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June 2013 Programs
Kids and Teens
Registration for Summer Reading Clubs will begin at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library on Wednesday, June 5th. You may pick up your Read To Me log (for non-readers), the Reading Club log (all readers through age 11), or the Teen's Read punch card (aged 12 and older or 12 by July 31) at that time. If you pick it up before our summer events registration you not only have the opportunity to get a jump start on summer reading but also you will avoid one line at our summer program registration.
The DRML "Dig Into Reading" Summer Events Registration will be as follows:
Those currently in middle and high school - beginning June 12th
Preschool through grade 4 - beginning Tuesday June 18th at 12:00
This summer's "Dig Into Reading" program will kick-off with the appearance of Magician extraordinaire, Tom Joyce at 10:00 on Thursday, June 20th at DRML. All ages welcome. Please register at either library as this event is being cosponsored by our friends at the Jericho Town Library.
Click here to view details of Summer Reading Events
Download flyer for all events (PDF)
Download flyer for Teens (PDF)
June Story Hour - Wednesday, June 19th at 10:30
Stories, songs, fingerplays, snack and craft for preschoolers and their caregivers. Drop in, no registration needed.
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Local artists exhibit their work in the library on a monthly rotating basis. If you are interested in exhibiting your work, call the library at 899-4962. A lockable display case is available, as well as wall space for hanging photos, paintings, etc.
Art for the month of June features art work by Mary Hill.
Music series - A music concert is held once a month on the first Sunday of the months of October, November, January, February, March, and April. Program time is 2 pm. We are looking for performers please fill out this form and send to the library.
The Board of Trustees will meet Thursday June 20 at 7 PM.
The Friends of the DRML will meet Friday June 14th at 10am.
The silent auction item is Wine & Cheese four times a year from Snipe Island Wine & Cheeses. The bidding opens on Sat. June 1 at 10 am and closes on Sat. June 29th at 2 pm.
Quilt raffle! The Deborah Rawson Library quilting group has created and donated a lovely queen sized quilt in the LeMoyne Star pattern. The quilt is on display at the library. Tickets are 1.00 each or 6 for 5.00 and can be purchased at the library. The drawing will be held on Oct.2nd at 2PM. The money raised is for the library expansion project.
Deborah Rawson Book Lovers (DRBL) is an adult book discussion group that meets every month at the library. The May book was the fantasy “The Golden Compass” by Phillip Pullman. Everyone was intrigued enough to finish it – and a couple of us went on to read the whole trilogy! The book for June 11 will be "The Forgotten Garden" by Kate Morton. New members are always welcome to drop in on any meeting – always the second Tuesday of the month at 7. Happy reading!
Adult Writers Group! We will meet Wednesday, June 12th at 6:30. Whether you’ve been working on your novel for years, or have just picked up a pen, we would love to hear from YOU! The goal of the group is to create a community of writers. Participants will share and critique each other’s work in a supportive environment. Bloggers, short-story writers, novelists, screen-play writers, poets, and other dabblers of scribbling are welcome! We will meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30. During the month, participants will submit their writing piece to the group via email, so everyone has a chance to read and critique each piece. The meeting time will be devoted to talking about what we have read, our observations and thoughts of improvement. Please contact Elise Doner with any questions about the group: email@example.com 899-2644 Happy Writing!
Do you love to play Scrabble? Come to the library play Scrabble with fellow enthusiasts, Monday, June 17th at 6:30. Bring a friend and a Scrabble board or just join a table with others.
The mystery book group will meet Tuesday June 18 at 7 PM to discuss "Death at Charity's Point" by William Tapply. Please join us!
Do you have a program suggestion or would you like to do a presentation? Please contact Holly at the library!
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If you just finished a good book, and you are deciding what to read next, try: http://www.goodreads.com/
Tips for Locating Obituaries and Articles
Several helpful resources are available to help patrons find obituaries and newspaper articles in Vermont newspapers. One of the most useful sites is the Vermont Newspaper Project Catalog Database, http://vtnp.uvm.edu/, where locations of newspaper titles in repositories throughout the state are displayed by searching the place of coverage. To use this site, click on the link "Search the Catalog" and, on the next screen, type the name of the town for which you are searching in the "Find this" box. Use the "Find Results In" box to highlight "place of coverage" and then click on the "Search" button. A subject heading for the town you are searching will appear with the number of associated newspaper titles. Or, if you don't find the name of the town, search for a larger nearby town or city that may have news and articles about the town in question. Click on the newspaper title(s) of interest within the date range desired. Bibliographic information is provided along with: (1) a list of repositories owning the newspaper, (2) the format (print or microfilm) available, and (3) the dates available. It is possible to make an interlibrary loan request at your local library for microfilm reels to view in your own town library, provided they have equipment available. Or call the Vermont State Library at 828-3268.
The Library of Congress Chronicling America website http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ now has several digitized Vermont newspapers available for full-text searching. Drop-down menus allow for searches by state and/or time period. Use search terms such as a person's name for an obituary or for a specific event and all available newspaper pages that contain the search terms will be displayed. The "zoom" feature allows for changes in print size; and "advanced search" allows the user to select and view individual newspaper titles.
Both of the websites listed above include Vermont newspaper content as a result of the Vermont Newspaper Project and its successor project, the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project. These projects have been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The current Vermont Digital Newspaper Project in progress is a collaborative effort led by UVM. The Department of Libraries is a partner in that project.
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Remember when you are using a book bag, water bottles in with books cause damage. The library has had several books returned that have been ruined by liquids. As items are returned they are checked for damage. You will be billed for any items that are damaged while checked out to you.
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Monthly newsletters are available at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, the Jericho
Town Library and local businesses. The new issues come out the first week of each month.
Read the current newsletter here.
What is a Friends Group?
A Friends Group can be self-defined. Most libraries have community members interested in
lending their support, time and skills to make the library a better place. Friends of Libraries
work with the staff and trustees to help the library achieve its short and long term goals.
Friends can take on special projects, sponsor programs, keep the staff informed about the needs
of the community and participate in fund-raising events. Friends can help regularly, volunteer
once a year or offer financial support.
Why does the DRML need a Friends group?
The DRML has been a huge success. Each year the library serves more patrons and sponsors more
programs. The library has become a place to meet, read and enjoy time together. The library
is fortunate to have a solid foundation of community support. It's time to build on this
foundation. In order to continue to achieve excellence, we are asking for more patrons to
If you are interested in being a Friend of the DRML call the library at 899-4962.