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  • Cockroaches, by Jo Nesbo
  • The Winter People, by Jennifer McMahon
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  • Out on a Limb, by Benjamin Kilham
  • The Museum of Extraordinary THings, by Alice Hoffman
  • The Pagan Lord, by Bernard Cornwall
  • The Visionist, by Rachel Urquhar
  • On Northern Waters, by David Brownt
  • On Such a Full Sea, by Chang-Rae Lee
  • The Wind is Not a RIver, by Brian Payton

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  • Locomotive, by Brian Floca
  • Our Founding Mothers, by Cokie Roberts
  • From Sap to Syrup, by Inez Snyder
  • The Impossible Knife of Memory, by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Eat Like a Bear, by April Pulley Sayre
  • Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, by George O'Connor

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Fund Raiser

Fizz, Boom, Sound Tuesday, July 29, 4:00 PM

Ages 5-12
Rachael Miller brings us experiments to explore the world of sound.  We’ll try to figure out what sound is, what sound does and how the human ear perceives it.  We’ll make a sound gun, a banger and a clanger and bounce some sound around.

Science Festival! Tuesday, August 5, 4:00 PM

Ages 1-100
Celebrate science with hands-on activities like building a circuit out of playdough, using physics to create a "lava lamp", see inside electronics, try out chemical reactions,  create giant bubbles, and more.  Free books for kids.

Beavers- Habitat Manipulators August 6, 7PM

Come to a slide/talk presentation on the history and biology of beavers and their habitat conflicts with humans by Skip Lisle, Wildlife Biologist, of Beavers Deceivers International. Sponsored with the Hosmer Ponds Watershed Initiative and the Craftsbury Outdoor Center.

Spy Stories Wednesday, August 13, 7PM

Tom Twetten retired from the CIA in 1995, having started his career as a field case officer in Africa and rising to be head of American covert collection, CIA's Deputy Director for Operations. He held that position at the end of the Cold War, and redirected the service to engage new priorities including the countering of terrorism and of narcotics. He plans to tell some stories based on his 34 years of experience, and reflect on the state of American intelligence following our recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Aunt Alice, Holocaust Survivor-Sunday, August 17 7:00 PM

Alice was a Holocaust survivor who was put on a Kindertransport just before she turned 16.  Watch the film and join in a discussion led by her niece Peggy Sapphire.


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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