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This week at the library — November 8, 2015

November 9, noon, Friends of Peacham Library –Friends plan great events in support of the library.

November 9, 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 10, 7:00pm, Asperger’s Support Group – A new support group for parents and /or guardians of children, teens, or young adults with Asperger’s syndrome or high functioning autism.

November 13, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

November 14, 1:00pm, Herb Club — Join the members of Herb Club for a discussion about herbs and their uses.This month the group will discus elder – all of its parts, including the berry, flower, bark and leaf.  Samples elderberry tea will also be available.

Looking Ahead

November 17, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre – Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton star as an elderly couple living “five flights up” in Brooklyn and thinking that perhaps they should cash in on their valuable asset – a sought after apartment. Offers fly, discussions follow, and the happily married couple discover a new lease on life. Rated PG-13.

November 19, 7:00 pm, Readers’ Delight – The group will discuss H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald. The January book will be The Martian by Andy Weir. Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of either book.

November 20, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

November 21, International Game Day – Families 4 – 6pm, Pizza for all 6 – 7pm, Adults 7 – 9pm – Drop by the library to play your favorite games or try a new one. We’ll have old favorites as well as new games from USAopoly, Steve Jackson Games and Paizo. Bring a dish and your favorite games to share.

Mark your calendar 

December 5, 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.

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.

Of Interest

Holiday Adopt a Book is just around the corner.  Do you have a book you think the library should add to the collection?  Would you like to adopt it?  Talk to the librarian today and solve all your holiday shopping!

Did you know that you can now support Peacham 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.

 
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This week at the library — March 15, 2015

March 16, 12noon, Friends of Peacham Library – Help the Friends plan events in support of the library.

March 17, 10am, Libri Grant Presentation — The library received a Books for Children Grant from the Libri Foundation.  Readers from the community will share a few of the stories as the books are presented to the children of the community as they become part of our permanent collection. Children and adults may then check out a book for the usual three weeks.  All the Libri Grant books are included in the list of new items added in February.

March 17, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre – Cary Grant stars in “Arsenic and Old Lace,” a movie about a drama critic (Grant) who learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs who kill bachelors with laced elderberry wine and then bury them in the basement. Priscilla Lane and Peter Lorre also star in Frank Capra’s spin on the classic Joseph Kesselring stage comedy.

March 20, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

March 21, Geek the Library Kickoff Event and Family Day at the Library – Tentative schedule

  • 9:30 am, Story Time Stories and activities for the young at heart.
  • 10:30 – noon, Sugar on Snow drop by for a taste this season’s sweet syrup with all the fixings!
    1:00 – 4:00pm – What Do You Geek? Whatever you geek, the library supports you! Drop in to learn more, share what you  geek, or try your hand at different activities. Prizes will be part of the afternoon!

    • Learn to solder – select either a Terror-Min (a mini Theremin!) or Weevil-Eye. Sign up is required, and there will be a $10 charge.
    • Meet a Euro-games expert and learn a new game
    • Learn to play Go
    • Make a ply-split braid
    • See the renovation plans and hear about our new education center
    • Knit a small animal.
  • 4:00 – 9:00 pm – Games at the library bring your favorite games or play one of ours
  • 6:00pm – Potluck dinner bring your favorite dish to share as we transition from family to adult games.

Looking Ahead

March 23, 6:30, Peacham Knitters — Bring your knitting or other handwork for an evening of creativity and chatting.

March 26 26, 7:00pm, Readers’ Delight – The group will discuss Curtain by Agatha Christie. Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the book.

March 27, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

March 31, 7pm, Jan Reynolds Talk —  Potential topics of the talk include world cultures, cycle of rice and environmental sustainability or the Everest Grand Circle.  Let the library know what you’d like to hear!  Meet Jan Reynolds, photo journalist and world record-breaking skier and climber.  Find out more about Jan at her website — http://janreynolds.com/index.html.

 
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This week at the library — March 8, 2015

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

March 9, 23, 6:30, Peacham Knitters — Bring your knitting or other handwork for an evening of creativity and chatting.

March12, 7pm – How to Be Happy with Geshe Sherab — Geshe Sherab will share Geshe-T-Sherabhow we can be happy even when the world around us isn’t going our way. Many things can get us down in our daily lives, from unpaid bills, negative friends, ungrateful family members, and even the weather! Geshe Sherab will share real world techniques on how to master being happy when our lives seem like they’re falling apart.

March 13, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

March 14, 1pm, Herb Club – A group for those interested in learning more about herbs and their uses. This month’s topic will be spring tonics and spring cleansing.

Looking Ahead

March 16, 12noon, Friends of Peacham Library – Help the Friends plan events in support of the library.

March 17, 10am, Libri Grant Presentation — The library received a Books for Children Grant from the Libri Foundation.  Readers from the community will share a few of the stories as the books are presented to the children of the community as they become part of our permanent collection. Children and adults may then check out a book for the usual three weeks.  All the Libri Grant books are included in the list of new items added in February.

March 17, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre – Cary Grant stars in “Arsenic and Old Lace,” a movie about a drama critic (Grant) who learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs who kill bachelors with laced elderberry wine and then bury them in the basement. Priscilla Lane and Peter Lorre also star in Frank Capra’s spin on the classic Joseph Kesselring stage comedy.

March 21, Geek the Library Kickoff Event and Family Day at the Library – Tentative schedule

9:30 am, Story Time Stories and activities for the young at heart.
10:30 – noon, Sugar on Snow drop by for a taste this season’s sweet syrup with all the fixings!
1:00 – 4:00pm – What Do You Geek? Whatever you geek, the library supports you! Drop in to learn more, share what you geek, or try your hand at different activities. Prizes will be part of the afternoon!

4:00 – 9:00 pm – Games at the library bring your favorite games or play one of ours
6:00pm – Potluck dinner bring your favorite dish to share as we transition from family

to adult games.

Of Interest

A new show is up in the Gilmore Gallery.  Stop by during open hours toruthcaldorpostersmall020215 see the works

of Ruth Kaldor, the Peacham Elementary School art teacher.

 
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This week at the library — November 9, 2014

November 10, 5:15pm, Friends of Peacham Library — Join the Friends as they plan the High Holiday Tea (coming up on Saturday, December 6).

November 10, 6:30, Puzzling Night And Peacham Knitters — Bring your knitting or other handwork for an evening of creativity and chatting. Or work on a Peacham jigsaw puzzle. Or do both!

November 14, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

November 14, 9:00 am, Story Time Stories and crafts for the young and their caregivers.

November 15, International Game Day – Families 4 – 6pm, Pizza for all 6 – 7pm, Adults 7 – 9pm – Drop by the library to play your favorite games or try a new one. We’ll have old favorites as well as new games. Bring your favorite games to share.

Looking Ahead

November 17, 7pm, Board Meeting – Meetings are open to the public.

November 18, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre – James Stewart stars in this film adaptation of Robert Traver’s book Anatomy of a Murder. Nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture.

November 20, 7:15pm, Readers’ Delight – The group will discuss Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown. Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the book.

November 21, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

November 24, 6:30, Puzzling Night And Peacham Knitters — Bring your knitting or other handwork for an evening of creativity and chatting. Or work on a Peacham jigsaw puzzle. Or do both!

November 27, All day, Library Closed — Happy Thanksgiving!

November 28, 9:00 am, Story Time Stories and crafts for the young and their caregivers.

November 28, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

 
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This week at the library — November 2, 2014

November 7, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

November 8, 1-3pm, Herb Club — Topic: Tonics, Aromatics, & Bitters: How to Incorporate Herbs into your daily life

Looking Ahead

November 10, 5:15pm, Friends of Peacham Library — Join the Friends as they plan the High Holiday Tea (coming up on Saturday, December 6).

November 10, 6:30, Puzzling Night And Peacham Knitters — Bring your knitting or other handwork for an evening of creativity and chatting. Or work on a Peacham jigsaw puzzle. Or do both!

November 14, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

November 14, 9:00 am, Story Time Stories and crafts for the young and their caregivers.

November 15, International Game Day – Families 4 – 6pm, Pizza for all 6 – 7pm, Adults 7 – 9pm – Drop by the library to play your favorite games or try a new one. We’ll have old favorites as well as new games. Bring your favorite games to share.

 
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This week at the library — July 13, 2014

July 14, 5:30pm, Is It Going to Rain?  Ask the Cows! – Mark Breen will be here with51ef5vuODSL._SP160,160,0,T_ a light-hearted look at the weather.  Geared for children, but all are welcome to attend.

July 14, 7pm, Annual Meeting with Mark Breen – Join us for our 204th Annual Meeting and the start of our Summer Series — Earth, Wind, Fire, and Beyond.  Mark Breen will be speaking on Vermont Weather, Past, Present and Future.

July 15, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre – During World War II, a platoon, known as the Monuments Men, were tasked with saving priceless artistic masterpieces and returning them to their rightful owners. PG-13

July 16, 9am, French Club – Time to practice your French with songs, stories and games.  Children and adults welcome!

July 16, 5:15pm, Friends of Peacham Library — Help the Friends plan events in support of Peacham Library.

July 17, 7:00pm, Readers’ Delight – The group will discuss The Garlic Ballads by Mo Yan. Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the book.

July 18, 9am, Fiber Friday – Fiber fun for all ages. This month’s project will be pot holders.

July 18, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

July 19, Game Day – Families 4 – 6pm, Pizza for all 6 – 7pm, Adults 7 – 9pm – Drop by the library to play your favorite games or try a new one. We’ll have chess, Scrabble, Rummy, Wits & Wagers, and Dominion, as well as two new games – Tapple and Cross Ways. As with all gaming events, we encourage you to bring your favorite games to share.

Looking Ahead

July 21– 25, 9:30-11:00 am, Fizz, Boom, Read! Camp — – All things science and more. Sign up required; children 5 and under must come with an adult.

July 21, 6pm, Open Meeting Webinar for Libraries — What does the new open meeting law mean for libraries.  Vermont Department of Libraries will host a webinar, which Peacham Library will join.

July 22, 7:00pm, Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie — Part Four – Doers and Shapers, explores the people and institutions that push boundaries in education, progressive movements and civil unions

July 24, 7:00pm, Summer Series – Earth, Wind, Fire, and Beyond – Adam Kane, Director of the Fairbanks Museum, speaking on Shipwrecks of Lake Champlain.

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

Of Interest

The Mini-Technology Camp has been rescheduled to August 19-21, 9:30 – 11:00am.  The camp is open to ALL, age 9 and older.  The topic will be Arduinos.  Sign up is required.

Our Reading Challenge is heating up!  The adults seem to be building sideways while the kids are going up.  The adults should break 100 fiction books this week, what about the kids?

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This week at the library — July 6, 2014

July 6, 4 – 6pm, Artists Reception, Mr. Gilmore’s View – Drop in to meet Ed Kadunc and to view his paintings and drawings of the Peacham area.

July 8, 7:00pm, Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie — Part Three – Refuge, Reinvention and Revolution, explores innovators, the creation of the interstate highways and the high price of “eminent domain,” and the “hippies” who established roots in Vermont

July 10, 6:30pm, Herb Club – Learn how to use herbs for both medicinal and culinary purposes. Herbal testing with the Ayurvedic herb, Gymnema, Destroyer of Sweet. Followed by another herb walk.  Note new day!

July 11, 9:00 am, Preschool Story Time stories and crafts for the young and their caregivers.

July 11, 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

July 14, 5:30pm, Is It Going to Rain?  Ask the Cows! – Mark Breen will be here with a light-hearted look at the weather.  Geared for children, but all are welcome to attend.

July 14, 7pm, Annual Meeting with Mark Breen – Join us for our 204th Annual Meeting and the start of our Summer Series — Earth, Wind, Fire, and Beyond.  Mark Breen will be speaking on Vermont Weather, Past, Present and Future.

July 15, 1:15 pm, Tuesday Theatre – During World War II, a platoon, known as the Monuments Men, were tasked with saving priceless artistic masterpieces and returning them to their rightful owners. PG-13

July 16, 9am, French Club – Time to practice your French with songs, stories and games.

July 17, 7:00pm, Readers’ Delight – The group will discuss The Garlic Ballads by Mo Yan. Contact the library if you would like to borrow a copy of the book.

July 18, 9am, Fiber Friday – Fiber fun for all ages. This month’s project will be pot holders.

July 11, 10am-noon, Coffee Hour –  join us for a cup of coffee or tea, a sweet or two and good conversation. Suitable for all ages!

July 19, Game Day – Families 4 – 6pm, Pizza for all 6 – 7pm, Adults 7 – 9pm – Drop by the library to play your favorite games or try a new one. We’ll have chess, Scrabble, Rummy, Wits & Wagers, and Dominion, as well as two new games – Tapple and Cross Ways. As with all gaming events, we encourage you to bring your favorite games to share.

July 21– 25, 9:30-11:00 am, Fizz, Boom, Read! Camp — — All things science and more. Sign up required; children 5 and under must come with an adult.

July 22, 7:00pm, Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie — Part Four – Doers and Shapers, explores the people and institutions that push boundaries in education, progressive movements and civil unions

July 24, 7:00pm, Summer Series – Earth, Wind, Fire, and Beyond – Adam Kane, Director of the Fairbanks Museum, speaking on Shipwrecks of Lake Champlain.

Of Interest

We added quite a few new items to the collection in June.  Drop in during regular hours to check them out.  You can also send us an email to have us hold an item (or two, or three, or…).   Remember we have passes for Vermont State Parks, Vermont Historical Sites, Vermont History Museum, Echo Museum, and The Precision Museum available to borrow, too!

Here are the reading statistics so far this summer — Adult Fiction — 75 books, Juvenile Fiction — 66 books, Adult Non-Fiction — 14 (600’s leading), Juvenile Non-Fiction — 5 books (600’s and 700’s tied).

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