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Events Calendar

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Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, September 24 – 7:00 p.m.  – Fire, Flood & Philanthropy – Lyndon’s Historic Roots with Postcard Images with Beth Kanell  You’ve probably heard of the great Vermont flood of 1927. But what about Lyndonville’s “$500,000 Fire” of 1924? Today’s “downtown” was shaped by fires and floods. Most of all, it took early form as two philanthropists made their dreams come true for the town and region, and as the railroad recovered from another fire at its St. Johnsbury depot. Hear about Elmer, Theodore, Solomon, and Venila — as well as John Norris and others who turned their own profits into benefits for this Vermont town. Adventure and risk? That’s how history comes to life for Vermont historic novelist Beth Kanell. Join us for a very unusual survey of the town, and to rediscover a story of your own.  Please join us with this presentation from Beth which will be open for questions and discussion afterwards.

Cobleigh Library Trustee Meeting – Thursday – September 26th – 6:00 p.m.
The public is welcome to attend trustee meetings!  Please join us!

Thursday, October 3 – 7:00 p.m.  Vermont Foraging and Farming Lifestyle
Walter Collins and Benjamin Webster from the Vermont Foraging group and Jessica Simpson from Wilder Farm with a CSA and a Farmstand will talk about their lifestyles leaving room for questions and comments at the end.  There is much talent and knowledge to be shared!  Please join us to help celebrate Rooted in Vermont!  Rooted in Vermont is a grassroots effort to help stimulate increased awareness, participation, and purchases in Vermont’s local food economy and help local food consumption become mainstream in the next 5-10 years.  Local food connects us to the land, to our history, and to our communities.

Friday, October 4
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Family Fun Friday @ Bandstand Park
Our theme this month is Pumpkins: pumpkin painting, pumpkin games, pumpkin crafts, and pumpkin snacks! Join us for our last Family Fun Friday event of the year. All ages welcome with an adult. Presented with All Things Lyndon.

Saturday, October 5
10:00 a.m.
My Favorite Book
A special Saturday storytime at the Cobleigh. Kids bring their favorite books from home to share with the group. Everyone goes home with a free book to keep! Healthy snack provided. Presented with Lyndonville Early Head Start.

Friday, October 11th from noon-6:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
HUGE BOOK SALE!!
Lyndon Municipal Building
119 Park St. in Lyndonville
Tons of great deals! Huge Selection! Presented by the Friends of the Cobleigh Public Library.

Tuesday, October 15 – 7:00 p.m. – Writing History into Adventure (from Winds of Freedom novels)
Did you ever get a great idea for a story, and see exactly how it starts — and then get stuck at the end of chapter 1, or even page 1? Beth Kanell, author of a dozen Vermont books including the award-winning novel The Long Shadow, shows how to lean on your family or town history and your own curiosity to create a plot and characters for a well-rounded short story or even a novel of your own. Beth will bring postcard images of Lyndonville’s past to start your creative wheels spinning. Bring a pen or pencil, and if you like, bring a family or local photo of your own, and prepare to enjoy what authors enjoy most.  Aspiring writers of any age are welcome to attend this event.  Please register with the library in person or by calling or emailing.  626-5475 or info@cobleighlibrary.org.  Please leave your name and phone number.  This program is limited to twelve people.

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!

 

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!

 

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.