The Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, June 21st at 7:00 p.m.
The Jericho Underhill Library District (aka The Deborah Rawson Memorial Library) has an opening on the Trustee Board for someone from the town of Underhill. The position will expire in March 2022. The Board meets on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. All Board members work on subcommittees, such as Personnel or Fundraising. For more information, please contact Joann Osborne, Trustee Board Chair at 802-899-1883. To apply for the position, please complete a “Statement of Interest for Trustee of the Jericho Underhill Library District” and drop it off at the Library. The forms are available at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library and will take only a few moments to complete.
If you attended and picked up a survey at the Mt. Mansfield Villages presentation, please remember to return the completed survey. There is a box in the entryway of the library where you may leave your completed survey.
For June’s silent auction, we are offering a selection of beanie babies, donated by Ed Dombroski. Stop in to check them out and make a bid. The bidding closes June 30th at 2:00 p.m.
The art in June will be the work of Sally Duval and Irene LaCroix. Their works are still lifes and landscapes in oil. Please stop in to enjoy.
The mystery book group is meeting on Tuesday, June 5th at 7:00 to discuss White Nights, by Ann Cleeves. Please join us!
Mah Jongg at DRML – Due to some work happening in the library on our usual Monday, we’re moving our evening game to the first Wednesday in June – the 6th – at 6:30 and we’ll also play on Monday afternoon, June 18th, at 1:00. 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!
New Program! – Meet up with us outside the library at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6th and Wednesday, the 20th to explore the Underhill/Jericho sidewalks near the library, while getting a bit of exercise. Wear your comfortable shoes because we’ll walk rain or shine. Join us for the first expedition of the Walkie Talkies!
Scrabble! Thursday, June 14th, 10:30 a.m. – Join us … and bring a friend along to play, as well!
Trivia! – Saturday, June 9th, 7:00 p.m. – Love trivia? Come and try your luck on Saturday, the 9th. We’ll be challenging the crowd with questions covering a broad range of topics. We’ll have prizes for each round and a grand prize of a gift certificate to On Tap! So come for the prizes, come for bragging rights, come for lots of fun! Hope to see you then!
Deborah Rawson Book Lovers (DRBL) – Tuesday, June 12th at 7:00 p.m. – DRBL is an adult book discussion group that meets monthly at the library. This month’s selection is Time and Again by Jack Finney. 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]
The Agora: A Discussion Group of the Great Ideas. June 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Join us for our first gathering of this new discussion group. We will cover one idea at a time and the discussion of each idea can take place over multiple meetings. The first idea we will discuss will be Justice. 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. At the end of each meeting, we will decide whether to continue with the idea or to move on to the next idea from among the other great ideas of philosophy. Ideas include but are not limited to Justice, Love, Truth, Freedom, God, and Peace. We plan to meet twice monthly on Mondays, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. We encourage participation from all community members and hope that you’ll join us.
Edible Food Tour – Wednesday, June 27th, 6:30 – Come back in time with us, in the comfort of the library, as the Burlington Edible History Tour connects the history of Burlington’s early ethnic groups to their food traditions, when farm to table was a way of life. During this virtual journey, you’ll hear about such topics as the first recorded food carts on Main Street in Burlington; grapevines growing in Italian and Lebanese backyards; an Irish meat company that supported a German sausage maker who desperately needed a sponsor to get through Ellis Island; the Chinese chef who became famous for his St. Patrick’s Day celebration; and one hundred years without legal breweries. Our historical heroes are the owners of small grocery stores, who kept neighbors fed during the hardest times by letting them buy with IOUs, often ripped up at the end of the year. Our heroes include the women who not only grew food and cooked for their large families, but also fed any hungry person who came to their doors.
Our presenters will be Gail Rosenberg and Carolyn Connor. Gail is co-founder, with Elise Guyette, of the Burlington Edible History Tour. During her career in communications and development for non-profits, she promoted The Big Apple Circus at Shelburne, founded a national nonprofit clearinghouse on innovative work schedules, and researched and published numerous articles about Vermont circus history, food, and culture for national and local newspapers. Her strongest childhood food memories from growing up in Brooklyn are egg creams, pizza by the slice with oil running down her arms, and pastrami sandwiches. Carolyn Connor is returning as a tour guide for her fourth season. After graduating from the University of Vermont, where she studied history, anthropology, and dance, Carolyn spent a year teaching English and traveling in South East Asia before moving back to Burlington. She works for VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, which perfectly combines her interest in travel and community. She has fallen in love with Vermont’s mountains, history and, most importantly, food!
Coming up… On July 2nd, Jericho Town Library and DRML will participate in “Reading Frederick Douglass” as we celebrate the Fourth of July. We invite all to read and/or listen to this speech on the Jericho Center Green at 6:30 on the 2nd. This Vermont Humanities Council sponsored event is a communal reading of Frederick Douglass’s fiery 1852 speech, “The Meaning of the Fourth of July to the Negro.” On July 5, 1852, Douglass, a former slave and leading abolitionist, begged the “race question” at an event in Rochester, NY, commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence. “Fellow-citizens,” he began, “why am I called upon to speak here to-day? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak to-day? What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?” By our hosting such events during the celebration of this nation’s independence – its freedom from Great Britain and its tyranny – we invite thought and discussion about race and citizenship now, more than a century and a half later. The shared reading will be followed by discussion and light refreshments. Members of the community are invited to take part in the communal reading. Please consider partaking – we hope to have many participants, both young and old and hope that many will join us, as readers or as listeners. The text of this speech, as well as accompanying materials, is available online at the Vermont Humanities Council website, www.vermonthumanities.org
DRML and Jericho Town Library join the Vermont Humanities Council in this statewide effort.
And a little later in the summer, we’re planning a summertime Vermont Reads event of this year’s selection, Bread and Roses, Too, in conjunction with Jericho Town Library. 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!
For Children and Families
After School Magic: The Gathering – The Glory, Knowledge and Conquest is yours! Grab your deck and a friend and head on over to DRML after school on Wednesday, June 13th from 2:45 – 4:45 for Magic: The Gathering! There will be snacks! This program is recommended for ages 10+.
2018 Summer Reading Program at Deborah Rawson Memorial Library!
Stop by the library for a brochure or visit our website (www.drml.org) for more details about the DRML summer program!
StoryHour – Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:30 on June 20, 21, 27, 28, July 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, August 1 and 2 – Drop in for stories, songs, projects with the theme: Libraries Rock!, and a nutritious snack. No registration required. Recommended for preK-grade 2.
We are kicking off Summer StoryHour with “Music Together with Joanna May,” on June 20 and June 21!
Sign up for the 2018 Libraries Rock Summer Reading Program Reading Clubs! Sign-ups this year for reading clubs will start on Friday, June 1. You get a free goodie bag when you sign up!
Summer Program Registration Day – Saturday, June 16 @ 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Stop by the library Saturday morning to register for the 2018 DRML Summer Reading Program! We will have a movie (“Sing!”) and you can sign up for the programs you are interested in attending. In addition to registering for summer programs, please sign up for a Reading Club!
VINS Presents “Screech and Hoot: The Science of Bird Communication” on Tuesday, June 19, 3:30 – 4:15
We’ll practice identifying raptors by their calls, learn what these vocalizations might mean, and how they are made. This program is suitable for ages 4 and up. No registration required.
Movie Afternoon, Thursday, June 21, 1:00 –
Watch the musical “Annie”! Free popcorn and lemonade! No registration required.
Make Your Own Rain Sticks DROP-IN – Friday, June 22, 10:00 – 12:00
We have all the supplies to make and decorate a rain stick you can take home. For ages 6+. No registration required.
Traveling StoryTeller – Tuesday, June 26, 10:00 – 11:30
The Traveling Storyteller’s performances are interactive with the audience so everyone can experience the adventure of stories! All ages. No registration required.
Movie Afternoon – Thursday, June 28, 1:00
Watch the 2017 movie, “Beauty and the Beast”! Free popcorn and lemonade! No registration required.
Make Your Own Wind Chimes DROP-IN – Friday, June 29, 10:00 – 12:00
We have all the supplies to make and decorate wind chimes you can take home. For ages 6+. No registration required.