Start the new year right with a visit to the library, we have lots of events for everybody! The Art on display at the library this month features the work of Suchetha Prabhu.
The library’s annual meeting will be held Thursday, January 19th at 7PM. The proposed budget for 2023-2024 will be voted on at this time. All registered voters of Jericho and Underhill are encouraged to attend. Copies of the proposed budget are available at the library and were mailed out to everyone in December. This is an in-person meeting. Masks are recommended but not required.
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.
Holiday Hours: The library will be closed Sunday, January 1.
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
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
January allows gardeners precious time to rest and regroup. Gardening season seems far off with the ground frozen and temperatures below zero. But now is the to time to dream and plan for improvements to the garden. The DRML Master Gardeners review our master plan and plan for new additions to next summer’s garden. We pursue the seed catalogs for native perennials and plants which will help pollinators and the environment. We look for new varieties of our favorite vegetables. We look for annuals which will add interesting shapes and dazzling colors. We make our choices and then order the seeds. NOW!
It is very important to order the seeds early because, believe it or not, January is the busiest time for seed companies. Buying now is good for all kinds of seeds. Certain types of seeds need to germinate in specific conditions before they can be planted outside, and not all conditions are the same. Some seeds need a lot of light, others don’t need much. Buying seeds ahead of time and germinating them properly means a greater chance of success when planting time. When your seeds have arrived store your seeds in a cool, dry, dark area where the temperature does not fluctuate.
We hope you will order some free seed catalogs. We believe it is the best way to brighten a January day. The vibrant colors of a beautiful seed catalog are sure to beat the winter blues. Why don’t you order a packet of seeds and try a new vegetable or flower in 2023? Here is a link which will help you find seed catalogs.
Deborah Rawson Book Lovers — Tuesday, January 10 at 7pm
DRBL is a monthly adult book discussion group. This month we will not be discussing a single book. Instead, we will have a general discussion about favorite books we have recently read. 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, January 11 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 email [email protected]
Fly fishing the Brown’s River: Discover the hidden gem right in our backyard with Jamie Eisenberg — Thursday, January 12, 6:00PM
Find out about where, when, and how to fly fish the Brown’s River. Topics will include how to access the river, what kinds of fish can be found there the and techniques that can be used to target them. Jamie Eisenberg (of Eisenberg’s Fly Fix) will demystify the concept of “match the hatch” and help anglers find both stocked and wild Brook Trout. We will be meeting in person in the fireplace room. Masks are recommended.
Migrant Justice Speaker at DRML — Wednesday, January 25, 7:00PM
Come to the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library on Wednesday, January 25 to learn about the experiences of migrant farm workers in Vermont. A guest speaker from the nonprofit organization Migrant Justice will be joining us.
This event is happening as a part of Vermont Reads 2022. This year the Vermont Reads book is The Most Costly Journey, an anthology of comics that depict the oral histories of migrant workers who traveled from southern Mexico and Central America to work on Vermont farms. If you would like to receive a copy of this book, please contact [email protected].
The Jericho Energy Task Force Winter Movie/Lecture Series — Thursday, January 26, 7:00PM
The Jericho Energy Task Force presents a program by Burn Right Vermont. The presenter, Gail Stevenson, has been a consultant with the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI), an organization that informs about and protects the cryosphere (the earth’s ice and snow-covered regions), since 2011. She has worked on the mitigation of black carbon from agricultural burning in Russia, Ukraine and elsewhere. Since 2016, she has promoted effective and efficient wood burning in several places across the globe. BurnRight Vermont educates and informs Vermonters on how to burn wood more efficiently and with less pollution, no matter what kind of wood-burning stove you have.
Valentine’s Card Workshop — Saturday, January 28, 2:30PM
Need a Valentine’s Day Card come February? You’re in luck! Join Kathy Barickman at the library for a Valentine’s card making workshop on Saturday, January 28 at 2:30pm. Space is limited, so if you plan to attend, please be sure to RSVP by emailing [email protected].
Mystery Book Club — Tuesday, January 31, 7:00PM
We will be discussing Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly. 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.
NEW PROGRAM: Baby Time [birth to PreK] Tuesdays at 10:30am
It seems that all our preschoolers have become school agers so let’s turn story time into baby time. We hope you can join us Tuesday mornings with your little one for lap bounces, songs, dancing, and a story. No registration necessary.
Stories and Songs with the Londons – Fridays at 11AM [preschool]
Come sing, dance and listen to stories with Beth and David London on Fridays at 11. (If schools close for a snow day, Beth and David will not visit).
LEGO Club – Fridays, January 6th and 20th from 3 to 4pm [ages 6+]
Make a model of a mammoth or create a whole LEGO economy! We want to hear the stories of your creations at LEGO Club! Space is limited. Please sign up by stopping by the library, calling us at 899-4962 or email [email protected]
Dungeons and Dragons – Sundays, January 8th and 22nd from 1 to 3pm [ages 8-13]
This collaborative storytelling game has gotten so popular that we’ve added another session. There is room for up to 2 more players. Whether you have experience or you’re new to the game, this is the perfect time to join. Email [email protected] if you’re interested.
Fluffy Slime – Tuesday, January 10th from 3 to 4pm [ages 8+]
Join us to make messy, soft, and fluffy snow/cloud slime! Space is limited. Please sign up by stopping by the library, calling us at 899-4962 or email [email protected]
Animation Club – Thursdays, January 12th and 26th from 3 to 5pm [ ages 8+]
Have you ever wanted to make your own movie? The library has the tools and tech for you to make a short, stop motion film. Space is limited! You must sign up by stopping by the library, calling us at 899-4962 or email [email protected]
Minecraft Social – Wednesday, January 18th from 3:30 to 5pm [ages 8+]
Bring your own device, hop on the library wifi and play some Minecraft! Play on your own server, or join a friend. Space is limited. Please sign up by stopping by the library, calling us at 899-4962 or email [email protected]
Nintendo Switch Games – Thursday, January 19th from 3 to 4:30 [ages 8+]
Skateboard down a big hill in Switch Sports, or drive an epic race in Mario Kart. Come check out all our games and hang out anytime between 3 and 4:30 to play. No registration required
Read to Wyatt – Saturday, January 21st from 10:30 to 12 [all ages]
Come spend a winter Saturday snuggled up with therapy dog Wyatt and read him some of his favorite stories. He’s a huge fan of Mo Willems, just so you know. Sign up for a 15 minute spot when you call, email or stop by the library.
Snowman Stretch STEM Challenge – Tuesday, January 24th from 3 to 4 pm [ages 6+]
Using only copy paper, tape and a few items to decorate, build the tallest “snow”man you can! Everyone is going to figure out a different way to do it. What will you do? Please sign up by stopping by the library, calling us at 899-4962 or email [email protected]
Parenting Group – Saturday, January 28th from 1-2pm [parents]
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.