There are some new photos and new info. on the Kids Page. If you click on the image, it might enlarge, or it could send you to the website of the performer, or guest who is shown in the program!
Do take a look at the different pages on our website to learn more about the Lanpher Library....and also, let me know what you think by clicking "Contact Us" and sending me a message about what you like about our web page, or what you think we could do better.
We are so sorry to announce that we have had to reschedule the Owl Program with the Southern Vermont History Museum...originally scheduled for today. It will be at the Lanpher Library at 2:00 on Wednesday, August 8th instead.
We apologize for this, but hope that you are able to get outside and enjoy this beautiful day.........and come next week, August 1st at 2:00 for Origami Gail.
TOTEM POLE RIK PALIERI WILL PERFORM AT TUESDAY NIGHT LIVE...RAIN OR SHINE! IT'S GOING TO CLEAR UP BY 5:00, SO WE'LL SEE YOU TONIGHT AT TUESDAY NIGHT LIVE!!!!!!!
TUESDAY, JULY 24TH AT 5:00 AT THE LEGION FIELD IN JOHNSON, "TOTEM POLE" RIK PALIERI WILL PERFORM SONGS AND STORIES!
THIS IS A FREE PERFORMANCE SPONSORED BY THE LANPHER MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND THE JOHNSON PUBLIC LIBRARY WITH A GRANT FROM THE VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARIES.
BRING A PICNIC, CHAIRS, BLANKET...STAY ALL EVENING FOR BREAD & BONES FOLK MUSIC AFTER TOTEM POLE RIK.
IN THE EVENT OF THUNDERSTORMS, RIK WILL PERFORM AT THE LANPHER LIBRARY....BUT WE'LL HAVE GREAT WEATHER THE EVENING OF THE 24TH! PLEASE CALL US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS: 888-4628 WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Last Wednesday, July 11th, Dr. Burnett Rawson visited the Lanpher Library. He was celebrating his 99th birthday that day (which we discovered, makes him older than the original portion of the Lanpher Library that was built in 1916!), and was stopping at 4 libraries who were past recipients of the Vermont Public Library Foundation's Winnie Belle Learned Grant.
According to the information on the VT Department of Libraries website:
"The Winnie Belle Learned Fund was created in 2007 by Dr. Burnett Rawson in honor of Winnie Belle Learned, a Vermonter, educator, and his benefactress. Born in 1863 in Westford, Vermont, despite many personal hardships, Ms. Learned received her teaching certificate, and was a teacher and principal in Massachusetts for many years before returning to her native Vermont in 1911where, with a relative, Jennie Burnett, she operated Cherry Hill Farm in Williston. In 1932, during the Depression, Ms. Learned took notice of Burnett Rawson, a distant relative, and asked his mother’s permission to take him from the family farm in Underhill so that he could study. Her generosity and vision allowed him to attend the University of Vermont and its medical school. After military service and further medical studies, he practiced urology in New York for many years before retiring to his native Vermont.
Dr. Rawson’s goal for Winnie Belle Learned Fund is to help the small public libraries of Vermont foster literacy, love of learning, critical analysis and intellectual exploration in their communities, particularly among children and their families."
The Lanpher Library received Winnie Belle Learned Funding on two occasions. One time for the purchase of 2 laptops to help with the busy use of our computers by students come to the Lanpher Library. A second grant was awarded to the Lanpher Library to fund a year of Junior Naturalist visits from the Lamoille County Nature Center once per month, with some added funding to purchase books to support the Nature Center themes that year.
We were honored to be visited by a generous and kind man on such a special and momentous occasion.
Last night, after the down pour, Ruth just knew there was a rainbow, so she captured this one on the camera from the front steps of the library. Looks like it ends somewhere around Sweet Crunch? (Maple Cookies are like gold....)
We also counted 28 turkey vultures on the tower across from the library last night. We love our big, feathered neighbors and enjoy keeping track of them. I often see a few of them circling the skies around the Lanphear Farm, or further on out toward Morrisville too. My favorite view of the turkey vultures is after it rains. They stretch their wings and sit still to dry out. In that pose, they look a little creepy