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2016 Recipients of the Robert L. Crowell scholarship for high school seniors

The Board of Trustees of the Moore Free Library in Newfane is proud to announce this year’s recipients of a Robert L. Crowell Scholarship.  These yearly awards total $12,000 and are to qualified students residing in Newfane, Williamsville, South Newfane and Brookline who will be entering their first year of college, trade or vocational school.  Moore Free Library Board thanks the Crowell Family for their generous support of the Newfane community.

The students, along with the college they will be attending this Fall, are:

Skyler Nupp – Hartford School of Art
Evan Daigneault – Johnson State
Caitlin Garry – Albany College of Pharmacy
Max Cramp – Curry College

Congratulations and good luck to these students in their future endeavors!

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Universal Class – free online education classes for our patrons!

Another reason for the word FREE in Moore Free Library:
Over 500 online classes available to our patrons, free to use anytime & anywhere! Go to our website – and click on Continuing Education Classes. Call or email the Library for more info.

 Universal Class

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Is that a Cougar?

MAY 19 6PM
Bill Betty, presenter
Bill has been keeping track of mountain lions in New England for over 43 years and has had more than a dozen encounters with nature’s perfect predator. His entertaining and educational talk covers all aspects of cougar behavior, tracking, sightings, maps, and even includes some humorous slides.
The program last 60 minutes. FREE ADMISSION.

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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.
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.
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



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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