Events at the Tunbridge Library
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.
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!
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The show "National Park Landscapes: Celebrating National Park Service Centennial 2016" by South Royalton, Vt., painter Joan Hoffman is to be on display at the Tunbridge Public Library from March 15 to May 12, 2016. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, March 20, from 2-4 p.m.
Hoffmann has has painted in over 25 National Parks from the Billings Farm to Yosemite National Park. Her oil, “Sentinel Rock” was recently acquired by the Yosemite Museum. This exhibit celebrates the diverse landscapes that the Park Service protects: "for the enjoyment of all." Included are her large oils which were inspired from small plein air studies painted in these parks. Some of the images include Point Reyes National Seashore, California, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina, Continental Divide Trail, Colorado, Capitol Reef, Utah and The Billings Farm, Vermont. Some of the small oils will also be in the exhibit. In addition to painting and teaching she serves on the Upper Valley Sierra Club Excom and she works to preserve the wild landscapes that she so loves to paint. A small color catalog of her works will be for sales as are her paintings.
Hoffmann oil paints landscapes en plein air. Her impressionistic oils evoke a poetic sense of place. This exhibit celebrates the National Park Centennial in 2016. National Parks, Trails, Monuments, Recreation Areas, Historic Sites and Wild and Scenic Rivers and our American free spirit go hand in hand.
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, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call librarian Jean Wolfe at 802-889-9404 for more information.
Join us this Friday (March 18) the Winter Evenings series concludes with an evening with actor, director, and entertainer George Woodard. When he is not working his dairy farm in Waterbury, George has produced and directed plays and films across the region. This Friday he will share the story of making the feature-length film “The Summer of Walter Hacks,” the tale of a boy coming of age in rural Vermont during the 1950s. All attending will be treated to his latest short film, “The Bad Robbers.” This is free to the public, with refreshments following.
Pasture Productions is the independent film arm of George's Woodchuck Theatre Company. You can read a little about the making of "The Summer of Walter Hacks" here, and you can even see a sweet trailer that gives you a flavor of the film here.
("The Summer of Walter Hacks" is coming to the Tunbridge Town Hall the afternoon of April 2!)
Have you finished a book over vacation? Grab one quick and start your adventure!
(If you can't find a good one, we can help with that!)
Then bring it to the Library on Sunday for our Winter Reading Celebration.
We'll share our thoughts on the books we have read before we enjoy games, movies, and pizza!! Movie for ages 6 and under will begin at 5pm, followed by pizza, and the movie for older readers. Entire families are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Want to come? Have questions? Shoot us an email or call us during library hours so we can make sure we have enough pizza!
Cartoon Workshops are held every other Saturday from 10:30 to Noon (February 27, March 12, March 26). This Saturday, some of us will be working on Scenery for our cartoon characters to frolic in, and some of us may choose to put some time to the ArtsBus Design contest. We will share snacks and a cartooning game before we are all done. Come join us!