport to Vermont Libraries Program — Pick up a passport and start visiting libraries throughout Vermont.  More details can be found at https://www.facebook.com/vermontpassport.

 

 
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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 — September 27, 2015

September 28, 7pm, Board Meeting — Meetings are open to the public.

October 1, ALL DAY, Fall Foliage Day in Peacham – The library will be open at 9am and close at 7pm.
9am – 4pm, Book Sale
10am – noon, Book Signing –
Peacham authors will sell / sign copies of their books.
6:30pm, Free Movie –
The film stars Ellen Burstyn as the owner of The Spitfire Grill.

October 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!

October 3, 10:00 am, Story Time – Read with a horse – There will be a special guest at story time – a miniature horse! Stories will be about horses and other animals that help people.

Looking Ahead

October 5, noon, Friends of Peacham Library –Friends plan great events in support of the library.

October 5, 7:00 pm, Board Meeting — Meetings are open to the public.

October 10, 10:00am – noon – Fiber Fest – Celebrate National Spinning and Weaving week by learning a weaving technique – kumihimo, ply-split braiding, weaving on a CD and other simple, hand held methods of weaving will be taught.

October 10, 1:00 pm, Herb Club – Join the members of Herb Club for a discussion about herbs and their uses.

October 11, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Artists’ Reception – Cecelia Kane presents “How Do I Feel Today” – hand printed self-portraits on beaded, quilted and embroidered vintage family hankies.

Of Interest

The New Book list for July – September is now online.

 
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This week at the library — December 14, 2014

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.

Looking Ahead

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

December 24, 25  – Closed for Christmas Eve and Day.

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 30 and January 1 – Closed for 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!

Holiday Adopt a Books are still available!  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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