This month you can learn how to read the symbols in cemeteries with presenter Erin E. Moulton, enjoy our annual bird walk (sign up quick, spots are limited!), and kids can help save a gummy worm in a cooperative STEM activity. All this and more!
The board of trustees will meet on Thursday, May 19th at 7 PM. This meeting will be held in-person; all participants must wear a mask. 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 and fireplace room will remain closed until further notice. All visits are limited to 1 hour, and masks are required for entry for everyone over the age of 2.
Tuesday & Thursday — 10 AM to 8 PM
Wednesday & Friday — 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday — 10 AM to 2 PM
Sunday — Closed
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
Master Gardener’s Update
by Suzanne Freitas
It’s May and the Master Gardeners have returned to the garden. It’s spring cleanup time. Fallen branches and twigs are picked up and removed. Debris, old leaves, and stalks are cut back and added to the compost pile. The Master Gardeners are turning the old compost pile and will use this compost. It will enrich the soil, helping retain moisture and suppress plant diseases and pests.
Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free and open to all, but registration is required.
To register, please email [email protected]
A Beginner’s Guide to Cemetery Sleuthing — Thursday, May 5th at 6:30 PM (Virtual*)
Cemeteries hold invaluable clues to genealogical research. Etched in stone are names, symbols and abbreviations that not only tell us more about our ancestors but also about their place in time. This program will cover strategies to help locate your ancestor’s burial place, how to make the most out of a visit and how to decipher a variety of symbols. Includes a list of Erin’s favorite cemetery resources. Note: Most of this content covers New England cemeteries, though many symbols can be seen nationwide.
About the Presenter:
Erin E. Moulton writes books and tracks dead people. An experienced novelist, she also has over 12 years of experience tracking down interesting real-life questions at the reference desk and is an experienced librarian and genealogist. She holds a BA from Emerson College, an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a certificate in genealogical research from Boston University. When she isn’t searching for just the right word or just the right clue, she can be found teaching people of all ages about writing, publishing and research. Visit her online at www.erinemoulton.com
Registration Required — (*) Please click here to register: https://drmlhost.wufoo.com/forms/drml-program-registration-a-may-2022/
This program is presented on Zoom.
Deborah Rawson Book Lovers — Tuesday, May 10th at 7 PM
DRBL is a monthly adult book discussion group. This month’s selection is The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. 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]
Annual Bird Slideshow with Evergreen Erb and Friends — Thursday, May 12th at 6 PM (In-Person* and Virtual**)
Join us for a presentation on our resident and newly arrived bird species with Evergreen’s very popular slideshow. She pairs photos with the actual bird songs and calls to better familiarize us. Evergreen’s storytelling about the birds is especially memorable.
Registration required — This program is presented in-person and virtually. (*) To reserve a seat, please call the library (802-899-4962). (**) To register for the virtual livestream, please click here: https://drmlhost.wufoo.com/forms/drml-program-registration-a-may-2022/ This program uses the application Zoom. This program is co-sponsored with the Jericho Underhill Land Trust (JULT). Emails used to register for this program will be shared with JULT for the purpose of coordinating this program.
Annual Bird Walk with Evergreen Erb and Sabina Ernst — Saturday, May 14th at 7 AM
Evergreen Erb has dedicated herself to leading our JULT bird walks at Mills Riverside Park for many, many years. Even though she now lives in Huntington, Evergreen wouldn’t want to miss her yearly birding adventure at the park. We are very pleased to have her continue this tradition. This is a casual bird walk and suitable for all ages. Sabina Ernst, JULT board member and conservation commission member, will co-lead our walk so that group size can remain small. Please wear boots and masks and bring binoculars. We will meet before the covered bridge. Expect to see a lot of birds!
Registration required —Please register by clicking here: https://drmlhost.wufoo.com/forms/2022-jupd-bird-walk-registration/
This program will be held in person at Mills Riverside Park. Please wear face masks and practice social distancing. This program is co-sponsored with the Jericho Underhill Land Trust (JULT). Emails used to register for this program will be shared with JULT for the purpose of coordinating this program.
Legislative Update — Tuesday, May 17th at 6 PM (Virtual*)
Join your local representatives George Till and Trevor Squirrell for an update on the current legislative session.
(*) Registration required — To register, please email Erik – [email protected] This program uses the application Zoom.
Mystery Book Club: The Janus Stone — Tuesday, May 31st at 7 PM
We will be discussing The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths. 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 required. 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.
Coming soon from the bottom of an ocean near you, the DRML and JTL summer program promotional video!
Story Time [PreK – K] – Tuesdays at 3PM
Come share jokes with Freddy the Fox, sing, play and hear wonderful stories! Please note that there is no story time on 5/10 and 5/17 as Ms. Abbey will be away.
We’ve moved them all around! Can you still find them? Hunt for the six cutouts hiding all over the library. When you find them all, visit the front desk to enter a raffle for a Pop It Fidget toy! You can play the scavenger hunt and enter as often as you like. Winner will be drawn at the end of May.
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All programs meet in person at DRML. We still ask that everyone over the age of 2 years wear a mask to protect our vulnerable populations. If you would prefer to join programs via Zoom, please email [email protected]
Animation Club – Thursday, May 5th from 3 – 4:30pm [tween/teen]
Have you ever wanted to make your own movie? Now’s your chance! Come to Animation Club to learn how to make stop motion films and use video editing software. We have all the tools you need. To sign up visit the library, call us at 899-4962, or email [email protected]
LEGO Club – Friday, May 6th from 3 – 4 pm [ages 6+]
Build a gem powered rocket, or a flying pet store at LEGO club. Build on your own or with a buddy. The only limit is your imagination. You can sign up when you visit the library, call us at 899-4962, or email [email protected]
Stories and Songs with the Londons! – Fridays, May 13th and 20th at 11am. [preschool]
David and Beth are back for more songs and stories! We hope you can join us. We will be outside so dress for the weather (which will hopefully be warm by then).
Save Fred! A STEM Game – Wednesday, May 25th from 3 – 4pm [ages 6+]
Hapless gummy worm Fred has capsized his boat and needs your help! Using only a few materials and a couple of guidelines, work with your team to save Fred! (and then probably eat him). Space is limited so please sign up when you visit the library, call us at 899-4962, or email [email protected]
Writers’ Club – Thursday, May 26th from 3 – 4:30 [tween/teen]
This is the last time we will meet this year! Come play games and celebrate all you’ve accomplished this year.
Crafternoon: Painting Flowers – Friday, May 27th from 3 – 4pm [ages 6+]
Bubble painting, string pulling and watercolor resist oh my! Try your hand at a variety of techniques to paint beautiful flowers. please sign up when you visit the library, call us at 899-4962, or email [email protected]