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Today at the library

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Please join us during normal business hours to browse our extensive selection of materials, or to take advantage of the other great services we offer!

Special Upcoming Events

Jul2

Library Closed - Independence Day Celebration (Saturday 1:00pm)

Join the Library in the Independence Day Parade!

Jul12

European Cathedrals (Tuesday 6:30pm)

Join Blaine Cliver as he guides us through the cathedrals of Europe.

Jul27

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Discussion Group (Wednesday 3:30pm)

Join Ms. Fjeld for discussion of "The Thing About Jellyfish" by Ali Benjamin.
Please sign up by stopping at or calling the Library.
247-8230

Aug2

French for kids with Phoebe (Tuesday 10:00am)

Join Phoebe for a story and song all in French!

Aug3

Wonderful World of Bats (Wednesday 10:00am)

"The Wonderful World of Bats" brings kids into the exotic world of bats. Audiences learn how vital bats are for maintaining a healthy environment (did you know that a Little Brown Bat eats up to 1000 mosquitoes in one night?). Via interactive dialogue and slides, children move beyond old stereotypes, to an understanding of the importance of bats for farmers, fruit growers, the rain forest, and us. See vivid photos of tropical fruit bats, the vampire bat, and some of our local bats. We will learn about bats in our attics, vampire bats, bat eyesight, echolocation, migration and hibernation. Eyes light up at such phenomenal creatures as Townsend’s Big Eared Bat, and the Pallid Bat. We will also listen to bat echolocation calls that are slowed down through a bat detector.
Children will create bat tee shirts (shirts available for $4.00, or bring your own).

Aug10

Catapults with Sue! (Wednesday 10:00am)

Join Sue Webster for a fun morning of catapult making and a catapult contest!

Aug10

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Discussion Group (Wednesday 3:30pm)

Join Ms. Fjeld for discussion of "The Seventh Most Important Thing" by Shelley Pearsall.
Please sign up by stopping at or calling the Library.
247-8230

Aug16

French for kids with Phoebe (Tuesday 10:00am)

Join Phoebe for a story and song all in French!

Aug18

Tea Party with Miss Debbie (Thursday 10:00am)

All current, future, and former Preschoolers are cordially invited to Miss Debbie's Tea Party!
Wear your bow tie or your fancy hat and congregate at the library for a morning of tea and stories.

Aug23

French for kids with Phoebe (Tuesday 10:00am)

Join Phoebe for a story and song all in French!

Library News

Passport to Vermont Libraries

Explore Vermont’s libraries with The Vermont Library Association’s Passport to Vermont Libraries.

This summer from June first to September first, over one hundred Vermont public and academic libraries will be handing out passports in the second annual Passport to Vermont Libraries program, encouraging patrons to visit some of Vermont’s unique, beautiful and creative libraries.
Local libraries will offer passport stamps and small prizes. Three patrons statewide (adult, young adult, child) will receive Vermont Library Ambassador awards for visiting the most libraries. New this year is a special award for the librarian who visits the most Vermont libraries.

Patrons are encouraged to post pictures and stories on the VLAs facebook page http://facebook.com/vermontpassport

More details about the program are available at http://vermontlibraries.org/passport

Library Board Meetings

The Library Board of Trustees meets every 3rd Wednesday at 8:30am in the upstairs conference room.  Any interested parties are welcomed to attend.

Magic: the Gathering Drop-In Gaming

Every Wednesday at 3:30pm!

Parks/Museum Passes

Vermont State Parks and Vermont’s Historic Sites
The State Parks Pass and Historic Sites Pass admit one vehicle holding up to 8 people FREE to any Vermont State Park or Vermont Historic Site for one day.

The ECHO pass admits up to 4 people for $4 per person to the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center.

The Shelburne Museum Pass admits up to 2 adults and 4 children free.

The Vermont History Museum pass allows free entry to the Vermont History Museum and Vermont Heritage Galleries.

Free, Personalized Computer Help

The library offers free, personalized computer help.

Molly is available by appointment.
Stop by or call the library to sign up.

BFPL Seed Library

The BFPL Seed Library is open!

For more information on what a Seed Library is and how to use ours, visit our website: http://www.bfplseedlibrary.org

Library Book Sale

The Brandon Library Book Sale is open during the months of May through October.

Do you shop on Amazon? Think of us next time you do!

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New Materials

New Fiction

  • Before the Fall Noah Hawley
  • The Moor’s Account Laila Lalami
  • The Girls Emma Cline

New Non-Fiction

  • Attracting Native Pollinators: The Xerces Soc. Guide, Protecting North America’s Bees & Butterflies The Xerces Society
  • Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship Isabel Vincent
  • Life Without a Recipe: A Memoir of Food and Family Diana Abu-Jaber

New Audio/Video

  • The Von Trapp Family - A Life Of Music (DVD) Rosemary Harris (Actor), Matthew MacFadyen (Actor), Ben Verbong (Director)
  • Dodgers (CD) Bill Beverly
  • The Lady in the Van (DVD) Pandora Colin (Actor), Marion Bailey (Actor), Nicholas Hytner (Director, Producer)

Online Resources

If you have questions about any of the resources listed below, or for help getting registered,
please call us at 247-8230 or come on in!