martha canfield library

PO Box 267 • 528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, VT • 05250
802.375.6153 •

  • Tuesday — 9:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Wednesday — 9:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Thursday — 9:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Friday — 2:00PM – 6:00PM
  • Saturday — 10:00AM – 3:00PM

Russell Collection

Open 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Tuesdays or by appointment

Martha Canfield Library E-news
Welcome to the March 2017 edition of the Martha Canfield Library’s e-newsletter. If you have any suggestions, you can email them to our hotmail account or leave them in our suggestion jar on the front desk.

Tax Forms

We have some IRS tax forms available, including 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ, as well as instruction books for those three forms. If you need other forms they can be printed from the IRS website: The State of Vermont is no longer sending tax form booklets to libraries for distribution. You can orders forms by calling the Department of Taxes at 855-297-5600, emailing a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or printing from their website


Hildene - Sunday, March 5 at 2:00

Hildene President Seth Bongartz, now in his 16th year at the helm, will share his perspective on those years, as well as the vision and goals for the future of the 412 acre Lincoln estate. This is an open invitation to the community to consider, as Hildene Trustees have, the possibilities when a historic Lincoln site rooted in the past commits literally and figuratively to putting down new roots for future generations. One need only drive down the mile-long entrance road, past the goat dairy and cheese-making facility and restored Pullman car, Sunbeam, to the 100 year old carriage barn, now the Welcome Center at 1005 Hildene Road, to get a glimpse. A drive a few miles down River Road in Manchester past Hildene Meadows, now Dene Farm, reveals even more about what the future holds. The agricultural/environmental learning campus with its 150 by 30 foot teaching greenhouse, compost facility, bobolink sanctuary and 600’ floating wetland boardwalk also provide a hint of what is already afoot. This presentation hosted by the library, provides a rare opportunity to learn what exciting things are happening just down the road apiece.

For Kids

Are you looking for something to do on JISP Wednesdays if you don’t ski or skate? We have just the thing: our Wednesday afternoon programs from 1:00 to 3:00. On March 8 we’ll be learning basic photography, taking some practice photos and creating a photo adventure. On March 15 we’ll watch a movie and have popcorn.

In the Canfield Gallery

The Canfield Gallery is happy to announce its exhibition for the month of March will feature the paintings of Tom Atkins, an artist, photographer, poet and writer. Atkins is leadership trainer and coach through the John Maxwell Team and Quarry House in West Pawlet, Vermont, and a bi-vocational pastor at Rupert United Methodist Church.

Creating art for the past 30 years, Atkins works in watercolor, oil, pencil and pen and ink. His pen and ink drawings derive from real places — castles, mansions, cottages, spiritual spaces, and abandoned buildings long fallen into ruin and disrepair. His watercolor and oil paintings, however, come from less tangible sources. “My paintings are like poems,” says Atkins, “capturing an essence of mood with color, line and space.”

Join us for an opening reception on Saturday, March 4, from 3 to 5. His work will be on view in the gallery during regular library hours until March 30.

Volunteer Opportunities

We need people to work at the checkout desk in the Library on Saturdays. If you like helping people and are good with computers, we’d appreciate your help.

The Russell Collection needs someone who can type and is detail oriented to help with data entry. If you are interested, please see Bill in the Russell Vermontiana Collection on Tuesdays.

New Books

The Other Einstein, by Marie Benedict
The Sleepwalker, by Chris Bohjalian
Moonglow, by Michael Chabon
The Invisible Library, by Genevieve Cogman
The Mistletoe Secret, by Richard Paul Evans
The Rumor, by Elin Hilderbrand
In Hovering Flight, by Joyce Hinnefeld
Faithful, by Alice Hoffman
Be Frank with Me, by Julia Claiborne Johnson
Everything We Keep, by Kerry Lonsdale
Never Never, by James Patterson and Candice Fox
Miller’s Valley, by Anna Quindlen
The Improbability of Love, by Hannah Rothschild

A Voice in the Night, by Andrea Camilleri
Garden of Lamentations, by Deborah Crombie
Manitou Canyon, by William Kent Krueger
Rather Be the Devil, by Ian Rankin
Echoes in Death, by J. D. Robb

Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission, by Bret Baier
Maps and Legends, by Michael Chabon
Aimless Love, by Billy Collins
The Princess Diarist, by Carrie Fisher
The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, by Peter Frankopan
Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations, by Thomas L. Friedman
The Letters of Robert Frost, Volume 2, 1920-1928
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuvai Noah Harari
Being a Dog: Following the Dog’s Nose into a World of Smell, by Alexandra Horowitz
Basic Illustrated Cross-Country Skiing, by J. Scott McGee
Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah
Testimony, by Robbie Robertson
My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth That Led to an American Tragedy, by Nora Titone

Chaos, by Patricia Cornwell
The Inheritance, by Charles Finch
The Whistler, by John Grisham
Razor Girl, by Carl Hiaasen
Downfall, by J. A. Jance
The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living, by Louise Miller
An Irish Country Love Story, by Patrick Taylor
The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead

Cloud Atlas, with Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Hugh Grant

Young Adult
Moon Chosen, by P. C. Cast
The Inquisitor’s Tale, by Adam Gidwitz
The You I’ve Never Known, by Ellen Hopkins
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down, by Jeff Kinney
Heartless, by Marissa Meyer
Carve the Mark, by Veronica Roth


Raymie Nightingale, by Kate DiCamillo
The Crimson Skew, by S. E. Grove

Graphic Novels
Lucy and Andy Neanderthal, by Jeffrey Brown

The White House, by Kevin Blake
Vermont, by Bridget Parker

Picture Books
The Crayons’ Book of Colors, by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
School’s First Day of School, by Adam Rex
Henry & Leo, by Pamela Zagarenski

Audiobook CDs
The Littlest Bigfoot, by Jennifer Weiner

So come on in!

New Books

for all ages


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