This month join us for the fall book sale at the Big Red Barn on Sept. 24th & 25th! Also, beginning Sunday, September 11, the library will be open for Sunday hours, 1-4PM. Please note the library will be closed on September 24th & 25th for the Harvest Market.
The board of trustees will meet on Thursday, September 15th at 7PM. This meeting will be held in-person; masks are recommended. A virtual meeting is available for those who wish to remain remote. Please contact Holly ([email protected]) to receive the link.
Deborah Rawson Memorial Library is open for in-person browsing or use of our computers. Two computers are available for use. The program room is available for community groups to use in the evenings, please call 802-899-4962 to reserve. Masks are no longer required, but they are recommended.
Tuesday & Thursday — 10 AM to 8 PM
Wednesday & Friday — 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday — 10 AM to 2 PM
Sunday — 1 PM to 4 PM (beginning Sept. 11)
|In addition, we continue to offer curbside pickup, with adjusted hours. 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]|
Tuesday & Thursday — 11 AM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday & Friday — 11 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday — 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Fall book sale! – Saturday, September 24th (10AM-4PM) & Sunday, September 25th (10AM-3PM) at the Big Red Barn next to the Farmer’s Market
Please join us at the Big Red Barn next to Mills Riverside Park for the annual DRML book sale to support the library on September 24th & 25th!
On Friday, September 23rd from 4 – 7 there is a special early bird shopping event which requires a $5.00 admission fee. This lets you shop the day before the general public on Saturday and Sunday.
The general public sale will run 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, September 24th and 10 AM to 3 PM on Sunday, September 25th with no admission cost on those days.
Please bring your own bags or boxes for shopping. Masks are recommended but not required. It is a small inside space.
Master Gardener’s Update
by Suzanne Freitas
The Master Gardeners have been dealing with this summer’s hot, humid weather by ensuring the plants are well-watered and keeping our eyes open for plants under stress. August’s garden largely takes care of itself but there’s always work in the vegetable patch. We look for and remove potato beetles; as well as weed around the vegetables. The squash and carrots will be ready soon. The vegetable harvest is the reward for all the hard work.
In the perennial garden, we have taken note of which plants need to be thinned or moved. We have removed a large aster and replaced it with “Kim’s Knee High” Coneflower “Echinacea purpurea.” This is a shorter version of the well-known native purple coneflower. Its small stature makes this cultivar a great choice for small gardens. It tends to grow slowly, so it will not overtake neighboring plants.
August is the best time to dig and divide perennial flowers in your garden (such as hosta, Oriental poppy, lily, daylily, ornamental grasses, and bearded iris). Use a spade to lift the plant from the ground. Be careful not to damage the root ball. Once the clump is out of the ground, use a large spade or bread/ garden knife to cut it into smaller pieces. Then, replant the smaller pieces or divisions as soon as possible.
Now is also a good time to stop fertilizing roses, trees, shrubs, and perennial flowers. Feeding plants in the late summer and fall encourages new growth that probably won’t survive the winter. If you stop fertilizing now, your plants will toughen up before freezing temperatures hit.
Library Strategic Plan
The Board of Trustees is currently working on the library’s strategic plan. Please help us by taking a short survey! Your input is very important to us and helps us plan for the future of the library. Paper copies are available at the library or you can take the survey online at DRML Strategic Plan Survey.
Book Donation Days at the Big Red Barn — Saturday, September 3rd & Saturday, September 10th from 9AM-12PM
Book Donation day at the Big Red Barn next to Mills Riverside Park. Please no Textbooks, Magazines, Encyclopedias, Computer Manuals, Religious Books, Readers Digest Condensed Books, Travel books older than 5 years, VHS or Cassette tapes. Limit 3 boxes per family
Deborah Rawson Book Lovers — Tuesday, September 13th at 7 PM
DRBL is a monthly adult book discussion group. This month’s selection is Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende. 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].
Mah Jongg — Wednesday, September 14th & 28th from 6:30-8:30PM
Please join us as we explore the 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! If you plan to attend, please fill out this form or email [email protected].
Tech Talk — Friday, September 16th from 10:30AM-12PM
Do you have technology questions you would like help with? Bring your device to the library on Friday, September 16th from 10:30am-12pm for assistance! This week we will also be exploring how to use Mango Languages, a language learning service available for free to all DRML card holders. We will be meeting in the program room. If you plan to attend, please be sure to register here, or email [email protected].
Mystery Book Club: Evidence — Tuesday, September 27 at 7PM
We will be discussing Evidence by Jonathan Kellerman. 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.
We will be meeting in person in the program room. Masks are recommended. A Zoom meeting will also be available for those who prefer a virtual option. Please contact Holly ([email protected]) if you would like to receive a link to the Zoom meeting.
Story Time – Tuesdays at 3pm
Time change alert! Story time is moving back to afternoons for the school year. We hope to see you for jokes, stories, songs and fun!
Enjoy the outdoors and a story! The walk starts on the right side of the building and wraps around the edge of the field toward the river.
Stories and Songs with the Londons – Fridays at 11AM (excluding Sept. 9) [preschool]
Join us on the back patio in the sunshine, or in the fireplace room in case of rain, for songs and stories with Beth and David London
LEGO Club – Friday September 2nd & Friday September 16th from 10 – 12:30 pm [ages 6+]
Spaceships, monster trucks, and more, oh my! Come build whatever you can imagine, and it will be put on display in the kids room. Space is limited so please sign up by calling, emailing [email protected] or visiting the library.
Minecraft Social – Wednesday September 7th from 3:30 to 4:30pm [ages 8+]
Love Minecraft? So do lots of other kids. Come make new friends, or hang out with old buddies while playing Minecraft! Please bring your own device. Space is limited. Please sign up by stopping by the library, calling us at 899-4962 or email [email protected]
Read to Wyatt – Saturday September 10th from 10:30am to 12pm [All Ages]
It’s (almost) Wyatt’s birthday and he’s turning 2! Come celebrate by reading Wyatt your favorite stories. Sign up when you call, email [email protected] or stop by the library.
Parent Toolkit Café – Saturday September 10th from 1 to 2pm
We are thrilled to be working with Becky Sargis of The Childrens’ Institute at Jericho (TCIAJ) to offer time at the library for parents to get together, talk about being parents, learn new parenting skills, and unlearn things that no longer serve them. No registration required. Coffee and light refreshments provided.
Older Kid Craft: Kindness Stones – Thursday September 15th from 3 to 4pm [ages 8+]
Let’s get together and put some kindness out into the world by painting stones with kind messages on them. When you’re done leave the stone somewhere for others to find the hopeful message, or take it home for yourself.
Roblox Social – Wednesday September 21 from 3:30 to 5pm [ages 8+]
Bring your own device and join fellow players in the myriad worlds of Roblox. Please sign up by stopping by the library, calling us at 899-4962 or email [email protected]
Little Kid Craft: September Suncatcher – Thursday September 29 from 3-4PM [ages 4+]
What better way to appreciate the golden light of September than through a beautiful suncatcher? Little ones will love tearing up tissue paper and sticking it to contact paper to make a one of a kind piece of art for your windows.