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Programs & Events
All Ages at the Library

Art & Nature Opportunity

The Greensboro Historical Society (GHS) invites you to create a piece of art inspired by the landscapes, flora, or fauna of Greensboro’s conserved properties. 

Your canvas will be displayed at the GHS Museum during our 2022.Canvases (8½ x 11) are available at the Greensboro Free Library (GFL) during library hours. 

All are welcome to participate in this free opportunity.
Please see attached flyer for more information. https://greensborofreelibrary.org/community-art-flyer-to-hand-out-revised/
Return artwork to GFL by June 30 for display at exhibit opening but no later than July 30
Photography Series/ Creating Compositions
Rural Arts Collaborative (formerly WonderArts)

The first class is “Creating Compositions” on June 8th – Details here.

Scholarships for youth participation in instructional classes are available.
Other Spark! classes through the summer listed at www.sparkvt.org/events
Rural Arts Collaborative – June 8th 6:00 PM
Plants & Pollinators Mural

We are asking for kid input for a Plants & Pollinators Mural  to delight the walls in the Makerspace thus inspiring creativity and joy. Please respond by Friday, March 25th with drawings and/or words to describe the story our walls will tell. Please either scan, email, or drop off contributions at the library. To inspire your creativity we are thinking about this a bit like the book “Up in the Garden and Under the Dirt” by Kate Messner and illustrated by Christopher Neal. You can watch a reading of the book here or check it out from the library! And also the beautiful book “Maybe Something Beautiful” by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell with illustrations by Rafael Lopez and inspiring true story. Click here for the book read aloud and here for a little bit about the book. Check it out from the GFL!

All drawings and words and ideas will be incorporated into a paint by number style drawing that artist and collaborator Liza Keisler will lay out for us. There will be plenty of room for folks to add their own ideas of whimsy and nature in the mural too! This project is for all ages to be creative together! Adults are welcome too! We will keep you posted as to when the painting part of the project will begin (sometime in April).
Contributions needed by March 25th
Seed Library

Our seed library has lots of seeds ready for you to plant (when it’s time) for food and beauty for you and your family. Please come and pick some out (or leave some). We have empty packets available if you do not want a whole packet of something. Thank you to High Mowing Seeds for donating to this community resource.
Available whenever library is open
Red Clover Chronicle

Do you know any young writers who would like to join in the making of a monthly newspaper?  The Greensboro Free Library kids newspaper, newly titled The Red Clover Chronicle, invites all young writers, poets, artists, comics, and reporters to get involved! 

All are welcome! If you are interested in participating, please contact the volunteer coordinator, Megen Hall, with any questions and submissions at [email protected]

New take and make kits will continue to be added. Currently we have dream pillows with organic herbs from Wilson Farm & Mountain Rose Herbs available.
The current Makerspace DIY storytime features Endangered Animals and has books, HCA local artist puzzles, and coloring pages to do.
Home Craft Kits

Come in and pick up some for yourself and friends and family. Kids and adults alike are invited to make these handcrafted creations for themselves and as gifts for others. Currently we have make your own own tea bags with herbs from Greensboro’s Wilson Herb Farm coming soon!  Keep checking back to see what we have available! Free!   
Available whenever library is open
Gratitude Project

Come in and write or draw a message of gratitude for something in your life and add it to our line outside. Pick up a stamped postcard to mail to someone you are grateful for. Find a book to read with your kids in celebrating gratitude. We are grateful for you!

Five local libraries – Greensboro Free Library, Jeudevine Memorial, Craftsbury Public Library, the John Woodruff Simpson Memorial Library and the Albany Public Library are offering opportunities for expressing gratitude during December.

Each library will host a gratitude destination, with activities, ideas and books to support practicing gratitude, including a gratitude tree or line to hang colorful fabric with messages of gratitude.

Patrons, community members and visitors are welcome to stop by and write or draw a message; these messages will be on display for view and reflection for folks to acknowledge the good things happening in the community, our families, and the world. It is a way to lift our spirits as head into winter.
Available whenever library is open
DIY Storytime

You can find a book and craft on the table in the makerspace to do or poke around and make your own project. We have legos, snapcircuits, craft supplies, coloring, beads, toys, and more!
Available whenever library is open
Telescope

The Greensboro Free Library has an amazing, and very user friendly, telescope for you to borrow! We also have some great astronomy books.

Now is a perfect time to be outside at night and search the stars. Telescope

A safety reminder-Never look at the sun through a telescope!

Programming for Children

Swimming Lessons

Teach America To Swim will be offering swim lessons at Caspian Lake July 18-22, 2022 to Greensboro & Hardwick Residents and children in surrounding towns. For Pre-School through level 3/4. Click on link for more information.
Caspian Lake Beach – July 18-22
Greensboro Free LibraryStorytime

Storytime for kids ages 0-6 out under the tent Thursdays at 10am. 
All are welcome to this free event.
Greensboro Free Library
Thursday at 10 AM
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/
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

GFL Zero Waste Challenge Club Notes

Our new club met recently and shared ideas for reducing plastic and other “stuff” in our lives. Go to this PDF to learn about the books and local resources we discovered to help you begin a Zero Waste Challenge!

We plan to meet again in March or April, when we can meet in person, for a DIY workshop and exchange, with folks demonstrating how to make DIY cleaners and foods like apple cider vinegar, kombucha, and yogurt. 
March or April
date to be announced
Learning Circles
Learn alongside others via Zoom. More information and a list of Circles can be found at
https://www.p2pu.org/en/learning-circles. Among the courses they offer are “Challenge Your Gender Assumptions Game”, “Write Your First Novel”, and “Foundations of Mindfulness”. Go to their website to find one you might like.
Online
Slide Presentation
An informative media presentation of Aging Gardens, Aging Gardeners by Advanced Master Gardener Ann McEntee
Spring 2022

Things to Do for All Ages

History Walks
The Greensboro Historical Society will be offering self-touring, summer long history walks throughout throughout Greensboro and Greensboro Bend as well as an interactive exhibit for all ages featuring the prize winning Highland Cows of Greensboro Bend. https://www.greensborohistoricalsociety.org/
Old Stonehouse Museum in Brownington has lots to explore including an oxen exhibit, kid’s Friday take home kits, museum tours, and more! We have passes at the GFL.
The Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury has wonderful opportunities including a butterfly house, summer camp in a box, Dinosaurs of Antarctica planetarium shows, and more:
https://www.fairbanksmuseum.org/
Old Stonehouse Museum in Brownington has lots to explore including an oxen exhibit, kid’s Friday take home kits, museum tours, and more! We have passes at the GFL.
The Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation in Peacham has monthly star parties for the whole family where you can look at the night sky through powerful telescopes. Find dates  at: https://www.facebook.com/nkaf.org/
The Montshire Museum in Norwich has a dinosaur exhibit!  https://www.montshire.org/
The Echo Museum in Burlington will teach you all about the critters in Lake Champlain and more.  Passes available at the library. https://www.echovermont.org/
Skype a Scientist. Join one of their live programs or watch a previous session on their YouTube channel. https://www.skypeascientist.com/
The Museum Of Science Boston has many at home STEM activities to try.  https://www.mos.org/
The Boston Children’s Museum has online mad libs and lots of fun ideas and resources to do at home.
https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/
Learn about animals from National Geographic:
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals
CLiF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire a love of reading and writing. They have lots of free, fun ideas, resources, and events in Vermont and New Hampshire.
https://clifonline.org/
Greensboro Historical Society has images on display in the library dating back to the 1890s which can be viewed when the library is open.

Upstairs Book Sale

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