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Library News - October 2019

676 Village Rd, PO Box D, East Corinth, VT 05040
(802) 439-5338
blakememorial.org  *  blakemem@tops-tele.com
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 2-6pm, Thur & Sat 9am-noon


Scroll down to see events, updates, recent additions to the collection, and more!
LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED ON VETERAN'S DAY (NOV. 11)
& THANKSGIVING DAY (NOV.28)

 
In This Newsletter:
*Health Insurance Information Presentation 
*"Repeopling Vermont" Book Discussion
with Author Paul Searls
 *Photography Exhibit *Raffle for Bruce Peck Etching
*Did You Know: Toy Lending Library
*Story Hour and Knitting Club
*Recent Additions to the Collection  
Health Insurance Information Presentation –
Wednesday Nov. 13th @ 5:00 pm

Vermont Health Connect will present the latest updates for the 2020 Open Enrollment season. Topics include a review of health insurance basics, an overview of plans offered by Vermont Health Connect, some strategies for plan selection and a discussion of new developments in health care for 2020. Also included will be a discussion of financial assistance and how to apply. A question and answer period will wrap up the event.
 
"Repeopling Vermont" - Book Discussion with Author
Historian and author Paul Searls will discuss his new book, “Repeopling Vermont – The Paradox of Development in the Twentieth Century.”  The book traces two distinct but interrelated stories to help illuminate the tension between progress and preservation in the last century, and how these forces continue to shape Vermont today. The presentation and discussion that follows will provide an opportunity for community members to learn about how the state has handled questions of development and immigration in the past, and how we might use those lessons to discuss a path forward to the future.
 
 Beautiful 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. A portion of sales will be donated to the library.
Library Raffle for Bruce Peck Etching - "Snowy Village"
A beautiful, panoramic etching of East Topsham Village in the winter by local artist Bruce Peck.  Bruce prints his copper plate etchings in limited signed editions on 100% rag print paper.  Each original etching is hand-pulled and hand-colored. Raffle tickets are $5.00 for 1 or $10.00 for 3.  Come by the library to see the etching and enter the raffle or send a check to Blake Memorial Library, PO Box D, East Corinth, VT 05040.  All proceeds from raffle go to support the library. Raffle will be held on Dec.14th at the Corinth Coffee House.
This Month's "Did You Know?" Toy Lending Library

Stop by the library to check out one of our maker/builder/creative-type toys and games from our Toy Lending Library.
We have 28  toy sets appropriate for children 1-10 years.Toys available for loan for a two-week period. Take one home, play, bring it back, and check out another! One toy at a time per family, please.Recommended age range labeled on each toy. Let your children’s imagination and creativity run wild!
Go to our website for more details - https://blakememorial.org/library-services/kids-young-adults/

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.
Stay Informed!
Visit our website, www.blakememorial.org, for updates.  And, of course, never hesitate to ask any questions you might have by emailing blakemem@tops-tele.com or by calling 802-439-5338.
 
Recent Additions to Our Collection:
Here are just a few.......
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 blakemem@tops-tele.com
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