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Ongoing Children's Events


Tuesdays 3 PM: LEGO Challenge!

The first 15 minutes is a challenge issued by the facilitator, followed by 45 minutes of free play.


Wednesdays 10:30 AM: Toddler Time

Free Play and read together with your kids. This is an opportunity for parents and other caregivers to meet.


Fridays 10:30 AM: Acorn Club Storytime

Recommended for small children up to age 4.


2nd Tuesday of the Month, 10:30 am: La Leche League Meeting

Nursing and pregnant mothers encouraged to attend. Children welcome.


Silly Saturdays Play Group: April 9, 30, May 14, June 11, 10:30 am

For children up to age 6. Fun-themed activity and snack provided.

Monthly Programs


Arts & Culture Series: A monthly lecture on a wide variety of topics

Click here to download a complete schedule through August 2016.


Readings in the Gallery Series: Poets read their works in our unique Gallery

Click here to download a complete schedule through July 2016.


June Events:


Wednesday, June 8, 7 pm: Arts and Culture Series

Continua: Hospice Choir

The local hospice choir Continua is a group of twenty-one volunteer singers now entering its 11th year of service, providing music for comfort and support at the bedsides of those facing the end of life. Small groups of four to six members sing for patients and their families in private homes, nursing homes, hospitals and rehabilitation centers.

Director Suzanne Rhodes and members of Continua will talk about their work and share songs from their repertoire. Series sponsored by Philip and Marylou Meyer



Thursday, June 16, 7 pm: Readings in the Gallery

Julia Shipley and Florence Fogelin

Julia Shipley is an independent journalist and author of The Academy of Hay, winner of the 2014 Julia Shipley is an independent journalist and author of The Academy of Hay, winner of the 2014 Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize and Adam's Mark, named a Best Book of 2014 by the The Boston Globe. Winner of the 2006 Ralph Nading Hill Award and two-time recipient of  Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Community Fund grants, she was also awarded The Frost Place's Grace Paley Poetry Fellowship, as well as fellowships to The Center for Book Arts and The Studios at Key West.

Visit Julia Shipley's Website

Florence Fogelin's "Once It Stops" was featured Oct. 3, 2014, on Poetry Daily, following fall publication in The Florida Review. Press 53 Open Awards Anthology 2013 included three of her poems, one of which was among three published on the Women's Voices for Change website. Her chapbook, Facing the Light (Redgreene Press, 2001), was said by John Engels to be "elegant work, direct, unaffected, eloquent and passionate."
See More About Florence Fogelin


A wine reception follows.



Monday, June 20, 11 am: Summer Reading Program Kickoff

With Michael Clough, Assistant Director of the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum

Clough will present a program about animal athletes; his special guest will be an eagle!



Wednesday, June 22, 11 am: Summer Reading Program for Elementary Kids



Wednesday, June 22, 1 pm: Summer Reading for Tweens



Thursday, June 23, 7 pm: Readings in the Gallery

Chard deNoird, Vermont Poet Laureate

Chard deNiord was born on December 17, 1952, in New Haven, Connecticut, and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he attended Lynchburg College.DeNiord graduated from Lynchburg College in 1975 and went on to earn his MDiv from Yale Divinity School in 1978. deNiord taught at private schools for over a decade while publishing his poems. In 1990, he published his first poetry collection, Asleep in the Fire (University of Alabama Press, 1990), while teaching comparative religions and philosophy at the Putney School in Vermont.

In 2002, DeNiord co-founded the New England College MFA program in poetry, which he directed until 2007. DeNiord is currently a professor of English at Providence College and the poet laureate of Vermont.

See More About Chard deNiord 


A wine reception follows.














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