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Hot New Books

  • Stone Mattress, by Margaret Atwood
  • Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, by Chris Bohjalian
  • Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
  • The Queen of the Tearling, by Erika Johanson
  • How to Disappear, by Frank Ahearn
  • Edge of Eternity, by Ken Follett
  • The Long Way Home, by Louise Penny
  • The Story Hour, by Thrity Umrigar
  • The Homing Instinct, by Bernd Heinrich
  • Organic Mushroom Farming, by Tradd Cotter

New Popular DVDs

  • Watermark
  • Jackpot
  • Age of Uprising
  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • Chasing Shackleton
  • The Selfish Giant

Hot New Children's Books

  • Quest, by Aaron Becker
  • The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer Holm
  • Deer Dancer, by Mary Lyn Rayr
  • Pinkalicious, Soccer Star, by Victoria Kann
  • The Iron Trial, by Holly Black
  • Parrots over Puerto Rice, by Susan Roth

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Hack your Costume! October 31 2:30PM

The library will be hosting a Hack your Costume event Halloween Day from 2:30 until Trunk or Treating begins on the Common. Stop by and add an LED (or several) to your costume. Need blue glowing eyes? Yellow fairy lights? A red wand tip? We've got you covered. This will be a short and simple project- 1-5 minutes and you'll be on your way with your light up costume!

Start the Conversation on End of Life Decisions Thursday, November 6, 6:00PM

            If you were unable to speak for yourself, would your family know exactly what health care choices you would make, or would they be burdened with tough decisions?  Too often families struggle with the care and needs of a loved one at the end of life.  Few of us are adequately prepared, often delaying end-of-life planning conversations until it’s too late. The Visiting Nurse Association of Orleans & Essex Counties (OEVNA) and Lamoille Home Health & Hospice (LHHH) has partnered with Vermont’s non-profit home care and hospice agencies (VNAs of VT) and created Start the Conversation, a program that encourages families to learn and talk about end-of-life care before a health crisis or serious diagnosis arises.
            Craftsbury Public Library is hosting Lamoille Home Health & Hospice and Orleans/Essex VNA on Thursday, November 6th at 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. to share information about specialized end-of-life care options and advance directives. During this presentation you will also receive a free Conversation Guide, designed to help you begin talking about this with your family. The Start the Conversation Guide provides interactive worksheets, discussion pointers, and questionnaires to help you understand your options and talk about them with your family. This one hour free workshop begins at 6:00PM and is open to the public.
            For more information, please visit or contact Mary L. Collins at or (802)888-4651.

Tales from Tanzania, November 9 at 7PM

In July 2014, Grace Greene travelled to Tanzania on a Cultural and Wildlife Safari.  She spent two weeks with local guides, visiting the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, Oldupai Gorge, and other areas of natural beauty and abundant wildlife.  She saw elephants, zebras, lions, giraffes, and many other animals in their natural habitats.  The trip also included visits to a school, a local market, a Maasai village, and some women's collectives.
 Grace returned from her trip with extraordinary photographs and stories. She will share her photos and stories at the Craftsbury Public Library on Sunday, November 9 at 7PM.  This event is free and open to all.  For more information, contact the library at 586-9683.


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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