Thank you so much to Gerald Smith from Over and Above Photography for this AWESOME 3D Walk Through of the Lanpher Memorial Library. Please enjoy this virtual tour!
The Lanpher Memorial Library will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd & Friday, November 24th.
We will resume our regular hours on Saturday, November 25th at 10:00.
Hygge, a Danish term, pronounced "hoo-gah", has become familiar to many people in the United States over the past year. It was short listed to be inducted into the English Language as the Oxford English Dictionary word of 2016 (it was beaten out by "post-truth"). My father, who is Danish, maintains that it could never be a word in an English dictionary, as it is untranslatable.
Hygge is described as "....to provide a safe place for togetherness. It's about making a conscious effort to feel gratitude for the people around us who we love and who love us."
On the evening of Saturday, November 4th at the Second Congregational Church in Hyde Park, the hygge experience was alive and well as a crowd of around 25 enjoyed a Potluck Supper with recipes from the 1912 Hyde Park Cook Book. We sampled Mrs. Frank Slayton's recipe for Corned Beef Hash; Genevieve Perley Waterman's recipe for Welsh Rarebit; Sweet Potatoes au Gratin from Helen Putnam Gale; Mock Mince Pie by Elzada Waterman Smith; Dorcas Sawyer's Coffee Cream...plus Indian Pudding from Plymouth Plantation, and so much more, squash with spices and maple syrup, mashed potato casserole....and more!
However, the food really was the side dish. The people, the camaraderie, the poems read and performed by many, and an exciting game orchestrated by John Clark (without whom this entire evening would not have ever happened) were the main meal.
Warmth, safety, comfort, coziness...hygge in Hyde Park.
Thank you to all who participated and especially to John Clark!
Enjoy the pictures...and if you weren't able to make it this year....stay tuned for what we cook up for next year.
The Lanpher Library will be closed on Monday, October 23rd so that our staff can attend the New England Library Association Conference.
We will resume our normal hours on Tuesday the 24th at 10:00.
Stories of Yesteryear, Saturday October 14th 10:00-12:00
Join us for stories, real and remembered about growing up in Hyde Park.
Come prepared to listen, and to join in with remembrances of your own.
All are welcome.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH AT 6:00 p.m.
"Paula Yankauskas, record setting swimmer, and Glenn Stout, renowned author, who will share the story of her swim across the English Channel. Paula trained for two years, conquering a 21 mile stretch of open water in southeast England earning the world record for the oldest American woman to complete the swim on her first try and breaking the record time for the first America-woman swimmer, the subject of Glenn's book."
Changes to Login for Patron Accounts and GMLC Overdrive downloadable audio and ebooks (Listen Up Vermont)
Please take note of the follwoing changes to the Login for your Lanpher Library Account and for GMLC Overdrive downloadable audio and ebooks.
BEGINNING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
Your login for your lanpherlibrary.kohavt.org account will be your whole 14 character library card number starting with 2VSRC.
Your password is set up as your first and last name with no spaces.
Example: Login 2VSRC000000000
If you don't know your library card number or have any questions, please contact us 802-888-4628
The system wide change will make our records consistent with all of the other VOKAL libraries and will better protect the privacy of our patrons.
THE DISCOVER HYDE PARK CHALLENGE: Sponsored by the Hyde Park Historical Society and the Lanpher Memorial Library
July 10-October 1, 2017
1) Visit the places listed in four parts on the document below. Copies are available at the Lanpher Memorial Library, at the Hyde Park Town Clerk's Office, or you can print it from this website.
2) Take a picture at each place (or just check it off the lists "on your honor")
3) Once you've visited all of the places on the lists, submit your photos to us at the Lanpher Memorial Library (email@example.com) You'll be entered in a drawing to win prizes that will be drawn on Saturday, October 14th at the Stories Of Yesteryear/Lanpher Memorial Library Annual Award Presentation.
Please contact us with any questions: 802-888-4628
Click the document below to download the file.
MONDAY JULY 24TH AT 3:00, LOWE'S LECTURE HALL, MAIN ST. JOHNSON: MODERN TIMES THEATER!
Mr. Punch, the world's oldest clown never knows when enough is enough! He's always making a mess of himself and his environment. When Punch finds himself living in a trash heap, he needs the help of children and their parents to learn how to make do or do without. Modern Times Theater delights family audiences with their handmade wooden and papier-mache puppets, in a modern Vermont update of the age-old Punch and Judy show. Acoustic music, variety of instruments, and a thrilling puppet show from Rose Friedman and Justin Lander, co-founder of Vermont Vaudeville.
SPONSORED BY THE LANPHER LIBRARY AND JOHNSON PUBLIC LIBRARY WITH A GRANT FROM THE VT DEPT. OF LIBRARIES.
July 31st 6:00: Build a Better World with the Kindness Rocks Project. Paint messages of hope and inspiration on rocks to take with you and leave in random places along your way to be found by someone else who might need your message. A community event for all ages!
Bring your own washed rocks...or use some of ours. We will have some rocks pre-painted with a base color, so all you have to do is provide the inspiration! We'll supply paint and markers.
Monday August 7th at 6:00: Build a Bee Bungalow. Native bees are some of our most important pollinators. Providing nesting sites for them is a great way to keep them around. Build a "bee bungalow" to take home and show bees in your yard or garden some love.
Presented by Stacey Waterman of the Lamoille County Nature Center. All ages welcome!
We're gearing up for summer time events.
Please take a look at what is happening here in June and feel welcome to join us.
Monday, June 19, 6:00 p.m. Junior Naturalist Program: Birds of Prey with the Lamoille County Nature Center.
What is a bird of prey? What do these amazing hunters of the sky eat and how do they catch it? Find out what types of birds of prey live in Vermont, where to look for them and how to identify them.
Sponsored by LVVS. Thank you!
Lamoille County Players is performing Brigadoon this summer! Our good neighbors have offered to stop by the Lanpher Memorial Library on
Monday, June 26th at 6:00
to give us a glimpse of the show.
This event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend to get a sneak peek at Brigadoon.
On Tuesday, June 27th at 6:30, Local Author and Professor of Journalism at Johnson State College, Tyrone Shaw will share his experiences and read from his book Bastard Republic: Encounters Along the Tattered Edge of a Fallen Empire.
Please join us for what promises to be an informative and entertaining evening.
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