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Library Notes--3/9/2017

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Sunday, March 12, 2017,
Left at the library: a (handmade) knitted hat, neutral color.

New titles include: fiction:"Pachinko" - Min Jin Lee, " The One Inside" - Sam Shepard, "A Piece of the World" - Christina Baker Kline; non-fiction: 
"The Stranger In the Woods:The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit" - Michael Finkel, ""Naturally Sweet" - Americas Test Kitchen; 
for younger readers: "Caraval" - Stephanie Garber, "The Girl Who Drank the Moon" (Newbery Award winner)- Kelly Barnhill, 
"Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" - ...


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Library Holiday Sale

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Sunday, November 6, 2016,
Back by Popular Demand!
The Re-giftables (previously known as "white elephants") table.

Where: the Friends of the Morrill Memorial Library Holiday Sale!
December 3, 2016 from 11-2
Our motto is "reduce, reuse and recycle!"

Well, the holidays are coming and it’s time to consider sorting through
your drawers, cupboards, basements, attics, and closets to seek out those
rather “odd” gifts. If you never really knew what to do with them, bring
them to the Library.  Do you have any irresistible yard sa...


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Library Notes--10/20/2016

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Sunday, October 23, 2016,
New titles at the library include: "Mercury" - Margot Livesey, "Hero of the Empire" - Candace Millard, "Rain in Portugal" - Billy Collins; "The Magic of Gingerbread"; 
YA novel "Midnight Star" - Marie Lu; picturebooks "Penguin Problems" - Jory John and "Nanette's Baguette" - Mo Willems; DVD's "The Hunt for the Wilderpeople" and
"The People V O.J. Simpson, audiobook "Small Great Things"- Picoult.

The library will be staffed by our wonderful volunteers next week, so InterLibrary requests will not ...


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Library Notes--10/7/2016

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Sunday, October 9, 2016,
The library will be closed this Monday, so stop in Saturday for anything you may need.

New arrivals to the collection: "News of the World" - Paulette Jiles,  "Today Will be Different" - Maria Semple, "A Gentleman in Moscow" - Amor Towles, "Two by Two"- Nicholas Sparks, 
"Trespasser" - Tana French,  "Coffin Road" - Peter May, "Friday on My Mind" - Nicci French, and next week - Jodi Picoult's new book.


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Library Notes--9/22/2016

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, September 22, 2016,
As you bring in the final harvests before any possible frosts, we have books on pickling/fermenting, jam making and root cellaring if needed. 

And if you need inspiration for the pie baking contest at Apple Fest this Sunday (at the Homestead), we have a few books featuring pie making.

Thanks to Mike Hebb, we now have a picnic table in our back field for all to enjoy ----- a quiet place to read, play, have a picnic. 

The after-school program with Emily begins Thursday! 



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Library Notes--9/13/2016

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, September 14, 2016,
The Thursday after-school program will begin next week, Sept. 22. We are hopeful the Brook Rd. bridge will be open and the school bus schedule will be back to
normal. However, we will run that date even if the bus doesn't arrive at the library till 3:45. 
The after-school program is for K -  5th graders. Kids can take the school bus to the library (please send a note to the classroom teacher). We provide a simple snack,  read-aloud time
and an activity. Pick up time is 4:30. Please make sure you...
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Library Notes--8/18/2016

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, August 26, 2016,
Next week at the library: 

Monday, 6:30 pm: STORYTIME for our younger patrons. Dance theme, so wear your dancing shoes!
Wednesday, 7 pm: READING LOG CELEBRATION! For children who kept reading logs over the summer, please join us to celebrate your success with root beer floats!

Thursday, 1 pm: Reading Group meets to discuss the book "Our Souls at Night" by Kent Haruf. All are welcome.

New titles include: "Underground Railroad" - Colson Whitehead, "Another Brooklyn" - Jaqueline Woodson, " Dark Matt...


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Library Notes--7/22/2016

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, July 27, 2016,
Monday, 6:30 PM Children's Program:
YOGA for kids! Please note --- this will take place at Barrett Hall. 
PLEASE BRING A MAT IF YOU CAN! (Parents are welcome to join in ---- bring a mat!) 

There is still time for kids to start a Summer Reading Log ---- but get going! The deadline is August 15th, only 3 1/2 weeks away!
All children who participate can join in the celebration (Thursday, Aug. 25) and receive a certificate. The Friends of the Morrill Library generously provide
special gifts for those ...


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Library Notes--7/8/2016

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, July 14, 2016,
A BIG thank you to everyone who helped make the book sale so successful! Thanks for your donations, purchases, and special thanks to the Friends of the Morrill Library and the many helpers who worked so hard. It is greatly appreciated. 

Our Children's Summer Programs begin this Monday, July 11. Programs start at 6:30, at the library (unless otherwise noted)and are geared toward school-age children (sibs always welcome!). The next few weeks:
July 11: "Animal Athletes" - an interactive program fe...


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Library Notes--6/25/2016

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, June 29, 2016,
We have a busy week at the library:
Monday, 6:30pm: PAJAMA STORYTIME ! Young children are welcome to wear their PJ's to our evening storytime for a read-aloud, an activity and a snack. 

Thursday, 1pm: Reading Group discusses Raymond Chandler's "The Long Goodbye". Everyone is welcome.

Children are welcome to stop in anytime and start a Summer Reading Log.

In the last post about the passes the library has to local attractions, we forgot to mention one of our most popular passes: Billings Farm Museu...


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Library Notes--5/25/2016

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, May 27, 2016,
New titles at the library:  "Boar Island" - Nevada Barr, "Highwayman" - Craig Johnson (a novella), "I Let You Go" - Claire Mackintosh, "Obsession" - Nora Roberts, "Hero of France" - Alan Furst, " Gene: An Intimate History" - Siddharth Mukherjee, "Foolproof Preserving" - America's Test Kitchen.
We also have (Strafford resident) Steve Dycus' new book: "Soldiers on the Home Front: The Domestic Role of the American Military". Steve will be reading at the Norwich bookstore this evening (Wednesday a...
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Library Notes--5/6/2016

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Sunday, May 8, 2016,
Please return all LUV audiobooks and DVD's by Monday, so they can soon be returned for a new collection.
From Weds., May 11 - May 18th, the library will be staffed by our wonderful volunteers. You can leave InterLibrary Loan requests, but they will not be searched till after May 18. 

The Reading Group's next pick:  novelist Ann Patchett's memoir, "This is the Portrait of a Happy Marriage".  They will meet Thursday, May 26 at 1pm.

New titles arriving next week: (fiction) "Zero K" - Don Delillo, "...


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Library Notes--4/27/2016

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, May 2, 2016,
Thursday, 1 pm: the Reading Group meets to discuss the book "An Unnecessary Woman" by Rabih Alameddine. All are welcome. 

New titles include:
"Glory Over Everything" - Kathleen Grissom, "Extreme Prey" - John Sandford, "Seven Brief Lessons on Physics" - Carlo Rovelli;
coming next week: (long awaited)"Everybody's Fool" - Richard Russo, "Redemption Road" - John Hart, "Britt Marie Was Here" - Fredrik Backman and a new Rick Riordan book. 



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Library Notes--4/30/2016

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, May 2, 2016,
Have you noticed that a treasured item has been missing from the library? The large portrait of Justin Morrill, painted by Constantino Brumidi is no longer in its place above the mantle. 

The Trustees had an opportunity to send the painting to Barry Bauman, a retired conservator who now only works for non-profits and does not charge for his time. He  has worked on other Brumidi paintings and studied at a land grant college, both factors that led him to accept Morrill’s portrait for restorati...


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Library Notes--4/4/2016

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, April 4, 2016,
The wi-fi is now working at the library ----- in the future, if you have trouble connecting, please let us know asap. The computers in the library are wired and were connected, so we had no way of knowing there was a problem until someone reported it. Sorry for any inconvenience. 
However, the printer is still not working ----- we hope to have this fixed Monday afternoon. (copies can be made) 

Join us Tuesday evening at 7pm, for the last of our 3-part VT Humanities Council reading and discussio...


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Library Notes--3/30/2016

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, April 4, 2016,
The Reading Group meets Thursday at 1pm to discuss Jeffrey Lent's book, "A Slant of Light". 

If you know a budding cartoonist who will be 16 by June 1, they have a chance to win a scholarship ($900 value)to a weeklong
workshop at the Center for Cartoon Studies in WRJ. Students interested in the scholarship must fill out the form, which must be submitted through their local public library by May 1, so contact the library if you're interested. For more info about the workshop, see:   
www.cartoons...


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Library Notes--3/17/2016

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, March 17, 2016,
The library is very fortunate to announce that it recently received a very generous donation from Catamount Solar, a worker owned local solar company.
Donations like this are an important source of revenue to support both regular and special expenses and we are most appreciative. 

Recently arrived titles, or expected next week: "At the Edge of the Orchard" - Tracy Chevalier, "The Summer Before the War" - Helen Simonson, "Off the Grid" - CJ Box, "Widow" - Fiona Barton,
"Midnight Sun" - Jo Nesbo, ...


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Library Notes--2/2/2016

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Sunday, February 7, 2016,
Please join us next Tuesday, 2/9 at 7pm for the first of our three part VT Humanities Council reading & discussion program:
The 7 Deadly Sins.
Jim Schley will lead this first discussion on the stories for Envy & Gluttony. We still have a couple of copies of the book.

The Reading Group has chosen the book "The Door" by Magda Szabo for their next discussion on Thur., Feb. 25 at 1 pm.
Named one of the New York Times "10 best books of 2015", it was originally published in Hungary in 1987, but transla...


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Library Notes--1/7/2016

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, January 8, 2016,
We apologize for the inconvenience of having to use the side door ----- we have hopes that the front door will be fixed today.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Get ready for tax season!
You may remember last year, how frustrating it was to try and find forms, directions or tax information, as both the state and federal tax agencies promote online filing. 
Join us on MONDAY, JAN. 25th at 7pm: we'll host Kerry Claffey presenting a workshop on taxes. 
Topics he'll cover (no, he won't be filling out individual t...


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Library Notes--1/4/2016

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, January 8, 2016,
Best wishes in 2016 to all.

The library will offer a Vermont Humanities Council program again this winter. We will host a Reading & Discussion series titled "The Seven Deadly Sins", meeting once a month
on Tuesday evenings, with a local scholar leading the discussions. The readings are short stories, by a very varied group of writers, all collected in one volume. The books arrived last week,
so you are welcome to stop in and check one out if you want to participate in this engaging program. Here...


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Library Notes--12/17/2015

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Saturday, December 19, 2015,
The library will close at 3 pm the next two Thursdays: Dec. 24 and Dec.31. We hope you'll have time in this busy season to stop in and borrow a book (or DVD or audiobook) and find some time to relax and enjoy a good read. 

Many end of the year "best of 2015" lists are appearing ----- they are so subjective that they appear to be "all over the place". Here is a site that has combined 12 "best of" lists, and you can see that many of the books on the list only get mentioned on a couple of lists:
h...


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Library Notes--11/26/2015

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Sunday, November 29, 2015,
The library will be open regular hours on Saturday, 9 - 12. Kasaundra will be volunteering, so if you have questions about 
downloading e-books or audiobooks through the library (a free service!), bring your device in and she can help you.

Next Saturday, Dec. 5, we will be closed for regular hours, but please stop in between 11 - 2 for the fabulous :
     HOLIDAY SALE and RAFFLE!!!!
Please stop in to purchase wreaths / flowering bulbs / some great shopping (jewelry, champagne flutes, linens, glas...


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Holiday Library Raffle Tickets now Available!

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, November 18, 2015,
Subject:  Holiday Raffle Tickets Available!

Fancy a week in Maine? Two plane tickets anywhere in the US? Fabulous Amy
Donohue photography, Simon Pearce glassware, and other regional treats?

Now's your chance! Tickets for the Friends of Morrill Memorial Library
Raffle, featuring all of the above, will go on sale at the library starting
tomorrow, November 18.

Tickets for the special Maine cottage drawing: $20 each
Tickets for JetBlue getaway and local favorites: $1 each, $5 for 6, or $20
for 30.

If you ...


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Library Notes--11/14/2015

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, November 18, 2015,
SUNDAY, 4 PM:
please join us in welcoming Sydney Lea to the library.

Holiday Sale updates from the Friends of the Morrill Library:
Raffle tickets (for some fabulous prizes!) will go on sale Saturday, 11/28.
Thanks to those of you who have been bringing in some lovely items for the "regiftable" tables. If you're on the "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" path and you're cleaning out, we appreciate any new / almost new items you know someone else will treasure! Bring them in anytime the l...


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Library Holiday Sale and an amazing raffle

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, November 18, 2015,
The Friends of the Morrill Memorial and Harris Library Holiday Sale will be
here soon:  Saturday December 5 from 11 am to 2 pm at the library.  Come
browse our affordable gifts, wonderful books, beautiful wreaths and potted
bulbs, and delicious food items.  We also have another spectacular raffle
planned this year!  There will be three prize packages:

1. You Can Get There From Here:
A special, limited raffle for a one week stay (your choice of week in June
or September, 2016) at Cobblestone Farm, in...


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Library Notes--11/5/2015

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, November 5, 2015,
We will be running the after-school program for K - 5th graders as usual on Thursday3:15 - 4:30.  Because it is a half day at Newton School, there will be no school bus service at that time.

On Sunday, Nov. 15, we'll have a special guest visiting the library: Sydney Lea.  A poet, novelist, essayist, editor, and professor, he retired just this week as Vermont Poet Laureate. His new book of essays is 
"What's the Story? Reflections on a Life Grown Long". Mark your calendars now, and please join...


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Library Notes--10/19/2015

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, October 21, 2015,
Calling all 6th - 8th graders (high school students are welcome to join in): we are in the process of planning activities just for you.
Mark your calendars and please join us on:
1.  Thursday, Oct. 29 (NEXT week ----- no school that day) at 6:30 pm in the library. We'll have a (short) meeting and MOVIE NIGHT. 
We'd like to hear about what kinds of programs you might be interested in (some suggestions so far include: knitting, board games, science type activities, making rubik's cubes); then,
MOVI...
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Library Notes--6/11/2015

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, June 17, 2015,
School's out! Children can stop in any time to start their summer Reading Logs here in the library.

The Cartooning workshop "Tell Your Own Story with Comics!" with Ericc Crum, is coming up in two weeks: Tuesday, June 23, at  7pm here in the library. Please email or call to register kids 8 - 100 yrs. old.

We've added (thanks to "the Friends") a pass to the Fairbanks Museum and planetarium to our collection if you are looking for an outing to St. Johnsbury.

Donations for the book sale can be broug...


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Thank you to library volunteers

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, June 3, 2015,
If you’ve ever wondered how the library manages to provide a wide array of
services to hundreds of patrons with only one part-time employee, the
answer is pretty obvious to trustees – through the generosity, commitment
and talent of our many volunteers. Our volunteers do much more than work at
the circulation desk – although that is certainly crucial to our ability to
maintain open hours for four days a week. They also help us run
fundraisers, oversee our endowment, help out with special proj...
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Library Notes--5/19/2015

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, May 19, 2015,
Passes are in: Vermont State Parks, VT Historic Sites, VINS, Billings Farm Museum, Shelburne Museum, the Precision Museum, the Maritime Museum and ECHO (reduced rate).

A new collection of LUV DVD's & Audiobooks arrived today.

New titles include: "The Bone Tree" - Greg Iles, "The Green Road" - Anne Enright, "On the Move: a Life" - Oliver Sacks, "Ghost Fields" - Elly Griffiths, "Rock With Wings" - Anne Hillerman (continuing Tony Hillerman's popular mystery series), "Saint Anything" - Sarah Dessen...


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Library Notes--5/12/2015

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, May 12, 2015,
Found in the library on Thursday: a camo Carhartt small duffel bag...... is it yours?

PLEASE return all LUV DVD's AND Audiobooks by THIS Thursday.

A reminder that the library has passes we can lend to VINS, the Shelburne Museum, Billings Farm, ECHO (a discount). 
The State Park and Historic Sites pass should arrive very soon.

New titles: "God in Ruins" - Kate Atkinson (audio, also), "Early Warning" - Jane Smiley, "I Refuse" - Per Petterson, "The Sympathizer" - Viet Thanh Nguyen, "Memory Man" - Da...


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PROGRAM TUESDAY EVENING!

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, April 14, 2015,
Please join us this evening (Tuesday) at 7 pm, for the final program in our VT Humanities Council series:
Masters of the Short Story.
Suzanne Brown will lead a discussion based on short stories by Ann Beattie (focusing on 6 of the stories).

Here is a poem from Mame Willey (thanks!), as we continue to celebrate National Poetry Month:

    FULL MOON

I see it coming up
behind the empty trees.
Orange, like a harvest moon.
But this is only March.

An hour from now
it will be free of the trees
and it will be it...


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Library Notes--4/9/2015

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, April 9, 2015,
Please remember to join us next Tuesday, April 14 , qt 7pm, for the final meeting of our VT Humanities Council program "Masters of the Short Story".
Suzanne Brown will lead a discussion on the stories of Ann Beattie. There's still plenty of time to read 6 short stories ---- stop in and pick up a copy of the book.

Happening at the library this Sunday evening at 6: back by popular demand:    
*A Communtiy Storytelling Event*  :  *TRUTH BE TOLD*
6 pm: live music by Strafford's talented sisters by wa...


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Library Notes--3/24/2015

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, March 24, 2015,
This Thursday, 1 pm: the Reading Group meets to discuss "The Lay of the Land" by Richard Ford. Everyone welcome.

The last program in our series "Masters of the Short Story" from the VT Humanities Council is on Tuesday, 
April 14, at 7 pm, to discuss stories by Ann Beattie.
The discussion will be led by Suzanne Brown, an English professor at Dartmouth. 
We have copies of the book available and a list of the six stories that will be the focus of the discussion.

The library will be staffed by volunte...


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library notes--3/15/2015

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Sunday, March 15, 2015,
THIS  TUESDAY, 7 pm, please join us for the second program in our VT Humanities Council series:
       "Masters of the Short Story".
Guest scholar Mary Hays (from Corinth ----- and highly recommended by Jim Schley and Catherine Tudish) will lead us in a discussion
on the works of Flannery O'Connor.

Recent additions to the collection include: "Dead Wake" - Erik Larson (audiobook version also),  "It's What I do : a Photographer's Life of Love and War" - Lynsey Addario, "Essays After Eighty" -...


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TUESDAY PROGRAM AT THE LIBRARY

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, March 9, 2015,
TUESDAY EVENING AT THE MORRILL MEMORIAL & HARRIS LIBRARY:

David Grant will be presenting his new book  "The Social Profit Handbook".
If you, or someone you know works or volunteers for a community focused organization, this presentation will be of special interest!
Please join us..............
Refreshments provided and books will be available for sale.
Tuesday, March 10, 7pm, at the Morrill Memorial & Harris Library, in Strafford.
email or call 765-4037 for more information.

Please return all LUV...


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Library Notes--3/4/2015

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, March 4, 2015,
This Thursday, we will be playing OUTSIDE during the after school program! 
Creating snow sculptures ----- and yes, the sculptures can be entered in Winter Carnival this weekend.
PLEASE make sure your child has appropriate clothing if they are coming to the program.

The Reading Group has chosen the book "The Lay of the Land" by Richard Ford for their next discussion on Thursday, March 26 at 1pm.

New titles: "The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adu...


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Library Notes--2/23/2015

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, February 23, 2015,
This evening (Monday): I-pad "drop-in" workshop ------- anytime between 6:45 - 8p. Bring your questions, your i-pad
(feel free to join in if you just want to see what it's all about) and know your apple account ID. 

The Reading Group meets this Thursday at 1 pm, to discuss the book "Little Failure", Gary Shteyngart's memoir.

New titles include: "This is What You Just Put in Your Mouth: From Egg Nog to Beef Jerky, the Surprising Secrets of What's Inside Everyday Products" - Patrick DiJusto,     
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LibraryNotes--2/16/2015

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, February 16, 2015,
The library will be open regular hours Monday : 1 - 8 pm.
Come in from the cold!

Next Monday, Feb. 23, Cindy Stableford will host another "i-pad drop in" workshop, from 6:45 - 8 pm. Bring your i-pad,
your questions, and make sure you know the password to your apple account.

There are copies of "Collected Works: Flannery O'Connor"  available to borrow, along with a list of which stories to focus on for the 
next VT Humanities Council program on Tuesday, March 17.

And mark your calendar for Tuesday, ...


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Library Notes: PROGRAM THIS EVENING

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, February 10, 2015,
Please join us this evening (Tuesday) at 7 pm for the start of the VT Humanities Council Program.
Jim Schley will lead a discussion on Anton Chekhov, as part of the "Masters of the Short Story"
series that we are sponsoring. Special thanks to the Friends of the Morrill Library for their support.
There are two more sessions, on writers Flannery O'Conner and Ann Beattie. Books are available for borrowing.

The Reading Group has chosen to read the memoir "Little Failure" by Gary Shteyngart for their ...


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Library Notes and info on tax forms--1/25/2015

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Sunday, January 25, 2015,
Is someone missing a doll, found up in the loft ----- a "Frozen" character? Please claim it if it's yours.

Monday, 6:45 - 8 pm:  i-pad "drop-in" help with Cindy Stableford. Bring your questions, your i-pad and remember your apple account password!

Thursday, 1 pm: Reading Group meets to discuss "The Blue Flower" by Penelope Fitgerald.

New titles at the library include: "Leaving Before the Rains Come" - Alexandra Fuller, "Suspended Sentences" - Patrick Modiano, "Black River" - S.M. Hulse, "Go...


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Library Notes--1/17/2015

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Saturday, January 17, 2015,
A reminder that the library will be closed this Monday, in honor of MLK Day.

A week from Monday, on Monday, 1/26, from 6:45 - 8, the library will host an i-pad "drop-in" time.
If you recently started using an i-pad or just need some pointers / reminders, or want to learn something new,
Cindy Stableford will be here to answer your questions. Bring your i-pad (and remember your apple account password).

Please let us know if there are other "tech" issues in which you would like the library to try an...


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Library Notes--12/29/201

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, December 31, 2014,
Library hours this week:
regular hours Weds. (2 - 5) and Saturday (9 - 12)
Closed Thursday
BEST WISHES FOR 2015!

STORYTIME: Friday, Jan. 2 at 10 am.Read aloud, along with an activity.


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Library Hours

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, December 23, 2014,
For this week and next week, the library will be open regular hours on Wednesday (2 - 5) 
and Saturday (9 - 12), and closed Thursday, Dec. 25 & Thursday, Jan. 1.
Enjoy.

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Library Notes--12/19/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, December 19, 2014,
There are some wreaths still available ----- on the side porch at Linehan's. $15 or $16.50 with bow, payable to: FOMML, at the library.

Emily will host a Storytime to start the New Year, during school vacation, on Friday, January 2 at 10 am.
Bring those preschoolers (siblings welcome) to the library!

The library will be sponsoring a special Reading and Discussion program this winter, from the VT Humanities Council: Masters of the Short Story.
There will be three sessions, on Tuesday evenings: Feb...


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Library Notes--12/9/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, December 9, 2014,
Thanks to everyone who helped make the annual Holiday Sale another big success.
If you couldn't make it in, there are still some wreaths available ---- they are on Linehan's
porch (on the side). $15 without a bow, $16.50 with a bow --- please make checks out to: FOMML
and pay at the library during library hours or mail it to FOMML, PO Box 174, S.Strafford, VT.
Some paperwhites and a few tins of Upton Tea are also available ---- a wonderful gift for tea drinkers.
Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Library Notes--12/4/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, December 4, 2014,
The library will be closed for "regular business" on Saturday, but please stop in for the Holiday Sale!

The Friends have finished sorting and organizing the re-giftables! Thank you to all who donated many
unique and wonderful gifts. You'll be amazed at what you can find here.
Baked good can be dropped off Saturday morning at 9, or Friday from 4 - 6.
Thank you, thank you.


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Library Notes--11/20/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, November 20, 2014,
The Reading Group meets TODAY! (Thursday)at 1pm, to discuss "Antigone" by Sophocles, a classic Greek tragedy.
Everyone is welcome. Please join in and you are welcome to help choose future reading selections.

Interested in doing some geneaology research? Everyone can have access to Heritage Quest, an online, comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources. Please email or call the library to learn how to access the site.

Thanks to Gus Speth for a wonderful reading at the library last nigh...


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Library Program Wednesday Evening

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, November 18, 2014,
Re-scheduled:
An evening out in Strafford, at the Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on WEDNESDAY at 7pm.
(and no longer a conflict with the Thursday film-showing at Barrett Hall!)

Gus Speth will be reading from and discussing his recently published memoir, "Angels by the River". His first memoir, the book follows his unlikely path—from a Southern boyhood to his career as an influential mainstream environmentalist to his current system-changing activism. In this compelling memoir, Speth explore...


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Strafford Library Holiday Sale

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Sunday, November 16, 2014,
The Morrill Memorial & Harris Library Holiday Sale in Strafford, VT on December 6, 2014 is coming perhaps faster than we think…

But you still have time to bring your special "regiftables" to join what is fast becoming an interesting and elegant collection. With your help our “regiftables” table will be offering some truly lovely and unique gifts for parents, spouses, children, siblings, and other special friends at amazingly affordable prices. 

We are thrilled with the response to date! A...


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Library program re-scheduled & library notes

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, November 14, 2014,
We are glad to report that Gus Speth is on the mend and the program is re-scheduled
for next Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7 pm. Please join us! Again, we apologize for any inconvenience.

Some new titles include: fiction: "Us" - David Nicholls, "Lila" - Mailynne Robinson, "Let Me Be Frank With You" - Richard Ford, "Revival" - Stephen King, "The Burning Room" - Michael Connelly, "The Wolf In Winter" - John Connolly, "The Handsome Man's Deluxe Cafe" -Alexander McCall Smith, "The Lewis Man" - Peter May; ...


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Mark Your Calendars: FOMML Holiday Sale and Raffle

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, November 14, 2014,

The Friends of the Morrill Memorial and Harris Library Holiday Sale will be
here soon:  Saturday December 6 from 11 am to 2 pm at the library.  Come
brows our affordable gifts, wonderful books, beautiful wreaths and potted
bulbs, and delicious food items.  We also have another spectacular raffle
planned this year!  There will be three prize packages:

*Winter Pleasures Package*: Let the winter winds howl while you cuddle up
with a good book:

   - Pompanoosuc Mills Cherry Windsor Arm Chair
   - 100% Al...


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Library Events this Week

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Sunday, November 9, 2014,
TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 10 am: STORYTIME
All preschoolers welcome!

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 7pm: Gus Speth will be reading from and talking about his new memoir "Angels by the River".
Books will be available for sale and refreshments will be provided. Please join us for a night out in Strafford.

The after-school program continues on Thursday.

Next week:
Thursday, Nov.20, 1pm: the Reading Group will meet to discuss a classic Greek tragedy: "Antigone" by Sophocles.All are welcome.


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It's getting closer; the Morrill Memorial and Harris Library Holiday Sale on December 6!!

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, November 6, 2014,
Once again the Library will have beautiful wreaths and potted amaryllis and
paperwhites, amazing baked goods, and books for sale.  And with your help
our “dressed up” white elephant table, now known as “regiftables” , will
offer unique, affordable gift items for parents, spouses, children,
siblings, and other special friends.

We hope you've started that search through your closets, drawers and
cupboards seeking out those new or nearly new items that no longer provide
you with satisfaction or...


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Library Notes--10/16/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, October 16, 2014,
STORYTIME!
All preschoolers welcome.
This FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 10 am.

Please join the Friends of the Morrill Memorial and Harris Library, for their Annual Meeting, NEXT THURSDAY, October 23 at 7:00 pm.  After a brief report on FOMML activities over the past 12 months, Meg Lukens Noonan, journalist and author from Hanover,  will read from her recent book, "The Coat Route: On the Trail of a $50,000 Coat".  
"A fabulous story, brilliantly told...I couldn't have enjoyed it more" -- Bill Bryson
"If there's...


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Library Notes--10/8/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, October 8, 2014,
The activity for this week's Thursday after-school program will include an art project with autumn leaves.

The library will be closed next Monday, October 13, for the Federal Holiday ........ sorry for any inconvenience.

We recently received a book, "From Copperas to Cleanup: The History of Vermont's Elizabeth Copper Mine", from the EPA, a publication to partially fulfill an agreement to address adverse impacts to historic resources from the cleanup. Great photos. It's also available as a downl...


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Library Notes--10/1/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, October 1, 2014,
This Thursday, the activity for the after-school program will be playing games. Some of the kids expressed interest in playing "Pokeman" ---- so this is a reminder that they will need to bring in their own cards.
There will be other games available...... and we are very happy to report that someone has donated a very large bucket of Legos to the library!

The Reading Group has chosen a classic for their next discussion: Mark Twain's "Innocents Abroad". They will meet on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 1 pm...


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Library Notes--9/25/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, September 25, 2014,
The Reading Group meets Thursday at 1 to discuss the book "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson.
All are welcome to join in.

Newer titles include: fiction: "Howard Ellman's Farewell" - Ernest Hebert, "The Children Act" - Ian McEwan, " "Edge of Eternity" - Ken Follett, "Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good" - Jan Karon; mysteries: "The Bone Orchard" - Doiron, "Bones Never Lie" - Reich, " The Marco Effect" - Adler-Olsen, "The Monogram Murders: the New Hercule Poirot Mystery" - Hannah (with permission f...


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Library Notes--9/16/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, September 16, 2014,
The after-school program is starting this Thursday, September 18, from 3:15 - 4:15. This program is for school aged children (we hope to offer Storytime for pre-schoolers, if there is enough interest). Children can take the school bus to the library, as long as a note is sent in to their teacher, and pick up time is 4:15.
    Please make sure your child(ren) are coming to the library on Thursdays because they want to participate in the program.
Unfortunately, we don't have the space or supervis...
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Library Storytime??

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, September 5, 2014,
To parents and care-givers of preschoolers:
we would like your feedback in trying to plan for a Storytime at the Morrill Memorial & Harris Library.
Please let us know if you might be interested and what morning(s) of the week would work for you. 
Emily is fairly flexible weekday mornings and we would love to be able to offer a Storytime at the library if there is interest.
Please email or call 765-4037. 
Thanks.

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Library Handrail

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, September 5, 2014,
The Morrill Memorial and Harris Library is in need of a painter to 
scrape and paint the upper handrails at the Library entrance.
We would like to have an estimate in time for our meeting next Monday
September 8.
Please contact Curt Albee at
765-4184 or email
calbee@valley.net

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From the Morrill Library Trustees

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, September 5, 2014,
A dedicated group of volunteers is essential to the vitality and success of a small-town library. Their generous donation of time, skills and effort allows patrons to receive a level of service that would otherwise be impossible with the library’s limited resources. The town has always been very generous to the library, and in recent years the Friends organization has delivered a consistently impressive amount of support. But it is hard to imagine where the library would be without voluntee...
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Library Notes--8/28/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, August 28, 2014,
This evening (Thursday) is the last-of-the-season Town House Forum, with Jim Rooney -- musician, award-winning music producer and author; and poet Jeffrey Harrison, often featured on NPR's "The Writer's Almanac" at 7pm.

The library will be closed on Monday (Labor Day).

New titles include "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage" - Murakami, "Lisette's List"- Susan Vreeland, " "The Long Way Home" - a new Louise Penny (!) (as an audiobook also), "Strange Shores" - Arnaldur Indridason...


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Library Notes--8/23/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Sunday, August 24, 2014,
A celebration for all the children who kept Reading Logs this summer!
Sunday, 6:30 pm. 
Please join Emily & Laura ( from the Friends of the Morrill Library) for a short celebration to congratulate our young readers.

The library has some new DVD's in the collection, including "Bidder 70", a documentary about Tim DeChristopher, a keynote speaker at the Symposium this weekend; "Divergent", and "Orphan Black, Season 2".

A reminder that the circulation period for DVD's and magazines is 7 days and ther...


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Library Notes--8/14/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, August 14, 2014,
The Town House Forum continues Thursday evening at 7pm, with Jeff Sharlet, journalist, author and teacher of creative non-fiction, along with some of his Dartmouth students who are participating in the "40 Towns" project. As always, feel free to come early and bring a picnic. Next week the speakers will be M.T. Anderson, especially known for his young adult novels, and Gregory Maguire, who writes for readers of all ages.

Friday at 10: STORYTIME! The last one in our summer series.

Parents, pleas...


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Library Notes--8/7/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, August 7, 2014,
We hope many of you can make it to the Town House to enjoy the start of this year's Town House Forum ------
Thursday evening at 7, or come early, with a picnic, and bring friends. Writers Howard Norman and Jane Shore will be the first guests.
Thanks to Jon Stableford, Jim Schley and Therese Linehan for keeping this great Strafford summer event going.

Friday, 10 am: STORYTIME!

We have a special program on Monday, to wrap up our children's evening summer program:
6:30 pm, AT BARRETT HALL: award-winn...


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Library Notes--7/28/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, July 28, 2014,
Monday evening children's programming (for ages 5 & up) continues at 6:30pm:
July 28:  Doodlebots! (? just what are they? come and make one! )
Aug. 4:  Egg Drop Challenge! Can your egg survive the drop from the loft?
Aug. 11: a very special program at Barrett Hall:  storyteller SIMON BROOKS.

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Library Notes--7/25/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, July 25, 2014,
FRIDAY 10 am: STORYTIME!

Some new titles: "A Fighting Chance" - Elizabeth Warren, "The Banh Mi Handbook" - Nguyen, "Smoke: New Firewood Cooking" - Byres; "The Heist" - Silva, " Wayfaring Stranger" - Burke, "The City" - Koontz, "Those Who Wish me Dead" - Koryta, "Hounded" - Rosenfelt;       for younger readers: the classic "A Bear Called Paddington" (soon to be a movie), " Minecraft: Redstone", "Beavers Busy Yaer" - a new Mary Holland picture book;
DVD's: Orphan Black, season 1 and Call the Midw...


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Library Notes--7/18/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, July 18, 2014,
Friday, 10 am : STORYTIME!

IT'S ALMOST HERE ------ ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF SUMMER IN STRAFFORD:
FIRE TRUCK NIGHT  ON-THE-COMMON !!
Monday, July 21, 6:30 pm.
Bring a towel and be prepared to get wet.

The Reading Group will meet Thursday, July 31 at 1pm to discuss the book "The Signature of All Things", by Elizabeth Gilbert.

If you're headed out to visit a state park, state historic site or many area museums, remember to check with us first ---- if  the pass
is available, you'll get free admission (e...


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Library Notes--7/11/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, July 11, 2014,
Friday: 10 am STORYTIME! All ages welcome, especially preschoolers. 
This is the first of our weekly Storytimes for the summer.

New titles include: fiction: "Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands" - Chris Bohjalian (audio version also),"Flight of the Sparrow" - Amy Belding Brown (Thetford author!),"The Book of Unknown Americans" - Cristina Henriquez, "Landline" - Rainbow Rowell (of YA fame),"One Plus One" - JoJo Moyes, "Matchmaker" - Elin Hilderbrand, "China Dolls"- Lisa See, "The Care and Management of ...


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WOW!--7/5/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Sunday, July 6, 2014,
Thanks to so many people, we had another incredibly successful book sale. Special thanks to Rachel Kurland for organizing this event, and to The Friends of the Morrill Library and the many many volunteers who helped ------  sorting, sorting, sorting, setting up, carrying heavy boxes and more heavy boxes. And thanks to all who donated books and came to buy more books! Happy reading.

Monday evening marks the start of our children's summer programs, and we're starting with a special program:
"WHAT...


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Library Notes--7/2/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, July 2, 2014,
THE  BOOK  SALE  IS  ALMOST  HERE!
Friday 5-7 pm
Saturday 9 am - 1pm
Donations gratefully accepted through Thursday.
Great bargains and a great time to stock up. There's an especially great selection of children's books this year.
On Saturday, the library will be open for the sale only, not for regular library business. 
(of course, internet access is always available outside).
Friday evening is especially fun, as you can stroll next door to the Homestead for the art show and "mini" auction!

The chil...


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Library Notes--6/27/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, June 27, 2014,
So far, 23 students have started Summer Reading Logs ---- a great start! Students can start them any time and record the books they've read over the summer. We keep the logs at the library, so they don't get lost, but many students find it helpful to keep a list at home so they don't forget the titles when they come in to fill out their "official" log here. We encourage all students to keep a log and read for pure pleasure over the summer, so come in and start one anytime!

New titles include: ...


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BOOK SALE!

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, June 24, 2014,
The Friends of the Morrill Memorial Library are busy collecting, sorting and getting ready for the annual BOOK SALE!
It's shaping up to be another great sale. Donations are greatly appreciated ( but please, no encyclopedias, text books, computer books, old travel guides or moldy / damaged books)
anytime the library is open: Monday 1- 8; Wednesday 2 - 5; Thursday 10 - 5; Saturday 9 - 12.
We could also use some strong volunteers to help bring up boxes of books on Friday,  July 4 at 9 am. Please ca...
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Library Notes--6/17/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, June 17, 2014,
Students can stop in any time and start their summer Reading Logs here at the library!

We now have passes to The Fells, Historic Estate and Gardens, in Sunapee, NH, thanks (again) to the Friends of the Morrill Library. They're a bit different than other passes ----- they are for particular days of the week, so you need to know what day you will be going ---- but we have passes for every day of the week. The grounds are open every day, but the Main House and Shop are not open every day. Their w...


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Library Notes--6/11/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, June 11, 2014,
Visit us at ValleyFest!    A Celebration of all Things Local
Thursday on the South Royalton green, The event is 3 -9, we'll be there 3 - 6.
The library will share a table with other area libraries. There will be schedules for summer programs at all area libraries; STORYTIME with Emily at 4 pm and much more.

A great family event now in its fourth year, this gathering features lots of live music (including the truly local band, Haywire), demonstrations, community groups and crafters, workshops (in...


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Library Notes--6/4/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, June 4, 2014,
Thursday will be our last after-school program for this school year.

Friday: STORYTIME! 10am

We'll be visiting some of the classes at Newton School on Friday, 6/13, to talk about the great summer programs we have scheduled and to send home a calendar of events.

New titles arriving this week: "Mr. Mercedes" - Stephen King, "Midnight in Europe" - Alan Furst, " All Day and a Night" - Alifar Burke, " The Vacationers" - Emma Straub, " Fourth of July Creek" - Smith Henderson, "All Fishermen Are Liars"...


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Library Notes--5/29/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, May 29, 2014,
The library is making some slight changes and reconfiguring our internet connection with the hope of bringing even higher speed access through the library (the problem with our older public access computer is the computer, not the internet connection ----- we hope to upgrade that computer very soon). Meanwhile, the printer is not working till Saturday. Sorry for any inconvenience (it can still make copies).
If you have had trouble accessing the internet through the library, search yopur intern...
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Library Notes--5/16/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, May 16, 2014,
FRIDAY: 10 am STORYTIME!

Enjoy a spring / summer outing ---- a reminder that the library has passes to lend
  (most are family passes):
Billings Farm Museum
VINS
Shelburne Museum
Shelburne Farms (limited access---- for the Walking Trails & Children's Farmyard 
ECHO (not a freebie, but a greatly reduced rate)
The VT State Parks and Historic sites passes will be coming soon.
You may want to call to see if the pass you want is in, as they are borrowed regularly ---- 765-4037.

Early warning: the library wi...


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Library Notes--5/12/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, May 12, 2014,
Please return all LUV DVD's & Audiobooks by Thursday morning (the drop box in Coburn's or the Strafford PO is fine), so they can be returned for a new collection.

Storytime is this Friday, May 16 at 10 am.

Some new titles include "The Animal Farm Butter Buttermilk Cookbook" - Diane St. Clair ( a Vermont book), "Congratulations By the Way " - George Saunders, "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" - Roz Chast, "Keep Quiet" - Lisa Scottoline, "Natchez Burning" - Greg Iles, "All the Light ...


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Library Notes--5/1/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, May 1, 2014,
Friday: STORYTIME! 10am in the library.
All preschoolers welcome.

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Library Notes--4/23/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, April 23, 2014,
Friday:   10 am: STORYTIME!

Friday: 7 pm: A Community Storytelling Event:  "TRUTH BE TOLD"  The evening’s theme is:  COINCIDENCE or FATE?
    Live music and refreshments, followed by stories (5 mins. each) at 7:30 pm. 
     Free and open to teens and up ------ tell a story or come and enjoy others.
     We hope to see you there! For more information: Noah Chute noah.chute@gmail.com

And please join us for a SPECIAL EVENT: SUNDAY, April 27
7PM, NEXT DOOR AT THE HOMESTEAD ---- Education Building
BEN ...


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Library Notes--4/17/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, April 17, 2014,
Just a reminder that there will be NO Storytime this Friday ---- it's been re-scheduled to next Friday, April 25 at 10 am.

Also, next Friday evening, another group is sponsoring a "Community Storytelling Event" in the library ---- sounds like fun for both storytellers and listeners.
The theme is "coincidence or fate" and they are looking for storytellers to tell 5 minute tales.

New titles include: (non-fiction): "Flashboys" - Michael Lewis, "10% Happier" - Dan Harris, "Seeds of Hope" - Jane Good...


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Library Notes--4/13/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Sunday, April 13, 2014,
School vacation! So, no children's programs this week ---- 
Storytime has been re-scheduled to Friday, April 25 at 10 am.
Of course, children are always welcome to stop in the library and borrow 
some great books to read over vacation.

Mark your calendars for a special event: Ben Kilham ('the bear guy")will be here Sunday, April 27 at 7 pm.
Actually, we'll be holding the program next door, in the Education Building at the Homestead.
He'll be giving a talk, with video and photos, on "The Social Blac...


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Wednesday Evening at the Library!

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, April 2, 2014,
7 pm,   April 2:
JIM ROONEY! 
Tales from his new book "In It For the Long Run", Jim's memoir of his life in the music business.
There will be books for sale, refreshments --------a great time to get out of the house!

The Thursday after school program will run at 3:15, although there will be no bus transportation due to half day at Newton School.

Friday, 10 am: STORYTIME


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Library Notes--3/29/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Saturday, March 29, 2014,
Please join us next Wednesday, April 2, at 7 pm to welcome Jim Rooney and celebrate the publication of his new book "In It For the Long Run: A Musical Odyssey".
As many of you know, Jim has had a long and amazing career in the music business, from performer and songwriter to promoter to producer ---- with many entertaining
stories to tell. Refreshments provided, books will be available for sale ........ and a great reason to escape cabin fever.

The Reading Group has changed their mind about the ...


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Library Notes--3/20/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, March 21, 2014,

We have a new rotation of LUV DVD's in, along with a few new titles, including Jim Rooney's new book:
"In It For the Long Run"; "The How Can it be Gluten Free Cookbook" - from America's Test Kitchen (the Cook's Illustrated
people); the DVD "Frozen".

Reading Group meets next Thursday at 1pm to discuss "The Sixth Extinction" by Elizabeth Kolbert

On Wednesday, April 2, 7 pm, please join us in welcoming Jim Rooney, to celebrate the publication of his new book!
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Library Notes--3/12/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, March 12, 2014,
Some notes about the expected weather:
We are planning on being open as usual Wednesday, 2 - 5.
We are hoping to open Thursday, but we'll just have to see if someone can make it in by 10, if there is power, etc. etc.
Feel free to call the library to check and see if someone is there: 765-4037.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience if we can't open on Thursday.
If school is cancelled, then the after-school program is cancelled.

PLEASE please return LUV DVD's (audiobooks stay for a while) asa...


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Library Notes--3/6/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, March 6, 2014,
STORYTIME! This Friday at 10 am.

If you (or someone you know) are looking for Vermont tax forms (it is increasingly difficult to get paper forms):

1. order them by emailing:  taxforms@state.vt.us

2. order them by calling 802-828-2515 and leave a message with your name, mailing address, and form numbers needed.

3. print forms from the website:  www.tax.vermont.gov   ----- go to the "individual income tax resource area".

We can help you print the forms in the library. 



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Library Notes--2/21/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, February 21, 2014,
Friday, 10 am: STORYTIME!
If (for some icy reason) school is delayed for 2 hours, Storytime will be cancelled.

Some new arrivals: fiction: "I Always Loved You" - Robin Olivera, " The Museum of Extraordinary Things" - Alice Hoffman, " An Officer and a Spy" - Robert Harris, " Killer" - Jonathan Kellerman, "Winter People" - Jennifer McMahon ( a "spooky mystery", set in Vermont; non-fiction: "The Sixth Extinction" - Elizabeth Kolbert, "Out of the Woods: A Memoir of Wayfinding" - Lynn Darling (set p...


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Library Notes--2/15/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Sunday, February 16, 2014,
TODAY: (Saturday): MEDICARE program, 10 am in the Education Center at the Homestead.
As of Friday evening, this is still scheduled ----- if you want to call the library in the morning to make sure,
it's 765-4037 (the library opens at 9).

The library will be closed this Monday ------ happy holiday. 



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Library Notes--2/13/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, February 13, 2014,
Thursday after school program: if school is cancelled or there is early dismissal, our after school program is definitely cancelled.
If the storm is just gearing up after school, but snowing pretty hard by 3, and Emily can't make it in, we will also cancel. (We'll try to call regulars ---- or feel free to call the library @ 765-4037).

Saturday : 10 am AT THE EDUCATION CENTER AT THE HOMESTEAD:  MEDICARE !
Join us in learning all about it, with Dagny Hoff, from the Central VT Council on Aging.
For ...


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Library Notes--2/6/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, February 6, 2014,

The Reading Group will meet Thursday, Feb. 27 at 1 pm to discuss the book "The Last Dickens" by Matthew Pearl. "A historical literary mystery filled with real-life figures........ showcases Pearl’s impressive research into the Victorian era" (Bookmarks magazine).

Looking for paper VT tax forms? A daunting task this year. We have a few booklets at the library, and can order more. We can print forms for you (federal forms also), or you can order Vermont forms by emailing:
taxforms@state.vt.us
Th...


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Library Notes--1/29/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, January 29, 2014,
The Reading Group meets this Thursday at 1pm to discuss "Dodger" by Terry Pratchett.

We have a new collection of LUV DVD's and audiobooks in.
Other new additions include DVD's: "The Butler", "20 Feet From Stardom", and "Fruitvale Station". "Captain Philips" will arrive soon and Season 4 of Downton Abbey should arrive by Feb. 3 (yes, there is already a short waiting list).
Fiction: "Andrew's Brain" - Doctorow, "Mrs. Lincoln's Rival" - Chiaverini, "The Days of Anna Madrigal" - Armistead, "Red Risi...


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Library Notes--1/20/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, January 20, 2014,
THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED TODAY,
MONDAY, JAN. 20 for the federal holiday, in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

Please return all LUV audiobooks AND DVD's by Thursday, so we can exchange them for a new collection. 



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Library Notes--1/16/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, January 16, 2014,
STORYTIME!! FRIDAY, 10 am.

There are paper copies of the "Delinquent Tax Penalty Survey" at the library, if you can't fill it out online.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Thursday, Jan. 30, 1pm: Reading Group discusses "Dodger" by Terry Pratchett

Saturday, Feb. 8, 11 am: Fancy Nancy Tea!!  We know there are quite a few Fancy Nancy fans out there, so please bring them in to join Emily for this fun event. Extraordinary Fancy Nancy wardrobes, amazing manners and a fabulous vocabulary encouraged. Dolls welcome.

S...


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Library Notes--1/10/2014

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, January 10, 2014,
Part A? Part B? Part C? Supplemental? 
For anyone in his or her early 60s, decisions about what kind of Medicare coverage to sign up
for can be overwhelming and confusing. Fortunately, we have the opportunity to host a speaker 
from the Central Vermont Council on Aging whose expertise in the Medicare program might offer 
considerable help to those on the verge of having to make these difficult decisions.
However, the speaker will be available to us only on a late afternoon Thursday or a late morni...
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Library Notes--12/31/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, December 31, 2013,
The library will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 1
Happy 2014 to all.

Storytime continues, first and third Fridays: Jan. 3 & 17. (this Friday!)
10 am at the library.

The after-school program will re-start Thursday, Jan. 9. 


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Library Notes--12/19/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, December 19, 2013,
FRIDAY, 10 am : STORYTIME!!

The library will be closed next Wednesday, Dec. 25 and the following Wednesday, Jan. 1.
Happy holidays to all.

Some new titles at the library: fiction: "Stella Bain" - Anita Shreve, "The Supreme Macaroni Company" -
 Adriana Trigiani, "The First Phone Call From Heaven - Mitch Albom,  "Gods of Guilt" - Connelly,
 "King and Maxwell" - Baldacci, "Takedown Twenty" - Evanovich, "Norwegian By Night" - Miller,
 "Through the Evil Days" - Spencer-Fleming;
non-fiction: "The Unwindin...


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Library Notes--12/13/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, December 13, 2013,
A BIG thank you to the Friends of the Morrill Memorial Library --------
and to all who donated, baked, helped, bought raffle tickets, wreaths and all kinds of things 
at the sale. You made the Holiday Sale (another) BIG success!
It is very much appreciated.
There are just a few more wreaths and some amaryllis available if you'd like one. 


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Library Notes--12/3/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, December 3, 2013,
The drop box in Coburn's Store is still there ---- just moved to a new location:
it's in the back of the store, between the meat counter, across from the bank office door. 
It's fine to leave your returns for the library there (or in the drop-box against the back wall in the
Strafford PO).

For the Holiday Sale: please bring in any "regiftable" items (high quality gifts that you didn't love or
couldn't use, of course!) by Wednesday; baked goods, etc by Friday, 3 - 5pm. or Sat. 9 -10am.
Thanks so muc...


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Library Notes--12/1/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, December 2, 2013,
OOPS ----- wreaths will not be available starting Sunday (today!) ----- they'll be ready on Tuesday.
You're welcome to stop in the library any time we're open to purchase a wreath ($15/plain; $16.50 w/ribbon)
or raffle tickets or drop off donations for the sale. Items can also be dropped off Friday between 3 - 5 or Saturday
morning, between 9 - 10.
Raffle tix are also available all week, from 3 - 5:30 at Coburns Store, where you can see the great prizes.

The after-school program continues on Thurs...


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Library Notes--11/25/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, November 25, 2013,
A reminder that the library will be closed on Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday.
No Storytime this Friday ---- there will be one on Dec. 6 at 10 am.

Some new titles include: " The Luminaries" - Eleanor Catton, " Archangel" - Andrea Barrett, "Takedown Twenty" - Janet Evanovich, "The Accused" - Lisa Scottoline, "Dust" - Patricia Cornwell, "River Cottage Veg" - Whittingstall; for children: "Journey" -  Aaron Becker, "Rocket's Mighty Words" - Tad Hills, "Tea Party Rules" - Ame Dyckman, "Fairy T...


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Library Notes--11/22/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, November 22, 2013,
ONLY 15 DAYS TILL THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE!! 
Saturday, December 7.
The Friends of the Morrill Memorial and Harris Library are busy getting ready for one of the library's biggest fundraisers of the year. Much appreciated will be donations of "regiftable" treasures, gifty books (cookbooks and coffee table type books are especially needed), baked items, hand crafted items, etc ....... you can drop them off anytime the library is open, or on Friday, Dec. 6 between 3 - 5 pm.

Please stop in during the...


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Library Notes--11/15/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Saturday, November 16, 2013,
STORYTIME !! Friday 10 am at the library.

Someone recently told us about this website, which may be helpful for parents of boys who
may be  "reluctant" readers:
http://www.guysread.com/
If you find something that looks interesting and we don't have it in the library, we'll be glad
to do an InterLibrary Loan search for the book. 



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Library Notes--11/10/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, November 11, 2013,
The library is CLOSED today (Monday ) ---- Veterans Day. Sorry for any inconveniences.

Please return all LUV DVD's by Thursday, so they can be returned for a new collection. If you can't make it
to the library, please leave them in the drop box at Coburns or the Strafford PO.

Join in for STORYTIME this Friday, Nov. 15 at 10 am.

Some great new titles at the library, with thanks to Chelsea Green Publishing: Ben Kilham's new book "Out on a Limb",
"Flying Blind" by Vermonter Don Mitchell, "From the Wo...


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Friends Need Your Help!

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, November 11, 2013,
The Friends of the Morrill Memorial and Harris Library (FOMML) are planning
a Regiftables Table for their Holiday Sale on December 7, 11 am to 2 pm.
We are seeking donations of new or almost new items that would make
affordable (re)gifts for parents or spouses, children or siblings, or other
special friends.    If you have any of the following items that are no
longer needed in your household, please consider donating them to the FOMML
before December 1:

household decorative items and/or knick knack...


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Library Notes--11/6/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, November 6, 2013,
It has come to our attention that Thursday is a half day at school. The
after-school program at the library will go on as scheduled at 3:15 -----
please remember to tell teachers NOT to send students here on the bus at 12:30.

The Reading Group has changed their schedule for next month. To avoid holiday conflicts,
they will next meet on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 1 pm to discuss the book "Dodger" by Terry Pratchett.
This is a departure of sorts for the group ---- the book is described for anyone from 8th...


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Library Notes--10/24/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, October 24, 2013,
PLEASE JOIN US THIS EVENING!
 It's the Friends of the Morrill Memorial & Harris Library annual meeting.
There will be a short business meeting at 6:30. At 7, we will be treated to refreshments and a program with
four Strafford writers reading from their work ------ Anne Adams, Ed Doughtie, Jon Stableford and Catherine Tudish.

We have heard that some people are experiencing problems with the Vermont Health Connect website
(is anyone surprised???). The website is:     healthconnect.vermont.gov
You ca...


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Library Notes--10/18/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, October 18, 2013,

CALLING ALL PRESCHOOLERS!
Storytime today (Friday) ........ 10 am at the library.

Some new titles: non-fiction: "David and Goliath" - Malcolm Gladwell, "Reign of Error" - Diane Ravitch,
"Five Days at Memorial" - Sheri Fink, "The Four Season Farm Gardener cookbook" - Barbara Damroasch;
fiction: "The Longest Ride" - Nicolas Sparks, "Identical" - Scott Turow, "Just One Evil Act" - Elizabeth George,
"Black Skies" - Arnaldur Indradason, "Police" - Jo Nesbo, 
kids books: "House of Hades" - Rick Rio...


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Library Notes--10/13/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, October 14, 2013,
We are very happy to add another Storytime program:
1st AND 3rd Fridays, 10 am.
This Friday, Oct. 18.

Thanks to the generosity of all who attended the Town House Forum this past summer, we 
have received a wonderful donation to the book fund at the library.

The annual meeting of The Friends of the Morrill Memorial & Harris Library is coming right up:
Thursday, Oct. 24. There will be a short business meeting at 6:30. At 7pm, we will be treated to readings
from some Strafford writers: Anne Adams, Ed D...


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Library Notes--10/6/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Sunday, October 6, 2013,
There is room for one more in the "Getting Started With Your i-pad" class.

The second i-pad session, "Getting More From Your i-pad", is full.
You can still let us know if you are interested, as we have a waiting list and Cindy Stableford may be kind
enough to offer it again soon (especially if there is demand).

A reminder, as we start hearing more about Vermont Health Connect: we have brochures at the library and
contact information. There is a lot of info on their website:
              healthconn...


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Library Notes--10/4/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, October 4, 2013,
STORYTIME ! TODAY (Friday) ---- 10 am.

On VPR's "Vermont Edition" show, there will be a series on DCF (Dorothy Canfield Fisher) books, "Dorothy's List: A Monthly Series for Young Readers. We’ll visit schools and libraries around Vermont to hear what kids have to say about the books. We’ll also speak with the authors – and let the kids ask the questions.  So grab a book and join us for Dorothy’s List: A Monthly Series for Young Readers. It’s not your parents’ book club!

Dorothy's Lis...


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Library Notes--10/1/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, October 1, 2013,
First Friday Storytime: THIS Friday, Oct. 4, 10 am.


i-pad workshops! Cindy Stableford has agreed to share her expertise and enthusiasm.
She will run two workshops of two sessions each, all on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30pm:
 the first is for beginners:
GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR I-PAD ---- Oct. 15 & 22
and for slightly experienced users:
GETTING MORE FROM YOUR I-PAD --- Oct. 29 & Nov. 5
Class size is limited, so please email or call the library (765-4037) to sign up.

new titles include "Three Can...


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Library Notes--9/19/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, September 19, 2013,
The Thursday after-school program starts TODAY! 3:15 - 4:15.

There is a new rotation of LUV DVD's & audiobooks.
A gentle reminder to PLEASE be careful with discs ------- some of them look like
they've been through a disaster  ( a car floor perhaps? ) and it's difficult to justify replacement costs.

We would like to thank the Friends of the Morrill Memorial & Harris Library (yet again!) for their 
wonderful generosity in supporting the summer reading program for children. If your child kept a
Readin...


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Library Notes--9/13/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, September 13, 2013,
We will all be hearing about Vermont Health Connect in the coming months.
You are welcome to stop by the library and pick up some information we have received from them ----- 
brochures and cards to help people get through this new system. The library can become a resource 
for helping through this transition period. If there is demand, we can schedule a trained "navigator" to 
come to the library and meet with people individually, to help choose a health insurance plan that
fits your needs and yo...
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Library Notes--9/5/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, September 5, 2013,
TODAY: (Thursday)
1 pm : Reading Group discusses "Beyond the Beautiful Forevers" by Katherine Boo.
7 pm: Interested in ordering fall flowering bulbs? Let's get together and see if we can share a wholesale order.

FRIDAY:
10am STORYTIME!

Our passes are still good for your autumn enjoyment: free admission to Shelburne Museum, VINS, VT State Parks and Historical Sites,
Billings Farm Museum, the American Precision Museum and a discount at ECHO. 



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Library Notes--8/30/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, September 2, 2013,
The library will be closed Monday, Sept. 2. Enjoy Labor Day.

Thursday, Sept. 5: 1 pm: Reading Group will discuss the award winning book "Beyond the Beautiful Forevers" by Katherine Boo.

Thursday, Sept. 5: 7 pm: if you're interested in buying spring flowering bulbs, join in this meeting to combine for a wholesale order.

Children's programming will be starting up again:
First Fridays Storytime starts next Friday, Sept. 6 at 10 am.
Thursdays after-school program will start on Sept. 19, 3:15 - 4:15. 


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Library Notes--8/26/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, August 26, 2013,
If your child kept a Reading Log at the library this summer, please stop
by at 6:30 this evening (Monday) to celebrate their accomplishment!
We'll have simple refreshments, congratulations, best wishes for the school year and 
a special gift from the Friends of the Morrill Memorial Library.

Are you interested in ordering spring flowering bulbs ---- daffodils, crocus, etc?
If there is enough interest, we can schedule a meeting at the library (VERY SOON-
it's getting late!) and coordinate a group ord...


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Library Notes--8/23/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, August 23, 2013,
On Monday, (Aug. 26) at 6:30 pm we will hold our CELEBRATION 
for children who have kept Reading Logs here at the library this summer. 
They did a great job -----  31 children participated, reading 360 books!
Please join us in congratulating our young readers with certificates and refreshments.
Once again, thanks to the Friends of the Morrill Memorial & Harris Library for
generously supporting the program with a special gift for participants.

The Town House Forum finished their season with another ...


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Library Notes--8/9/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, August 9, 2013,
Friday: STORYTIME 10am. This will be the last weekly Storytime for the summer season.
We'll resume a monthly Storytime in the fall ---- watch for announcements. And let us know if you're
interested in a weekly Storytime, we'd be delighted if there was a demand for it.

Monday (Aug. 12) : 6:30 pm: Children's program --- making fossils. This will be the last of our summer
programs. Emily is busy planning the after - school program. Again, watch for announcements.

The deadline for children to fill out...


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PUPPETREE SHOW THIS EVENING!

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, August 5, 2013,
PuppeTree  performing "Caps For Sale"
This evening (MONDAY) ...... 6:30 pm
IN THE GYM.
FREE SHOW! Great family entertainment.
Don't be late! 


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Library Notes--7/31/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, July 31, 2013,
THIS EVENING (Wednesday): 7pm
at the library:
Strafford Energy Committee Forum -------
What are they up to?  What is the VT Home Energy Challenge?
What is a solar array and how would it work? Is there a community garden / orchard in the works?
Please join us to find out. Refreshments available.

Friday, 10 am: STORYTIME

Monday, 6:30pm IN THE GYM (try to get there just a few minutes early to get your seats):
a very special show --------
PuppeTree, a puppet theater group, will perform the classic story
"C...


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Library Notes--7/25/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, July 25, 2013,
Thursday (TODAY!): 1 pm : Reading Group discussing "Bring Up the Bodies" by Hilary Mantel

Friday, 10 am : STORYTIME. All preschoolers welcome (and siblings, etc.)

Monday, 6:30pm: Children's Program ----- finishing Fairy / Gnome homes we started last Monday.
 If you didn't start one, you can still join in ------ start one and put the finishing touches on at home.
Also, kids should remember to fill in their reading logs at the library.

Next Wednesday, July 31, 7pm: we'll be hosting some members of t...


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Library Notes--7/19/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Saturday, July 20, 2013,
This morning (Friday) ---- 10 am
STORYTIME
It's nice and cool in the library.

Newer titles include:
Non-fiction: "Smoke and Pickles" - Edward Lee, "Preserving with Pomona's Pectin" - Alison Duffy, "Bunker Hill" - Nathaniel Philbrick.
Fiction: "The Light in the Ruins" - Chris Bohjalian, "Sweet Salt Air" - Barbara Delinsky, "Letters From Skye" - Jessica Brockmole,
 "The English Girl" - Daniel Silva.
Mystery: "Her Last Breath" - Castillo, "Fire Witness" - Kepler, "The Bat" - Nesbo, "The Heist" - Evanov...


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Library Notes--7/17/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, July 17, 2013,
TONIGHT! Wednesday, 7 pm
DOCUMENTARY FILM NIGHT
in the Education Building at the Justin Morrill Homestead.
Please join us to watch "Do the Math" and "Vermont Energy Independence Day".
Discussion and refreshments during intermission.

Thanks so much to the Strafford Firemen's Association for great fun on the common Monday evening.

Friday  ---- STORYTIME at 10.

Next Monday evening, for the children's program 9geared to school age children), we will be
constructing fairy and gnome houses. Emily has left ...


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FIRE TRUCK NIGHT!

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, July 15, 2013,
It looks like Monday will be a perfect evening for Fire Truck Night!
6:30  -------------   the common
Wear a bathing suit, bring a towel.
Fabulous fun for all ages.

Thank you to the Strafford Firemen's (and Firewomen's) Association!!!! 


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Library Notes--7/11/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, July 11, 2013,
Friday, 10 am: STORYTIME!

Saturday: "Downloadables" --- learn how to download ebooks and audiobooks, free through the library.
 10 -11am - i-devices; 11-12 - kindles, nooks, the rest.
Bring your device, set up with an apple or amazon account and remember your password!

We need all LUV DVD's returned by Saturday, so we can get a new collection on Monday.

FIRE TRUCK NIGHT!!! (we hope): Monday, 6:30 on the common. This is great fun for ALL ages ---- 
wear a bathing suit and bring a towel. Rumor is the...


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MONDAY EVENING at the library

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, July 8, 2013,
6:30 at the library ----- children's programs start this evening,
with a special visit from naturalist Kurt Valenta, who will bring an ant colony and 
teach us about the wonders of ant colony life.
All programs are free. Join us! 


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Library Notes--7/2/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, July 2, 2013,
Reminder: the library will be closed Thursday (July 4) and Saturday (July 6 - book sale).
Donations for the sale can be brought to the library Wednesday (2 -5) and 
FRIDAY   ----- TILL NOON.
It should be another great sale: Friday 5 - 7 and Saturday 9 - 1.
Rain (ha ha) or shine 


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Library Notes--6/27/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, June 27, 2013,
The library will be CLOSED on Thursday, July 4 AND Saturday, July 6 (for the annual book sale).
So plan ahead if you need a great book to read, a DVD, an audiobook or one of the passes.
(Feel free to call about the passes...... some are in demand)

Just one week till the book sale ............ so go through those shelves and bring any donations in
by next Friday ------ noon is the cutoff time, when the sorters will be out in full force. (Once again: please,
no encyclopedias, computer books, moldy b...


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Library Notes--6/20/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, June 20, 2013,
Over 25 children have started summer Reading Logs! 
There's still plenty of time to stop in and start one, up in the loft.

Only two more weeks till the book sale ....... one of our major fundraisers, 
put on by the Friends of the Morrill Memorial Library.
From the crowded basement where sorting is taking place, it looks like it will be another great sale.
Thanks to all who have been dropping off books (and DVD's, etc.). It's not too late -----
you can drop off books anytime the library is open or c...


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Library Notes--6/12/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, June 12, 2013,
Summer vacation starts today and we welcome children to participate in the summer programs at 
the Morrill Memorial & Harris Library. The theme this year is "Dig into Reading".

         Students can come in any time to start a summer READING LOG. We strongly encourage all kids
to read over the summer -------- yes, to keep up and improve on their reading skills --------- but mostly to enjoy
discovering a new world in each new book. The "logs" will stay at the library and children are welcome to co...


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Library Notes--6/4/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, June 4, 2013,
This Thursday will be the last after-school program for the school year. Please make sure that
your child wants to participate in the program if you send them to the library ........ we are too busy
 to provide supervision if they are leaving the building.

Storytime is this Friday at 10 am. Come join in.

The Reading Group will meet Thursday, June 27 at 1pm to discuss the book "Ceremony" by 
Leslie Marmon Silko.  Published in 1977, "Ceremony" is considered a profound and moving work
 of Native Ameri...


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Library Notes--5/23/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, May 23, 2013,
The library will be closed Monday, May 27th for  Memorial Day.

The Reading Group meets Thursday, 5/30 at 1pm to discuss 'The Club Dumas"
by Arturo Perez-Reverte.

The annual book sale is in 6 weeks !!!!! 
The sale is put on by The Friends of the Morrill Memorial & Harris Library as a benefit for the library
 and it has become one of our big fundraisers. Of course, the success of the sale (which has grown annually)
 depends greatly on the wonderful donations you all make. So please, as you are cleani...


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Library Notes--5/16/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, May 16, 2013,
Please join us this evening (Thursday) at 7pm in the United Church 
for a benefit concert for the library:
The Sylvia Smith Percussion Duo will perform "A Vietnam Memorial", composed by Stuart Smith,
written for spoken voice and percussion. The Smiths are residents of Strafford and have kindly offered to put on this benefit.
Suggested donation is $10 and you are welcome to join the artists for refreshments after the concert.

Quite a few new titles have recently arrived: in fiction; "The Burgess Bo...


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Library notes: benefit concert

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, May 14, 2013,
Please join us this Thursday at 7pm at the United Church, for a concert by a local composer,
 to benefit the Morrill Memorial and Harris Library
The Sylvia Smith Percussion Duo will perform “A Viet Nam Memorial,” by Stuart Saunders Smith. 
 The concert includes spoken voice and is described as an “opera” for voice and percussion. 
The work explores the relationship between personal and public grief by drawing on personal memories and a sense of place.

 The percussion duo, founded in 1998, ...


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Library Notes--5/9/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, May 9, 2013,
Friday (tomorrow): STORYTIME at 10 am
Welcome all preschoolers.

Please join us next Thursday evening, May 16, for a benefit concert for the library.
The concert will be at the United Church at 7 pm.
The Sylvia Smith Percussion Duo will perform "A Vietnam Memorial", composed by Stuart Smith,
written for spoken voice and percussion.
The Smiths are residents of Strafford and have kindly offered to put on this benefit.
Suggested donation is $10 and you are welcome to join the artists for refreshments af...


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Library Notes--4/30/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, April 30, 2013,
There is a change in Storytime for this month, as Emily will be attending a workshop this Friday 
(First Friday). So, we'll have "Second Friday"  and Storytime will be May 10 at 10 am for all preschoolers.

Now that it's actually spring, please remember the library book sale if you're spring cleaning.
The sale will be July 5 & 6 and we greatly appreciate donations (please no encyclopedias, moldy books,
text books or computer books). You can bring books to the library anytime and if you need help g...


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Library Notes--4/24/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, April 24, 2013,
This evening (Wednesday)! 
7 pm at the library, join us in welcoming Jim Rooney, 
talking about his book "Bossmen: Bill Monroe & Muddy Waters".

Some new titles: "Frozen in Time" - Mitchell Zuckoff (another amazing WWII survival story), 
"Everybody Matters: My Life Giving Voice" - Mary Robinson, "Vegetable Literacy" - Deborah Madison, 
"Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation" - Michael Pollan;  fiction - "Fly Away" - Kristin Hannah, 
"Maya's Notebook" - Isabele Allende, "The Hit" - David Baldac...


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Library Notes--4/20/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, April 22, 2013,
Mark your calendars to come to the library on Wednesday, April 24, at 7 pm,
when Jim Rooney will discuss his book "Bossmen: Bill Monroe & Muddy Waters".
As many of you know, Jim has been involved in many phases of the music business for over 50 years, 
and is a Grammy-award winning record producer. His talk is sure to be fascinating. 

New titles include  non-fiction: "Gulp" - Mary Roach, "The Drunken Botanist" - Amy Stewart,
 "Jerusalem: A Cookbook" - Yotam Ottolenghi, "The Second Atlas of Breedin...


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Library Notes--4/11/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, April 11, 2013,
This Saturday, Kasaundra will volunteering at the library ( 9 - 12 ),
so if you have any questions about downloading audiobooks or e-books through 
the library, stop in and she can help you (between helping other patrons ).
The biggest complaints seem to be :
1. It is a 2 week check out period, which isn't enough for some people.
2. Newer, popular books are always "out".  People have found if they
use their "waiting list" ( keeping 5 or 6 titles on it ), after a few weeks, they
usually start getting...
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Library Notes--4/2/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, April 2, 2013,
This evening: 6:30 - 7:30, a special Storytime, for children of all ages!
Come celebrate Hans Christian Anderson's birthday for 
International Children's Book Day. 
Stories, a simple project and refreshments.
Feel free to wear your pajamas.

New titles here or arriving this week: unusually, two new fiction books with the same title;
"Life After Life" - one by Kate Atkinson and one by Jill McCorkle, "The Burgess Boys" - Elizabeth Strout,
"Six Years" - Harlan Coben (thank you to the person who donated ...


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Library Notes--3/30/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Saturday, March 30, 2013,
THANK YOU,  THANK YOU to whoever returned the book "Persuasion Nation",
it is much appreciated. Someone donated a paperback copy to the library collection,
so if you didn't get a chance to finish it, please do borrow the library's copy.

We have two Storytimes next week:
Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 - 7:30 pm: a special Storytime, as part of a group of libraries celebrating 
International Children's Book day. Join us in celebrating Hans Christian Anderson's birthday.
We'll read stories, have a simple cr...


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Library Notes--3/22/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, March 22, 2013,
Help! We are looking for an Interlibrary Loan book that we have (unfortunately) lost track of :
"Persuasion Nation" by George Saunders. 
If you borrowed this book from us, please return it asap, or call 765-4037 and let us know.
We need to return it to Carpenter-Case Library in Hinesburg.

Next Thursday, March 28, at 1pm, the Reading Group meets to discuss the short story collection
"Runaway" by Alice Munro.  All are welcome to join in.

People have been asking about the second season of "Homeland" o...


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Library Notes--3/19/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, March 19, 2013,
A new collection of LUV DVD's has arrived.

We will be participating with area libraries to celebrate "International Children's Book Day" the week
of April 2 - April 6. The Morrill Library will kick off the festivities by hosting a special Storytime to celebrate
Hans Christian Anderson's birthday on Tuesday, April 2, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Come in your PJ's! Join us for 
stories and birthday cake. The rest of the week, you can visit other libraries:
Wed., April 3 - Chelsea, 3 - 4 pm
Thur., April 4 - T...


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Library Notes--3/13/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, March 13, 2013,
Please remember to return any LUV DVD's by Thursday -----
we will have a new batch next week.

Also, a gentle reminder: please return DVDs in a timely fashion!
The circulation time for DVDs (and magazines) is one week. Returning them asap
is especially important for newer DVDs, which often have  a waiting list, and for 
LUV DVDs, which we we have for two months (so, if someone keeps one for three or four weeks,
 it greatly limits the number of other people who can enjoy it).

 "Life of Pi" is in, as w...


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Library Notes--2/15/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, February 15, 2013,
The library will be CLOSED Monday, Feb. 18 ----- Presidents' Day

The Reading Group will meet Weds., Feb. 27 (instead of Thursday this month) at 1 pm to discuss a collection of short stories by George Saunders, " In Persuasion Nation".

There will be no after school program during school vacation week (Feb. 28), but we will have 
"First Fridays Storytime" on Friday, March 1.

Some new titles: " The Aviator's Wife" - Melanie Benjamin, "A Week in Winter" - Maeve Binchy (“The late great Binchy’s la...


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Library Notes--2/10/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Sunday, February 10, 2013,
Sunday ---- THIS EVENING! ----- 7 pm:
Join us in welcoming Dori Wolfe, reading from her recent book,
" Only Hope: A True-Life Novel".
 As Dori researched the life and death of her grandmother, she created
 this tragic story of a woman sadly incapable of acclimating to life's demands.
Refreshments will be served and books will be available for sale.

The library has a new printer / copy machine (finally) . 
Clean, clear copies, just in time for tax season.
It's easy to print tax forms from the ...


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Librray Notes--2/1/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, February 1, 2013,
Calling all preschoolers:
TODAY (Friday) : 10 AM
STORYTIME at the library

Saturday, 10 am: Downloadables for i-devices:
Join us to learn how to download ebooks and audiobooks through the library.
Bring your i-toy (i-pad, i-touch, i-pod, etc) and apple account info.


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Library Notes--1/30/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, January 30, 2013,
This Saturday, Feb. 2, 10 am, at the library:

DOWNLOADABLES FOR I-DEVICES

Bring your i-toy (i-pad, i-pod, i-touch, etc) and Kasaundra will show us
how to use the free audiobook and e-book downloadable services from the library.
You should have an apple account set up. 



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Library Notes--1/28/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, January 28, 2013,
Friday is February 1st, so that means it's First Friday Storytime.
10 am at the library. All preschoolers welcome.

Thursday, the reading group meets at 1 pm to discuss "Flaubert's Parrot" by Julian Barnes.

Sunday, February 10, we welcome Strafford's Dori Wolfe, reading from her new book
"Only Hope: a True-Life Novel". Many of us are familiar with Dori and her work on the Strafford Energy Committee, 
as co-founder of groSolar and her current business Wolfe Energy. Come and hear another side to Dori...


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Library Notes--1/20/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Sunday, January 20, 2013,
SUNDAY:    4 pm
The library is hosting Ginger Wallis, reading from her book
"A Gentle and Curious Path: Through Cancer to Points Unknown".
Ginger is a Thetford resident and middle school science teacher. 
Her book is an intimate window into her thoughts, emotions and experiences going from
cancer patient to cancer survivor, filled with openness, humor, natural history, biology and wisdom.
Books will be available for sale and refreshments served.
Please join us.

And mark your calendars for Sunday, ...


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Library Notes--1/15/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, January 15, 2013,

Please join us this Sunday, Jan. 20th at 4 pm, to welcome Ginger Wallis.
Ginger, a Thetford resident, will be reading from her new book, "A Gentle and Curious Path: Through Cancer to Points Unknown".
Ginger's story is one of openness, challenges, humor, confusion, information, and joy.  Natural history is woven throughout the book from her daily (well, almost daily) walks and from her background teaching environmental education and middle school biology. 
We'll have refreshments and copies of th...
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Library Notes--1/3/2013

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, January 3, 2013,
This Friday (tomorrow!) - "First Friday" Storytime at 10 am.
All preschoolers are welcome to join in.

You may have noticed three local books featured on the front page of the January Strafford News.
The library hopes to finish cataloging all three books into our collection this week, so they will be available to borrow.
We are planning to host a reading by Dori Wolfe for her book "Only Hope: a True-Life Novel"...... we'll keep you
posted as soon as a date is set.

If you are getting rid of any old s...


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Library Notes--12/27/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, December 27, 2012,
If you received an e-reader for the holidays and are interested in learning how to download ebooks (free!)
through the library, Kasaundra Landon will be volunteering in the library this Saturday, 9 - 12 and can help you
get started.  Bring your e-reader with you and please have an account set up (and know your password) if necessary.

We will be closing at 5pm on Monday, Dec. 31. 
(and if there is a weather - related reason to close early tomorrow, we may do so)

Next Friday, Jan. 4, will be our "Fi...


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Library Notes--12/18/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, December 18, 2012,
Tis the season for schedule changes:
the library will close early, at 5 pm,  the next two Mondays, Dec. 24 & 31.
The after school program will meet as usual this Thursday (unless school is cancelled);
we'll skip Dec. 27 and return on January 3.

CALLING ALL PRESCHOOLERS (and their caregivers):
Mark your calendars and please join us for 
"First Fridays Storytimes" on January 4, at 10 am.
We hope there will be enough interest for a storytime at least once a month.

More new titles! "Thomas Jefferson" - M...


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Library Notes--12/4/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, December 4, 2012,
THANK YOU to everyone who supported the library through the Holiday Sale ----
those who donated items, those who bought items, those who stopped in to say hi,
and ESPECIALLY to The Friends of the Morrill Memorial and Harris Library, who worked
so hard to get it all together. Thanks for another successful sale.

We still have some wreaths, a few bowls of paperwhites and a couple of amaryllis for sale here at the library. 



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Library Notes--11/27/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, November 29, 2012,
Thursday evening, Nov. 29th,  at 7pm : 
Strafford resident Gus Speth will discuss his newest book "America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy".
Please join us for a timely and thought provoking talk.
Books will be available for sale, and refreshments will be served.

Also on Thursday, at 1pm, the reading Group meets to discuss "Train Dreams" by Denis Johnson.

New titles include, fiction: "Sweet Tooth" - Ian McEwan, "A Place in Time" -Wendell Berry, "Dear Life: Stories" - Alice Munro, "The Pa...


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Library Notes--11/20/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, November 20, 2012,
The library will be closed on Thursday ---- Happy Thanksgiving to all.

This Saturday, Kasaundra Landon will be working at the library (9 - 12) so if you have 
any questions or need help with downloadable audiobooks or e-books through the library,
it would be a great time to stop by. 
Bring your device (make sure you know how to access your accout if it's a Kindle, an ipod or ipad).

A new group of LUV DVD's have arrived.

Mark your calendars for next Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7pm:
Gus Speth will talk about...


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Library Notes--11/12/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, November 12, 2012,
SORRY for this last minute announcement :
The library will be closed Monday (today!) Nov. 12 for Veterans Day.
Returns can be dropped off in the drop box in Coburns.

Please return all LUV DVD's this week, so we can exchange them for another set.
And just a general reminder to try and return newer items in a timely fashion so that
other people may enjoy them. Thank you! 



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Library Notes--11/7/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, November 7, 2012,
THURSDAY EVENING  -----  7pm
Join us in welcoming Hill Anderson, reading from his recent book "Stoneport".
Refreshments available --- everyone welcome!

New titles recently added to the collection in fiction: "Flight Behavior" - Barbara Kingsolver, "Astray" - Emma Donoghue,
"Back to Blood" - Tom Wolfe, "Casual Vacancy" - J.K. Rowling, "The Secret Keeper" - Kate Morton, "The Panther" -
Nelson DeMille, "The Art Forger" - B.A. Shapiro, "The Twelve" - Justin Cronin; non-fiction: "Smitten Kitchen Cookbo...


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Holiday Sale coming!

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, November 5, 2012,

The Friends of the Morrill Memorial & Harris Library in Strafford will host
their annual Holiday Sale on Saturday, 12/1 at the Strafford library from
11 am to 2 pm.  We hope you'll stop by for some holiday punch and cookies
and kick off your holiday shopping here.  In addition to beautiful wreaths
and potted flowering bulbs, there will be books, jewelry and delicious home
baked goods (Donations of these items are always welcome!  Please contact
Cindy Stableford at 765-4506 if you can help)  

This ye...


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Library Notes--11/1/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, November 1, 2012,
A VERY SPECIAL STORYTIME!
This Sunday, Nov. 4 at 4:30 pm.
Join us in welcoming Joshua Yunger (yes, Casey and George's father)
who will read his new picture book  "Hippo and Monkey", a delightful tale with beautiful illustrations.
Books will be available for sale and refreshments will be served.

Next Thursday evening at 7, Hill Anderson will read from his new book "Stoneport.

And Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7, Gus Speth will join us to talk about his new book "America the Possible".

You may have started se...


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Library Notes--10/23/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, October 23, 2012,
Thursday is a busy day at the library this week:
1 pm: the Reading Group meets to discuss "The Cossacks"
3:15 - 4:15: the after school program continues
6:30 : the annual meeting of the Friends of the Morrill Memorial and Harris Library
           After a short business meeting, at 7pm, we will be treated to a presentation by the Strafford Writers Group, along with an intermission and refreshments.
           Everyone is welcome.

New books include "The Racketeer" - John Grisham, "Bone Bed" - Patric...


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Library Notes--10/19/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, October 18, 2012,
Please join the Friends of the Morrill Memorial and Harris Library for their
annual meeting and a great program: next Thursday, Oct. 25th. 
6:30 pm : brief business meeting
7 pm: (short) readings from works in progress by the Strafford Writers Group!
Catherine Tudish, Ed Doughtie, Anne Adams, Jim Schley, Anne Penfield and Jon Stableford.
Refreshments provided.

And mark your calendars for Thursday, Nov. 8, for a reading by Hill Anderson, from his recent novel
"Stoneport" ----- a work of literary fict...


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Library Notes--10/4/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, October 4, 2012,
Special programs coming up at the library:
Thursday, Oct. 25th: everyone is welcome to the annual meeting of the Friends of the Morrill Memorial Library.
        6:30 - a short business meeting
        7 - The Strafford Writers Group will treat us to a selection of readings by their members. 
Thursday, Nov. 8: 7pm, Strafford resident Hill Anderson will read from his new book "Stoneport".
Date TBA: Gus Speth, whose new book "America the Possible" is here. We will announce the date as
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Thanks from the Library--9/11/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, September 11, 2012,
In addition to making available a stimulating series of readings and
discussions to town residents, this summer’s Town House Forum also provided
a substantial donation to the library for the purchase of new books. The
gift to the library – made possible through the contributions of people who
attended the series – will significantly increase this year’s book budget
and expand our collection in a way that will benefit library patrons for
years to come. The library trustees sincerely thank th...
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Library Notes--9/11/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, September 11, 2012,
Please return all LUV Audiobooks AND DVD's by Thursday, the latest .

This Saturday, 9/15, Kasaundra Landon will be volunteering in the library, 9 -12, 
so if you have any questions about downloadables through the library, it would be
a great time to get help. Please keep in mind that she will be helping all patrons that day.

This Thursday, the after school program starts ----- children can take the bus to the library.
Please remember pick up is at 4:15. If you're going to the Tunbridge Fair or hav...


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Library Notes--9/6/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, September 6, 2012,
The after-school program will start next Thursday, September 13.
(yes, we know it's Tunbridge Fair) ......... with a slight change:
the program will run from 3:15 - 4:15, instead of 4:30. We hope this isn't an
inconvenience, but Emily needs to leave in a timely fashion and we have been finding 
that after an hour, most kids are ready for something else. So, please pick up at 4:15.

We are also (sadly) suspending Storytime on Fridays ..... there just hasn't been enough 
interest. Do let us know if yo...


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Library Notes--8/27/12

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, August 27, 2012,
Reading Log celebration for the students who participated in keeping summer 
Reading Logs  ----- Monday at 6:30. 

Thursday, 1pm, the reading group will discuss the book "Zeitoun" by Dave Eggers.

 New titles at the library or arriving soon: "Double Cross: the True Story of the D-Day Spies" - Ben Macintyre; "The Bartender's Tale" - Ivan Doig; "Where'd You Go Bernadette" - Maria Semple; mysteries by Dean Koontz, Laura Lippman, Louise Penny, Kathy Reichs and Tess Gerritsen; "Every Day" - David Levit...


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Library Notes--8/20/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, August 21, 2012,
If your child started a summer Reading Log, please make sure they write down
the titles of the books they have read over the summer, 
BY THIS THURSDAY,  AUGUST 23, 5PM.
On Monday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 pm, we will have a SHORT (yes, we know it's the 
first day of school!) celebration of our summer readers, so please stop in.

This Friday, 10am, will be the last Storytime for the summer. Emily is planning children's
programs for the school year and we'll let you know as soon as the schedule is set.

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Library Notes--8/9/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Saturday, August 11, 2012,
Friday: STORYTIME 10 am,
with a very special guest host: Carol Wilson. Carol will present a program on dogs
and she may bring a special guest with her.

Tonight (Thursday) is the second Town House Forum:
"A Century of News Gathering" ------ more info on the website: www.townhouseforum.com
The program starts at 7, but all are welcome to come early, bring a picnic and join the panelists.

Monday evening at 6:30 will be the last children's evening program for the summer ----
Emily will host a movie night...


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Library Notes--7/30/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, July 30, 2012,
MONDAY EVENING   6:30
        FIRE TRUCK NIGHT
            On the common
Sounds like great weather ----- wear a bathing suit.
Come and have some fun, thanks to the Strafford Firemen's Association! 


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Library Notes--7/27/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Sunday, July 29, 2012,
STORYTIME ---- FRIDAY  10am
This weeks theme is "Bats".

Monday evening (July 30) is the 3rd annual (fabulous)  "FIRE TRUCK NIGHT"
Great fun for all ages ------ 6:30 on the common. 
Wear a bathing suit, bring a towel, bring your friends.
It's a blast! Be there! 
Many thanks to the Strafford Firemen's Association. 

Next Thursday, August 2 is the first evening of the new Town House Forum.
7pm at the Town House. Come early with a picnic and join the guest speakers on the common.
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Library Notes--7/19/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Saturday, July 21, 2012,
CALLING ALL PRESCHOOLERS!!
 STORYTIME, FRIDAY  10 am
 This weeks theme: Owls

 HOPE YOU CAN READ THIS:
 some new additions include "Sandcastle Girls" - Chris Bohjalian, The
Impeachemnt of Abraham Lincoln" - Stephen Carter, "Lower River" - Paul
Theroux, "Earth Unaware" - Orson Scott Card, "Cloudland" - Joseph Olshan
(Upper Valley setting)mysteries by James Lee Burke, Karin Slaughter, Tarquin
Hall, John Sandford, Ace Atkins (Robert Parker style) and Timothy Hallinan.

 Remember our summer passe...

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Library Notes--7/15/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, July 16, 2012,
GREAT family show ------
 this Monday evening (July 16), 6:30 in the gym:
 "SLEEPING BEAUTY", performed by Summer Encore Theater.

 This is a freebie, thanks to the support of the VT Department of Libraries
and The Friends of the Morrill Memorial Library.
 Join us!

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Library Notes--7/10/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, July 10, 2012,
Please return all LUV DVD's (not audiobooks) by Thursday, so we can return
them for a new collection.

New arrivals: "Buried in the Sky: The Extaordinary Story of the Sherpa
Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day" - Peter Zuckerman, "Gold" - Chris Cleave (also
as an audio), "Age of Miracles" - Karen Walker,  "Tell the Wolves I'm Home" -
Carol Rifka, " The Next Best Thing" - Jennifer Weiner, "Nightmare" - Lars
Kepler; for YA's: "Between the Lines" - Jodi Picoult & her daughter, "Railsea"
- China Meiville; for...

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Library Notes--7/8/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Sunday, July 8, 2012,
Children's summer programs start this week!
Dream Big - Monday evening programs at 6:30 (geared toward school-age
children ---- siblings always welcome)
July 9:  -  Pajama Party Kickoff ----- wear your PJ's, bring a favorite
stuffed toy if you like and listen to some dreamy stories.
July 16: "Sleeping Beauty" performance by Summer Encore Theater --- IN THE
GYM.
July 23: Nocturnal Animals
July 30: SPECIAL: Fire Truck night on the green!
August 6: Campfire Night
August 13: Movie Night: "Night at the Muse...

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Morrill Library Book Sale

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, July 5, 2012,
We, the Friends of the Morrill Memorial Library (FOMML), are overwhelmed
with books this year and to all of you who have donated books to this annual
sale, a heartfelt thanks! We will accept books brought to the library on
Thursday, July 5th. We will NOT accept any donations (books and/or AV) on
Friday, July 6th.
We will start setting up Friday morning and we will open for business at 5PM
Friday evening. The sale will close at 7PM Fri. evening and reopen on
Saturday morning from 9AM to 1PM.
Once agai...

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Library Notes--6/20/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, June 20, 2012,
Join us Saturday morning for a "downloadable" morning -----
get ready for summer reading or listening.
9 - 10:15: Kindles
10:30 - 12 : Apple products
If you need help with a Nook, Sony or other device, let us know.

Some new titles include "Canada" - Richard Ford, "The Red House" - Mark
Haddon, "Are You My Mother" - Alison Bechdel, "Mission to Paris" - Alan Furst, "The
500" - Matthew Quirk, "Kingdom of Strangers" - Zoe Ferraris, "Gone Girl" - Gillian Flynn, and "Zoobiquity" - Barbara Natterson-Horowi...

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Library Notes--6/12/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, June 12, 2012,
If you haven't tried downloading audiobooks or ebooks through the library (for
free!), we've scheduled a Downloadable Workshop, just in time for summer vacations
and travels:
Saturday, June 23
9 - 10:15 am - Kindles
10:30 - 12 - Apple devices (audiobooks and ebooks)
If you have other devices (a Nook, Sony reader, etc.) and you need help, let
us know.
Keep in mind that using these online services is just like going to the
library ----
the ebook or audiobook you want (especially if it's a new, popular ti...

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Library Notes--6/6/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, June 6, 2012,
The VINS passes have arrived ----- there are actually 2 passes, each one
admits 2 people. You can borrow one or both at the same time.

Audio and movie problems:
We are still missing a couple of LUV DVD's: "The Soloist" and "Venice
Revealed - Disc 1". Please look around your homes and DVD players and return
these asap. They will have a blue label on the spine, which says "LUV VIDEO
COOP".
And please be careful with CD's & DVD's ---- return them to their proper
cases ---- we've had a run of mix-ups and...

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Library Notes--5/22/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, May 22, 2012,
Did your child leave a jacket at the library? We have a blue and black hoodie
style sweatshirt and a yellow rainjacket with fleece lining.

If you're doing any spring cleaning, please remember to save your books for
the annual book sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This is one of
the biggest fundraisers for the library and we appreciate all donations (well,
almost all ............. please no encyclopedias, textbooks or computer books)

Thursday, May 31, 1pm: Reading Group discusses "The ...

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Library Notes--5/13/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Sunday, May 13, 2012,
Please return LUV DVD's and audiobooks this week, so they can be exchanged for
new sets.

The children's and young adult audiobooks we are able to purchase (thanks to
our "Winnie Belle Grant") have started to arrive and are ready to circulate ------- some classics like "The BFG", "The Phantom Tollbooth","A Wrinkle in Time" and  "A Secret Garden" to newer titles like the Percy Jackson & the Olympian series,
and the Hunger Games trilogy, to name a few. We expect more in the coming weeks. 

Some new bo...

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Library Notes--4/17/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, April 18, 2012,
We are hopeful that the newer public access computer will be functioning by
Wednesday ------it has been a long inconvenience and we are very sorry.

Children's programs continue this week as usual, but next week is school
vacation week, so there will be no Thursday after-school program........ but there WILL BE Storytime on Friday at 10 am.

The Morrill Library is very pleased to announce that we have been awarded a
Winnie Belle Learned Fund grant, from the VT Public Library Foundation. We
asked for ...

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Library Notes--4/4/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, April 4, 2012,
Please join us this Thursday, 6:30 pm, for a special program:
Caring For & About Aging Parents
with Ruth Whybrow.  Everyone is welcome.

Last chance to complete the survey! 
Please help library Trustees see how to better serve the community.
It's quick and easy to do online:
www.surveymonkey.com/s/MDFCZB

Children's programming continues:
 Thursday - after-school program
Friday: Storytime 10 am.

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Re-connected 3/29/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, March 29, 2012,
We once again have internet access and wi-fi at the library, so do visit!
Unfortunately, only one of our public access computers is working -------
our newest computer is not functioning; hopefully an issue covered by
warranty.

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Library Internet Down--3/28/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, March 28, 2012,
Internet access is currently unavailable at the library.
We are terribly sorry for any inconvenience and hope the situation will be corrected soon ----- unfortunately it won't be today. Will post as soon as we're connected.

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Library Note Correction

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Saturday, March 24, 2012,
The reading group will meet this coming Thursday, MARCH 29 
(not April 29, as noted yesterday) to discuss "The Tennis Partner" by
Verghese.
Sorry for any confusion ----- too much spring / summer weather!

You are welcome to check out the library website, with news,  links to our
catalog, to downloadables, to the survey and to Universal Class (which requires a
convoluted number to register for classes, consisting of 2VSP# and the last 9 digits of
your barcode #.
(just call the library or email if you n...

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Library Notes--3/23/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Saturday, March 24, 2012,
Today, 10 am: Storytime! Calling all preschoolers.

Mark your calendars for a special event at the library:
"Caring For & About Elderly Parents", with Ruth Whybrow,
Thursday, April 5, 6:30 pm.
 Many of you are familiar with Ruth's newest book:
"Making the best of it: Building on the Bonds Between Parents and Adult
Children", but she is also the author of an earlier book "Caring For Elderly Parents".
Many people are currently helping elderly parents, or you may be expecting to
soon ----
Come and share e...

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Library Notes--3/12/12

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, March 12, 2012,
Please return all LUV DVDs this week, so we can return them for another
collection.

Universal Class:  over 500 online classes available free  to all Vermonters
(high school age and older), thanks to the VT Department of Libraries! Each
class is self - paced (you have up to six months to complete a course) with an
instructor who interacts with students. You will need an ID number to create
an account for yourself at the website:
http://vermontstate.universalclass.com/register.htm
The ID number is a va...

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Library Notes--2/22/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, February 22, 2012,
The Reading Group, scheduled to meet this Thursday, 2/23, has been postponed
for one week.
They will meet next Thursday, March 1 at 1pm, to discuss "The Sense of an
Ending" by Julian Barnes.
Winner of the Booker Prize, at 176 pages, there is certainly time to read
this novella and join in.

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Library Notes--2/15/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, February 15, 2012,
The library will be closed next Monday, Feb. 20 for the "President's Day"
holiday.

Thursday: after school program 3:15.
Friday: Storytime 10 am

New titles include: "World War II Remembered" - by residents of Kendal at
Hanover (recently featured on NBC News with Brian Williams); "Behind the
Beautiful Forevers" - Katherine Boo; "Quiet" - Susan Cain; " The Flight of
Gemma Hardy - Penelope Livesey; "Defending Jacob" - William Landay; "Catch Me"
- Lisa Gardner; "The Wolf Gift" - Anne Rice; for "YA's": "Cl...

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Library Notes--2/7/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, February 7, 2012,
THIS FRIDAY, 7 pm: Mame Willey reading ! Please join us to celebrate the
publication
of Mame's book "On the Irreversibility of Time".

Thursday, 3:15 : after school program
Friday, 10 am: Storytime for preschoolers

We recently received a donation from Johnson State College ----- the DVD
"Life in Orange County",
which is a 35 minute documentary featuring a collection of interviews and
stories from Orange County residents
to capture their memories of life in the first half of the 20th century.
Some other ...

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Cartooning Workshop--1/28/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Saturday, January 28, 2012,
The Cartooning Workshop is full ---- for those signed up, please be at the
library at noon.
If you are signed up but cannot make it, please call (765-4037) and let us
know so 
we can call someone on the waiting list.

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Library Notes--1/24/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, January 25, 2012,
Thursday, 1pm: Reading Group discusses "The Man in the Wooden Hat" by Jane
Gardam.
Thursday, 3:15 pm: After school program
NO Storytime this Friday, 1/27 ---- Emily will be attending a workshop;
Storytime resumes next Friday, 2/3.

Cartooning Workshop: Sat., 1/28, from 12 - 2pm, for people 8 yrs. old and up.
There is room for a few more in the workshop ----- please email or call
to register.

Mark your calendars for Friday, Feb. 10 at 7pm and be sure to join us in
celebrating the publication of Mame Wil...

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Library Notes--1/17/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, January 17, 2012,
Please return all LUV audiobooks and DVD's THIS week.

Mame Willey's book of poetry, "On the Irreversibility of Time" has arrived ! 
We've scheduled a reading, so mark your calendars and save the date:
Friday, February 10 at 7pm. (storm date is Fri., 2/17)

The Cartooning Workshop has (finally) been rescheduled:
Saturday, Jan. 28, 12 - 2 pm, for people 8 year olds and up.
This workshop will be taught by Sam Carbaugh, who attended the Center for
Cartoon Studies
and teaches at AVA Arts Center.
Please emai...

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Library Notes--1/12/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, January 12, 2012,
If there is a snow day for Newton School (or they dismiss at noon), 
children's programs at the library will be cancelled.
Happy snow!

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Library Notes--1/11/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, January 11, 2012,
Join us this Saturday, at 10am for a "Kindle Workshop" ------ learn how to
download
e-books through the library and our membership in the Green Mountain Library
Consortium.
Rumor has it that many people received Kindles for gifts ----- so what's "on
the shelf"
in our virtual library may be limited at the moment and you may have to get
on the waiting list.

The Cartooning Workshop has (finally) been rescheduled!
Saturday, January 28, 12 - 2 pm, for ages 8 and up.
Please e-mail or call the library to sign...

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Library Notes--1/4/2012

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, January 4, 2012,
On Saturday, Jan. 14, we will hold a Kindle downloadable workshop at the
library, 10 - 11 am.
This is open to anyone who has a Kindle and wants to learn how to download e-
books, using this
free service through the library's membership in The Green Mountain Library
Consortium. 
Let us know if you have another e-reader device ( i-pad, Nook, etc) and
you're interested in
learning how to use this service ----- we can schedule another workshop for
these e-readers. 

Children's programs continue this week:
Th...

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Library Notes--12/22/2011

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, December 23, 2011,
Thursday (today) - 3:15:  after school program ----- please remember that
school dismisses early, so taking the bus won't work!

Friday - 10 am: Storytime

The library will be closed Monday, Dec. 26 and Mon., Jan. 2 for the
"official" holidays. Sorry for any inconvenience -----
we'll be open Saturdays as usual ( 9 - 12), so you can pick up some books for
these long, cold evenings.

Some new titles: " Vermont Wild: Volume 2" - Megan Price (humorous stories
from retired Fish & Game Wardens); "Cook This No...

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Library Notes--12/13/2011

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, December 13, 2011,
Thursday after school program WILL run this Thursday ........ parents, be sure
and pick up early (4:15), so students can get to Barrett Hall in time for
their performance!

Friday, 10 am: Storytime.

Both programs will run next week, Dec. 22 & 23, but not Dec. 29 and 30.

The library will be closed for the official Federal Holidays : Monday, Dec.
26 and Monday, Jan.2 ...... sorry for any inconvenience.

Some new titles:  "Catherine the Great" - Robert Massie; "Beyond Religion" -
Dalai Lama; "Artisan Brea...

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cancellation notice

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, December 6, 2011,
We are sorry to say that the Cartooning Workshop (scheduled for this Saturday)
will have to be postponed until January.
Sorry for any inconvenience ............. we will post the new date as soon
as it's set.

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Library Notes--12/5/2011

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, December 6, 2011,
reminders:

this Friday, 7pm: join us in welcoming Roz Finn, reading from her new book
"Love Among the Lambs".

this Saturday, 11 am - 1 pm: CARTOONING WORKSHOP with Sam Carbaugh.
This workshop is for people ages 8 and up ( not 10, as was reported
earlier!).
Please email or call the library - 765-4037 ,  to register.

Thanks for making the holiday sale a big success.

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Library Notes--11/29/11

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, November 30, 2011,
We (finally) have a date set for a Cartooning Workshop:
Saturday, Dec. 10, 11am - 1 pm
The workshop is for people 10 yrs. old and up and will be taught by Sam
Carbaugh, a graduate of the School For Cartoon Studies and teacher of cartooning at AVA
Arts Center.
Please email or call the library (765-4037) to sign up.
Thanks to the Friends, there is no fee for this workshop.

Friday, Dec. 9, join us at 7pm to welcome Roz Finn, reading from her new book
"Love Among the Lambs".
Books will be available for sa...

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Library Notes--11/20/2011

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, November 21, 2011,
Many dates to remember at the library:
No children's programs for this Thanksgiving week ---- Thursday or Friday.
(Our apologies to anyone who may have been inconvenienced by the last minute
cancellation of Storytime, last Friday ------ Emily was home with a sick
child). These programs will resume next week.

Sat., Nov. 26 at 5pm: A VERY special event: (part-time) Strafford resident
Gregory Maguire will visit the library for a reading from his new book "Out of
Oz: The Final Volume in the Wicked Years...

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RAFFLE-11/17/2011

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, November 18, 2011,
Tickets for the Friends of the Library's Holiday Sale raffle are now
available.

Get yours at the Library - $1.00 each or 6 lucky chances for $5.00!
They will also be on sale at Coburn's, November 29th - December 3rd.

What would you like to win? Choose your prize from these two spectacular
prize packages!

Prize #1: Indulge yourself or someone you love!

-Keurig Coffee Brewer

-4 Cartons of K-Cups

-Red Kite Caramels

-Half Hour Massage

by Ashley Denk in South Strafford


Prize #2: A beautiful basket filled with...

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Library Open House and Holiday Sale

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, November 16, 2011,
Mark Your Calendars!

The Friends of the Morrill Memorial & Harris Library are busy preparing for
their annual Open House & Holiday Sale. This year's event will be held on
Saturday, December 3rd from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the library.
Holiday offerings will include fresh wreaths & potted bulbs, baked goods &
jewelry, white elephant items & books, and handmade ornaments. There will
also be an "Eat, Drink, & Be Merry" raffle which will showcase goods and
services from generous Strafford, Upper ...

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Library Notes--11/8/2011

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, November 8, 2011,
Even though school dismisses early this Thursday, we will run the "after
school" program at 3:15 - 4:30.
Friday at 10 am is Storytime.

Thanks to everyone who came for the "Mango / Downloadable" workshop on
Saturday ----- it was much busier than we expected!We hope everyone was able
to get started.......... please don't hesitate to let us know if you need more
help.
It is much easier to connect to Mango through our website:
www.straffordlibrary.org     Click on links; then click on the link to Mango.

N...

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Library Notes--11/3/2011

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, November 3, 2011,
This Saturday, Nov. 5, 10am, we will host another "Downloadable / Mango"
Workshop.
Bring your laptop, i-pad, i-pod, Kindle, Nook, MP3 player, etc. and we will
do our best to get you started
on these programs we offer through the Green Mountain Library Consortium.
First, our tech savvy volunteer, Kasaundra Landon, will walk you through
setting up an account
with MANGO, the foreign language learning program. Then we'll work on
downloading audiobooks and e-books -----
a little tricky the first time (alth...

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Library Notes-10/25/2011

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, October 25, 2011,
TONIGHT! (Tuesday) 7pm:
Friends of the Morrill Memorial & Harris Library annual meeting.
After a short business meeting, Dierdre Dennis will read from her book
"Walking Into Spring".
Refreshments provided.

Thursday, 1 pm: Reading Group discusses the book "The Sea" by John Banville.

New Titles: "Sense of an Ending" - Julian Barnes (2011 Booker Prize winner);
" IQ84" - Haruki Murakami; "Nightwoods" - Charles Frazier; "Forgotten Waltz" -
Anne Enright; "The Litigators" - John Grisham (in audiobook also);...

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Library Notes--10/17/2011

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, October 18, 2011,
Tuesday (tomorrow!): a Downloadable / Mango Workshop! 6:30 pm
 Find out about downloading audiobooks and e-books through the library.
 Bring your laptop, Kindle, Nook, Sony reader or i-pad; your i-pod, MP3
player, etc., and learn about these library services we offer
 through the Green Mountain Library Consortium. 
 Also learn more about MANGO ---- a web based foreign language learning
program we are offering. 
 Stop in and find out what it's all about! 
 We will repeat the workshop on Saturday, Nov....

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Library Notes--10/11/2011

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Tuesday, October 11, 2011,
FINALLY --------- we have scheduled two sessions to showcase all the services
available to you through the
Green Mountain Library Consortium:

 MANGO - the internet based, foreign language learning program, teaching
conversational language and cultural awareness.
     (yes, you need high speed internet service). Great if you're traveling,
as a supplement to a school curriculum, want to brush up old skills or learn a
new language for the fun of it.

Downloadable audiobooks for many devices.

Downloadable ...

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Library Notes--10/7/2011

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, October 7, 2011,
Friday : STORYTIME - 10 am

The library will be closed this Monday, Oct. 10. Enjoy the long weekend.

If you need help getting to Mango, please call the library. You will need to
establish a new account at the new link:

http://ezproxy.bywatersolutions.com/login?auth=morrillharris&url=http://libraries.mangolanguages.com/morrill-harris/start

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Library Notes--9/30/2011

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Friday, September 30, 2011,
TODAY: STORYTIME 10am

We just learned there is a new link for MANGO, the web based foreign language
program:

http://ezproxy.bywatersolutions.com/login?auth=morrillharris&url=http://
libraries.mangolanguages.com/morrill-harris/start
So, bookmark this and get rid of the old link. You will still need your 13
digit library number.
Apologies for any inconveniences. If you are going on the trip to Italy, now
is a great time to start learning some Italian!

Jim Wilson has graciously donated an album of great ...

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Library Notes--9/18/2011

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Monday, September 19, 2011,
Our "After School" program will start up again this Thursday, Sept. 22!
Students can take the bus directly from Newton School, right to the library
----- please send in a note with your child notifying the school that they will
be headed here. Read aloud, snacks (donations always welcome) and activities,
from 3:15 - 4:30 (please pick up promptly). Call 765-4037 if you have any
questions.

Storytime continues on Fridays at 10 am.

New books include: fiction: "The Language of Flowers" - Vanessa Diffenba...

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Library Notes--9/12/2011

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, September 14, 2011,
MONDAY: 5 - 8 pm: a FEMA INFORMATION & HELP SESSION.

There will be FEMA representatives as well as volunteers from Vermont Law
School here at the library to assist people
with filing insurance claims and / or FEMA forms.
If you or someone you know has sustained damage from the storm, come in and
get help...... please tell neighbors,
friends and relatives who may not be on the list serv or seeing information
online.
If you have a laptop and a flash drive, bring it along.
You'll need:
social security num...

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Library Notes--9/9/2011

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, September 14, 2011,
Reminder:
SATURDAY: 9 am ---- a celebration for all the kids who kept reading logs this
summer ----- if you logged one book or more than 20, come to the library for a short
celebration!We're so glad to report that 25 children participated in this very successful program.

MONDAY: 5 - 8 pm: a FEMA INFORMATION & HELP SESSION.
Volunteers from Vermont Law School will be here at the library to assist
people filing insurance claims or FEMA forms.
If you or someone you know has sustained damage from the sto...

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Library Notes--9/7/2011

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, September 8, 2011,
Friday: STORYTIME for preschoolers continues ---- 10 am

Saturday: (rescheduled) Summer Reading Log Celebration ----- 9 am. If your
children participated in our reading log program, please bring them in for a
short celebration in their honor (with some surprises, thanks to "The Friends
of the Morrill Library") ---- the kids did a great job!

The after school program will start up again soon ----- we'll keep you posted
when we're ready to start.

We are hoping to schedule a "FEMA Workshop" here at the l...

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Library Notes--9/2/2011

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, September 8, 2011,
For the children who participated in our "Summer Reading Log" program, we have
rescheduled the celebration for Saturday, Sept. 10 (a week from tomorrow)
at 9am, to honor all of them. We are delighted to report that 25 kids
participated (new kindergartners to 6th graders) and read a total of 213 books!
We are amazed and proud of them ------ we hope they will all come by the
library on Sept. 10th for our short celebration. The Friends of the Morrill
Library were so impressed with the program, they ha...

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Library Notes--8/31/2011

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, August 31, 2011,
The power is on, and wi-fi is available at the library. If the library is
closed, you can still access the internet ------ sit outside, on the steps, on
our bench or in your car.

Here is some information that came through the VT Department of Libraries,
that may be useful (if you know of someone who may need help and does not have
computer or high speed access, send them to the library and we'll try to help
them):

Flood Assistance Information 
For individuals: 

www.disasterassistance.gov
Take the Pre-S...

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Library Notes--July 21

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Thursday, July 21, 2011,
It's a great time to visit the library ----- it's nice and cool inside!

Fridays, 10 am: Storytime for preschoolers (and friends).

Mondays, 6:30 pm: children's summer program "One World, Many Stories". This
Monday, the focus will be on stories and crafts from Africa.

Next Thursday, July 28: book discussion group: "Ghostwritten" by David
Mitchell.

We have passes you can borrow to VT. State Parks (day use); VT State Historic
Sites; the American Precision Museum (in Windsor --- currently there is an
exhi...

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Library Notes--July 15, 2011

Posted by Morrill Memorial & Harris Library on Wednesday, July 20, 2011,
library notes ................

At the library:

TODAY:  STORYTIME  10 am (for preschoolers, caregivers and friends!)

Monday evenings: 6:30 pm: children's summer program around the theme "One
World, Many Stories"

Everyone welcome.

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Library Notes--July 4, 2011

Posted by Emily Zollo on Friday, July 8, 2011,
Please join us as we start summer programs for children this week:

Fridays, 10 am: STORYTIME,  geared for younger children and their caregivers,
at the library. 

and a special, FREE performance to start our "One World, Many Stories"
summer program:
Monday, July 11, 6:30 pm 
 ------  IN THE GYM ------------ 
a wonderful program for the whole family:
        Storyteller Judy Witters
Ms. Witters brings life to traditional tales from cultures around the world.
Everyone is welcome!
The following five Mondays...

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Library Notes--March 8, 2011

Posted by Emily Zollo on Tuesday, March 8, 2011,
We are in the planning stages for events for the "VERMONT READS" program, and
will post dates as soon as we schedule them. Meanwhile, come in and pick up a copy of
"To Kill a Mockingbird"so you can start reading.

Oliver Munson (7th grader) wants to start a Dungeons & Dragons group, to meet
at the library on Mondays from 3:30 - 5pm. He needs four people to start a group ------ please call him at 765-4196 to let him know if you're interested.

Thursday "After School" group continues with a celebratio...

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Library Notes--February 14, 2011

Posted by Emily Zollo on Tuesday, February 15, 2011,
A reminder that the library will be CLOSED next Monday, Feb. 21, for the
President's Day holiday.

Thursday, the after school program will meet as usual ...... but next week is
school vacation week, and we will NOT meet on 2/24.
However, Friday Storytime continues at 10 am .......... preschoolers on
vacation are welcome to join us!

Thursday, Feb. 24, the book group meets at 1 pm to discuss the book "Decline
and Fall" by Evely Waugh. There's still plenty of time to read it and join in.

A limited number...

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Library Notes--February 1, 2011

Posted by Emily Zollo on Thursday, February 3, 2011,
A new rotation of LUV audiobooks and DVD's arrived last week.

As many of you know, the IRS is not mailing out tax forms this year. We can
download and print forms here, and we have just ordered few instruction
booklets. Hopefully, they will arrive soon.

If you're interested in the downloadable audiobooks or e-books , but couldn't
make it to our workshops, we now have a brochure to guide you through the
process (many thanks to Kasaundra Landon). You need high-speed internet access
and your library nu...

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Library Notes--1/16/11

Posted by Emily Zollo on Tuesday, January 18, 2011,
The library will be open on Monday, Martin Luther King Day.
We have a number of interesting books that reflect on MLK and his legacy.

Also on Monday, 6:30pm: Downloadable Workshop!
Learn about audiobook and ebook downloadables that are available for free
through the library. 
Our first session, last Saturday, was a learning experience for all.
We were able to get a few people started, but we also realized some of the
trouble spots.
It seems like once you do it a couple of times, it all makes sense. O...

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Library Notes--January 8

Posted by Emily Zollo on Monday, January 10, 2011,
REMINDER:
Today:
Downloadable Information Workshop 10 am at the Morrill Library.
Bring your toys: laptop, ipod, ipad, MP3 players, Nook, Sony e-readers, etc.
The Morrill Library is part of the Green Mountain Library Consortium, which
gives us access to downloadable audiobooks and now e-books. You can download for free, through the library, giving you access to many more titles than the library can afford to purchase. Come in and find out what it's all about.

Are there any 13 - 18 year olds out ther...

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Correction to Library Notes 1/3

Posted by Emily Zollo on Tuesday, January 4, 2011,
The second "Downloadable Information Workshop" at the library is 
Monday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 ----- NOT Jan. 18, as appeared on the list serv
yesterday.
Sorry for any confusion.
This is really a great service if you listen to audiobooks or have an e-reader
----
(or if you are thinking about an e-reader). Come and learn about it!
Saturday, Jan. 8 at 10 am or
Monday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 pm

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Library Notes--1/3/11

Posted by Emily Zollo on Monday, January 3, 2011,
Happy New Year.

This Saturday, January 8: Downloadable information Workshop!
As many of you know, the library is part of the Green Mountain Library
Consortium, which offers members free audiobook and ebook downloads.
If you've been wondering how this works, or maybe you have a new ebook reader,
this is a great opportunity to learn all about it. Kasaundra Landon, a Morrill
Library volunteer, will lead us through the basics.
10 - 10:30: a general info session; 10:30 - 12: help and question and answer
t...

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Library Notes--December 20

Posted by Emily Zollo on Tuesday, December 21, 2010,
There will be no children's programs this week or next. We'll continue the
first week in January, 2011!
However, we welcome all young readers to visit the library and explore our
collection, during their school vacation week.

The library will be open regular hours ( Mon. 1 - 8; Weds. 2 - 5; Thurs. 10 -
5) except closed on Saturday, Dec. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 1 (Saturday, Jan. 8, will return to regular 9 -12)

Again, we would like to thank everyone for a very successful Holiday Sale,
especially Moe Wi...

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Library Notes--December 14

Posted by Emily Zollo on Tuesday, December 14, 2010,
Thursday: 3:15 - 4:30 - After School Fun at the Library ---- the craft project
will focus on cards and decorations for the season. We welcome the decorations
children have made for the miniature tree that Christine Bartlett brought in
for the library.

Friday: 10 am Storytime. Calling all preschoolers and their care-givers.

The tentative dates for our "downloadable" workshops in January are: 
Saturday, Jan. 8: 10 -10:30 an introduction; 10:30 - 12 open question / answer
/ help time.
Monday, January 17...

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Library Notes--December 6

Posted by Emily Zollo on Wednesday, December 8, 2010,
Thanks to everyone who contributed to and stopped in and shopped/bid/bought
raffle tickets at the Holiday Sale on Saturday. The sale was a great success, and an enormous help to the library.
Special thanks to Moe Wilson and the Friends of the Morrill Library for
coordinating this annual event.
There are some paperwhites (about to bloom) still for sale at the library, and
about 20 wreaths left (on Linehan's porch) ---- they are $15.

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Library Notes - 11/30/2010

Posted by Emily Zollo on Tuesday, November 30, 2010,
Wednesday, December 1, 1pm: Reading Group discussion of the book "Cutting For
Stone". All are welcome.

Thursday, December 2 at 3:15: After School Fun at the Library: the craft project will focus on a wreath making activity.

Friday, December 3 at 10am: Storytime ---- please join us.

We hope to see you at the library on Saturday, for the annual Holiday Sale and
open house.
Wreaths, amaryllis and paperwhite plants, white elephants, gently used books,
and delicious home made goodies are among the items ...

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Events at the Morrill/late November-early December 2010

Posted by Emily Zollo on Wednesday, November 24, 2010,
Due to the holiday, there will be no children's programs this week.
They will resume next week: on Thursday, December 2; and Friday, December 3. 
Our After School Fun at the Library programs will continue in December, Thursdays from 3:15-4:30.  Children may take the bus from Newton School to the library, please send a note in to school with your child.  A peanut-free snack is served. 
 

Storytime will continue on Fridays at 10:00 am, all preschoolers are welcome!

Wednesday, December 1, at 1:00 pm,...

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