Many of our programs are made possible by friends and neighbors in the community. If you have an experience or expertise you would like to share with the community, or you would like to use the library space for a monthly meeting or a book group, please let us know. The Cutler is always eager to facilitate community gatherings and learning experiences.
First & Third Tuesdays Monthly
Come to the library for Knit Night hosted by Lynda Volz on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 6 to 8 PM. Everyone is welcome, knitters, crocheters, novices, and experts. Instruction, support, and some supplies will be provided. Families are welcome to attend.
with Lucy Blue
Second Tuesdays, from 6 - 7 PM
Join Lucy Blue at the Cutler Memorial Library on Tuesday, 9th, from 6 -7 PM for a SHARING CIRCLE. This will be an informal gathering, a chance to just sit and talk with each other, a time to connect ad share with others whatever you might feel like talking about, even if it's just how your day is going!
Assuming there's enough interest, the sharing circle will continue meeting monthly on the second Tuesday of the month indefinitely. No commitment, drop-ins welcome! Masks are recommended but not required. Please stay home if you don’t feel well or have any symptoms of Covid or the flu.
Families Rise Up
Join a vibrant group of parents and caregivers at the library on the second Thursday of each month to organize for climate justice. Dinner and childcare support are provided.
Drawing Fundamentals For All Ages
with Malcolm Van Couvering
Saturdays, April 1st, 8th, 29th, and May 6th, and 13th, from 11 - Noon
Learn the fundamentals of drawing in an open, playful, risk-free drawing space. Drawing Fundamentals is an intergenerational family-friendly program made possible through a grant from Vermont Afterschool. (The April 22nd class had to be canceled due to a family emergency. We have scheduled an additional class on May 13th.)
Ancient Irish Culture & Traditions
with Michael Cerulli Billingsley
Saturday, May 20th, from 11 to 12:30 PM
Household rituals, natural understandings, and seasonal observances persist in Ireland, going back 4000 years to pre-Celtic times. Explore these and other perspectives of ancient Irish culture and prehistory with local researcher Michael Cerulli Billingsley. He has made eleven field trips to Ireland, where he worked with historians, archaeologists, and folklorists to better understand the roots of his own culture in the Irish southwest.
with Heather Ely
Wednesday, May 24th, from 6 - 8 PM
Would you like to flex your creative writing skills with a supportive group of writers? Join the monthly writing group that offers warm-up writing prompts, support through review and discussion, and monthly writing projects. This is a reflexive program, with an adaptive format to meet the needs and interests of the group.
Annual Plant Sale
Friday, May 26th, from Noon to 4 PM and
Saturday, May 27th, from 9 to 2 PM.
Come support the library with the purchase of green-growing plants for your house and garden. The plant sale always has a great selection of annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, trees, and shrubs, with a bevy of houseplants inside the library. Knowledgeable gardeners will be on hand to answer all your questions. You will also want to register for stellar door prizes inside the library, purchase useful books at the Nature & Garden Book Booth and stop by our Snack Bar for refreshing lemonade and delectables baked by the community. Signs will direct parking. All proceeds benefit the library.
Not-to-be-missed Programs during the Plant Sale:
Friday, May 26, at 2 PM. The fabulous Regina Wrenfield will be making a rare and special library appearance to demonstrate her passion and flair for Flower Arranging. Prepare to be thoroughly amused while learning the art of creating a beautiful bouquet from the plants and flowers you have - hopefully - purchased at the library plant sale.
Saturday, May 27, at 11 AM. Join Lynn Talamini and Ezra Ducas to learn all about the fun of Tea Gardening while helping us plant the Cutler’s Tea Garden. Ezra, a 2nd grader who started his tea business, E.N.D. Blends in Preschool will tell us all about his tea blends which you can also purchase at the sale. Herbal tea samples will be available, and stunning floral donuts will be provided by Local Donut. Families with children of all ages are invited! This program is made possible by a Vermont Afterschool grant.
Donations from community gardeners, Agway, Cabot Greenhouse, Cate Farm, East Hill Farm, Great Brook Nursery, Littlewood Farm, Plainfield Flower Farm, Plainfield Hardware, Vermont Compost, Co., and many more.