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Upcoming Events!

Looking for some fun stuff to do in and around Addison County? Here are some events coming up in October:


Draw me a story–Tell me a tale: Vermont Children’s Book Illustrators and Authors Exhibit
Now through Oct 15th
Tuesday–Saturday: 10am–5pm
Sundays: 1–5pm
Henry Sheldon Museum (Middlebury)
This exhibit features art by eighteen Vermont children’s book artists, with three galleries showcasing their literary artistry with paintings, illustrations, photographs, preparatory drawings and, of course their books. Author readings, presentations, panel discussions, and hands-on activities are being planned throughout the run of the exhibit.

Green Mountain Club Snake Mountain hike in Addison
Thursday, Oct. 5,
Snake Mtn.
An easy/moderate two-mile hike with a gradual ascent of 980 feet. The summit offers great views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. Appropriate clothing, water, hiking poles and lunch or snack. This is a dog friendly hike.
More info contact Mike Greenwood at or 802-349-5653.

Jeff Howlett

An Abolitionist Family Photo Album: Jeff Howlett
October 8th
10 am
Rokeby Museum (Ferrisburgh)
Free admission
(But if you want him to take a tintype of you, bring $50 and he’ll do one right there!)

Have you ever wondered how they took those old photographs you see in Westerns? You know, before digital cameras and Polaroids were invented? Come see Jeff Howlett’s real live demonstration of how they’re made!

Image of Adam Boyce

The Old Country Fiddler: Charles Ross Taggart, Vermont’s Traveling Entertainer
October 16th
7 pm
Monkton Fire Station

You don’t even have to leave town to see Adam Boyce in character as Charles Ross Taggart, Vermont comedian and folk artist. Come see him perform live at Monkton’s very own fire station!

Image of Civil War soldiers

Vermont and Union Victory
October 19
7 pm
Howden Hall Community Center (Bristol)

Did you know that Vermonters were instrumental in helping the North win the Civil War? Come hear the story of the attack at Petersburg that finally broke the Confederate lines, after nine months of trying, all thanks to the Vermonters that led the charge.

All Hallow's Read - Brasil

All Hallow’s Read at the Library!
October 31
3-7 pm
Russell Memorial Library

Come by and Trick or Treat at the library! Who knows what kind of treat you could receive?


And those are just a handful of the events coming up in our neck of the woods. For more listings, see The Addison Independent’s Website, or the Chamber of Commerce’s Calendar.


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Save the Date!

Did you hear that the Cota Farm has been preserved so it can never be turned into houses? To celebrate, they’re throwing a huge bash right on the farm. Open to all!


Come to the Cota Farm Celebration!

Sep 27, 2017
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
 at the Cota Farm

Come to the town- Monkton’s Agricultural and Natural Areas Committee (ANAC) and the Vermont Land Trust are proud to announce that the Cota Farm has been conserved. In celebration of this important event, to recognize the Cota Family, and to welcome new owner Matt Baldwin, please join us for a celebration gathering at the Cota Farm.

The Farm is located on State Prison Hollow Road just down the hill from town on your right. Parking is at the Fire Department.

Feel free to bring a dish or dessert if you would like.

For more information, call ANAC chair Laura Farrell at 802 578-5744

Rain location: Fire Station

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Weekly Building Challenge: Week 4

Build a hat or build some shoes.
Build a skirt or build a shirt.
Build a cape or scarf or gloves,
be a paper bag designer!

We’ve got paper lunch bags, masking tape, scissors and markers all ready for you at the library. Stop by any time the library is open:

Tuesday & Thursday 3-7
Friday & Saturday 9-1.

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Weekly Building Challenge: Week 3

It’s Lego time!!!

This week we decided that one challenge was boring, so we prepped a whole bunch of different ones!

Can you complete them all?


Stop in any day we’re open this week to give it a try!

Tuesday 3:00 – 7:00
Thursday 3:00 – 7:00
Friday 9:00 – 1:00
Saturday 9:00 – 1:00

Happy Building!

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Building Challenge, Week 2!

This week we’re leveling up with Spaghetti Towers! The rules are simple. Take a kit of:

20 pieces of spaghetti
36 inches of tape
36 inches of string
1 piece of card stock
1 set of scissors


and build as high a tower as you can!

Can you build one higher than mine?


Stop in any day we’re open this week to give it a try!

Tuesday 3:00 – 7:00
Thursday 3:00 – 7:00
Friday 9:00 – 1:00
Saturday 9:00 – 1:00

Happy Building!

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Summer Reading Program TODAY!!!

Today we will be building bridges! Even if you can’t make if for the main event, stop by anytime when we’re open for the week’s building challenge – use pool noodles and toothpicks to build towers, bridges, castles or whatever your imagination desires.

Summer reading records are also available. If you turn in your completed record to Russell Library or the MCS library at the end of the summer, you can get a free book!

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Summer Reading Program!

Did you know that we have summer reading program? Every Friday from 10 – 11 am, from early July 14th (that’s THIS FRIDAY)  to August 18th, there’s a new read-aloud and craft right here in our library. This year’s theme is:

Build a Better World

7/14 Bridges

7/21 Legos

7/28 I Can See Clearly Now

8/4 Flight

8/11 Boats

8/18 Fairy Houses

We will also be featuring Weekly Building Challenges throughout the coming months that anyone can explore whenever we are open.

For more information, keep an eye on our Facebook Page and the library website.

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