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Sep
18
10:30 AM10:30

Harmonicas for Health: Build Lung Power While Learning to Play the Harmonica

If you have a song in your heart, then you're ready to learn how to play the harmonica! You don’t need to know how to read music to play this tiny, simple instrument. Once you learn the basics you can explore just about any tune, from classical to country.

Playing the harmonica can help alleviate respiratory issues by building up the muscles that help you breathe more effectively. Bring a harmonica in the key of C and a printout of the class song packet (provided at registration). Don’t have a harmonica? Hohner harmonicas will be available for purchase at class ($6 to $39.95).

Class size is limited and the class runs for three weeks. Please only sign up if you are able to attend all sessions. Free and open to the public.

Email jill@carpentercarse.org or call 482-2878 to register.

Find out more about the program here: https://www.ukuleleclare.com/harmonicas-for-health

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Sep
25
10:30 AM10:30

Harmonicas for Health: Build Lung Power While Learning to Play the Harmonica

If you have a song in your heart, then you're ready to learn how to play the harmonica! You don’t need to know how to read music to play this tiny, simple instrument. Once you learn the basics you can explore just about any tune, from classical to country.

Playing the harmonica can help alleviate respiratory issues by building up the muscles that help you breathe more effectively. Bring a harmonica in the key of C and a printout of the class song packet (provided at registration). Don’t have a harmonica? Hohner harmonicas will be available for purchase at class ($6 to $39.95).

Class size is limited and the class runs for three weeks. Please only sign up if you are able to attend all sessions. Free and open to the public.

Email jill@carpentercarse.org or call 482-2878 to register.

Find out more about the program here: https://www.ukuleleclare.com/harmonicas-for-health

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Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

Hinesburg Writers Group

Whether you're working on a YA novel, some poetry for yourself, or a blog post for your professional website, the Hinesburg Writers Group invites you to join us for our monthly workshop.  Area writers exchange feedback and encouragement to keep your writing project moving forward, regardless of genre. To get your writing to the group before the next workshop, email Paul Marino at paulstevenmarino@gmail.com


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Oct
2
10:30 AM10:30

Harmonicas for Health: Build Lung Power While Learning to Play the Harmonica

If you have a song in your heart, then you're ready to learn how to play the harmonica! You don’t need to know how to read music to play this tiny, simple instrument. Once you learn the basics you can explore just about any tune, from classical to country.

Playing the harmonica can help alleviate respiratory issues by building up the muscles that help you breathe more effectively. Bring a harmonica in the key of C and a printout of the class song packet (provided at registration). Don’t have a harmonica? Hohner harmonicas will be available for purchase at class ($6 to $39.95).

Class size is limited and the class runs for three weeks. Please only sign up if you are able to attend all sessions. Free and open to the public.

Email jill@carpentercarse.org or call 482-2878 to register.

Find out more about the program here: https://www.ukuleleclare.com/harmonicas-for-health

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Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

Fall Book Group: How to Break Up With Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life by Catherine Price

Local media literacy educator and mom, Suzie McCoy, will lead group meetings and discussions on this timely book which is perhaps more aptly titled, How to Have a More Mindful Relationship with Your Phone.

Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? Do you frequently pick it up “just to check,” only to look up forty-five minutes later wondering where the time has gone? Do you say you want to spend less time on your phone, but have no idea how to do so without giving it up completely? If so, you're not alone!

We’ll discover how phones and apps are designed to be addictive, and learn how the time we spend on them damages our abilities to focus, think deeply, and form new memories. We’ll then make customized changes to settings, apps, environment, and our mindset that will ultimately enable us to take back control of our lives. Please join us and feel good about your phone!

Please email Jill or call 802-482-2878 to sign up for the group. The library can provide a limited number of books. Sign up early to borrow a copy.

If you are interested in joining this group, please plan to read Part 1: The Wake Up prior to the first meeting. The group meets at 6:30 pm on both October 9th and November 13th.

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Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Hinesburg Writers Group

Whether you're working on a YA novel, some poetry for yourself, or a blog post for your professional website, the Hinesburg Writers Group invites you to join us for our monthly workshop.  Area writers exchange feedback and encouragement to keep your writing project moving forward, regardless of genre. To get your writing to the group before the next workshop, email Paul Marino at paulstevenmarino@gmail.com


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Nov
13
6:30 PM18:30

Fall Book Group: How to Break Up With Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life by Catherine Price

Local media literacy educator and mom, Suzie McCoy, will lead group meetings and discussions on this timely book which is perhaps more aptly titled, How to Have a More Mindful Relationship with Your Phone.

Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? Do you frequently pick it up “just to check,” only to look up forty-five minutes later wondering where the time has gone? Do you say you want to spend less time on your phone, but have no idea how to do so without giving it up completely? If so, you're not alone!

We’ll discover how phones and apps are designed to be addictive, and learn how the time we spend on them damages our abilities to focus, think deeply, and form new memories. We’ll then make customized changes to settings, apps, environment, and our mindset that will ultimately enable us to take back control of our lives. Please join us and feel good about your phone!

Please email Jill or call 802-482-2878 to sign up for the group. The library can provide a limited number of books. Sign up early to borrow a copy.

If you are interested in joining this group, please plan to read Part 1: The Wake Up prior to the first meeting. The group meets at 6:30 pm on both October 9th and November 13th.

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Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

Hinesburg Writers Group

Whether you're working on a YA novel, some poetry for yourself, or a blog post for your professional website, the Hinesburg Writers Group invites you to join us for our monthly workshop.  Area writers exchange feedback and encouragement to keep your writing project moving forward, regardless of genre. To get your writing to the group before the next workshop, email Paul Marino at paulstevenmarino@gmail.com


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Sep
3
7:00 PM19:00

Hinesburg Writers Group

Whether you're working on a YA novel, some poetry for yourself, or a blog post for your professional website, the Hinesburg Writers Group invites you to join us for our monthly workshop.  Area writers exchange feedback and encouragement to keep your writing project moving forward, regardless of genre. To get your writing to the group before the next workshop, email Paul Marino at paulstevenmarino@gmail.com


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Aug
27
5:30 PM17:30

Harmonicas for Health: Build Lung Power While Learning to Play the Harmonica

If you have a song in your heart, then you're ready to learn how to play the harmonica! You don’t need to know how to read music to play this tiny, simple instrument. Once you learn the basics you can explore just about any tune, from classical to country.

Playing the harmonica can help alleviate respiratory issues by building up the muscles that help you breathe more effectively. Bring a harmonica in the key of C and a printout of the class song packet (provided at registration). Don’t have a harmonica? Hohner harmonicas will be available for purchase at class ($6 to $39.95).

Class size is limited and the class runs for four weeks. Please only sign up if you are able to attend all sessions. Free and open to the public.

Email jill@carpentercarse.org or call 482-2878 to register.

Find out more about the program here: https://www.ukuleleclare.com/harmonicas-for-health

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Aug
20
5:30 PM17:30

Harmonicas for Health: Build Lung Power While Learning to Play the Harmonica

If you have a song in your heart, then you're ready to learn how to play the harmonica! You don’t need to know how to read music to play this tiny, simple instrument. Once you learn the basics you can explore just about any tune, from classical to country.

Playing the harmonica can help alleviate respiratory issues by building up the muscles that help you breathe more effectively. Bring a harmonica in the key of C and a printout of the class song packet (provided at registration). Don’t have a harmonica? Hohner harmonicas will be available for purchase at class ($6 to $39.95).

Class size is limited and the class runs for four weeks. Please only sign up if you are able to attend all sessions. Free and open to the public.

Email jill@carpentercarse.org or call 482-2878 to register.

Find out more about the program here: https://www.ukuleleclare.com/harmonicas-for-health

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Aug
13
5:30 PM17:30

Harmonicas for Health: Build Lung Power While Learning to Play the Harmonica

If you have a song in your heart, then you're ready to learn how to play the harmonica! You don’t need to know how to read music to play this tiny, simple instrument. Once you learn the basics you can explore just about any tune, from classical to country.

Playing the harmonica can help alleviate respiratory issues by building up the muscles that help you breathe more effectively. Bring a harmonica in the key of C and a printout of the class song packet (provided at registration). Don’t have a harmonica? Hohner harmonicas will be available for purchase at class ($6 to $39.95).

Class size is limited and the class runs for four weeks. Please only sign up if you are able to attend all sessions. Free and open to the public.

Email jill@carpentercarse.org or call 482-2878 to register.

Find out more about the program here: https://www.ukuleleclare.com/harmonicas-for-health

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Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

Hinesburg Writers Group

Whether you're working on a YA novel, some poetry for yourself, or a blog post for your professional website, the Hinesburg Writers Group invites you to join us for our monthly workshop.  Area writers exchange feedback and encouragement to keep your writing project moving forward, regardless of genre. To get your writing to the group before the next workshop, email Paul Marino at paulstevenmarino@gmail.com


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Aug
6
5:30 PM17:30

Harmonicas for Health: Build Lung Power While Learning to Play the Harmonica

If you have a song in your heart, then you're ready to learn how to play the harmonica! You don’t need to know how to read music to play this tiny, simple instrument. Once you learn the basics you can explore just about any tune, from classical to country.

Playing the harmonica can help alleviate respiratory issues by building up the muscles that help you breathe more effectively. Bring a harmonica in the key of C and a printout of the class song packet (provided at registration). Don’t have a harmonica? Hohner harmonicas will be available for purchase at class ($6 to $39.95).

Class size is limited and the class runs for four weeks. Please only sign up if you are able to attend all sessions. Free and open to the public.

Email jill@carpentercarse.org or call 482-2878 to register.

Find out more about the program here: https://www.ukuleleclare.com/harmonicas-for-health

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Night Out At the Ballpark to Benefit CCL!
Jul
28
5:05 PM17:05

Night Out At the Ballpark to Benefit CCL!


Sunday, July 28th, 5:05 pm (Gate opens at 4pm)


Come enjoy a baseball game on July 28th while supporting the Carpenter-Carse Library! Grandstand seats are available for $7.00 per ticket, and for every ticket purchased - 35% of the ticket price goes to the library. In addition to helping out our library, it is Aviation Night at the ballpark so you can learn about planes and helicopters too!

Use the special offer code of CCL on the ticket order form, or use this link to purchase tickets.

Invite your friends, neighbors, and family to join you in having fun and supporting the library at the same time!

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Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

Tiny Humans, Big Emotions: Parent and Caregiver Workshop

We are excited to bring emotional development expert Alyssa Campbell to Carpenter-Carse Library! This workshop is free, but we ask that you register by calling us (802-482-2878), emailing Jill, or stopping by the front desk.

About Alyssa’s program:

How do you respond to the tantruming child beyond validating their emotion and letting them express? Should we talk about every feeling? How do you really build a comfort in experiencing a feeling without getting trapped in it as we see in anxiety and depression? How do you build children’s coping strategies to last a lifetime, moving away from coping mechanisms? When is it time to problem solve? How do we know when it’s okay to just let something happen and move forward? Should we tell them how their actions make us feel to build empathy?

About Alyssa:

Alyssa has an M.Ed. in early childhood, is a leading expert in emotional development. She speaks to people around the world as the podcast host for Voices of Your Village in over 60 countries. She is the founder and CEO of Seed & Sew. Alyssa was featured an an emotional development expert in publications such as The Washington Post, Kids VT, and Family Education.

After co-creating the Collaborative Emotion Processing (CEP) method, she researched it across the U.S. and co-authored a book on it (coming in 2020). Alyssa is deeply passionate about
building emotional intelligence as young as infancy, stating, “It’s never too early or too late to start.” Alyssa’s show up as you are approach welcomes people into her village to get support at all ages and stages, shame free. Her company, Seed & Sew, serves people across the globe through speaking, consulting, and podcasting, with tools to live without anxiety, build their emotion processing toolbox, and raise emotionally intelligent humans. The team and village at Seed & Sew believe that everyone can benefit from and find more joy when they commit to building emotional intelligence.

Babes in arms are welcome at this workshop.

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Jul
9
6:00 PM18:00

Live Well Die Well Tour Comes to Hinesburg!

Join Carpenter-Carse Library and Kimberly C. Paul as the Live Well Die Well Tour arrives in Hinesburg. Traveling across the U.S. in her RV with her German Shepherd, Haven, Kimberly is sharing her personal journey in an effort to empower individuals to reclaim death as a human experience and not as a medical event.  Her book, Bridging the Gap, will make you laugh and cry at any given moment.  Live vicariously as she shares personal stories and the life lessons she learned while working with hospice patients over the last 18 years.  Each chapter will inspire you to design your own life and death around what matters most.   Book reading & signing.

Free. Refreshments served.

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Jul
2
7:00 PM19:00

Hinesburg Writers Group

Whether you're working on a YA novel, some poetry for yourself, or a blog post for your professional website, the Hinesburg Writers Group invites you to join us for our monthly workshop.  Area writers exchange feedback and encouragement to keep your writing project moving forward, regardless of genre. To get your writing to the group before the next workshop, email Paul Marino at paulstevenmarino@gmail.com


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 SongFarmers of Hinesburg Celebration
Jun
22
12:30 PM12:30

SongFarmers of Hinesburg Celebration

We will be celebrating the SongFarmers gatherings with a special Saturday afternoon program.

This event will include a viewing of a video about the SongFarmers groups that have been sprouting up all over the USA.  Our chapter is featured in the film!

After the video there will be a musical SongFarmers gathering with special guests including Mel & Vinnie and Dan & Faith. Of course our local SongFarmers group will be there leading a fun song circle. All acoustic musicians, singers and listeners are invited to join in the fun. There will be snacks and refreshments provided.

Free and open to the public.
 

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Jun
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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Everyday Biking Workshop Powered by Local Motion!
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

Everyday Biking Workshop Powered by Local Motion!

Join us for free coffee, pastries, and the tips and tricks needed for fun and safe biking!

Longtime bike commuter, Peter Burns, will provide guidance over an hour workshop through 30+ years of his experiences and stories. By the end of the workshop, you'll be well caffeinated and ready to get out and bike, whether it's to the store, work, drop off the kids at school, or just for fun. Bring your questions!

Local Motion is Vermont's statewide advocate for active transportation, vibrant communities, and safe streets.  Their mission is simple:  to bring walking and biking within reach for all Vermonters.

Free and open to all.

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May
14
4:30 PM16:30

Local Author Visit: Dr. Molly Millwood

Please join us for a talk and book-signing event with local author and clinical psychologist Molly Millwood. Dr. Millwood, a mother herself, knows firsthand the confusion, guilt, and incompatible feelings so many mothers experience as they lose touch with their own identities and their sense of balance and well-being in the wake of giving birth. In To Have and To Hold: Motherhood, Marriage, and the Modern Dilemma, Millwood explores the complexities of early motherhood, including its very real impact on marriage, with candor, practical advice, and an eye toward empowering women to reclaim emotional, psychological, and relationship stability. 

Dr. Molly Millwood holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with advanced specialized training in marital therapy and intimate relationships. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford, Dr. Millwood joined the faculty of Saint Michael's College in Vermont where she is now a tenured professor and clinical supervisor. She is also a licensed psychologist in private practice where she is particularly known for her work with couples and with women navigating the transition to parenthood. She lives in Vermont with her husband and two children.

Free and open to the public.  Childcare provided.  Please call 482-2878 or email jill@carpentercarse.org to register for childcare.

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A Celebration on Two Wheels 
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

A Celebration on Two Wheels 

        Saturday, May 11th, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

It’s a celebration of all things bikes! Believe it or not, Carpenter-Carse Library will start loaning bikes on May 11th. With a generous bicycles donation from Vermont Bicycle Tours and grant funding from RiseVT and SCHIP, the library will begin loaning bikes for adults. You can check one out with your library card. Join us at this kick-off event for the Take-a-Bike! program.

There will be free bike repairs (first-come-first-served) by local experts and Old Spokes Home, a bike rodeo for kids, a printing station (bring a tee shirt or purchase a library tote bag!), snacks, coffee, and general merriment as we celebrate this exciting event. The Richard Tom Foundation will join us with safety tips and bicycle helmet fitting.

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May
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 Paul Marino at paulstevenmarino@gmail.com

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Apr
30
6:30 PM18:30

American Odyssey - from South Starksboro to São Paulo - from home para casa

 

Some people are known for being eager to leave, wanting to see the world and tasting cultures and flavors never before experienced. Others are content with developing the homestead, working the land and appreciating the juicy fruits that routine can bring to our lives. What happens when two souls, each bearing one of these personalities, come together with love and a willingness to make life happen together? Sixth generation Vermonter Nathan Shepard and fourth generation Japanese-Brazilian Christiane Kokubo will share a glimpse into how they traveled 30,000 miles in a small car that brought their bodies, minds and spirits from a cabin in Addison County to the largest city in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

Online Resources Class

Come learn more about all of the online resources that are available to you with your library card. Did you know that you can download music, listen to audio books, take a language class, conduct research using reputable print and online resources, take various educational classes, and search job listing databases all for free?

We will start with the basics- making sure you have a library card, know your card number, and can get signed in. We can then help you download any necessary apps on your personal device. The class will cover the basics of Freegal, Mango, Libby and the Vermont Online Library Databases. Please RSVP for this class by calling the library or emailing Richard at richard@carpentercarse.org.

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