Programs and Announcements

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A Library is the HEART of a Community!   

 

Grand Isle Free Library

Program Events

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Join us for CHILDREN’S STORYTIME on Wednesday, September 18th  at 10:00 a.m.

A great opportunity for toddlers and children to socialize. 

All ages are Welcome!  

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On Tuesday, September 24th at 6:00 p.m. at the Grand Isle Library Nadean Stone will speak on her memoir “No Stone Unturned: A Remarkable Journey to Identity.”  Admission is free. The author’s book will be available at the event. Please join us!

As heard on WCAX’s July 22 broadcast, Nadean’s book is about the 44 year  search for her birth parents. It is a strong character driven memoir of a child presented with numerous challenging life experiences. Nadean battled an aggressive form of cancer, experienced a harrowing escape from a Caribbean island and suffered unbelievably great losses that would break many a spirit. Yet as one reviewer noted “She soldiers on with unfailing courage.”Nadean wrote her memoir  with the intention of inspiring readers to find faith, hope and the courage to persevere against daunting personal challenges. Her website is https://www.nadeanstone.com

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The Library has many NEW BOOKS and DVDs (films and documentaries). From the latest Louise Penny book to thrillers by James Patterson and many other best-selling authors. Search what we have in our Destiny online catalog or stop by. We have adult fiction, nonfiction, classics, and the latest nominated children and young adult books from the VT award lists. We also have special collections, from Graphic Novels to sturdy Books for Babies and Toddlers.

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WRITING GROUP for Adults  meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. If you would enjoy a supportive environment where you can share your writing interests and talents with others, please join us.  Contact Rhonda at the Library if you have any questions.person holding white paper and typewriter

 

 

CHILDREN’S MUSIC and MOVEMENT TIME 

Join us for Songs and Fun on Wednesday, September 4th  at 10:00.

All ages are Welcome!

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SPECIAL STORY and MUSIC PRESENTATION

Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate will be sailing to Grand Isle Library on Wednesday, July 24th at 10 a.m. Songs and interactive fun for everyone (especially for ages 3-7), but all ages welcome. A Department of Libraries Summer Reading Performance. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Join us for CHILDREN’S STORYTIME on Wednesday, July 24th  at 10:00 a.m. A great opportunity for toddlers and children to socialize. If you are a caregiver or parent who plans on bringing several children, please contact Rhonda in advance to discuss available space. Thank you.

All ages are Welcome!  

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Join us for CHILDREN’S STORY and MUSIC TIME

on Wednesday, July 3rd at 10:00 a.m. All ages are Welcome!  

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2019 SPECIAL SUMMER EVENT on Saturday, June 15th

from 2-3 PM for children (5 years and up), teens and adults. Touching the Sky Dome: Stories of the Sun, Moon and Stars. Michael Caduto is a storyteller, children’s author and musician. This performance uses songs, chants, native instruments and entertaining stories that are carefully chosen from indigenous cultures found throughout North America, and beyond. Come hear how the Coyote becomes the moon, how Fisher goes to Sky Land and changes into the Big Dipper, and other stories about the Sun, Moon and Stars.

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Join us for CHILDREN’S STORYTIME on Wednesday, June 26th  at 10:00 a.m.

All ages are Welcome!  

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Join us for CHILDREN’S STORYTIME on Wednesday, May 15th  at 10:00 a.m.

All ages are Welcome!  

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Join us for CHILDREN’S STORYTIME on Wednesday, April 17th at 10:00 a.m.

All ages are Welcome!  

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SEED SWAP SATURDAY from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Drop off clearly marked seeds to share (with planting instructions as needed) and pick up some seeds to try.

 

 

GAME NIGHT FOR ADULTS:  Tuesday, March 26th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Join us for a Fun Filled evening! Bring your own board game to share with others or play with some of ours. 

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CHILDREN’S STORYTIME: Wednesday, March 13th at 10:00 a.m. Join us to Celebrate Shamrocks and Leprechauns. All ages are Welcome!

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CHILDREN’S STORYTIME

Happy Birthday Dr Seuss!

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 Join us on Wednesday, March 6th at 10:00 AM for Special Activities and Dr. Seuss Stories.  All ages are Welcome!

 

SPECIAL CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY STORYTIME 

Wednesday, February 20th at 10:00 a.m.  Join us for a Valentine’s Story, Craft Activity and Cookies. All ages are Welcome!

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2019: The Fiber Arts Night Group will not be meeting during the summer months, but we will advertise in the fall when the group starts again.

FIBER ARTS NIGHT has returned to the Grand Isle Free Library! Come and join us on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.  You can arrive at your convenience. The program is free. We share our knowledge and experience in the areas of: knit, crochet, cross-stitch, sewing, quilting and needle tatting. If you would like to learn any of these arts we will gladly teach you using our supplies and tools. If you have a project you need encouragement to continue with, bring it along.                                              adult art blue close up

COLORING FOR ADULTS: Stop by and check out our assortment of creative coloring sheets! Pencils provided.

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NEWER BOOKS FOR SALE BY DONATION:  Stop by and look at our assorted books. Great for gifts!  Many are newer publications in outstanding condition. These include “Spy Master” by Brad Thor, “Truly, Madly, Guilty” by Liane Moriarty, “A Jack Reacher Novel: The Midnight Line” by Lee Child, “White Lace and Promises” by Debbie Macomber, and “The Bishop’s Pawn” by Steve Berry.
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CHILDREN’S MUSIC and MOVEMENT TIME: Wednesday, January 23rd at 10:00 a.m. Join us for some great Songs, Music and Movement. All ages are Welcome!  

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME: Wednesday, January 16th at 10:00 a.m. Join us for a Story and Craft. All ages are Welcome!  

OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION on Thursday, January 3rd at 7:00 PM.  Hear from a female engineering/computer science college student about her experiences in technology and the different opportunities that she has found while in high school and in college. Target Audience is Teens and Adults. However, ages 10 and up are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

Join us on Wednesday, January 2nd at 10 AM for CHILDREN’S STORYTIME! All ages are WELCOME!

GAME NIGHT FOR ADULTS on Tuesday, December 18th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.  Join us for a Fun Filled evening! Bring your own board game to share with others or play with some of ours. This event is for Adults.

CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY STORYTIME on Wednesday, December 12th at 10 AM.   Join us for a Story, Craft Activity, and Cookies!  All ages are welcome.  See you at the Library!

GAME NIGHT FOR ADULTS on Tuesday, December 11th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.  Join us for a Fun Filled evening! Bring your own board game to share with others or play with some of ours. This event is for Adults.

BOOKS FOR SALE BY DONATION:  Stop by and look at our assorted books. Many are like new. Great for gifts!

THANK YOU to the many Patrons and Friends of the Library for donating their time to  make the Election Day Bake Sale such a success!  THANK YOU  also to all of you in the community who gave so  generously!!   $860.75  was made, and the leftovers were divided between the Grand Isle Food Shelf and CIDER for their meals.  The Library appreciates all of your efforts!!!  

Join us on Wednesday, November 14th at 10 AM for CHILDREN’S STORYTIME and a Craft Activity!  All ages are welcome.  See you at the Library!

CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN EVENT!  Join us for Halloween Crafts, Songs and Stories on Wednesday, October 31st at 10 AM. All ages are Welcome!

CHILDREN’S MUSIC TIME! Join us on Wednesday, October 24th at 10 AM for some great Songs, Music and Movement. All ages are Welcome!

Join us on Wednesday, October 10th at 10 AM for CHILDREN’S STORYTIME!

Join us on Wednesday, October 3rd at 10 AM for CHILDREN’S STORYTIME! This week the Storytime is for Preschoolers ages 3 and up. However, other ages are welcome to come in and pick out books or play.

Join us on Wednesday, September 26th at 10 AM for  CHILDREN’S MUSIC TIME!

Join us on Wednesday, September 19th at 10 AM for CHILDREN’S STORYTIME!

Join us on Wednesday, September 5th at 10 AM for  CHILDREN’S MUSIC TIME!

Come in and check out our New Books for Adults and Youth!

Volunteers are Special People. Thank you to Lucille Campbell and Glenda Leake for offering their time and talents to support our Library!

June 5th – 6:30 – 8:00 pm Ron Krupp / Organic Smorganic Talk:

Organic/Smorganic- What does it mean anyway? This workshop will describe the differences between organic and chemical gardening and farming and how gardeners can move from using chemicals to the organic methods by using compost, biological controls, companion planting, and even planting by the stars.

Bring your garden questions.

 July 11th – @ 10:00 – 11:00am – Ahoy! Ron Carter, aka Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate will be here on singing with his own guitar accompaniment and to backing tracks from my stylistically diverse albums “Give Me an RRR!” and “Pirate PaRRRty!”  Everyone welcome!

July 18th – 10:00 – 12:00pm – Rocks, Part of a Never-Ending Cycle – Kurt Valenta

Rocks, Part of a Never-Ending Cycle We will look at various types of rocks and how they are transformed to create yet other rocks with different properties and characteristics. We shall also become aware of how rocks affect our daily lives and the products we use every day.

July 26th –6:00pm- Life in a Jar: Dr. Jack Mayer tells the story of Irena Sendler, a holocaust hero who rescued 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto. Sendler’s story remained unknown after the war—until three Kansas teens uncovered a reference to her heroism 60 years later. They helped transform her story into a National History Day play called Life in a Jar, finally bringing recognition to Sendler’s heroism and helping to open dialogue about the Holocaust in Poland. The “girls from Kansas” continue to champion Sendler’s legacy—courage, tolerance, and respect for all—and are living examples of the power individuals have to change the world.

July 31st @ 6:00- 8:00pm.  LCATV – Editing 101 – Adult Workshop

Bring your footage from home, and LCATV staff will help you to get it off your device (camera, smart phone, etc.) and into our Adobe Premiere Pro editing software.  Using the software and laptops provided, learn how to edit your footage by cutting out mistakes, as well as, adding titles, music or sound effects.  Make sure to bring all cords associated with the device that you will be getting your footage from and a way to bring your edited footage home with you (digital storage device or cloud- based storage).