IT'S NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK! Celebrate with us by stopping by and filling out a speech bubble about how the library has changed your life! Take a selfie with your speech bubble and post it on our facebook page, or just leave it here and we can hang it up in the library.
*P.S. Don't forget to come to our 3rd annual Poetry Slam on Friday, April 25th at 6:00!!! (Check out the previous post for more info.!)
Friday, April 25th at 6:00 at the Lanpher Library...It's our 3rd Annual POETRY SLAM!
A Poetry Slam is a light-hearted
poetry presentation, 3 minutes or less, judged by members of the audience. VERY fun..and informal. Poets may read their work from paper, or from memory, or in whatever way they choose to perform...however, ALL poems must be original, no props, costumes, or musical instruments allowed.
No registration is needed....just show up and join the fun.
Check out this youtube video for more about Poetry Slams in Vermont!
When an artist removes their art from the library after the length of their exhibit, we always experience a sense of loneliness.
Luckily, we have another artist lined up and ready to go!
Scott Luscome's paintings will be at the Lanpher Library through May 2014.
Scott was first encouraged to pursue art by his grade school art teacher, Ruth Lipowicz. His parents stressed a scientific career in botany and forestry. After college, he pursued a career as a professional gardener and in midlife was again encouraged by an instructor in a drawing class to pursue illustration and watercolor. He has taken courses in botanical illustration from Bente Starke King at the Cornell University Plantations and has had exhibitions of his watercolors at the Arkell Museum in Canajoharie, New York, and paintings shown at the Bryan Memorial Art Gallery in Jeffersonville, VT.
Please wander the Lanpher Library and enjoy the art of this local artist.
Monday 12-7, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-1.
Saturday, April 12, 9:00-3:00 at the Lanpher Library, FREE Babysitter's Training for Youth ages 11-15.
American Red Cross Babysitter's Training is fun, fast-paced & hands-on.
"You'll learn to be the best babysitter on the block. Plus, you'll gain the confidence to make smart decisions and stay safe in any babysitting situation."
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AS SPACE IS LIMITED.
Please call Amy Olsen at the Lanpher Library 888-4628 to register.
Cool Take-Home Training Materials include a FREE First Aid Kit, Babysitter's Training Handbook, Emergency Reference Guide and CD-ROM with printable activity booklet, a resume template and more!
The Lanpher Library hosts a book discussion on the 3rd Tuesday of each month starting at 6:30 and usually lasting until 8:00.
The discussions are free and open to the public and the library gets copies of the books for participants to borrow.
Participants take turns choosing and facilitating the informal discussions. Light refreshments are also the "responsibility" of the facilitator.
We have a great time and welcome anyone who would like to come.
On April 15th, we will discuss, "Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China", by Jung Chang. It is the story of three generations in 20th Century China that " that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history."
"An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history."
COPIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR LOAN AT THE LANPHER LIBRARY AND ARE DUE BACK AT THE LIBRARY ON OR BEFORE THE EVENING OF THE DISCUSSION.
Grannie Snow will be at the Lanpher Memorial Library for Night Owl Story Time on Monday, March 24th at 6:00 to read her new book "Big Ole Striped Silas". Please join us for this exciting author visit!
"Silas really puts his best paw forward when “a sweet smelling lady” arrives at the shelter in search of a new housemate. When his dream to find a home comes true, Silas gives his shelter buddies a pep talk to encourage them to not give up hope in finding a home too. Big Ole Striped Silas will take your child through the sadness and loneliness of losing a beloved pet, to the joys and comfort of finding a new housemate. Big Ole Striped Silas is the first book in “The Silas Series: The Adventures of Silas and Opal.”
If ever there were a time to "Think Spring"! They Hyde Park Community Circle's annual spring event is Saturday, March 15th at 11:00 at Hyde Park Elementary School.
No Strings Marionette Company will perform Bully! For the 3 Big Pigs.
There will be spring seedling planting, crafts, snacks and fellowship with friends, neighbors and community members.
ALL are invited to this FREE and FUN event!
Due to the bad weather, the Lanpher Library is closing early today, Wed. the 12th at 2:30.
We're closed on Thursdays anyway, but will be open on Friday at 10:00.
See you then!
Right after this aired on WCAX, we got a lot of questions from the public asking: Is the Lanpher Library part of Listen Up Vermont, free downloadable audio and e-book service! YES WE ARE!!! We do our best to promote this service in a variety of ways, but here is one more! We'll also update our website so that rather than have this AWESOME service part of our links page, we'll give it a page of its own. Please contact me if you have any questions about this service, or if you are having difficulties getting started. 888-4628, or stop by Mondays 12-7, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-1.
Click on this link to watch the WCAX piece on "Libraries Band Together" describing how to use Listen Up Vermont.