Music Sunday – On Sunday, February 4th at 2:00 we welcome “Cricket Blue.” Laura Heaberlin is bringing her musical talent “home” to Jericho and introducing us to her musical partnership with Taylor Smith. Smith and Heaberlin began performing as “Cricket Blue” while at Middlebury College and are quickly becoming recognized in Vermont and beyond for their musical skill and their song-writing prowess. Their songs reflect their interests in traditional American music and Indie-Rock with influences ranging from Anais Mitchell to Dylan Thomas. “Cricket Blue” has been described as possessing “rare wisdom and depth… your heart and mind will dance” by Mark Sustic, Young Tradition, Vermont and with “dovetailing harmonies and heart-melting melodies” by Dan Bolles, of Seven Days. Please join us for an afternoon of music on the 4th!
The Friends of the DRML will hold their meeting on Wednesday, February 14th at 10:30 here at the library.
The Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, February 15th at 7:00 p.m.
The art in February is shared with us by Stu Hall. This month’s display will feature his snowflake photos, as well as ones of other Vermont locations. Stop in and enjoy.
The silent auction item for February is a Jumbo Bananagrams game, the anagram game that will drive you bananas! This is a great family game and the jumbo size makes it perfect for camping, classrooms, parties or just family fun. Bidding starts on Thursday, February 1st at 12:00 p.m. and closes on Wednesday, February 28th at 6:00 p.m.
The French Conversation Group – Bonjour a tous! The French conversation group will meet on Thursday, February 1st at 6:30. Any questions, please call Henry at 899-3349.
Mah Jongg at DRML – We play Mah Jongg on the first and third Mondays of each month. In February, we will be playing on Monday, the 5th at 6:30, and then on Monday, the 19th 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!
Scrabble! Thursday, February 8th, 10:30 a.m. – Join us … and bring a friend along to play, as well!
The mystery book group is meeting on Tuesday, February 6th at 7:00 to discuss Silence of the Grave, by Arnaldur Indridason. Please join us!
Fika – Wednesday, February 7th, 10:15 a.m. – Fika is a concept in Swedish culture meaning “to have coffee”, often accompanied with pastries, and taking a break, most often a coffee break with one’s colleagues, friends, or family. But it’s come to mean more – Fika is about slowing down. It represents a true break, a moment to sit and contemplate on your own or with friends. In Sweden, coffee is something to look forward to – a moment where everything else stops so one may savor the moment. So we invite you to stop in, meet up with some neighbors and friends and enjoy a cup of coffee and a pastry… Swedish style!
Legislative Update, Thursday, February 8th, 6:30 p.m. – George Till and Trevor Squirrel will be here to provide legislative information and answers to your questions. Please feel free to drop in and meet up with your representatives.
Movie Nights in February – We are getting excited about the upcoming Oscars and our Oscar Party (for details, please see below) so we are showing two movies in February. On Friday, February 9th, at 7:00, we will be showing Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from an historic wildfire. And on Friday, the 16th, we will be showing Dunkirk. This film, which landed eight Oscar nominations, tells of the evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France, who are surrounded by the German Army. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, the soldiers face a fierce battle. Please join us for one or both of these fine films!
Deborah Rawson Book Lovers (DRBL) – Tuesday, February 13th at 7:00 p.m. – DRBL is an adult book discussion group that meets monthly at the library. This month’s selection is North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. 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]
Presidents’ Day Program – Thursday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m. – Improbable Paths to the Presidency: Chester Arthur & Calvin Coolidge – Two American presidents were born in Vermont – Chester Arthur and Calvin Coolidge. The two were profoundly different men, yet a number of remarkable parallels emerge from their life stories. Both began their lives in small rural villages, Arthur in Fairfield and Coolidge in Plymouth Notch. Both became lawyers and pursued careers in other states. Perhaps the most intriguing similarity, however, is that both men followed improbable paths to our nation’s highest office. Tracy Martin, Historic Sites Section Chief with the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, will present a talk exploring this theme. The Historic Sites Program owns and operates both the President Chester A. Arthur and President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Sites. Tracy holds an MA in Archaeological Studies from Yale University and an MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont. She worked as a museum professional for 17 years at institutions in Connecticut, Tennessee, Texas and Vermont before becoming Assistant State Curator at the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services in 2005 and has been in her current position at the Division for Historic Preservation since June of 2015. Please join us for this President’s Day talk!
Underhill Selectboard Candidate forum – to be determined. We will send an update when we have set a date and time.
Coming soon! Mark your calendars for the 2nd annual Oscar Party – Saturday, March 3rd, 7:00 – We’re going Hollywood and we want you to join us! We’ll have trivia, contests, and prizes. We’ll enjoy some bubbly and tasty hors d’oeuvres. Brush up on your movie knowledge, as there will be trivia about movies, old and new. Complete a ballot with your predictions as to who’ll be making the speeches on the following night at the Academy Awards. Join us on the red carpet on Saturday, the 3rd for an evening of Hollywood, right here in Vermont.
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 (January 31st, February 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, and 15th). Drop in for stories, songs, projects and a nutritious snack! In February, we will be exploring the theme: “Friends and Family.” Perfect for children 18 months to 3 years old but all children of preschool age and their families are welcome. 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. In February: the 2nd, 9th, and 16th. 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 Riverside 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 February! DRML has a special music program for children and their families on Thursday, February 22nd, 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.
Suminagashi After School! Come on in after school on Tuesday, February 6th, 3:30 – 4:30 when we will be exploring the art of Suminagashi, or Japanese paper marbling. You will be using inks that float on water to create several pieces of art you can take home. This program is designed for ages 8 – 13. Please call to register 899-4962.
Origami Club with Maya Parry! – Join us after school on Tuesday, February 13th, 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 February, the origami theme is FAMOUS ORIGAMI! This program is suitable for children ages 8 to 14. Please call to register 899-4962.
After School Storytime and Craft for K-2 – In a special program just for children in grades Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades, we will be having a story hour and craft time after school on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14th, from 3:30 to 4:30! We will read Valentines stories, eat a nutritious snack and do a craft. Parents are welcome to drop off their children and then stay and enjoy the library until the program is over. Registration is required, 899-4962.
Time for LEGOs! Join us after school on Tuesday, February 20th, from 2:45 – 4:30 for LEGO construction time. 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.
Movie and Popcorn Afternoon! – DRML will be showing a movie on Friday, February 23rd, at 3:30. Title TBD. We will provide popcorn and lemonade just after the movie starts. No registration needed.
Deborah Rawson Memorial Library
8 River Road
Jericho, VT 05465