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.
On Thursday, July 30th at 10:30 Kim will host a watercolor class for those artists wishing to hone their skill. Class size will be limited to 4 participants so please contact us to sign up.
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!
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.
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
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
- Come on over to check out a few of many new titles of books and movies that were acquired during the past few months. We are always updating the collection with the best, most popular and noteworthy books and movies that we can find.
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.