The Friends of the DRML will meet Wednesday, May 10th, at 10:30 a.m.
The Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, the 18th at 7:00 p.m.
The May silent auction item is a watercolor painting by former Jericho resident Barbara Hubbard. The title of the painting is “Vermont Birches” and it is #11 of 250. Stop by the library to see the painting and leave a bid. The bidding closes May 31st at 6:00 p.m.
Monday evening, May 1st, at 6:30 – The Poetry Workshop Series, with this year’s topic, Weather, Inside and Out, has been meeting at the Jericho Town Library throughout April, with Vermont poet Mary Jane Dickerson. Their class will culminate in a poetry reading here at DRML. Please join us!
Mah Jongg is at DRML twice a month! We play on the first Monday evening and on the third Monday afternoon of the month. So in May, we will be playing on Monday, the 1st at 6:30 p.m. and on Monday, the 15th at 1:00 p.m. Whether you have never played before, would like to sharpen your skills, or just join a bunch of folks ready for a fun time, please join us as we explore the ancient Chinese tile game of winds, dragons and number tiles.
Scrabble is back! Tuesday, May 2nd, at 11:00 a.m. – Join us … and bring a friend along to play, as well!
Mystery Book Group – The mystery book group is meeting on Tuesday, May 2nd, at 7:00 to discuss Bitter River by Julia Keller. Please join us!
The French Conversation Group will meet on Thursday, May 4th at 6:30. This is not a French “class”, but a relaxed setting for adults and high school/college students to listen to and practice speaking French at any level, from beginner to advanced. Stop in for some conversation and cultural exchange. For more information, call Henry at 899-3349.
Movie Night – Friday, May 5th, 7:00 – We will be showing yet another 2017 Academy Award-nominated film, Lion. A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. Please join us for this outstanding film!
Maj Madness! Sunday, May 7th, 12:00 – ??? Join us for a Mah Jongg tournament! A gathering of maj mavens from far and wide! We’ll have “round robin” play, snacks, and PRIZES! Come for the whole afternoon or for part of the day.
Tuesday, May 9th, 6:30 – Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas, and Madame Pompadour’s Underwear: The Surprising History of Common Garden Vegetables – Rebecca Rupp discusses the stories behind many of our favorite garden vegetables, among them the much-maligned tomato and potato, the (mostly) popular pumpkin, and Vermont’s Gilfeather turnip. Find out why a lot of us don’t like beets, how a 17th-century pirate named the bell pepper, how carrots won the Trojan War, and how George Washington was nearly assassinated with a plate of poisoned peas. Rebecca Rupp is the author of nearly 20 books for both children and adults, and blogs on food science and history for National Geographic. We are proud to present this delightful talk, thanks to the generosity of the Vermont Humanities Council.
Deborah Rawson Book Lovers (DRBL) – Tuesday, May 9th, 7:00 p.m. – DRBL is an adult book discussion group that meets monthly at the library. This month’s selection is Wild, by Cheryl Strayed. New members are always welcome to drop in on any meeting, which is always the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. For more information, contact [email protected].
May 10th, 6:30 – We will be showing the documentary, NOW IS THE TIME: Healthcare for Everybody and will welcome Anna Carey, MD, from the Vermont Physicians for a National Health Program. Learn how an Improved Medicare For All also known as Single Payer Healthcare will cover every man, woman and child from cradle to grave, with no co-pays and no deductibles.
The 18th Annual Deborah Rawson Lecture will be held on Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 – This event is an annual lecture on topics related to Vermont and the environment. This year we present “Helping to Protect our Future Landscape…Today: the Story of the Jericho Underhill Land Trust” – We will welcome Livy Strong, President of the Jericho Underhill Land Trust, for an informative evening about your local land trust. This all volunteer, non-profit organization has protected over 1,500 acres of farm and forest, scenic vistas and wildlife habitats. Land conservation can only be accomplished with landowner and community support. The best known example of the Jericho Underhill Land Trust’s effort to protect land is the purchase and creation of Mills Riverside Park. Please join us for this interesting evening.
On Thursday, May 18th at 6:30 p.m. – Evergreen Erb will be back at DRML to give a presentation on identifying birds. This program is co-sponsored with the Jericho Underhill Land Trust.
And on Saturday, May 20 at 7 a.m., we will meet at the Mills River Park parking lot to go on a bird walk with Evergreen as our guide. Bring binoculars if you have them. This event is also co-sponsored with the Jericho Underhill Land Trust.
Thursday, May 25th, 6:30 – How to Trust Online Information in a Fake News Era – From partisan news to clickbait to deliberately misleading or fabricated news, it can be hard to know what information to trust. In this session, we’ll discuss ways to test information for credibility and reliability, discuss different tools available to help detect biased and/or false information, and discuss the history of why and how we got here. Ample time will be given for discussion, questions, and online exploration. Our presenter, Rachel Borchardt, is the science librarian at American University. When not helping students find and understand information, she enjoys running, playing games, and spending time with her husband and 11-month old son.
For Children and Families
Special Events in May!
Buddy Dubay! Buddy will be back at DRML on Saturday, May 20, at 1:00. Families are welcome to come on by and sing with Buddy Dubay! No registration required. (This event has been cancelled.)
Award Winning Children’s Book Author and Illustrator
Jason Chin, author and illustrator of many books including, Red Clover Nominee, Redwoods, as well as the new book, Grand Canyon, will be visiting DRML on Saturday, May 27 at 11:00. His picture books explore ecosystems with vast, captivating illustrations. To learn more about Jason Chin, you can visit http://jasonchin.net/. No registration required.
In May, Babytime will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 11:00 – 12:00, and Saturday, May 20, 10:00 – 11:00 – Introduce your littlest ones (infants and babies up to 18 months) to the wonders of language with nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays and board books. This is a great time for parents and childcare providers to connect, chat and share ideas with each other. Older siblings welcome. No registration required.
StoryHour for the month of May, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30: Drop in for stories, songs, projects, and a nutritious snack! No registration required. This month’s theme: Gardens.
May 3 and 4: Dirt
May 10 and 11: Fruits and Vegetables
May 17 and 18: Seeds
May 24 and 25: Flowers
StoryHour with Beth London – Beth London, formerly of Poker Hill School, will be offering music and story hour for children and their families on Fridays in May (the 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th) at 11:00 a.m. No registration required.
Make a Special Mother’s Day Gift and Card! – Stop by the program room on Tuesday, May 9th, from 2:45 to 4:00 to make and decorate a newspaper pot and plant flower seeds to give to Mom on her special day (May 14!) We will also have plenty of card making materials for you to create a special card. This program is designed for children in elementary school and middle school. Children under the age of 8 need to be accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required.
Time for LEGOs! Join us after school on Tuesday, May 16th, from 2:45 to 4:00 for LEGO construction time. You will have the opportunity to attempt a building challenge and/or you can build your own independent creation. You’ll have the opportunity to create, construct, and share your works with other LEGO builders. All ages welcome. Children under the age of 8 need to be accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required.
Dumplings! Did you know dumplings can be sweet or savory? Dumplings can be found in cultures all around the world! Come in after school Tuesday, May 23rd, from 2:45 to 3:45 to make sweet dumplings and/or savory dumplings and sauces (depending on time!). And of course EAT DUMPLINGS! This program is designed for children in elementary school and middle school. Children under the age of 8 need to be accompanied by a caregiver. Please call 899-4962 to register.
After School movie and Popcorn: Sing! Join us after school on Friday, May 26th at 2:45, to watch Sing! We will provide popcorn and lemonade just after the movie starts. This movie was rated PG. No registration needed.
Did you know that on August 21, 2017 there is going to be a solar eclipse? In our area it will only be a partial eclipse but our library has been chosen to receive 1,000 special solar glasses so that you may view the eclipse safely. More news and events will be coming this summer but in the meantime if you want to have some NASA fun visit this webpage https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/
Deborah Rawson Memorial Library
8 River Road
Jericho, VT 05465