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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Around the Pond by David Parker

“Around the Pond” a photographic exhibit by David Parker

The Crowell Gallery

February 2 – 28, 2018 –   EXTENDED THROUGH MARCH!

Artist Reception  :  Saturday February 3rd, 1-3 pm  AND  Thursday, March 29th, 7-8pm

The Crowell Gallery exhibits the photography of David Parker in his “Around the Pond” series this February. For naturalists, birders and those who enjoy the out of doors, this show will delight and inform.  Parker’s experience as an educator is evident in the narrative of each image. Local wildlife in over 50 images, some as large as 20”x30”, display their color, habitat and personality. Visitors will see fuzzy water fowl chicks mature to full mating dress; chatty wrens and itinerant warblers; carnivorous hawks and the shy, elusive Bittern.  Also present in this acre of water are river otter, mink, and the masterful beaver, without who this pond life would not exist. Looking for a bit of summer? “Around the Pond” will take the chill out of February.

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 1 to 5 pm, Thursday 2 to 7 pm, Saturday 10 to 1 pm

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Steven Meyer’s “Landscapes & Critters”

ARTIST RECEPTION – Saturday January 6th from 1pm to 3pm

Newfane Artist Steven Meyer will display a selection of his recent artwork at The Crowell Gallery in Newfane, Vermont for the month of January.  His work depicts mostly local farmstead scenes from the West River Valley. Of particular interest has been the Retreat Farm with it’s eclectic mix of barns and outbuildings. For years, Steven focused on oil painting but recently made a change. “I wanted to get away from the fumes. So for the past two years, I have worked exclusively with india ink on Yupo paper. I love to draw and compose. This medium suits me perfectly right now. It also allows for lots of spontanaity and unplanned surface patterns that are really interesting.”  Meyer explained.

This is especially evident in his critters. Meyer has designed lots of toys for Mary Meyer Stuffed Toys in Townshend, a company named for his grandmother. “The critters develop quickly. Often, I barely have an idea what the character will look like until the ink begins to flow.” Steven creates his work with brushes, squeegees, spray bottle, Q-tips, steel wool, paper towels, and other assorted materials (mostly from the hardware store). Stop into the Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library for a visual treat you’re sure to enjoy.

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Santa is returning to the library to visit our kids – Saturday, December 9th at 10:30am!

He will read his favorite story and hand out presents.

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