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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
  • 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:
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 if you are interested in working at the library or serving on the board! To join the Friends, email Maria McKnight at   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.
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