Keeping to your New Year’s Resolutions is easy with your local library, whether you want to learn a new language or craft with your neighbors, be a better steward of the earth or stay on top of local politics!
The library’s annual meeting will be held Thursday, January 16th at 7 PM. The proposed budget for 2020-2021 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 January silent auction is a signed copy of local artist Diana Dunn’s recent book Pipsqueak’s Adventure. Stop by the library to see this amazing book and bid! Bidding starts Thursday, January 2nd at 12 PM and ends Friday, January 31st at 6 PM.
The art in January is the work of Mary Hill. Mary lives and works in Underhill. In 2000 she began painting the colorful images she is widely known for that would turn into banners and cards. She’s painted murals for Sugarbush Ski Resort in Warren, Old Pro Mini Golf in Ocean City, Maryland, and most recently the City of Burlington, on Bank Street. She is currently working on a series of “people” — 15″ high mixed media assemblages. She’s also working on her memoir and a variety of personal essays.
Knitting with Neighbors — Thursday, January 2nd, 16th, and 30th 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].
Mah Jongg — Monday, January 6th at 6:30 PM and January 20th 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!
French Conversation Group — Tuesday, January 7th and Thursday, January 23rd from 6:30 to 8 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!
Scrabble — Thursday, January 9th 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).
Movie Night: Downton Abbey — Saturday, January 11th at 7 PM
An aristocratic family in Yorkshire must prepare for a visit from the royal family in the 1920’s, set five years after the series finale of the wildly popular television phenomenon. Snacks and drinks will be provided at this free movie screening. (Rated PG with a runtime of approximately 2 hours)
Legislative Update — Tuesday, January 14th 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.
Deborah Rawson Book Lovers — Tuesday, January 14th at 7 PM
DRBL is a monthly adult book discussion group. This month’s selection is In Pieces by Sally Field. 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].
Trivia Quest — Saturday, January 18th 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.
Justice Speaker: Immigration in Vermont — Sunday, January 19th at 2 PM
Join Erin Jacobsen, lead staff attorney at the VT Immigration and Asylum Advocates in Burlington, for a look at the current situation of immigration in Vermont. Jacobsen will illustrate the difference in legal status of mirgrants, immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and undocumented workers, and how that status affects the individual’s legal rights. Jacobsen will also describe how concerned individuals can assist those who may be facing deportation or who are afraid to leave their homes.
Cook the Book: How to Cook Everything — Monday, January 20th at 12:15 PM
For the month of January our selected cookbook is How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman. The book will be available at the beginning of January and will remain at the front desk. We are requesting that you 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, January 20th at 12:15 PM bring your prepared dish and a serving utensil to the program room where you and other participants will have the opportunity to sample each other’s creations. The library staff will assist you in signing up for the event.
Advanced registration required — Please visit the circulation desk or call 899-4962.
Mystery Book Club: The Curse of the Pharaohs — Tuesday, January 21st at 7 PM
Join us for a discussion of Elizabeth Peter’s The Curse of the Pharaohs,
Approached by Lady Baskerville, our heroine Amelia Peabody must investigate the disappearance of the lady’s husband after his apparent discovery of an ancient tomb.
Energy Task Force: Last Tracks — Thursday, January 23rd at 7 PM
The Jericho Energy Task Force, in collaboration with the Vermont Climate and Health Alliance and SolaVida.org, will show the movie Last Tracks. Created by UVM students, the movie explores the impact of climate change on skiing. The film will be followed by a question and answer session with State Senator Ginny Lyons, Dan Quinlan of SolaVida.org, Tom Hughes of VPIRG, and Amy Kelsey, the former Executive Director of the Catamount Trail Association.
Light refreshments will be served but this is a waste-free event so please bring your own bowls and mugs. For more information, contact Phyl Newbeck at [email protected]
Underhill Conservation Commission Presents: Final Straw — Tuesday, January 28th at 7 PM
The Underhill Conservation Commission will present three films this winter to inspire and be hopeful about the wellbeing of our planet.
The first film in the series will be Final Straw: “A breathtaking journey through Japan, Korea, and the United States that turns our perceptions of food and life upside down in an amazingly simple and poetic way.”
Join us at DRML on February 18th for the screening of The Biggest Little Farm, which chronicles the eight year quest of a family to create a harmonious life in the country, and at the Underhill Town Hall March 12th at 7 PM for the screening of Rivers and Tides, an exploration of the environmental art of Andy Goldsworthy.
Artist Talk: Mary Hill — Thursday, January 30th from 4 to 5 PM
Mary will be sharing her process of experimenting with new materials. Having worked in 2-dimensional art using acrylics paint for years, she is now delving into her collection of reused materials: old tents, bubble wrap, and many other delightful “found” items foraged by herself and many friends who like to bring her boxes of unusual items.
Free motion sewing is another tool she has been experimenting with, breaking needles along the way! She will provide a short demonstration of her new techniques and answer questions.
Story Hour with Beth and David London — Friday, January 3rd, 10th, 24th and 31st 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. Snacks will follow!
Afterschool Magic: the Gathering — Thursday, January 9th from 2:45 to 4:45 PM
We’ll be casting spells after school in casual rounds of Magic: the Gathering.
Game Time! Nintendo Switch —Thursday, January 16th 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 on our new Nintendo Switch.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Please visit the circulation desk or call the library at 899-4962 to register.
Time for LEGOs — Thursday, January 23rd from 2:45 to 4:45 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.
(Unless otherwise noted, programs do not require registration
and are free and open to all. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver.)
Deborah Rawson Memorial Library