The Lanpher Library will be closed on Tuesday, May 21st so that our staff can go to the Vermont Library Association Conference. We'll write some blog posts to let you all know what we lea
We will re-open and have story time on Wednesday, May 22nd at 10:00.
The Library will also be closed on Monday, May 27th to observe Memorial Day.
Our regular hours are:
Monday 12-7, Tues, Wed, Fri. 10-5 and Sat. 10-1.
Please call us 888-4628 if you have any questions.
There will be no Night Owl Story Time on Monday, May 20th or on Monday May 27th.
This is our regular, weekly, Monday evening story time only...we will still be having all other regularly scheduled programs.
We will resume our regular Night Owl Story Time on Monday, June 3rd, 6:00-6:30. I hope you will join us then to read a story or two and join in some conversation and short craft/exploration afterward.
BEES---WHAT' THE BUZZ ABOUT? Find out at the Lanpher Library on Monday, May 20th at 3:00! The Junior Naturalist Programs are always FREE, FUN, INFORMATIVE AND INTERACTIVE...and help children ages preschool through 4th grade learn more about the world that is literally just outside their doors.
The Lanpher Library is pleased to be exhibiting the art of Hyde Park resident, Becca Roy.
Becca Roy and her husband settled in Hyde Park many years ago to raise their family. Her formal art education began with a two year stint at Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of Art. She finished her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Johnson State College.
Roy now works primarily with pen & ink, watercolor and colored pencil. Her recent paintings have been inspired by a mixed-breed puppy that moved in with the family last year. The paintings have served as a channel for some intense and excessive "puppy love". Roy finds inspiration close to home and keeps the subjects of her paintings local and personal.
We hope you visit the Lanpher Library and explore the art of Becca Roy.
Sometimes, it's nice to have a reminder about all of the services the library provides....here are a few:
*We have lots and lots of current titles in both fiction and non-fiction! Best sellers, prize winners, favorite authors and new authors....contemporary issues, gardening, outdoors, history.....
*We have many titles in LARGE PRINT! We are so lucky to receive funding from the Copley Trust to, among other things, expand our Large Print Collection. Don't stop reading when the print gets small! Or if the print is too small regardless, ask us how to set you up with the Talking Books program through the Vermont Department of Libraries!
*We have a huge DVD collection! You can borrow DVDs for 1 week. We have some new titles, Oscar winners, family movies, cartoons, documentaries, how-to, old favorites, Nova, Nature....etc. etc.
*We belong to a downloadable audio book and e-book service. You don't have to stop using the library when you get a Kindle, Nook, or other e-reader! Go to listenupvermont.org
, or head over to our Links page on this website to learn more. No, you won't always be able to check out the book you want when you want it...just like with a regular library book, you have to check it out, or join a waiting list....but you do get the books for free!
*Please stop by the Lanpher Library to learn more!
The Lanpher Library is hosting two free and fantastic events for children this month, in addition to our regular story time programs on Monday evenings at 6:00 and Wednesday mornings at 10.
On MONDAY APRIL 15TH AT 3:00 the Junior Naturalist Program: "Spectacular Spiders" will engage and inform children through a puppet show, explorations of spider body parts, web-building lessons...and making spiders.
Thank you to Hyde Park Partners in Education (PIE) for sponsoring this program!
On Monday April 22d, Tuesday April 23rd and Wednesday April 24th from 3:00-4:30, we are having a "Harry Potter" After School Program for children ages 9-12. Registration is required and space is limited, but we have a few spots left! Enter the imaginary world of Harry Potter...take classes on Transfiguration, Care of Magical Creatures, Potions, Herbology, Divination...and more. Please call us 888-4628 for more information, or for a registration form. Forms are due by April 17th.
Please join in celebrating National Poetry Month with the second annual Poetry Slam on Friday, April 26 at 6:00.
All ages are welcome to perform and prizes will be awarded.
A poetry slam is a light hearted poetry presentation/performance that is judged by members of the audience. All poems must be original, no props, costumes, or musical instruments allowed...but performers can use their own voices to create music, rhythms and beats.
NO registration required...just show up on Friday evening.
Give us a call with any questions...888-4628
Aliza Silverstein, a junior in high school and Lanpher Library volunteer, performed Beethoven's Piano Concerto Op. 15 No. 1 in C Major, Allegro con brio, with the Vermont Philharmonic on February 2nd and 3rd. She is the winner of the 2013 Jon Borowicz Memorial Concerto Competition, and performed at the Barre Opera House (seen here) and the Elley-Long Music Center.
I'm getting so excited for the Me...Jane Story Walk® that will begin Saturday, Feb. 23rd (tomorrow!) from 10-12. Start at Hyde Park Elementary School and walk up Main St....Stop at the Congregational Church for some refreshments and then cross the road and continue down Main Street to finish the story. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's the Good News.
The not-so-good news:
I had originally planned to set up the Story Walk® and keep it up from Saturday-Wednesday, but realistically it isn't going to work out that way. :( With the weather and the way the posts have to go into the snow/ground....it just isn't going to work out well.
I am going to have to take it down on Saturday afternoon around 1:00.
HOWEVER....I will put it back up on Tuesday the 26th in the morning until late afternoon....on Tuesday it will START AND END AT THE LANPHER LIBRARY. Please feel welcome to come on Tuesday and explore the amazing story by Patrick McDonnell...and try out the fun and fabulous Story Walk ® experience.
Join us on Saturday, February 23rd from 10-12 for a Community Storywalk®.
Start at Hyde Park Elementary School and continue up Main Street as you read pages from the RED CLOVER title, Me...Jane, by Patrick McDonnell.
Take a break at the Congregational Church to enjoy some refreshments before crossing the street to continue reading the book, finishing back at the elementary school.
The Story Walk® will be up from Saturday the 23rd-Wed. 27th, so if you are unable to read Me....Jane on Saturday, please feel welcome to stroll around the village at your leisure.
Me...Jane, by Patrick McDonnell is the sweet and inspiring story of the young girl who would grow up to be Dr. Jane Goodall. It won a Caldecott Honor last year and is one of the 10 books nominated for the Red Clover Vermont Children's Choice Book Award.
Story Walk ® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.