Music Sunday – April 2nd, 2:00 p.m. Stop in to enjoy the music of MetalWerx. MetalWerx is a quartet consisting of two euphoniums, played by Dale Long of South Burlington and Michael Paul of Franklin, and two tubas, played by Tim Foley and Christian Walters of Burlington. The group’s repertoire is an eclectic mix of fantasies, suites, marches, jazz and pop music standards, and a few favorite classical transcriptions sure to please the ear of every music lover’s taste. It is a sound like no other! So please join us for a concert that ends our season and prepares you for the upcoming season of summer concerts in the park.
During the month of April, Underhill Central School will share its artwork with the library. UCS is located at the base of Mt. Mansfield. In this exhibit, you will find a wide variety of art projects undertaken during this school year by kindergarten through fourth-grade artists. Students either chose their favorite piece from the school year or created brand new artwork for the display.
The Friends of the DRML will meet Wednesday, April 12th, at 10:30 a.m.
The Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, the 20th at 7:00 p.m.
The April silent auction item is a Keurig Hot K55 Classic coffee maker. This was generously donated by our local Jolley store! Bidding ends April 30th at 4 p.m.
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 April, we will be playing on Monday, the 3rd at 6:30 p.m. and on Monday, the 17th 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, April 4th, at 11:00 a.m. – Join us … and bring a friend along to play, as well!
The French Conversation Group will meet on Thursday, April 6th 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, April 7th, 7:00 – We will be showing Hacksaw Ridge, a 2017 Academy Award nominated film. This is the true story of WWII American Army Medic, Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield), who served during the Battle of Okinawa and became the first man in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor, despite refusing to bear arms. Doss was ostracized by fellow soldiers for his pacifist stance but went on to earn respect and adoration for his bravery, selflessness and compassion after he risked his life – without firing a shot – to save 75 men in the Battle of Okinawa. Please join us for this extraordinary film!
Deborah Rawson Book Lovers (DRBL) – Tuesday, April 11th, 7:00 p.m. – DRBL is an adult book discussion group that meets monthly at the library. Last month their discussion of Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey was cancelled because of snowy conditions and so they will be discussing it this month. 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].
The Personal Experience of a Hidden Child in the Ardennes – Thursday, April 13th, 6:30 p.m. – We are honored to present a talk by Jericho resident, Henry Weinstock, a hidden child during WW II. Henry has accepted our invitation to talk with us about the time that he spent in hiding during World War II. Born in Belgium, Henry completed his higher education in the United States, including his dissertation on French writer Ferdinand Celine for his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany. Please join us for this very special opportunity to hear his unique perspective of that time.
Mystery Book Group – is meeting on Monday, April 17th, at 7:00. This month, the mystery book group is going to be joined by a local Sherlockian group, some of whom have been gathering for forty years (!) to study, discuss and raise a glass to the greatest detective that ever lived. This promises to be a lively evening of clue-deciphering and mystery solving. Please join us!
Wednesday, April 19th, 7:00 – Join the Jericho Energy Task Force for a presentation on carbon pricing. Come learn how you can help make a difference.
Legislative Update – Thursday, April 20th, 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.
The 16th Annual Deborah Rawson Lecture will be held on Wednesday, April 26 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.
Author M. T. Anderson – Thursday, April 27, 6:30 p.m. – Author M. T. Anderson’s book Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad is a detailed and deeply human telling of the horrors endured by Russian citizens as the great city of St. Petersburg was decimated first by national politics, then by foreign aggression. Throughout the siege, a very passionate Dmitri Shostakovich somehow found the strength to keep creating, eventually composing his great 7th Symphony of 1941. This piece was a beacon of hope to his countrymen and eventually helped marshal aid from the West. M.T. Anderson is partnering with the Craftsbury Chamber Players to curate a concert of this music and they will be performing in May in Burlington. And leading up to the concerts, he will read from his book at separate gatherings in both the Northeast Kingdom and the greater Burlington area. We are delighted to announce that the library at which he will speak in the Burlington area is Deborah Rawson Memorial. Please take this opportunity to hear an author speak about the topics of history and music with a passion and knowledge that is unsurpassed.
For Children and Families
In April, Babytime will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 11:00 – 12:00 and Saturday, April 15, 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 April, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30: Drop in for stories, songs, projects, and a nutritious snack! No registration required. This month’s theme: Spring.
- April 5 and 6: Animals in Spring
- April 12 and 13: Insects
- April 19 and 20: Plants
- April 26 and 27: Kites
StoryHour with Beth London – Beth London, formerly of Poker Hill School, will be offering music and story hour for children and their families on select Fridays in April (the 7th and 14th) at 11:00 a.m. No registration required.
Crafternoon! We have craft supplies for you! Join us after school on Tuesday, April 11, 2:45 – 3:45. We will be making small felt pouches and we will have a variety of other materials with which to create crafts! 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 to register 899-4962.
Time for LEGOs!: Join us Saturday April 15, from 12:00 – 2:00 or after school on Tuesday, April 18, 2:45 – 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.
April Break Vacation Camp
Wednesday, April 26: Movie and Popcorn Afternoon – Join us on Wednesday, April 26 at 1:00, to watch Moana! We will provide popcorn and lemonade just after the movie starts. This movie was rated PG. No registration needed.
Thursday, April 27: LEGO Construction – LEGO builders wanted Thursday, April 27, 12:00 – 2:00! 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. No registration required.
Friday, April 28, 1:00 Cat-A-Who-Ya? Are you a “Cat Person” or a “Dog Person”? No matter who you are, everyone will love this special presentation by special guest, JoAnn Nichols, from the Humane Society: “Cat-A-Who-Ya?” Please join us Friday, April 28, 1:00 for this very special event. This description is from the Humane Society: “Children learn about different types of domestic cats. They learn about how cats communicate using their body and voices. Children learn the secret “hand shake” that cats understand and why the secret works. We spend time making toys for their own cats or they donate them to the Humane Society’s kitties.”
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