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Today at the library

There are no events scheduled for today.

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

Jun30

Year of the Birds 2018 (Saturday 5:00pm)

Celebrate the Year of the Birds! On display at the Library for the month of June are Sue Wetmore's beautiful bird photographs.

Jun30

Eric Wegar Paintings (Saturday 5:00pm)

On display for the month of June at the Library - paintings by Eric Wegar. A portion of sales proceeds are donated back to the Library!

Jul3

Summer Reading Program Begins (Tuesday 10:00am)

Our Summer Reading Program begins in July! We are jam-packed with programs and fun events. Grab a flier at the library and keep an eye on the website!

Jul5

Pan for Gold! (Thursday 3:00pm)

Learn how to prospect for gold and a little about the Gold Rush. Did you know Vermont is a great place to pan for gold? Find out more! Great for elementary aged kids.

Jul6

Make Your Own Clay Earth (Friday 3:00pm)

Build your own tiny version of our planet layer by layer. Great for elementary aged kids

Jul10

Ban This Book! w/Chris Naylor (Tuesday 3:00pm)

Learn about banned books with Chris Naylor. The Whys and Wheres....how many can you find in your library? Great for upper elementary and middle school aged kids. Two-part series, July 10 & 11

Jul11

Ban This Book! w/Chris Naylor (Wednesday 3:00pm)

Learn about banned books with Chris Naylor. The Whys and Wheres....how many can you find in your library? Great for upper elementary and middle school aged kids. Two-part series, July 10 & 11

Jul12

LEGO Challenge w/ Ms Fjeld (Thursday 3:00pm)

Join Ms Fjeld for an afternoon of LEGO challenges!

Jul13

Catapults! (Friday 3:00pm)

Make your own catapult with Sue - how far will yours fling?

Jul14

Kids’ Music w/ Ethan Nelson (Saturday 10:00am)

Join Ethan for a fun musical morning!

Jul18

Little Fingers Sewing w/Beth (Wednesday 3:00pm)

Join Beth for some basic sewing for little fingers. Registration is recommended

Jul19

LEGO Challenge w/ Ms Fjeld (Thursday 3:00am)

Join Ms Fjeld for an afternoon of LEGO challenges!

Jul20

Birdsong w/Sue (Friday 3:00pm)

Join our infamous Brandon Birder, Sue Wetmore to learn all about birdsong!

Jul21

Local Heroes Story Time (Saturday 10:00am)

Join us for our monthly local heroes story time! An officer from the Brandon PD will read a story and give a tour of their police vehicle.

Jul25

Little Fingers Sewing w/Beth (Wednesday 3:00pm)

Join Beth for some basic sewing for little fingers! Registration is recommended

Jul25

Bees & Beekeeping w/Fred (Wednesday 3:00pm)

Join us again for this hugely popular program - Fred will teach us all about bees and beekeeping.

Jul26

Make Your Own Clay Earth (Thursday 3:00pm)

Build your own tiny version of our planet layer by layer. Great for elementary aged kids

Jul27

Pan for Gold! (Friday 3:00pm)

Learn how to prospect for gold and a little about the Gold Rush. Did you know Vermont is a great place to pan for gold? Find out more! Great for young kids.

Aug1

Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate (Wednesday 9:30am)

Join us for our Summer Program Finale at the Brandon Town Hall! Rockin' Ron is always a favorite!

Aug10

Tea Party w/ Miss Debbie (Friday 10:00am)

Join us on the lawn for Miss Debbie's famous tea party! Wear your bow tie or fancy hat.

Oct13

1st Annual Masquerade Ball (Saturday 7:00pm)

Join us for our 1st annual Masquerade Ball, hosted at the Brandon Town Hall.
Tickets: Adults, Seniors & Students $12. If in costume $10. Couples $20. If in costume $18. Students 16 & under, in costume FREE. This fundraiser is co-sponsored by FOTH and the Brandon Free Public Library.
Prizes for best costumes, 1 free drink ticket included with admission, along with a cash bar. Punch & snacks and some great DJ music for your dancing pleasure by our very own Bill Moore.
Sponsored by Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, National Bank of Middlebury, Omya, Inc., and NFP Insurance.

Library News

Extended Due Dates - No Fines!

During construction season we understand that it can be tough to get to the library. To make things a little easier on our patrons we are extending due dates on all materials and eliminating DVD fines. (Parks/Museum Passes excluded)

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

  • Crimson Lake (Crimson Lake #1) Candice Fox
  • The Good Pilot, Peter Woodhouse Alexander McCall Smith
  • Alternate Side Anna Quindlen

New Non-Fiction

  • Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet Claire L. Evans
  • I’ve Been Thinking . . .: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life Maria Shriver
  • The Last Black Unicorn Tiffany Haddish

New Audio/Video

  • Murder on the Orient Express (DVD) Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Penélope Cruz, Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., and Daisy Ridley
  • Lady Bird (DVD) Saoirse Ronan
  • Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri (DVD) Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell

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!