In March, we’ll connect more with nature at 3 special presentations, put on a potluck from a communal cookbook, tell each other stories, & much more!
The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, March 21st at 7 PM.
The Friends of DRML will meet on Thursday, March 14th at 6:30 PM. Please join us to learn more about this important group that supports our library!
The art in March will be a display of Jane Sandberg’s watercolor/gouache figure painting. The figures, painted on gold paper, are in a semi-realistic style. Jane is a resident of Jericho and works in her home studio.
Sunday Music Series: Henry and Nathan Wu – Sunday, March 3rd at 2 PM
Join us for a tour of classical music with a pair of talented young musicians as your guides. Listen to selections for piano, violin, and cello by Bach, Beethoven, Glière, and others.
Henry Wu is a 16-year-old junior at Essex High School. He has played the piano since age 5 and is also an accomplished cellist. For his service and commitment to music, he was honored as a 2018 Vermont Presidential Scholar in the Arts.
Nathan Wu, also 16, started playing the violin at age nine, and is currently a member of the Vermont Youth Orchestra. He received an All-State String Scholarship in 2018.
Laughter Yoga – Mondays in March at 10 AM
No mats! No special clothing! No special moves! Just playfulness and breathing and laughing! All for fun! Please call the library to register — 899-4962
Mah Jongg – Mondays, March 4th at 6:30 PM and March 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!
Jericho Energy Task Force Presents: Creating and Maintaining Resilient Forests in Vermont – Thursday, March 7th at 6 PM
Nancy Patch, the Franklin-Grand Isle Forester will discuss climate change and its impact on our Northern Forest. This discussion includes both zooming out to a global perspective, then zooming in to your own backyard. There is much we can do to help our forests adapt to climate change and to minimize the degree of change that we will face.
Deborah Rawson Book Lovers – Tuesday, March 12th at 7 PM
DRBL is a monthly book discussion group. This month’s selection is My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem. 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 – Thursdays, March 14th and 28th at 11 AM
Join us on the second and fourth Thursday every month for the original wordplay game. 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 – Thursday, March 14th at 6:30 PM
This program, co-hosted with the Underhill Energy Committee and Jericho Energy Task Force, will teach you how to weatherize your home. After all, a happy home makes a happy homeowner!
Plan your National Parks Tour with Jeff Morris! – Saturday, March 16th at 12 PM
Jeff Morris is a font of National Parks knowledge: he planned a nearly 10,000 mile journey over 5 weeks to visit 13 National Parks. This year, he’s planning part two, with a trip to Alaska and the far north. Now, he’ll share his wealth of experience with you! Whether you’re looking to plan your own marathon tour of the continent, or are just interested in Jeff’s own journey, you’ll love this presentation.
Trivia Quest: Weird History Edition – Saturday, March 16th 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 Weird History. Join us for an exploration of things that didn’t make the cut for your history book!
Legislative Update – Tuesday, March 19th from 6:30 to 8 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.
Knitting with Neighbors – Thursday, March 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].
Oscar Movie Night: Green Book – Friday, March 22nd at 7 PM
See the 91st Academy Awards Best Picture winner on the big screen! Best Supporting Actor Mahershala Ali and Best Actor nominee Viggo Mortensen star as jazz pianist Don Shirley and his driver and bodyguard Tony Vallelonga in a film inspired by the true story of a tour of the Deep South.
(Rated PG-13 with a runtime of 2 hours and 10 minutes)
Chess Club – Saturday, March 23rd at 12 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.)
Wine and Dessert Night! – Saturday, March 23rd from 7 to 9 PM
Please join us for this delicious fundraising event. Come enjoy local wines by Snipe Island wines and a selection of decadent desserts. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the library or at the door the night of the event. Admission is $10 per person for one glass of wine or $15 per person for two glasses of wine. Admission comes with as many desserts as you desire. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the library.
Cook the Book – Monday, March 25th from 12:15 to 2:45 PM
We’re trying something new — a chance to select a recipe from the library collection and share it with like-minded friends. This month our selected cookbook is Everyday Food: Fresh Flavor Fast. The book will remain at the front desk where you may use it at the library to photocopy a recipe of your choice: appetizer, main dish, side dish or dessert. Then, bring your prepared dish and a serving utensil to the program room on Monday, March 25th, 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 two people preparing the same food. Advanced registration requested, please call the library to register – 899-4962.
Mystery Book Group: Telling Tales – Tuesday, March 26th at 7 PM
Join us for a discussion of Telling Tales by Ann Cleeves. Vera Stanhope is on a case that has been reopened after fresh evidence exonerates Jeanie Long of the murder of a fifteen-year-old girl. As Vera starts to make inquiries, the villagers of the East Yorkshire village of Elvet become evasive. But are they afraid of the killer still at large, or of their own guilty memories?
Jericho Energy Task Force Presents: A Will for the Woods – Thursday, March 28th at 6 PM
This award-winning documentary follows musician and psychiatrist Clark Wang as he tries to ensure that his last act will be a gift to the planet. While battling lymphoma, Clark and his partner plan for a spiritually meaningful funeral and a green burial to save his beloved North Carolina woods from being clear-cut for a cemetery.
French Conversation Group – Thursday, March 28th 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!
Community Storytelling – Friday, March 29th at 6:30 PM
Inspired by public radio’s MOTH Radio Hour, we will be presenting this new community storytelling program. Come prepared to share a five-minute story, or simply enjoy your neighbor’s tales. This month’s stories will be on the theme of Family.
Programs for Young Children
Story Hour – Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 AM
March Dates: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21
Drop in for stories, songs, projects and a nutritious snack! In March, we will be exploring several different themes such as “Eric Carle,” “Color,” and “Counting.”
Story Hour with Beth and David London – Fridays at 10:30 AM
March Dates: 8, 15, 22, 29
Beth and David London, formerly of Poker Hill School, share songs and stories with young children and their families! Snack will follow.
22nd Annual Underhill-Jericho Welcome Baby Social! – Saturday, March 23rd from 3 to 4:30 PM
If your baby was born in 2018, your family is invited to the Underhill-Jericho Welcome Baby Social! Join us to honor your child’s birth. There will be food, music, and door prizes. Please RSVP at 899-4962.
After School Programs
Computer Media Lab for Youth: Working with Color and Image Editing Basics Using Pixlr – Thursday, March 7th, from 3:30 to 4:30 PM
You are invited to sign up for a computer workshop using Pixlr, which is similar to Adobe Photoshop and GIMP. (An advantage of Pixlr is that no extra software is required to be installed on your computer.) This workshop is partially designed to build on February’s Pixlr workshop, but newcomers are welcome. We will review some of the basics of Pixlr. Then, we will explore two projects dealing with color: the first will be making a color object stand out against a black and white image and the second will be replacing a color realistically in an image. This workshop is designed for ages 9 – 13. Space is limited so please register at 899-4962.
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts – Thursday, March 14th, from 2:45 to 4:30 PM
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Drop in after school and choose from a variety of St. Patrick’s Day crafts! (Children younger than 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.)
Time for LEGOs – Thursday, March 21st, 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.)
Movie and Popcorn Afternoon! – Thursday, March 28th, from 3:30 to 5:30 PM
We will be showing A Wrinkle in Time for the March after school movie! Based on the classic children’s book by Madeleine L’Engle, a young girl must set off on a quest to find her missing father. We will provide lemonade just after the movie starts, and Essex Cinemas generously donates popcorn for our movies. (Rated PG with a runtime of 1 hours and 49 minutes)
Programs for Teens
Friday Night Magic: the Gathering – Friday, March 15th 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 program is intended for ages 10 and up.)
Teen Movie and Pizza Night! – Saturday, March 9th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
We will be showing Tomb Raider, the 2018 movie based on the classic video game. We will provide free pizza and soda, and Essex Cinemas generously donates popcorn for our movies. (Rated PG-13 with a runtime of 2 hours)
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!