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Upcoming Events:

Movie Night  –  Thursday,  March 28th  –  6:30 p.m.
A Star is Born

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga) about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight.  But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.   Free movie, popcorn and water.  Movie is for mature audiences!

Author Charles Fergus  – Thursday  – April 4th  –  7:00 p.m.  Make a Home for Wildlife:  Creating Habitat on Your Land Backyard to Many Acres

                                                                Photo by Garet Nelson

Charles will present his new book and talk about it and have a reading from it.  Margaret Brittingham, PhD, professor of wildlife resources and extension wildlife specialist at Penn State University and coauthor of Terrestrial Vertebrates of Pennsylvania:  a Complete Guide to Species of Conservation Concern said, “I particularly love the way the book lets landowners tell the stories of what they have done.  Make a Home for Wildlife brings together an amazing amount of information.  All the technical details are there, but what the reader truly comes away with is the potential that we all have to make a difference, as well as the great satisfaction and the many rewards that come with making a home for wildlife.”

Charles Fergus writes mysteries set in Pennsylvania in the 1830s. He also writes books about nature and wildlife. His deep knowledge of the natural world informs his fiction, letting him invoke a strong sense of place. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Geraldine Brooks wrote the following about Charles’s first mystery: “Deeply imagined and intricately plotted, A Stranger Here Below marries richly textured historical fiction with the urgency of a mystery novel. Fergus knows certain things, deep in the bone: horses, hunting, the folkways of rural places, and he weaves this wisdom into a stirring tale.”

Charles is the author of nineteen books. In addition to A Stranger Here Below, he published an earlier novel, Shadow Catcher, which was a Book of the Month Club selection. His most recent nonfiction nature book is Make a Home for Wildlife. Charles has also written for publications as various as Audubon, New York Times, Highlights for Children, Country Journal, Gray’s Sporting Journal, and Pennsylvania Game News.

Charles was born and raised in central Pennsylvania. He graduated from Penn State University with a writing degree and has worked for the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Penn State, and the Wildlife Management Institute. In 2003, he moved to a farm in northern Vermont, where he and his wife, the author Nancy Marie Brown, ride their Icelandic horses on dirt roads and trails. He loves to spend time in nature, in all seasons, hiking, canoeing, snowshoeing, and watching wildlife. He sings in a hospice chorus, bringing vocal music to people in their last days and final hours. He is also one third of an American roots trio called Yestermorn, singing and performing Appalachian, folk, and shape-note songs, including many from the early 1800s.

Author Melanie Finn  –  Tuesday – April 9th – 7:00 p.m.   Talking about her new book
The Underneath

Watch this you tube video here

Melanie Finn was born and raised in Kenya until age 11, when she moved with her family to Connecticut.  After studying journalism at NYU, she worked as a freelance journalist and screenwriter for twenty years, living and working in six different countries.  In 2004 her first novel, Away From You was published to international acclaim.  The following year, she and her husband, the wildlife filmmaker, Matt Aeberhard, moved to a remote region of Tanzania to make DisneyNature’s beautiful, haunting flamingo epic, The Crimson Wing.  During the filming Melanie became the medic to the local Masai community and established the Natron Healthcare Project.  Her second novel, The Gloaming, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2016, finalist for the Vermont Book Award and The Guardian’s “Not the Booker” Prize.  She now lives on a hill in Vermont with Matt, their twin daughters, three Tanzanian mutts and two very old horses.

Free In-Person Tax Preparation
*must call first for an appointment and leave a message, they will call back*

AARP Tax Aide is available for free tax preparation by IRS-Certified Volunteers. All ages may receive assistance, but preference is given for those 50+, low and middle income. You must call first to make an appointment- and make sure to leave a message. You will receive a call back. 802-467-0155. Help available for federal taxes, Vermont taxes, renter rebate, homestead declaration, and property tax adjustment claim. AARP Tax-Aide is a program of the AARP Foundation, offered in conjunction with the IRS.

 

My Favorite Book Saturday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m.

Join us for a special storytime on the first Saturday of the month, through April 6th. Kids bring their favorite book and we’ll read it out loud to the group, plus take home a new book to keep! A healthy snack will be provided. All ages welcome. Presented with Lyndonville Early Head Start.

 

 

 

 

 

Red Clover Program
Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m.
through April 3
Grades K-4

The Red Clover Books are selected each year for Vermont’s kids choice book awards. Ten books are chosen for kindergarten through fourth grades. The Cobleigh Library will do a special storytime with a project for each book on Wednesdays at 1:30, starting January 23rd and running until April 3rd. We will end with a voting party to choose the Cobleigh’s favorite book of the bunch. To sign up, please contact Abby Johnson at abbymjohnson3@gmail.com or call 802-626-5475.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thursday – Garret Keizer – 7:00 p.m. – May 2nd

Looking forward to having Garret Keizer here at the library with Green Mountain Books and Prints to talk about his new poetry book, The World Pushes Back!

 

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!

 

Cobleigh Library Origami Group
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.

Tech Tutoring!

Our Tech Tutor can help people on Saturdays for 30 minute slots by appointment.  Call 626-5475 or stop in the library to reserve your spot.  Appointments are available starting at 9:00 a.m. and the last appointment is at 10:30 a.m.  Let the library help you with your technology needs!

 

Beginner COMPUTER CLASS

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! **Please note- there will be no computer class on March 20th or 28th**

 

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 www.cobleighlibrary.org or like us on facebook.