Halloween Book Giveaway!
It's that time again--our annual Halloween book giveaway! Come on down to the library on Halloween, and choose a free book from a selection of Young Adult, Children's Fiction, Picture Books, and Board Books. We’ll have a tent set up outside the library from 5 until 7 pm. Call or email for details. 746-4067 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Masks required, event will be socially distanced.
Pumpkins on the Green!
Let’s spread some spooky Halloween cheer! Bring your decorated pumpkins (no candles, please) to Roger Clark Library in Pittsfield during the week of 10/26, and library ghouls will place them on the Village Green for all to enjoy! Call or email for details, 746-4067 or email@example.com.
New StoryWalk up for viewing!
Come to the Library grounds and jump, run, and play your way through our latest (the last for the year!) StoryWalk! This time, it’s Mole Music by David McPhail, a beautiful, touching picture book about how music unites us all. The fun starts right outside our door! Available for viewing through 10/27. Suitable for all ages.
Free Parks Pass at the Library!
Roger Clark Memorial Library has a pass for free admission to any state park that you can check out whenever we are open. Read more about what’s to do in our gorgeous state parks in October. Here’s an article from Rebecca Roy, Parks Interpretive Program Manager at Vermont State Parks:
“Vermont State Parks in your area are still open for the season, you can check out the pass in your local library and enjoy a beautiful fall day in one of Vermont's most scenic places. Many state parks are operational through mid October, including nearby Gifford Woods State Park on Route 100 in Killington. Gifford Woods is a great place for a hike (the Appalachian Trail runs right through the campground!), have a picnic, or go for a mountain bike ride with your family (there are some easy and more challenging mountain bike trails in the park.) Gifford Woods remains fully operational until October 18 so you can even plan a late season camping trip. Coolidge State Park in Plymouth is fully operational through October 12, and the leanto campsites there have the most beautiful fall foliage views in the entire state. Coolidge also has fantastic hiking trails, and even a small nature center where you can explore some of the natural and cultural history of the area. If you want to push the envelope of late season swimming, you can head to Camp Plymouth State Park from Coolidge. Camp Plymouth closes on Labor Day, but Vermont State Parks are never really closed--we just close down facilities and often lock the gates. You can park outside the gate (not blocking the gate) and walk into any state park for a day visit. This is true for all state parks, although I do not encourage winter swimming. (Nordic skiing or snowshoeing are better choices in winter months!) Want to learn more about the state parks near you? Check out our website: https://vtstateparks.com."
Book Club Meeting 10/21
After a 3 month hiatus, the RCML book club came together on 9/23 at The Clear River Tavern to discuss 3 books we rotated among 5 members. We read 3 non-fiction books called: What Remains, by Carol Radziwill, The Education of an Idealist, by Samantha Power, and Freedom Summer(the Mississippi Summer Project in 1964), by Bruce Watson. We had a lively discussion for sure and now we are ready for a novel. Our gathering included a new member, Melissa, & we hope to meet 3 more new members at our October 21st meeting, which should take place at The Clear River Tavern at 6pm. Our new book is called Big Lies in a Small Town, by Diane Chamberlain. It's a novel of chilling intrigue, a decades-old disappearance, and one woman's quest to find the truth. Both events take place in North Carolina, one in 1940 and one in 2018. Get in touch with Erica, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Micheline, email@example.com for more info.
Halloween Crafts to go!
Halloween is coming! To celebrate our favorite spooky holiday, the Library is putting together some frightful crafts that you can make at home! We'll provide bags full of supplies and instructions to make scary (but cute!) ghosties, pumpkins made of foam plates, and bats that will stick to anything! Perfect for children ages 2 (with adult help) and up. RSVP by 10/13 to reserve your bag. Please indicate # of children. Pick up your bag during the week of 10/19. Call 746-4067 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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