Events

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.

Senior Day

First Wednesday of each month at 1:30pm from autumn through spring.

Reading Circle Book Group

Third Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm.

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

First Thursday of each month in the teen room at 4:00pm.

Game Nights

Third Wednesday of each month from 4-7.

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.

Hours

Main Branch
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

Upcoming Events

January  2015
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Events on January 4, 2015
  • Postponed Crafting with Old Clothes- Living and Learning Series
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: January 4, 2015 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: Morgaine Bell will show us how to turn old t-shirts, sweat-shirts and other old clothes into new and useful items. We will be working with scissors and needles so supervision will be needed for children. Due to weather we will meet next Sunday Jan. 11th
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Events on January 5, 2015
  • Story Time
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: January 5, 2015 - 11:30 am
    Location: Katherine Paterson Children's Room
    Description: Stories, songs, and crafts for infants through preschool-age children.
  • Knit 2gether Knitting and Craft Group
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: January 5, 2015 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Vermont Room
    Description: Work on projects, socialize and share advice. All experience levels and ages welcome!
  • Shares Caring Hearts
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: January 5, 2015 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Conference Room
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Events on January 6, 2015
  • Story Time
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: January 6, 2015 - 11:30 am
    Location: Katherine Paterson Children's Room
    Description: Stories, songs, and crafts for infants through preschool-age children.
  • Story Time in East Barre
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: January 6, 2015 - 11:30 am
    Location: York Branch Library
    Description: Stories and songs for kids of all ages.
  • Matthewson Playground Committee
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: January 6, 2015 - 6:30 pm
    Location: Conference Room
  • Edward Jones
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: January 6, 2015 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Milne Room
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Events on January 7, 2015
  • Senior Day
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: January 7, 2015 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: Ian Gauthier playing the bagpipes and sharing a few jokes. Light refreshments will be served after the program.
  • Conference Room Reserved
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: January 7, 2015 - 6:30 pm
    Location: Conference Room
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Events on January 9, 2015
  • Retirement Party
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: January 9, 2015 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
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Events on January 11, 2015
  • Crafting with Old Clothes Workshop
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: January 11, 2015 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: Morgaine Bell will lead this hands on workshop using a variety of materials to repurpose and upcycle used clothing. Turn t-shirts, sweatpants, and other used apparel into something new and useful. If you have knits, trims or scissors you'd like to use for your project, bring them along. **We will be using rotary cutters, needles and sewing tools. Close adult supervision is required for children.
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Events on January 12, 2015
  • Story Time
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: January 12, 2015 - 11:30 am
    Location: Katherine Paterson Children's Room
    Description: Stories, songs, and crafts for infants through preschool-age children.
  • Knit 2gether Knitting and Craft Group
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: January 12, 2015 - 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 January 13, 2015
  • Story Time in East Barre
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: January 13, 2015 - 11:30 am
    Location: York Branch Library
    Description: Stories and songs for kids of all ages.
  • Story Time
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: January 13, 2015 - 11:30 am
    Location: Katherine Paterson Children's Room
    Description: Stories, songs, and crafts for infants through preschool-age children.
  • Paletteers
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: January 13, 2015 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
  • Friends of the Aldrich Library Mtg.
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: January 13, 2015 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Conference Room
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Events on January 14, 2015
  • Staff Meeting
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: January 14, 2015 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Conference Room
  • Granite City Farmers Market
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: January 15, 2015 - 8:00 am
    Location: Milne Room
  • Pre-Diabetes Prevention Program
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: January 14, 2015 - 6:30 pm
    Location: Conference Room
  • BYSA Football
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: January 14, 2015 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Conference Room
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Events on January 15, 2015
  • Aldrich Library Board of Trustees Meeting
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: January 15, 2015 - 9:30 am
    Location: Conference Room
  • Quilters
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: January 15, 2015 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Conference Room
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Events on January 16, 2015
  • DELAYED LIBRARY OPENING - 1:00pm
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: January 17, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Milne Room reserved for retirement party
    Starts: 11:30 am
    Ends: January 16, 2015 - 12:30 pm
    Location: Milne Room
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Events on January 19, 2015
  • Knit 2gether Knitting and Craft Group
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: January 19, 2015 - 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 January 20, 2015
  • Story Time
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: January 20, 2015 - 11:30 am
    Location: Katherine Paterson Children's Room
    Description: Stories, songs, and crafts for infants through preschool-age children.
  • Story Time in East Barre
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: January 20, 2015 - 11:30 am
    Location: York Branch Library
    Description: Stories and songs for kids of all ages.
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Events on January 21, 2015
  • Book Discussion Group
    Starts: 6:30 am
    Ends: January 21, 2015 - 8:00 am
    Location: Conference Room
  • Score
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: January 21, 2015 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
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Events on January 24, 2015
  • Reserved- Milne Room
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: January 24, 2015 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
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Events on January 26, 2015
  • Story Time
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: January 26, 2015 - 11:30 am
    Location: Katherine Paterson Children's Room
    Description: Stories, songs, and crafts for infants through preschool-age children.
  • Knit 2gether Knitting and Craft Group
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: January 26, 2015 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Vermont Room
    Description: Work on projects, socialize and share advice. All experience levels and ages welcome!
  • 350 Vermont
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: January 26, 2015 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
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Events on January 27, 2015
  • Story Time in East Barre
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: January 27, 2015 - 11:00 am
    Location: York Branch Library
    Description: Stories and songs for kids of all ages.
  • Story Time
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: January 27, 2015 - 11:30 am
    Location: Katherine Paterson Children's Room
    Description: Stories, songs, and crafts for infants through preschool-age children.
  • Family Game Night
    Starts: 4:30 pm
    Ends: January 27, 2015 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: Family Game Night, Come and play with your family and friends.
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Events on January 28, 2015
  • Staff Meeting
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: January 28, 2015 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Conference Room
  • Score
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: January 28, 2015 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
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Events on January 30, 2015
  • Winter Banquet to Benefit The Aldrich Public Library
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: January 30, 2015 - 10:00 pm
    Location: Elks Lodge, 10 Jefferson Street, Barre, VT 05641, United States
    Description: Featuring a variety of hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Friends of the Aldrich Library at 5:30 pm, a beef tenderloin dinner as only the Elks staff can prepare at 6:30 pm, and ice cream donated by Ben & Jerry’s, followed by a lively auction featuring the incomparable David Sanguinetti. All of the proceeds help the Friends sponsor library programs for all ages throughout the year.Tickets may be purchased at the Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St., Barre 05641, at $25 per person.
  • Poetry Slam
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: January 30, 2015 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: Come again, Read your poems, Listen to others, Share the fun with John Poeton
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Events on January 31, 2015
  • Book Reading Carol Noyes
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: January 31, 2015 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Milne Room
    Description: Book reading

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