Martha Canfield Library E-news - January 2013
Welcome to the January edition of the Martha Canfield Library’s e-newsletter. If you have any suggestions, you can email them to our hotmail account or leave them in our suggestion jar on the front desk.
Seeking a Board Member
The Library is seeking a new member for its Board of Trustees. If you might be interested, here is a little information about what is involved:
Specifics: The term is for three years which can be extended for a second term of three years.
Qualifications: Residency in the town(s) of Arlington, Sandgate or Sunderland and an interest in maintaining a strong and visionary library.
Expectations: (1) Attendance at monthly board meetings held the first Monday evening of the month (except the months of July and September when there is no meeting and March when the meeting is on the second Monday. (2) Service on at least one committee.
Applicants should send a letter or email describing their interest in serving on the Board no later than January 15th, 2013 for an interview later that week.
We have ordered tax forms for distribution, but there has been a delay in both federal and state forms due to pending legislation that has finally been resolved. Both agencies have alerted us that the correct forms will be available online before the print copies are sent out. You can access the IRS at www.irs.gov and look for the “Forms” section. The Vermont forms are at www.state.vt.us/tax, the “Forms” button is in the left-hand column.
Joel Tibbetts, Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, will present a talk on Islam in the Library’s meeting room on Sunday, January 13 at 2:00. This informational talk will give background on a religion that has frequently been in the news, especially during the last twelve years. Mr. Tibbetts is a retired minister of the United Church of Christ. Most of his career was spent on college campuses, including Carleton, Hamilton and Rockford, as college chaplain, administrator and/or professor of religion. He graduated from Swarthmore College and completed graduate work at Vanderbilt University, with a couple of years early on at Harvard Divinity School.
Winter Reading and Discussion Series
All are invited to attend When Cultures Meet: First Contact Between Natives and Europeans in “New France” and the Lake Champlain Basin, a book discussion series sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council and the Library. The discussions will be held in the Library meeting room on Sunday afternoons at 2:00, beginning February 3 with a discussion of Black Robe, by Brian Moore. Discussions will be led by Alan Berolzheimer, a favorite leader from past series. Please pre-register, and we have copies of the book at the front desk.
For Kids (and Adults, too!)
We need your help…making Valentines for our “A Glance at Romance” fundraiser. We have four stations set up in the Children’s Room, Youth Room, Reading Room, and near the computers with supplies for making fancy or old-fashioned Valentines. They will be used to decorate the gift bags containing romance books which will be sold as a fundraiser in February. So stop in and be creative on a winter day.
Join us on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 for a preschool story-time. We’ll read a few stories, and perhaps do a craft, listen to a song or play with a puppet.
In the Canfield Gallery
The Gallery will be closed in January while we do a little sprucing up. Our 2013 season opens February 1 with paintings by Brian Sweetland. You are welcome to come and meet the artist at an opening reception on Saturday, February 2 from 3 to 5.
Russell Vermontiana Collection
By Bill Budde, Curator
One of the Russell Collection’s strengths is our genealogy material. In addition to our local information on early families, we have several excellent reference books and journals. Family Tree Magazine is a popular monthly that includes how-to articles, new developments in software and hardware, and research suggestions. The subscription has been donated by Jean Miller, and is very much appreciated.
We also have the journal and newsletters of the Vermont Genealogical Society from the first issue to the present. The newsletters were formerly called Branches and Twigs, and are searchable through a comprehensive index.
This year the New England Regional Genealogical Conference will be held in Manchester, NH from April 17-21. The theme is Woven in History: the Fabric of New England. For more information contact Bill Budde through the Russell Collection, or go to the online website at www.nergc.org.
Did you know where the Arlington stocks were located? By Vermont law all towns were required to have a public stock erected at a prominent location. In Arlington, the stocks were erected at the corner of Routes 7A and 313, across from the Deming Tavern. The law also required that a signpost be erected at the same spot in order to warn residents of important meetings and notices.
We still have a selection of books for sale in the Library during our regular hours. We are still happy to accept donations of gently used books, DVDs, games, puzzles and CDs at the Library during our regular hours. But, please, we can’t use books with mold, mouse droppings, dirt or insects. Mold on books can be a health hazard for staff and for you, especially if it spreads to other books in the building. Mold is not always obvious as it often hides under the paper dust jackets. Please check any books you plan to donate, it costs the Library money to dispose of moldy books.In addition, we can’t use Readers’ Digest Condensed books, textbooks, or old encyclopedias.
We need some new, lighter folding tables for the meeting room. Staples has both six foot and eight foot resin tables at a cost of $79.99 and $99.99 respectively. If you would be willing to donate a table, please see Phyllis.
Blasphemy, by Sherman Alexie
Blood Noir, by Laurell K. Hamilton
The Christmas Note, by Donna VanLiere
Coming Home, by Lisa Scottoline
Deadlock, by Iris Johansen
Emily, Alone, by Stewart O’Nan
NW, by Zadie Smith
The Race, by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
Skin Trade, by Laurell K. Hamilton
Threat Vector, by Tom Clancy, with Mark Greaney
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, by Ayana Mathis
The Yellow Birds, by Kevin Powers
A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar, by Suzanne Joinson
Hand Me Down World, by Lloyd Jones
The Indentured Heart, by Gilbert Morris
Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out, by Mo Yan
Lunch with Buddha, by Roland Merullo
The Perfect Hope, by Nora Roberts
The Racketeer, by John Grisham
The Storm, by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
The Panther, by Nelson DeMille
Back to Blood, by Tom Wolfe
The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds, by Alexander McCall Smith
The Round House, by Louise Erdrich
The Black Box, by Michael Connelly
Cold Days, by Jim Butcher
The Age of Doubt, by Andrea Camilleri
The Jewels of Paradise, by Donna Leon
Anthem for Doomed Youth, by Carola Dunn
A Murderous Procession, by Ariana Franklin
A Pair for the Queen, by B. Comfort
The Preacher, by Camilla Läckberg
Slash and Burn, by Colin Cotterill
The Bone Bed, by Patricia Cornwell
Notorious Nineteen, by Janet Evanovich
Last Scene Alive, by Charlaine Harris
A Question of Identity, by Susan Hill
Acedia and Me: A Marriage, Monks and a Writer’s Life, by Kathleen Norris
Circus Smirkus: Twenty-Five Years of Running Home to the Circus, by Rob Mermin and Rob Gurwitt
The Complete Cooking Light Cookbook, compiled and edited by Cathy A. Wesler
Irene Storms Through Mendon: You Can Get There from Here, by the Mendon Historical Society
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, by Stephen Greenblatt
Knitting Around the World, by Lela Nargi
Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, by Richard Rohr
The Acid Reflux Solution, by Jorge E. Rodriguez and Susan Wyler
Slow Democracy, by Susan Clark
Windows 8 for Dummies, by Andy Rathbone
Killing Kennedy, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
The Generals, by Thomas E. Ricks
For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette and Their Revolutions, by James R. Gaines
Song of the Vikings, by Nancy Marie Brown
When America First Met China, by Eric Jay Dolin
The Vermont Nature Guide, by Sheri Amsel
One for the Money, by Janet Evanovich
Plum Lucky, by Janet Evanovich
Frantic, by Katherine Howell
Plum Lovin’, by Janet Evanovich
Listen and Learn: Japanese
Animals Welcome: A Life of Reading, Writing and Rescue, by Peg Kehret
The Geomancer’s Compass, by Melissa Hardy
Gifted, by Nikita Lalwani
Sapphire Blue, by Kerstin Gier
The Far West, by Patricia C. Wrede
Reached, by Ally Condie
Armageddon, by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
Crescendo, by Becca Fitzpatrick
Silence, by Becca Fitzpatrick
The New Girl, by Meg Cabot
The Secret of the Stone Frog, by David Nytra
Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids, by Gail Gibbons
Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover, by Cece Bell
Boot and Shoe, by Marla Frazee
Llama Llama, Wakey-Wake, by Anna Dewdney
Good Night, Vermont, by Michael Tougias
Mossy, by Jan Brett
Olivia and the Fairy Princesses, by Ian Falconer
Magic Tree House Collection: Books 1-8, by Mary Pope Osborne
The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body, by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen
The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System, by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen
The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor, by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen