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.

Fourth Sunday Classic Film Series

Fourth Sundays at 3pm from January through May (except March). Film expert and Savoy Theatre Founder Rick Winston hosts these screenings of some of Hollywood's most iconic creations. Screenings are free and light refreshments are provided. Upcoming in the series:
Rear Window - February 28th: In Alfred Hitchcock's suspense masterpiece, a wheelchair bound photographer (James Stewart) spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. With Grace Kelly and Thelma Ritter.
Roman Holiday - April 24th: A bored and sheltered princess (Audrey Hepburn, in her first starring role) escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman (Gregory Peck) in Rome. Directed by William Wyler.
Key Largo - May 22nd: A disillusioned World War II vet (Humphrey Bogart) visits hisold friend's hotel and finds a gangster (Edward G. Robinson) running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other. Directed by John Huston, with Lauren Bacall and Lionel Barrymore.

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.


The library will be closed on Friday, November 11 for Veterans Day

Main Library
Monday: 12 - 8
Tuesday: 12 - 8
Wednesday: 12 - 8
Thursday: 10 - 6
Friday: 12 - 6
Saturday: 10 - 1

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

Support the Library


October 2016

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Main library closed for floor refinishing
  • Coin Drop fundraiser
  • Main library closed for floor refinishing
  • Main library closed for floor refinishing
  • Agency of Education
  • Story Time in East Barre
  • Mathewson Playground
  • Social Security Workshop
  • Aldrich Staff Meeting
  • Senior Day
  • Lego Club
  • Greater Barre Democrats
  • Vermont Humanities Council
  • Magic: the Gathering group
  • Paletteers Fall Art Show - registration
  • Paletteers Fall Art Show - registration and set up
  • Closed
  • Story Time in East Barre
  • Promise Community Meeting
  • Paletteers Membership Meeting
  • Spanish Conversation Group
  • More Fun to DIY: Steampunk tophats
  • Lego Club
  • Washington County Retired Teachers
  • Central VT Building Bright Futres
  • Magic: the Gathering group
  • Good Beginnings
  • Story Time in East Barre
  • Toastmasters
  • Spanish Conversation Group
  • Aldrich Staff Inservice Training
  • Lego Club
  • Reading Circle Book Group
  • Genealogy Group
  • Vermont Humanities Council
  • Magic: the Gathering group
  • Verrmont Council on Reading
  • Estey Organ Concert
  • YA Halloween lock-in
  • D.O.E.
  • Music To Be Elected By
  • Story Time in East Barre
  • Spanish Conversation Group
  • Friends of the Aldrich Public Library
  • Lego Club
  • Barre Energy Commiittee
  • State of Vermont - Training
  • Knitting and Fiber Craft Drop-In Group
  • Magic: the Gathering group
  • Poetry Slam
  • Nanowrimo kickoff

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