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 9, 2015
What’s New
July’s featured artist at The Canfield Gallery has been a professor of biology, marine ecology, oceanography, marine mammalogy and anatomy-physiology in the NYC area. He even wrote the marine biology textbook that is widely used in colleges and high schools around the world. He has also been a nature photographer since childhood. “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 3:00-5:00 pm. Lerman’s photographs have garnered the same respect and acclaim as his academic credentials. He won the Grand Prize in the Equinox Preserve Digital Photo Contest in 2011, 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.  His work in the Canfield exhibit can be seen during library hours.
And don’t forget R. A. Harold’s presentation, on Sunday, July 12 at 2:00 pm, which 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
Our preschool story time theme for Tuesday, July 14 at 10:00 am is Night Noises. Come join us for activities, snacks and crafts. The Library is a great place to spend time with your children this summer – and it’s FREE!
On Wednesday, July 15, for children going into grades Pre-K through 2, we will have stories and activities about Animal Heroes at 10:00 am.
Also on July 15, for children going into grades 3 through 7, we will hold a Comic Con at 1:30 pm. Wear your favorite hero’s costume for our costume parade through the library. We’ll have crafts, activities and a snack. Come and join us for all the fun.
Volunteer Opportunities
We are still looking for volunteers to help with landscaping and many other things. You will feel good about the work you do at your local library!

New Books

for all ages


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