Baby Got Books
Aug
27
9:30 AM09:30

Baby Got Books

Baby Got Books at the Varnum Memorial Library is a story time for our littlest visitors! Join us for songs, Nursery Rhymes, stories, finger plays, and social time. The story time is structured for babies 0-18 months old, though all are welcome to attend, including older siblings.


The Varnum Memorial Library is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville. For more information, please check our Facebook Page and website at varnumlibrary.org.

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Story time & crafts with LN
Aug
29
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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Baby Got Books
Sep
3
9:30 AM09:30

Baby Got Books

Baby Got Books at the Varnum Memorial Library is a story time for our littlest visitors! Join us for songs, Nursery Rhymes, stories, finger plays, and social time. The story time is structured for babies 0-18 months old, though all are welcome to attend, including older siblings.


The Varnum Memorial Library is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville. For more information, please check our Facebook Page and website at varnumlibrary.org.

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Story time & crafts with LN
Sep
5
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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Baby Got Books
Sep
10
9:30 AM09:30

Baby Got Books

Baby Got Books at the Varnum Memorial Library is a story time for our littlest visitors! Join us for songs, Nursery Rhymes, stories, finger plays, and social time. The story time is structured for babies 0-18 months old, though all are welcome to attend, including older siblings.


The Varnum Memorial Library is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville. For more information, please check our Facebook Page and website at varnumlibrary.org.

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Story time & crafts with LN
Sep
12
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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Baby Got Books
Sep
17
9:30 AM09:30

Baby Got Books

Baby Got Books at the Varnum Memorial Library is a story time for our littlest visitors! Join us for songs, Nursery Rhymes, stories, finger plays, and social time. The story time is structured for babies 0-18 months old, though all are welcome to attend, including older siblings.


The Varnum Memorial Library is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville. For more information, please check our Facebook Page and website at varnumlibrary.org.

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Story time & crafts with LN
Sep
19
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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Baby Got Books
Sep
24
9:30 AM09:30

Baby Got Books

Baby Got Books at the Varnum Memorial Library is a story time for our littlest visitors! Join us for songs, Nursery Rhymes, stories, finger plays, and social time. The story time is structured for babies 0-18 months old, though all are welcome to attend, including older siblings.


The Varnum Memorial Library is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville. For more information, please check our Facebook Page and website at varnumlibrary.org.

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Story time & crafts with LN
Sep
26
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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Spanish Conversation Hour
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Spanish Conversation Hour

The Varnum Memorial Library is excited to announce that we will begin Spanish Conversational Hour on Fridays, 6-7pm. Join native Spanish speaker, Milagro, as she guides the group; helps with pronunciation and plays a few games to help with vocabulary! Please mark your calendars; the first meeting will be Friday, September 27, 6-7pm.

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Baby Got Books
Oct
1
9:30 AM09:30

Baby Got Books

Baby Got Books at the Varnum Memorial Library is a story time for our littlest visitors! Join us for songs, Nursery Rhymes, stories, finger plays, and social time. The story time is structured for babies 0-18 months old, though all are welcome to attend, including older siblings.


The Varnum Memorial Library is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville. For more information, please check our Facebook Page and website at varnumlibrary.org.

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Story time & crafts with LN
Oct
3
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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Baby Got Books
Oct
8
9:30 AM09:30

Baby Got Books

Baby Got Books at the Varnum Memorial Library is a story time for our littlest visitors! Join us for songs, Nursery Rhymes, stories, finger plays, and social time. The story time is structured for babies 0-18 months old, though all are welcome to attend, including older siblings.


The Varnum Memorial Library is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville. For more information, please check our Facebook Page and website at varnumlibrary.org.

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The Life and Legacy of Nicholas Black Elk
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

The Life and Legacy of Nicholas Black Elk

This lecture explores the life and legacy of Nicholas Black Elk (1866-1950), the Lakota holy man made famous by the book “Black Elk Speaks.” Costello begins with Black Elk’s Great Vision and his struggle to discern his calling during the events of the Great Sioux War.

During his long life, Black Elk lived out his vision in three overlapping roles: as a traditional healer, a Catholic teacher, and a revivalist of Indigenous traditions. In the midst of great tragedy, Black Elk wove these three strands into one beautiful life exemplifying survival, hope, and reconciliation. The talk is based on extensive historical research, extended residency in Indian Country, and continuing conversation with Lakota elders.

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Story time & crafts with LN
Oct
10
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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Baby Got Books
Oct
15
9:30 AM09:30

Baby Got Books

Baby Got Books at the Varnum Memorial Library is a story time for our littlest visitors! Join us for songs, Nursery Rhymes, stories, finger plays, and social time. The story time is structured for babies 0-18 months old, though all are welcome to attend, including older siblings.


The Varnum Memorial Library is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville. For more information, please check our Facebook Page and website at varnumlibrary.org.

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Story time & crafts with LN
Oct
17
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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Baby Got Books
Oct
22
9:30 AM09:30

Baby Got Books

Baby Got Books at the Varnum Memorial Library is a story time for our littlest visitors! Join us for songs, Nursery Rhymes, stories, finger plays, and social time. The story time is structured for babies 0-18 months old, though all are welcome to attend, including older siblings.


The Varnum Memorial Library is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville. For more information, please check our Facebook Page and website at varnumlibrary.org.

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Slow Democracy With Susan Clark
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Slow Democracy With Susan Clark

Just as slow food encourages chefs and eaters to become more intimately involved with the production of local food, slow democracy encourages us to govern ourselves locally with processes that are inclusive, deliberative, and citizen powered.

In Slow Democracy, community leader Susan Clark and democracy scholar Woden Teachout describe how citizens around the country are breathing new life into their communities. Large institutions, centralized governments, and top-down thinking are no longer society’s drivers. New decision-making techniques are ensuring that local communities—and the citizens who live there—are uniquely suited to meet today’s challenges. In Slow Democracy, readers learn the stories of residents who gain community control of water systems and local forests, parents who find creative solutions to divisive and seemingly irreconcilable school-redistricting issues, and a host of other citizen-led actions that are reinvigorating local democracy and decision making.

Susan Clark is a writer and facilitator focusing on community sustainability and citizen participation, and an award-winning radio commentator and former talk-show co-host. She is coauthor of All Those In Favor: Rediscovering the Secrets of Town Meeting and Community. Clark served as communication director of the Vermont Natural Resources Council. Her community development work has included coordinating a rural grants program and directing a community activists’ network for the northeastern U.S. and Canada, and she has taught community development at the college level for ten years. Clark’s democratic activism has earned her broad recognition, including the 2010 Vermont Secretary of State¹s Enduring Democracy Award. She serves as Town Moderator of Middlesex, Vermont.

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Story time & crafts with LN
Oct
24
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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Baby Got Books
Oct
29
9:30 AM09:30

Baby Got Books

Baby Got Books at the Varnum Memorial Library is a story time for our littlest visitors! Join us for songs, Nursery Rhymes, stories, finger plays, and social time. The story time is structured for babies 0-18 months old, though all are welcome to attend, including older siblings.


The Varnum Memorial Library is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville. For more information, please check our Facebook Page and website at varnumlibrary.org.

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Story time & crafts with LN
Oct
31
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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The Western Abenaki Today
Nov
16
3:00 PM15:00

The Western Abenaki Today

Where are the Abenaki today and what are they doing? Jeanne Brink discusses the Abenaki of the twenty-first century and the many different programs and projects in which they are involved to maintain and preserve their culture, traditions, and language in today’s fast changing world.How do computers, the internet, cell phones, and DVDs affect Abenaki culture, traditions, and language?

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Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party!
Aug
23
1:00 PM13:00

Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party!

All summer long, we have been busy traveling the cosmos through our books and now its time to make a safe landing and celebrate our accomplishments! Join the Varnum with cupcakes to decorate and a presentation by NASA Ambassador Caleigh Cross about life on the International Space Station!

The Varnum Memorial Library is located at 194 Main Street, Jeffersonville. 644-2117.

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Story time & crafts with LN
Aug
22
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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Baby Got Books
Aug
20
9:30 AM09:30

Baby Got Books

Baby Got Books at the Varnum Memorial Library is a story time for our littlest visitors! Join us for songs, Nursery Rhymes, stories, finger plays, and social time. The story time is structured for babies 0-18 months old, though all are welcome to attend, including older siblings.


The Varnum Memorial Library is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville. For more information, please check our Facebook Page and website at varnumlibrary.org.

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Classical Music Encounters
Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

Classical Music Encounters

Listen to selections for violin, piano, and cello by young classical artists and twin brothers Henry and Nathan Wu. The Wu brothers love to share their passion for classical music. They are members of the Vermont Youth Orchestra and are committed to both performance and community. They founded Classical Music Encounters with the objective of introducing a diverse audience to classical music through performance and commentary. Come see them perform selections by Bach, Beethoven, Elgar, and more.

Sunday, August 18, 7pm at the Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville, 644-2117.

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Drag Queen Story Hour
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Drag Queen Story Hour

Emoji Nightmare and Nikki Champagne, two of Vermont's favorite drag queens, are returning to Lamoille County for another edition of Drag Queen Story Hour at Cambridge/Jeffersonville's Varnum Memorial Library! The queens will be sure to delight and captivate audience members of all ages as they share stories focused on individuality, activism, gender, creativity, expression, and social responsibility.

Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.

DQSH was created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco. DQSH events occur regularly in SF, NY, and LA. For more information on DQSH, visit DragQueenStoryHour.org. To watch episodes of The T or to learn more about Emoji & Nikki, visit NightPagne.com.

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Story time & crafts with LN
Aug
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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Poetry People
Aug
13
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry People

Gonna make this

Short and sweet

Tuesday night,

August 13th

7 to 8:30

At the Varnum Memorial Library

Is when we will next meet.


Not much more needs to be said

Everyone is welcomed.

Bring a friend

Hope to see you then

Celebrate poetry

And enjoy-

Laurie's Chocolate Bread!


Writing In Our Heads,

Laurie and LN

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Fun With the Sun!
Aug
5
10:00 PM22:00

Fun With the Sun!

What gives our world color, creates our weather and seasons, and provides us with water to drink and food to eat? The sun of course! Join the Lamoille County Nature Center as we celebrate our favorite star in the universe and explore the many ways that the sun powers our planet. Together we will build an easy solar oven from materials you can find at home and observe the sun’s power by attempting some sun-cooked goodies.

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Stories of the Stars: Myths of the Zodiac
Aug
2
10:00 AM10:00

Stories of the Stars: Myths of the Zodiac

Stories of the Stars: Myths of the Zodiac with AstroMythologist Kelley Hunter

The starry sky is a library of mythic stories from around the world. Come hear classic and unusual tales about the twelve Zodiac signs, plus the magical 13th constellation! The Zodiac is the path of constellations that the Sun, Moon and planets move through across the sky. Which story is yours?

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Baby Got Books
Jul
30
9:30 AM09:30

Baby Got Books

Baby Got Books at the Varnum Memorial Library is a story time for our littlest visitors! Join us for songs, Nursery Rhymes, stories, finger plays, and social time. The story time is structured for babies 0-18 months old, though all are welcome to attend, including older siblings.


The Varnum Memorial Library is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville. For more information, please check our Facebook Page and website at varnumlibrary.org.

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Story time & crafts with LN
Jul
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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Hunter: the Reckoning RPG
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Hunter: the Reckoning RPG

Hunter: The Reckoning is a role-playing game based on White Wolf Game Studio’s World of Darkness. Players will take on the roles of hunters (or Imbued)—humans who are given powers by unknown entities to fight the supernatural. This event recommended for adults only.

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Baby Got Books
Jul
23
9:30 AM09:30

Baby Got Books

Baby Got Books at the Varnum Memorial Library is a story time for our littlest visitors! Join us for songs, Nursery Rhymes, stories, finger plays, and social time. The story time is structured for babies 0-18 months old, though all are welcome to attend, including older siblings.


The Varnum Memorial Library is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville. For more information, please check our Facebook Page and website at varnumlibrary.org.

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Stargazing Party
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

Stargazing Party

Bring your blankets, telescopes or binoculars and explore the night sky from the Varnum's backyard. This family friendly event will start off with a cookie tasting to help us learn about the phases of the moon and then we will all enjoy popcorn and snacks under the stars.

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Story time & crafts with LN - CANCELED
Jul
18
10:00 AM10:00

Story time & crafts with LN - CANCELED

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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Baby Got Books
Jul
16
9:30 AM09:30

Baby Got Books

Baby Got Books at the Varnum Memorial Library is a story time for our littlest visitors! Join us for songs, Nursery Rhymes, stories, finger plays, and social time. The story time is structured for babies 0-18 months old, though all are welcome to attend, including older siblings.


The Varnum Memorial Library is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville. For more information, please check our Facebook Page and website at varnumlibrary.org.

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Story time & crafts with LN
Jul
11
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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Hunter: the Reckoning RPG
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Hunter: the Reckoning RPG

Hunter: The Reckoning is a role-playing game based on White Wolf Game Studio’s World of Darkness. Players will take on the roles of hunters (or Imbued)—humans who are given powers by unknown entities to fight the supernatural. This event recommended for adults only.

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Poetry People
Jul
9
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry People

All warm sunshine
Not a snowflake insight
T-shirts and sandals
Sheets hung on the line
Hummingbirds, Creemees
Summer is so bright!

Continue the fun
With Poetry People night
At the Varnum Library
7 to 8:30, the 9th of July.

Whether you come to listen
Or you dare to recite
You'll have lots of fun
The evening will be a delight
Some poems can be memorized
While others will be read
All poetry served with
Of Laurie's Chocolate Bread!

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Baby Got Books
Jul
9
9:30 AM09:30

Baby Got Books

Baby Got Books at the Varnum Memorial Library is a story time for our littlest visitors! Join us for songs, Nursery Rhymes, stories, finger plays, and social time. The story time is structured for babies 0-18 months old, though all are welcome to attend, including older siblings.


The Varnum Memorial Library is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville. For more information, please check our Facebook Page and website at varnumlibrary.org.

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American Girl Doll Raffle
Jul
4
3:00 PM15:00

American Girl Doll Raffle

American Girl Doll 2019 Girl of the Year, Blaire Wilson


The Varnum Memorial Library is raffling off American Girl Doll 2019 Girl of the Year, Blaire Wilson, with proceeds benefiting our library! The drawing for Blaire will be on July 4 at 3pm. Tickets are available at the Varnum Memorial Library and online via PayPal: http://www.varnumlibrary.org/donate/. Please type a comment in the notes for online raffle ticket purchase that it is for the American Girl Doll. Tickets are $5 apiece.

Blaire, her garden and accessories are valued at $225.00.

For any questions regarding the raffle, please contact the Varnum at 644-2117 or email us at thevarnum@gmail.com. The Varnum is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville.

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Story time & crafts with LN
Jun
27
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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Story time & crafts with LN
Jun
20
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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A Legacy of Love and Literacy
Jun
17
7:00 PM19:00

A Legacy of Love and Literacy

Cynthia Hurd was a librarian. She once said, "Your whole reason for being there is to help people. I like helping people find answers." Cynthia Hurd was shot and killed, along with eight fellow members of Mother Emanuel, on June 17th, 2015. They were killed because of the color of their skin.

Catherine, a Varnum patron, will share a personal connection to the Charleston Shooting and will lead a discussion on privilege, power, racism, and ally-ship - especially what that might look like in our own community. We will read excerpts from books about the Charleston massacre, as well as read one of Cynthia’s recommended children’s books. We will look at what the Cynthia Graham Hurd foundation is doing for literacy and how we can best support our children to read and end racism.

Catherine Cadden is an author and educator working locally and worldwide in the field of nonviolence, mindfulness, and education. When not working on the frontlines, Catherine can be found farming at Wild! Heart Farm in the beautiful green mountains of N’dakinna, the unceded territory of the Abenaki Nation.

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Amber's See You Later Party
Jun
15
3:30 PM15:30

Amber's See You Later Party

See you later (we won’t say goodbye), Amber!

Come wish Amber Johns, the Varnum’s Youth Services Librarian for the past three years, happy travels as she moves to central Massachusetts. The Varnum is hosting a party on June 15 at 3:30 for the community to come and wish her well. Sweets and snacks will be provided.

Amber will be the Director of the Petersham Memorial Library. Cari Varner will be serving as the Interim Youth Services Librarian at the Varnum.

As Youth Services Librarian for the Varnum, Amber was instrumental in growing our juvenile and young adult collections. Under her leadership, the library expanded our programming for children and young adults including Harry Potter and Percy Jackson Book Clubs, started Baby Got Books! a storytime for little ones, Magic! The Gathering and game nights. She worked closely with Director Christy Liddy on events for adults as well, such as the deliciously successful Cook A Book bookclub and was the bedrock of the Crafters Circle on Thursday evenings.

The Varnum will miss her terribly and we hope that you can join us for an event in her honor.

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