Jesmyn Ward’s novel Sing, Unburied, Sing won the 2017 National Book Award — a copy of it is on the library’s shelves. A novel about 21 century rural Mississippi, it’s an also a very American story of culture and family.

Ward’s Fresh Air interview can be linked here.

Susan Sawyer will share her book, Tuesday, December 5, at 6:30 pm. The library has new books, a permanent collection, and free-to-use interlibrary loan services.

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Susan Sawyer and Other Info

A frosty and sunny morning in Woodbury!

Local naturalist, author, artist, and photographer Susan Sawyer will share her new book, A Guide to the Natural History of the Northern Rivers Land Trust Area, with a presentation and signing on Tuesday, December 5, at 6:30 p.m., at the Woodbury Library. (This date was rescheduled from November 29.)

Here’s a sampling of some reads at the Woodbury Community Library. Our circulation now includes new books by both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, the latest releases from Dan Brown, Archor Mayor, Louise Penny, and John Grisham; Caroline, a fictional rendition of Caroline Ingalls from The Little House on the Prairie fame; mysteries by Donna Leon and Vaseem Khan; new fiction The Leavers by Lisa Ko, and Heather Harpham’s terrific memoir The Crooked Little Road to Happiness.

For children, a beautifully illustrated biography of E. B. White, Katherine Paterson’s latest book, My Brigadista Year, lots of picture books and middle readers.

Interlibrary loan services are available to all users without a fee.

Unable to reach the library during open hours? Email the library at woodburyvermontlibrary@gmail.com, and we’ll get your requests to you.

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Adopt-an-Author

Kudos to the Woodbury community. At this writing, 14 authors — from novelists to essayists to poets — have been formally “adopted.” The program asks library users to purchase new releases from their favorite authors, who include Katherine Patterson, Jeffrey Lent, and Woodbury’s own Sean Prentiss.

The first book on the library shelves courtesy of this program is Archer Mayor’s brand-new Trace.

Stop in to check out a book or just to say hello!

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Woodbury Story Hour

Kids of all ages and parents are invited to a Saturday morning storyhour, beginning this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Woodbury Community Library. Come for a few picture book tales, visit with your neighbors, and (adults only!) drink some coffee.

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New Books!

With the beginning of school, the library has been busy in the afternoons. If you haven’t stopped in, please do. The library has new books — some purchased, and some generously donated by our readers. In our collection is the new Louise Penny novel, a nonfiction narrative by brain surgeon Henry Marsh (fascinating read!), new recipe books, poetry, Amy and David Goodman, and some lovely new picture books, including the new Jan Brett book, Mermaid, and the sequel to The Day the Crayons Quit.

The library will be closed on Labor Day Monday, and resume regular hours on Wednesday, from 1-5pm.

Info? woodburyvermontlibrary@gmail.com or 472-5710.

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Summer Interlude and Dessert

This Thursday,  August 17, at 6:30 pm, the Woodbury Community Library opens its doors and windows in the evening for a reading and homemade dessert with two local and award-winning poets. Readings are usually about an hour in length. All are welcome.

Former director of the Woodbury Community Library, Merry Gangemi was also a co-editor of Sinister Wisdom, and producer and host of Woman-Stirred Radio, an LGBT cultural journal broadcast from WGDR in Plainfield. Winner of the Audre Lorde Creative Writing Award, Gangemi’s poems and fiction have appeared in numerous publications, including Paterson Literary ReviewJournal of NJ PoetsRiver Oak Review, and Chroma, a literary journal based in London.

Samn Stockwell’s poems have graced the pages of The New YorkerPloughshares, and Agni, among others, and her two books, Theater of Animals and Recital, have garnered the National Poetry Series and the Editor’s Prize at Elixir, respectively.IMG_1613

 

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New Reads

The Woodbury Library has received a few donations and also purchased books, too. In the adult realm, Dr. Elizabeth Ford’s Sometimes Amazing Things Happen is a fascinating nonfiction account of her work at the Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Prison Ward. Check out her interview with NPR’s Terry Gross here.

New nonfiction on our shelves also includes Charles Mann’s 1491 and David Grann’s The Lost City of Z, recently made into a movie.

Diverse new fiction includes John Grisham’s new Camino Island and Jeffrey Lent’s Before We Sleep.

A young reader highly recommended The Doll People. Stop in and stock up on reading!

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Many thanks to the Woodbury Conservation Commission and the Woodbury Fund for sponsoring last evening’s presentation by Ben Kilham at the Woodbury Town Hall. Nearly 70 folks appeared on a warm July evening to listen to Kilham’s unusual story about raising orphaned bear cubs. It was a pleasure to have such an interested and full audience.

Naturalist Mary Holland will visit Woodbury on Wednesday, October 11, at 6:30pm. Check out her Naturally Curious blog here.

Hope you’re all enjoying some summer reading!

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Wildlife in Woodbury

Mike Clough from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum entertained and educated our elementary school kids Tuesday afternoon, with the assistance of his live red-tailed hawk, a wood turtle, frog, snake, rabbit — and a raven, too.

Then he stayed for an evening program as well. Over 30 folks braved the rainy weather and left under clearing skies. Thanks to the Woodbury Conservation Commission and the Woodbury Fund for making this evening possible.

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Upcoming Woodbury Community Library Events, 2017 Spring into Summer

 

Poem Woodbury is a non-competitive creative venture designed to celebrate writing and art. Community members of all ages are heartily welcomed to submit poems or prose pieces, with or without art, to be displayed with the Woodbury Elementary School’s student and staff collective imaginative work. Please submit by Friday, May 26, to the Woodbury Community Library or the Woodbury Elementary School. Students will read aloud original poetry Wednesday, May 31, at 12:30 pm, in the community library, and the school will be open that evening, at 5:30pm for a celebration of student learning, followed by the spring concert at 6:15pm. Poem Woodbury is designed to encourage creative expression, community-wide, in a public and appreciative venture.

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Vermont Wildlife: Working Landscape

Tuesday, June 6, 6:30pm

Mike Clough from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum visits with the elementary schoolkids that afternoon, then offers an evening program for the community: Vermont wildlife with an historic twist! With live animal ambassadors as example species, Clough examines how different events in our history changed our land and the species who could live here. With a multi-media presentation and lively discussion, this evening promises to educate and entertain.

Thanks to the Woodbury Conservation Commission and the Woodbury Fund for sponsoring this event.

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Julia Shipley and Jessica Hendry Nelson

Monday, June 19, 6:30pm

Authors of Academy of Hay, a poetry collection, team up for an entertaining hour of sharp wit, mesmerizing writing, and laughter, while enjoying homemade cake.

Rescheduled from May 23.

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“The Social Black Bear: What Bears Have Taught Me About Being Human”, an evening with Ben Kilham, author and wildlife biologist

Tuesday, July 11, 7 pm

Black bears, long thought to be solitary, have a different type of social behavior which possibly parallels early human behavior. They show evidence of reciprocal altruism, matri-linear hierarchy, and a mix of intentional and emotional communication. Bears can live for as many as forty years, which allows them long-term benefits from forming relationships with fellow cooperators. Intimately familiar with bears, Kilham has been the focus of several documentaries, including National Geographic’s A Man Among Bears. He and his family have adopted orphaned bear cubs and successfully reintegrated them into the wild.

Thanks to the Woodbury Conservation Commission and the Woodbury Fund for sponsoring this event.

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Compost Workshop

Saturday, July 29, 10am-noon.

Central Vermont Solid Waste holds a hands-on workshop, with the elementary school’s compost bins as one example.

 

All events are free; the public is heartily welcome.

802-472-5710  woodburyvermontlibrary@gmail.com

Mondays & Wednesday, 1-5 pm, Saturdays, 10am-noon

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