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
- Open Sesame, the Story of Seeds
- Outlander, Season One
- 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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Annual Plant Sale, Book Sale, Yard Sale, Bake Sale May 21
The annual Craftsbury Public Library Plant Sale, Yard Sale, Book Sale, and Bake Sale will take place on Saturday, May 21 from 9AM-1PM. The sale will be held in the basement of the Church on the Common and also in the library. With good weather, we'll set up outside on the lawn, too.
Over the years, the plant sale has grown into a large event, with a fine assortment of plants. There is an excellent selection of perennial plants, donated by neighbors and reliably hardy in this area. There are also usually some great shrubs and small trees such as lilacs, forsythia, and hydrangea. There will be an array of tomato plants from the High Mowing Seeds greenhouse, plus other vegetable, annual, and herb starts. Linda Wells and Susan O'Connell will be on hand to offer advice on the best plants for your setting.
New this year, Back Road Barbecue will be setting up and selling their delicious whole hog barbecue at the sale, and donating a percentage of their sales to the library. Enjoy locally grown pulled pork with all the fixings!
The book sale will feature lots of great books at great prices, including new fiction, mysteries, cook books, how-to, and children's books. There will be a wide assortment of yard sale treasures including some furniture, and there will be a baked goods table with treats of all sorts.
The library is accepting donations of yard sale items starting May 17 at the library. We also be grateful for your extra plants (Friday night or Saturday morning), baked goods (Saturday morning), and books for the sale any time. Please contact the library at 586-9683 if you have questions.
Spring Bird Walk with Dave Brown May 22
Local naturalist, woodworker, explorer, and library volunteer Dave Brown will host a spring bird walk on Sunday, May 22. The group will start at the Craftsbury Public Library at 7AM and walk from here to see what the local avian population is doing on an early May morning. The walk will last about 2 hours. Dave will help identify birds and explain the behavior we may observe during the bird walk. Please bring a pair of binoculars if you have one available.
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.
The Beauty and Wonder of Clouds June 5
“The Beauty and Wonder of Clouds is a photographic presentation on clouds by Marie LaPre Grabon. Held on Sunday, June 5, this program will run from 5-6PM. From Cumulus Fractus to Cirrostratus this cloud presentation will look at how and why a variety of clouds are formed, how their beauty and diversity enhances our natural world, and how the physical presence of clouds affects our everyday lives.
Huge Book Sale July 9
Our annual book sale will be held in conjunction with Antiques and Uniques. Over 8,000 books will be available at the sale!
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
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
- program attendance
- public Internet computer use