Saturday Matinee:  Black Panther
May
26
12:30 PM12:30

Saturday Matinee: Black Panther

Please join us in the Community Room for this hit new release!  Black Panther follows T'Challa who, after the events of Captain America: Civil War, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T'Challa's mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.    Rated PG-13.

Popcorn and drinks will be served!

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May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Speakers from the Vermont Holocaust Memorial

Carpenter-Carse Library is proud to be carrying forward important lessons learned from the Holocaust. Knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against ignorance, intolerance and fear. Vermont Holocaust Memorial (VTHM) speakers will share family stories and discuss the importance of studying Holocaust history as a means of promoting tolerance and respect for all. 

 

Co-sponsored by Charlotte Library.

Additional information can be found on the Vermont Holocaust Memorial website: www.holocaustmemorial-vt.org

 

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Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

Community Writers Group

Calling all local writers! Join us for our once a month Community Writers Group! All genres welcome. Get your literary juices flowing with creative writing prompts, network with other local wordsmiths, and enjoy a fun, stimulating monthly workshop. Snacks provided. To submit a piece of writing for others to review and enjoy before the group meets, email Laura Wisniewski at bhy@beecherhillyoga.com

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Jun
12
6:30 PM18:30

Woof! What's the Dog Saying?

Learn all about how dogs communicate and what they say with their bodies. This popular, long-running lecture is a multi-media extravaganza of fun. We’ll demystify dog communication and explore how we can all live safely and happily together.

At the end of the presentation, the audience gets a chance to practice reading dog body language through several engaging exercises.

(Shhhh…this is for humans only…dogs must be left at home!)  

Presented by Gold Star Dog Training, LLC.

Free, but please call or email to register.

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Local Author Visit: Meg Little Reilly
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Local Author Visit: Meg Little Reilly

Join us as we welcome Meg Little Reilly, author of the new novel Everything That Follows.  This psychological drama, set on the island of Martha's Vineyard,  involves what may be a tragic accident- or something even more troubling.  The characters who survive choose not to tell the authorities of their involvement-  a decision which plagues them as the heavy weight of their silence begins to take a mental toll.

Meg Little Reilly is also the author of the novel We Are Unprepared. She's a public radio commentator, essayist, and outdoors enthusiast. Prior to writing novels, Meg worked in national politics and the White House. She holds a B.A. from the University of Vermont and an M.A. from the George Washington University. These days, she lives in Hinesburg, Vermont with her husband and two daughters. More on Meg at www.meglittlereilly.com

Meg will be signing books for purchase, offered at 10% discount by Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Carpenter-Carse Library.

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Summer Reading Kickoff & Solstice Celebration
Jun
21
2:30 PM14:30

Summer Reading Kickoff & Solstice Celebration

Come kick off this year’s summer reading and celebrate the solstice with us. This is a family event, all ages are welcome and children must be accompanied by an adult. 

We’ll plant flowers, make musical instruments and listen to live music. Children can sign up for Summer Reading Programs, and work on building musical instruments. We’ll plant flowers, eat pizza from NOFA-VT's Mobile Pizza Oven, and listen to live music by the American duet Mayfly!

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Jun
26
10:30 AM10:30

SRP: Screech and Hoot The Science of Bird Communication

Why do owls hoot? What are those hawks talking about? How do scientists find out what birds are saying? Join Vermont Institute of Natural Science this summer at your library and meet some of these talkative hawks, falcons, and owls up close! We’ll practice identifying raptors by their calls, learn what these vocalizations might mean, and how they are made. You’ve never heard bird song like this.

All ages welcome, sign up required. Sign up will begin May 29. 

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Jul
3
7:00 PM19:00

Community Writers Group

Calling all local writers! Join us for our once a month Community Writers Group! All genres welcome. Get your literary juices flowing with creative writing prompts, network with other local wordsmiths, and enjoy a fun, stimulating monthly workshop. Snacks provided. To submit a piece of writing for others to review and enjoy before the group meets, email Laura Wisniewski at bhy@beecherhillyoga.com

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Jul
12
1:00 PM13:00

SRP: Geology ROCKS!

Geology ROCKS! Spend some time with Audubon Vermont and investigate the world of rocks.  Your time will be used to explore 3 different types of rocks through crafts, interactive activities, experiments, and games.  We will enjoy an education treat and a story.  At the end everyone will be able to take home a pet rock!

This event is for ages 5-10, sign up is required and registration begins May 29.

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Aug
2
1:00 PM13:00

SRP: West African Dance with Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater

Thursday, August 2nd, 1-3pm

Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater offers lively, interactive dance workshops accompanied by live drummers which are suitable for all ages.  Featuring traditional dance from Guinea, Mali and Senegal, Jeh Kulu master artists expose the class participants to culture, rhythm and traditional movement.  Class participants will learn how to communicate with the drummers by recognizing drum calls and will learn a series of steps to a traditional dance.

Ages 5-10, sign up is required and registration will open May 29. 

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Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

Community Writers Group

Calling all local writers! Join us for our once a month Community Writers Group! All genres welcome. Get your literary juices flowing with creative writing prompts, network with other local wordsmiths, and enjoy a fun, stimulating monthly workshop. Snacks provided. To submit a piece of writing for others to review and enjoy before the group meets, email Laura Wisniewski at bhy@beecherhillyoga.com

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Sep
4
7:00 PM19:00

Community Writers Group

Calling all local writers! Join us for our once a month Community Writers Group! All genres welcome. Get your literary juices flowing with creative writing prompts, network with other local wordsmiths, and enjoy a fun, stimulating monthly workshop. Snacks provided. To submit a piece of writing for others to review and enjoy before the group meets, email Laura Wisniewski at bhy@beecherhillyoga.com

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May
24
3:00 PM15:00

After School Artist: Library Mural Project

Calling all young artists! Join us for Thursday afternoons in May to create new art for the library. We are teaming up with local painter Laurel Waters to create some large murals for the library's outside walls. This program will be a fun way to learn about art and art history, and to make something beautiful for the library. Made possible by a generous donation from Community Bank, N.A. For children ages 5-10. Sign up is required, although it’s not required that you come every week. Email us with questions or to sign up!

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May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Supporting Foster Families Informational Meeting

Interested in learning more about how to support foster children in our community? Perhaps you don’t have the ability to host a foster child, but would like to learn about ways to become involved or support these families. This informational meeting, hosted by Hinesburg Friends of Families, the Vermont Department of Children and Families and the library will not only provide information for potential hosts, but also outline other services and ways to get involved.

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May
17
3:00 PM15:00

After School Artist: Library Mural Project

Calling all young artists! Join us for Thursday afternoons in May to create new art for the library. We are teaming up with local painter Laurel Waters to create some large murals for the library's outside walls. This program will be a fun way to learn about art and art history, and to make something beautiful for the library. Made possible by a generous donation from Community Bank, N.A. For children ages 5-10. Sign up is required, although it’s not required that you come every week. Email us with questions or to sign up!

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Matinee movie:  The Big Sick
May
12
12:30 PM12:30

Matinee movie: The Big Sick

Please join us for a showing of the 2017 film, The Big Sick.  This "awkward true story" tells of Kumail, a Pakistani-American man who falls for grad student Emily, and hides their romance from his family. However, their relationship gets more serious when she develops a mysterious illness, and he must decide between his heart and expectations of his traditional Muslim parents.  This movie is rated R.

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May
10
3:00 PM15:00

After School Artist: Library Mural Project

Calling all young artists! Join us for Thursday afternoons in May to create new art for the library. We are teaming up with local painter Laurel Waters to create some large murals for the library's outside walls. This program will be a fun way to learn about art and art history, and to make something beautiful for the library. Made possible by a generous donation from Community Bank, N.A. For children ages 5-10. Sign up is required, although it’s not required that you come every week. Email us with questions or to sign up!

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Jedi Training Academy
May
4
3:00 PM15:00

Jedi Training Academy

May the 4th be with you! Come celebrate all things Star Wars with our Jedi Training Academy- Come test your Jedi skills as we build lightsabers, practice using the Force, create Jedi names, and eat enough snacks to make Jabba the Hutt jealous! Costumes welcome.  Ages 5-10. The 3-4pm session is full with a waiting list so we added another session from 4:30-5:30pm. Email to reserve a space.

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May
3
3:00 PM15:00

After School Artist: Library Mural Project

Calling all young artists! Join us for Thursday afternoons in May to create new art for the library. We are teaming up with local painter Laurel Waters to create some large murals for the library's outside walls. This program will be a fun way to learn about art and art history, and to make something beautiful for the library. Made possible by a generous donation from Community Bank, N.A. For children ages 5-10. Sign up is required, although it’s not required that you come every week. Email us with questions or to sign up!

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May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Community Writers Group

Calling all local writers! Join us for our once a month Community Writers Group! All genres welcome. Get your literary juices flowing with creative writing prompts, network with other local wordsmiths, and enjoy a fun, stimulating monthly workshop. Snacks provided. To submit a piece of writing for others to review and enjoy before the group meets, email Laura Wisniewski at bhy@beecherhillyoga.com

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Hinesburg Writers Read!
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Hinesburg Writers Read!

Come support your friends and neighbors and help us celebrate creative expression! We will be welcoming the following local writers for a reading in honor of National Poetry Month:  Jen Chiodo, Barbara Deal, Jane Dorney, Sandy Haddock, Nancy Levine, Anne Carter Mahaffey, Heather Caulfield Mills, Jeff Volzer, and Laura Wisniewski. Free and open to public. Light refreshments will be served.

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Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

Mundo Pequeño/Small World

One year, three cyclists, a journey of 12,000 miles through the Americas.

Cameron Russell, Eli Bennett, and Noah McCarter began their epic adventure in January of 2017 in Tierra del Fuego and spent the next 11 months cycling through the mountains and jungles of the Americas.  It was an experience formed out of a desire to document the connections that exist among people, regardless of culture and place. Cameron and Eli will share stories and images and answer audience questions about their trip.

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