Happy new year! From all of us at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, thank you so much for all of your support this past year, as we reinvented our services to keep our community safe while still keeping you informed, entertained, and enthralled with everything our library has to offer.
The library’s annual meeting will be held Thursday, January 21st at 7 PM. The proposed budget for 2021-2022 will be voted on at this time. All registered voters are encouraged to attend. Copies of the proposed budget are available at the library and were mailed out to everyone in December. This is an in-person meeting. If at that time the Governor doesn’t allow for this meeting then it will be postponed.
While DRML is still closed to the public, we are offering curbside pickup. You may place items on hold on our online catalog. You will receive an email or a phone call when your item is ready. Just let us know what day you would like to pick it up by calling 802-899-4962 or emailing [email protected] For more information on curbside services, please see our previous newsletter here.
Tuesday & Thursday — 1 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday & Friday — 1 PM to 5:30 PM
Saturday — 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free and open to all, but registration is required.
Mah Jongg — Monday, January 4th at 6:30 PM and January 18th 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!
We’ll be meeting on the free website MyJongg.net, with a Zoom call allowing us to chat once again. All are welcome—no experience necessary!
Please register by clicking here. This program uses the application Zoom and the website MyJongg.net.
Tech Talk — Thursday, January 7th at 2 PM and January 21st at 6:30 PM
This new series of programs is designed to demystify digital technologies. Have questions you’d like answered? Send your suggestions for future programs to Erik – [email protected]
Deborah Rawson Book Lovers — Tuesday, January 12th at 7 PM
DRBL is a monthly adult book discussion group. This month’s selection is The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers. 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 on how to join in, contact [email protected].
Please register by clicking here. This program uses the applications Zoom.
Legislative Update — Tuesday, January 19th at 6:30 PM
Join your local representatives George Till and Trevor Squirrel for an update on the current legislative session.
Please register by clicking here. Please register by clicking here. This program uses the applications Zoom.
Vermont Forestry with Ethan Tapper — Wednesday, January 20th at 6:30 PM
Join Ethan Tapper, the Chittenden County Forester, for a lecture on Vermont’s forests. Ethan will discuss how forests work, their role in our lives and our quality of life, and how managing them can be done in a way that is regenerative and that supports their health, vibrancy and resilience. Ethan will also explore how Vermont’s forests can help us create a better world, from Vermont’s communities and ecosystems to communities and ecosystems across the world, and how they can support justice and equity.
Registration required — Please register by clicking here. This program uses the application Zoom.
Mystery Book Club: Girl Waits With Gun— Tuesday, December 29th at 7 PM
We will be discussing Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart. If you need a book, please call the library (899-4962) to request a copy. Due to delays with our courier you should request soon so that it has time to arrive.
Please register by clicking here. This program uses the application Zoom.
Curbside Crafts (all ages)
The holidays have come and gone, and so have all the elves that were helping Ms. Abbey, so we’re back to crafts on Wednesdays only. They will be put out with the curbside pick ups starting Wednesday at 1pm, and are first come first served. If you would like a copy of the instruction sheet for a craft, please email [email protected]
Crafts this month are: DIY snow globes, young writer care kits, pine cone bird feeders and DIY kaleidoscopes.
Zoom Story Time — Tuesdays at 10:30 AM (baby/preschool)
Join Ms. Abbey for story time live-streamed right to your home! This will happen each Tuesday morning in January from 10:30 to about 11 AM.
Call 899-4962 or register for a meeting link here: http://bit.ly/drmlyouth121
Sign up for these great programs!
Zoom with Noggin the Sled Dog – Saturday, January 9th at 11 AM
Want to learn all about being a musher, running the Iditarod and spend a morning with cute animals and cool people? Join Abbey, musher Karen Land, and some of her amazing dogs to find out everything you want to know. Call 899-4962 or register here for a meeting link: https://forms.gle/d14hFk3W8yfrySKu7
Young Writers Group – Thursdays, January 14th and 28th at 4 PM (teens/tweens)
Keep the momentum going writers, you’re doing great! Grab a cup of your favorite warm drink and hang out with us to play writing games, stretch your skills, and free write whatever project you have going on. Pre-register for a meeting link here: https://bit.ly/DRMLYouth1220
Graphic Novel Fan Club — Thursday, December 14th and 28th at 4pm (teens/tweens)
Love comics and graphic novels? So does Ms. Abbey. Come nerd out with her about your favorites. Pre-register for a meeting link here: https://bit.ly/DRMLYouth1220
Don’t forget, we also have access to 1,000’s of comics and graphic novels online through ComicsPlus. Visit our elibrary web page to get started. https://www.drml.org/collections/elibrary/
Among Us — Fridays, January 8th and 22nd from 4 to 5 PM (teens/tweens)
Calling all crewmates! Can you discover the imposter among us?
Join Ms. Abbey to play this smash hit social deduction game in a safe, librarian-moderated online environment. The app is free on Android and iOS systems, or costs $5 through Steam.
Pre-register for a meeting link and game room code here: https://bit.ly/DRMLYouth1220
DC Movie Trivia — Friday, January 15th at 4 PM (teens/tweens)
Think you know everything there is to know about Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the Justice League? Test your skills on this family-friendly game of trivia with questions that would stump the Riddler.
D&DRML – Sunday, January 17th at 3:30pm (teens/tweens)
After saving Madame Freona’s teahouse from someone with a dangerous magical item, the party is ready to get out there and fight some creatures.
Beginners are welcome to come adventure with us! Pre-register for a meeting link here: https://bit.ly/DRMLYouth1220
Ongoing at your leisure
NEW: Board Games at DRML
Looking for a screen free family activity? Check out one of our brand new board games! Place a hold through the online catalog, or call the library to reserve one for your family game night.
Here is a brief description of our games:
- Pictureka is a game of visual hide-and-seek.
- Catan is the classic game of collecting and trading resources to build settlements.
- Telestrations is kind of like Telephone and Pictionary had a hilarious baby.
- Lanterns is a beautiful, peaceful tile-matching game.
- Codenames is a team-based guessing game great for deductive reasoning.
Check out our Youtube channel for video instructions on how to play these games.
Beanstack Reading Challenges
Beanstack is a free and mobile friendly reading tracker app with reaching challenges specially curated for you by Vermont librarians. Sign up today and get started on the Red Clover, Golden Dome, and Green Mountain book award reading challenges. Be on the look-out for even more coming soon! Visit https://vermont.beanstack.org/ to get started.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Did you know that you can jump into the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program at any time? Visit their website for reading logs or to get the app, https://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/ When you’re ready, schedule a curbside pick up to get books. Have questions? Email [email protected] for more information.