Barre Reads 2014: Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Wonder

Barre Reads Opening Event: Tuesday, September 23, 6:30pm

Laurel and Mike Sanborn and their daughters Amelia, 12, and Olivia, 10, of Richmond, VT will be our guest speakers at this kickoff event. Olivia was born with a rare craniofacial syndrome called Pfeiffer Syndrome. The family will talk about their experiences and the ways Olivia, like Augie in Wonder, deal with acceptance. Copies of the book will be available to check out and light refreshments will be served.

Film Screenings

Tuesday, November 4, 6pm
Thursday, November 13, 6pm

All films will be screened in the Milne Community Room at the Aldrich Public Library. Call 476-7550 for movie titles and information.

Book Discussions

Thursday, October 9, 1:30pm – Barre Senior Center, North Main St., Barre
Wednesday, October 16, 6:30pm – Aldrich Public Library York Branch, Mill St., East Barre)
Tuesday, October 21, 6:30pm – Aldrich Public Library Main Branch, Washington St., Barre
Copies of the book are available at all three locations.

Community-wide Writing Contest

October 1 – October 31. Applications are available at the Aldrich Public Library (Main and York branches), Barre City Elementary and Middle School, Barre Town Middle and Elementary School, and Spaulding High School. Contest is available to participants of all ages, adults included!

Closing Celebration of Wonder and Writing

vtreadsTuesday, November 18, 6:30pm

All Vermont Reads events are sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council. Barre Reads is sponsored by the Barre Learning for Life Committee.

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Job opening: Children’s Librarian

Aldrich Public Library, serving a population of 16,976 in Barre City and Barre Town, seeks an energetic, enthusiastic individual to plan and carry out the activities and programs of our busy library’s Katherine Paterson Children’s Room. The Children’s Librarian is responsible for library services to children with the help of the Circulation Assistant and volunteers. Graduate library science degree and experience preferred. Knowledge of computer technology required. Full-time position with benefits. Schedule includes after-school hours, some Saturdays and evenings. Send letter of interest, resume and professional references no later than September 26 to: Karen Lane, Library Director, Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington Street, Barre, Vermont 05641 or via e-mail to: pickwick@aldrichpubliclibrary.org.

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This week @ Aldrich

Monday, 4-6pm: Knit 2gether Fiber Arts Group.  All ages and experience levels welcome!

ScrabbleFriday, 4-7pm: Game Night – Games both new and classic.  Bring a favorite to share or discover something new!  We’ll have pizza and plenty of great games to play.  All ages welcome.  Sponsored by the Aldrich TAC and the Friends of the Library.

As always, all events are free and open to the public.

Our after school programming resumes in the Teen Room this week as well, with free snacks, homework help, and internet access for students in 7th-12th grade!

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Do you know someone who has made Barre a better place?

If you know someone who’s made Barre a better place, consider nominating them for the Barre Joint Service Clubs Community Service Recognition Award. Just fill out this application and submit it to a member of the Barre service clubs (Kiwanis, Lions, and Rotary), or place the form in an envelope addressed to the Joint Service Clubs and deposit it in the blue book drops behind the Aldrich Public Library or inside at the library’s main desk. The deadline for nominations is Monday, August 25.

The 2014 Joint Service Clubs Community Service Recognition Dinner will be held Wednesday, October 8th, at the Canadian Club.

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  • Washington County Retired Teachers Association
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  • Knit 2gether Knitting and Yarn Craft Group
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: September 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Vermont Room
    Description: Work on projects, socialize and share advice. All experience levels and ages welcome!
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  • Game Night
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: September 17, 2014 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
  • Book Group
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: September 17, 2014 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Conference Room
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  • Wrap Program
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: September 18, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: onference Room
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  • Magic: the Gathering; games and tournaments
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: September 20, 2014 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Teen Room
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Events on September 21, 2014
  • The Barre Partnership
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: September 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
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Events on September 22, 2014
  • Knit 2gether Knitting and Yarn Craft Group
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: September 22, 2014 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Vermont Room
    Description: Work on projects, socialize and share advice. All experience levels and ages welcome!
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Events on September 23, 2014
  • Alzheimer's Assoc.
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: September 23, 2014 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Conference Room
    Description: Alzheimer support group
  • Barre Reads "Wonder by R.J. Palacio" Opening Ceremony
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: September 23, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
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Events on September 24, 2014
  • Osher
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: September 24, 2014 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: Bess O'Brien: The Hungry Heart
  • Greater Barre Democrats
    Starts: 5:15 pm
    Ends: September 24, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
  • Service Club Meeting
    Starts: 5:15 pm
    Ends: September 24, 2014 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Conference Room
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Events on September 25, 2014
  • Wrap Program
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: September 25, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: onference Room
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  • Teen Movie Night
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: September 26, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
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  • Knit 2gether Knitting and Yarn Craft Group
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: September 29, 2014 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Vermont Room
    Description: Work on projects, socialize and share advice. All experience levels and ages welcome!
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  • VSA Vermont's Start with the Arts
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: September 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: Meeting
 

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