Welcome to the Martha Canfield Library
From board books for the toddlers to large print books for seniors, from the latest best sellers to the classics, from fiction to non-fiction, from study tables to computers and video-conferencing (coming soon), from audio books to movies, from games to puzzles, from a community meeting room to an art gallery, from programs of current interest to a historical reference collection - it's all here, its all free. Come and enjoy!
Tuesday, April 15, 7 pm
Miniature Cars and Trucks for the entire family
Kevin Kees, of Shaftsbury, VT, will talk about his collection of miniature cars and trucks and how he got started collecting. He will include a short history of this fascinating hobby.
Saturday, April 26, 1:30 pm
Come for a special "Train" story time!
We'll hear some train stories and learn about the different types of railroad cars, signals and track. We'll hear a CD of real train sounds and end with a craft to take home.
Thursday, May 15, 7 pm
Is eBay Right for You and What You Need to Know to Get Started by John Schaub
Wondering how to get rid of all those items in your attic? Come and find out if eBay is right for you and what you need to know to get started.
Dreaming of Spring?
Dreaming of Spring? Longing for your garden? The Library has the answer. You may not be able to plant yet but you can plot and plan with our “Gardening Book Bundles” – individual assortments of books on gardening. There are hardcover and paperback books in each bundle and a few surprises. There are anywhere from 6-10 items in a bundle and the cost is only $3.00 each - quite a bargain price for a head start on the growing season.
New Board Members
We want to thank John Hess and Joel Tibbetts for their outstanding service to the Board and welcome some new Trustees: Carrie Cutbier, Russell Housman, Sarah Case and Henry Cochran to the Board.
Fiber and More
Every 1st and 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1 - 3 pm, folks gather in the meeting room to work on their knitting, crocheting, or whatever strikes their fancy. The fabric and thread of flying, there's talk and laughter. Everyone is welcome, No registration reguired, just drop in.
Booker Prize Winners
A Reading and Discussion Series, sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council will be held on Sundays at 2 pm. The program is free and open to everyone.
April 13 - The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
April 27 - The Life and Times of Michael K. by J. M. Coetzee
May 11 - The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
May 25 - The English Patient - Michael Ondaatje
Give yourself, a good friend, or family a MCL Tote Bag to carry your books in and support the library!
What's in your bag? These large canvas totes are available at the front desk. They have a front packet and zipper closure and they will hold lots of books. The cost is $15. Your gift will delight them and help support the library at the same time!
for all ages
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The Russell Collection
The Russell Collection needs the help of someone capable of recovering files from a hard drive. If you can help please call the library.
Book Sale in the Community House will kick off on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-25-26!
Children's Pre-School Storytimes (ages 3 - 6)
Wednesday Mornings at 10:30 in the Children's Room
1st Tuesday evening of each month at 6:30 ~ Pajama Story Time. Night time stories. Wear your pjs and bring your favorite stuffed animal or doll.
Are You Interested
Learn a Language
Now you can learn a new language with the Mango program. This language learning program is yours for FREE through the Martha Canfield Library. Use the link on the right, and the barcode number on your MCL card.
Take a Class
Universal class is a new learning program available through the Vermont Department of Libraries which offers over 500 classes online. You can find the the link at the right of this page. To register you will need to enter a library membership ID that includes part of your library card barcode number. The password format is 2VSNA900XXXXXX, just replace the six X's with the last six characters of your barcode.
Databases for Research
The Vermont Online Library is an online database of periodical articles, many in full-text, and online reference, as well as a health module, a business module and reference material for kids of all ages. Your library card barcode is the password.
America's News Magazine helps you find topics of current interest and gives access to Newsweek, Popular Science, Field & Stream, Mother Earth News, Science Illustrated, Smithsonian and more.
The Bennington Banner gives access to articles from 12/18/2003 to present.
The Rutland Herald gives access to articles from 09/30/1999 to present.
Historical newspapers are available on the Library of Congress Chronicling America website.