We are open on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 – 4:00. Stop in for an afternoon of library enjoyment.
Music Sunday – On Sunday, November 5th at 2:00, we welcome DaddyLonglegs, the conﬂuence of three well-known Vermont musicians, Rick Ceballos, David Gusakov and Matt Witten, whose talents merge to form a highly original acoustic trio. Playing ﬁddle, viola, banjo, gourd banjo, piano, guitar, percussion and vocals, DaddyLongLegs creates vibrant, sensitive and surprising 21st-century folk music.
The Friends of the DRML will hold their annual meeting on Wednesday, November 8th at 10:30 here at the library. Please join us to hear a recap of the past year and a look ahead at plans for the upcoming year.
The Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m. This meeting is the Jericho Underhill Library District Budget hearing. The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the proposed Fiscal Year 2018/19 Budget. A copy of the budget that we will be discussing is available at the library. Your input is very important, so please attend. The regular monthly Board meeting will follow immediately after the budget hearing.
The art in November is shared with us by Linda Amundsen, who has painted for over 60 years. Linda works in watercolor, oils, acrylics, fabric landscapes, pen and ink, and weaving.” Please stop in to enjoy her work.
The silent auction for November is a Basket Raffle. There is a selection of five gift baskets. Purchase tickets at the desk and put the tickets into the container next to the basket you would like to win. The tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. The more you enter, the better your odds of winning! Gift baskets will be a Pet Postcard basket, Snowflake Chocolates basket, a maple theme basket, a mystery books basket and an apple theme basket. Bidding starts on Wednesday, November 1st at 10:00 p.m. and closes on Thursday, November 30th at 8:00 p.m.
Advanced Moves forms 7- 12 – Tuesday & Thursday from 9-9:50 a.m. – You must have taken Basic Tai Chi prior to this class! – During 16-class sessions over 8 weeks you will add on to the previously learned basic forms of Sun Style Tai Chi. The benefits of this Fall Prevention program include increased balance and agility, upper and lower body strength, mindfulness of our body movements in time and space, and learning stress relief techniques. Age Well (aka CVAA) offers this FREE program for adults 50+. Donations are always appreciated and accepted. Classes begin Tuesday November 14th. Call the library to register: 899-4962.
Seated Tai Chi – Tuesday & Thursday from 10:00 – 10:55 a.m. During 16- class sessions over 8 weeks you will learn the form of Sun Style Tai Chi in its seated version. This Fall Prevention joint safe activity over time can help reduce symptoms for people with Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia, diabetes, lower back pain, arthritis and depression while you are seated in a chair. Centers for Disease Control and Injury Prevention (CDC) report this program reduces falls by 55% and recurrent falls by 70%. Age Well (aka CVAA) offers this FREE program for adults 50+. Donations are always appreciated and accepted. Classes begin Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Call the library to register: 899-4962.
Mah Jongg at DRML – We usually play Mah Jongg on the first and third Mondays of each month. However, In November, we are hosting a VHC book discussion on Monday, November 6th (for more information, please see below) and so we will be playing instead on Thursday, the 9th at 6:30, and then on Monday, the 20th at 1:00 p.m. Please join us as we explore the ancient Chinese tile game of winds, dragons and number tiles. If you like card games, you’ll probably love Mah Jongg!
Monday, November 6th at 6:30 – Vermont Humanities Council Book Discussion. In honor of Veterans Day, we are hosting a book discussion of Odysseus in America, Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming, by Jonathan Shay. For soldiers and civilians of any war, the battle doesn’t necessarily cease when the last guns are fired and the battlefield is left behind. We welcome Alan Berolzheimer, who will lead the discussion of Odysseus in America. The book traces a Vietnam veteran’s journey alongside that of the Greek hero, Odysseus. Dr. Berolzheimer has directed the book publishing program of the Vermont Historical Society since 1998. He is also the project historian and assistant director of The Flow of History, a Teaching American History program and he received a Ph.D. in 20th-century U.S. History from the University of Virginia in 1996. Copies of the book, available to us through the generosity of the Vermont Humanities Council, are available at the circulation desk. Please join us for the discussion of this powerful and thought-provoking book.
The French Conversation Group will meet on Thursday, November 9th 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.
Italian Dance – Sunday, November 12th at 1:30 – Celest DiPietropaolo and Marie DiCocco will be here to show us traditional Italian village dance. Celest and Marie will present a one hour, A/V assisted lecture on the current status of traditional music and dance in the small Italian villages, and of their village rites. Videos of Northern, Central, and Southern Italy will be followed by a 30-minute concert program and teaching several simple dances. Celest and Marie have been teaching and playing Italian traditional dances since 1984 all over the United States, including at dance camps and at many festivals. Celest and Marie have lived in Italy and studied with ethno-musicologists, Alan Lomax and Placida Staro, and have studied and recorded several hundred hours of field work of traditional Italian dance and music in Italy. The family, whose home is in Middlesex, plays Italian music under the name “Italian Village Music and Dance” with Celest playing accordion and organetto, and Marie singing and playing guitar and percussion instruments. Please join us for an afternoon of fun!
Underhill Historical Society – Tuesday, November 14th at 6:30 – Jerry Fox will present a talk on the Burlington and Lamoille railroad. Jerry is a historical researcher and an officer of the Central Vermont Railroad Society. The Burlington and Lamoille Railroad was organized in 1877 and ran until 1938, yet another victim of the Great Depression. The line ran from Burlington to Cambridge Junction where it connected with other railroads of the Central Vermont Railway. This event is hosted by the Underhill Historical Society. All are welcome, and light refreshments will be served.
Deborah Rawson Book Lovers (DRBL) – Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m. – DRBL is an adult book discussion group that meets monthly at the library. This month’s selection is A Room with a View, by E. M. Forster. New members are always welcome to drop in on any meeting, which is always the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact [email protected]
Scrabble! Wednesday, November 15th at 11:30 a.m. – Join us … and bring a friend along to play, as well!
The mystery book group is meeting on Tuesday, November 28th at 7:00 to discuss Murder at the Watergate by Margaret Truman. Please join us!
For Children and Families
Story Hour will be held at DRML for the first three weeks of each month, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. For November: 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th – Drop in for stories, songs, projects and a nutritious snack! In November, we will be exploring the themes: “Transportation,” “Construction” and “Thanksgiving,” No registration required.
Story Hour with Beth and David London! – Beth and David London, formerly of Poker Hill School, share songs and stories with young children and their families on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. For November: 3rd, 10th and 17th. Snack will follow. No registration required.
Please be aware that due to the popularity of this program, parking has become more challenging for families attending this program as well as patrons using the library. Available parking includes the lot in front of the library, the new lot to the side, and any of the designated visitor parking areas near Browns River Middle School and Underhill ID School. Also, parking is available in the Mills River Park parking area. Parking is not allowed on River Road or the “driveways” leading to the library or the schools. Please consider carpooling if your party has more than one vehicle. Thank you for adhering to the parking policies to keep this an open event available to everyone.
Music with Peter on the last Thursday of November! DRML has a special music program for children and their families on Thursday, November 30th, at 11:15 a.m. Peter Alsen has been performing for children and families throughout Vermont for many years. You can find more about Peter at www.pukamusic.com. No registration required.
Babytime! In November, Babytime will be held on Tuesday, November 14th, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – 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.
Time for LEGOs! Join us after school on Tuesday, November 7th, from 2:45 – 4:30 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.
Origami Club with Maya Parry! Join us after school on Tuesday, November 14th, 3:30 – 4:30 for origami. Maya Parry will be at DMRL once a month after school to teach participants basic origami skills. We hope to be able to progress through the year to more advanced creations with children interested in attending regularly each month. In November, the origami theme is STARS! This program is suitable for children ages 8 to 14. Please call to register 899-4962.
Movie and Popcorn Afternoon! Friday, November 17th, at 3:30. We will provide popcorn and lemonade just after the movie starts. No registration needed. Title TBD.
Deborah Rawson Memorial Library
8 River Road
Jericho, VT 05465