Our programs are focused to various ages from infants to adults. Literature, music, arts. You can probably find something that interests you here.
Local artists exhibit their work in the library on a monthly rotating basis. If you are interested in exhibiting your work, call the library at 899-4962. A lockable display case is available, as well as wall space for hanging photos, paintings, etc.
The art in December will be the work of Betsy Chapek, with a continuing installation of Andrea Tremols. Of her work, Betsy says, “My experience with visual art has been varied and eclectic. Formal training is coupled with experimentation. Process versus product has guided me in my outcome. The natural world has always led me to inspiration, the art of looking has been my vehicle. Elements of design, such as texture, line, and color are as important in my work as subject matter.” Please stop in to enjoy the work Betsy and Drea have generously shared with us.
The silent auction for December is a Learn to Knit a Hat Kit! This kit includes everything you need to start making a hand-knit hat. Bidding starts on Saturday, December 1st at 10 AM and closes on Sunday, December 30th at 4 PM.
Music series – A music concert is held once a month on the first Sunday of the months of October, November, December, February, March, and April. Program time is 2 pm. See our calendar for specific details. We are looking for performers please fill out this form and send to the library.
Sunday Music Series: The Zeichner Trio — Sunday, December 2nd at 2 PM
The Zeichner Trio has gained a reputation in the community through word of mouth as a young, up-and-coming traditional band. They play traditional Irish music and Old-Time/Appalachian music, with Louli on 4 and 5 string banjos and Celtic harp, Oliver on the penny whistle and the uilleann pipes, and Yasi on the fiddle.
When they first began playing traditional music, the Zeichners didn’t intend to become a family band, but in 2012 they became involved with Young Tradition VT (YTV), a non-profit organization providing opportunities for young people in the state to learn and perform traditional music. Through YTV, they have played at a number of festivals around New England, including the Celebrate Vermont Festival in Stowe, the Big E in Springfield MA, and Farmer’s Night at the Vermont Statehouse.
We will be accepting donations to the Essex-Jericho-Underhill Ecumenical Food Shelf in the month of December and for the first two weeks of January. Please bring in your non-perishable food items to help the hungry in our community this holiday season.
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!
The library will be closed on Tuesday, December 25th and Wednesday, December 26th.
Poetry Walk at Mills Riverside Park: “Mission: A Walk with Words”
Promoting literacy, learning, and a deeper appreciation of the natural world with a connection to the place we call home. The transformative virtues of nature and poetry have long been known to humankind. Fostering a deeper appreciation of the natural world while uniting us to our humanity, these poems have been uniquely chosen for each site along the trail. Selected works will change throughout the season. Poetry Walk Map (JPG)
PBS: THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience. Learn more…
In case you missed it: Retired local former pilot, and IBM aerospace engineer Ron Place talks about his days working for IBM as a contractor for NASA on the Apollo Space Program in the 60’s https://vimeo.com/266572493