The Friends of the Moore Free Library will be holding their Annual Book Sale on Saturday, September 26 from 10 to 4 and Sunday, September 27 from 10 to 2. The giant sale takes place in the Union Hall, just off the Common in Newfane. Categories are fiction (including classics and a large selection of mysteries), history, biography and memoir, essays, nature, travel, art and music, how-to, health, young adult, philosophy and religion, humor, Vermont and New England, cooking, gardening, children’s literature, DVDs, and more! All proceeds go toward helping the Library to carry out its services to the community. The Moore Free Library is a private institution that functions as a public library but receives no local, State, or federal funding.
September is Library Card Sign-up Month! If you haven’t been to your local library lately, it’s a great time for a visit. Check out our new books, peruse our extensive DVD collection and view the current art show in the Crowell Art Gallery. There’s something for everyone!
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
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”.
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!
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
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.
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.