The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, December 20th at 7 PM.
The silent auction for December is a Learn to Knit a Hat Kit! This kit includes everything you need to start making a hand-knit hat. Bidding starts on Saturday, December 1st at 10 AM and closes on Sunday, December 30th at 4 PM.
We will be accepting donations to the Essex-Jericho-Underhill Ecumenical Food Shelf in the month of December and for the first two weeks of January. Please bring in your non-perishable food items to help the hungry in our community this holiday season.
The library will be closed on Tuesday, December 25th and Wednesday, December 26th.
Sunday Music Series: The Zeichner Trio — Sunday, December 2nd at 2 PM
The Zeichner Trio has gained a reputation in the community through word of mouth as a young, up-and-coming traditional band. They play traditional Irish music and Old-Time/Appalachian music, with Louli on 4 and 5 string banjos and Celtic harp, Oliver on the penny whistle and the uilleann pipes, and Yasi on the fiddle.
When they first began playing traditional music, the Zeichners didn’t intend to become a family band, but in 2012 they became involved with Young Tradition VT (YTV), a non-profit organization providing opportunities for young people in the state to learn and perform traditional music. Through YTV, they have played at a number of festivals around New England, including the Celebrate Vermont Festival in Stowe, the Big E in Springfield MA, and Farmer’s Night at the Vermont Statehouse.
Mah Jongg — Mondays, December 3rd at 6:30 PM and December 17th at 1 PM
Please join us as we explore the ancient Chinese tile game of winds, dragons, and number tiles. If you like Rummy-style card games, you’ll love Mah Jongg! All are welcome—no experience necessary!
Movie Night: 12 Strong — Friday, December 7th at 7 PM
Join us for a presentation of 12 Strong, the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan following the September 11th attacks.
Trivia Quest: Happy Holidays Edition — Saturday, December 8th at 6:30 PM
Do you pine for pub quizzes, trounce at Trivial Pursuit, and jump to answer Jeopardy? If so, join us for Trivia Quest, our monthly contest of not-so-general knowledge. Questions cover a wide range of subjects: pop-culture, history, literature, celebrity past and present, the marvels of modern merchandise, and much, much more! This month includes a special Holiday category, where you’ll be quizzed on holiday traditions, history, and ephemera from around the world.
Deborah Rawson Book Lovers — Tuesday, December 11th at 7 PM
DRBL is a monthly adult book discussion group. This month’s selection is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. New members are always welcome to drop in on any meeting, which is always the second Tuesday of the month at 7 PM. For more information, contact [email protected].
Scrabble — Thursday, December 13th at 11 AM
Exercise your mind and improve your vocabulary (especially of two- and three-letter words). Join us, and bring a friend along too!
Energy Task Force: Financing Weatherization — Thursday, December 13th at 6 PM
This program, co-hosted with the Underhill Energy Committee and Jericho Energy Task Force, will look at how to finance home improvements that will make your home both more environmentally friendly and reduce your heating bills.
French Conversation Group —Thursday, December 13th at 6:30 PM
Join in the conversation! Practice your French in a relaxed setting with the French Conversation Group. Whether you’re a first-timer or fluent, you’ll always find something to talk about!
Young Adult Programs
Friday Night Magic: the Gathering — Friday, December 14th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Start your weekend off right: grab your best deck and your best friend to walk the planes of the Multiverse! We’ll be casting spells in casual rounds of Magic: the Gathering. (This program is intended for ages 10 and up.)
Teen Movie and Pizza Night! — Saturday, December 15th at 6:30 PM
For the December Teen Pizza and Movie night, we will be showing Solo: A Star Wars Story. Ever wonder how Han and Chewie first met? The answer to this question plus many other origin stories will be revealed! Free pizza and soda will be provided!
(Rated PG-13 with a runtime of 2 hours and 15 minutes)
We are still accepting pizza coupons!
Thank you to everyone who had donated their pizza coupons! We hope to continue offering more teen movie nights throughout the year. There will be a bucket at the circulation desk to deposit donated pizza coupons. Thank you!
Programs for Children and Families
Story Hour — Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 AM
December Dates: 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, and 20
Drop in for stories, songs, projects and a nutritious snack! In December, we will be exploring seasonal themes. Please note the “Gingerbread” story hours are during the first week of December; hope to see you there!
Story Hour with Beth and David London — Fridays at 10:30 AM
December Dates: 7, 14, and 21
Beth and David London, formerly of Poker Hill School, will share songs and stories with young children and their families! Snack will follow.
After School Holiday Cookie Decorating — Thursday, December 13th, 2:45 – 4:30 PM
Drop in after school to decorate a sugar cookie!
Babytime & Stay-and-Play —Tuesday, December 18th, 10 – 11 AM
We will sing songs and bounce with baby for 15 minutes, and then you are welcome to stay for informal play time, visiting with other parents, and snacks! Siblings are welcome.
After School Movie! — Thursday, December 20th, 3:30 – 5:35 PM
We will be showing Incredibles 2 for the December After School Movie! Our favorite heroic family is ready to take on another super villain with a new superpowered infant addition to their team. We will provide popcorn and lemonade just after the movie starts.
(Rated PG with a runtime of 2 hours and 5 minutes)
(Unless otherwise noted, programs do not require registration and are free and open to all.)