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.

Story Hour

Main Branch: Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:30am.
York Branch: Tuesdays at 10:30am.

Summer Authors

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.

Senior Day

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.

Game Nights

Fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm.

Poetry Slams

Multigenerational poetry slams with pizza and prizes. Last Friday of the month, four months per year, at 6pm. Check the calendar for details.


Main Library
Monday: 12 - 8
Tuesday: 12 - 8
Wednesday: 12 - 8
Thursday: 10 - 6
Friday: 12 - 6
Saturday: 10 - 4 (winter)

York Branch
Tuesday: 9 - 12
Wednesday: 1 - 5
Saturday: 10 - 1

Support the Library


December 2016

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Knitting & Fiber Craft Drop-In Group
  • Aldrich Staff Appreciation Dinner
  • Paletteers
  • Magic: the Gathering group
  • Story Hour
  • Share's Caring Hearts
  • Vermont Department of Health Tabacco Control Program
  • Story Time in East Barre
  • Story Hour
  • Composting Association of Vermont
  • Mathewson Playground
  • Paleteers Holiday Party
  • Spanish Conversation Group
  • Senior Day
  • Lego Club
  • Greater Barre Democrats
  • Game Night (1st Wed of month)
  • Knitting & Fiber Craft Drop-In Group
  • Paletteers
  • Magic: the Gathering group
  • Paletteers Fall Art Show - ending and take down
  • 2nd Saturday Classic Film Series - Movie Showing
  • Story Hour
  • Bottle flipping
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Barre Promise Community
  • Story Time in East Barre
  • Story Hour
  • More Fun to DIY: Coloring greeting cards
  • Spanish Conversation Group
  • Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountain/ Community 245
  • Star Wars: Rogue readers event
  • Art jam (2nd Wednesday of the month)
  • Genealogy Group
  • Knitting & Fiber Craft Drop-In Group
  • Paletteers
  • Magic: the Gathering group
  • Santa at the Library
  • Story Hour
  • Good Beginnings
  • Nanowrimo wrap-up party (tentative date)
  • Story Time in East Barre
  • Story Hour
  • Spanish Conversation Group
  • Lego Club
  • Reading Circle Book Group
  • Knitting & Fiber Craft Drop-In Group
  • Magic: the Gathering group
  • Closed
  • Closed
  • Closed
  • Story Time in East Barre
  • Story Hour
  • Kid's "Narnia" Party
  • Spanish Conversation Group
  • Friends of the Aldrich Public Library
  • Lego Club
  • Knitting & Fiber Craft Drop-In Group
  • Magic: the Gathering group
  • Closed

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