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May 2024

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Preschool Storytime
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  • Homeschool Group
  • Logo Meeting
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  • Rural Arts Board of Directors Meeting
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  • Afterschool Program
  • Greensboro Planning Commission Meeting
  • Spanish Conversation with Anna Kehler
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  • Preschool Storytime
  • Memoir Writing Group
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  • Homeschool Group
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  • Afterschool Program
  • Phil Smith Poetry Reading
  • Spanish Conversation with Anna Kehler
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  • Save Energy NEK meeting
  • Preschool Storytime
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  • Spring Bird Walk with John Schweizer
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  • Afterschool Program
  • Spanish Conversation with Anna Kehler
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  • Preschool Storytime
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  • Homeschool Group
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  • GCC Meeting
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  • Spring Bird Walk with Chris Steel
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  • Afterschool Program
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  • Caspian Arts Meeting
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  • Preschool Storytime
  • GFL Book Club Discussion
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  • Greensboro Planning Commission
  • Homeschool Group

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.

Eclectic Expressions

A wonderful exhibit is currently on display in the library’s gallery space. It features the work of Joanne George from Glover. Her favorite subjects are portraits, florals, landscapes and abstract art. Her creative designs are abstract designs in nature, bold colors and unusual textures and patterns.

Joanne George’s journey began when her husband, Jeffrey, became sick. She retired from her job as a school nurse and began an exploration into art to help with the stress and worry of being a caregiver. She discovered art journaling and this led to a love of mixed media.

Joanne believes that creativity has a healing and nurturing effect on the mind and the body. “We are all artists in one way or another. Finding your artistic voice can be so empowering and joyful!”

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

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] .
Tues
3:30-5 PM
Preschool Story Hour Ages 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
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! We also have many activity kits to check out including new kits for learning about earthquakes, volcanoes, the solar system and other science topics.
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

Informal Spanish Conversation Hour with Anna Kehler

Come practice your Spanish with Anna. All levels welcome!
Tuesdays from April 23rd to May 21st
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Greensboro Free Library
Poetry Reading by Glover author and poet Phil Smith

A resident of Glover, Smith writes about his life in rural America, and what poetry means in our lives. In his words, “My poems tell stories and songs about land and water, about animals and plants, about the author’s place among and alongside them.  They explore what it means to live across all seasons in the North Country. They take pleasure in hard work and small joys found in fields and woods, explore hard work and labor, our entangled connections with the natural world, and the joy (and ache) of physical effort.”
 
Author, educator, and neurodiversity scholar Nick Walker reviewed one of Smith’s volumes of poetry, writing, “Phil Smith has been a bold trailblazer and innovator in the realms of education, disability studies, mad studies, neurodiversity, and poetry, and in exploring how these realms can interconnect and inform one another. Each chapter of this book is a poetic thought experiment that shreds cultural norms and assumptions, points the way toward new creative directions in scholarship, and might make your brain explode.”
 
Phil Smith donated a copy of each of his books of poetry to the Library, and these are now available for loan.  His poetry reading will be free and all are welcome. For more information, call 802-533-2531 or visit the library’s website www.greensborofreelibrary.org
May 14th
5:00 PM
Greensboro Free Library
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

Sunday, 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 (off Rocking Rock Road).

The Greensboro Conservation Commission will also be hosting a day of birds at Highland Center for the Arts with VINS (Vermont Institute of Natural Science) and Bridget Butler (The Vermont Bird Diva) on Saturday, August 17th.

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
May Library Book Club – Last Night at the Telegraph Club

“This stunning work of historical fiction effectively depicts both the thrills of young queer love and the horrors of racism and the Red Scare.”—Boston Globe

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
May 30th at 1:00 PM
or
via ZOOM
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.