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Library Happenings


Thursday, July 11, 5 p.m.

Library meeting room every second Thursday of the month. Open to the public.


Wednesday, July 17, 6:30 p.m. 

Bring a recent project to share with other knitters or get help with challenging patterns. All skill levels welcome.



Through Aug. 10, join the library’s blast off into the summer reading program, “A Universe of Stories.” Read across the galaxies and read to win prizes. For updates on summer reading, visit the library website.


Friday, July 12, 10:30 a.m.

“Heroes and Heroines from Around the Universe” at the Wheeler House Children’s Garden.

Build a choice of hero’s tools: a wand, power cuffs or a light saber. Create a version of the hero using a blank cardboard cut-out. For ages 7-11 with an adult. Free. If attending, call the library at 802-846-4140. Adults must remain on site with child.


Tuesday, July 16, 10:30 a.m.

A 30-minute musical story time for kids ages 1 to 5. Stories, songs and fingerplays followed by age-appropriate activity stations in the garden. Free. No pre-registration necessary. Port-o-lets available, but no public restrooms. Check library Facebook page for weather cancellation information. Park at Dorset Park entrance. Families with newborns or accessibility needs may park at Wheeler House. 


Wednesday, July 17, 10:30 a.m.

A gentle 20 to 30-minute story time geared to infants and pre-crawlers. Stories, songs, sensory activities and early literacy tips for caregivers. Feel free to stay and socialize afterwards. No pre-registration necessary. 


Wednesday, July 17, 5:30 p.m.

A space-themed, family-friendly movie in air-conditioned comfort. Wear “jammies” and bring a pillow. Popcorn provided. For schedule and movie titles, visit library website. 



Saturday, July 13, 11 a.m. 

Join former NASA consultant Kevin Manning on a family-friendly virtual journey across the cosmos. Experience an inspiring and uplifting presentation that will draw you into a deeper understanding of the workings of the universe. Appropriate for all ages. Weather permitting, program followed by outside gazing at sunspots through a filtered telescope.


Monday, July 15, 4 p.m. 

To celebrate Apollo 11’s historic moon landing, join Dr. Carter Emmart, the Director of Astrovisualization at the American Museum of Natural History, in a live webcast featuring a guided re-creation of Apollo 11’s journey. Learn how this mission was executed by crew members and mission control in Houston. Stay hydrated during the presentation with Tang. 

Webcast presented by the American Museum of Natural History and the STAR Library Network’s NASA@ My Library program.

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