"Where We Live"
Apr
14
to Apr 23

"Where We Live"

 “Where We Live" will be on display through April 23.  This show features a collection of 20 photographs by John Duffy, of South Royalton, Vt.

The photographs, on 3/16-inch black gatorboard, portray the natural beauty inherent in the White River Valley. A majority of the proceeds from print sales will benefit Royalton Community Radio and the Tunbridge Library.

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Where to find Last Minute Tax Help
Apr
12
to Apr 14

Where to find Last Minute Tax Help

The library staff can only help provide tax forms-- not assistance on filing taxes. HOWEVER:

If you (or someone you know) is still trying to figure your taxes, there may be free assistance (from a real person!) available through VITA (the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program). 

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/free-tax-return-preparation-for-you-by-volunteers

        This is for people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.  There are sessions at:

Brown Public Library (Northfield) from 4-7 pm Thursday April 12;

Capstone Community Action in Barre from 9-3 and 4-7pm on Thursday, April 12; 

Capstone Community Action in Barre from 10-2 Saturday, April 14.

This link can give you more details on these sites. 

    No appointment is needed, but be sure to bring all the documents necessary. You might not be alone... arrive early!

 

 

 

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Story Hour: FROGS!
Apr
7
9:00 AM09:00

Story Hour: FROGS!

This Saturday (April 7) at 9am we’ll be having our next Story Hour.  Families with children of all ages are invited to join Mariah for stories, activities, and a snack, all in celebration of “Frogs.”  Here’s hoping for warmth to bring the peepers out soon!

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Next Book Discussion: "Into Thin Air"
Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

Next Book Discussion: "Into Thin Air"

You're invited to a book discussion of "Into Thin Air" by Jon Krakauer.   Grit your teeth for this grueling and thought-provoking true story describes how a recreational tour of Mount Everest for amateur climbers went horribly wrong. 

This is one of an ongoing series of discussions, encompassing fictional and non-fictional literature, that is set in mountainous environments. Have a recommendation for the Upper Valley Mountain Literature Society? Feel free to visit the website uvmls.blogspot.com, or reach out to discussion leader, Wright Frost at wrifro@gmail.com.

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Story Hour: Planting Seeds
Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

Story Hour: Planting Seeds

It's time to start seeds...  indoors!  This Saturday (March 10) at 9 am , families with children of all ages are invited to join us for Story Hours celebrating "Planting Seeds." Mariah and the crew invite you to share planting activities, stories, and a light snack. 

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Art Exhibit: "Before the Storm"
Feb
23
to Mar 7

Art Exhibit: "Before the Storm"

The solo show "Before the Storm" by artist Jennifer Palkowski Jacques, of Barre, Vt., is to be on display at the Tunbridge Public Library from Jan. 24 through March 7, 2018. 

Contemporary painter Jennifer Palkowski Jacques has been a passionate artist since childhood, encouraged and educated by her late grandmother Ruth Henson. Fascinated with death, dying, spirits and horror, Jennifer combines her interest in dark and eerie concepts with her love of natural beauty in her paintings. 

In Jennifer’s “Before the Storm” exhibition, she displays original technique in her new series of abstract landscapes. A series provoking the emotions within the cold and dark winter months, and a reflection of her personal journey ahead. The artist’s  classically, monochromatic palette is inspired by the artist’s love of old black and white  photography and the hues in nature. 

Jennifer attended CCV where she studied Visual Art, and completed courses such as Art History, Printmaking, Death & Dying, Studio Art, and Color Theory.

She currently resides in Barre with her husband, Jackson, their cat Lux and dog Rosie. 

Jennifer has exhibited her work at several Vermont venues or galleries, including The Black Krim Tavern, Downtown Deli, The Kimball Gallery in Randolph, Espresso Bueno in Barre, Bohemian Bread in Marshfield, Capitol Grounds, The Shoe Horn, The Drawing Board in Montpelier and Battery Street Jeans in Burlington.  Jennifer has also performed as a live painter on stage for the band KuFui.

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Winter Evening with Bridget Butler
Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

Winter Evening with Bridget Butler

Bridget Butler, known as VPR’s 'Bird Diva,' will speak on “Bird is a Verb” this Friday at 7 p.m.

 A naturalist for more than 20 years, she says, “My passion is protecting birds and their habitats through outreach, conservation and citizen science.”

Butler will share tips and tricks for bird identification, talk about equipment and resources, teach participants about birding by ear, and describe various natural communities for different suites of birds.  Refreshments will be served. 

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Classic Movie Matinee
Apr
15
3:30 PM15:30

Classic Movie Matinee

Postponed till April 15-- come see another classic movie return to the silver screen. Selected by Euclid Farnham, this film earned Humphrey Bogart his only Oscar. Bogart collaborated with his friend John Huston (director) and costar Katherine Hepburn to make an unforgettable picture.

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Cartoon Workshop
Apr
15
10:30 AM10:30

Cartoon Workshop

All artists who are young at heart (8 and up) are invited to gather to share cartoons, graphic novels, and make new art of our own!  We are currently working on a collaborative story of superheroes-- to be made into a short film. Join us for good company and an exciting adventure in creativity!

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Art Reception: "Adventures in Weaving"
Apr
9
3:00 PM15:00

Art Reception: "Adventures in Weaving"

"Adventures in Weaving," a show by Susan Rockwell, will be on display at the Tunbridge Public Library from April 7 until May 19, 2017. An opening reception is to be held on Sunday, April 9, from 3-5 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Rockwell, of Braintree, Vt., is active in the Vermont Weavers Guild and is Past President of the New England Weavers Seminar.  She has been teaching weaving classes for over 30 years at weaving guilds, regional weaving conferences and craft schools. Rockwell has exhibited and won awards for her weaving and juried numerous weaving shows. 

“Adventures in Weaving” presents the variety of colors and structures that weaving allows. Each piece presented a challenge with many being experiments. "As a weaver I have always been intrigued by the endless variety created when one thread crosses another," Rockwell said. "Weaving gives me the opportunity to work with just such a variety of structures creating many different designs in many different colors."

The library is located on 289 Route 110 in the center of Tunbridge village, across from the Post Office, about five miles north of Route 14. The library’s hours are Monday and Wednesday, 3-8 p.m., Thursday and Friday, 3-6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call librarian Jean Wolfe at 802-889-9404 for more information.

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Felicity Swayze: "Everyone Has a Story to Tell"
Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

Felicity Swayze: "Everyone Has a Story to Tell"

Felicity Swayze will read from her recently published personal memoir.  In August, 1940, England is at war.   Her young father, fearing an imminent German invasion, suddenly decides to send his wife, and twin children to safety in America.   Their lives change forever.  Felicity writes of their desperate wartime odyssey, years filled with uncertainty, constant change, virtual homelessness.  She will also discuss the challenges and pleasures of writing in the memoir genre.  She will touch as well on the practicalities of publication for a first time author.  

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Fiber Crafters Unite!
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Fiber Crafters Unite!

 Are you a fiber crafter looking for a crafting community or a helpful friend?  Bring your current project and join us at the Tunbridge Library on Wednesday, April 5 from 6-8 p.m. for fiber crafting, a hot drink, and warm companionship.  The library will be open, so feel free to browse during your breaks from your work session.

    

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Our Hands on the Land: Planning for Wildlife
Aug
4
6:30 PM18:30

Our Hands on the Land: Planning for Wildlife

       Do we know the wealth of wildlife that we have in our hills and valleys? What wildlife is at risk here, and how can we plan to maintain healthy habitat and strong ecosystems in our region?          

       Biologist Monica Przyperhart from VT Fish & Wildlife will give us an overview with her presentation: "Planning for Wildlife: Recognizing local habitat and taking steps to maintain it."

       She'll focus on habitat in the towns of Tunbridge, Strafford, Royalton, and Sharon. And we'll learn about online tools such as BioFInder, which can help identify Vermont lands and waters that support high priority ecosystems, natural communities, habitats and species.    

     By the end we'll all have a richer picture of the wildlife around us (both abundant and rare), how our land use choices affect wildlife, and how we can all plan as a community to keep wildlife habitat thriving for future years and coming generations.

      Refreshments will be offered afterward-- please feel free to bring some of your favorite cookies or other treats to share. This event is co-sponsored by the Tunbridge Planning Commission and the Tunbridge Library.

 

 

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Race to Read:  Thunder Road Racers pumped on Books
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Race to Read: Thunder Road Racers pumped on Books

The Tunbridge Library kicks off its Summer Program for young readers and their families on Tuesday, June 21 at 6pm. 

   The theme this year is: "Get Ready, Set... Read!"   To that end, we welcome representatives from Race to Read who love stock car racing as much as they enjoy reading!  Peyton and Reilly Lanphear (#20 & #21 Street Stock) are two young women from Harwood Union High School who will talk about reading this summer -- and their own experience racing at Thunder Road. They will be joined by Al Maynard (#10 Street Stock) a teacher at UVM.  

  Come hear about their adventures, get a close look at their rigs, and find out how you can enter the Race to Read. Over the summer, every reader can earn a chance to sign one of these cars racing at Thunder Road! 

   The Summer Reading program will continue with programs on Thursdays at 6, starting this comingJune 23 with a Read-a-thon. How many books can we all read in just one hour?  Come and find out!

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