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
July 1, 2015

What's New
On Sunday, July 12 at 2:00pm Vermont author Robbie (R.A.) Harold takes you time-traveling to the summer of 1903, exploring the real-life settings and characters that
inspired her historical mystery Heron Island. Meet detective Dade Wyatt – actor, widower, Rough Rider—as he prepares the Lake Champlain island retreat for a visit by President Theodore Roosevelt. Follow him as he pursues suspects in Burlington, Manhattan, and Barre's radical anarchist community to resolve the mysterious death of one of the island's wealthy guests. Along the way we'll meet Vermont's aristocrats and political leaders—the Webbs of Shelburne, the Fisks of Grand Isle, leading anarchists Carlo Abate and Luigi Galleani, and other notables of Vermont's Gilded Age.

For Kids
On July 11, Carly Tedesco, RDH, BSDH, will be presenting a Tooth Tutor lesson at 10:00am. The program is open to children ages 2 to 6. In a circle time, Carly will teach the children about dental health and oral care. Each child will receive a new toothbrush. Carly holds a Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene and is pursuing a Masters Degree in Nutrition through Stony Brook University. She is a mother of three children under the age of 4, and works as a Tooth Tutor for Head Start. Carly is enthusiastic about educating children about the importance of oral care and general health. Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity for your children!

Our "Be a Hero, Read!" summer activities continue on Wednesday, July 8 with two more programs. At 10:00am, for ages 4 to 7, we will host a Bennington Museum outreach program on The Ox-Cart Man, by Donald Hall. The Ox-Cart Man takes us through the cycles of activities on a farm during the 1830s. Just think what life was like before electricity, cars, telephones, TV and computers! And at 1:30pm, for ages 8-11, we'll learn about Kid Heroes. Can you think of any kid you know who is a hero? Why?

Our Children's Story Hour every Tuesday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 continues in July with the theme "Starry Nights". We will enjoy a story time, finger plays, a take-home craft project and snacks. Come and join us for the fun!

What's New
Soon we will be beginning a fund-raiser to help paint the library. This is a big project, and we need your help! We will be asking our community members to contribute a gallon of paint. Your name will be posted on a "paint can" in the library, Thank you in advance for your continued support.

We are looking for people who might be interested in the recent popularity of adult coloring. It is a very interesting form of art that has meditative qualities. If you are interested in starting up a group, please contact Phyllis at the library.

The Fiber & More group will be meeting on Wednesday July 8 in the Youth Room from 1:00 to 2:00pm. Bring your knitting, crochet, conversation, tips and patterns to share.

Canfield Gallery
"Images from the Biosphere", nature photography by Matthew Paul Lerman, will be on exhibit at The Canfield Gallery from July 3 to July 30. An artist's reception will be held on Saturday, July 11 from 3:00-5:00pm. Lerman won the Grand Prize in the Equinox Preserve Digital Photo Contest in 2011, has been accepted into the Agricultural Stewardship Association Exhibition, "Landscapes for Landsake" in Coila, NY, was awarded a solo show at Southern Vermont Arts Center this year, and has exhibited widely in Vermont and the surrounding states. All his work will be for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the library.

New Books

for all ages


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