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Upcoming Programs & Events

Owls and Their Calls: a Virtual Visit with VINS

Did you know that not all owls hoot? Join the Barton, Glover, Greensboro, and Jeudevine Libraries for a one hour virtual program all about owls Friday, April 23, at 10 AM (school vacation week!) with the Vermont Institute for Natural Science (VINS)! This program includes live owls and an audible demonstration of the sounds of our local owls. Participants will learn the defining characteristics and adaptations for life as a nocturnal predator on the wing.
If you would like to dissect an owl pellet at home before the program, they will be available while supplies last. Sign up to receive the Zoom link as well and/or an owl pellet with Emily Purdy at [email protected].
This programming is free and open to all ages.

What’s Up in the Sky Now?

Science educator Bobby Farlice-Rubio of the the Fairbanks Museum presents a wide-ranging exploration of space and what we can see in the spring skies: constellations, planets, the Moon and sky related events in this Zoom program. To view this program select this link https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/0l9aqT4ORQjO8FhTSqQtGSxLEIUMWgUPrRLseytkcQd4jvWpqtewXWiQ8IaFk7Ih.1PtTDs66xKlQuuex

Zentangle®

Learn the meditative art of Zentangle® to create images from structured repetitive patterns, called tangles. It is a form of artistic meditation best for ages 12 and up. To learn more and register go to https://greensborofreelibrary.org/2021/02/12/zentangle/

Become a Magician

Greensboro Free Library Library is offering a free virtual course in magic created by the world famous magic team, Tom Verner and Janet Fredericks, founders of Magicians Without Borders. Learn enough magic, acting, and storytelling skills to put on an entertaining thirty-minute Magic Show for your family and friends.  Visit the website https://greensborofreelibrary.magicianswithoutborders.com/ to start the course or view a Magic Show by Tom and Janet.  

Jamtown Free Music Classes

Learn & play zany songs and warm-up games. with Fam-jam-ily Music for free on Zoom.

Held on Thursdays in March (PST/Seattle)
10am 2-3 year old focus
11am 4-5 year old focus
all ages/siblings welcome at both times

Visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMudO-qqD0rHdJVvYNiYd-r_cPrJuMR2yzJ to sign up and get a Zoom link.


Programming for Children

Ongoing – Check our Events Calendar for special events!

May 7th
Teen Lit Mob online-Register by April 15th
Teen Lit Mob will celebrate teen readers, YA lit, and its fandom on Zoom. Register to attend now with this quick & easy form to reserve your spot!

There is no cost to attend thanks to funding from the Vermont Department of Libraries.

This year’s program includes: Keynote by National Book Award Finalist Ibi Zoboi, author of American StreetPride, and Punching the Air (with Yusef Salaam)Endnote by Justina Ireland, author of Dread Nation and Deathless Divide;writingworkshops with Ibi, Justina, and Printz Medalistand National Book Award Finalist An Na, author of A Step From Heaven and The Place Between Breaths, Chris Tebbetts, author of Me, Myself, and Him, and M of F (with Lisa Papademetriou); and an illustration workshopwith comic artist Dan Nott from the Center for Cartoon Studies.
May 7th – 9:00 am to 2:30 pm via ZOOM
Social and Emotional Learning Through Children’s Literature
Open to educators and caregivers in the Northeast Kingdom and Lamoille County, this free course will offer research, strategies, and best practices for engaging young children in their own social-emotional development, expression, and regulation through the power of children’s literature.

Participants will be responsible for picking up free children’s books from their local library, viewing a provided PowerPoint and completing corresponding assignments on their own, and will attend two Zoom sessions on April 12, 2021 (intro) and May 8, 2021 (wrap up and conclusion).

To learn more and to pre-register for these free classes click here.
April 12 & May 8th
Honoring Pachamama
Acting, writing and storytelling – take a zoom acting seminar, write and share your own stories about why preserving and protecting nature is important.

Free! For youth 10-15. Limit of 15 students on zoom. Email [email protected] to register.

Visit their website https://www.safeart.org/community-art-space to learn more about what they offer including summer camps.
April 19th & 20th
Owls and Their Calls: a Virtual Visit with VINS
Join the Barton, Glover, Greensboro and Jeudevine Libraries for a one hour virtual program to learn all about owls with the Vermont Institute for Natural Science (VINS). The program includes live owls and an audible demonstration of the sounds of our local owls.

If you would like to dissect an owl pellet at home before the program, they will be available while supplies last.

Sign up to receive the Zoom link as well and/or an owl pellet with Emily Purdy at [email protected].
This programming is free and open to all ages.
April 23rd – 10 AM
Comics & Poetry workshops-making our own community zine!

Cartoonists Dan Nott and Daryl Seitchik will present a workshop about using comics to explore the topics most important to you! Dan will be talking about the comic “This is What Democracy Looks Like,” which uses drawing to visualize the many layers of our democracy and how we can be more involved. They will also give a tutorial on how we can use comics to express ourselves and the issues we care about – like fighting for equality and increasing awareness about climate change. We will also be zooming with a local poet to find our voice in words. This project will culminate with youth submissions to create our own “zine”. Each participant will be given a copy of the CCS comic “This Is What Democracy Looks Like” as well as a copy of the booklet we create!

This is free and open to all, it is geared for youth ages 10-16. With thanks to a generous grant from the CLiF foundation. 

Please contact Emily Purdy at [email protected] for more info or to sign up for this free workshop (also in collaboration with Hardwick, Glover, Barton libraries).
Specific dates & details coming soon!
This Is What Democracy Looks Like
April/May
SOAR – Sharing Our Amazing Resources – learn about all the great places you can go on-line to educate children when school is closed or on-linePDF
Kits to check out and enjoy – Circus Smirkus,
Hiking & Orienteering, Natalie Kinsey Storykeepers, Fairy Houses, Pumpkins
Available whenever library open
Virtual Storytimes – The joys of books are brought to young readers while being read to at home by special guests and our own librarian. – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd2im3_DRqv2uKsLphtOF_w/
Blackout Poetry! – Use a page from “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll and create your own blackout poetry. Visit the library to get instructions on how to create it. Bring your completed poem to the library to include it in a community art project.Available whenever library open
Early Elementary Brochure
Middle School + Brochure
Teaching Guide pages from NEH

Links to Enjoy — Virtual tours for children & adults. Learn about the world from the comfort of your computer.

Programming for Adults

Choose your books for winter reading
Book Club — Discuss the novel “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” by Ocean Vuong. This program is on Zoom, but if you can’t access it from home, come to the library to join in.Thursday, March 25th at 4:00 PM via Zoom
Ongoing
One-on-one Computer Classes (internet basics, Excel, word processing, email basics)By request
Greensboro Historical Society has images on display in the library dating back to the 1890sOpen when library is open

Upstairs Book Sale

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