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Hot New Books

  • The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce
  • Leaving Berlin, by Joseph Kanon
  • The African Equation, by Yasmina Khadra
  • Endangered, by C.J. Box
  • A Dangerous Place, by Jacqueline Winspear
  • All the Old Knives, by Olen Steinhauer
  • Mambo in Chinatown, by Jean Kwok
  • Dead Wake, by Erik Larson
  • The Teenage Brain, by Frances Jensen

New Popular DVDs

  • Rosewater
  • Open Sesame, the Story of Seeds
  • Outlander, Season One
  • Boyhood
  • Olive Kittredge
  • The Theory of Everything

Hot New Children's Books

  • Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, by Kate Messner
  • Findus Disappears! by Sven Nordqvist
  • Nightbird, by Alice Hoffman
  • Beneath the SUn, by Melissa Stewart
  • The ABCs of Yoga for Kids, by Teresa Anne Power
  • Wolfie the Bunny, by Ame Dyckman

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Watercolor Painting Group Friday Evenings in June

At the Craftsbury Public Library, Friday Evenings 6-7:30 June 3, 17, & 24
This group is for folks excited about watercolor painting. We’ll create a space to share ideas and advance our painting skills.  Depending on group interest this could include practicing exercises and sharing prompts; talking about favorite techniques, materials and resources; sharing paintings and getting feedback.  Also, be sure to check out the selection of watercoloring books on loan from the regional library.  For more information talk to Prin at the Library 586-9683 or sign up here for an email notification. This (free) group is open to all skill levels.

Art in Action SATURDAY, JUNE 25TH 10AM-1PM

Join Children's Librarian Jen McKenzie on the Common for story and art time.

Face Painting Story Time July 1 10AM

Diana Gonsalves will be the guest artist at story time this week. In addition to stories and games, children can have their face painted by artist Diana Gonsalves.

BIKE DABS & LINGO TUESDAY, JULY 5TH 4-5PM.

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center will set up 3 stations to show us about bicycle maintenance, bike limbo and dabs( these are bike drills). Elevate your bike skills, practice agility balance, review safety and have fun.  BRING YOUR BIKE.

Huge Book Sale July 9 10AM-4PM and July 10 10AM-1PM

The Craftsbury Public Library’s annual Huge Book Sale will take place on Saturday, July 9, from 10-4, in conjunction with Antiques & Uniques.  The sale will continue on Sunday, July 12, with almost everything half price on Sunday.  Over 8,000 items will be available for sale at the library, including best sellers, mysteries, gardening, travel, cookbooks, children’s books, board books,  poetry, rare and collectible, history, arts, movies, & audio books.  Most items are $1-$3, and children's books are even less.  All proceeds from the sale benefit the Craftsbury Public Library. 
For more information contact the library at 586-9683 or craftsburylibrary@gmail.com.

ROLL IT! MAKING OBJECTS MOVE ! TUESDAY, JULY 12TH 4-5PM.

Join us to discover how and why objects move.  We will explore and manipulate the motion of objects, and the forces required to control motion with fun and games. We will build our own marble chutes.

ON YOUR MARK, GET HEALTHY TUESDAY, JULY 19TH 4-5PM.

Please join Jeri Wohlberg, Family Nurse Practitioner from the Hardwick Health Center, to learn about health. There will be interactive stations where you can learn about healthy eating, the effects of exercise on your body, first aid and more. Come dressed to move your body.

THE NOBLE SPORT: FALCONRY TUESDAY, JULY 26TH 4-5PM.

Have you ever seen a hawk soar through the air, only to land on a person’s fist? If you’ve ever wondered how this is possible, join us and VINS for a family-friendly adventure. We will explore the 4,000 yr. old relationship of bird and human. Learn how falconers train their birds of prey, and meet 3 live raptors up close.

NEW LIFE FOR OLD BOOKS Friday, July 29 4:00PM

Join artist and librarian Princess Van Gulden in this hands on book repurposing workshop.  Participants will choose an old book and rebind
it to create a blank book for note taking, sketching, journaling, or that
 novel you have been waiting to write.

ORIENTEERING TUESDAY, AUGUST 2ND 4-5:30PM with Kestrel Owens.

Learn how to use a map and compass to find “treasures throughout the landscape. Kestrel will teach us how to read the map symbols and use a compass to search for  orange and white controls that have been placed in forest, town and field. Compasses provided but if you have one bring it along. Be prepared to move through the woods and on trails, please dress appropriately. This exciting adventure uses your brain while being physical.

DOROTHY CANFIELD FISHER BOOK DISCUSSION
FRIDAYS JULY 8TH,  22ND & AUGUST 5TH AT 12:30. 

Share your favorite books from the current DCF list and enjoy excerpts read aloud from guest readers.  PIZZA PROVIDED.

SUMMER READER’S-ICE CREAM SOCIAL TUESDAY, AUGUST 9TH 4-5PM. 

Bring your reading logs if you have them. Share with friends and fellow readers all the great things about your summer reading adventures.  Free books for every child, and ice cream for all!

 

Library Nationally Recognized As America's Star Libraries

The Craftsbury Public Library is one of 3 libraries in the state to be given the rank of Five Star Library. The November 2011 issue of Library Journal features an article on the new Index of Public Library Service.
The LJ Index rates U.S. public libraries with total expenditures of $10,000 or more which serve populations of at least 1000. Ratings are based on four per-capita service indicators:

  • library visits
  • circulation
  • program attendance
  • public Internet computer use

CONTRIBUTE to The Craftsbury Public Library
12 Church Street PO Box 74, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827 | 802 586-9683
craftsburylibrary@gmail.com