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Upcoming events:

Reading Discussion Program Forces of Nature
Pulitzer-winning non-fiction writers have at times looked beyond the world’s current era.  Instead, the titles in this series explore humanity’s relationship to forces beyond its control, such as evolution, disease, and the planet’s fragile ecosystems.  Created as part of the Pulitzer Centennial Campfires Initiative with funding from the Pulitzer Prizes.

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard discussed by Suzanne Brown on Tuesday March 13 at 7:00 p.m.

On Human Nature by Edward O. Wilson discussed by Suzanne Brown on Thurs., April 5th at 7:00 p.m.

The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddartha Mukherjee discussed by Mary Hays on Thurs. May 10


March 15- Thursday at 6:30 pm

Author talk with Dean Whitlock, author of Finn’s Clock

Vermont author Dean Whitlock has just published his fourth novel, a young adult historical fantasy titled Finn’s Clock. He will present a talk for teenagers about the book at the Cobleigh Library on Thursday, March 15th at 6:30 pm.

About Finn’s Clock:  It’s 1853. Steam is threatening sail, factories are displacing tradesmen, and the immigrants are Irish – unwanted as ever. Young Finn O’Neill is learning the trade of a boatman from his father, when into Boston Harbor sails a Chinese junk, bearing mysteries, magic, and a firebrand named An-Ming.

To read more about Finn’s Clock, including a sample chapter visit Dean’s website here:

The presentation will start and end with a reading from Finn’s Clock, and will include information about the adventure and history of the time period: the brawl, the kidnapping attempts (crimping, later known as shanghaiing, was common in U.S. seaports even then), and the Victorian-style attraction that develops between An-Ming and Finn’s friend and employer, chronometer man Peter Jenkins.

While the talk focuses on a teen audience, adults may enjoy the book as well, and all are welcome to attend.


January 25th – April 11th Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.

Red Clover Program

The Red Clover Program is a storytime devoted to exploring the 10 picture books that have been nominated for the Red Clover Award, Vermont’s kids’ choice book award for kindergarten through fourth grades. Each week we will read a different nominated book and create a special project that explores some aspect of the book. The projects will be collected into a special handmade book at the end of the 10 week session, which each child keeps. After reading all 10 books, we will have a voting party to select the Cobleigh’s choice for the Red Clover Award. For more information about the Red Clover Award, please visit Please contact the library to sign up for this program- 802-626-5475 or email This program is recommended for kindergarten through fourth graders. The next book will be Penguin Problems by Jory John.


Ongoing Events:

Children’s Storytime

Children’s Storytime for ages 0-5, Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. A fantastic time to borrow books, enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes!  With a “letter of the day” and a focus on one of the six early literacy skills, songs, crafts and the opportunity to meet new library friends.

**Please note- there is no storytime on Wednesday, March 14th or Tuesday, March 20**


Cobleigh Library Origami Group (CLOG)

Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Grades 4-8. (Adults welcome, too!)

Learn the art of paper folding with volunteer Teresa Vasko!  She will lead the class in a variety of creations each week. CLOG has been known to create and fly paper airplanes, make cards for the guests of the Darling Inn Meal Site, holiday projects and many other unique and creative projects.  Come and be a part of this fun and enjoyable group! Free- no registration required.


Magic- the Gathering

Saturdays at 11:00 am- 1:00 pm

A group at the library has formed to play the card game, Magic, the Gathering. Players of all skill levels welcome. If you don’t have cards, cards will be provided for you. If you don’t know how to play, you can learn the basics. Commander games are available.


If you have any questions, call Wilson at 535-1101 or the library at 626-5475.


Need Help using your Kindles-Nooks-IPads-Smartphones-Laptops and more…?

Get FREE one on one help at the Cobleigh Library with Tech Intern Blake Kincaid on Saturdays from 9:00 -11:00 am. Sign up for a half-hour appointment at the front desk or call 626-5475 for more information!



Thursday Mornings at 10:00 am to 12 Noon
Come learn to cruise the Internet, get a web based email, or have questions answered about your laptop or tablet. The Cobleigh Public Library has high speed WI-FI available. Do you have a new topic?  Please ask us! Please call 626-5475 to register!

**There will be no computer class on March 15th**

GED Tutoring is available Monday afternoons

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm  A tutor is available from Northeast Kingdom Learning Services for GED.

Bridge Saturday Afternoons, 12:30 pm Join us for an afternoon of bridge.  Beginners as well as seasoned veterans are welcome to join this lively and jovial group.


La Leche League

Second Thursday of each month, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

A relaxed setting for new and expecting mothers to meet other mothers and find support for breastfeeding, sleep, and other parenting issues.


Home Delivery

Are you homebound?  Would you like materials delivered to you from the library?  Please call the library at 626-5475 for more information on this free service for those who are not able to get to the Library.


Reading Partnerships are available.  If you know someone who would benefit from reading with a partner, please call the library.  We will accommodate your schedule.

These programs are free, open to the public and handicapped accessible. Please visit our webpage at or like us on facebook.