Thanks to the generosity of The Stratton Foundation and The Thrifty Attic, the library has acquired a new state of the arts Learning Center computer for pre-schoolers through age 10. We thank Stratton and The Thrifty to be able to share with all children this wonderful, fun learning tool!
Simple Gifts Workshop for Kids
The South Londonderry Free Library is celebrating the holidays with a special workshop for children on Saturday, December 7th at 10:30 a.m. In this workshop, which has been held annually for over 20 years, children are invited to celebrate the season by making special presents for family and friends with artist Casey Junker Bailey.
All are welcome!
Esther Fishman is the guest artist for November and December. Esther will be showing her multi-media works of art beginning November 15. On display will be her outstanding pastels, collages, jewelry and unique ornaments. There will be an artist’s reception on Saturday, November 16th from 10:30 to noon.
Casey Junker Bailey will work her magic for a pre-Thanksgiving celebration on Saturday, November 23rd at 10:30. Children of all ages are invited to come on over to express what they are grateful for and make a Thanksgiving decoration.
While you are here check out some of our new books: The Deserter by perennial favorite, Nelson DeMille; The Guardians by John Grisham; One Good Deed by David Baldacci; The World We Knew by Alice Hoffman; The Bomber’s Moon by Vermont author, Archer Mayor; The Dutch House, a book group favorite by Ann Patchett; Bloody Genius by John Sandford; or The Body: A Guide for Occupants by humorist, Bill Bryson.
Thanks to John Specker for entertaining all the books purchasers who came out for out for our Book Sale October 26th. John’s amazing banjo playing was a treat for all of us.
You never know what surprises you are going to discover at Your library!
Be sure to visit Booth 21 at the Peru Fair on Saturday, September 28th. The Library will be selling Vintage, Re-purposed, Hand-crafted books at this fun event.
On Saturday, October 12th between 10 am and 1 pm, the Library will be holding its annual BOOK FAIR AND SALE. Quality books in all categories will be available at very reasonable prices. Hundreds of fiction, non-fiction, art books, cook books, gardening books, biographies and children's books are some of the offerings. There are 2 full book cases of antique books that were published in the 1800s which are in amazing condition.
Apple donuts and cider will be served. Come on over and support your Library!
Some recent acquisitions include CHANCES ARE by Richard Russo, CALL SIGN CHAOS by Jim Mattis, AUNTIE POLDI AND THE FRUITS OF THE LORD (called the Miss Marple of Sicily), OLD BONES by Douglass Preston and A BETTER MAN by Louise Penny.
If you are a fan of Andrea Camilleri you will like to check out the video featuring Inspector Detective Montalbano.
Stop by and check out some of our recent acquisitions: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert, The Body in the Castle Well by Martin Walker, Death in Provence by Serena Kent, The Department of Sensitive Crimes by Alexander McCall Smith (this one takes place in Sweden) Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Wiener or Refuge by Alan Gratz.
We have many new movies on DVD thanks to donations by Helen Hamman and Peter Isakson,
Come to the library during library hours to view the eclectic artwork of local resident, Walter Knowles. On display are mixed-media paintings of Venice, Italy as well as seascapes, landscapes, portraits and whimsical animal pictures.
Walter had an interest in art since he was 5 years old and painting became a lifelong endeavor. He has not had that many exhibits of his work, so make sure that you don't miss this one.
July events for kids of all ages presented by Linda Schroeder are:
Monday, July 8th at 3 pm - ICE CREAM CELEBRATION
Friday, July 19th at 2 pm - celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the MOON LANDING
Friday, July 26th at 1 pm - Have a WILD & CRAZY HAIR time
Wednesday, July 31st at 1 pm - ROCKIN' RON, THE FRIENDLY PIRATE will entertain all with music and inter-active songs. This show will be held at the Londonderry Town Assembly Room, just up the street from the library.
While you are here check out some of our new books: THE PIONEERS by David McCullough; THE BROKEN WINDOW, A Lincoln Rhyme mystery by Jeffery Deaver; SAVE ME THE PLUMS by Ruth Reichl, A memoir of her time with Gourmet Magazine; THE DUMMY LINE by Bobby Cole; REDEMPTION by David Baldacci and THE CORNWALLS ARE GONE by James Patterson.
South Londonderry Free Library
15 Old School Street, South Londonderry
June 22, 10:00-12:00 - Summer Reading Kickoff - Balloon Animals – Come to the library for an animal of your choice. While at the library pick up your summer reading packet and join in on all the fun!
Story Time Programs
Programs include stories, songs, finger plays, games and a related craft.
June 28, 2:00 - Rocket into Space August 9, 1:00 – The Planets
July 8, 3:00 – Ice Cream Celebration August 14, 2:00 -Sharks & Shells
July 19, 2:00 – Moon Landing August 26, 1:00 – National Dog Day
July 26, 1:00 – Wild & Crazy Hair
“Craft on the Go” – Stop by the library each week to pick up a craft to take home. All you need is glue.
ROCKIN' RON, THE FRIENDLY PIRATE OF THE UNIVERSE:
This special event will be held at the
Londonderry Town Meeting Room
100 Old School Street, South Londonderry
July 31, 1:00 – Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate of the Universe
Rock along with Rockin’ Ron’s happy interactive pirate tunes!
Stop in and check out some of our recent acquisitions:
THE EMERALD MILE by Kevin Fedarko, a true story about a small boat rocketing down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, WASHINGTON BLACK by Esi Eduugyan, one the the New York Times Best Books of the Year, WILD CARD by Stuart Woods - more adventures of Stone Barrington who hob-nobs with the rich and famous, SEA PEOPLE: the Puzzle of Polynesia, A FRIEND IS A GIFT YOU GIVE YOURSELF by William Boyle - a Mafia mystery or WOLF PACK: A Joe Pickett novel by perennial favorite, C. J. Box.
THE BOOK OF PONIES, 1 IS NO FUN BUT 20 IS PLENTY, COLORS and THE PEA PATCH JIG or check out the movie Kermit's Swamp Years.
While you are here don't forget to view Kim Eng Yeo's lovely, masterful watercolor exhibit.
If you are interested in participating in a new book group to be held at the library, give us a call and let us know what day and time you can participate.
Reading records, bookmarks and stickers are available so your children can keep track of what they read during the summer months. This year's summer theme is A UNIVERSE OF STORIES and we will be having programs for the kiddies related to that as well as other fun things. These story-times and activities will be presented by an experienced former Children's Librarian, Linda Schroeder through August 26th.
On Wednesday, July 31st at 1 pm ROCKIN' RON, THE FRIENDLY PIRATE will be at the Londonderry Town meeting room to regale all with music, stories and songs. So come on over Mateys and sing along with pirate tunes.
There is an opportunity for musicians of all ages and level to Jam with renowned fiddler, Ida Mae Specker on Wednesday, August 7th from 4 to 6 pm. BRING AN INSTRUMENT and join the fun!
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The guest artist for the months of May and June is Kim Eng Yeo. Kim is an amazing watercolorist and her botanical-like paintings are outstanding. She has very kindly offered to present a free watercolor class to artists or aspiring artists of all abilities on Wednesday, May 15th from 3 to 4:30. Space is limited so please call the library at 824-3371 to sign up.
You can view her exhibit anytime during library hours. Here are our NEW HOURS: We are now open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 5 pm. Due to lack of patronage on Wednesday evenings we will no longer be open 7 to 9 pm. Saturdays will remain the same – from 10 am to 1 pm.
If you would like to participate in the wonderful world of books and have a few hours a week to spare, consider becoming a library volunteer. Please call Mary at 824-3371 if you are interested.
We would like to remind you that the Vermont Department of Libraries offers Audio Books, Magazines and LARGE PRINT books mailed to you for free through its special services. Call 1-800-479-1711, Email LIB.AbleLibrary@vermont.gov or visit their website at libraries.vermont.gov/able library.
If you are house-bound and would like someone to bring you books, movies or magazines from our own libraries’ collection, please call 824-3371 and we will see what arrangements can be made.
On Saturday, May 11th at 10:30, Casey Junker Bailey will present a creative workshop to celebrate Mother’s Day. Children of all ages are invited to come to the library and make a special gift for Mom.
Come to the Library on Saturday, April 27th to celebrate spring with spring stories and a planting workshop. Join art teacher Casey Junker Bailey at 10:30 to decorate pots, plant seeds and create your own rainbow of spring colors.
Happy Springtime to everyone! Stop in and check out some of our spring-related books. For children: AND THEN IT’S SPRING, BABY LOVES SPRING, SIGNS OF SPRING or LAUGHING TOMATOES AND OTHER SPRING POEMS. Adults might like to borrow SKETCHING OUTDOORS IN
Newly Acquired Books & Movies
THE LOST GIRL by Carol Drinkwater, THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris, THE GENTLE ART OF SWEDISH DEATH CLEANING by Margareta Magnusson, THE GOLDEN STATE by Lydia Kiesling, BLINDSIDED by Richard M. Cohen, UNTO US A SON IS GIVEN by Donna Leon, SUMMER OF HUMMINGBIRDS by Christopher Bentley, SAY NOTHING by Patrick Radden Keefe and BLACK DIAMOND by Martin Walker.
New Movies: BLACKKLANSMAN, GREEN BOOK, GET OUT, A STAR IS BORN
LEADERSHIP IN TURBULENT TIMES by Doris Kearns Goodwin, MILKMAN by Anna Burns, THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES by Michael McCurdy, IQ by Joe Ide, THERE THERE by Tammy Orange, JANE AND THE WATERLOO MAP by Stephanie Barron, THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD by J. K. Rowling, IN THE MIDST OF WINTER by Isabel Allende, THE SUMMER WIVES by Beatriz Williams, CLOCK DANCE by Anne Tyler, THE NEW IBERIA BLUES by James Lee Burke, THE FULL VERMONTY by Bill Mares, A WELL BEHAVED WOMAN by Therese Anne Fowler, BECOMING by Michelle Obama and IN A HOUSE OF LIES by Ian Rankin.
LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE, ANIMAL FAMILIES, I AM A BUNNY, Lift the Flat KITTEN, PENGUIN’S SURPRISE, ALL ABOUT BIRDS FOR KIDS, MILK AND COOKIES, LONG IS A DRAGON, SKIPPYJON JONES IN MUMMY TROUBLE, HU IS A TIGER, THE BUTTERFLY’S DREAM and LITTLE CHICK’S BIG DAY.
MORE NEW BOOKS!
New Books: AN ANONYMOUS GIRL by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen, WOMEN ROWING NORTH by Mary Pipher, ELENOR OLIPHANT is completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, THE NIGHT TIGER by Yangsze Choo, BLACK LEOPARD RED WOLF by Marlon James, THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides, DEVOTIONS by Mary Oliver, FIRE & BLOOD by George R.R. Martin, MAID by Stephanie Land, WOMEN ROWING NORTH by Mary Pipher and THE LOST GIRLS OF PARIS by Pam Jenoff.
New Movies: THE WIFE, BLACK PANTHER, THE BOOKSHOP, ISLE OF DOGS and BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a free program on Saturday, March 16th at 10:30. Artist Casey Junker Bailey, who has toured Ireland many times will present a hands on workshop for kids of all ages. Children will learn about fairy lore and have the opportunity to make their own elves and fairies, along with fairy accessories. Each child will also bring home a decorated bag of fairy dust!
While you are here you can view Esther Fishman's art exhibit that is on display until the end of the month. Amazing pastels of local scenes, intricate miniature collages, ornaments and jewelry are for sale and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the library. Or, we have thousands of gently used books of quality that you could buy for the reader in your family.
A very special Christmas tree fashioned entirely out of books was a highlight to all who visited when Santa was here. On that day, Casey Junker Bailey presented another fun program for children and the kids made a unique gift to bring home.
The tree will be on display through January 6th.
The staff and Trustees of Your Library wish everyone Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Kwanza and whatever way you celebrate the season. Wishing everyone peace, love and joy in the New Year.
lBHUTAN AND NEPAL - SHANGRI-LA AWAKENS
Currently showing in the Janeway Wing of the library are outstanding pictures of Bhutan and Nepal photographed and displayed by world-traveler, Paul E. Myers. The Himalayan scenery is stunning and the people are inventive and lively. Stop in and view some images of the people and places of these astonishing countries.
On Wednesday, June 27th at 7 pm there will be an artist's reception. Paul will give a talk and guide you through the places he has visited. There will be refreshments and time for questions and comments after his presentation. All are welcome.
BALLOON CREATIONS - COME TO THE LIBRARY ON Saturday, June 30th between 10:30 and 12:30. Linda Schroeder will make you a critter, a flower, a sword or something else you might request.
Pick up complimentary reading records, bookmarks and tattoos that feature the summer reading programs theme LIBRARIES ROCK!
Children ages 6 through 12 are welcome to put their name and contact info in a jar for a drawing to free entry to the Rutland State Fair that runs August 14th to August 18th.
KICKOFF FOR SUMMER READING AND CELEBRATION OF FATHER'S DAY
The South Londonderry Free Library is celebrating the arrival of summer with a Summer Reading Kickoff and A Day for Dad’s on Saturday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m..
Join Casey Junker Bailey as she launches this year’s reading program for kids: Libraries Rock! During the same program we’ll also celebrate dads that rock by making cards and gifts for the gentlemen in our lives. As always, the program is free of charge and appropriate for children of all ages. For more information, contact the Library at 824-3371.
On exhibit during the month of May is a unique show of postage stamps from around the world and the United States, presented by Bill Barclay of the Vermont Philatelic Society. Displayed are Italian stamps dated from 1863 to 1927, postage stamps of Pakistan and U.S. Commemorative Stamps from 1971 to 1968.
Come to the library on Saturday, May 12th at 10:30 to celebrate Mother’s Day with artist, Casey Junker Bailey. Children of all ages are invited come over to make a special homemade Mother’s Day card, crafted with love.
On Wednesday May 23rd at 2 p.m. there will be a Mindful Meditation Class with Cheryl Wilfong who is a Community Dharma Leader as well as a Master Gardener and an accomplished author of many gardening books. While you are here you can check out her books GARDEN WISDOM or the MEDITATIVE GARDENER. All are welcome.
Vermont author, Dean Whitlock, will be at the South Londonderry Depot on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:30 pm. Dean will read from his latest book FINN’S CLOCK and show slides about the history behind the story which takes place in Boston Harbor in 1853. This event is sponsored by the South Londonderry Free Library and the Londonderry Arts and Historical Society.
Some new books are The Fallen by David Baldacci, The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, 21 Days by Anne Perry, City of Endless Night by Douglas J. Preston, Les Parisiennes by Anne Sebba, The Girl With Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee, a beautiful artbook about Fra Angelico donated by Richard Barr and VERMONT An Outsider’s Inside View.
For Children: Click, Clack, Moo, I Love You, Wolf in the Snow, A Different Pond and Big Cat, Little Cat.
New Movies include Phantom Thread, The Book Thief, Monuments Men, The Butler, The Darkest Hour, The Shape of Water and The Post.
Endgame by Ahmet Allan
Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman
Rooster Bar by John Grisham
End Game by David Baldacci
The Midnight Line by Lee Child
The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
The Switch by Joseph Finder
Beautiful Animals by Lawrence Osborne
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Up in the Air
The Squid and the Whale
In Harm’s Way
Audio Books on Compact Disc:
Still Foolin’ ‘Em with Billy Crystal
The Sorceress – Michael Scott
Killing Kennedy - Bill O’Reilly
The Children of Hurin – A Tolkien Story
JFK’S Last Hundred Days – Thurston Clarke
The Black Dahlia – James Ellroy
Tick-Tock - James Patterson
Scat – Carl Hiaason
March – Geraldine Brooks
Zero Day – David Baldacci
Plague Ship – Clive Cussler
SOUTH LONDONDERRY FREE LIBRARY
World traveler Carol Barclay is back and willing to instruct knitters again on Wednesday evenings between 7 and 9 pm. Come on over and Sit and Knit with Carol or as the Brits say: “Knit and Natter”. Knitters and crocheting aficionados from beginners to the accomplished are welcome.
On Saturday March 10th at 10:30 Casey Junker Bailey will present a pre-St. Patrick’s Day program entitled Irish Elves and Fairy Tales. You will explore the fairy culture of Ireland and make a fairy, fairy accessories and have a fairy tea. Children of all ages are invited.
Currently showing in the Janeway Wing are decorative wreaths designed by Hope Richardson. Hope’s creations are made from nature’s bounty from fields, woods and gardens as well as found objects from around the house and thrift stores. Stop by and see this exhibit during library hours. All wreaths are for sale and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the library.
A new book group is forming at the library. Please call Mary at 824-3371 or email us if you would be interested in participating in monthly discussions to be tentatively held on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday afternoon. Let us know what day and time works for you.
Stop by and check out some of our recent book acquisitions:
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Tell No One by Harlan Coben
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Washington’s Spies by Alexander Rose
Dance of the Jakaranda by Peter Kimani
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith
American Kingpin by Nick Bilton
Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
The Dark Flood Rises by Margaret Drabble
SHELBURNE FARMS House, Gardens Farm and Barns – A beautiful Vermont book - by Glenn Suokko
Alligators Make the BEST Moms by our very own local author – Steve Swinburne
Click, Clack, Peep! Olivia Goes to Venice, I’m A Tiger Too! What Do You Do With An Idea? Dragons Love Tacos, Charlie’s Boat, Grow! Raise! Catch! A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Kids, The Girl Who Drank the Moon and Radiant Child
New to the Library - Movie Titles on DVD:
Adventures of Topper
Bowling for Columbine
Tai Chi for Arthritis
Little Miss Sunshine
About 50 video DVDs were recently donated and we invite you to come over and check them out. Many are well known and well-acted movies and TV series from the not too distant past. If you enjoyed The Beverly Hillbillies, 24, Six Feet Under, Lost, Johnny Carson, Mr. Selfridge, M*A*S*H or Mad Men – you can watch them all again, or for the first time.
Ladies in Lavender starring both Judi Dench and Maggie Smith
Jane Austen’s Persuasion and Pride & Prejudice
Pirates of the Caribbean
Saving Private Ryan
Both the old and new versions of Titanic
Lonesome Dove (mini-series)
We Were Soldiers
The Truman Show with Jim Carrey
The Life of Pi
Sully with Tom Hanks
Little Miss Sunshine
House of Spies by Daniel Silva
Our Revolution by Bernie Sanders
Knife Creek by Paul Doiron
The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz
The Fix by David Baldacci
Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
I’d Die for You by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Store by James Patterson
Unbelievable: My Front- row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in America History by Katie Tur
A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carre
Rooster Bar by John Grisham
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Al Franken Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a … by Mark Manson
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly
I’d Die for You and other Lost Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Black Book by James Patterson
Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben
Golden Prey by John Sandford.
What Do You Do With An Idea?
Olivia Goes to Venice and Olivia the Spy
Dragons Love Tacos
Grow! Raise! Catch!
Granite Iditarod Champions by Susan Butcher
There’s Nothing to Do! By Dev Petty.
Recently Donated Movie Titles:
Ocean’s Eleven, Seabiscuit, Casino Royale, Fahrenheit 9/11, The King’s Speech, National Treasure, Valentine’s Day, The Bourne Identity, Office Space, October Sky, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Lost:The complete first season, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Fat Albert, Wallace and Gromit, American Dreamz, Up in the Air, 4 Movie Romantic Comedies, and All About Astronauts: All About Cowboys.
The South Londonderry Free Library is excited to announce the launch of its brand new website!
Library patrons are now able to browse the library's catalog via the LibraryWorld Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC). Patron will also be able to place holds on items from OPAC. The website also features a calendar of upcoming events and programs, a News blog feed, and detailed descriptions of the many services offered by the library.
We wanted to create a website that would help our library user easily access our Online Public Access Catalog, as well as all of the other amazing services our library has to offer.
Our hope is that our website will help make our library more accessible to our patrons and library lovers just passing through. We'd also like to give a special thank you to Rural Techies for building us this lovely website!
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