Please check Librarian’s Blog page for updates and other happenings around the library.
Write Your Life! workshop
The Moore Free Library in Newfane is offering Write For Your Life! a memoir-writing workshop led by Deborah Lee Luskin. The workshop will meet at the Library over six sessions of two hours each, on Friday afternoons from 1pm to 3 pm on March 10 & 24; April 7 & 21; May 5 & 19.
During these sessions, Deborah Lee Luskin will lead participants in writing exercises geared to stir memory by providing guided meditations for timed writing exercises. We will use positive techniques that encourage participants to write freely, to listen fully, and to dig deeply to find meaning and assign shape to the stories of their lives.
Supported by a Small and Inspiring grant from the Vermont Community Foundation, the class is free. Class size is limited, and registration is required. To register, please contact Librarian no later than March 8, 2017.
Baby & Toddler Playgroup
Thursdays 9:30 to 11:00 am – Baby & Toddler Playgroup is for children ages 0-3ish 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!
On the first Saturday of every month at 10:30am in the Children’s Room, we read stories, sing songs and do simple crafts. Bring your little one and join us for some fun!
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!
2016 November 4 – December 16 ***** 2017 January 27 – March 10 – April 21 – June 2 – July 14 – August 25 – September 29
Book Selection – order to be decided
A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains, Isabella Bird
Friday Night Knitting Club, Kate Jacobs
Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier – January 27 2017
Terra-Cotta Dog, Andrea Camilleri – March 10 2017
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte – April 21 2017
Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold – June 2 2017
Louisa May Alcott: the woman behind Little Women, Harriet Reisen – July 14 2017
Motherless Brooklyn, Jonathan Lethem – August 25 2017
Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood – September 29 2017
October Light, John Gardner – TBA
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!!
Patrons can “check out” a park pass for free entry into Vermont State Historic Sites, Vermont State Parks, the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center and the American Precision Museum, as well as Hildene-The Lincoln Family Home. Check out a PASS at the Library’s front desk!
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.
STAY TUNED FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ON THIS YEAR’S SCHOLARSHIPS!
APPLICATION PACKETS AVAILABLE SOON AT THE LIBRARY!
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.