Library News, Programs, & Events

Please click on the link to our calendar in the right side bar to see details of all upcoming library events and programs. See more on Facebook, Front Porch Forum, VT Grandpa, and in various print publications around the region.

April Programs:

NOTE: Most programs are free and open to the public. We encourage pre-registration to avoid disappointment, as some programs do fill up. Crafts classes sometimes have a nominal fee for materials, payable to the instructor at class.

April is the Month of the Young Child, so we have some Special Events for Children:

Saturday, April 5, 9:30-11:00: Fairfax Welcome Baby Event. In conjunction with Success by Six/Fairfax Building Bright Futures, families choose a book to be dedicated to their child which will become part of the permanent library collection.

Thursday, April 10, 3:00 - 4:00: After School Maker Series! Origami Bracelets Join Annette as we make fun bracelets from origami paper. Pre-register, please. Ages 8+

Thursday, April 17, 3:00 - 4:00: After-School Legos! Ages 5+ Pre-register, please.

Tuesday, April 22, 9:30-11:00: Pirate Party is the theme of the school vacation preschool story time. Pre-register, and let us know if you require a gluten-free snack for your child(ren). Ages 0-6

Thursday, April 24, 3:00 - 4:00: Crafternoon with Nicole, Vacation Edition! Please pre-register. Ages 6 and up.

Friday, April 25, 9:30-11:00: Mr. K Explores the Senses for ages 2 and up. Pre-register, please

NO Preschool Story Hour April 29

April Events for Adults:

Tuesday, April 8, 6:30 - 8:00: Learn to Sell Online on Etsy and Ebay! Led by Annette Hansen of Make Life Cozy, this is a repeat of the popular class we had earlier this year. Pre-register, please.

Thursday, April 10, 6:30-8:00: VHC Book Discussion of Eminent Victorians concludes the series How They Lived. Cheryl Heneveld leads the discussion.

Saturday, April 12, 10:00 - 12:00 Make A Coiled Wire Cleopatra Bracelet with Judy. Judy Taylor of Baubles and Stones is back by popular demand with another gorgeous wirework project! Thsi is a stunning bracelet. Pre-register, $10 payable to instructor at class.

Tuesday, April 15, 6:30-8:00: Laugh Out Loud Book Group Complete silliness as we make up first lines and play other games with pulp fiction book covers. No pre-reading required. Pre-register, please.

Saturday, April 19, 10:00-12:00: Drop-In Fiber Arts Group All welcome. Some instruction available. Bring your current patterns and projects and we'll chat and stitch.

Tuesday, April 29, 6:30-8:00: Vermont Civil War Scholar Howard Coffin discusses the Battle of Cedar Creek, and what an instrumental role vermonters played in this event. We have multiple copies of "Something Abides", which has detailed accounts of Vermont towns' role in the Civil War.


Ongoing Programs:

Spring Book Discussion

We'll be reading the Vermont Humanities Council's How They Lived series this spring. The next books in the three part series are A Midwife's Tale by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich and Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey. Sign out books now.  


Read to a Dog

Kids can read a book of their choice to a fuzzy, friendly, trained therapy dog, accompanyied by a trained handler. To sign-up for a 15 minute time slot, call or stop by the library. Geared to readers ages 5-10. Certain Wednesdays 3:15-4:15.

Preschool Story Time Series

Story Time is from 9:30 - 10:30 on Tuesdays. Geared for children ages 0–6 and their caregivers. Story time builds and reinforces early literacy skills including listening, narrative, math concepts, sequencing, and social skills including sharing, pariticaption and taking turns. Story time also provides important social interaction for the child (and parent/care giver)! Check the calendar for the fall schedule.

PJ Story Hour

This is held every first Thursday of the month from 6:30 - 7:30.

"Crafternoons" and After School Maker Series

Crafternoons are the fun craft afternoons for kids ages 6 and up led by local artist Nicole Vance. Always a super fun project and result! Enrollment limited, register early. Our After School Maker Series is designed for slightly older kids. Please pre-register for both.


Upcoming Programs:

Look for library sponsored book discussions of Frozen in Time, needlefelting workshop, and much more!