Hartford VT Library Announcements
Hartford, Vermont Library Announcements
Adult Summer Reading Program starts on May 8th. Sign up and receive your free book bag and packet. Read and attend programs all summer, cross out your bingo spaces, and enter to win great prizes at the end of the season!
Join our monthly book discussion group.
Monday, June 12th at 7:00 pm: Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian
Vermont Author Chris Bohjalian’s 16th novel is narrated by newly orphaned teenage runaway Emily Shepard, daughter of “Vermont’s power couple” who are now dead due to a catastrophic meltdown at the nuclear power plant where they worked. Emily runs from a Northeast Kingdom McMansion to the frigid streets of Burlington, and then, with 9 year old foster runaway Cameron under her wing, to a trash-bag igloo on the ice of Lake Champlain. **Hardcover, large print and audio books are available at the circulation desk at the library.
Upcoming Programs for Adults
Katherine Woods: “A Woman, Ain’t I?”
A Vermont Humanities Council event hosted by the Hartford Library
Wednesday, July 12th at 6:30 pm
Cornerstone Community Center, 1625 Maple Street, Hartford (next door to the Hartford Library)
Born a slave in New Paltz, New York, Isabella Baumfree walked away from slavery and in her travels evolved into Soujourner Truth: maid, laundress, evangelist, abolitionist, and suffragist.
Presented by Kathryn Woods, this living history program tells Sojourner Truth’s story in her own words, speeches, and songs.
Free, accessible to people with disabilities, and open to the public.
Upcoming Programs for Children
Story Hours each Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 am for preschool children accompanied by a caregiver.
Reading Club for ages 7-12: Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 pm (every other Thursday)
**Children may be dropped off with a signed permission slip**
“Build a Better World” Summer Reading Program Kickoff with Swing Peepers
Thursday, June 22nd at 10:00 am at the Cornerstone Community Center (next to the Hartford Library)
Through songs and improvisational stories, this year the Swing Peepers explore building a better world through homesteading, activism, and friendship. Ever inventive, spontaneous and responsive to kids, John and Matthew of the Swing Peepers take families on an energetic, fun and participatory journey. At the height of their show, the Swing Peepers request ideas from the audience and weave them into an impromptu tall tale. Instruments strummed, swung, and tapped include: guitar, mandolin, harmonica, banjo, ukulele, and accordion. Ready, get set, and come sing and move along with the Swing Peepers!
Ages: Families with kids ages 3-12 years old.
This program is partially funded by a Vermont Department of Libraries Performer Grant.
**Children ages 2-12 will sign up for the Summer Reading Program and receive their reading charts.