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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 November:


Sweet Tooth: the art of dessert
Nov – Feb 2017
Open Daily: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Shelburne Museum
The Art of Dessert explores American appetite for tantalizing and tasty confections and its impact on modern visual culture. Through the installations of artists working within the subject matter and dessert themed mixed media, the works of art featured in this exhibition provide a feast for the eyes that is well worth devouring. Delve beneath the sugarcoated surfaces of these delectable paintings, prints, sculpture, and more, and explore the deeper threads of meaning linked to our insatiable desire for sweets.


Union Church of Proctor’s 48th Annual Holiday Bazaar
Sat, Nov 4th
10 am – 2 pm
Union Church of Proctor
The Union Church of Proctor’s 48th Annual Holiday Bazaar offers distinctive handcrafts, Christmas ornaments, holiday items, collectibles, white elephants, rehabilitated furniture, baked goods, jams, pickles, relishes jewelry, gifts, and a luncheon.

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Getting from Here to There: A History of Roads and Settlements in Vermont
Sun, Nov 15th
7 pm
Orwell Free Library
The difficulties of traveling in Vermont played a significant role in the state’s settlement, development, culture and politics. But Vermonters weren’t always eager to have good roads. Novelist Deborah Lee Luskin asks, given centuries of opposition, how is it we now drive cars in all seasons, in all weather, in all corners of the state?

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POP Goes History: What Coca Cola Tells Us about American History
Sun, Nov 29th
7 pm
New Haven Town Offices
The Coca Cola logo is the world’s most recognizable trademark. Both the logo and the product are so thoroughly identified with the United States that for many people, Coke is the symbol of America. Castleton professor Sanjukta Ghosh’s multimedia talk will explore how Coke’s advertising has affected not only America, but also places all over the world.

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, the Vermont Humanities’ Events Calendar, or the Chamber of Commerce’s calendar.


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Trick or Treat!

Come by the library on Tuesday night, between 3 and 7 pm, to show off your costume and grab yourself some treats!


Clever costumes welcome.


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Pop Up Craft!


Looking for a spooktacular craft to get you in the Halloween spirit? Look no further than this week’s Pop Up Craft: Skeleton Hands! Available any time we’re open on Thusday (3-7) and Friday (9-1) here at the library!




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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!

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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!

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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.

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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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