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April 2024

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Orleans/Essex Virtual Directors Meeting
  • Afterschool Program
  • Greensboro Planning Commission Meeting
  • Spanish Conversation with Anna Kehler
  • Preschool Storytime
  • Memoir Writing Group
  • Homeschool Group
  • Planning Commission Meeting
  • Afterschool Program
  • Preschool Storytime
  • Death Café
  • Memoir Writing Group
  • Homeschool Group
  • Create a Living Will
  • Afterschool Program
  • Spanish Conversation with Anna Kehler
  • Save Energy NEK Meeting
  • Preschool Storytime
  • Memoir Writing Group
  • Spanish Conversation with Anna Kehler
  • Preschool Storytime
  • GFL Book Club Discussion
  • Memoir Writing Group
  • Animals and Art *School vacation week*
  • Invasive Plants Presentation
  • Afterschool Program
  • 5-Minute, 0-Waste DIY Class
  • Spanish Conversation with Anna Kehler

This is an invitation for you to come see the latest exhibit at the Greensboro Free Library. It is views of Caspian Lake done by local residents in a variety of media. They are done in acrylic on canvas board and wood, colored pencil, a paper collage, oil on canvas, pastels, photographs, a photo montage, prints, stained glass mosaic, watercolor, and woodblock print.

Poetry Exhibit

Currently exhibiting is a poetry exhibit featuring Vermonter’s poems about Spring. Help us fill a branch with haiku-poem buds and flowers or send us your longer poem and we’ll print it for display.

Exhibits have been done by local craftsmen. Several are available for either a donation to the library or for a fee.

Many thanks to the owners who have given them to the library for showing in the gallery so you can enjoy the views of Caspian.

Programs & Events

Programming for Children

All welcome to these free events!

After-school Program

We will walk from the Lakeview after school and anyone else (ie. homeschool or a different school) is
welcome to meet us at the library around 3 pm. Snacks, crafts, activities, games, Legos, stories and
play time.

Please pre-register by contacting me at [email protected] .
3-5 PM
Preschool Story Hour Ages 0-6

Enjoy stories, songs, crafts! 
Homeschool Group – Ages 6-12

Join our multi age homeschool group and engage in stories, games, conversation and crafts. We will
enjoy themed stories throughout the school year, participate in some field trips and service projects,
and play.

Contact youth librarian Emily Purdy at [email protected] with questions or ideas.
Arts and Animals with Rob Mullen

Wildlife artist Rob Mullen will join us to talk about his art and the animals and environments he has come to know. Kids are welcome to spend time making art with Rob in the Makerspace after the presentation. This is geared for youth ages 6-12 but everyone is welcome. You can see Rob’s work at
April 26th at 10:30

As always, come in and explore our Makerspace any time the library is open. There are arts and
crafts supplies and ideas, dress up, blocks, legos, snapcircuits, turing tumble, and more!
Red Clover Chronicle!

Youth are invited to write for the year round Red Clover Chronicle! A youth newspaper hosted by the Greensboro Free Library. Draw pictures, write articles, jokes, calendar items, book reviews, nature observations, etc. Please submit (nothing larger than 8 1/2″ X 7″ or a half page of legal sized paper) to the library by the first of any given month. There is an envelope hanging on a clipboard in the makerspace to gather submissions. Contact Daniela Dimarco at [email protected] or Megan Hall at [email protected] with questions.

Programming for Adults

Spanish Conversation Hour with Anna Kehler

Come practice your Spanish with Anna.
April 2nd & 9th
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Death Cafe with Sharon Putney

Learn more about death and dying in this open conversation on topics about it.
Thursday April 11th
11:00 Am
Create a Living Will with Vermont Ethics Network

You will get expert guidance on writing your own Advanced Directive for emergency and end-of-life care. There will be fillable forms & instructions to make the task easy.
April 16th
11:00 AM
April Library Book Club – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

“At this challenge, Mary Shelley began work on the ‘ghost story’ that was to evolve into the most celebrated horror novel in literary history. Frankenstein was published the next year and become the rage of London. In the generations since, the story of Victor Frankenstein and the monster he created has been read by millions all over the world. It has inspired hundreds of imitations, but it has never been equaled for its masterful manipulation of the elements of horror and suspense.” —

Email [email protected] to learn more or to be added to our book club e-mail list. Find the ZOOM link in our website calendar at
April 25th at 1:00 PM
via ZOOM
5-Minute 0-Waste DIY Class

Learn quick recipes and techniques to save money and reduce plastic waste. Making detergents, bread, yogurt and self-care products will all the demonstrated. Contact the library if you have a recipe or technique to share, as we’d like share as many as possible.
April 30th
5:00 PM
Greensboro United Church Kitchen
Spring Bird Walks – 2024

Learn what birds have returned. Enjoy them in their natural habitats as you enjoy Greensboro.

Join John Schweizer (Vermont Audubon) at the Library on May 19th at 7:00 AM. Walk down Church Lane, Lazy Lane and High Pines. Maybe you’ll see a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird.

On May 26th at 7:00 AM, meet at The Highland Lodge to walk at Bathtub Rock Road and Porter Brook with Chris Steel (Greensboro Conservation Commission) and see if you see any Cedar Waxwings

June 2nd, Joann Hanowski (Vermont Audubon) will take you down the Bear Glen Trails. Meet her at 7:00 AM at the end of Collier Road.

For more information and loaner binoculars contact Paula Davison at the Greensboro Free Library either 802-533-2531 or [email protected]

May 19th
7:00 AM
Greensboro Free Library

May 26th
Highland Lodge

June 2nd
End of Collier Road
Free Tax Preparation with AARP TAX-AIDE

For taxpayers from Greensboro and Hardwick, call (802)441-3220 to make an appointment. IRS-Certified
will offer free tax preparation to all ages of low and middle income tax payers (with special attention to those 50+).
You do not need to be an AARP member to use this service.

This service is offered at the Greensboro Free Library for Federal Taxes, Vermont taxes, Renter Claim, Homestead Declaration and Property Tax Adjustment Claim.

One of 5000+ AARP TAX-AIDE sites helping over 50 million taxpayers since 1968. It is a program of the AARP
Foundation, offered in conjunction with the IRS.

Open Feb to Apr 15
Free Library
Invasive Plants in Greensboro

View the invasive plants that are in Greensboro. Learn what species are likely to cause economic or environmental
harm or to harm human health. See how to identify them and more importantly how to control them in this
presentation from William Marlier available here
Lending Library – Long Term Laptops

Several laptops are available to be loaned out for a period of 3 months with renewals often accepted. Ask at the front
desk or email [email protected] for more information.

Consider it for your homeschooler or business.
Free Vegetables!

Vegetables are available for everyone on Thursdays and while supplies last with thanks to local farmers, volunteers,
and Salvation Farms. Stay healthy and fed!

Upstairs Book Sale

The Book Sale is open (upstairs in the library) whenever the library is open.