Jul
31
6:30 PM18:30

Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Illnesses: What You Need to Know!

Join Pat Bannerman, vice-president of VTLyme.org. Her presentation will cover the basics of Lyme Disease, other tick-borne illnesses, prevention strategies, and educational resources. Vermont continues to have one of the highest rates of reported cases of Lyme Disease per capita in the United States.


Education, awareness, and prevention is important for all Vermonters!

Free and open to the public.  Come learn about ways to protect yourself and your loved ones.
 

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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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The Loon Conservation Project
Aug
14
6:30 PM18:30

The Loon Conservation Project

The Lake Iroquois Association and Carpenter-Carse Library are very happy to host a speaker from the Vermont Loon Conservation Project (VLCP). This is a particularly exciting time for this talk, with loons nesting in the area.

Join VLCP coordinator and conservation biologist Eric Hanson for a discussion of the amazing recovery of loons in Vermont over the past 30 years, the threats that they face, and the conservation actions that have brought them back, including capture and rescue stories.

The VLCP is a program of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.

More information on the project at www.vtecostudies.org

photo credit: Dick Phillips

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Aug
21
7:00 PM19:00

Good Forest Management

Please join Chittenden County Forester Ethan Tapper for a discussion of forestry practices in our area, and the challenges to maintaining a healthy and resilient forest environment. Free and open to the public.

This talk will be followed up in September with a field trip to a Hinesburg Town Forest site.   Details on the date and time of the field trip will be available soon. 

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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 Paul Marino at paulstevenmarino@gmail.com

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Megan Price, Vermont Wild
Sep
21
4:00 PM16:00

Megan Price, Vermont Wild

Megan Price, author of the popular Vermont Wild, Adventures of Vermont Fish and Game Wardens, series will visit Carpenter-Carse to share the "stories behind the stories" of her latest volume of true and humorous tales.

Join us and have Megan personalize a copy of Vermont Wild for the hunter or wildlife enthusiast in your life.

Megan Price has worked as an award-winning reporter, state legislator, corporate paralegal, publicist, advocate, marketing consultant and business owner. Megan is busy meeting with wardens, choosing and writing stories to be included in future volumes of Vermont Wild.

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Oct
2
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 Paul Marino at paulstevenmarino@gmail.com

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Nov
6
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 Paul Marino at paulstevenmarino@gmail.com

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Dec
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 Paul Marino at paulstevenmarino@gmail.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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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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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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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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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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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 Paul Marino at paulstevenmarino@gmail.com

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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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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
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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