* Vermont Reads Book "March:Book One" Discussion
* Special Fall Book Sale * Community Sing & Potluck Dinner
* Vermont Humanities Council Presentation
* New Photography Exhibit * Did You Know: Audio and e-books Available to Download * Story Hour and Knitting Club
* Recent Additions to the Collection
Book Discussion - Monday, Sept. 9th at 6:30 pm
There is still time to pick up your copy of “March:Book One” – a graphic novel memoir about the life of Congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis. Take home a copy to read and then join us on Monday, September 9th at 6:30 pm for a Community Discussion on the book and related topics including discrimination, equality, social justice and non-violent protest. We will begin by viewing some videos of Lewis in the past and present and then Lucy Maddox - Professor Emeritus and author of 2 books on slavery - will facilitate our discussion. This event will be the first in our Fall Event Series on civil rights issues. Visit our website for more details on the book and to see the other Fall events we have planned.
Special Fall Book Sale
Our Special Fall Book Sale will be held on:
Saturday, September 7th from 8 am - 1 pm
Sunday, September 8th from 10 am - 1 pm
Monday, September 9th from 2-6 pm.
All books will be by donation.
Community Sing and Potluck Dinner at ECCC
Join us at the East Corinth Congregational Church for a potluck dinner followed by an evening of secular community singing at 5:30 pm on Friday, September 13th. Children and families welcome! Have a song request? Contact event coordinator Wendy Heidenreich @ 439-6170 or email@example.com prior to the event, and she’ll do her best to provide lyrics. Play an instrument or have a favorite songbook? Feel free to bring them along. No musical experience necessary to enjoy this event.
Vermont Humanities Council Presentation - “Daisy Turner's Kin,” Friday, September 20th at 4:30 pm
Vermont folklorist Jane Beck shares the story of the Turner family, a multigenerational saga spanning two centuries, played out across three continents. The saga was related to Jane Beck by Daisy Turner, who had listened to her father, Alec Turner, recount stories of the family past. Her captivating narrative covers the early 19th century British-African trade, shipwreck, birth of a biracial child, slave trading, enslavement, plantation life, escape, Civil War, moving north, battling racism, buying land and settling on a hilltop in Vermont that became a family center. Daisy also shared her own life story, a powerful and rare account of the African American experience in New England from the 1880s forward.
New Photography Exhibit
Beautiful and inspiring photographs by local Bradford artist Emily Marsh. Photos are available for purchase – come choose the special photo for your wall or a perfect gift.
This Month's "Did You Know?" Download Free Audio and eBooks Through the Library
Thousands of books for all ages are available here. All you need is an internet connection, a device for listening (computer, phone, tablet) and your library patron ID and password (call the library if you need these). Just go to our website, follow the instructions and choose from the large selection of audio books and ebooks - https://blakememorial.org/audiobooks-ebooks/
Ongoing Programs at the Library
*Thursdays at 10 AM: Storytime and Crafts for kids of all ages... Year Round!
*2nd and 4th Friday of the Month at 1 PM: 'Simply Neighbors' Knitting Group
Shop at AmazonSmile and Support the Library!
Do you shop at Amazon.com? The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization or non-profit of your choice. To start shopping in support of Blake Memorial Library, please use: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/03-0212407
Vermont Online Library
Available Free to All Vermonters
All Vermonters now have access to a wealth of online resources provided by the Vermont Online Library (VOL). The VOL offers a wide array of electronic databases on a variety of topics geared to a variety of age levels, for both generalists and specialists. These resources are available 24 hours-a-day via the internet (to access VOL out-of-state, a password is required; please contact the library director for details). The information is produced by trusted publishers, including: Gale Cengage databases, HeritageQuest genealogical research tools, and Universal Class online learning. You can also access VOL from our website: www.blakememorial.org.
Get Access to thousands of E-Books and Audiobooks with your library card!
Did you know that, with your library card, you have access to thousands of downloadable audio and e-books through the Green Mountain Library Consortium’s ListenUp! Vermont service? For more info, visit: www.blakememorial.org/audiobooks-ebooks/. You will need your full patron ID number AND password to sign in. Please contact the library if you need them.
Is there a book you'd like to read that isn't on our shelves? We're always looking for ideas for our collection, and we can get books and movies through interlibrary loan. Simply fill out a Book Request Form at the library, call the library with your request at (802) 439-5338, or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org