This month, we will learn how to identify both birds and fraud, host a Mahjongg tournament, share our talents at a Coffeehouse, make Mother’s Day cards, and more!
The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, May 16th at 7 PM.
The silent auction for May is 8 hours of professional painting, indoor or outdoor, by Scott Brinker. Bidding starts Wednesday, May 1st at 10 AM and ends Friday, May 31st at 6 PM.
The library will be closed Wednesday, May 22nd for the 125th Annual Vermont Library Conference. Also, please note that the library’s Sunday hours have ended. Sunday hours will resume in September.
Did you know that you can access content from today’s New York Times (in addition to a variety of other print and digital newspapers) through Vermont Online Library? Just follow these steps:
- Go to VOL (https://vtonlinelib.org/index.php ) and use you location to authenticate.
- Click “Newspapers & Magazines”
- Click “InfoTrac Newsstand”
- Click “Publication Search”
- Enter “New York Times”
- Click on New York Times
- You’ll see a series of dates, starting from the most recent date. You can even find articles going all the way back to 1985!
Vermont Online Library is a fantastic resource available for all residents of Vermont. Check it out today!
Mah Jongg – Mondays, May 6th 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! Also, mark your calendars for our Mah Jongg tournament to be held Monday, May 20th – details below!
Scrabble – Thursdays, May 9th and 23rd 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!
Bird Identification with Evergreen Erb – Thursday, May 9th at 6:30 PM
Evergreen will present her annual talk on identifying birds. This program is co-sponsored with the Jericho Underhill Land Trust.
Bird Walk with Evergreen Erb – Saturday, May 11th at 7 AM
You’ve talked the talk, now walk the walk! We will meet at the Mills Riverside Park to go on a bird identification walk with Evergreen. Be sure to bring binoculars if you have them! This program is co-sponsored with the Jericho Underhill Land Trust.
Chess Club – Sunday, May 12th at 2 PM (New time!)
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, the 2nd Sunday of the month at 2 PM.
(Participants are encouraged to bring their own boards and Chess sets.)
Laughter Yoga – Mondays, May 13th, 20th, and 27th at 6:30 PM
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
Deborah Rawson Book Lovers – Tuesday, May 14th at 7 PM
DRBL is a monthly adult book discussion group. This month’s selection is The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver. 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, May 18th at 7 PM (New time!)
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.
Fraud Prevention Workshop – Sunday, May 19th at 2 PM
This presentation will give an overview of the leading scams and techniques of con artists, followed by a discussion of the steps you can take to avoid victimization. This program is co-sponsored by AARP Vermont Fraud Watch.
Cook the Book: Giada’s Feel Good Food – Monday, May 20th at 12:15 PM
For the month of May our selected cookbook is Giada’s Feel Good Food. The book will be available early in May and remain at the front desk where you may use it at the library to photocopy a recipe of your choice. On Monday, May 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 and provide you with a form to avoid two people preparing the same food. Please register in advance – 899-4962.
Mah Jongg Madness – Monday, May 20th at 1 PM
Get ready to Mahj: we’ll be hosting a Mah Jongg tournament featuring prizes and a potluck lunch! We’ll take a break halfway to enjoy each other’s cooking, so please bring a prepared dish to share. To avoid duplicating dishes, please register in advance – 899-4962.
Knitting with Neighbors – Thursday, May 23rd 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].
Community Coffeehouse – Saturday, May 25th at 7 PM
Come prepared to share a five-minute story, song, poem, or other short-form entertainment – or simply come out to enjoy your neighbor’s talents! This month’s theme is Resilience. This program is co-sponsored with the Jericho United Methodist Church.
Programs for Young Children and Families
Story Hour – Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 AM
May Dates: 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 and 23
Drop in for stories, songs, projects and a nutritious snack! In May, we will be exploring the theme, “Gardens.”
Story Hour with Beth and David London – Fridays, May 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st at 10:30 AM
Beth and David London, formerly of Poker Hill School, share songs and stories with young children and their families! Snack will follow.
After School Programs
Mother’s Day Card Making – Thursday, May 2nd from 2:45 to 4:30 PM
Happy Mother’s Day! It’s a little early but it’s never too early to create a special card for your mom during our after school, drop-in craft time at DRML. We will have supplies for creating a 3-D card, you can try paper marbling or you can create any card you wish using the supplies available. (Children younger than 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.)
Time for LEGOs – Thursday, May 16th 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. All ages welcome. (Children under the age of 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.)
Movie and Popcorn Afternoon! – Thursday, May 23rd from 3:30 to 5:15 PM
This will be the last after school movie of this school year! Come join us for LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part! LEGO Duplo space invaders cause trouble for our favorite LEGO heroes. 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 hour and 45 minutes)
Programs for Teens
Teen Movie and Pizza Night! – Saturday, May 4th at 6:30 PM
For the May Teen Pizza and Movie night, we will be showing Aquaman. The true heir to the throne of Atlantis squares off against his power hungry brother. 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 and 22 minutes)
Friday Night Magic: Archenemy – Friday, May 17th from 7 to 9 PM (New time!)
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 month, to celebrate the release of the War of the Spark set, we will be teaming up to defeat the Elder Dragon Nicol Bolas and his army of the undead in a special Archenemy format. (This program is intended for ages 10 and up.)
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!
(Unless otherwise noted, programs do not require registration and are free and open to all.)