Book Group READS 2016-2017

Library Book Group
September 2016-May 2017

Open to all.  Come to one, some or all!
Copies of the books are available during the month prior to the discussion to check out from the library.

Discussion Date                            Title                      Author                            

September 1, 2016         The All of It         by Jeannette Haien

September 29, 2016       The Pearl             by John Steinbeck

October 27, 2016         Being Mortal      by Atul Gawande

December 1, 2016         Road to Character by David Brooks

January 26, 2017         Can’t we talk about something more pleasant? by Roz Chast

February 23, 2017   Hateship, friendship, courtship, loveship, marriage : stories by Alice Munro

March 23, 2017           The Walking Drum by Louis L’Amour

April 27, 2017           The Last Woman Standing by Thelma Adams

May 25, 2017             Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

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Summer Programming Jun 15-Aug 17

Get in the Game: READ! [click title for details]
At the Middletown Springs Public Library
June 15-August 17, 2016 [click dates for calendar]

Library Bingo: for teens & adults
Pick up a Bingo sheet and complete five activities in a row to win.
Library World: Wednesday mornings at 9:30am; June 15-July 20
An AWESOME hour of stories & fun things to do… and a snack! Designed for kids ages 4-8; younger children welcome with a responsible caregiver.
Independent Activities: for all ages, change weekly.  See calendar for details.
“Tried & True” Sports Classics Movie Nights: select Wednesday evenings, at 7pm.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover:  Tuesday, August 2
Drop off between 2-7pm.  Return Wednesday between 2-7pm for pick up and to see photos of all the fun the animals had.  Stuffed animals should be confident sleeping away from their human for the night.
Best Olympic Sport Playoff:  
As with the “Best Worst Villain” last summer, vote your favorite of sixteen classic Olympic Sports to the finish line.  Each week half the contenders win their match-up and half are eliminated until only two remain.  Winner & Grand Champion will be announced at the Summer Finale, Wednesday, Aug. 17. Watch Library Facebook, Front Porch Forum or Library bulletin board to play.
Community-written Longest Story: June 13-August 13
Let’s co-create the longest story this community has ever written together, children, teens, adults, alike.  Stop in the library to add your words or pictures to our original story.    Read what others have written, take a turn moving the story forward…as often as you like.
Summer Finale & Sneaker Art Show:  Wednesday, August 17, 5-7pm
Prizes, cake, and the unveiling of the Winner of the Best Olympic Sport Playoff.
 

Other Program & Events
State Parks & State Historic Sites Day Passes:
Free entry for up to eight people in one car at any of the Vt. State Parks or Historic Sites. Borrow the library’s pass for a day of adventure.
Passport to Vermont Libraries: how many VT libraries can you visit this summer?
Pick up a “library passport” and get it stamped at every library you visit.
DCF Award Books: kids in grades 4-8
Dive into this coming year’s nominations for the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award.  Read five (5) or more by next April and vote for your favorite.

Schedule Subject to Change

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Pie For Breakfast – Sat. April 2

Bigger Venue, More Pie
PIE FOR BREAKFAST

The trustees at the Middletown Springs Public Library have a sure cure for the Wintertime Blues: Pie for Breakfast.  Due to popular demand, the event has changed locations and the bakers are making more pie.  On Saturday, April 2, 2016, from 8am-11am, the trustees will be serving up All You Can Eat PIE For Breakfast with tea, coffee, or juice.  The slices are cut thin so it is easy to try many different varieties.  Pies are both sweet (such as pumpkin, apple, berry, chocolate…) and savory (such as quiche, spinach, ham…).

This delicious annual event is so popular that it has outgrown the library building, and now the historical society.   Its new location is the Middletown Springs Elementary School.  Same scrumptious pies, hot coffee, and fine conversation just with more even elbow room.  There will also be a basket-type raffle with over 30 prizes including maple syrup, books, craft items, housewares, and gift certificates from local businesses.

$7 for adults; $4 for children 5-12, under 5 FREE.  All proceeds benefit the Middletown Springs Public Library.

For more information contact the library at 802-235-2435.

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Library Lawn Sale – Sept. 26

FIND A BARGAIN AND SUPPORT THE LIBRARY!

LIBRARY LAWN SALE
8 AM – 3 PM
SATURDAY, SEPT. 26, 2015

ON THE TOWN GREEN
UP-CYCLED TRINKETS & TREASURES
HOUSEWARES, TOYS, TOOLS, FURNITURE, SMALL
APPLIANCES AND MORE…

SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY
MORE INFO: Maureen 235-1245

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And, we have a WINNER…

The title of Middletown Springs’
BEST WORST VILLAIN
goes to
Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

The voting was close; Lord Voldemort made a strong showing with younger voters. In the end, Nurse Ratched prevailed.
And as one voter said, “she should have known better…”

Thanks to all who participated.

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Round 4! the FINALS!!

TWO Villains move to Round #4!  The Finals!

 Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter series) vs. Nurse Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)

Vote for your favorite worst villain.  Use the attached form to vote or stop in the library and vote there.  On the sheet there is room to collect votes from your friends and family.  No age limits.  The more people voting the better.  Although it is no fair to vote more than once in a round.  Votes must be turned in at the library [or digitally to middletownspringslibrary@gmail.com] by noon on Saturday.

The WINNER will be announced next Monday at the Library, on Front Porch Forum & right here.

villian-playoffs-round-four

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Round #3

The votes are in for Round #2.

FOUR Villains move to Round #3!  The Semi-Finals!

Joker (Batman) vs. Nurse Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)

Lex Luthor (Superman) vs. Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter series)

Vote for your favorite worst villains each week.  Use the attached form to vote or stop in the library and vote there.  On the sheet there is room to collect votes from your friends and family.  No age limits.  The more people voting the better.  Although it is no fair to vote more than once in a round.  Votes must be turned in at the library [or digitally to middletownspringslibrary@gmail.com] by noon on Saturday each week.

villian-playoffs-round-three

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Round #2

The votes are in for Round #1.

Eight Villains move to Round #2!

Joker (Batman) vs. Leatherface (Texas Chain Saw Massacre)

Freddie Kruger (A Nightmare on Elm Street) vs. Nurse Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)

Lex Luthor (Superman) vs. Doctor Octopus (Spider-Man)

Darth Vader (Star Wars) vs. Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter series)

Vote for your favorite worst villains each week.  Use the attached form to vote or stop in the library and vote there.  On the sheet there is room to collect votes from your friends and family.  No age limits.  The more people voting the better.  Although it is no fair to vote more than once in a round.  Votes must be turned in at the library [or digitally to middletownspringslibrary@gmail.com] by noon on Saturday each week.

Round #2 Tally Sheet

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Best Worst Villian Playoffs – Round One

Sixteen Anti-Heroes compete for the title – Best Worst Villian – over the next four weeks.

Vote for your favorite worst villians each week.  Use the attached form to vote or stop in the library and vote there.  On the sheet there is room to collect votes from your friends and family.  No age limits.  The more people voting the better.  Although it is no fair to vote more than once in a round.  Votes must be turned in at the library [or digitally to middletownspringslibrary@gmail.com] by noon on Saturday each week.  Villian Playoffs – Round One

Week 1: 16 Villians paired off randomly

Week 2: 8 Villians move on to Round 2

Week 3: 4 Villians compete in the semi-finals’

Week 4: 2 Villians go toe-to-toe for the title.  Winner to be announced Satuday, August 29.

Watch Library Facebook, Front Porch Forum, and the Library bulletin board to follow the competition.

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Book Sale

Library Book Sale

Saturday, June 6   8am-3pm
Sunday, June 7     10am-3pm
Monday, June 8     9am-5pm     All remaining books FREE!

Stock up on summer reading.
Wide selection and great bargains on gently read books, movies, puzzles, and games.
Fiction, biographies, history, nature, children’s books and more.

For more information, contact the Library at 802-235-2435.

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