Children’s Book Illustrators

Ever wonder how they do it? ~those wonderful illustrators of children’s books.  http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2015/08/10/jake_green_photographs_emerging_children_s_illustrators_in_his_book_the.html

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If YOU’VE always wanted to try your hand at illustrating, drawing, or sketching, the library has an immense collection of art books. Be it watercolor, calligraphy, pencil sketching, oil painting, graphic design or pastel, we have the book for you!
Try “Chinese Landscape Painting for Beginners” or “Studio Tips for Artists & Graphic Designers” or “Calligraphic Flourishing, a new approach to an ancient art”.

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Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale in September!

The Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale will be on September 26 & 27 this year. The sale will take place in our traditional site of Union Hall in Newfane.
We have over 90 boxes of books to offer for all kinds of reading tastes: mystery, biography, science, philosophy, travel, romance, classic literature, etc. Movies and audiobooks will also be available for sale.
Stay tuned for more news on this web site and on our fb page!

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DCF books at the Library

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award
Since 1956, Vermont children in grades 4 to 8 have voted for their favorite book in a program designed to help them become enthusiastic readers and to honor Vermont author Dorothy Canfield Fisher. You may remember some of her titles which include Seasoned Timber, Hillsboro People and Memories of Arlington, VT.
The DCF award is the second oldest child-selected award in the country.

Several titles on the 2015-16 Nominees List are at the Moore Free Library now. They are:
The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
I Kill the Mockingbird by David Acampora
Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle by George Hagen
The Art of Secrets by James Klise
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy
Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
Greenglass House by Kate Milford
The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel
The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin
El Deafo by Cece Bell

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PuppeTree presents!

The PuppeTree presents – on Saturday July 11th, 11am, at the Library – Swimmy by Leo Lionni followed by The Swimmer. This presentation is FREE and open to the public.
Can you imagine a bigger HERO than Mr. Lionni’s 1 inch fish? The PuppeTree brings this Caldecott Honor Book to life with shadow puppets and stunning animation.
The Swimmer is about a young girl who swims in a New England river and encounters pollution. She becomes a heroine by… – come see how!
The PuppeTree is a theatre workshop and puppet company with the mission to promote an appreciation of the performing arts, with an emphasis on children’s theater and puppets. Learn more about them at http://www.vtpuppeTree.org.

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Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program at the Library is in full swing! Children of all ages can drop by the Library to register : read books, do fun activities, get prizes! The program will continue through to the end of July.

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VENTURE VERMONT 2015

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The 2015 Venture Vermont Challenge is On!
Looking for something fun to do this summer? Try the Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge. How it works is you download a score sheet, do fun outdoor activities and take photos of yourself and your family completing the activities. Once you reach 250 points, send us your photos and score sheet and you’ll receive a VIP coin good for free day entry into any Vermont State Park for the rest of this year and all of next year!   Download score sheet at http://www.vtstateparks.com

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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 julielav@sover.net 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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