Bennington County Events
Bennington Library Coloring Circle
Don’t let winter make you blue…add some color! A coloring circle will begin on Friday, December 8, and will meet Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Reading Room of the Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver Street, Bennington. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own. For more information, visit benningtonfreelibrary.org or call 802-442-9051 and ask for the Reference Desk.
Dorset Library Dance Party
The Dorset Library is hosting a ‘Winter is Coming’ Dance Party on Saturday, December 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. This fun, free dance is open to all, including families. There will be snacks and dance music appropriate for all ages – young, medium and old – including some holiday favorites! Bring your old friends, make some new ones, and have a great time. Call 802-867- 5774 or go to dorsetvillagelibrary.org for details.
It’s a Wonderful Life at MCL
The Greatest Generation Film Series presents a classic holiday film on Wednesday, December 13, at 2 p.m. In the 1946 film, an angel is sent to help a desperately frustrated man see what life would have been like if he had never existed – that “it’s a wonderful life,” in fact. Frank Capra’s heartwarming masterpiece starring James Stewart and Donna Reed continues to endure, and after 70 years this beloved classic still remains as powerful and moving as the day it was made. The Greatest Generation Film Series is generously sponsored by At Home Senior Care. Refreshments will be served. Running time is130 minutes. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Avenue at the corner of Route 7A in Manchester Center.
Beading at the Pawlet Library
Join the trustees of the Pawlet Public Library for a fun and exciting evening of beading on Thursday, December 7, at 6:30 p.m. Participants will be able to choose from a number of earring designs. And if you are especially adventurous – you can bead a bracelet in peyote stitch. The workshop and supplies are free, but space is limited. Sign up soon by calling the Library at 802-325-3123.
South Londonderry Library News
There is a new exhibit by local artist Esther Fishman at the South Londonderry Free Library. Many of the scenes in Fishman’s work will be familiar to people who know and love our surrounding landscape. Pastels, collages, jewelry and ornaments will be on display. You can meet Fishman at the opening reception planned for 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, December 9, and learn how she creates her art.
On Saturday, December 16, Casey Junker Baily will present her annual holiday program for kids of all ages, starting at 10:30 a.m. The program will include reading a classic Christmas story and making decorations for hearth and home or for gift-giving. A surprise visit from Santa is expected, too. All are welcome!
The Library announces that about 50 DVDs were recently donated; come check them out. Many are well known and well-acted movies and TV series from the not-too-distant past.
There are also two more bookcases full of antique books for sale in the Library’s book loft. Most are limited-edition books printed in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Stop by and make an offer for these cloth bound and beautifully illustrated books.
Calling all artists: if you are in need of frames, Nancy Tips has donated a bunch of frames that she no longer needs. Stop in and make an offer; all sales will be donated to the Library.
The South Londonderry Free Library is located at 15 Old School Road in Londonderry. Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 5 p.m.; Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Rupert Kittay Library Raffle
Tickets are now being sold for the Rupert Kittay Library’s annual raffle. The drawing is Friday, December 1, at the No Strings Marionette production of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ at the Rupert Firehouse on Route 153. The winner takes all! Prizes include winner’s choice of a handmade quilt, a Keurig coffee maker, a gallon of maple syrup from Mountain Valley Maple Farm, Lake Champlain Chocolates, a cheese board gift package from JK Adams and a Cabot cheese basket. Also included are gift certificates from Rupert Rising Bread, Flour Girl Bake Shop, Sherman’s Store, Northshire Bookstore, Dorset Union Store and HN Williams. Tickets are $1 each, eight for $5 or 20 for $10. They can be purchased at the Library on Tuesday, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Thursday 5 to 7 p.m. and at the production on December 1. For details, call 802-394-2444.