Once again we thank Esther Fishman for showing her amazing pastels and intricate collages in the Janeway Wing of the library.
This exhibit can be viewed during library hours and we ask that everyone wear a face covering and keep a social distance from others. The library is one of the safer places that you can visit as there are generally no more than 5 people here at any one time.
We hope that you will stop by and see Esther's wonderful art work while you check out some books or movies!
A PRIVATE CATHEDRAL – JAMES LEE BURKE
JACK – MARILYNNE ROBINSON
THE SICILIAN METHOD – ANDREA CAMILLERI
ANIXIOUS PEOPLE – FREDRIK BACKMAN
FAIR WARNING – MICHAEL CONNNELLY
TOO MANY BEARS! – DONATED BY MARIKE WESTBERG
There are lots of great movies for children and adults here to borrow also!
Witches, goblins and all sorts of creepy fairytale creatures WANTED. All are welcome to visit the library on Saturday, October 31. Candy and free kids books will be available all day by the library book return box. If you come over between 10 am and 1 pm the library will be open for you to check out special Halloween books. Distancing and face coverings will be requested for everyone's safety.
While you are here you can read our latest outdoor STORYWALK (c.) ALL YEAR ROUND, written and charmingly illustrated by Emilie Leduc. The fun STORYWALK concept was created by Anne Ferguson of Montepelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
We thank the VT Dept of Libraries for providing the laminated pages for this story and to Barb and Bob Wells for installing it. ALL YEAR ROUND will not be taken down until the middle of November.
THE BOOK OF TWO WAYS - JODI PICOULT
FAIR WARNING - MICHAEL CONNELLEY
THE EVENING AND THE MORNING - KEN FOLLETT
THE ORPHAN'S GUILT - ARCHER MAYOR
ALLL THE DEVILS ARE HERE - LOUISE PENNY
SQUEEZE ME - CARL HIAASEN
CASTE: THE ORIGINS OF OUR DISCONTENT - ISABEL WILKINSON
MIGRATIONS - CHARLOTTE MCCONAGHY
TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH - MARY TRUMP PHD.
WHEN WE BELIEVED IN MERMAIDS - BARBARA O'NEAL
RAGE - BOB WOODWARD
BEGIN AGAIN JAMES BALDWIN'S AMERICA... - EDDIE S. GLAUDE JR.
THE SOUTH LONDONDERRY FREE LIBRARY
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We are open Wed. Thurs. Fri. from 10 to 5 and Saturdays we are here from 10 am to 1 pm.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Come to the library to view the outstanding watercolor paintings of Kim Eng Yeo. Kim studied art in Bangkok, Singapore and New York City. She has displayed and sold her magnificent paintings worldwide. On display are intricate still life and floral arrangements that can be seen Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 -5 or on Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm. Kim has generously offered to give 50% of her proceeds to the library.
We ask that you wear a face covering and keep a social distance while in the library. Please make time to come on over and see this special exhibit. All are welcome!
A PIECE OF THE WORLD and BIRD IN HAND – CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE
Stop by and check out some recent new acquisitions of books and movies.
Some titles include AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins, THE GUEST BOOK by Sarah Blake and LATE MIGRATIONS by Margaret Renkl. BOMBER'S MOON by Vermont author, Archer Mayor has been replaced and is now available. EMILY MASON, To Another Place is a contemporary art book that was donated by the Brattleboro Museum.
NEW MOVIES are: PARASITE, THE DURRELLS IN CORFU, INDIAN SUMMERS, and JOKER.
If there is a book or a movie that is not part of our collection, I will search for it via the Inter-library-loan system that gives us access to all the Libraries, Colleges and Elementary Schools in this wonderful state of Vermont.
On Saturday, February 8th at 10:30 artist, Casey Junker Bailey, will be on hand to help children of all ages make beautiful Valentines for friends and family. All are welcome!
On display through the middle of March are the beautiful oil paintings by Nancy Calicchio. These landscapes are of Vermont scenes and reveal the artist's fascination with the natural world.
Nancy is mostly self-taught and she paints outdoors deftly capturing the sky, hills, fields, streams and farms through the seasons. This exhibit is a delight to show and we think that you will appreciate Nancy's talent and expertise when you visit.
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!
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!
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.
We have many new movies on DVD thanks to donations by Helen Hamman and Peter Isakson,
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.
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!
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!