In July, we’ll celebrate space: the final frontier! We’ll take a look at where we’ve been, and where we’re going, while also celebrating more terrestrial subjects like literature and nature with our 2nd Annual Poetry Walk as well as our annual Garden Tea!
The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, July 18th at 7 PM.
The art in July will continue the exhibit of Morgan Quimbly’s photography. Morgan aims to capture the beauty and wonder of the natural world in order to share it with others. She specializes in photographing birds and loves the challenge of learning their behaviors and personalities in order to get the perfect shot.
The 2nd Annual Poetry Walk is up at Mills Riverside Park! Honoring the works of Vermont Poet Laureate Robert Frost, this selection of nine poems can be found in the lower trails. Pick up a map from either the library or the park and enjoy this wonderful combination of nature and poetry!
Reading Frederick Douglass – Tuesday, July 2nd at 7 PM
Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event. Community members are invited to witness and/or join in the reading. Copies of the speech will be provided.
Registration is requested – please call the library at 899-4962. The first ten participants to register will receive a free copy of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, generously provided by the Vermont Humanities Council!
Sneak Peek: Chasing the Moon – Saturday, July 6th at 8 PM
Fifty years ago this July, humanity took its first steps on another world. In recognition of this achievement, join us for a preview of the American Experience documentary Chasing the Moon, which chronicles the long and arduous quest to put a man on the moon. We will be screening a 45-minute clip from this monumental six-hour documentary. The clip examines how astronauts became a new kind of national hero, and the impact this level of public scrutiny had on them and their families.
Vermont PBS will generously offer giveaways and a raffle to win a Chasing the Moon prize pack!
Part 1 of Chasing the Moon premiers on Vermont PBS on Monday, July 8th at 9 PM. Parts 2 and 3 follow on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 9th and 10th at 9 PM.
Chess Club – Monday, July 8th at 6:30 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.)
Deborah Rawson Book Lovers – Tuesday, July 9th at 7 PM
DRBL is a monthly adult book discussion group. This month’s selection is Becoming by Michelle Obama. 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, July 11th 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).
Knitting with Neighbors – Thursdays, July 11th and 25th at 6 PM
Now meeting twice per month! 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 – Mondays, July 15th at 1 PM and July 22nd at 6:30 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!
NASA Live Webcast: Apollo 11 Landing – Monday, July 15th from 4 to 5 PM
Join us for this live webcast event featuring Dr. Carter Emmart, the Director of Astrovisualization at the American Museum of Natural History. This guided recreation of Apollo 11’s historic journey commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing by showing how the mission was executed, both by the crew members and mission control in Houston, Texas.
Moon Landing Celebration – Saturday, July 20th at 7 PM
On the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing, join us for a presentation by retired IBM engineer and NASA launch technician Ron Place as he recounts his role in the Apollo missions. Ron will bring his 20-foot-long model of the Apollo 11 rocket to the library for all to enjoy.
Poetry Walk Tour – Sunday, July 21st at 11 AM
(Rain Date: Sunday, July 28th)
Join us for a tour of the 2nd Annual Poetry Walk! We’ll meet at the library and then head over to Mills Riverside. You are invited to bring a poem of your own to share! Registration is requested in case we need to cancel due to inclement weather – please call 899-4962.
Mystery Book Group – Tuesday, July 23rd at 7 PM
The mystery book group will be meeting Tuesday July 23rd at 7 PM to discuss The Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George. Please join us for a lively discussion! Everyone is welcome.
Trivia Quest – Saturday, July 27th 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.
Garden Tea – Sunday, July 28th from 1 to 3 PM
This year’s garden theme is Anne of Green Gables. Please join us to hear a reading from the book and to share refreshments with other community members while you tour our amazing gardens, planted and maintained by the Master Gardeners and local volunteers. We could use a few more readers on that day. If interested, please contact Connell Gallagher [email protected].
2019 Summer Reading Program at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library!
You can earn prizes this summer just by reading and visiting the library! To register or for more information, visit our website, www.drml.org, or call 899-4962.
All events are FREE and some activities require advance registration. “Drop-in” events are come-and-go as you please within the designated time. Please inform in advance if any special accommodations are needed to attend events. Adult supervision is required for children younger than 8 years old.
ALL—all ages, PREK—ages 0 to 6, ELEM—ages 6 to 9, UPPER ELEM—ages 8 to 10, MIDD—ages 10 to 13, TEEN—ages 13+
Story Hour — Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
Dates in July: the 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st
Drop in for stories, songs, projects and a nutritious snack! This summer, we will be exploring the theme, “A Universe of Stories!” No registration required. Recommended for PreK – grade 2.
The Very Merry Theater Presents: Pinocchio the Musical! — Tuesday, July 2nd at 12 PM
The Very Merry Theater travels throughout the region with their wagon-stage to share their outdoor musical performances! This year, they are performing “Pinocchio” on the DRML lawn. No registration required. (Rain Site: Jericho Elementary School) ALL
Drop-In Craft: Galactic Splatter Paint Party — Friday, July 5th from 10 AM to 12 PM
Create a unique starscape design on black canvas that you can take home with you. Snacks included! No registration required. PREK, ELEM, MIDD
The Humane Society Presents “Beautiful Bugs” — Tuesday, July 9th from 11 AM to 12 PM
Learn about what makes bugs awesome, create a craft you can take home and earn a “Junior Entomologist” certificate! No registration required. PREK, ELEM
Music with Buddy Dubay— Wednesday, July 10th from 1:30 to 2:30 PM
Sing along with Buddy Dubay! Buddy, local music educator icon, brings his interactive music performance to DRML once again! No registration required. ALL
Crafting just for Teens! : Cosmic Marbling — Wednesday, July 10th from 3:30 to 5:30 PM
We have tote bags for you to marbleize! REGISTRATION REQUIRED 899-4962. MIDD, TEEN
SPACE CAMP! : Mars Landing — Thursday, July 11th from 2 to 4 PM
Learn about extraterrestrial landing vehicles and design a vehicle to protect an egg from breaking when dropped from a height. Snacks included! REGISTRATION REQUIRED 899-4962. UPPER ELEM, MIDD
2019-2020 DCF Party! — Friday, July 19th from 5:30 to 6:30 PM
We will learn about all the books on the Dorothy Canfield Fisher list this year, snack on awesome food and enjoy the company of fellow book lovers! REGISTRATION REQUIRED 899-4962. GRADES 4-8
2019-2020 Kindergarten Transition Party! — Saturday, July 20th from 10 AM to 12 PM
Drop in anytime to meet other incoming kindergartners, enjoy snacks, and sign up for a library card! No registration required. INCOMING KINDERGARTNERS
The Humane Society Presents “I Spy an OPIE” — Tuesday, July 23rd from 11 AM to 12 PM
Learn about Vermont wildlife, including how special Vermont’s opossums are! There will be activity sheets and coloring that you can take home! No registration required. PREK, ELEM
Heliand Consort — Tuesday, July 23rd from 1 to 2 PM
Please join us for a delightful hour of music with the VT Chamber Ensemble “Heliand Consort” featuring Berta Frank, BRMS band director and professional flutist. They will be presenting excerpts from their 2019 seasonal concert tour “Summers Gathering” with a trio of folk and classical songs plus woodwind music. Perfect way to spend a summer afternoon – bring your ears! No registration required. ALL
Archaeology Afternoon with the Vermont Division of Historic Preservation State Archaeologist Jess Robinson — Wednesday, July 24th from 1 to 3 PM
Be an archaeologist for a day! Learn how archaeologists use the clues they find to understand how people lived in the past. REGISTRATION REQUIRED 899-4962. UPPER ELEM, MIDD
SPACE CAMP!: VINS StarLab — Thursday, July 25th from 3 to 4 PM (off-site at Jericho Elementary School)
Through a generous donation from the VT Dept. of Libraries, we are able to host the Vermont Institute of Natural Science’s portable planetarium called, “StarLab.” REGISTRATION REQUIRED 899-4962. UPPER ELEM, MIDD
Teen Nintendo Switch Gaming — Friday, July 26th from 3 to 5 PM
We have Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019 and more! You and up to three friends can sign up for a 30 min. slot to play on our new Nintendo Switch. REGISTRATION REQUIRED 899-4962. MIDD, TEEN
Vermont Astronomical Society presents Night Sky Constellations! — Friday, July 26th from 7 to 8 PM
Join Joel Greene of the Vermont Astronomical Society as he shares his vast knowledge of constellations. No registration required. ALL
VSAC Presents: College Preparation tips for HS Freshman and Sophomores — Tuesday, July 30th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Join other high school freshman and sophomores to learn tips to best prepare for college. No registration required. INCOMING FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORES
Happy Birthday Harry Potter Party! — July 31st from 4 to 6 PM
Games, activities and food with a Hogwarts theme! No registration required. ELEM, UPPER ELEM, MIDD
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