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Events Calendar

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Upcoming events:

May 21 – Monday – 4:30 p.m.  Cobleigh Public Library Trustee Meeting.  The public is invited and welcome to attend these meetings!

May 22 – Tuesday – 10:00 a.m.  Friends of the Cobleigh Library will meet.  The public is welcome and invited to attend

***Please note: the library will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.

June 5th – Tuesday – 7:00 p.m.  Open Mic Night!  Twelve people for five minutes to read Poetry or Prose.  Yours or someone’s you admire.  Pot luck!  Sign up at 626-5475. 

June 14th – Thursday – 7:00 p.m.  Vermont Holocaust Program

Library is pleased to be sharing an evening with speakers from the Vermont Holocaust Memorial (VTHM).
VTHM’s moving exhibit: “From Generation to Generation …We Are Here! Honoring Lives Lost and Stories of Survival,” was introduced in Stowe last year. The exhibit, now in process of fundraising to re-create a mobile version, included historical photos and stories, touched several hundred Vermonters statewide. VTHM offers: educator workshops; a school “Leaf Project” which helps students realize the enormity of 1.5 million children killed during the Holocaust by using the analogy of a tree; and a speaker’s bureau consisting of children of Holocaust survivors who share their family legacies to promote respect, compassion and understanding at schools, libraries and other organizations.

Cobleigh Public Library is proud to be carrying forward the important lessons learned from the Holocaust. Knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against ignorance, intolerance and fear. By sharing stories of survival, and teaching their invaluable lessons learned, the Vermont Holocaust Memorial (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization) envisions a time when prejudice, bigotry and hate are replaced by respect for all.

Additional information can be found on the Vermont Holocaust Memorial website: www.holocaustmemorial-vt.org

 

 June 19 – Tuesday – 7:00 p.m.  Adam Boyce as Old Country Fiddler, Charles Ross Taggart
Adam Boyce portrays musical humorist Charles Ross Taggart, sharing recollections of his life with live fiddling and sketches.

A native of East Topsham, Vermont, Charles Ross Taggart was a traveling musical humorist. His 43-year career took him all over the U.S. and Canada, including the famous Red Path Chautauqua Bureau of Chicago. A fiddler, pianist, singer, and ventriloquist, he made over 50 recordings of his humorous monologues with the Victor, Edison, and Columbia companies, and appeared in an early “talkie” three years before Al Jolson starred in “The Jazz Singer.”

Adam Boyce portrays Taggart near the end of his career, circa 1936, sharing recollections on his life and career, interspersed with live fiddling, singing, and humorous sketches.

Adam is a fiddler, composer, and author who studied the traditional music and dance history of New England with the legendary “Yankee” fiddler Harold “Chuck” Luce.

 June 25 – Monday – 4:30 p.m.  Cobleigh Public Library Trustee Meeting.  The public is invited and welcome to attend these meetings!

August 14th – Tuesday – 7:00 p.m.  Presentation from Michael J. Tougias
Above & Beyond: JFK and the U-2 Pilots During the Cuban Missile Crisis

New York Times Bestselling Author Michael J. Tougias

 In this multimedia presentation based on his soon-to-be-published book, New York Times bestselling author Michael J. Tougias first chronicles the thirteen harrowing days of the Cuban Missile Crisis and then outlines the steps President Kennedy made to reach a decision on a course of action.

Special emphasis is given to the heroes of the crisis: the U-2 pilots who flew unarmed over Cuba to secure the photographic proof that the Soviets were installing nuclear missiles on the island. These pilots helped President Kennedy achieve a difficult objective: have the nuclear missiles removed from Cuba without triggering Armageddon.

JFK secretly audio recorded every meeting conducted during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  These transcripts, as well as recently declassified CIA documents, form the basis of this fascinating analysis into JFK’s successful decision making. Tougias has interviewed the U-2 pilots who discovered the missiles eliciting special insights that have remained undisclosed in the intervening 53 years. The presentation includes three lesser-known events that put us on the brink of nuclear war:

  • The shoot-down of Major Rudolph Anderson who was killed in his U-2 by a Soviet Surface to Air Missile over Cuba.
  • The accidental incursion of a U-2 from Alaska into Soviet air space, and the chase that ensued, including fighter jets with nuclear tipped missiles.
  • The Russian submarine commander who wanted to launch his nuclear torpedo when the Americans tried to force him to the surface.

This unique presentation entertains with the dramatic chronicling of the Cuban Missile Crisis (with slides) while providing useful analysis of JFK’s process of tackling major decisions in practical ways that others can learn from and adopt.  It’s an especially timely topic today with current tensions with North Korea and Russia.

Tougias, best-known for his seven award-winning books examining extraordinary survivors and rescuers, is a sought-after speaker on leadership and crisis management. The author uses the same storytelling skills that landed him on the New York Times bestseller list to both engage and inspire his audience.

*****Contact: mtougias@comcast.net    See: www.michaeltougias.com  

 

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 (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!

 

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!

 

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 www.cobleighlibrary.org or like us on facebook.