The Board of Trustees would like to thank everyone that made our basket raffle a huge success! The baskets raised $816.00. A huge thank you to all our basket donors: Elisabeth Lehr, Sue Vaughn, Vicki Bruce, Chris Chase, Billie Hall, Deb Weinberg, Connie Gallagher, Ed Dombroski, Bill McMains and Donna Charter.
The library’s annual meeting will be held Thursday, January 17th at 7 PM. The proposed budget for 2019-2020 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 on our website: www.drml.org
The Friends of DRML will meet on Thursday, January 10th at 6:30 PM. Please join us!
The silent auction for January is a group of five Little Women collectible plates. Bidding will start on Wednesday, January 2 at 10 AM and close on Thursday January 31st at 8 PM.
The art in January is by Judith Tuttle, who paints landscapes which include water with Lake Champlain, local rivers, the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and the Caribbean Sea acting as inspirations. She recently changed medium to painting with oils, and hopes she conveys to those looking at her water scenes the rhythm of water and waves moving effortlessly in their dance.
We will continue to accept donations to the Essex-Jericho-Underhill Ecumenical Food Shelf for the first two weeks of January. The food shelf anticipates a need for canned fruit, canned vegetables, peanut butter, canned tuna and similarly high nutrient, non-perishable items.
The library will be closed on Tuesday, January 1st. Happy new year!
Mah Jongg – Mondays, January 7th at 6:30 PM and January 21st 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!
Standing Tai Chi – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 9:50 AM, beginning Tuesday, January 8th
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 (aka CVAA) offers this FREE program for adults 50+. Donations are always appreciated and accepted. Registration is closed after January 17th. Call the library to register: (802) 899-4962
Seated Tai Chi – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 10:55 AM, beginning Tuesday, January 8th
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 (aka CVAA) offers this FREE program for adults 50+. Donations are always appreciated and accepted. Registration is closed after January 17th. Call the library to register: (802) 899-4962
Deborah Rawson Book Lovers – Tuesday, January 8th at 7 PM
DRBL is a monthly adult book discussion group. This month’s selection is The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson. 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, January 10th 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: DIY Weatherization – Thursday, January 10th at 6:30 PM
This program, co-hosted with the Underhill Energy Committee and Jericho Energy Task Force, will give you the know-how to do weatherization around the house yourself — no contractor necessary!
The Agora: A Discussion Group of the Great Ideas – Mondays, January 14th and 28th at 6:30 PM
Join in the ancient tradition of philosophy! This month continues our discussion of Freedom. Participants will share with the group their own selections, reading and then sharing with the group, with the hope that we can cover as many perspectives from as many eras and cultures as possible. Participation from all community members is encouraged.
French Conversation Group – Thursdays, January 17th and 31st, 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!
Classic Movie Night: 2001: A Space Odyssey – Friday, January 18th at 7 PM
Join us for a presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the first screening of a series of classic films that explore our collective hopes and fears of the future, our problems in the present, and our reckoning with the past. (Rated G with a runtime of 2 hours and 29 minutes)
Valentine Card Making Workshop – Saturday. January 19th at 10:30 AM
Come beat the winter doldrums and get over the post-holiday blues by getting a jump start on Valentines! Instruction and materials will be provided for several cards to make, take and send! Class size is limited to 12. All levels welcome. Questions? Contact Kathy Barickman at [email protected] or 899-3274. Registration is required so the appropriate number of card sets can be prepared. Please call the library to register: (802) 899-4962
Jericho Energy Task Force Presents: Eating Animals – Thursday, January 24th at 6:30 PM
Eating Animals is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. Refreshments will be served. This is a zero-waste program; please bring your own cup and plate. (This documentary film has a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes)
Chess Club – Saturday, January 26th at 12 PM
Enjoy the ancient game of feudal conquest with like-minded tacticians. Whether you’re a grandmaster or a total novice, you’ll enjoy putting your skills to the test at our new monthly Chess club. (Participants are encouraged to bring their own boards and Chess sets.)
Trivia Quest: Science Fiction Edition – Saturday, January 26th 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. This month is all about Science Fiction: ranging from its earliest incarnations right up to the latest shows, movies, and novels, we will explore the effect that the genre of spaceships, ray guns, and laser swords has had on pop-culture and the ways in which it has inspired real science to step up its game.
Legislative Update – Tuesday, January 29th, 6:30 PM
George Till and Trevor Squirrel will be here to provide legislative information and answers to your questions. Please feel free to drop in and meet up with your representatives.
Programs for Young Children
Story Hour — Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 AM (except for Thursday, January 10th) January Dates: 2, 3, 9, 16, 17, 23, 24
Drop in for stories, songs, projects and a nutritious snack! In January, we will be exploring the theme, “Winter.”
Story Hour with Beth and David London — Fridays at 10:30 AM January Dates: 4, 11, 25 Beth and David London, formerly of Poker Hill School, will share songs and stories with young children and their families! Snack will follow.
Babytime & Stay-and-Play — Tuesday, January 15th from 10 to 11 AM
Please note that Babytime & Stay-and-Play at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library has moved from Mondays to Tuesdays. 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.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten Recognition
Has your son or daughter recently completed the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program? We would love to celebrate their success by posting their photo on our bulletin board! If you are interested, please bring in a photo to the circulation desk or you can email one to [email protected]. If you have completed the program and have not yet received your free book, or if you are interested in learning more about the program, please email or call: (802) 899-4962
DRML Preschool and Daycare Fair, February 9, 2019, from 10 AM to 12 PM
Calling all area preschool programs and daycares! You are invited to participate in the DRML Preschool and Daycare Fair. The objective of the Fair is to connect interested families to preschools and daycares to help answer questions and provide registration materials. Registration if free; please call Kristine Caldwell, Youth Services Librarian, at (802) 899-4962 or email [email protected] for more information. (Are you a caregiver shopping for preschools or daycare? Keep this date open, we hope to see you there! More information to come!)
After School Programs
Paper Snowflake Making — Thursday, January 3rd from 2:45 to 4:30 PM
Drop in after school at DRML and use any of the intricate snowflake patterns to cut out your own paper snowflake. The patterns range in difficulty from easy to challenging in the hopes you will find a pattern that fits you best. (Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.)
Time for LEGOs — Thursdays, January 10th and 31st, from 2:45 to 4:30 PM
Join us after school at DRML for LEGO construction time. You’ll have the opportunity to create, construct, and share your works with other LEGO builders. All ages welcome. (Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.)
Computer Media Lab: Digital Image Editing Basics Using GIMP — Thursday, January 17th from 3:30 to 4:30 PM
Are you interested in learning how to edit digital images? You are invited to sign up for an image editing workshop using GIMP, a free, open-source software program similar to Adobe Photoshop. The goal for the workshop is to create your own meme using GIMP. The first ½ hour we will learn the basics of GIMP which will be followed by a ½ hour of open lab time to practice your new skills. This workshop is designed for ages 9 – 13. Space is limited so please register at 899-4962.
Movie and Popcorn Afternoon! — Thursday, January 24th at 3:30 PM
We will be showing The House with a Clock in Its Walls for the January after school movie! An orphan goes to live with his magical uncle and discovers their house has a magical history. We will provide popcorn and lemonade just after the movie starts. (Rated PG with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes)
Programs for Teens Teen
Movie and Pizza Night! — Saturday, January 12th from 6:30 to 8:45 PM
For the January Teen Pizza and Movie night, we will be showing Ready Player One. Players compete in a video game for a fortune hidden as an Easter egg by the game’s designer. We will provide free pizza and soda. (Rated PG-13 with a runtime of 2 hours and 20 minutes)
Friday Night Magic: the Gathering Commander Variant — Friday, January 25th 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 month, we will be playing the Commander variant: singleton decks of exactly 100 cards with a legendary Commander available at the player’s beck and call. (This program is intended for ages 10 and up.)
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!