Our programs are focused to various ages from infants to adults. Literature, music, arts. You can probably find something that interests you here.
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.
Our art for the month of July will showcase the 2016 AIAVT Excellence in Architecture Design Awards. This exhibit displays the submissions and award winners of the annual Excellence in Architecture Design Awards hosted by the Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIAVT). The entries shown in the exhibit are recently completed projects either in Vermont, or designed by Vermont-based architectural firms. The seven award-winning projects were chosen by a jury of five architects from AIA Colorado, who judged the excellence of the designs based on factors such as aesthetic appeal, sustainability, functionality, and social importance. Please stop in and see these architectural standouts.
The silent auction item for the month of July is six pies from Poorhouse Pies! The high bidder will receive six certificates to use at any time. Thank you Poorhouse Pies for your generous donation! Bidding ends July 29th at 2 p.m.
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. See our calendar for specific details. We are looking for performers please fill out this form and send to the library.
Explore Vermont’s libraries with the Vermont Library Association’s Passport to Vermont Libraries! From June 1st to September 1st, 118 Vermont public and academic libraries will be handing out passports in the 3rd annual Passport to Vermont Libraries program, encouraging Vermonters and visitors alike to visit some of Vermont’s unique, beautiful and creative libraries. Local libraries will stamp your passport and some offer small prizes. Four patrons statewide (adult, young adult, child and one wild card) will receive Vermont Library Ambassador awards for visiting the most libraries. This is also second year of the award for the librarian who visits the most Vermont libraries. Patrons are encouraged to post pictures and stories on the VLA’s Facebook page, http://facebook.com/vermontpassport More details about the program are available at http://vermontlibraries.org/passport Let’s come together to celebrate and enjoy our great public institutions this summer. Stop by Deborah Rawson Memorial Library to pick up your passport and start exploring!
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. These glasses, made available to us by StarNet, will make it possible for you to view the eclipse safely. We have several programs and speakers scheduled to help us prepare for this exciting event, including Kelley Hunter’s July 28th presentation, “Our Expanding Solar System: Astronomy & Myth” and a speaker in August from the Vermont Astronomical Society. For adults and kids alike, join us as we gear up for the eclipse that’s happening on August 21st. And if you want to have some NASA fun, visit this webpage: https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/
YA Book Groups! There are three book choices this summer for YA Book Groups, Stuck in Neutral, by Terry Trueman, Nothing But the Truth, by Avi, and a 2017 Green Mountain Book Award nominee, My Sister Rosa, by Justine Larbalestier. If you are interested in learning more about the books or are interested in joining a book club, please contact Kristine B. Caldwell at [email protected].
Did you miss the dramatic reading of October’s “It Can’t Happen Here,” a public reading of Sinclair Lewis’ play held at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library? Thanks to Mount Mansfield Community TV (MMCTV), you can watch it here: https://vimeo.com/189245469
Catamount Library Network Notes: With the new library catalog available through the Catamount Library Network NEW items and DVDs are loaned for 2 weeks. If you have given us your current email, you will receive email notifications when your holds are ready and when books are due to be returned. You also can easily reserve books (or renew items) from your home or smartphone! Drop in and give it a try or download our CLN pamphlet to get started!