It’s back to school time! Whether you’re reading for a class or for pleasure (or maybe even both?), using the computers for a project or for Fortnite, or coming to programs to learn about history, listen to stories, or spend some time with your friends and neighbors, the library is the perfect place to be!
The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, September 19th at 7 PM.
The Friends of DRML will meet Tuesday, September 3rd at 5:30 PM. Please join us! This volunteer group helps support our library to improve library services through advocacy and financial support.
The silent auction for September is a children’s pool party at the Mountaineer Inn at Stowe. The winner will have 2 hours use of the pool and dining area for up to 15 guests. The coupon does expire November 1st 2019, so the lucky winner will need to use it in October. Reservations are required. It has a value of $ 75.00. Bidding starts Tuesday, September 3rd at 12 PM and closes Friday, September 27th at 6 PM.
The art in September is the work of Dena Wimette. Dena is a local watercolor artist, calligrapher, and founder of Verida Studio. She has always been a crafter and started her art journey knitting and sewing gifts for friends and family. She started hand-lettering 3 years ago and quickly progressed from pen to brush where she found her true artistic passion. Dena loves to draw and paint flowers to ease stress and bring a sense of calm and peace to busy days. Dena is a mom to two kids aged 11 and 8, wife to a pretty cool guy, and owner of the cutest dog in town. You can follow her work on instagram @veridastudio.
The library’s Sunday hours (1 to 4 PM) will resume September 8th. The library will be closed Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th for Harvest Market; please join us at the Big Red Barn next to Mills Riverside Park on those days to support our annual book sale! The sale will run 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, September 28th and 10 AM to 3 PM on Sunday, September 29th. We could also use some additional help those days; stop by the library to sign up!
Book Donation days at the Big Red Barn next to Mills Riverside Park are:
Saturday, September 7th from 10-12
Saturday, September 14th from 10-12
Please no Textbooks, Magazines, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Computer Manuals, Religious Books, Travel books older than 5 years, VHS and Cassette tapes or Reader’s Digest Condensed Books.
Limit 3 boxes per family
Thank you to all who participated in our Summer Reading BINGO card program, & congratulations to the leaders of the READerboards; our top three readers for 2019 are Amy Stowell, Amy Place Bosco, and Anne Exler!
Tai Chi at the library will start in October — Sign up now for a spot!
Tai Chi – Basic – Standing
During 16 class sessions over 8 weeks you will learn the basic forms of Sun Style Tai Chi. The benefits of this Fall Prevention program include increased balance & agility, upper and lower body strength, mindfulness of our body movements in time and space, and learning stress relief techniques. Age Well offers this FREE program for adults 50+. Donations are always appreciated and accepted.
Tuesday & Thursday from 9 – 9:50 AM
Classes begin Tuesday October 1st. Registration is closed after October 10th. Call the library to register – (802) 899-4962
Seated Tai Chi
During 16 class sessions over 8 weeks you will learn the form of Sun Style Tai Chi in its seated version. This Fall Prevention joint safe activity over time can help reduce symptoms for people with Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia, diabetes, lower back pain, arthritis and depression while you are seated in a chair. Centers for Disease Control and Injury Prevention (CDC) report this program reduces falls by 55% and recurrent falls by 70%. Age Well offers this FREE program for adults 50+. Donations are always appreciated and accepted.
Tuesday & Thursday from 10:00 – 10:55 AM
Classes begin Tuesday October 1st.
Call the library to register – (802) 899-4962
CSWD Presents: The Basics of Home Composting – Saturday, September 7th at 10 AM
Chittenden Solid Waste’s Community Outreach Coordinator, Lauren Layn, will outline the benefits of “closing the loop” with your own household food scraps and yard debris in a presentation on maintaining a healthy compost system.
Lauren will show you what type of bin is best for you; where to locate your bin; what to put into your bin (and what to avoid!); how to manage your bin; how to harvest your compost; and alternatives to a backyard bin, including pick up service or drop-off composting.
In 2012, the Vermont Legislature unanimously passed the Universal Recycling Law (Act 148). This presentation focuses on keeping organic materials—like food scraps and other food waste—out of the landfill, which will be required for all Vermonters by 2020.
Advanced registration is required – please email Lauren Layn at [email protected] to register.
Chess Club — Monday, September 9th at 6:30 PM
Enjoy the ancient game of feudal conquest with fellow tacticians. Whether you’re a grandmaster or a total novice, you’ll enjoy putting your skills to the test at our monthly Chess club.
(Participants are encouraged to bring their own boards and Chess sets.)
Deborah Rawson Book Lovers — Tuesday, September 10th at 7 PM
DRBL is a monthly adult book discussion group. This month’s selection is Still Life by Louise Penny. 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, September 12th at 11 AM
Join us on the second Thursday of every month for the original wordplay game. Exercise your mind and improve your vocabulary (especially of two- and three-letter words).
Knitting with Neighbors — Thursdays, September 12th and 26th at 6 PM
New to knitting and looking for support to get past the first row or remember how to cast on? This is the group for you. Experienced knitter just looking for inspiration to try something new or share your knitting wisdom? This is the group for you. Not new to knitting, but new to Jericho or Underhill? You will find some friendly faces here. If you would like help picking a first time project, please feel free to contact Julie Hehir at [email protected].
Mah Jongg — Monday, September 16th 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!
Pamela MacPherson presents Vigil: The Poetry of Presence — Thursday, September 19th at 6:30 PM
Join us for a presentation of Vigil: The Poetry of Presence, a collection of poems focused on “holding space” with the dying. These poems, taken unedited from Pam’s personal journal, are her means of processing experiences sitting vigil with individuals who are in the last days and hours of life. Hear her stories, read her poems and feel more empowered when your presence is meaningful for those close to you who are dying.
Pam’s inspiration comes from over there decades of involvement with hospice, as well as her involvement with the VNA’s Madison-Deane Initiative, a program working to “change the face of dying” through education of the general public and healthcare professionals about quality care at the end of life.
Cook the Book — Monday, September 23rd at 12:15 PM
After the summer off, Cook the Book will be returning in September and we hope you’ll be joining us.
For the month of September our selected cookbook is From the Cook’s Garden by Vermont author Ellen Ecker Ogden. The book will be available the beginning of September and will remain at the front desk. We are requesting that you make 2 copies of your selected recipe, one for you to take home and the other to leave at the front desk of the library.
On Monday, September 23rd at 12:15 PM, bring your prepared dish and a serving utensil to the program room where you and other participants will have the opportunity to sample each other’s creation. The library staff will assist you in signing up for the event and provide you with a form to avoid duplication of recipes.
Advanced registration required —please call 899-4962 or visit the circulation deck to register.
Vermont Humanities Council Presents: That The People May Live: The Life and Legacy of Nicholas Black Elk, Holy Man of the Lakota — Monday, September 30th at 6:30 PM
This lecture explores the life and legacy of Nicholas Black Elk (1866-1950), the Lakota holy man made famous by the book Black Elk Speaks. Presenter Damian Costello begins with Black Elk’s Great Vision and his struggle to discern his calling during the events of the Great Sioux War.
During his long life, Black Elk lived out his vision in three overlapping roles: as a traditional healer, a Catholic teacher, and a revivalist of Indigenous traditions. In the midst of great tragedy, Black Elk wove these three strands into one beautiful life exemplifying survival, hope, and reconciliation. The talk is based on extensive historical research, extended residency in Indian Country, and continuing conversation with Lakota elders.
Damian Costello specializes in the intersection of Catholic theology, Indigenous spiritual traditions, and colonial history. He is an international expert on the life and legacy of Nicholas Black Elk.
Mystery Book Club: The Dry — Tuesday, September 24th at 7 PM
All are welcome to join us for a discussion of The Dry by Jane Harper.
“Twenty years ago, Aaron Falk was accused of murder, with only his best friend Luke as his alibi. Now, returning to his hometown to attend his friend’s funeral, Federal Agent Falk finds himself at the center of suspicions once more. Partnering with the local detective, Falk will have to find out what really happened to Luke, and discover the small-town secrets that connect past and present.”
(Unless otherwise noted, programs do not require registration and are free and open to all.)
Programs for Young Children
Story Hour — Wednesday, September 4th, 11th, and 18th at 10:30 AM
Story Hour is back starting September 4! Story Hour will be held at DRML for about three weeks each month on Wednesdays.
Drop in for stories, songs, projects and a nutritious snack! Be sure to come on September 11 when we will have a special Story Hour for favorite stuffies; be sure to bring yours along!
Story Hour with Beth and David London — Friday, September 6th, 13th, and 27th at 10:30 AM
Story Hour with Beth and David London is back! Beth and David London, formerly of Poker Hill School, will return to share songs and stories with young children and their families Fridays at 10:30 AM. Snack will follow.
Time for LEGOs! — Tuesday, September 10th from 2:45 to 4:30 PM
Join us after school for LEGO construction time. You’ll have the opportunity to create, construct, and share your works with other LEGO builders.
Dungeons & Dragons Character Creation Workshop — Friday, September 13th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Join us to learn how to make your very own character for the world’s greatest roleplaying game! Have you been interested in playing D&D, but don’t know how to start? This workshop will help you go from concept to character sheet utilizing the current 5th edition rulebook. If you have a Player’s Handbook, bring it along, but if not, don’t worry — we’ll have everything you need!
(This program is intended for ages 12 and up.)
If you are an experienced adventurer interested in assisting new heroes with this program, please email Erik van Eck, DRML’s program assistant — [email protected]
After School Drop-in Craft Time — Tuesday, September 17th from 2:45 to 4:30 PM
Drop in anytime between 2:45 and 4:30 on Tuesday, September 17, to make and take home crafts! We will have materials available for you to make your own pencil topper (Welcome back to school!) Bringing your own pencil would be helpful but we do have a few here in case you forget. Also, to celebrate Library Card Sign-Up month in September, we will be making colorful, duct-tape library card holders. Don’t have a library card yet? Be sure to sign up for a library card while you’re here!
Movie and Popcorn Afternoon! — Friday, September 27th at 3:30 PM
DRML after school movies will be shown once per month beginning in September! We will provide popcorn and lemonade just after the movie starts. Title TBA.
Would you consider donating pizza coupons?
Do you keep your coupons for free pizza at Mountain High Pizza here in Jericho? Would you consider donating your coupons to the DRML children’s program? We are gathering coupons toward Teen Movie-and-Pizza nights starting in October. There will be a bucket at the DRML circulation desk to deposit donated pizza coupons. Thank you!
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