Annual Community Tag Sale June 27

The Friends of the Moore Free Library are reserving spaces now for their Community Tag Sale to take place on the Newfane Common on Saturday, June 27, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Spaces cost $20 each. Sellers must provide their own tables. The sale will be held rain or shine, with no refunds given.

To reserve a space, please contact Julie at 365-7278 or or pick up a reservation form at the Library, 23 West Street, Newfane. The Library is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Thursday from 2:00 to 7:00 pm, and Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. When the Library is closed, you may pick up a form from the envelope tacked to the bulletin board on the front porch.

The Friends of the Moore Free Library raise funds to help support the functions and activities of the Library, a private institution that serves as a public library but without benefit of federal, state, or town money.

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Book Group meets this Friday @ noon

On the afternoon of October 12, 1990, my twin brother, Thomas, entered the Three Rivers, Connecticut, public library, retreated to one of the rear study carrels, and prayed to God the sacrifice he was about to commit would be deemed acceptable. . . .

One of the most acclaimed novels of our time, Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True is a story of alienation and connection, devastation and renewal, at once joyous, heartbreaking, poignant, mystical, and powerfully, profoundly human.

The May 22nd discussion is on Barbara Kingsolver’s Prodigal Summer. Next, the Book Group will be reading Wally Lamb’s novel and discussing it at the July 10th meeting – noon at the Library.  Pick up a copy of the book at the Library.

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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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One more week until deadline!

Robert L. Crowell  Scholarships

The Moore Free Library is offering a total of $12,000 in scholarships, generously funded by the family of the late Robert L. Crowell. These awards are open to qualified students residing in Newfane, Williamsville, South Newfane and Brookline who will be entering their first year of college, trade or vocational post-secondary education this fall.

The scholarship committee will consider academics, contributions to the community, and financial need. The number of scholarships awarded and the award amounts will be determined by the applications received.

Applications should include 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 letter of reference. Completed applications should be submitted by May 1, 2015, to:   Board of Trustees, Moore Free Library, P. O. Box 208, Newfane, VT 05345

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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 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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From the Moore Free Libray Board

Letter to the Community

Dear Neighbor,

Thanks to your on-going support of the Moore Free Library, we now have new public computers and wi-fi hot spots via our new fiber optic connections. We also offer e-Books, e-Audiobooks, and Universal Class Courses through our website, which patrons can download at home. And for those patrons who either want instruction in how to access this material or want to browse the stacks in the old-fashioned way, we have expanded evening hours on Thursdays, till 7 PM.
Our professional librarian Louise Sirois is available to help patrons find what they need, teach patrons how to access on-line materials, and schedule cultural and educational programs. On-going programs include a new art show in the Crowell Gallery each month, always opening with a public gallery celebration; a monthly writers’ group; a book group that meets every six weeks; and a story hour on Saturday mornings.
The Moore Free Library does all this – while simultaneously building and maintaining its collection of books and interlibrary loan services – without any federal, state, county or town funding. We rely entirely on the generous donations of friends like you, who support us with gifts large and small. Please donate today, so we can continue to provide our local community with this wide and growing variety of services that contribute to making Newfane such a special place.
Gifts in any amount are gladly received. Gifts can be in honor of a special someone or significant event, legacy gifts keep the memory of loved one alive for the next generation of curious minds, and cash gifts always go to good use. Checks should be made out to The Moore
Free Library.  Thank you for your generous support.
Bobbe Nemes Ragouzeos    President, Board of Trustees!
Board of Trustees: Heidi Ballantine, Suzanne d’Corsey, Bob McCandless, B. Ragouzeos, Steve Squires

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