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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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Fund Raiser

Howl of the Coyote February 23 1PM

Please join us along with Carrie Riker from the Lamoille County Nature Center. We'll learn about these creative canines of North America.

Movie Matinee Thursday Feb. 25TH at 3:30 PM.

CASTLE IN THE SKY, an animated movie directed by Hayan Miyazaki rated PG. Popcorn and juice served.


Homeschool Geography Classes at the Craftsbury Public Library  

The Craftsbury Public Library will be hosting a series of monthly homeschool classes on geography in the winter/spring of 2016.  These classes will combine direct instruction, manipulatives, games, and hands-on projects to bring an in-depth understanding of maps and geography to homeschool students.  The program is appropriate for children ages 8 through 12.

January 13 and February 10: Maps and Mapmaking
·         Explore the history of mapmaking and how a mapmaker’s worldview influences the map itself.
·         Review different types of maps, including topographical, political, physical, and road maps.
·         Practice reading a map, including the use of legends, the compass rose, latitude and longitude, and the concept of scale.
·         Examine Vermont’s location in relation to key political and physical features of the world.

March 9 and April 13: Landforms Near and Far
·         Understand the vocabulary necessary to discuss and explore landforms such as isthmus, peninsula, headwater, and delta.
·         Examine the main features of various landforms and identify ways in which landforms influence human habitats, migration, and culture.
·         Locate and compare different types of landforms throughout the world.
·         Identify and describe landforms within Vermont, including main rivers, watersheds, and mountains.

May 11: A Focus on Vermont
·         Explore the geology that created the landforms within our region.
·         Learn to read the landscape of Vermont and understand how humans have altered the landscape.
·        Examine how and why people settled, lived, and moved to and within Vermont.

Class will be held on the second Wednesday of the month from 10:00 to 12:00.  There is no cost for the programs, but class size is limited to 15 and pre-registration is required.  Contact the library at 586-9683 or craftsburylibrary@gmail.comfor availability and information.


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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