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Looking for something to do during School Break Week?

Our Park Passes program offers our library patrons free admission to several wonderful sites in Vermont.
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, Manchester, VT ~ good for admission for one family of four (2 adults + 2 children or grandchildren under 18). Hildene admissions include full access to the main house and gardens, special exhibits, goat diary, the 1903 Pullman car, Sunbeam, 12 miles of walking trails including the new Maple Trail to River Road where guests can explore the meadows, the wetlands via the floating boardwalk, and the Dene Farm. http://www.hildene.org
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT ~ good for admission to exhibits for members of one household (adults, children, caregivers). This contemporary art museum housed in historic Union Station has six galleries. Each year, about 15 exhibitions are presented in rotation. There is always at least one interactive exhibit for families to participate in art activities together. http://www.brattleboromuseum.org
During the months that Vermont state parks and state historic sites are open (usually June to , passes are available for 35 state parks and 9 state historic sites. Both passes allow free entry for up to 8 people in one vehicle.

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Bill Schommer Exhibit in Crowell Gallery

Bill

 

Opening Reception:  Sunday Feb 28th 1pm-3pm

“As a boy growing up in small town Appleton, Wisconsin, I had dreams of becoming a world famous artist. The ‘world famous’ part did not quite materialize, however the ‘artist’ part stuck with me for life. It has given me a happy 90+ years and maybe even a few more!”

So relates Bill Schommer in a newsletter for Valley Cares senior housing, where he currently resides.  Before this transition, he lived in Newfane  for many years, with his lovely wife Shirley who sadly passed away in 2011.  The couple turned part of their Newfane home into a local art gallery and an antiques store, both of which were top art destinations in Vermont for many, many years.

After 35 years in NYC, 40 years in Newfane, and now in Townshend, he’s still painting! His show will include a mix of his various genres – Vermont landscapes, abstracts, Fat Ladies series, and pointillism.

Come meet Bill and view his whimsical, intriguing, lovely paintings at the Opening Reception on Sunday, February 28th from 1 to 3pm in the Crowell Art Gallery.  The show will run until March 30th.  Gallery/Library hours are Tu-We-Fr 1-5pm, Th 2-7pm & Sat 10am-1pm.  Call 365-7948 for information

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Annual Book Sale!

The Friends of the Moore Free Library will be holding their Annual Book Sale on Saturday, September 26 from 10 to 4 and Sunday, September 27 from 10 to 2. The giant sale takes place in the Union Hall, just off the Common in Newfane. Categories are fiction (including classics and a large selection of mysteries), history, biography and memoir, essays, nature, travel, art and music, how-to, health, young adult, philosophy and religion, humor, Vermont and New England, cooking, gardening, children’s literature, DVDs, and more! All proceeds go toward helping the Library to carry out its services to the community. The Moore Free Library is a private institution that functions as a public library but receives no local, State, or federal funding.

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Scholarship Winners Announced!

The Board of Directors of Moore Free Library, in Newfane Vermont, is pleased and proud to announce this year’s recipients of the Robert L. Crowell Scholarship:
Ryan Borgesen
Corso Donati
Sam Dutton
Giannina Gaspero-Beckstrom
Leah Gokey
Greta Larson
Emma Recchi
Emily Thibault
All are excellent, well-rounded, and high-achieving students.  Moore Free Library Board would like to thank the Crowell Family for their generous support of the Newfane community.

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The Library offers high speed Internet service!

The Vermont FiberConnect Project is a collaboration between The Vermont Telecommunication Authority (VTA) and Sovernet Communications which has enabled our library to offer Internet speeds up to 50 times faster than typical residential broadband service. Patrons and guests bringing in laptops and other wireless devices are noticing that our wireless service streams videos and uploads content much faster and easier than before. Download and upload speeds on our public access computers have also dramatically increased.

The Project brought a gigabit network to 43 of the state’s libraries in mostly rural counties, including Windham county. FiberConnect access is not free for libraries; negotiated Sovernet rates are $200 per month. But e-rate discounts offer a 50% discount, making the service relatively less expensive.

The bottom line is service to our community; it’s your library so make use of it!

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Cozy on up to the Library ~

Cozy mysteries, also referred to simply as “cozies”, are a subgenre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community. Cozies don’t usually involve a lot of gory details or explicit “adult situations,” either.
Think Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple, Nancy Atherton’s Aunt Dimity, M.C. Beaton’s Hamish McBeth, Laurie B. King’s Mary Holmes, and Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. Also try authors Jacqueline Winspear, Laura Childs, Susan Wittig Albert, Sarah Addison Allen. Check http://www.goodreads.com if you want more cozy mystery suggestions or stop by the library and ask!
I just finished Alan Bradley’s latest in the Flavia de Luce series titled As chimney sweepers come to dust. Flavia’s been banished to Toronto Canada only to discover, once again, a dead body, wrapped in a Union Jack and stuffed up a chimney!

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Books for Babies!
This book purchased to celebrate the birth of Bay, Tucker, Penelope, Aniia, Aubree, Grayson, Juniper, Hugo, Lucas, Isabella,……

MFL’s Board of Trustees earmarks money every year for the purchase of one book for each child born in Newfane and Brookline the previous year. Last year, 20 babies were born! Each book has a template with the child’s complete name and birthdate. Check out the display in the children’s room.

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