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Today at the library

12:30pm

Brandon Sits! Community Meditation

A weekly meditation circle - no experience is necessary. This is for anyone who:

-has been hearing about meditation's benefits and wants to give it a try but doesn't know where to start

-could use the structure of a regular meditation session to support their new practice

-is a regular meditator who would enjoy sitting in the company or other meditators, or

-would simply savor a brief, silent interlude in the busyness of their day

We will be sitting on chairs but if you want to bring your own meditation cushion please feel free. New to meditation? Welcome! Please plan to arrive the first time at 12:30 and you'll receive an orientation to and guidance in mindfulness meditation to help you get started. Sit for 10 minutes, 20 minutes or more. Come when you can, leave when you wish. Questions? Call the Library or AnnMarie Roth at Nourish Your Purpose (247-5300)

3:30pm

Magic: the Gathering Drop-In Gaming

Do you play Magic: the Gathering? Come to the library to show your stuff! New to tabletop gaming or trading card games? No problem! Come try out Magic: The Gathering at Brandon Library.

Both new and experienced players of all ages are welcome.

Every Wednesday

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.

The Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum pass admits a family for free to the museum.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum pass admits 2 adults and accompanying children.

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

  • The Cavendon Luck Barbara Taylor Bradford
  • The Moor’s Account Laila Lalami
  • The Devil’s Cold Dish Eleanor Kuhns

New Non-Fiction

  • Backyard Beekeeper - An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden Kim Flottum
  • The Dog Merchants: Inside the Big Business of Breeders, Pet Stores, and Rescuers Kim Kavin
  • You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life Jen Sincero

New Audio/Video

  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever (CD) Bill O'Reilly
  • Midnight Sun (CD) Jo Nesbo
  • The Choice (DVD) Benjamin Walker (Actor), Teresa Palmer (Actor), Ross Katz (Director)

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!