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August 2014 Newsletter

posted Aug 6, 2014, 9:20 AM by Cutler Memorial Library

Check it OUT!  News from the Cutler Memorial Library for August 2014

 

Enrichment Opportunities

For young kids and their families:

SUMMER MONDAYS AT NOON

Come enjoy a free lunch (no pre-eligibility required) & stay for a story or three.  Everyone welcome.

 

For independent learners of any age: 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7TH AT 7 PM

 “Become a Digital Documentarian!” with Loona Brogan and David Ferland.  Record, Edit, Post!  It sounds so simple, doesn’t it?  Well, it’s not that complicated, but whether you want to make audio or video recordings, there are some basics to familiarize yourself with such as understanding file types and conversion/compatibility issues as well as free software options and production techniques.  Bring your recording device and your laptop, if you have one.  We have a few computers for folks that don’t.  Bring some recorded audio or video content to work with, or leave enough memory on your device to record a three-minute stretch of material.  Make sure there is more than a smidgeon of free space on your computer, too, for installing and working with the editing software.

 

For school-age kids 13 and under ONLY:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15TH FROM 8 PM TO SATURDAY,  AUGUST 16TH 8 AM

“The Library Friday Night Freak Out Sleep Over!” What you need to bring: sleeping bag, tooth paste, tooth brush, night time snacks, games, pajamas, pair of clothes for August 16th, any scary story if you want to bring one.  NO ELECTRONICS.  (We will hold cell phones.)  Adults will chaperone.  Please pick kids up by 8 a.m. prompt!  For more info, call 454-8504.

 

For families and individuals of any age:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21ST AT 7:30 PM

“What’s UP?!? The Sky at Night”  with the Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation.  Come learn about the stars!  We have a telescope you can borrow, too!  This is our last special summer program for families and kids; we hope you can make it out.

 

For teens ONLY:

WEDNESDAYS 6:30-8:30 PM, AUGUST 27, SEPT. 3, 10, 17 AND 24

WITH PERFORMANCE EVENT SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH AT 6 PM   

“Catching the Fire of Hope!” An exciting five week Poetry for Change workshop series for teenagers at the Cutler Memorial Library in Plainfield, VT.  Participants will join local mentor Erik Gillard, aka Uncle E-rock, on a journey through the many worlds of powerful poetry, from verse to spoken word, SLAM poetry to haiku, visual poetry to hip-hop and song.  Each workshop will feature a special guest poet who will guide us through activities and work.  AND the workshop series will culminate with a rockin' creative presentation of our work on Saturday September 27th (100,000 POETS FOR CHANGE day of action).  All participants will receive a journal and pen as well as pizza and snacks!  Limited space: only 8 more seats available.  Sign up now at

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZtqxygZAyweCoWEopPhm-IyGArhsq52ZSLuCabB65gE/viewform

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

For book lovers:

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST AT 6:30 PM, David Strong & Laura Zeisel’s place.

The Classic Book Club will discuss William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and enjoy a potluck dinner together before deciding the selections for the coming month’s (mostly) 1st-Monday meetings, which usually happen at the library.  For more information, contact Daniel or Amba at 793-0418.

 

INTERESTED IN STARTING A BOOK CLUB? Members of Plainfield Book Club are interested in re-forming if other readers show an interest in meeting once a month to discuss contemporary books.  Call 454-8504.

 

Community Engagement Opportunity

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH, 10 AM – 1 PM, village of Plainfield. The library board of trustees will perform their Lawn Chair Brigade again this year at the Old Home Day Parade, and we need troops!  Come march for literacy, for community, and for fun!  Call Bev Thomas (476-6968) to sign-up.  There will be one rehearsal before the big day!  All you need is a lawn chair, a pair of sunglasses and a book or magazine.  

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