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Self-Publishing: Two Stories April 27 7:00PM

With forty years of wilderness canoe trips as his subject, Dave Brown has amassed an extraordinary collection of photographs of a world few people have the opportunity to see.  His slideshows have a large and loyal following, but until recently, most of his photographs have only occasionally been shared with a wider audience.  With the advent of digital photography and self-publishing opportunities, Dave Brown began a new project to make his photographs more widely available.
He approached this project as he does any other project, with a methodical intent to master the skills necessary to do the highest quality work possible.  In addition to combing through his multitude of photographs, he also researched self-publishing companies, and learned about layout and design.  For over a year he gathered the material, chose his publisher, and designed a photography book to showcase some of his favorite images from his many trips.  The result is a beautiful work of art. 
His project complete, Dave Brown will share his experience in learning the ins and outs of self-publishing with the community at the Craftsbury Public Library on Sunday, April 27 at 7PM.  Dave will be joined by Stark Biddle, who has also used a self-publishing company to produce two books for his family, one a memoir and one a travel book.  Stark's book was mostly text, and Dave's book was mostly photographs, so although they used the same publishing company, their process was different to produce the work they wanted.  All three books will be available for viewing during the program.
For more information, contact the library at 586-9683 or

Babysitter Training April 26 & 27th

Craftsbury Public LIbrary will be hosting a Red Cross Babysitter's Training Course.  The training is fun and fast paced with hands on activities, exciting videos, role plays and lively discussions.  This is a FREE program open to children 11-15 yrs offered by the American Red Cross.  The session will be held April 26th and 27th 9am-12 noon each day.  Students will receive take home training materials and a training certificate from the American Red Cross.   Pre- Registration is required.  Class is limited to 12 students. Sign up early.  Call the library  at 586-9683 or email

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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