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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

3:30pm

Vermiculture

Learn about vermiculture at the Library! You'll also learn how to make your own paper pots for gardening with Joel Tate.

Special Upcoming Events

Apr27

4th Friday Game night! (Friday 6:00pm)

Join us for our 4th Friday Game Night. Bring your family, bring your friends, or just bring yourself - we'll have lots of games for all ages. 4th Friday of every month, January through May. 6-8pm at the Library

May2

Gettysburg 101 - RESCHEDULED (Wednesday 7:00pm)

Come and learn about Gettysburg! This program will cover the basics for anyone who needs a Gettysburg 101 by local historian Kevin Thornton. This program is in concert with the Brandon Rec. Gettysburg trip this summer.

Brandon Library Rescheduled date: Wednesday, 5/2 @7pm

May15

Book Discussion - In the Garden of Beasts (Tuesday 7:00pm)

Join us for a discussion of "In the Garden of Beasts: Love, terror, and an American family in Hitler's Berlin" by Erik Larson at 7pm.

May16

Creative Correspondence (Wednesday 3:30pm)

Learn how to make and send strange correspondence using homemade paper and handmade envelopes. We will provide stamps.

May25

4th Friday Game night! (Friday 6:00pm)

Join us for our 4th Friday Game Night. Bring your family, bring your friends, or just bring yourself - we'll have lots of games for all ages. 4th Friday of every month, January through May. 6-8pm at the Library

Library News

Express Book Bag

Too busy to pick books to read? Let a librarian do it for you! Fill out the brief form below, and we will prepare a bag of three books for you to pick up at the library on the date your specify. Please allow 2 business days, excluding holidays.
https://tinyurl.com/y88saru8

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.

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 $7 per person to the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center.

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.

Green Mountain Storyville pass admits 4 children.

Shelburne Museum pass admits 2 adults and accompanying children under 17.

Free, Personalized Computer Help

The library offers free, personalized computer help.

Molly and Joni are available by appointment.
Stop by or call the library to sign up.

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 Disappeared (Joe Pickett #18) C.J. Box
  • The Bishop’s Pawn (Cotton Malone #13) Steve Berry
  • The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood #1) Melissa Albert

New Non-Fiction

  • The Last Black Unicorn Tiffany Haddish
  • I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara, Gillian Flynn
  • I’ve Been Thinking . . .: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life Maria Shriver

New Audio/Video

  • The Darkest Hour (DVD) Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas
  • Suburbicon (DVD) Julianne Moore, Matt Damon, and Oscar Isaac
  • Lady Bird (DVD) Saoirse Ronan

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!