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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

Jun1

Book Discussion - No One Cares About Crazy People (Thursday 6:00pm)

New York Times-bestselling author Ron Powers offers a searching, richly researched narrative of the social history of mental illness in America paired with the deeply personal story of his two sons' battles with schizophrenia.

Please join us at the Brandon Town Hall for what is sure to be a thought-provoking discussion of his new book: No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America

Jun13

Bill Powers Plane Crash Talk (Tuesday 6:30pm)

On October 2, 1957 an Army aircraft, Beaver L-20, carrying four army officers departed New York City bound for Burlington, Vermont. Their intent was to visit one their subordinate facilities there. Due to inclement weather, the plane veered from its intended route and crashed in the mountains of Chittenden, Rutland County, Vermont. An extensive search located the site 10 days later. There were no survivors.
About fifty years later, the family of the deceased pilot wanted to know where their father and grandfather had lost his life in service of his country. This presentation summarizes the quest and efforts to locate the long lost crash site, despite every official report providing the wrong location. The years of search efforts and the final unconventional method used to locate the crash site and the peace that was brought to the pilot’s family is the essence of the presentation.

Jun14

NEW! Book Discussion Series (Wednesday 7:00pm)

Join us for our book discussion series. We'll have multiple copies of the books available; stop in a grab yours!
June 14 @ 7pm - "Under the Banner of Heaven" by John Krakauer
July 19 @ 7pm - "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" by Ken Kesey
August 30 @ 7pm - "The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War" by Michael Shaara
September 20 @ 7pm - "Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania" by Erik Larson

Jul12

Bees & Beekeeping (Wednesday 2:00pm)

Come to the Library and learn all about bees, why they are important, and how beekeepers do their job! See all of the components of a hive and learn about how bees exist in their colonies.
Fun for the entire family!

Jul19

Solar Oven Workshop (Wednesday 2:00pm)

Join us to learn about solar ovens. Construct one and make s'mores!

Aug2

Meet the Vermont Birds of Prey (Wednesday 2:00pm)

Join us at the Brandon Town Hall for Vermont Raptors!
Three to four live hawks, owls, and falcons will come for a face-to-face exploration of what it takes to be a raptor.

Regularly Scheduled Events

Brandon Sits! Community Meditation

Wednesdays

12:30pm -

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)

Friday Movies on the Big Screen

Fridays

1:30pm -

Bring a friend and enjoy a free movie screening on the big screen upstairs. Call the Library for titles. Popcorn provided!

Magic: the Gathering Drop-In Gaming

Wednesdays

3:30pm -

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

Preschool Story Time with Miss Debbie

Fridays

3:00pm -

Join Miss Debbie at 3pm for songs and stories!

Tuesday Morning Story Hour

Tuesdays

9:30am -

Join Jill every Tuesday for Story Time for kids ages 0-5. Read a book, do a craft, sing a song....

Photos

Story Time With Deb Lendway

Story Time with Deb Lendway

Stories and Crafts with Allison and Stacey

Stories and Crafts with Allison and Stacey

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Storyhour with Deb Lendway