Libraries Rock!

MOORE FREE LIBRARY Summer Reading Program 2018

Libraries Rock! :  music, sound, communication

Register at the library, fill in your reading log and get prizes!

Program runs from June 18 to Aug 18.

Free Programs:

Friday, June 29th. 7pm  – Vermont Institute of Natural Science “Screech & Hoot” – animal sounds

Saturday, July 7, 10am to noon  – Storytime & Activity Tent

(during the Community Tag Sale on the Commons) : Create didgeridoos & rain sticks!

Saturday, July 28, 10am to 11:30am – Woof! What is the Dog Saying? Lecture by Deb Helfrich of Gold Star Dog Training

TBA – Ukelele Jam! In the gallery, bring your ukulele and jam with other adults and youth


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Art and Poetry in the Gallery on May 25th

Liz Hawkes will hold an Artist Reception in the Crowell Art Gallery on Friday, May 25th from 3:30 to 5pm.  Her beautiful exhibit, Fifth Season, has been in the Gallery since the beginning of May and will remain until May 31st.  During the reception, her husband Chard deNiord, will read from his poetry. Chard is our Vermont Poet Laureate.  Please treat yourself to a wonderful afternoon with these delightful people.

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Liz Hawkes paintings at the Crowell Gallery in May

The Crowell Gallery presents
Liz Hawkes deNiord’s “Fifth Season”

New Works, showing May 1st – 30th

Artist reception May 25th, 3:30 – 5 pm

accompanied by a reading by Vermont Poet Laureate Chard deNiord.      Free and open to the public.

Fifth Season ~ A fifth season suggests an extra cycle of seasonal time. All the particulars of a regular season are present, a slant of light, shadows and the space between them, weather, and ordinary, daily events of living. In this new season one sees differently in a similar but unexpected place. Painting after a life threatening illness grounded and inspired me to continue creating in a reframed and altered territory.

This collection of paintings ranges from recent abstract, to self portraits drawn during chemotherapy. The paintings are mostly abstract on wood or canvas in thick acrylic.

 Fifth Season



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Meditation Workshop


TUESDAY  –  APRIL 24  –  7 to 8pm

FREE meditation workshop

with Jen Frey @Moore Free Library

Have you heard about the benefits of meditation but aren’t sure how to start?

Have you tried meditation but feel that it’s not working for you? This workshop is for you!
Jen will show you some very simple exercises to begin your own personal and sustainable practice.

Learn how to integrate meditation into your daily routine.

Mats optional; we’ll be working from chairs.

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Laura Wetzler returns to Newfane!

She’s back by popular demand!  Don’t miss your chance to hear Laura’s beautiful voice and stirring lyrics.

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Robert L. Crowell Scholarship for high school seniors!

Moore Free Library is offering a total of $12,000.00 in scholarships, generously funded by the family of the late Robert L. Crowell. These awards are open to graduating high school seniors residing in Brookline, Newfane, South Newfane and Williamsville who will be entering their first year of college, community college, trade or vocational post secondary education in the Fall of 2018.

The scholarship committee will consider academics, personal growth, and community contributions.

Applications should include the printed cover page, a brief autobiography (including plans for continued study and the name of the school to which you have been accepted), high-school transcript, and a minimum of 2 letters of reference. Application packets are available at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Newfane. Completed applications should be submitted by

May 15, 2018 to:  Board of Trustees Moore Free Library, P.O. Box 208, Newfane, VT 05345

The number of scholarships awarded and the award amounts will be determined by the applications received.


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New!  Sit & Knit

 New!  Sit & Knit

This informal group just started meeting at the Library on Thursdays, usually from 2pm to 4pm.  There’s no instruction or leader; just knitters getting together.  Bring your knitting and join in the fun.  “Fiber is the tie that binds.”

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