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 June, 2014 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.
On Thursday, June 26at 7:00pm John Schaub presents Listing on Ebay. John will show how to create a listing that helps sell your item by actually listing a few items on Ebay. This is a follow-up to his previous talk about Selling Online. If you have been wondering how to sell some of your unused items, this will help you.
Our Fiber and More group is now meeting on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Bring your knitting, crochet, quilting or other fiber crafts and exchange tips and patterns, or learn a new skill. June 25 will be Washcloth Wednesday. For more information call Tricia at 375-2219.
Canfield Gallery
Lure of the Landscape will feature the latest work of local artist Dona Mara. Dona’s mixed media contemporary landscape paintings will be on view June 5-28.
In describing her paintings Dona says, “I strive to create art filled with balance, calmness, and the essence of nature. In my paintings I imagine the viewer drawn into a world freed from the pressures of modern living where one can rest, a kind of spiritual remedy. This provides me a primal connection between artist and viewer.”
For Families
Are you looking for something for your out-of-town visitors to do? Or, perhaps you are planning a family outing. We have just the thing: a State Parks Pass or a State Historic Sites Pass you can borrow. The Parks Pass gives free entrance for one vehicle with up to eight passengers to any state park for one day. The Historic Sites Pass gives free admission for one family or group of up to eight people for one day. Passes may be borrowed for three days, and you can reserve it in advance.
For Kids
Join us this summer as we Fizz, Boom, Read! Sign up for our reading club, starting the last day of school, June 12! Stop in and try one of our weekly puzzles or science activities! Come to one of our special science programs in July (schedule TBA shortly).
Join us on Wednesday mornings at 10:30am for a preschool story-time. We’ll read a few stories, and perhaps do a craft, listen to a song or play with a puppet.
Book Sale
Books make great Father’s Day gifts, and we have a wonderful selection of how-to books, novels and much more for Dad at our summer book sale in the Arlington Community House on Route 7A. We are open for our regular summer hours every weekend, Fridays, 1 – 4 and Saturdays and Sundays 10 – 4.
And if you have gently used books, DVDs, music CDs, games or puzzles that you no longer use, consider dropping them off at the Library during regular hours for our special one-day book sale at Fisher School at the end of July. Please, for the health and safety of our staff and our customers, before you bring them, check to make sure there is no mold or bugs. Thank you!.
Volunteer Opportunities
We need someone to work at the front desk on Tuesday mornings, from 9:00am – 12:00noon. If you are interested in helping people and are comfortable with computers, stop in and see Phyllis.
We are also looking for volunteers to work at the summer book sale in the Community House. You can take a three hour shift once a week, once a month, or be available as a substitute. If you are interested stop in at the sale and talk to Joyce, or leave your name and phone number at the Library.
New Books


Radiance of Tomorrow, by Ishmael Beah

The Lincoln Myth, by Steve Berry

Chestnut Street, by Maeve Binchy

Cavendon Hall, by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Devil’s Gate, by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown

Final Scream, by Lisa Jackson

Eve, by Iris Johansen

The Desert of Souls, by Howard Andrew Jones

We Are Water, by Wally Lamb

The Fiddler, by Beverly Lewis

The Corsican Caper, by Peter Mayle

Collected Stories, by Carson McCullers

Sorceress of Faith, by Robin D. Owens

NYPD Red 2, by James Patterson and Marshall Karp

Unlucky 13, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

The Accident, by Chris Pavone

The Expats, by Chris Pavone

Raising Steam, by Terry Pratchett

Reaper Man, by Terry Pratchett

The Story of Beautiful Girl, by Rachel Simon 

Island in the Sea of Time, by S. M. Stirling



Nobody Knows, by Mary Jane Clark

Missing You, by Harlan Coben

Dead Insider, by Victoria Houston

Deadly Row to Hoe, by Cricket McRae

Cockroaches, by Jo Nesbø

Death on Blackheath, by Anne Perry


Large Print:

The Target, by David Baldacci

Purity in Death, by J. D. Robb 

The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion


Cooking from Quilt Country: Hearty Recipes from Amish and Mennonite Kitchens, by Marcia Adams

The Wolf of Wall Street, by Jordan Belfort

Blood Pressure Down, by Janet Bond Brill

The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown

The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America from Key West to the Arctic Ocean, by Philip Caputo

The Monuments Men, by Robert M. Edsel

The Energy-Smart House, from the editors of Fine Homebuilding

The Story of Gardening, by Penelope Hobhouse

Winter Ready, by Leland Kinsey

Donna Kooler’s Encyclopedia of Knitting

Network Security: A Beginner’s Guide, by Eric Maiwald

Tea Party: 20 Themed Tea Parties with Recipes for Every Occasion, from Fabulous Showers to Intimate Gatherings, by Tracy Stern with Christie Matheson 

Talking Back to Facebook, by James P. Steyer



Hot Six, by Janet Evanovich 

Suite Française, by Irène Némirovsky 

NYPD Red 2, by James Patterson
Thankless in Death, by J. D. Robb



Christmas in Yellowstone, narrated by Linda Hunt

Easy Yoga for Arthritis

A Few Good Men, with Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore

The General, with Marion Mack and Buster Keaton

The Grapes of Wrath, with Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell and John Carradine

Guarding Tess, with Shirley MacLaine and Nicolas Cage

Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life, with James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore

The Last Samurai, with Tom Cruise, Timothy Spall and Ken Watanabe

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Season 5, with Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer, Ice T, Diane Neal and B. D. Wong

Midsomer Murders, set 23, with Neil Dudgeon, Jason Hughes and Eleanor Bron

Philomena, with Judi Dench and Steve Coogan

Raging Bull, with Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Cathy Moriarty

Runaway Jury, with John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman and Rachel Weisz

Sabrina, with Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond and Greg Kinnear

Sunset Blvd., with William Holden and Gloria Swanson

12 Years a Slave, with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender

Vera, with Brenda Blethyn, Paul Ritter, David leon and Wunmi Mosaku (sets 1, 2 and 3) 

While You Were Sleeping, with Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher and Peter Boyle


Young Adult

Drowned Wednesday, by Garth Nix

Grim Tuesday, by Garth Nix

The Rithmatist, by Brandon Sanderson



Tumtum and Nutmeg: Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall, by Emily Bearn

The Mark of the Dragonfly, by Jaleigh Johnson

Half a Chance, by Cynthia Lord

Finally, by Wendy Maas
13 Gifts, by Wendy Maas
Horrid Henry, by Francesca Simon
Horrid Henry and the Soccer Fiend, by Francesca Simon


Civil Rights Movement, by Erinn Banting

Construction Q & A, by Rennay Craats

A Civil War Timeline, by Stephanie Fitzgerald

Everything Money, by Kathy Furgang

Learn to Fold Origami Pets, by Katie Gillespie

Learn to Fold Origami Zoo Animals, by Katie Gillespie

What If You Had Animal Hair!?, by Sandra Markle

Disgusting Animal Defenses, by Ruth Owen

Machines Q & A, by Janice Parker

Navy SEALs, by Simon Rose

Neil Armstrong, by Anita Yasuda



Picture Books:

Brother Hugo and the Bear, by Katy Beebe
When We Go Walking, by Cari Best
Lazily, Crazily, Just a Bit Nasally: More About Adverbs, by Brian P. Cleary
Quirky, Jerky, Extra Perky: More About Adjectives, by Brian P. Cleary
Diggers Go, by Steve Light

Which is Round? Which is Bigger?, by Mineko Mamada

Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great, by Bob Shea

Farm Friends, by Dawn Sirett
The Amazing Spider-Man: An Origin Story, adapted by Rich Thomas
The Uncanny X-Men: An Origin Story, adapted by Rich Thomas

Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping, by Melanie Watt

A Big Guy Took My Ball, by Mo Willems

I Wish I Had…, by Giovanna Zoboli


Paulie, with Gena Rowlands, Tony Shalhoub and Cheech Marin

New Books

for all ages


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