Read to Jazz!
Dec
18
3:00 PM15:00

Read to Jazz!

Come and meet our new therapy dog friend, Jazz, and her partner, Margo! Jazz will be at the Varnum, after school at 3pm Tuesday, December 18, to hang out with kids ages 6 and up. We have room for 5 kids to read to Jazz (under 5 minutes), but want to make sure that everyone gets a chance to pet and hang out with her.

Jazz and Margo are certified by the Therapy Dogs of Vermont.

For more information, please contact us at 644-2117 or thevarnum@gmail.com.

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Varnum Holiday Party
Dec
19
6:00 PM18:00

Varnum Holiday Party

The Varnum is planning a holiday potluck party and hopes that you will join us! Let's celebrate the season with friends, neighbors, food, music, and plenty of good cheer! Bring your family and friends and food to share!

When? December 19, 6-8pm
Where? Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville
Who? Everyone is welcome!

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CLOSED
Dec
24
to Dec 25

CLOSED

The Varnum is closed for the holiday season, December 24-25. We wish happiness and joy to all our patrons and look forward to serving you again on Wednesday, December 26 at 3pm.

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Vinyl Tap
Jan
6
2:00 PM14:00

Vinyl Tap

The Varnum Memorial Library is happy to invite you to a monthly listening party, Vinyl Tap! Join us for a Sunday afternoon of listening to records; bring your knitting, a puzzle, or just come and hang out at the library while music's playing. We will have tea to warm you up and a hygge environment to assist with any wintery blues.

This program is free to the public; suggested for ages are 13-100. The circulation desk will be closed and no books will be checked out during this program.

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VT Humanities Book Discussion: The God of Small Things
Jan
12
3:00 PM15:00

VT Humanities Book Discussion: The God of Small Things

Join us for the annual Vermont Humanities Council club, brought to you by the Cambridge Arts Council! This year, we are reading Book Prize Winners.

Join us Saturday, January 12 to discuss The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy.

Discussions are facilitated by a Vermont Humanities Scholar, and we are fortunate to have Francette Cerulli as our facilitator. She leads with humor and insight, and is adept at asking the questions that encourage lively discourse.

Please join us for yummy refreshments, camaraderie and conversation!

Have questions? Please call Jan Schilling 644 - 2025 ( or email janschill@earthlink.net )

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VT Humanities Book Discussion: The English Patient
Feb
9
3:00 PM15:00

VT Humanities Book Discussion: The English Patient

Join us for the annual Vermont Humanities Council club, brought to you by the Cambridge Arts Council! This year, we are reading Book Prize Winners.

Join us Saturday, February 9 to discuss The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje.

Discussions are facilitated by a Vermont Humanities Scholar, and we are fortunate to have Francette Cerulli as our facilitator. She leads with humor and insight, and is adept at asking the questions that encourage lively discourse.

Please join us for yummy refreshments, camaraderie and conversation!

Have questions? Please call Jan Schilling 644 - 2025 ( or email janschill@earthlink.net )

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STEM Knitting
Dec
12
5:00 PM17:00

STEM Knitting

Join us for STEM Knitting at the Varnum Memorial Library! During this 8-week workshop, children who are in grades 4-10 will explore and learn the ancient art of knitting through algebra, geometry, chemistry, engineering, and coding, among other "STEM" related topics. Research has shown that learning handwork skills, such as knitting, can increase focus and concentration. At the end of the 8-week session, each child will have created a wearable hat and a "mug rug" (coaster), while hopefully gaining insight into the many connections between knitting and math/science. All supplies will be provided and this workshop is free of charge. High-quality yarn has been donated to this program by Legacy Fiber Artz, an independent yarn dying company out of Essex Junct. https://legacyfiberartz.com/ . We are gladly welcoming more donations; particularly knitting needles. 

The Workshop will be held on Wednesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. and will run from October 10 until Dec 12 (with Halloween and the day before Thanksgiving off). Each lesson will build on the next, so commitment is important in order to come away with a completed hat and a full skill set.

Registration is required and space is limited, so please call 644-2117 to register your child as soon as possible. 

If you have signed up and no longer think your child can attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can consult our wait list. 

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VT Humanities Book Discussion: Life & Times of Michael K
Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

VT Humanities Book Discussion: Life & Times of Michael K

Join us for the annual Vermont Humanities Council club, brought to you by the Cambridge Arts Council! This year, we are reading Book Prize Winners.

Join us Saturday, December 8 to discuss The Life and Times of Michael K. by J. M. Coetzee.

Discussions are facilitated by a Vermont Humanities Scholar, and we are fortunate to have Francette Cerulli as our facilitator. She leads with humor and insight, and is adept at asking the questions that encourage lively discourse.

Please join us for yummy refreshments, camaraderie and conversation!

Have questions? Please call Jan Schilling 644 - 2025 ( or email janschill@earthlink.net )

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STEM Knitting
Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

STEM Knitting

Join us for STEM Knitting at the Varnum Memorial Library! During this 8-week workshop, children who are in grades 4-10 will explore and learn the ancient art of knitting through algebra, geometry, chemistry, engineering, and coding, among other "STEM" related topics. Research has shown that learning handwork skills, such as knitting, can increase focus and concentration. At the end of the 8-week session, each child will have created a wearable hat and a "mug rug" (coaster), while hopefully gaining insight into the many connections between knitting and math/science. All supplies will be provided and this workshop is free of charge. High-quality yarn has been donated to this program by Legacy Fiber Artz, an independent yarn dying company out of Essex Junct. https://legacyfiberartz.com/ . We are gladly welcoming more donations; particularly knitting needles. 

The Workshop will be held on Wednesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. and will run from October 10 until Dec 12 (with Halloween and the day before Thanksgiving off). Each lesson will build on the next, so commitment is important in order to come away with a completed hat and a full skill set.

Registration is required and space is limited, so please call 644-2117 to register your child as soon as possible. 

If you have signed up and no longer think your child can attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can consult our wait list. 

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Read to Jazz!
Dec
4
3:00 PM15:00

Read to Jazz!

Come and meet our new therapy dog friend, Jazz, and her partner, Margo! Jazz will be at the Varnum, after school at 3pm Tuesday, December 4, to hang out with kids ages 6 and up. We have room for 5 kids to read to Jazz (under 5 minutes), but want to make sure that everyone gets a chance to pet and hang out with her.

Jazz and Margo are certified by the Therapy Dogs of Vermont.

For more information, please contact us at 644-2117 or thevarnum@gmail.com.

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STEM Knitting
Nov
28
5:00 PM17:00

STEM Knitting

Join us for STEM Knitting at the Varnum Memorial Library! During this 8-week workshop, children who are in grades 4-10 will explore and learn the ancient art of knitting through algebra, geometry, chemistry, engineering, and coding, among other "STEM" related topics. Research has shown that learning handwork skills, such as knitting, can increase focus and concentration. At the end of the 8-week session, each child will have created a wearable hat and a "mug rug" (coaster), while hopefully gaining insight into the many connections between knitting and math/science. All supplies will be provided and this workshop is free of charge. High-quality yarn has been donated to this program by Legacy Fiber Artz, an independent yarn dying company out of Essex Junct. https://legacyfiberartz.com/ . We are gladly welcoming more donations; particularly knitting needles. 

The Workshop will be held on Wednesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. and will run from October 10 until Dec 12 (with Halloween and the day before Thanksgiving off). Each lesson will build on the next, so commitment is important in order to come away with a completed hat and a full skill set.

Registration is required and space is limited, so please call 644-2117 to register your child as soon as possible. 

If you have signed up and no longer think your child can attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can consult our wait list. 

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Story time & crafts with LN
Nov
15
10:00 AM10:00

Story time & crafts with LN

The library is a warm, cheery place for children to meet other children! Join us for stories read by people who enjoy sharing books and a craft, too!

Where: Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main Street, Jeffersonville, VT

When: Thursdays, 10-11am

Who is this for: Young children

This event is free to the public and everyone is invited!

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VT Humanities Book Discussion: The Blind Assasin
Nov
10
3:00 PM15:00

VT Humanities Book Discussion: The Blind Assasin

Join us for the annual Vermont Humanities Council Book club, brought to you by the Cambridge Arts Council! This year, we are reading Book Prize Winners.

Join us Saturday, November 10 for a book discussion on The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood.

Discussions are facilitated by a Vermont Humanities Scholar, and we are fortunate to have Francette Cerulli as our facilitator. She leads with humor and insight, and is adept at asking the questions that encourage lively discourse.

Please join us for yummy refreshments, camaraderie and conversation!

Have questions? Please call Jan Schilling 644 - 2025 ( or email janschill@earthlink.net )

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Story time & crafts with LN
Nov
8
10:00 AM10:00

Story time & crafts with LN

The library is a warm, cheery place for children to meet other children! Join us for stories read by people who enjoy sharing books and a craft, too!

Where: Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main Street, Jeffersonville, VT

When: Thursdays, 10-11am

Who is this for: Young children

This event is free to the public and everyone is invited!

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STEM Knitting
Nov
7
5:00 PM17:00

STEM Knitting

Join us for STEM Knitting at the Varnum Memorial Library! During this 8-week workshop, children who are in grades 4-10 will explore and learn the ancient art of knitting through algebra, geometry, chemistry, engineering, and coding, among other "STEM" related topics. Research has shown that learning handwork skills, such as knitting, can increase focus and concentration. At the end of the 8-week session, each child will have created a wearable hat and a "mug rug" (coaster), while hopefully gaining insight into the many connections between knitting and math/science. All supplies will be provided and this workshop is free of charge. High-quality yarn has been donated to this program by Legacy Fiber Artz, an independent yarn dying company out of Essex Junct. https://legacyfiberartz.com/ . We are gladly welcoming more donations; particularly knitting needles. 

The Workshop will be held on Wednesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. and will run from October 10 until Dec 12 (with Halloween and the day before Thanksgiving off). Each lesson will build on the next, so commitment is important in order to come away with a completed hat and a full skill set.

Registration is required and space is limited, so please call 644-2117 to register your child as soon as possible. 

If you have signed up and no longer think your child can attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can consult our wait list. 

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Read to Jazz!
Nov
6
3:00 PM15:00

Read to Jazz!

Come and meet our new therapy dog friend, Jazz, and her partner, Margo!

Jazz will be at the Varnum, after school at 3pm Tuesday, November 6, to hang out with kids ages 6 and up. We have room for 5 kids to read to Jazz (under 5 minutes), but want to make sure that everyone gets a chance to pet and hang out with her.

Jazz and Margo are certified by the Therapy Dogs of Vermont. For more information, please contact us at 644-2117 or thevarnum@gmail.com.

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Vinyl Tap
Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

Vinyl Tap

The Varnum Memorial Library is happy to invite you to a monthly listening party, Vinyl Tap! Join us for a Sunday afternoon of listening to records; bring your knitting, a puzzle, or just come and hang out at the library while music's playing. We will have tea to warm you up and a hygge environment to assist with any wintery blues.

This program is free to the public; suggested for ages are 13-100. The circulation desk will be closed and no books will be checked out during this program.

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Soup to Nuts: An Eccentric History of Food
Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

Soup to Nuts: An Eccentric History of Food

The history of what and how we eat encompasses everything from the prehistoric mammoth luau to the medieval banquet to the modern three squares a day.

Find out about the rocky evolution of table manners, the not-so-welcome invention of the fork, the awful advent of portable soup, and the surprising benefits of family dinners – plus some catchy info on seasonal foods. What’s the story of chocolate? Why do the Irish eat corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day? Who invented lemonade? Why are turkeys called turkeys? And what are sugarplums anyway?

About the presenter:

Rebecca Rupp is the author of nearly 20 books for both children and adults, and blogs on food science and history for National Geographic.

The event is sponsored by the Varnum Memorial Library and is brought to you by the Vermont Humanities Council.

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Story time & crafts with LN
Nov
1
10:00 AM10:00

Story time & crafts with LN

The library is a warm, cheery place for children to meet other children! Join us for stories read by people who enjoy sharing books and a craft, too!

Where: Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main Street, Jeffersonville, VT

When: Thursdays, 10-11am

Who is this for: Young children

This event is free to the public and everyone is invited!

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Harry Potter Book Club
Oct
30
5:00 PM17:00

Harry Potter Book Club

The Varnum Memorial Library's Harry Potter Book Club is back from summer vacation with Book 6: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince! Join us Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m. starting on Sept. 11. Come talk about the books and do a fun Harry Potter inspired activity each week! The Varnum Memorial Library is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville. For more information, call 644-2117. This event is free and open to kids in elementary grades and up!

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German Kinderspiel Series
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

German Kinderspiel Series

Join Sarah Marsano as she introduces you to her heritage with fun and educational word play and music auf Deutsch. This program is recommended for ages 0-5.

Sarah grew up in Alsfeld, Germany and has lived in Vermont for the last 4 years. She is new to Jeffersonville, but excited about being part of the community.

Saturdays, October 13, 20, & 27, 10-11am

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Percussionist Jane Boxall
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Percussionist Jane Boxall

Join percussionist Jane Boxall for an hour of solo vibraphone and percussion music, ranging from vintage ragtime to fresh contemporary art music at the Varnum Memorial Library, Friday, October 26 at 6pm.


Jane Boxall is an adventurous percussionist, working across diverse musical genres. She focuses on both rock drumming and art-music marimba, touring and recording as a soloist, collaborator and session player. Jane has performed in concert halls, art galleries, cafes, castles, kindergartens, hospitals, universities, forests and festivals from Rome to San Francisco, and Manhattan to France. Born in England and raised in Scotland, Jane completed her BA and MA in Music at the University of York (UK), and her Doctorate in Percussion Performance at the University of Illinois.


For more information about Jane, please visit janeboxall.com.

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Crafting Circle
Oct
25
5:00 PM17:00

Crafting Circle

It's autumn and that means that the Varnum Memorial Library's Craft Circle is starting again! Join us every Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. for crafting and conversation! Bring your current W.I.P. (Work-in-Progress) or come to get ideas and learn something new. Be sure to take a gander at our growing collection of craft-related materials. All crafts welcome.

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Story time & crafts with LN
Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

Story time & crafts with LN

The library is a warm, cheery place for children to meet other children! Join us for stories read by people who enjoy sharing books and a craft, too!

Where: Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main Street, Jeffersonville, VT

When: Thursdays, 10-11am

Who is this for: Young children

This event is free to the public and everyone is invited!

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STEM Knitting
Oct
24
5:00 PM17:00

STEM Knitting

Join us for STEM Knitting at the Varnum Memorial Library! During this 8-week workshop, children who are in grades 4-10 will explore and learn the ancient art of knitting through algebra, geometry, chemistry, engineering, and coding, among other "STEM" related topics. Research has shown that learning handwork skills, such as knitting, can increase focus and concentration. At the end of the 8-week session, each child will have created a wearable hat and a "mug rug" (coaster), while hopefully gaining insight into the many connections between knitting and math/science. All supplies will be provided and this workshop is free of charge. High-quality yarn has been donated to this program by Legacy Fiber Artz, an independent yarn dying company out of Essex Junct. https://legacyfiberartz.com/ . We are gladly welcoming more donations; particularly knitting needles. 

The Workshop will be held on Wednesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. and will run from October 10 until Dec 12 (with Halloween and the day before Thanksgiving off). Each lesson will build on the next, so commitment is important in order to come away with a completed hat and a full skill set.

Registration is required and space is limited, so please call 644-2117 to register your child as soon as possible. 

If you have signed up and no longer think your child can attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can consult our wait list. 

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Harry Potter Book Club
Oct
23
5:00 PM17:00

Harry Potter Book Club

The Varnum Memorial Library's Harry Potter Book Club is back from summer vacation with Book 6: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince! Join us Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m. starting on Sept. 11. Come talk about the books and do a fun Harry Potter inspired activity each week! The Varnum Memorial Library is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville. For more information, call 644-2117. This event is free and open to kids in elementary grades and up!

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Read to Jazz!
Oct
23
3:00 PM15:00

Read to Jazz!

Come and meet our new therapy dog friend, Jazz, and her partner, Margo!

Jazz will be at the Varnum, after school at 3pm Tuesday, October 23, to hang out with kids ages 6 and up. We have room for 5 kids to read to Jazz (under 5 minutes), but want to make sure that everyone gets a chance to pet and hang out with her.

Jazz and Margo are certified by the Therapy Dogs of Vermont. For more information, please contact us at 644-2117 or thevarnum@gmail.com.

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German Kinderspiel Series******CANCELED******
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

German Kinderspiel Series******CANCELED******

Join Sarah Marsano as she introduces you to her heritage with fun and educational word play and music auf Deutsch. This program is recommended for ages 0-5.

Sarah grew up in Alsfeld, Germany and has lived in Vermont for the last 4 years. She is new to Jeffersonville, but excited about being part of the community.

Saturdays, October 13, 20, & 27, 10-11am

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Crescendo Club Library Association Meeting
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Crescendo Club Library Association Meeting

Do you have 2 hours a month to spare for a great opportunity?

We need you!

The Crescendo Club Library Association is seeking community members who are interested in helping our library anticipate and meet the needs of all we serve and to promote life-long learning for everyone.

Please let us know if you would like to be an active supporter and member of an organization that has worked hard to help our community for almost 120 years. We meet on the third Thursday of every month from 7:00pm 8:00pm at the Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville, 644-2117, www.varnumlibrary.org.

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Crafting Circle
Oct
18
5:00 PM17:00

Crafting Circle

It's autumn and that means that the Varnum Memorial Library's Craft Circle is starting again! Join us every Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. for crafting and conversation! Bring your current W.I.P. (Work-in-Progress) or come to get ideas and learn something new. Be sure to take a gander at our growing collection of craft-related materials. All crafts welcome.

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Story time & crafts with LN
Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

Story time & crafts with LN

The library is a warm, cheery place for children to meet other children! Join us for stories read by people who enjoy sharing books and a craft, too!

Where: Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main Street, Jeffersonville, VT

When: Thursdays, 10-11am

Who is this for: Young children

This event is free to the public and everyone is invited!

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STEM Knitting
Oct
17
5:00 PM17:00

STEM Knitting

Join us for STEM Knitting at the Varnum Memorial Library! During this 8-week workshop, children who are in grades 4-10 will explore and learn the ancient art of knitting through algebra, geometry, chemistry, engineering, and coding, among other "STEM" related topics. Research has shown that learning handwork skills, such as knitting, can increase focus and concentration. At the end of the 8-week session, each child will have created a wearable hat and a "mug rug" (coaster), while hopefully gaining insight into the many connections between knitting and math/science. All supplies will be provided and this workshop is free of charge. High-quality yarn has been donated to this program by Legacy Fiber Artz, an independent yarn dying company out of Essex Junct. https://legacyfiberartz.com/ . We are gladly welcoming more donations; particularly knitting needles. 

The Workshop will be held on Wednesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. and will run from October 10 until Dec 12 (with Halloween and the day before Thanksgiving off). Each lesson will build on the next, so commitment is important in order to come away with a completed hat and a full skill set.

Registration is required and space is limited, so please call 644-2117 to register your child as soon as possible. 

If you have signed up and no longer think your child can attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can consult our wait list. 

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Harry Potter Book Club
Oct
16
5:00 PM17:00

Harry Potter Book Club

The Varnum Memorial Library's Harry Potter Book Club is back from summer vacation with Book 6: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince! Join us Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m. starting on Sept. 11. Come talk about the books and do a fun Harry Potter inspired activity each week! The Varnum Memorial Library is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville. For more information, call 644-2117. This event is free and open to kids in elementary grades and up!

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Vermont's Small Boat Traditions
Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

Vermont's Small Boat Traditions

From Skiffs to Sail Ferries: The Story of Vermont’s Small Boat Traditions

The stories of Vermont naval history and commercial shipping have been well documented by generations of historians. However, the traditions of small boat building from throughout our state have remained untold. The bulk of our historic boatbuilding traditions involves Vermonters building their own boats, whether for pleasure or commercial use. The historical record illuminating this subject resides today mostly in family stories and photo collections.

In this slide presentation, Douglas Brooks shares his research on these traditions, and his work in recreating some of these historic vessels.

About the presenter:

Douglas Brooks - A boat builder, writer, and researcher, Douglas specializes in the construction of traditional wooden boats for museums and private clients.

Hosted by the Cambridge Arts Council and the Varnum Memorial Library.

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German Kinderspiel Series
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

German Kinderspiel Series

Join Sarah Marsano as she introduces you to her heritage with fun and educational word play and music auf Deutsch. This program is recommended for ages 0-5.

Sarah grew up in Alsfeld, Germany and has lived in Vermont for the last 4 years. She is new to Jeffersonville, but excited about being part of the community.

Saturdays, October 13, 20, & 27, 10-11am

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Crafting Circle
Oct
11
5:00 PM17:00

Crafting Circle

It's autumn and that means that the Varnum Memorial Library's Craft Circle is starting again! Join us every Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. for crafting and conversation! Bring your current W.I.P. (Work-in-Progress) or come to get ideas and learn something new. Be sure to take a gander at our growing collection of craft-related materials. All crafts welcome.

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