Programs & Events

February 2024

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Preschool Storytime
  • Death Café Film
  • Memoir Writing Group
2
  • Homeschool Group
3
  • VEEP Weatherization Workshop
4
  • Artist Reception: Mary Young
5
6
  • Four Winds Meeting
  • Rural Arts Staff Meeting
  • Afterschool Program
  • Greensboro Planning Commission Meeting
  • Spanish Conversation with Anna Kehler
7
  • Selectboard Meeting
8
  • Orleans Energy Collaborative Meeting
  • Preschool Storytime
  • Memoir Writing Group
9
  • Homeschool Group
10
11
  • Zentangle Hearts - Zoom Workshop
12
13
  • Community Partners Meeting
  • Afterschool Program
  • Spanish Conversation with Anna Kehler
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15
  • Preschool Storytime
  • Film: Giacomo Puccini (The Great Composers)
  • Memoir Writing Group
16
17
  • India Camden Conference
18
  • India Camden Conference
19
20
  • Rural Arts Staff Meeting
  • Afterschool Program
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22
  • NEK Energy Savers Meeting
  • Preschool Storytime
  • GFL Book Club Discussion
  • Memoir Writing Group
  • GFL Book Club Zoom Discussion
23
  • Homeschool Group
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27
  • Afterschool Program
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  • Preschool Storytime
  • Memoir Writing Group

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.

Artful Joy

Mary Young

“What you can plan is too small for you you live…” – David White …What to Remember on Waking

Mary shares the arisings of the unplanned…incorporating acrylic paint, pastel, water color, pressed plants, collaged paper and delightful bits and bobs from the back corners of sunrises and shining webs.

She is a local artist and been a contented Greensboro resident for 51 years.

Here are some of her works on display at the Library:

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!

Greensboro Free Library StorytimeAges 0-6

Enjoy stories, songs, crafts! 
Thur
10:30
AM
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.
Fri
10:30
AM
Afterschool 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] .
Tues
3-5 PM
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

February Library Book Club – Unlikely Animals by Annie Hartnett
“Set against the backdrop of a small town in the throes of a very real opioid crisis, Unlikely Animals
is a tragicomic novel about familial expectations, imperfect friendships, and the possibility of resurrecting that which
had been thought irrevocably lost.”

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 www.greensborofree.org

Feb 29th at 2:00 PM
or
via ZOOM at 7:00 PM
Memoir Writing Group with Krissie Ohlrogge

Craft your own memoir as part of this writing group experience. Members will respond to prompts and share their writing
for mutual support. No writing experience required.

Meeting every Thursday, beginning January 11 and going for eight weeks.

Eight spots available. Contact [email protected] or call 802-533-2531
8 Thurs
1/11/24 thru
2/29/24
3:00 – 4:30 PM
Camden Conference on India streaming here Friday, February 16-Sunday, February 18.  

Mimi Benedict is hosting free local streaming access to this weekend conference full of lectures.  This year’s topic is 
India: Rising Ambitions, Challenges at Home.  A full list of speakers and lists of suggested books and videos about India
can be found at the conference website: https://www.camdenconference.org/2024-camden-conference/#2024-intro

The first keynote is at 7:30 pm on Friday, and talks will run Saturday 9-12:30 and 2-4:30 and Sunday 9-12:15.  For more information, contact Mimi: [email protected].
Fri-Sun
2/16 – 2/18
Fri 7:30 PM through
Sun 12:15 PM
Annual Chili Dinner

Save the date! It’s time for our annual chili dinner. Lots of family fun, great food and entertainment. Suggested donations – adults $10 and children 5-12 $5. Thanks to our sponsors – Willey’s, Jasper Hill & UCCC.

Come enjoy chili and a good time.
Friday
March 15th
5-7 PM
Fellowship Hall
Greensboro UCCC
Weatherization Pays You Back Panel Event

Hear from local experts on weatherization topics followed by a one-on-one opportunity to talk to the experts and free dinner and child care on request. Free event.

Registration appreciated. Call Greensboro Free Library – 802-533-2531.
March 19th
5:30 – 7:30
Fellowship Hall
Greensboro UCCC
Free Tax Preparation with AARP TAX-AIDE

For taxpayers from Greensboro and Hardwick, call (802)441-3220 to make an appointment. IRS-Certified Volunteers
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
at
Greensboro
Free Library
Stay Tuned: Our Annual Chili Dinner Fundraiser and Local Music Talent Show!  

We plan to host this annual dinner close to town meeting day.  Volunteers provide scrumptious chili, cornbread and
desserts, local kids and adults provide entertainment, we all have a great time and raise some money for the 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 https://greensborofreelibrary.org/invasives-presentation-fall-2023/
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.