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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Would you like to write a Memoir?

The Moore Free Library would like to offer a Memoir Writing Workshop for those who want a chance to reflect on and write about the key moments of their lives.

In a supportive environment, writer and educator Deborah Lee Luskin will lead participants in writing exercises geared to stirring memory by providing guided meditations for timed writing exercises. We will use positive techniques that encourage participants to write freely, to listen fully, and to dig deeply to find meaning and assign shape to the stories of their lives.

Deborah Lee Luskin is an award-winning novelist, a prolific essayist and a seasoned educator. She has taught literature and writing to a wide spectrum of learners and has been a Visiting Scholar for the Vermont Humanities Council for over thirty years.

Please email Louise Sirois at moorefreelibrary@gmail.com to indicate your interest in joining this group.  We need a minimum number to launch the workshop and we hope to start these sessions by January 2017.

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Two exciting Programs coming up!


Yoga for children with Ro!  10:30 to 11:30 on Tuesday June 28th at the  Library.

Gentle, introductory yoga for young children, ages 4-12, with Ro Corbin.  Free of charge.   Info 802-365-7948. This program is part of the Library’s On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! Summer Reading Program.


SRP LogoStephen Coronella “Racing With the Wind” – music for all ages.

Thursday, June 30 @7pm.

 A fast-paced & high energy children’s/family concert with long-time kids’ favorite Stephen Coronella, performing on guitar, hammer dulcimer, flutes, hand drums & more.  Free of charge.  Info 802-365-7948.

In keeping with this year’s Summer Reading Program theme “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!”, Stephen’s program combines songs, stories and games about storybook contests and rivalries from ancient Greek gods to the Middle Ages and beyond. As an experienced performer and educator, he presents interactive concerts that are especially designed to inspire a love of reading for all ages. Please join us!


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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 – moorefreelibrary.wordpress.com and click on Continuing Education Classes. Call or email the Library for more info.

 Universal Class

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Folk Musician & Storyteller ~ June 15

A wonderful Family Friendly Concert is coming up on Wednesday, June 15, at 7pm.  Bob Zentz, folk musician and storyteller, will perform on a variety of stringed instruments.  Please join us!

Bob Zentz

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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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STEVE LLOYD Exhibit in the Crowell Gallery for the month of May

A dialog between realism and abstraction

Steve Lloyd ~ Vermont resident and Brattleboro artist ~ will show his paintings in the Crowell Art Gallery in Newfane from May 3rd to 31stThe Opening Reception will be on Saturday, May 7th from 11am to 1pm.  “My paintings depict the way the world feels to me. In representational work I will add an element of geometry; in abstract work, the rigor of the geometry is balanced by color and the nature of the paint.  A long career as an architect surely influences my work, but an equal force is my respect for the natural world.”

Access to the Gallery and Library are FREE.May Lloyd 1 May Lloyd 2

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