Aldrich hosts the following events series. All programs are free and open to the public.
A full calendar including special and regularly scheduled events is available here.
Main Branch: Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:30am.
York Branch: Tuesdays at 10:30am.
Every Wednesday throughout the summer at 6:00pm. Video of past author talks available here.
Second Saturday Classic Film Series
Second Saturdays at 1:30 from November through February Film expert and Savoy Theater co-founder Rick Winston hosts these screenings and discussions of some of Hollywood’s most iconic creations. Screenings are free and light refreshments are provided. Upcoming in the series: The Trouble With Harry – November 12: Alfred Hitchcock’s dry comedy was shot partially in Craftsbury Common and Morrisville, and had its 1956 premiere here at the Paramount Theater in Barre. John Forsythe and Shirley MacLaine (in her first appearance) star in a story involving a dead body that won’t stay buried. Casablanca – December 10: The 1942 classic contains some of film history’s most quoted lines. It’s a wartime thriller and romance, done with humor and style. With Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Claude Rains. Pat and Mike – January 14: Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn teamed up in seven films, and this 1952 comedy about a star athlete and her shady sports promoter is one of their best. It was written by the team of Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon, and was directed by George Cukor. East of Eden – Feburary 11: James Dean shot to stardom with his first film in 1955, directed by Elia Kazan from John Steinbeck’s epic novel about a California farming family at the time of World War I. Dean plays Cal Trask, who desperately seeks approval from his stern father, played by Raymond Massey.
First Wednesday of each month at 1:30pm from spring through autumn.
Reading Circle Book Group
Third Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm. Meets on the third Tuesday in June, July, and August to allow attendance at the Summer Authors Series on Wednesdays.
It's More Fun to DIY
A crafting series focusing on all the things you could buy but are more fun and personal to make yourself. No experience necessary and all supplies are provided. All ages are welcome, though the series targets teens and anyone under 12 must be accompanied by a helpful adult.
Living and Learning Series
An eclectic collection of workshops on topics ranging from tree pruning to book making. First Sunday of each month at 1pm from autumn through spring.
Summer meals for kids
Free lunch and snack in the Katherine Paterson Children's Room for anyone age 18 and younger. Monday through Friday at noon and 2pm throughout the summer.
Kids Summer Crafts
Every Tuesday and Thursday in the Milne Community Room at 1pm.
Teen Advisory Council
Third Thursday of each month in the teen room at 4:15pm.
Fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm.
Multigenerational poetry slams with pizza and prizes. Last Friday of the month, four months per year, at 6pm. Check the calendar for details.