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  • The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro
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Senior Project Presentation: Medical Services Assisting Relief Work With Olivia Jones April 6

Hi! My name is Olivia Jones and I’m a senior at Craftsbury Academy. Every year, each senior has an intensive study called a "Senior Project:" A year-long assignment on a topic of our choice. My topic is "Medical Services Assisting Relief Work," especially focusing on Syrian Refugees.

Volunteering and community efforts have been a big part of my life, living in a small town. I aspire to volunteer on a larger scale when I'm older, after I graduate nursing school and I hope to be able to travel and help people through programs like Doctors Without Borders, which I have set up a GoFundMe site for to go along with my Senior Project and presentation.

On April 6th I will be presenting my project at the Craftsbury Public Library and I hope you are able to join and raise awareness. Thank you, Olivia.

National Library Week Celebration April 11-15

Stop by the Craftsbury Public Library during National Library Week (April 10-15) and enter a raffle to win a free pizza from the C Village Store or the Craftsbury General Store.  Anyone who uses the library can enter, one entry per person per day.  The drawing will be held during Lego Club on Friday, April 15.

Learning Starts Day One April 15 10:00AM

Let's Grow Kids partners with the Craftsbury Public Library for the Week of the Young Child. During story time, a representative from Let's Grow Kids will give a presentation on the importance of the first years and Vermont's child care challenges.

Celebrate Peru with Rosa Socia April 19

Rosa Socia will lead school aged children in Peruvian cultural activities. 5PM at the library.

Spring Bird Walk with Dave Brown May 15

Local naturalist, woodworker, explorer, and library volunteer Dave Brown will host a spring bird walk on Sunday, May 15.  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.

Earth Art Designs with Jen McKenzie April 23

Join Jen on Saturday morning to create some mosaic earth art, using natural and found materials. SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD 10-11:30AM children 5 and up

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.
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.  Please contact the library at 586-9683 if you have questions.


The Beauty and Wonder of Clouds June 5

The Beauty and Wonder of Clouds is a photographic presentation on clouds by Marie LaPre Grabon. 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. Sunday, June 5th from 5-6PM.


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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