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April 2018 Newsletter

posted Apr 11, 2018, 12:09 PM by Cutler Memorial Library

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Check it out! News from the Cutler Memorial Library for April 2018

2018 April Break & Beyond

  • Libraries during school vacation: museum passes, games & puzzles, hands-on bins!

  • Cardboard Critter Costume Construction Workshop, Tuesday April 17, 3-4:30 pm

  • Pizza & Planning Party, Friday April 20, 6-8 pm

  • "Self-Organization, Co-Evolution, Resiliency & Stability"  Thursday May 3, 7-8:30 pm featuring Tom Wessels at the Plainfield Town Hall Opera House
  • The Friends of the Cutler Memorial Library's Annual Plant & Book Sale is coming up!            Friday & Saturday, 5/18 and 5/19
  • 2nd Sunday Summer Sing-along, mark our 1st scheduled Summer Reading Program on your calendar!

 

Families!! With April School Vacation just around the corner, we just want to remind you of all the FUN and USEFUL items you and your children have access to at the LIBRARY, not just next week but all year round! Besides an up-to-date and diverse collection of books, audiobooks and movies for kids, we have a great collection of toys and games that keep them happily at play for hours while mom and/or dad catch up on some reading. We're offering a workshop for aspiring costume creators and also invite EVERYONE to come explore what Plainfield's library of tomorrow will look like. And we've gotHANDS-ON BINS: HOUSEHOLD TOOLS, a BICYCLE REPAIR KIT, a JEWELRY-MAKING KIT, WOODBURNING, PEN & INK, PAPER ARTS, HAND WEAVING, FIBER ARTS, a UKULELE, a DIGITAL TELESCOPE, a ROBOTICS KIT, RUG-HOOKING, FLOWER-PRESSING, "DIGITAL MEDIA MAKER." We'll lend you an MP3 player, an e-reader, let you use one of our laptops or Chromebooks or the iPad or Kindle Fire tablet while you're here... And we have MUSEUM PASSES that provide free or discounted access to The American Precision Museum, The Billings Farm & Museum, the Fairbanks Museum & Planetatrium, the ECHO Lake Science Center, the Vermont History Center.

ongoing events

Monthly Classic Book Club
discussing "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" in May

Tuesday Night Knitting Group
Most Tuesdays 6:30 to 8 pm, volunteer instructor

 

Plainfield Historical Society
Meets every 1st Wednesday at 7 pm. New members welcome!

Library Board of Trustees
Meets every 2nd Wednesday, 4:30 pm. Open to the public.

Plainfield Marshfield Resistance Community
Meets every 2nd Saturday, 10 am. New members welcome!

Friends of the Cutler Memorial Library; new members invited!
Meets every 4th Monday, 7 pm Except in summer

Come to our Expansion Planning Party: we'll have positive pie PIZZA! Friday April 20th 6-8 pm at the library. Families encouraged; RSVP, we may provide childcare.

Please come be part of the conversation! We're designing an expansion to make the library 100% accessible and it will improve the space for EVERYONE. What do you want to see? What priorities are important to you? We especially encourage parents and their kids to come; we're building the addition to better serve families and groups too!! Thank you, Positive Pie, for contributing the delicious pizza. The addition might take five years... so what do you want our library to look like in 2023?!

Free Workshop: Cardboard Critter Constume Construction with Rayna Yahm-Halberg and Rebecca Yahm Tuesday April 17th 3-4:30 pm

The Annual Plant and Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Cutler Memorial Library will be on Friday and Saturday, May 18th and 19th, from 9 am to 5 pm on Friday and from 9 am until 2 pm on Saturday. The Friends are seeking volunteers to assist with the sale and also donations of plant starts.  Please call 454-8504 for more information about volunteering or, if you have questions about donating plant starts, call Maria McKnight at 454-7746.

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Spring 2018 Newsletter

posted Apr 10, 2018, 4:38 PM by Cutler Memorial Library

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"Check it OUT!" News from the Cutler Memorial Library

So much news... so much competition for your attention...

So we'll try to keep this brief and fun!
In this issue:
 

  • Closing early Tuesday 3/27 for COMMUNITY SUPPER
  • An Introduction to Tea with Ben Youngbaer
  • Renowned Naturalist Tom Wessels at Town Hall Opera House 4/3
  • Pizza & Planning Party 4/20
  • New at our facility
  • Big, BIG THANKS
  • Two volunteer openings: circulation staff & trustee
  • National Library Week!
Join us when the library hosts COMMUNITY SUPPER! Let's celebrate the launch of our expansion plan. Tuesday 3/27 from 6 to 7:30 pm. The library will close at 5:30 that day. Free meal & good company, Grace Methodist Church in the Lower Village
an Introduction to tea with Ben Youngbaer. Join Ben from Setting Sun Teahut for an introduction to tea. We will explore a brief history of Asian tea and culture, talk about the different types of tea, and share a few teas as well. By donation, at the library. Sunday April 8th 1-3 pm. for more info: chaxicollective.tumblr.com
ASK MOTHER NATURE-- ADVICE FOR FRAZZLED HUMANS  DEAR MOTHER NATURE, You do so much all the time and you stay fresh and energetic. I do much less and my bright ideas backfire. And I can't find my keys. And there's climate change & species extinctions- how do you keep it together? And what is this "Self-Organization, Co-evolution, Resiliency & Stability?"  Signed, WHERE ARE MY KEYS  DEAR KEYS, Ecosystems become more complex as they grow. Species become ever more specialized and tightly interconnected, and the ecosystem becomes energy-efficient, resilient & stable. You would do well to model your systems on mine.  Naturalist and author TOM WESSELS will tell you all about it on MAY 3RD at 7 PM at the PLAINFIELD TOWN HALL OPERA HOUSE. Your keys are in the doorknob.  Love,  MOM
We've been awarded a grant to design and plan an addition that is handicapped accessible! Come to our Expansion Planning Party, we'll have PIZZA. Friday April 20th 6-8 pm at the library. Families encouraged: RSVP, we may provide child care.
There have been some changes around the library recently... RECENT IMPROVEMENTS: 1. Public Computers, all are new now. 2. Color/Black and White all-in-one prints, copies, free scanning, multiple page copy/scan capacity. 3. NEW CATALOG SYSTEM, launching soon! 4. Interlibrary Loan, deliveries now by courier service. 5. NEW SHELVES! More display space. Made possible with help from many: special thanks to the Vermont Department of Libraries, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Volunteers, Friends of the Library, TechSoup & rb Technology
So many loving hands make our library and our community a collective labor of love. We sincerely thank you! Plainfield Community Supper Support Group, David Ferland, David Hale', Barry King, Lucy Blue, Vermont Community Development Program, Red Door Bakery, Red Hen Bakery, Plainfield Co-op, Hunger Mtn. Co-op, Positive Pie, Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission, VT Dept. of Libraries, VT Library Association, Arc & Arrow Consulting, Library Board of Trustees, Susan and James Jamele, Spruce Mountain Inn, Kelly King, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Plainfield Taxpayers, Town of Plainfield, Friends of the Library, Volunteer staff, Kinney Drugs, Michael Billingsley, Rob Bridges, Plainfield Historical Society, Institute for Museum and Library Sciences, Vermont Community Foundation, Plainfield Town Hall Opera House, Goddard College
VOLUNTEERS! Our library depends on volunteer staff and a board of volunteer trustees. The Friends of the Library provides volunteer fundraising & program support. We currently have one board seat open (meetings are 2nd Wednesdays, 4:30 pm) & an unpaid weekly circulation desk staff position we're seeking to fill. Library volunteers are eligible to enroll for free in the Vermont Department of Libraries Certificate training program. Please email the library at info@cutlerlibrary.org if you are interested in working at the library or serving on the board! To join the Friends, email Maria McKnight at Mariamcknight907@gmail.com   THANK YOU!
National Library Week is April 8-14, 2018. "Discover your passions and achieve your goals at the library." -Misty Copeland, National Library Week Honorary Chair. As the first African American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland's leadership inspires young people to pursue their dreams regardless of challenges they encounter. She is the author of several bestselling books, including Ballerina Body, published in March 2017.  LIBRARIES LEAD, a promotion of the American Library Association.
We are pleased to inform you: this newsletter is 100% accessible to the visually impaired.
Graphics were generated using a free on-line tool, CANVA.COM, which we learned about at a workshop offered by Vermont StoryLab with support from Vermont Preservation Trust.
A link is included to the text-only version of this newsletter. Provide feedback or request additional information any time: info@cutlerlibrary.
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January 2018

posted Mar 23, 2018, 5:23 PM by Cutler Memorial Library   [ updated Mar 23, 2018, 5:26 PM ]

In this issue
  • Please sign our petition!
  • Welcome, Neighbor Potluck 1/28/18
  • Announcing/Celebrating our Planning Grant
  • Library Trustees host Community Supper 3/27/18
  • "Too hot to find on the shelves..." Best Books of 2017
  • Thank yous and a request for assistance
"CHECK IT OUT!" The January 2018 Newsletter of the Cutler Memorial Library
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THE "BEST BOOKS" OF 2017 ON OUR COLLECTION:

We'd like to take a moment to thank the many fine people who've donated to the library trustees' annual appeal letter fundraiser. We really appreciate every penny of support!

Kudos to our trustees on your best appeal campaign ever, with gratitude for all you do.

And a big thank-you to the Selectboard and Town Office Staff for helping us obtain our planning grant!! 

 

We are in search of two or three people to review Requests for Proposals from Grants Administration project managers and make a collective recommendation to the board of trustees; a two to three hour commitment including reading/meeting prep time and the meeting, probably to be scheduled the last week of January or the 1st week of February (depending on the availability of the subcommittee).  Please email info@cutlerlibrary.org if you want to help out. 

Happy New Year from your Library Director,
Loona Brogan

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Holiday Season 2017

posted Mar 23, 2018, 5:23 PM by Cutler Memorial Library   [ updated Mar 23, 2018, 5:25 PM ]

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  • CLOSED SUNDAY 12/17, OPEN 12/24 & 12/31
  • Author Event: "Howard Frank Mosher's Posthumous Novel Points North: Final Lessons from the Teacher," Friday 12/15, 6 pm
  • New Year Resolutions
  • Trustees Annual Appeal Postcard
  • Virtual Shelf Browse


 
CHECK IT OUT! The newsletter of the Cutler Memorial Libary

Happy Winter Holidays

from all of us at the Cutler Memorial Library

At this time of year, there is so much to be grateful for! We'd like to open this newsletter with a big THANK YOU to the Friends of the Library for their fundraising efforts and on-going advocacy for the library.
 
Congratulations basket winners, and thank you to everyone who contributed an item or helped put together the raffle baskets. 
 
The librarian would like to personally thank the library board of trustees: you're an awesome group and you are SO APPRECIATED!  Welcome, Holly Kruse and Kevin Moore. Thanks, also, to Kit Gates and Janet Nielsen who recently stepped down from the board. (We do have one open seat on the board if anyone is interested... )THANK YOU, too, to everyone who has responded to our annual appeal mailing and bulk-mailed postcard this year.

We are honored by your trust and support.

SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS:

OPEN FOR REGULAR SCHEDULE, SUNDAY 12/24 & 12/31
CLOSED SUNDAY 12/17/17

Getting ready for 2018? Don't forget the library's resources when/if you resolve to learn something new, break a bad habit, expand your horizons or whatever your goals might be!
We have  digital materials & craft kits, too...

Click Here to Support the Cutler Memorial Library
Please support the library! Here's our PayPal link: https://tinyurl.com/yaxy6yn6
Here are some of the many acclaimed titles you can choose from... 
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August 2017

posted Mar 23, 2018, 5:14 PM by Cutler Memorial Library

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month
SUNDAY! Pre-register: "Magical Kitchen Medicine"
Library Programs & Collection Survey
Being Prepared
Expansion Update
 
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We want YOU!
to bring your neighbors, cousins, grandkids, besties in to get their library card, because
September is 
Library Card Sign-Up Month!
Whether you're new to parenthood or have kids old enough to join you at the workshop; herbalist Adrienne Allison is tailoring this neighbor-to-neighbor advice and wisdom workhop especially to the benefit of young families. But anyone interested in knowing which common pantry items might as well be in your medicine cabinet will enjoy this FREE session and demonstration:

MAGICAL KITCHEN MEDICINE, SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 1-2:30 PM
 

Adrienne has a deep knowledge of plants and healing that she is willing to share: a strong turn-out at this workshop might lead to a free series!
 

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER so she'll have some sense of how much demonstration materials to bring. Drop-ins are also encouraged to attend! For any age of independent learner.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER, FREE!
               PLEASE TAKE OUR ON-LINE SURVEY:                                      IT'S QUICK!                                                 https://goo.gl/forms/efPWni7iCP4UGUgn1          

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH (TOO)

The library is working with the town's Emergency Management Coordinator to develop an emergency response plan in the event of a disaster in our community that leads to people using the Haybarn and the Maple Hill School as emergency shelters. At his suggestion, we've added some titles to our collection that may be of interest to people concerned about potentially community-wide catastrophic events (Global Catastrophies, a short introduction; A Farewell to Ice, a report from the Arctic), and I picked up a couple of more with useful "WSHTF" information. We have emergency guides from the Vermont Emergency Managment people, too; stop in if you'd like one.

Our plan involves three areas of focus:
1. Facility improvements to provide access to recovery/health/safety information and non-emergency digital communication immediately after crisis has subsided (back up electricity for heat or alternate heat source, battery back-up for internet & computer). 

2. Trained volunteers for two teams.  Impromptu programming network: pull together a posse of people with programming skills (ie teachers, artists, skilled tradespeople, etc) who agree to have programs for kids, teens, adults and seniors that are "ready to run" either at the library or at one or both of the shelters in the event of the need for shelter that extends more than 48 hours, and an organization structure by which such a network would be implemented. Trained information first responders who have completed at least one online courses to assist people seeking help with insurance, aid applications, services, etc.

3. Emergency back-up supplies to supplement what will be available at the shelters and what might be needed among community members if access to stores is limited for more than 48 hours: menstral pads, diapers, bottled water, "sterno," disposable plates/cups/utensils, cell phone battery banks, underwear, socks; obtain by grants & donations, store in an accessible and dry location in our basement, develop rules for distribution.

WHY ARE WE TELLING YOU ALL THIS? WE'RE HOPING YOU'LL WANT TO HELP, OF COURSE.  Want to join a volunteer team? Got grant skills to help us get the back-up equipment & supplies? Please be in touch: info@cutlerlibrary.org

 

WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE EXPANSION? 

The town's first application on our behalf was not selected in the spring round of grants awarded by the Vermont Community Development Program, but we're hoping that the changes we made to the application will meet their approval and that we'll be awarded approximately $25,000 to hire an architectural firm to help us design and develop a construction plan for our planned expansion. We'll hear in mid-October whether the revised application was a success!  If you know anyone with clout at the VCDP, please put in a good word for the application. And our thanks again, sincerely, for the town's willingness to apply for these grants on our behalf. Once we've got a design and a firm plan (ie we've worked out the legal and financial logistics), we'll know how much money we'll need to raise to make our expansion plan a reality. Would you like to help the trustees steer this expansion, either logistically or as a fundraiser, grantwriter or donor? Please let us know: info@cutlerlibrary.org

In case you're a latecomer and don't know why we're planning an expansion: we need at least twice as much parking, our children's area needs enlarging, we needed dedicated space for group meetings and quiet space, we could serve our community better with more places for people to sit either at tables, computer stations, or comfy reading chairs. Wheelchair-bound library patrons cannot browse our bookshelves without requiring some accomodation (furniture temporarily moved out of the way and then put back). Our entrance ramp gets snowy and icy, making it treacherous for patrons and volunteer staff alike. Finally, we'd like to explore increasing the number of rental units upstairs to help offset the library's bottom line even further, and we're also hoping to incorporate a small laundry room, outdoor spaces (open, enclosed and screen porches) and solar panels!! As things stand now, we aren't able to offer meeting space to any new groups during hours the library is open and even without groups meeting, sometimes there aren't enough places for everyone who wants to use the library at any given time. And of course our collections are limited in large part by the amount of shelf space our current layout allows. People use libraries differently than they used to; more people come to stay for several hours on their laptop, studying for school, or working on crafts projects while their family members are reading, gaming online, etc. "Maker Spaces" are popping up at libraries all over the world as we move into more dynamic roles from consumers to producers and do-it-yourselfers. Plainfield's library is going to grow into the new century so Plainfield residents have a state-of-the-art resource for adapting to a changing economy, changing education and entertainment platforms and even a changing democracy. We invite you to lend your hand! And to stay tuned until next month... 
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July 2017 newsletter

posted Jul 9, 2017, 11:59 AM by Cutler Memorial Library   [ updated Mar 23, 2018, 5:42 PM ]





The Vermont Arts Bus! Sunday August 6th 2-4 pm

The Arts Bus brings art-making fun and STEAM* enrichment for all ages, from preschool-aged all the way to old-aged (and all the age groups in-between)! FREE for the whole family.
Teens: you'll have your own space inside the library, so bring your parents AND your younger siblings.

*Science, Technology, Engineering, THE ARTS and Math will be woven into a special afternoon of creative exploration and visual play.

Special thanks to the Paul Post Fund and the Friends of the Library

The Healthcare Movie, Sunday August 13th from 6-8 pm
at the Town Hall Opera House

The Cutler Memorial Library will be hosting "The Healthcare Movie" at the Plainfield Town Hall Opera House, and Dr. Marvin Malek with the Vermont  Physicians For A National Health Program will speak and answer audience questions on Improved Medicare For All, a.k.a., Single-payer Healthcare. This film is made available to the public by the Vermont League of Women Voters, was produced independently by filmmakers Terry Sterrenberg & Laurie Simons, and is narrated by Keifer Sutherland. We'll collect donations at the door towards the cost of the building's upkeep, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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PO Box 186
Plainfield, VT 05667

email: info@cutlerlibrary.org    phone: 802-454-8504
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June 2017 newsletter

posted Jul 9, 2017, 11:58 AM by Cutler Memorial Library

CORRECTED VERSION

SUNDAY! Monthly TED Talk Salon
Classic Book Club (Robert Frost, rescheduled) 
Watching Birds with Barry Wyman & Karen Starr 
Audiobook Discussions & "how-to" help

save the August dates:
The Healthcare Movie  (Town Hall Opera House) 
"Grow Your Own" Conversation Series
Every Week:
"Read to Me & Creativity" for kids K-3rd grade
Summer Story Time for Tots! starts next week
Tuesday Night Knitting Group (except 1st Tues.)
Summer Volunteers sought for Friday, Sunday

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Check it OUT! our June 2017 newsletter

We've got some exciting programs scheduled for you this summer! Here's our summer line-up, and some related news. Under each of the images, each blue button links to a (very) short article with more information or a related web link. Your feedback, as always, is welcome: info@cutlerlibrary.org  

See you at the library!          

TED Talk Salon
An informal viewing and get-together; light refreshments,
 deep ideas discussed!

Every 1st Sunday
6:30 pm
WHAT IS A TED TALK?
Audiobook Discussion Group 
A bookclub for
"book listeners!" 
Discussing The Wonderby Emma Donoghue
Friday June 9th 7-8 pm
REVISED SCHEDULE & BOOK LIST
Story Time for Tots!

We love to read to your children. For little ones, infant through pre-K age.
Every Thursday  starting June 8th
10:30-11 am
TIPS FOR PARENTS OF PRESCHOOLERS
The Healthcare Movie
AT THE TOWN HALL OPERA HOUSE
An independent film provided by the Vermont League of Women Voters & hosted by the Cutler Memorial Library with discussion facilitated by Dr. Marvin Malek.
Sunday, August 13th 6-8 pm
MORE ABOUT THE HEALTHCARE MOVIE
rescheduled!NORTH OF BOSTON
by Robert Frost, Classic Book Club Monday June 5th 6 pm
INFO ABOUT THE CLASSIC BOOK CLUB
Learn how to  DOWNLOAD
Library material!
It's easy to learn and it's FREE so if you like audiobooks or use an e-reader, try it out!
INTRO TO DIGITAL DOWNLOADING
"Read to me" & Creativity
For kids that are reading on their own, but still love reading with a grown-up.
Paired with a low-key craft activity before regular opening time all summer!
Sundays, 1-2 pm
BUILD A BETTER WORLD SUMMER SUNDAY THEMES
Save the dates!
Come at the tail-end of Farmer's Market for a series of localvore-inspired conversations with farmers, foodies and food producers

Fridays in August, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF THE "GROW YOUR OWN" CONVERSATION SERIES
Watching Birds
an introduction & discussion with Barry Wyman & Karen Starr
Sunday June 11th 2:30-4 pm
MORE ABOUT WATCHING BIRDS
Summer Volunteers Sought
Can you help staff the desk this summer? We hope to do story time outreach at the Farmer's Market on some Fridays.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY AS A VOLUNTEER
Tuesday Night Knitting

A small but dedicated group of knitters invite you to share you projects, questions and enthusiasm for the fiber arts!
All levels encouraged.
 
Except for 1st Tuesdays
Tuesdays 6:30-8 pm
Congratulations & THANK YOU! to Friends of the Library
To everyone who helped out, donated books or plants, bought items: this year's sale was a tremendous success!We REALLY couldn't do all that we do for Plainfield's library users without (more than a little) help from our Friends. 
Thanks, also to Rich and Tim Phillips for restoring our sandwichboard sign!
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Spring 2017 newsletter

posted Jul 9, 2017, 11:57 AM by Cutler Memorial Library

SUNDAY! Vermont Haiti Project /
Classic Book Club (Robert Frost) /
Climate Change Talk /
TOMORROW! Tree Planting Project invites volunteers / 
Science Fiction on the new books shelf /
Plant & Book Sale /
Ted Talk Salon /
Trustees seek new member /
Audiobook Club forming /
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Check it OUT! our Spring 2017 newsletter

Here's our spring line-up of events, and some recommended new books, "at-a-glance" style. Under each of the images, each blue button links to a (very) short article with more information or a related web link. Your feedback, as always, is welcome: info@cutlerlibrary.org  

See you at the library!          

The Vermont Haiti Project
Photos & discussion with local carpenter & photographer Elaine Parker
Sunday, April 30th 6:30 pm
WHAT IS THE VERMONT HAITI PROJECT?
CORRECTED TIME: 3:30-6:30 PM

TEENS
(and adults, too)
WANTED
FOR TREE PLANTING

at the Plainfield
Rec Field
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 3:30 PM DETAILS HERE
TED TALK SALON
Every 1st Sunday at 6:30 pm
An informal viewing and get-together; bring your suggested topics & a snack to share!
WHAT IS A TED TALK?
NORTH OF BOSTON
by Robert Frost, Classic Book Club  Monday May 1st 6 pm
DETAILS ABOUT 5/1 CLASSIC BOOK CLUB MEETING
NEW SCIENCE FICTION
More people are reading science fiction. So we've bought more science fiction.
WHAT'S NEW ON THE NEW SCI-FI SHELF?


Our board has an open seat!
 
Send an introductory letter to info@cutlerlibrary.org and/or attend the next meeting, Wednesday May 17th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CML BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Local Flood Hazards Increase as Arctic Warms:
a presentation by Plainfield Emergency Management Coordinator Michael Cerulli Billingsley
Fri. May 5th 6:30 pm
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE TALK
PLANT & BOOK SALE, FRI 5/19 & SAT 5/20
Accepting book donations through Sunday 5/14 & will start accepting (labeled, potted) plants Wed. 5/17 & Thurs. 5/18 behind the library!
DOWNLOAD & PRINT THE POSTER!

NEW CLUB FORMING
Let's get together monthly and talk about fiction and nonfiction audiobooks! What night works best for you? info@cutlerlibrary.org
CLICK HERE TO BROWSE DIGITAL LIBRARY AUDIOBOOKS
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April 2017 newsletter

posted Jul 9, 2017, 11:56 AM by Cutler Memorial Library

Coming up 4/5/17, Wednesday! Carbon Tax film & discussion, 
Wednesday (gather at 6:45 pm) or stream from home*
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Check it OUT! our April 2017 newsletter

We're trying something new. Under each of the book cover images below, the blue buttons link a (very) short article expanding on the headline topics related to each book. The books and where you'll find them in the library are listed at the bottom of this page. THAT WAY, we can recommend good books while decorating our newsletter! Thanks for browsing the virtual shelves of our new newsletter design. Your feedback, as always, is welcome: info@cutlerlibrary.org  

See you at the library!          

YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY*
Film & discussion
Wednesday 4/6, gather at 6:45 pm
MORE INFO ABOUT CARBON TAX MOVIE


TEENS WANTED
FOR TREE PLANTING

at the Plainfield
Rec Field
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 3 PM DETAILS HERE
THANK YOU, PLAINFIELD VOTERS & TAXPAYERS
And thank you for the book donations, too!
SEE HOW WE COMPARE
NORTH OF BOSTON
by Robert Frost, next month's Classic Book Club title
DETAILS ABOUT 5/1 CLASSIC BOOK CLUB MEETING
NEW FOR KIDS
Some great books on a variety of topics for the little ones
KIDS BOOKS INFO HERE

DIGITAL LITERACY IS ESSENTIAL
Links to lessons
& fun
THIS IS A LINK: POINT & CLICK FOR RELATED CONTENT!
LIBRARY SUPPORT THREATENED!
as "National Libraries Week" approaches
ADVOCATE FOR THE INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES
PLANT & BOOK SALE, 5/19 & 5/20
"Time to plant the tomatoes!"
FRIENDS' FUNDRAISER INFO

CALL FOR ASSISTANCE:
Committee, event & desk staff volunteers sought
INTERESTED? MORE INFORMATION

"That reminds me of a book we have..."

Dangerous Years: climate change, the long emergency, and the way forward
by David W. Orr 363.738 ORR
A Restless Spirit: the story of Robert Frost
by Natalie Bober BIO FRO
The meaning of the library : a cultural history
edited by Alice Crawford 027 CRA
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Town Meeting 2017 newsletter

posted Jul 9, 2017, 11:55 AM by Cutler Memorial Library

TED TALK SALON THEMES:
     Democracy, Globalization, Nationalism
Friends Members: "We want YOU! (to join the 'Friends')"
Black History Month links, better late than never
Classic Books by Conservative Thinkers
Better World Books Contest (Donate your used books!)
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the Cutler Memorial Library Newsletter #2017-02

Our TED TALK SALON in March will focus on themes that line up with Town Meeting Day. We'll watch some of these and perhaps others recommended by participants, with a brief discussion of each. The TED TALK SALON meets every 1st Sunday, 6 pm. We share snacks & tea. 
 
https://youtu.be/szt7f5NmE9E  
"Nationalism vs. Globalism"
https://youtu.be/PJy8vTu66tE
"Our Democracy No Longer Represents People... "
https://youtu.be/87AEeLpodnE
"A Conservative's Plea: Let's Work Together"
https://youtu.be/3ELnyoso6vI
"The Next Age of Government"
https://youtu.be/AoAbPIbGLUo "How the US Should use its Superpower Status"
https://youtu.be/wzkFoetp-_M "What do you See When You Look at Me?"

We want YOU! (to join the Friends of the Library)



"Holy cow, Batman, the Friends of the Library are some of Plainfield's superheroes, and they need some help from the younger generations! There are only six, sometimes seven, active members and their average age is 75 years old!! They asked me to put the word out that meetings are only once a month, a couple of hours at the most, and that they're a bunch of swell gals that know how to put together a fun-raiser, er, I mean FUNDraiser that really brings in the bucks, big-time, for the library! They run a plant and book sale in the spring, a gift basket raffle before the holidays and sell primroses at town meeting... and golly do they have a fun time doing it! But they might be ready to pass the wand, if you know what I mean, they don't want to hog all the good times in this town, after all! They meet on the 4th Monday of each month, 7 pm, and they'll really dig it when some new members bust onto the scene to save the day!"

Black History links, better late than never
(February is Black History Month)


http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/

https://mic.com/articles/124341/here-s-how-black-people-actually-fare-in-vermont-with-bernie-sanders-as-their-senator#.olCJIDFRP

africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/

https://www.archives.gov/research/alic/reference/black-history.html

http://besthistorysites.net/american-history/african-americanblack-history/

 

Classic Books by Conservative Thinkers

We believe in a diversity of views, and we have a community of diversely-thinking readers. We recently did an inventory of how well those viewpoints are represented and concluded we could add a few more titles by acclaimed conservatives.
More are on their way.
 

Better World Books Contest (Donate your used books!)

Although we usually don't feel the need to invite book donations (it's amazing how many books people "get done with" in a given year), the library director is hoping to enter a contest hosted by Better World Books, our online book reseller, and we need to send them four more boxes of books they want to sell for us. They don't take most of what people donate, so it will probably take at least 12 more boxes of donated books for us to make the grade. PLEASE DON'T LEAVE THEM OUTSIDE: bring them only when we are open, in boxes no bigger than a person of average strength can lift, or in plastic or cloth bags you can leave here. They particularly like fairly obscure books with ISBN bar codes Thank you!!
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