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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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."
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, email@example.com, or Micheline, firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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 email@example.com.
It's a rainy Thursday, so how about an indoor scavenger hunt? This one is geared toward kids. Once you find all the items, send me a photo (firstname.lastname@example.org) and you'll win an ice cream treat on the Library, from the Swiss Farm Market right here in Pittsfield. Have fun!
Indoor Scavenger Hunt
A blue crayon
A piece of fruit
Something you consider a treasure
A paper airplane
A puzzle piece
Here's the Second Scavenger Hunt! This one is geared toward kids, and things kids can find in their outdoor environment. If you find everything, you win an ice cream treat from the Swiss Farm Market! Post your photos of found items on our Facebook page, or email them to email@example.com . Have fun! And many thanks to the Swiss Farm Market!
Backyard Scavenger Hunt
My wonderful sons helped me install Pittsfield's first StoryWalk today! Come on down to the Library, and walk your way through the delightful Over in the Forest, Come and Take a Peek, by Marianne Berkes, a sweet counting book featuring forest dwellers. Maybe you'll see some as you stroll! Enjoy the adventure of tracking down the next page, and marvel in the wonder of outside exercise while you read!
Please wear masks and maintain 6 feet of distance in the presence of others not of your household, and please refrain from touching the pages.
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