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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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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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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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
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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Star Gazing Party
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

Star Gazing 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Juggling Geometry
Jun
15
1:30 PM13:30

Juggling Geometry

Juggling Geometry for Visual Language Learning by Peter King

Through humorous storytelling and a variety of circus arts, Orbit the Juggler will reveal a simple, natural, visual language. Numbers and shapes can be lifted out of the context of physics and chemistry to be used as an orientation device for thinking and communications. Be amazed and entertained as Orbit shows you the language of geometry and the meaning of language.

This program is recommended for ages 16 and over

Saturday, June 15, 1:30-3pm at the Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville, 644-2117.

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Story time & crafts with LN
Jun
13
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
Jun
11
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry People

Give Thanks,
To whichever God you choose.
We can collectively stop singing
The Mud Season Blues.
That's right everyone
That sphere high in the sky
Spreading warmth and good cheer
Is the sun!

Let's plant those joyful feelings
And grow us some more
Come to Poetry People
Beyond the Yellow Door
Of the Varnum Memorial Library
It's happening really soon
This Tuesday Night
The 11th of June
From 7 to 8:30

Everyone is welcome
What else needs to be said?
Join us for
Poetry, good company
And Laurie's Chocolate Bread!

Writing In Our Heads,
Laurie and LN

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Baby Got Books
Jun
11
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. Please join us for Ms Amber's last Baby Got Books at the Varnum.

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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Backyard Composting Workshop
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Backyard Composting Workshop

Boost your Compost Confidence. The Lamoille Regional Solid Waste Management District (LRSWMD) is teaming up with the Varnum Memorial Library to host the final Basics of Backyard Composting workshop to close International Compost Awareness Month. Please join us to find out how composting happens, how to start a system that works for you, what to compost in your pile and what to leave out, and how to trouble shoot a problem pile. Come with questions, leave with answers and resources! Visit www.lrswmd.org or call 888-7317 for more information (include library contact info here instead or also if you'd like)

June 8 at 10am
Varnum Memorial Library
194 Main Street
Jeffersonville

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Cook a Book: a Cookbook Book Club
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

Cook a Book: a Cookbook Book Club

Join us for an evening of two of our favorite things: great food and fantastic conversation. Each Cook a Book participant will choose a title from our wide selection of cookbooks and make a dish to share, rate, and review with the book club! Join us for a potluck of all of our selections on Friday, May 31 at 6pm at the Varnum Memorial Library. Registration is required and ends on May 3. More information to follow.

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Crafting Circle
May
30
5:00 PM17:00

Crafting Circle

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
May
30
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
May
28
9:30 AM09:30

Baby Got Books

The Varnum Memorial Library is proud to introduce Baby Got Books, a new story time for our littlest library visitors. Join Amber for Nursery rhymes, movement activities, songs, stories, and finger plays proven to promote early literacy, language, and communication skills. Ages birth to 18 months with an adult. Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

For more information, call 644-2117. The Varnum Memorial Library is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville.

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Spring Basket Raffle
May
27
5:00 PM17:00

Spring Basket Raffle

We are having a Spring Basket Raffle!

Tickets are $5 (or 3 for $10) for a chance to win:

$100 CSA share (4 weeks) from Knee Deep Farm

A gardening book

Seeds & supplies

Mrs. Myers cleaning supplies

Umbrella

All proceeds benefit the Varnum Memorial Library. The drawing will happen on May 27, 2019.

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Cartooning Workshop with Robert Brunelle
May
25
3:00 PM15:00

Cartooning Workshop with Robert Brunelle

Cartooning with the creator of "Mr. Brunelle Explains It All". In this FREE class, students will learn the basics of creating cartoons. Topics covered include: designing characters, caricaturing famous people, how to set up panels, writing speech balloons, inking and pencils, adding color, and creating cartoons using digital technologies. We will also learn a bit about the history of the various genres of cartoons and comics. The class will meet on all 4 Saturdays in May (4th, 11th, 18th and 25th) from 3 - 6 PM at the Varnum Memorial Library. This class is for teens (16+) & adults. All class materials will be provided at the library. The class is limited to 20 students (and will soon be promoted beyond Cambridge FPF), so please sign-up now to reserve a space by contacting Robert directly at brunelles3@aol.com

Robert Waldo Brunelle is a painter, kinetic sculptor, book illustrator, art educator and political cartoonist. To see his work, visit www.mrbrunelle.com Sponsored by the Cambridge Arts Council.

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German Kinderspiel Series
May
25
10:00 AM10:00

German Kinderspiel Series

Join Sarah Marsano as she shares 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 5 years. She is new to Jeffersonville, but excited about being part of the community.

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Crafting Circle
May
23
5:00 PM17:00

Crafting Circle

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
May
23
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
May
21
9:30 AM09:30

Baby Got Books

The Varnum Memorial Library is proud to introduce Baby Got Books, a new story time for our littlest library visitors. Join Amber for Nursery rhymes, movement activities, songs, stories, and finger plays proven to promote early literacy, language, and communication skills. Ages birth to 18 months with an adult. Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

For more information, call 644-2117. The Varnum Memorial Library is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville.

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Cartooning Workshop with Robert Brunelle
May
18
3:00 PM15:00

Cartooning Workshop with Robert Brunelle

Cartooning with the creator of "Mr. Brunelle Explains It All". In this FREE class, students will learn the basics of creating cartoons. Topics covered include: designing characters, caricaturing famous people, how to set up panels, writing speech balloons, inking and pencils, adding color, and creating cartoons using digital technologies. We will also learn a bit about the history of the various genres of cartoons and comics. The class will meet on all 4 Saturdays in May (4th, 11th, 18th and 25th) from 3 - 6 PM at the Varnum Memorial Library. This class is for teens (16+) & adults. All class materials will be provided at the library. The class is limited to 20 students (and will soon be promoted beyond Cambridge FPF), so please sign-up now to reserve a space by contacting Robert directly at brunelles3@aol.com

Robert Waldo Brunelle is a painter, kinetic sculptor, book illustrator, art educator and political cartoonist. To see his work, visit www.mrbrunelle.com Sponsored by the Cambridge Arts Council.

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German Kinderspiel Series
May
18
10:00 AM10:00

German Kinderspiel Series

Join Sarah Marsano as she shares 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 5 years. She is new to Jeffersonville, but excited about being part of the community.

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Crafting Circle
May
16
5:00 PM17:00

Crafting Circle

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
May
16
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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Screening of Being Mortal
May
14
6:30 PM18:30

Screening of Being Mortal

Showing of the documentary “Being Mortal”

 

6:30 – 8:00  pm Tuesday May 14, 2019, Varnum Public Library, Jeffersonville, VT.

 

This program follows renowned surgeon Atul Gawande, who teams with a PBS FRONTLINE crew challenging us all to reexamine how we think about end of life care, death, and dying. Through his research and true stories of his patients and his own family, Dr. Gawande explores how the application of medical advances often runs counter to good geriatric care and end of life medical practice.

 

The film explores the emerging art and science of palliative care and the ways in which reflecting on the question, “What are your priorities when your time is limited?” can empower us to live our lives more fully, all the way to the very end. 

 

Beth Stern from Central Vermont Council on Aging and Nina Thompson from the Vermont Ethics Network will show the documentary and facilitate a discussion about end of life wishes and the importance of Advance Directives (which will be available in paper format).

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Baby Got Books
May
14
9:30 AM09:30

Baby Got Books

The Varnum Memorial Library is proud to introduce Baby Got Books, a new story time for our littlest library visitors. Join Amber for Nursery rhymes, movement activities, songs, stories, and finger plays proven to promote early literacy, language, and communication skills. Ages birth to 18 months with an adult. Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

For more information, call 644-2117. The Varnum Memorial Library is located at 194 Main Street in Jeffersonville.

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Cartooning Workshop with Robert Brunelle
May
11
3:00 PM15:00

Cartooning Workshop with Robert Brunelle

Cartooning with the creator of "Mr. Brunelle Explains It All". In this FREE class, students will learn the basics of creating cartoons. Topics covered include: designing characters, caricaturing famous people, how to set up panels, writing speech balloons, inking and pencils, adding color, and creating cartoons using digital technologies. We will also learn a bit about the history of the various genres of cartoons and comics. The class will meet on all 4 Saturdays in May (4th, 11th, 18th and 25th) from 3 - 6 PM at the Varnum Memorial Library. This class is for teens (16+) & adults. All class materials will be provided at the library. The class is limited to 20 students (and will soon be promoted beyond Cambridge FPF), so please sign-up now to reserve a space by contacting Robert directly at brunelles3@aol.com

Robert Waldo Brunelle is a painter, kinetic sculptor, book illustrator, art educator and political cartoonist. To see his work, visit www.mrbrunelle.com Sponsored by the Cambridge Arts Council.

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German Kinderspiel Series
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

German Kinderspiel Series

Join Sarah Marsano as she shares 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 5 years. She is new to Jeffersonville, but excited about being part of the community.

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