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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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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



CALLING ALL WRITERS (poets, fiction writers, memoirists)!

     JOAN ALESHIRE and PENELOPE WEISS invite you to join


FIRST MEETING, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16th from 4 to 5:30 p.m.


We’ll decide then how often to meet, and may change the date, if late afternoon on Tuesdays won’t work for most.

Please call Joan (492-3550) or Penelope (492-3345) if you’re interested.





We note with great sadness the loss of our most faithful volunteer, TERSH (EARL) RUNNER, who died tragically in October. TERSH was our self-designated “last minute guy,” who could be counted on to staff at short notice, and whose cheerfulness, helpfulness, and love of reading and of the Library made him indispensable to our community. He staffed up until two weeks before his death, without complaint or letting us know that he was very ill.

There will be a Celebration of Tersh’s Life on Sunday, December 9th at 1 p.m.

in the Library Meeting Room. All who knew him are welcome to attend. We thank his partner, Sharon Gardiner, and his family, who ask that donations in his memory be made to the Library: P.O. Box 396, Cuttingsville, VT 05738.


MANY THANKS to everyone who made our Haunted Library Party a smashing success: DORIS PERRY; JESSICA GIFFIN(and her family: KELL, BROGAN, CAITLYN, and Rotary Exchange Student ANDRES PEREZ-MAILLO MARTIN); ANNIE LEES; GLORIA BENSON; GRETCHEN GOULD & DAVIS TERRELL; CAROL GOODWIN; and PAM GRACE. And MANY THANKS to Our Donors: GLORIA BENSON of Gloria’s Pantry for her cookies; CARAVAN GARDENS for the great pumpkins and gourds; and PETER GRACE for the cider. Over 140 kids and adults came to enjoy the event.


We’re sorry to announce that two longtime Trustees, PAM GRACE and CHRYL MARTIN, are stepping down from the Board, but are glad to know that they both will continue to serve on the Program Committee and to staff occasionally. CHRYL will continue to write grants to the Vermont Humanities Council for the VT READS program, which has brought us thought-provoking books for discussion for the past several years. We’ve appreciated PAM’s story hours for kids, and her thoughtful presence (along with CHRYL’s) as a Board member.


With these openings, we are looking for two new trustees. If you: love books and small libraries, can attend Board meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.; can staff during Library hours; are willing to serve on one of the Library committees (such as the Building, Children’s, Fund-Raising or Program Committees), and will support the work of our dynamic organization, please contact a member of the Nominating Committee: Gail Hartigan (492-3605); Lisa Sharrow (492-3732); or Dirk Thomas (492-3529).

Coming Events:


Saturday, December 1 @ 6:30 p.m. ANNUAL COOKIE SWAP & SILENT AUCTION! Please see our ad in this issue for details.


Sunday, January 13 @ 3 p.m.: Re-scheduled from 11/11. RESEARCHING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY: Join JUDY EMERICK to learn how to navigate on-line ancestry searches, and hear JACK EMERICK’s memories of summer visits to Shrewsbury in the 1940’s. (He may talk about trains, too!)


Sunday, February 10 @ 3 p.m. : EXPLORE THE CROWN POINT ROAD with BARRY GRIFFITH. Details in the next issue of The Times.


Continuing Programs:

Sunday, January 20 @ 4 p.m.: FAMOUS BOOKS BOOK CLUB: GOLDEN HILL by Francis Spufford, an intriguing novel set in 1740’s Manhattan. Please call Joan if you need a book: 492-3550.


Sunday, January 27 @ 4 p.m. SCIENCE BOOK CLUB: SEVEN BRIEF LESSONS ON PHYSICS by Carlo Rovelli: A great introduction, even for the un-scientifically inclined! Again, call Joan (492-3550) if you need a copy.


Mondays @ 6:30 p.m. QUILTERS’ GROUP. Please call Donna Swartz for information about the next project: 773-7403.


Alternate Tuesdays @ 4 p.m. starting November 27: WRITERS’ WORKSHOP: If you’re writing poems, stories or memories and would like feedback and guidance, please join writers PENELOPE WEISS and JOAN ALESHIRE. Call us for more information: Penelope (492-3345) or Joan (492-3550).


New Books include:

The White Darkness by David Grann: An account of solo explorers in Antarctica; Elevation by Stephen King: His newest novel: A short, powerful departure;

Almost Everything: Notes on Hope by Anne Lamott;

Past Tense by Lee Child: The newest Jack Reacher thriller;

Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties by Madeline Kunin;

The Reckoning by John Grisham.


New DVDs include:

The Seagull with Annette Bening;

The BlacKkKlansman, directed by Spike Lee, a drama based on a true story;

Bombshell: A documentary about WWII code writer and actor Hedy Lamar;

Leave No Trace: A thriller with Ben Foster;

Sorry to Bother You, directed by Boots Riley: The acclaimed satire;

Eighth Grade: A funny, poignant, true-to-life drama;

Human Flow: A documentary by artist Ai Weiwei about the refugee crisis.



— Submitted by Joan Aleshire






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