This November, we’ll get cozy by our fireplace at two Sunday concerts, discover the weird history of food just in time for Thanksgiving, and learn how to make fall-themed wreaths to brighten our front doors!
The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, November 21st at 7 PM. This meeting is the Jericho-Underhill Library District Budget hearing to discuss the proposed Fiscal Year 2020/21 Budget. Your input is very important, so please attend. A copy of the budget that we will be discussing is available at the library and on our webpage, www.drml.org
The Friends of Deborah Rawson Memorial Library will hold their annual meeting on Tuesday, November 12th at 5:30 PM. Come learn about this very important group that supports your library!
The silent auction for November is a Basket Raffle. There is a wonderful selection of gift baskets. Purchase tickets at the desk and then put tickets into the container next to any basket you would like to win. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The more you enter, the better your odds of winning! Some of the gift baskets available include a bird and blooms basket, an equestrian basket, a puzzle basket, a baking basket, an opera lover’s basket, a cozy-up-to-read basket, and basket generously donated by Snowflake Chocolates. Bidding starts on Friday, November 1st at 10 AM and closes on Saturday, November 30th at 2 PM.
The art in November is provided by Mark Sadan.
The library will be closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th in observance of Thanksgiving.
Sunday Concert Series: Scott Alarik — Sunday, November 3rd at 2 PM
Scott Alarik is best known today as an author, longtime Boston Globe journalist and star of the nationally popular public radio program Folk Tales. But for years before that, he was a headliner on the national folk circuit and regular performer on A Prairie Home Companion.
“I think Scott embodies the folk music life,” said Mike Pengra, host of Minnesota Public Radio’s Radio Heartland. “He sounds like you want a folksinger to sound, with this warm, rich voice that makes you feel like, yeah, this is what I came here for. Very comfortable, very warm – and he tells great stories.”
Mah Jongg — Monday, November 4th at 6:30 PM and November 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! All are welcome — no experience necessary!.
Deborah Rawson Lecture 2019: The Natural (and Unnatural) History of the Common Loon — Wednesday, November 6th at 6:30 PM
In this program, Vermont Center for Ecostudies biologist, Eric Hanson, will discuss the amazing recovery of loons in Vermont over the past 30 years, the threats that they face, and the conservation actions that have brought them back, including capture and rescue stories.
We’ll also explore their fascinating behaviors and natural history, including new research on how loons find a territory, what is being conveyed in the yodel call, and new findings on their migration pathways. The VLCP is a program of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.
Knitting with Neighbors — Thursday, November 7th and 21st 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].
Deborah Rawson Book Lovers — Tuesday, November 12th at 7 PM
DRBL is a monthly adult book discussion group. This month’s selection is
The Unknown Rockwell by James A. Edgerton. 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, November 14th 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).
Vermont Humanities Council Presents: Soup to Nuts: An Eccentric History of Food — Thursday, November 14th at 6:30 PM
The history of what and how we eat encompasses everything from the prehistoric mammoth luau to the medieval banquet to the modern three squares a day.
Find out about the rocky evolution of table manners, the not-so-welcome invention of the fork, the awful advent of portable soup, and the surprising benefits of family dinners – plus some catchy info on seasonal foods. What’s the story of chocolate? Why do the Irish eat corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day? Who invented lemonade? Why are turkeys called turkeys? And what are sugarplums anyway?
Movie Night: Rocketman — Friday, November 15th at 7 PM
Join us for this biopic of Elton John’s early years and his meteoric rise to fame in the 1970’s. Drinks and snacks will be available, and popcorn will be generously provided by Essex Cinemas.
(Rated R with a runtime of 2 hours)
Mystery Book Club: The Monogram Murders — Tuesday, November 19th at 7 PM
All are welcome to join us for a discussion of The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah.
Trivia Quest — Saturday, November 23rd at 7 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.
Jazz Sunday: Linus Wyrsch NYC Trio — Sunday, November 24th at 2 PM
GRAMMY Award® winning clarinetist and tenor saxophonist Linus Wyrsch (originally from Switzerland) has been based in New York City for well over a decade, where he has become one of the most sought-after instrumentalists.
His group features the award-winning composer and vocalist Gizem Gokoglu, who regularly impresses audiences with her seemingly impossible vocal lines and dreamy timbre. World-class accordionist Dallas Vietty completes the group and excites with his boundless creativity and infectious joy. Highly respected among their peers, they have both become regulars on the jazz circuit.
A Few Notes about Popular Programs:
Cook the Book returns December 9th
With Thanksgiving being a time that many people are traveling or having company, and the week of Hanukkah and Christmas being such a busy time, we have adjusted the Cook the Book meeting schedule. Rather than meeting in both November and December we will only meet Monday,
Dec 9th. The cookbook and signup sheet will be on display by the 10th of November and will remain at the front desk. Please 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, December 9th at 12:15 PM bring your prepared dish and a serving utensil to the program room where you and other participates will have the opportunity to sample each other’s creation. Advanced registration required.
French Conversation Group on hiatus until 2020
The French Conversation Group will remain on hiatus until 2020. Keep an eye out for its return in the new year!
Chess Club is on indefinite hiatus
If you are interested in meeting up at the library to play, email Erik ([email protected]) who will put you in touch with other players in the area.
(Unless otherwise noted, programs do not require registration and are free and open to all.)
Programs for Young Children
Story Hour — Wednesday, November 6th, 13th, and 20th at 10:30 AM
Drop in for stories, songs, projects and a nutritious snack!
We will have a special guest on November 20: Diana Dunn, author of Pipsqueak’s Adventure. Diana will share the true story of Pipsqueak!
Story Hour with Beth and David London — Friday, November 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd at 10:30 AM
Beth and David London, formerly of Poker Hill School will be at DRML to share songs and stories with young children and their families. Snack will follow!
Time for LEGOs! — Thursday, November 14th 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.
Fall-Themed Wreaths Drop-In Craft! — Thursday, November 21st from 2:45 to 4:30 PM
I have a Weeping Willow that is in DIRE need of a trim (I have been mowing willow branches all summer). The thought of hauling around willow branches led to an awesome Drop-In Craft idea for you all: Let’s weave the branches into wreaths! We will have pinecones, cinnamon, glitter, dried fruit and more for you to add to your wreath.
Movie and Popcorn Afternoon! — Friday, November 22nd at 3:30 PM
Join us for How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World! Hiccup and Toothless discover a secret dragon utopia and quickly realize they weren’t the only discoverers. In this final story of the “How to Train Your Dragon” movie trilogy, the heroes work together with their friends to protect this special place. We will provide popcorn and lemonade just after the movie starts.
(Rated PG with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes.)
(Unless otherwise noted, all library programs are free, open to all ages, and do not require registration. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver.)
Programs for Teens
Teen Nintendo Switch Gaming — Thursday, November 7th from 2:45 to 4:45 PM
We have Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019 and more! You and up to three friends can sign up for a 30 minute slot to play our new Nintendo Switch. REGISTRATION REQUIRED 899-4962.
Teen Movie and Pizza Night — Saturday, November 16th at 6 PM
After 20 intense superhero movies, we have come to the end: Endgame. How do keep battling a foe after you lost miserably? What are you scraping out of the bottom of that barrel to maintain perseverance with absolutely no hope? In Avengers: Endgame, the Avengers show us how they keep up the fight as they trudge through lows (and highs!).
We will celebrate the end of this Marvel story arc with free food – Mountain High pizza, lemonade and popcorn (Popcorn is generously donated by Essex Cinemas).
(Rated PG-13 with a runtime of 3 hours; this program is intended for ages 13 to 18)
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!