The Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, August 16th at 7:00 p.m.
The library will be closed Tuesday, August 14th and will reopen on Wednesday, August 15th at 1:00 p.m. Outside security cameras are being installed around the building. This projected is funded by a PACIF grant and by the Friends of DRML.
The silent auction item for August is a collection of lovely bone china teacups and saucers! Bidding will start on Wednesday, August 1st at 10 a.m. and closes on Friday, August 31st at 6:00 p.m. Thank you to Ed Dombroski and Renee Turvey for this donation!
The art in August will be the work of Marcia Rosberg. Of her work, Marcia shares, “I have been making art in various mediums all my life. These paintings are creations that exhibit my affinity to nature and the wilderness. I am drawn to the solitude and the mystery of the forest and the breathtaking beauty of flower blooms and all growing forms of nature and life.” Please stop in to enjoy the work Marcia has generously shared with us.
Mah Jongg at DRML – We play Mah Jongg on the first and third Mondays of each month. In August, we will be playing on Monday, the 6th 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!
Scrabble! Thursday, August 9th, 10:30 a.m. – Join us … and bring a friend along to play, as well!
The Agora: A Discussion Group of the Great Ideas – Monday, August 13th, 6:30 – 7:30. Join us for this new discussion group. We will cover one idea at a time and the discussion of each idea will take place over one or more meetings. The first idea that we have been discussing is Justice. At our next meeting, we are going to start by listening to an audio book segment from The Great Ideas of Philosophy series. At the end of the meeting, we will decide whether to continue with it or to move on to the next idea from among the other great ideas of philosophy. Participants will share with the group their own selections, reading and then sharing with the group, with the hope that the group can cover as many perspectives from as many eras and cultures as possible. We encourage participation from all community members and hope that you’ll join us.
Deborah Rawson Book Lovers (DRBL) – Tuesday, August 14th at 7:00 p.m. – DRBL is an adult book discussion group that meets monthly at the library. This month’s selection is Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik. 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]
Wednesday, August 15th, 6:30 – Our Vermont Reads event of this year’s selection, Bread and Roses, Too, that we are hosting in conjunction with Jericho Town Library, will be held on Wednesday, the 15th. As we gather to talk about this book, we hope that those who attend will share stories of their immigration experiences, sharing either their own or their recollections of ancestors’ stories. We have copies of the book available at DRML, so please stop in to check one out so that you can be part of the conversation about this great book!
Sunday, August 19th, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – You are cordially invited to an Emily Dickinson Tea to thank and honor our UVM Extension Master Gardeners and our community gardeners. This amazing group of volunteers has created a beautiful Emily Dickinson Garden this year, complimented by a selection of her poems displayed in the garden. Please join us Sunday, August 19th from 1-3 for refreshments and a reading of her poems by community members.
The mystery book group is meeting on Tuesday, August 21st at 7:00 to discuss The Blackhouse by Peter May. Please join us!
For Children and Families
The Summer Reading Program Reading Club raffle closes at the end of the day Friday, August 3. Be sure to get your reading logs in by then to enter the drawing for prizes. You may continue to bring in reading logs to be stamped until Friday, August 24.
Movie Afternoon, Thursday August 2, 1:00 – Watch “Coco”! Free popcorn and lemonade! No registration required.
We look forward to seeing you in the fall for after-school programs starting Thursday, September 6.
Thank you to everyone for a very successful summer reading program – Libraries Rock! We appreciate feedback from any families who used the library during the summer reading program. Please take a moment to fill out this BRIEF survey (4 multiple choice and 4 short answer) to help us serve you better for future summer reading programs. https://projectoutcome.org/responses/29165