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The Hurricane of ’38 by Steve Long

Thursday, September 13th at 7pm in UNION HALL in Newfane

On the 80th anniversary of the Hurricane of ’38, The Historical Society of Windham County and the Moore Free Library bring this timely program featuring Steve Long, writer, founder and editor of Northern Woodlands magazine for 17 years.  In his book, The Hurricane of ’38, Steve Long chronicles how the hurricane of ’38 transformed New England, bringing about social and ecological changes that can still be observed these many decades later.  See Librarian’s Blog page for more detailed information. This is a free program.

Park Passes

Patrons can “check out” a park pass for free entry into Vermont State Historic Sites, Vermont State Parks (seasonal), the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center and the American Precision Museum, as well as Hildene-The Lincoln Family Home.  A discounted pass to ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is also available.

** NEW ** Pass to the Retreat Farm in Brattleboro! for hours. Pass is for free entry to the Children’s Farm & Forest program for a family of up to 5 people.

Check out a PASS at the Library’s front desk!

Book Group

This group is open to all and meets, on average, every 6 weeks.  No need to register;  just pick up a book at the library beforehand and then join the discussion!

Book Selection – – – – – Discussion Date
Swing Time by Zadie Smith – February 23rd
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson – April 6th
Nutshell by Ian McEwan – May 18th
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles – June 22nd
Bread & Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson – August 3rd
The Country of Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett – September 14th


Baby & Toddler Playgroup


ON SUMMER BREAK! – SEE YOU IN THE FALL – Thursdays, Baby & Toddler Playgroup is for children ages 0-4ish and their caregivers.  It’s a great opportunity to get out of the house and to socialize. Come over for songs, stories, simple crafts and just hanging out together!

Robert L. Crowell Scholarships

Each year, Moore Free Library offers 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 the following Fall. The scholarship committee considers academics, contributions to the community, and financial need. The number of scholarships awarded and the award amounts are determined by the applications received.  The scholarship application deadline for 2018 is May 15th!


Take a Walk!

One of the many ways in which the Robert L. Crowell family has supported The Moore Free Library over the years has been the acquisition and gift to us of a seven-acre parcel of undeveloped land on South Wardsboro Road a short distance from the Library. The acreage, which serves as a wildlife sanctuary and teaching resource, is open to the community in all seasons free of charge. We invite you to walk or snowshoe on this lovely piece of Vermont landscape.

library land photo



VINS “Screech & Hoot” – the Science of Bird Communication

Friday, June 29th at 7pm : Why do owls hoot? What are those hawks talking about? How do scientists find out what birds are saying? Meet some of these talkative hawks, falcons and owls up close! We’ll practice identifying raptors by their calls, learn what these vocalization might mean and how they are made. You’ve never heard bird song like this!    This FREE program is part of Moore Free Library’s Summer Reading Program and is open to all ages.


TUESDAY  –  JAN 16  –  7 to 8pm

FREE meditation workshop

with Jen Frey @Moore Free Library

23 West St, Newfane

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.


– Saturday, December 9th @ 10:30am –

Stories & gifts for our little ones!


Bob Zentz & Jeanne MacDougall

October 20th ~ 7pm

General Admission:  $15          Seniors/Students:  $12

Bob Zentz and Jeanne MacDougall Zentz return to Moore Free Library for a concert of folk music and “edu-tainment” on Friday, Oct. 20 at 7p.m.  Bob is a singer of songs about people, places and times gone by, a teller of the tales behind the songs he sings and a scholar of the evolution of homemade music.  From traditional Celtic ballads and sea chanteys to science fiction songs and poetry set to music, the evening’s selections will be chosen from Bob’s vast repertoire of more than 2,000 songs.  Bob brings to every performance a variety of instruments ranging from the more common guitar and concertina to the more unusual hurdy-gurdy and his one inch harmonica.  Bob and Jeanne effortlessly weave vocals, instruments, anecdotes, humor, humanity and history into an evening of pure musical fun and entertainment.


Southern Vermont Natural History Museum presents


Thursday, August 24th from 7pm to 8pm

FREE (sponsored by Friends of the Moore Free Library – Thanks Friends!)


Saturday, JUNE 17th from 10:30am to 11:30am

Dennis Waring’s show involves the science, history and geography of crafting musical instruments from recyclables.     For children and families.  Participation encouraged !  ** FREE **

Invasion of the Alien Bugs!

Back by popular demand!  Well, not the bugs but the program!

June 8th, Thursday  7pm to 8pm – for all ages

This FREE program is about the threat that the Asian Longhorned Beetle, Emerald Ash Borer and Hemlock Woolly Adelgid are to Vermont’s trees and economy.

Learn how to identify these three major pests (samples of dead bugs), how to identify signs of their presence, how to help prevent infestations caused by the movement of firewood, and what to do if you see one of the invaders.

Hand-outs to help in identification will be available for all participants to take home. Bug tattoos for everyone!

This program will be led by Carolyn & Gary Katz, with materials and information gleaned from a University of Vermont Extension Service seminar.


 Tech Tuesday

Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30pm – Free assistance from peers for iPhone, iPad and laptop computer questions.
Wonder why your iPhone battery runs out so quickly? How do you download an eBook to your device and where does it go once it’s downloaded? How do I enter events in my iPhone/iPad calendar? These questions and more can be answered on TECH TUESDAY!
If you would like to occasionally be a Tuesday Tech Tutor, speak to Louise the Librarian. We’d love the help!!