Spring Break week at the library

This week at Aldrich is packed!

popsicle-155205_150For Kids:

Monday 1pm: Brown Bag Bins (crafts)
Tuesday 1pm: Movie and Popsicles (call 476-7550 for movie title)
Wednesday 1pm:  CD Etch Art 
Thursday 1pm: Paper Mosaics 
Friday 1pm: Fancy Mother’s Day Cards


For Teens:minecraft

Thursday 11am – 5pm: Minecraft tournament in the teen room




knittingFor all ages (adults included):

Monday 6pm: Knit 2gether Knitting Group

Friday 6pm: Poetry Slam

Palletteers Art Show all week long

Friends of the Library Book Sale Friday and Saturday

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Fine free for National Library Week

April 13-19 is National Library Week.  We’re celebrating by going fine free all week long, so dig out those overdue library books, bring them back to us, and find your next adventure at the library!

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Food As Medicine: Using Local Foods with Lisa Mase

Tune into seasonal cooking and healing food combinations.  Lisa Mase is the owner of Harmonized Cookery and is a whole foods cooking educator, food writer, translator, and herbalist.  Check out her website to see what an amazing resource Lisa is!

Date: Friday, April 11

Time: 2 – 3:30pm

Place: Milne Community Room

Free and open to the public. Part of our monthly Living and Learning series.

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Graphic Novel Group: My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer, by Derf Backderf

This Thursday, April 10, our monthly graphic novel discussion group continues with My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf.  Slate calls it “one of the most thought-provoking comics released in a long time.”  In this meticulously researched book, writer and artist Backderf chronicles his high school years with Jeffrey Dahmer before the latter began his life as a serial killer.  It traces the roots of Dahmer’s tortured adulthood and asks cutting questions about society’s response to troubled youth.

4:30pm: Movie – The Dahmer Files

6pm: Pizza and discussion

Copies of the book are available now at the library – please read before attending to participate in discussion.  This event is free and open to all, though parental discretion is advised due to the adult subject matter in this month’s selection.

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Game Night this Friday


The first one was so good, we had to host another!  Join us for Game Night this Friday, April 4, from 5-7 pm in the Milne Room (downstairs).

Food and games will be provided, but feel free to bring a favorite game to share.  We have everything from Uno to Risk, Connect Four to Catan.  It’s totally free, and everyone is welcome.


Sponsored by the Aldrich Teen Advisory Council.

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Readings with Local Poets April 2, 2014

In honor of National Poetry Month in April, Aldrich is hosting local poets for a reading of their work as part of our ongoing Senior Day series.  Poets include Patricia Belding, Drusilla May, Sylvia Relation, Barbara Anne Trowbridge, Beth Warrell, and Joan Carrigan reading Nelia Spinelli.

1:30pm in the Milne Room.  Light refreshments after.  Free and open to all.


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Spring Fling

Spring Fling

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Graphic Novel and a Movie, Thurs. 2/27

Three Sherlocks - which is your favorite?This month, we’re reading, watching, and discussing Sherlock Holmes! Which Sherlock is your favorite – gritty Robert Downey Jr., coldly clever Benedict Cumberbatch, or classic Basil Rathbone? As a companion to the movie, we’re reading Ian Edgington’s graphic adaptation of The Sign of the Four. Copies are available now at the library – please read the book ahead of time so you can come ready to discuss.

Movie: 4pm in the Milne Room

Pizza and Discussion: 6pm

Date: Thursday, 2/27/14

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The Art of Freedom and Protest

The Milne Gallery is proud to host a limited showing of local artist Sofia Shatkivska's charcoal work. The protests in Ukraine inspired Sofia Shatkivska to draw images to capture the turmoil, the darkness, and the horror of the people rising up to stop the old oppression from starting again.

There will be an opening reception Saturday, February 8 from 10am to 1pm. The show closes Thursday, February 13.

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Senior Day: Exploding Stegasaurus Rhythm Bones

Here’s a preview of our next Senior Day presentation. Ari Erlbaum will be with us this Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 1:30 to share some homemade rhythm and music. It’s free as always, and refreshments will be served. Don’t miss it!

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April  2014
Events on April 25, 2014
  • Art Show - Paletteers
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: April 26, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Spring Book Sale by Friends of the Aldrich Library
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: April 25, 2014 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
  • Barre Lego Club
    Starts: 3:30 pm
    Ends: April 25, 2014 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
  • Poetry Slam
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 25, 2014 - 8:00 pm
    Location: First Floor Foyer
Events on April 26, 2014
  • Art Show - Paletteers
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: April 27, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Spring Book Sale
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: April 26, 2014 - 3:30 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: Friend noon to 5:30 Fri ; 10 to 3:00 pm Sat. 10 to 3:00April25 and 26
Events on April 28, 2014
  • Art Show - Paletteers
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: April 29, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Knit 2gether Knitting Group
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: April 28, 2014 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Conference Room
    Description: This is for folks with any knitting experience or none! Come work on projects, socialize and share advice. All ages welcome.
Events on April 29, 2014
  • Art Show - Paletteers
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: April 30, 2014 - 12:00 am
Events on April 30, 2014
  • Art Show - Paletteers
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: May 1, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Barre Democrats
    Starts: 5:15 pm
    Ends: April 30, 2014 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room

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