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1171 Main Street
St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819
United States

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Oct
1
6:00 PM18:00

Vermont Reads: Bread and Roses, Too

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Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson is the Vermont Reads 2018 book. Come join in a lively discussion of the book in an informal setting. Adults and youth are invited to participate. Books are available for checkout at the front circulation desk.

Pizza dinner and beverages provided. Email awestfisher@stjathenaeum.org or call 802-745-1392 to indicate your interest in attending.

 

 

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Feb
2
5:30 PM17:30

A Book, A Pizza, and a Movie

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Do you like pizza and movies? If you do and you are a student in grades 5 – 8, come join us for A Book, a Pizza, and a Movie.  The featured book and movie is The Giver by Lois Lowry. We'll have a short book discussion over pizza and then view the movie. Although it is more interesting if you have read the book, it is not required prior to the movie. I have a few extra copies of the book, if you would like to check one out. Email Adele at awestfisher@stjathenaeum.org.

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Dec
6
10:30 AM10:30

Homeschool Geography Fair

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Countries Around the World: Holiday Customs and Traditions

  • Students should choose a country they would like to research-not the United States, please.
  • Choose some facts that you would like to share about that country.
  • Display suggestions include, but not limited to: country flag, country map, landmarks,  products, foods, language, famous people, landmarks, etc.
  • Include information about that country’s holiday customs and  traditions.
  • Use your imagination with your display.  If you plan to use technology, it should be battery operated, since access to electricity is limited.
  • Display space measures 36” W X 30” D, approximately.
  • Space is limited to 20 participants 

To register go HERE, or contact Adele West-Fisher, Youth Services Librarian, at awestfisher@stjathenaeum.org or 802-745-1391.

 

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Nov
14
9:00 AM09:00

"Read With Me": A FREE Vermont Humanities Council Program

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A FREE Vermont Humanities Council Program for expectant parents & parents of children from birth to age six

At The Family Place at St. Johnsbury School

Nov. 14 & 16    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Hosted by The Family Place and the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

Led by Morgan Irons

To register for this workshop, Contact Martha Hill  802-748-8912 x 2022 or mhill@stjsd.org

Childcare provided upon request.

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Nov
10
to Nov 11

Winnie the Pooh Stuffed Animal Sleepover

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Winnie the Pooh is celebrating National Animal Shelter Appreciation week by having a sleepover for his stuffed  animal friends! Drop off your stuffed animal off by 6:00 PM on Friday, Nov. 10 to party with Pooh! Pick up at 10:30 AM Saturday, Nov. 11. Come enjoy breakfast treats, stories, and a report of night time activities!

Bring a donation for the Kingdom Animal Shelter for cats. See their wish list HERE.

 

 

 

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Oct
30
1:00 PM13:00

Dorothy Reads Book Club

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Join us for the Dorothy Reads Book Club for children! We will be exploring Firoozeh Dumas' funny novel "It Ain't So Awful, Falafel."

For more information about the book, click HERE. Sign up by emailing Adele West-Fisher at awestisher@stjathenaeum.org or call 802-745-1391. This book club selection is appropriate for students on a minimum 4th grade reading level.

The book club will Mondays at 1 pm October 2, 9, 16, and 30.

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Oct
16
1:00 PM13:00

Dorothy Reads Book Club

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Join us for the Dorothy Reads Book Club for children! We will be exploring Firoozeh Dumas' funny novel "It Ain't So Awful, Falafel."

For more information about the book, click HERE. Sign up by emailing Adele West-Fisher at awestisher@stjathenaeum.org or call 802-745-1391. This book club selection is appropriate for students on a minimum 4th grade reading level.

The book club will Mondays at 1 pm October 2, 9, 16, and 30.

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Literacy Celebration with Children's Author and Illustrator David Martin

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Stories and songs to delight children and adults

Each child will receive a free book!

Parents, caregivers, and childcare centers with small children are encouraged to attend. 

This event is made possible through the generous donations of TD Charitable Foundation,  St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, and the Friends of the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum.

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Oct
2
1:00 PM13:00

Dorothy Reads Book Club

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Join us for the Dorothy Reads Book Club for children! We will be exploring Firoozeh Dumas' funny novel "It Ain't So Awful, Falafel."

For more information about the book, click HERE. Sign up by emailing Adele West-Fisher at awestisher@stjathenaeum.org or call 802-745-1391. This book club selection is appropriate for students on a minimum 4th grade reading level.

The book club will Mondays at 1 pm October 2, 9, 16, and 30.

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Aug
21
1:00 PM13:00

The Great American Eclipse

The August 21st solar eclipse is bound to be spectacular, and did you know that Vermont will experience a sixty percent eclipse? To celebrate the event, the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, in partnership with the Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation (NKAF) and The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, is hosting its own partial eclipse viewing event. Come join our world class planetarium presenters and scientists for a fun, family friendly afternoon full of activities that’ll be sure to get you excited for this rare opportunity!

Find our more about this event here.

Outside in front of the Museum, from 1pm to 4pm on Monday, August 21st, we will teach you how to build your own solar observing pinhole projector, decorate a shoebox solar viewer, or you can take a peek through one of our specially made solar telescopes. Inside the museum we will be broadcasting live coverage of the path of totality and offering free planetarium shows. In addition, we will be demonstrating hands-on activities for young ones that will help them understand solar eclipses, provided by the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE).

Find our more about this event here.

Refreshments will be provided. Solar eclipse viewing glass will be for sale in the Nature Gift Shop. Hosted by Bobby Farlice-Rubio (Planetarium Educator), Brad Vietje (President NKAF), and Adele West-Fisher (Saint Johnsbury Atheneum).

Find our more about this event here.

This event is weather dependent. Looking at the sun without proper equipment will cause blindness. 

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Jun
21
1:00 PM13:00

Jon Gailmor Kicks Off Summer Reading Program

 This year’s Summer Reading  theme is “Build a Better World." Summer Reading kick-off will feature Jon Gailmor, a fun and engaging singer-songwriter that delights audiences of all ages! The performance is interactive and sure to create laughter.   He will perform on Wednesday, June 21 at 1:00 p.m.  Refreshments served. CDs will be available for purchase at the performance. Everyone welcome to attend!  There are two ways to register for Summer Reading this year:  1) stop by the Athenaeum during open hours and fill out a registration form, or  2) register online  HERE . After registering online, come in and receive your Summer Reading log.  Middle Schoolers, students going into 6th grade and graduating 8th, would you like some activities planned this summer just for you? Join the planning team for custom designed fun activities you want to do.  Contact  Adele West-Fisher  (802-745-1391), Youth Services Librarian, by Friday, June 9.

This year’s Summer Reading  theme is “Build a Better World." Summer Reading kick-off will feature Jon Gailmor, a fun and engaging singer-songwriter that delights audiences of all ages! The performance is interactive and sure to create laughter.   He will perform on Wednesday, June 21 at 1:00 p.m.  Refreshments served. CDs will be available for purchase at the performance. Everyone welcome to attend!

There are two ways to register for Summer Reading this year:

1) stop by the Athenaeum during open hours and fill out a registration form, or

2) register online HERE. After registering online, come in and receive your Summer Reading log.

Middle Schoolers, students going into 6th grade and graduating 8th, would you like some activities planned this summer just for you? Join the planning team for custom designed fun activities you want to do.  Contact Adele West-Fisher (802-745-1391), Youth Services Librarian, by Friday, June 9.

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Apr
8
10:30 AM10:30

Multicultural Storytime

What we will do:

ㆍread folktales from each culture                                                                  

 ㆍmake unique crafts from each country :

      Bahamas         shell coloring       

       Korea               paper masks  

       Vermont         print making

ㆍenjoy traditional snacks from each culture!

Geared to elementary age, but all ages welcome!

Why we are doing this: We are Capstone students at the St. Johnsbury Academy. This project is to help the children in Vermont learn about other cultures.

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Mar
22
1:30 PM13:30

Telling our Stories: Everyone Has a Story to Tell!

 (This event has been rescheduled from March 14 due to the snowstorm.) In this fun and engaging memoir writing workshop, Reeve Lindbergh will walk us through the process of writing down thoughts and memories for ourselves, family, and others. This writing workshop is for all ages. Homeschoolers are encouraged to attend. Refreshments provided.

This activity is offered as Vermont Reads 2017 event.

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Mar
2
2:00 PM14:00

Read Across America

The National Education Association’s “Read Across America Day” is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate.  Drop in at the Athenaeum any time from 2:00 – 6:30 p.m. and enjoy a Dr. Seuss book and a craft.

 

 

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