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Hot New Books

  • Stone Mattress, by Margaret Atwood
  • Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, by Chris Bohjalian
  • Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
  • The Queen of the Tearling, by Erika Johanson
  • How to Disappear, by Frank Ahearn
  • Edge of Eternity, by Ken Follett
  • The Long Way Home, by Louise Penny
  • The Story Hour, by Thrity Umrigar
  • The Homing Instinct, by Bernd Heinrich
  • Organic Mushroom Farming, by Tradd Cotter

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  • Watermark
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  • Quest, by Aaron Becker
  • The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer Holm
  • Deer Dancer, by Mary Lyn Rayr
  • Pinkalicious, Soccer Star, by Victoria Kann
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  • Parrots over Puerto Rice, by Susan Roth

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Tinker-Maker Group Sunday, October 26 3:00PM

Last fall our Tinker-Maker series explored hands on skills related to our technology rich world by looking inside electronics, learning computer programming, and making simple circuits with arduino microcontrollers.  Over the summer we played with circuits a bit more with our Toy Hacking and E-textiles workshops, funded by the Spark a Culture of Innovation grant.  
We will meet on Sunday, October 26 at 3PM in the library for our first fall meeting.  During this meeting we will discuss whether we want an informal tinkering group, or another series of classes for the winter.  Come with ideas, projects to share or problem-solve with a group of like-minded maker enthusiasts.  This group is intended for teens and adults.  Those under 12 are welcome to attend with an adult.
For more information, please contact the library at 586-9683 or

Start the Conversation on End of Life Decisions Thursday, November 6, 6:00PM

            If you were unable to speak for yourself, would your family know exactly what health care choices you would make, or would they be burdened with tough decisions?  Too often families struggle with the care and needs of a loved one at the end of life.  Few of us are adequately prepared, often delaying end-of-life planning conversations until it’s too late. The Visiting Nurse Association of Orleans & Essex Counties (OEVNA) and Lamoille Home Health & Hospice (LHHH) has partnered with Vermont’s non-profit home care and hospice agencies (VNAs of VT) and created Start the Conversation, a program that encourages families to learn and talk about end-of-life care before a health crisis or serious diagnosis arises.
            Craftsbury Public Library is hosting Lamoille Home Health & Hospice and Orleans/Essex VNA on Thursday, November 6th at 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. to share information about specialized end-of-life care options and advance directives. During this presentation you will also receive a free Conversation Guide, designed to help you begin talking about this with your family. The Start the Conversation Guide provides interactive worksheets, discussion pointers, and questionnaires to help you understand your options and talk about them with your family. This one hour free workshop begins at 6:00PM and is open to the public.
            For more information, please visit or contact Mary L. Collins at or (802)888-4651.

Homeschool Group Begins September 10

            The Homeschool Group at the Craftsbury Public Library is beginning another season on Wednesday, September 10.  This parent-led group will meet at the library on Wednesday mornings from 10AM to 12PM.  Older students (aged 11-14) will take turns presenting and leading the group on a topic of their choice, from book binding to reading science fiction to building potato cannons.  The younger group (aged 5-10) will participate in a book discussion.  Families will read from a chapter book at home, and get together to discuss the book and participate in activities related to the book.  The first book will be Caddie Woodlawn, by Carol Ryrie Brink, and children will be learning "chicken scratch" embroidery.
            The librarians will be available to assist students with finding books that match their interest and reading level, to help families find books and resources to support their studies.   This program is open to all, and any homeschool student aged 5 and up is welcome to attend.  For more information, contact the Craftsbury Public Library at 586-9683 or at


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

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