Programs & Events

January 2023

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  • Four Winds Meeting
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  • Planning Commission Meeting
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  • Storytime
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  • Storytime
  • Greensboro Free // ErateSync Demo
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  • Art Gallery Talk on Dot Kibbee's Outsider Art
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  • Storytime
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  • Zoom Winter Art Class: Mandalas!
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  • Library Trustees Meeting

Gallery

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.

The Creative World of Dot Kibbee

Sky & Water
Sunflower

Exibition`s dates January 15 – January 28th

Come see and experience a collection of artwork created by GRACE Heritage Artist Dot Kibbee that exemplifies her colorfully expressive personal painting style which was fine-tuned over her years attending GRACE’s creative community workshops in Hardwick, Vermont.

Like many artists do, Dot Kibbee used painting as a form of storytelling to convey or express her own perspectives and life experiences. As a result, her paintings are sometimes observational, sometimes autobiographical and sometimes just for fun. Dot Kibbee’s creativity encourages us to take pleasure in the simple moments in life and also reminds us to be present, connected and observant while we are living our daily lives.

Presented by The GRACE Gallery & Archive

They 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

Greensboro Free Library StorytimeAges 0-6

Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and people!  All are welcome to this free event.
Thurs
10:30 AM
Makerspace!

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

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!
Art Gallery Exhibit and Reception – Dot Kibbee

The Greensboro Free Library is now hosting a gallery exhibit featuring Hardwick’s GRACE heritage artist Dot Kibbee.  Dot attended GRACE’s creative community workshops for several years, and developed a colorfully expressive personal painting style. 

Christine Holder, GRACE Gallery Coordinator, will discuss Outsider Art and Dot’s life and art, including her use of painting as a form of storytelling.  The talk will be followed by the gallery viewing and refreshments.   Dot’s artwork will be displayed through January 28th.  More information can be found at RuralArtsVt.org.
Jan 15th
2:00 PM
Learn to Draw Mandalas

New Hampshire artist Amy Fortier will lead participants through the steps to create beautiful mandala images.   Although Amy  has been drawing since she was a child, she  first  showed her work publicly in 2011, when she applied to paint a  4-foot-tall fiberglass pig as part of Hanover’s 250th anniversary celebration.  Since then, she has exhibited her work extensively and taught workshops devoted to creating and painting mandalas.  She also sells her painted artwork as well as mandala coloring sheets at her website, www. amyfortier.com.  

Anyone interested in the workshop is encouraged to contact either library to sign up and receive the Zoom link by emailing  [email protected] or [email protected].    Participants will need to pick up copies of the workshop handout the week before at either  library or request an electronic copy to print at home.

The workshop is co-sponsored by the Greensboro Free Library and Cabot Public Library and is free and open to all ages.
Jan 22nd
ZOOM
4:00 – 5:30 PM
January Book Club – “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah

A story of love, courage and sacrifice during the Dust Bowl era in Texas. To be held the last Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM.

Zoom link on our website calendar at www.greensborofreelibrary.org
Jan 26th
ZOOM
7:00 PM

Upstairs Book Sale

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