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Monday 10:00 AM –  NOON
Tuesday   7:00 PM –  9:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM –  5:00 PM
7:00 PM –  9:00 PM
Thursday   7:00 PM –  9:00 PM
Friday   10:00 AM – NOON
Saturday  10:00 AM – NOON




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Children's Area

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(802) 492-3410

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Library Board Agenda JAN 2015
Library Board Agends 12-15-2015


2015-01-13 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
2015-02-10 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
2015-04-15 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
Library Annual Meeting May 12 2015
2015-06-16 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
2015-07-14 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
2015-09-08 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
2015-10-13 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
2015-11-15 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
2016-03-08 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
2016-04-12 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting

Shrewsbury Library Annual Meeting May 10, 2016

2016-07-12 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting





HAPPY NEW YEAR, SHREWSBURY and THANKS to ALL who made the Annual Silent Auction and Cookie Swap a great success: All the donors, bakers, decorators, staffers, bidders and attendees! As always, Donna and Lisa and the Fund-Raising Committee (Gail, Judy, and Marge) deserve most of the credit, but this event wouldn’t be as much fun or as successful if it weren’t for the help of all the trustees and the support of everyone who joins us that night.


We’re very pleased that the QUILT this year was won by our own Nancy Bell (Rill) who, as Chryl’s photo elsewhere in this issue shows, gave the quilt back to Donna for all the work Donna does for the Library and the Town. Thanks, Rill!


CORRECTION/ADDITION: It’s come to my attention that in thanking the Children’s Committee (and ANNIE LEES) in the December Times for the smashing Hallowe’en Party, I failed to mention GLORIA BENSON of Gloria’s Pantry, who not only contributed and decorated cookies, but helped make this one of the Library’s most popular events. THANK YOU, GLORIA!


WEATHER ADVISORY: As always in these winter months, if you’re not sure whether the Library is open, please call 492-3410 before starting out. If you get a recorded message, we haven’t been able to get there.


CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: The Library needs staffers for evening shifts: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. If you would like to meet neighbors and participate in a strong community organization, please call Joan (492-3550) or Lisa (492-3732) for an orientation session. Our electronic checkout system is easy to learn!


Coming Events:

Sunday, February 11 @ 3pm: NEIGHBORWORKS with Ludy Biddle and Gregg Over. Our own NW Executive Director, Ludy Biddle, and NW Project Manager,

Gregg Over, will talk about the work of this extraordinary Rutland County organization. Please note the date and time change from the December issue; the Library has decided hold its winter programs on Sunday afternoons.


Sunday, March 4 @ 3pm: PLANNING FOR SUCCESS IN YOUR GARDEN: SCOTT COURCELLE of ALCHEMY GARDENS and SAGE will lead a round-table discussion of best varieties, sourcing seeds, using space for maximum yields, principles of nutrient dense and organic production, pest and disease management,

and more. Please come with questions; from veteran gardeners to beginners, are all encouraged to attend!


Continuing Programs:

Sunday, January 28 @ 4 pm: SCIENCE BOOK CLUB: Einstein’s Dreams by Alan

Lightman. An intriguing novel that explores the nature of time and imagines Einstein’s thought processes. Please call Joan if you need a copy: 492-3550.


Sunday, February 18 @ 4 pm: FAMOUS BOOKS BOOK CLUB: TBA

Sunday, February 25 @ 4 pm: SCIENCE BOOK CLUB: A BRIEF HISTORY of Time by Stephen Hawking. Copies will be available at the Library. Please call Joan

(492-3550) if you need more.


QUILTERS’ GROUP: Please call Donna (773-7403) to see when they’ll meet again.


New Books include:

Endurance: A Year In Space by Scott Kelly: The astronaut’s riveting account of his life in a spaceship.

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff: The runaway best-seller based on interviews with present and former insiders.

Beartown by Fredrik Bachman: A new novel about a town transformed by a hockey team, by the author of the popular A Man Called Ove.

Elmet by Fiona Mozley: An engaging first novel set in the North of England, about a father and his two children living off-the-grid.

Playing with Fire: the 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics by Lawrence O’Donnell: An illuminating account of the political conflicts that have shaped the present.

Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities by Rebecca Solnit: Inspiring essays by a naturalist and innovative thinker.


New DVDs include:

Wind River, starring Jeremy Renner, and Elizabeth Olson, who play FBI agents

working on a murder case on a Native American reservation.


Neruda, starring Gael Garcia Bernal: an incident in the life of the beloved Chilean poet. in Spanish, with subtitles.


The Salesman, a moving drama from Iran, directed by Shahab Hosseini.


Things to Come, starring Isabelle Huppert: Subtle, illuminating French drama.

In French, with subtitles.


The Inner Life of Henrietta Lacks: A documentary based on the book by Rebecca



Game of Thrones: Season 7: The final episodes of this popular series.


— Submitted by Joan Aleshire





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