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Rutland Library Book Sale
The Rutland Free Library will hold a Book Sale on Friday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Browse thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and puzzles, most priced between 25 cents and $3. All mystery books are buy one, get one free. Romance novels are 50 cents each or five for $1. The Library is located at 10 Court Street in Rutland. Visit rutlandfree.org or call 802-773-1860 to learn more.
Manchester Community Library
On Tuesday, June 12, at 1 p.m., MCL (Manchester Community Library) will screen a 1950 Academy Award-winning film starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden directed by Billy Wilder. An unsuccessful screenwriter is drawn into the fantasy world of a faded silent film star who dreams of making a triumphant return to the screen. The film is free and open to the public. Running time is 111 minutes.
Guitarist Eric Despard will perform classical guitar music spanning 500 years on Wednesday, June 13, at 7 p.m. He performs extensively throughout North America as a soloist and with various chamber ensembles, as well as with various jazz, blues and rock groups throughout the Northeast. His passion for accessible community music and arts education led to a five year position as executive director of the Bennington Music School. He is an assistant professor of the Humanities and is music director at Southern Vermont College.
MCL is located at 128 Cemetery Avenue at the corner of Main Street/Route 7A in Manchester. For details, call 802-362-2607.
Weston Memorial Library
Come to the Weston Community Church on the Hill at 37 Lawrence Hill Road in Weston to hear science and history writer Rebecca Rupp as she presents her entertaining talk, ‘Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas and Madame Pompadour’s Underwear: The Surprising History of Common Garden Vegetables.’ Rupp will speak beginning at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6. Learn the long and fascinating histories of common garden vegetables at this free event, presented by the Wilder Memorial Library and the Vermont Humanities Council. Call Randall Szott with any questions at 802-824-4307.
Winhall Memorial Library
The Cookbook Club will hold a special cooking demonstration and food tasting with local chef Erik Peckel at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 14. To attend, RSVP at 802- 297-9741 or [email protected] by June 10. The Club meets on the second Thursday of each month.
The Library is displaying the artwork of Cristina Nieto Lewis for the month of June. An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, June 16, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Come meet the artist, view her creations, and enjoy some refreshments.
Join the Library at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, to discuss a book from ‘The Great American Read.’ Refreshments will be served. Come in and check out our display; there are 68 of the 100 titles on the list. ‘The Great American Read’ is an eight-part series airing on PBS that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels.
Winhall Memorial Library is located at 2 Lower Taylor Hill Road in Bondville. To learn more, call 802- 297-9741 or visit the website at winhallmemoriallibrary.org.
Cambridge Public Library
Howard Romack will bring live reptiles and amphibians to the Cambridge Public Library, 21 West Main Street, Cambridge, N.Y., at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, to teach attendees about these creatures and their habitats. He will return on Tuesday, June 5, at 6 p.m. to present his personal experiences and photos from his time spent in the rainforests of French Guiana. Learn all about the importance of the rainforest and the many species found there.
The Library plans to be at the Cambridge Farmers’ Market on Washington Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 10. They will be set up in the Community Tent to offer a variety of informational materials and activities. For information, contact Library Director Christina Becker at [email protected] or 518-677-2443.