Art Reception: "Wood-Burning" by Tom Ball
Mar
17
2:00 PM14:00

Art Reception: "Wood-Burning" by Tom Ball

“Wood Burning,” a solo show of paintings and wood-burned art by artist Tom Ball will be on display at the Tunbridge Public Library from March 1 until May 3, 2019. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, March 17, from 2-4 p.m. It is free and open to the public. 

Tom Ball is an owner of Tatunka Tattoo on the green in South Royalton, Vt. He has been tattooing for nearly 30 years in the Upper Valley. Ball retired as a Registered Nurse after working 30 years at White River Junction VA Medical Center.

Ball is an avid wood burner and painter. And also loves to do dry stone work. Some of his art reflexes his immense tattooing talent and he enjoys doing custom art for patrons.

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Pen & Ink:     A Winter Evening with Shawn Braley
Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

Pen & Ink: A Winter Evening with Shawn Braley

You’ve seen his work on a Tunbridge Fair poster, on the 8th grade “Seasons” mugs, and he’s had a show here at the Library. The next Winter Evening on Friday (March 1) at 7 pm you’ll get to meet artist Shawn Braley in a presentation entitled “Pen & Ink.” Come hear the story of how this local artist found a way to unleash his creativity and pursue his passion.

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Story Hour: Postponed till March 2nd
Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

Story Hour: Postponed till March 2nd

Story Hours this winter follow the theme: “Try Something New!”

Can you talk without words? Tell a story?

Join us for our next one is Saturday (March 2) at 9 am, Sign Language."  Families with children of all ages are invited to join Mariah and friends for stories, activities, and a snack. What is a sign for “cookie?”

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Monday Chess Club
Feb
18
4:30 PM16:30

Monday Chess Club

Introducing a weekly Chess Club. Phil VanDusen will lead a weekly Chess Club for all ages at the library, Mondays from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.  Whether you've been playing for months, or decades, join like minded chess fans every Monday evening.

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Local Democracy: a Winter Evening with Susan Clark
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Local Democracy: a Winter Evening with Susan Clark

We’ll spend our next Winter Evening on Friday (Feb. 15 at 7 pm) with Susan Clark, a national authority on town meeting and local democracy.

Susan will be speaking about “Slow Democracy: Keeping it Real in the Green Mountains.”

Susan has co-authored “All Those in Favor” with Professor Frank Bryan, and more recently, she’s published "Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home." Susan practices what she preaches, and is moderator of the Town Meeting in Middlesex where she resides.

As always, this event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will follow.

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Chess Club
Feb
11
4:30 PM16:30

Chess Club

Introducing a weekly Chess Club. Phil VanDusen will lead a weekly Chess Club for all ages at the library, Mondays from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.  Whether you've been playing for months, or decades, join like minded chess fans every Monday evening.

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Story Hour: Making Friends
Feb
9
9:00 AM09:00

Story Hour: Making Friends

  The Story Hours this winter follow the theme: Try Something New! This Saturday (Feb. 9) at 9 am, join us for the next one: "Making Friends."  Families with children of all ages are invited to join Mariah and a special guest for stories, activities, and a snack... with all among friends.


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Winter Evening-- from Book to Film with Mimi Baird
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

Winter Evening-- from Book to Film with Mimi Baird

In her book “He Wanted the Moon,” author Mimi Baird told the story of her father’s medical career striving to understand types of mental illness… only to find himself falling victim to crippling manic depression. When Brad Pitt optioned the book for a film, Mimi found herself in a new effort— working with screenwriter and playwright Tony Kushner to adapt the book to a motion picture. Come hear Mimi speak of her experiences reflecting real human struggles in art.

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Story Hour: Cheese!
Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

Story Hour: Cheese!

The theme for Story Hours this winter and spring is: “Try Something New!” We’ll have stories, an activity, and a snack all with connections to cheese. Local cheese aficianado, Mark Bomalaski will be on hand to tell us more about cheese, and help us try something new— to eat!

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Winter Evening - Freeing the Airwaves w/ Todd Tyson
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Winter Evening - Freeing the Airwaves w/ Todd Tyson

Todd Tyson of Tunbridge, will be the Tunbridge Public Library’s Winter Evenings speaker on Friday at 7 p.m. Todd’s subject will be “Setting Free the Airwaves: The Roots and Branches of Community Radio in the Upper White River Watershed.“

 The evening’s presentation will feature an on-air radio vibe interspersed with music, commentary, airwaves evolution and time for plenty of questions. Tyson is currently Station Manager/Program Director at Royalton Community Radio (WFVR-LP). He got his start in radio in 1976 and has produced programming on stations in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Virginia. He has co-produced the long-running “Crossroads on the Point“ program in Montpelier for nearly 20 years.

 The program is free. Refreshments will be served. For information call 889-9404.

 

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Learn @ the Library: Make Paracord Bracelets
Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Learn @ the Library: Make Paracord Bracelets

What tool can be a whistle, a fastener, a watchband, and a way to store rope?

The answer is a paracord bracelet, and you can learn to make one in just one hour. They can be large or small, plain or beautiful. Join paracord craftsman Brice Stride as he guides you through the process with the wisdom of experience. No experience is necessary, and all materials are provided. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

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Story Hour: Winter Solstice
Dec
15
9:00 AM09:00

Story Hour: Winter Solstice

What happens when the days get shorter and shorter, … and the nights get longer and longer?

This Saturday, we’ll focus on the amazing moment called the Winter Solstice.  Families with children of all ages are invited to join Mariah for a nature craft, poetry, a song, snack… and of course, stories that are just right for the shortest days of the year.

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Activities with the ArtsBus
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Activities with the ArtsBus

Beginning at 9 am, you can join artists from the ArtsBus for a morning of creative fun in the Community Room at the Library.

Remember that Santa will be visiting the Library at 10:30 and staying for interviews and pictures. Stories will be available for those who have completed their artwork and would like to wait together for Santa to arrive!

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Film and Discussion: "Dancing with the Cannibal Giant."
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Film and Discussion: "Dancing with the Cannibal Giant."

BALE brings its new film “Dancing with the Cannibal Giant” to the Tunbridge community. Experience five true stories of grit, hope, and resilience in a world in which conflict and disempowerment can seem to be the dominant themes. Adiscussion follows the film. Join us for an event that demonstrates how real people can create a world of compassion and common purpose.

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Art Reception for Marianne Benoir
Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

Art Reception for Marianne Benoir

"A Retrospective: Then Through Now," a solo show by South Royalton, Vt., photographer Marianne Benoir, will be on display at the Library from Nov. 6, 2018, until Jan. 7, 2019.

The show is a retrospective look at Benoir's work. There will be color as well as black and white images of flora, fauna, places, things and people. This only scratches the surface of the subject matter which she has photographed and wishes to share with others. Visitors are bound to recognize some things that are familiar and will be intrigued by something new. Photo cards will be on sale during the show. 

Artist's statement:

While having spent a good deal of time in New England, I have also lived and traveled elsewhere. Photos became important at an early age. Sifting through photos with my grandmother and hearing the connected stories helped me to feel a part of something larger. Thus my foray into photography began. Summer camp, siblings, sunsets and pets all gained my attention. These early photos however, were more for memory sake. When I got my first digital camera, the same one I use today, there was suddenly a whole new world of possibilities. Now, I was free to experiment with light and subject in a way I had not before.

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