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June 2014 Newsletter

posted Aug 6, 2014, 9:17 AM by Cutler Memorial Library

Upcoming Events for Adults & Teens


JUNE 2ND, Monday, 6 pm: Classic Book Club discusses Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens.


JUNE 11TH, Wednesday, 7 pmHome Share Now will be hosting a free info session at the Cutler Memorial Library in Plainfield. Come to learn about how home sharing works, hear stories, and have your questions answered!


JUNE 16TH, 7 pm: The Plainfield Book Club discusses Elizabeth Stoud’s The Burgess Boys.


JULY 8TH, 7 pm:  Meg Johns and Amanda Payne will share their experiences as part of “Thinking Beyond Borders,” a gap year program for high school graduates.


Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Summer Programs for Youth

Library events are a great way to engage with your neighbors. Which one appeals to you most? Maybe you’d like to attend all of them! Thanks to the Vermont Department of Libraries and the Friends of the Cutler Memorial Library, we’re excited to offer a monthly family event that celebrates science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), since this year’s national summer reading theme is

“Fizz! Boom! Read!” 


JUNE 15TH, Sunday, 3 pm: Kids! Bring your dad to Kinetic Origami for some D.I.Y. family fun time. 

With Gail Martin.


JULY 15th, Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 pm: The Swing Peepers will perform songs & stories inspired by nature


JULY 17TH, 3 pm:  Gwen Lyons of the Central Vermont Solid Waste District will facilitate crafts and activities using recycled materials.


AUGUST 21st, Thursday, 7:30-8:30 pm: “What’s UP! The Sky at Night,” presented by the Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation.


It’s not ROCKET SCIENCE: Reading is Rewarding!

This summer....  reward yourself by reading at least ten great books.  There are about 10 weeks between the spring and fall school semesters, so that’s an average of one per week.  Youth and young adults who have not yet completed high school are eligible to submit their reading log at the end of August for a FREE frozen novelty from the Plainfield CoOp or Bragg Farm Maple Sugarhouse.  PLUS! Bear Pond Books is giving families with participating children will each receive a one-time 20% discount card! PLUS! We’ll issue certificates.  Sign up at the library starting June 15th and complete your log by August 31st to participate.  Each reader will be given the option of using their own on-line log form or a custom reading log booklet. Thank you, Bragg Farm, Bear Pond Books and The Plainfield CoOp for encouraging reading! 


Our Historic Digital Archive is LIVE!

We’re excited to unveil the Cutler Memorial Library’s Historic Digital Archive, which to date has a random assortment of historic images, including all 23 pages of the 1934 Plainfield High School Yearbook.  Would you like to help us upload all of our historic images?  Please call 454-8504 or email


Computer Tutor Extended Thru July

Thanks to a grant being administered by CCV, we’re able to offer 1:1 computer skills tutoring with Chris Gajewski, for people seeking help with things like using email, Facebook, E-Bay, Google, etc.  He’ll be here on Tuesday evenings from 4:30-7:30 pm through the end of July assisting people on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Master Gardeners Seek Volunteers for Library Garden Work

 The gardens have been an Extension Master Gardener project since 2008, with a small but

dedicated team of Master Gardeners and knowledgeable volunteers. They generally work on Saturday mornings from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M., since the site is mostly shady until mid-morning. They need helpers!

The work day schedule for 2014 is as follows: May 17, June 14 and 21, July 5 and 26, August 9 and 23, September 20, October 18. For additional information, you can contact Susan Crampton (, phone 334-6954) or Laura Zeisel (, phone 454-1418).


~Backyard Chicken Festival postponed, new date to be announced~