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Check it OUT! Cutler Memorial Library Newsletter #2017-1

posted Jan 25, 2017, 8:57 AM by Cutler Memorial Library   [ updated Jan 25, 2017, 8:58 AM ]
"Welcome, Neighbor!" Potluck THIS SUNDAY!
Prepared for (Almost) Anything: Emergencies & other disasters
Classic Book Club
Neighborhood Watching
Tuesday Night Knitting
Railroad History talk, Microbiome talk videos now online 
Best books of 2016
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Check it OUT!

the Cutler Memorial Library Newsletter #2017-01

Please join us for our 5th Annual "Welcome, Neighbor!" Potluck,
always the last Sunday in January (29th) at 6:30 pm.
Bring your own plate, fork, cup, etc. and a dish to share! 
And a neighbor!

SAVE THE DATE! Wednesday February 15th, 6:30 pm



a discussion and workshop on being ready in the face of an emergency, presented by the Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department in partnership with the Cutler Memorial Library at the Plainfield Fire Station (169 Main Street).  

Childcare in the adjacent room will be provided: we want you to bring your whole family! Develop your own household preparedness plan, learn about most-common medical emergencies, consider the impact of severe weather events, meet your neighbors. This collaborative event is an outcome of the Resiliency Awareness and Action Committee.
The Classic Book Club will be discussing Joseph Conrad's

Monday, February 6th at 6 pm at the library.
New members are always welcome.



check out the new Facebook page

Thanks go out to Dan Caddy, who has volunteered to organize Plainfield's Neighborhood Watch group, an informal group dedicated to watching for (and reporting) suspicious activities in our community.

In January, Deputy Jason Gould and Deputy State's Attorney Roy Thibeault talked with Plainfield community members about being an effective witness and reporter of suspicious activity, and how detailed statements to law enforcement can help in prosecution of crimes such as domestic violence and theft. Here is a great set of tips that echo much of what Deputy Gould offered, borrowed from an Ohio community's web site:

If you see suspicious activity, look for distinguishing DETAILS and report what you've observed to the Washington County Sherrif's Department. If you see a crime in progress, call RIGHT AWAY. (802) 223-3001  If you can inconspicuously take a picture, great: do not put yourself in harms way and do not try to enforce the law yourselves. 

Interested in getting Neighborhood Watch decals or signs for your home or property? Contact our volunteer Neighborhood Watch organizer, Dan Caddy via the Facebook page above or call 415-568-7101 or by emailing

 These are also outcomes of the  Plainfield Resiliency Awareness and Action Committee.


Have you checked out our Digital Archive?
We continue to add Plainfield and Twinfield yearbooks, historic images and now... educational videos produced in Plainfield, of interest to Plainfield community members! The Plainfield Historical Society 2016 event with Frank J. Barrett, Jr. (history of VT and Railroads) and the collaboratively-sponsored talk at the Haybarn Theater with David R. Montgomery and Anne Bikle' ("The Hidden Half of Nature") are now posted both there and on the library's YouTube channel,

2016 was a great year for books! And we have many of the titles that found their way onto "best of" lists, from NPR, Harper's, Atlantic Monthly, Washington Post and Good Reads!

Monday, February 6th at 6 pm at the library.
New members are always welcome.
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