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June 2024

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Spring Bird Walk with JoAnn Hanowski
  • Artist Reception: Carrie Glessner
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  • UVM Interns Visit
  • Afterschool Program
  • Greensboro Planning Commission Meeting
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  • Kids: adventures in food!
  • Storytelling event & Book Giveaway at Caspian
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  • Homeschool Group
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  • Kids: adventures in food!
  • Storytelling event & Book Giveaway at Caspian
  • Death Café
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  • Homeschool Group
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  • Greensboro Energy Action Committee
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  • Save Energy NEK meeting
  • Wilson St Flood Meeting
  • Kids: adventures in food!
  • Greensboro Association Meeting
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  • Greensboro Environmental Summit
  • NAMI In Our Own Voice Presentation
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  • Kids: adventures in food!
  • GFL Book Club Discussion
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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.

Finding in the Color Kingdom

A wonderful exhibit is currently on display in the library’s gallery space. It features the work of Carrie Glessner. Carrie began watercolor painting in 2020, as she wanted to capture the color harmonies of the world around her. As she travels she will stop to take photos that capture a certain lighting or placement of a cloud. Then when she translates the photos into art, she tries to enhance the color relationships that drew her to the scene through use of saturated color, while including details that make the image real and recognizable.

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

Everyone is welcome to these free programs at the library – both children & adults
Adventures in in Food

Kids make and eat lunch at the library with Reeve from the Center for Agricultural Economy
Thursday
June 27th
10 AM
Adventures with Pollinators

Elaine Cole-Kerr reads from her new book. We will read pollinator books, do crafts & offer free pollinator plants with thanks to the Greensboro Conservation Commission.
Tuesday
July 2nd
10 AM
Adventures in Music

David Brahinsky will provide a concert for kids
Tuesday
July 9th
10 AM
Adventures with Fairies

Fairy themed storytime
Tuesday July 16th
10 AM
Adventures in Storytelling

CLIF storytelling event with Natalie Kinsey and free book giveaway at CASPIAN LAKE BEACH
Thursday
July 18th
10 AM
Adventures in Art

Watercolors with Carol Williams Mason
Tuesday
July 23rd
10 AM
Adventures with Modern Times Theater

Punch & Judy IN GREENSBORO BEND
Thursday
July 25th
10 AM
Adventures with the Circus

Circus Smirkus Road Show
Thursday
July 30th
10 AM
Adventure Picnic

Teddy Bear Picnic and Irish Dance Steps
Thursday
Aug 1st
10 AM
Adventures with Dogs

Read to Daisy the reading dog
Thursday
Aug 6th
10 AM
Adventures in Reading

Ice Cream Party for all! Bring you reading log if have it for prizes. Daisy the dog will be available to read also.
Thursday
Aug 13th
10 AM
Ongoing programs:

Makerspace-crafts, games, Legos, dress up
Backyard-large tent, sandbox, play kitchen, boat, garden
Storywalks along the Willey Beach Trail
Collaborative scavenger hunt between 6 libraries-Come get your passport!
DIY adventure programming & kits
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] .
Tuesdays
3:30-5 PM
Preschool Story Hour Ages 0-6

Enjoy stories, songs, crafts! 
Thursdays
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.
Fridays
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.

Contact Youth Librarian Emily Purdy with questions or ideas: [email protected] or the GFL at 802-533-2531

Programming for Adults

Informal Spanish Conversation Hour with Anna Kehler

Come practice your Spanish with Anna. All levels welcome!
Tuesdays from June 4, 11, 18 & 25
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Greensboro Free Library
In Our Own Voice with speakers from NAMI VT

Speakers telling about experiences with mental illness
Tuesday
June 25th
5:30
Greensboro Free Library
June Library Book Club – “Poverty, by America” by Matthew Desmond and Maid” by Stephanie Land

“The United States, the richest country on earth, has more poverty than any other advanced democracy. Why? ….In this landmark book, acclaimed sociologist Matthew Desmond offers a new and bracing answer: Poverty, by America persists because the rest of us benefit from it.” — back cover

Read one or both of these books to learn more about financial survival in America.

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
Thursday
June 27th at 1:00 PM
or
via ZOOM the following Thursday at 5:00 PM
“Adventures in Mime”

A presentation by Vermont Humanities of the book “Adventures in Mime” by the founder of Circus Smirkus Rob Mermin
July 10th
Greensboro Free Library
“Is the World Headed Toward Totalitarianism” with David Brahinsky

July 17th
Greensboro Free Library
Adult Watercolor Class with local artist Lynn Holbein

Learn to paint with Lynn under the tent!
Sunday, July 21st
1 – 3 PM
Greensboro Free Library
“Extreme Survival” by Michael Touglas

Vermont Humanities talk
Monday, July 22nd
Using What You Know to Write a Mystery with 3 female Vermont mystery authorsWednesday, July 31st
August Book Club – “The Art of the Decoy” by Trish Esden

Trish is a Vermont author and long-time antiques dealer who weaves the world of antiques into her mysteries. She will join us for a reading and discussion of her book.
Thursday
August 8th at 1:00 PM
or
via ZOOM the August 15th at 5:00 PM
“The Half-Life of Guilt” by Lynn Stegner

Lynn will read from her new book “The Half-Life of Guilt”.
Wednesday, August 14th
Summer Bird Walks – 2024

Learn what birds have returned. Enjoy them in their natural habitats as you enjoy Greensboro.

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]

August 17th
Highland Center for the Arts

September Book Club – “American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America” by Colin Woodard

Skip Hoblin will lead our discussion.
Thurday
August 8th at 1:00 PM
or
via ZOOM the August 15th at 5:00 PM
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.