Mad Scientist becomes a Tech Wizard!
Beginning May 22nd at Bent Northrop Memorial Library, 3rd-8th graders will perform cool science experiments during UVM Extension’s new after school program: The Mad Scientist Becomes a Tech Wizard!
Classes start at 3pm (right after school) and end at 5pm.
Class size is limited – Click here to register or call 802-827-3945.
Back by popular demand!
UVM Extension 4-H, partnered with BNML, offers an after school Youth Digital Photography program once again – just in time for summer!
Kids in grades 3-8 can participate and cameras will be provided. Class starts Monday, May 13th. We start right after school at 3pm and continue to 5pm. No prior experience is necessary.
Adults or high school students who would like to volunteer as mentors are also welcome. Click here to register.
Just in time for Mother’s Day!!
Thursday, May 2, 6:30 pm
Class size is limited to 10 people.
Please sign-up at the circulation desk
Click here to register on-line.
$5.00 per person
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Fairfield’s own Gil Newbury will talk about his family’s incredible coast-to-coast journey on a bicycle built for four and the book he wrote chronicling their extraordinary trip!
“Pedal To The Sea is the true story of a family with young children on a remarkable 4-month, 4,685 mile, coast-to-coast bicycle trip across America pedaling a custom-made Quad, a ‘tandem’ bicycle for two – and two more. Pedal To The Sea vividly portrays the risks, joys, struggles and accidents of fate and faith that inevitably rise to the surface of such a journey. “
Open to all Fairfield Students
K through 12.
The winning entry will be printed and distributed as the official bookmark for Bent Northrop Memorial Library!
• Participants are encouraged to enter as many times as they wish.
• Entries are judged for originality, neatness and printability.
• Each entry must be 2 inches x 8 inches.
• Paper entries must be submitted on unlined, white paper.
• Electronic entries must be 300 dpi and emailed to BNML.WendyMaq@gmail.com
• Each entry must include your name, address, phone and email.
The bookmark must include the following information:
Library Name, Telephone Number, website, and business hours.
Submissions will be received at the circulation desk or via email until1pm, Saturday, April 6. The winner will be announced sometime during National Library Week. (April 14 – 20)
Saturday, May 18, 9-4pm
This course gives youth ages 11 to 15 years old the knowledge and confidence to care for infants and school-age children.
Combining video, activities, hands-on skills training and discussion for a complete learning experience, Babysitter’s Training teaches youth how to:
- Respond to emergencies and illnesses with first aid, rescue breathing and other appropriate care
- Make good decisions under pressure
- Communicate effectivelywith parents
- Recognize safety and hygiene issues
- Manage young children
- Feed, diaper and care for infants
- Start your babysitting business
Class size limited to 12, however a waiting list will be created.
Priority given to Fairfield Residents.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
This course is offered through a grant secured by the American Red Cross, therefore there is NO CHARGE!
SunCommon will be co-hosting a Solar 101 Seminar to help folks in Fairfield and the surrounding area understand whether solar can work at your home or farm. We’ll answer all your questions about what makes a good solar site, and how federal and state incentives and SunCommon’s innovative financing programs have finally brought solar within reach of everyone. 6:30pm at BNML. Questions and RSVP to Clary Franko 802.371.7948 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chloe Johnson, Fairfield Center School grad and BFA student, is organizing a program to provide girls with positive mentors, unique life experiences, and information on important topics. The four pillars of this program are:
Service, Environment, Leadership, and Fitness.
Program dates have been changed!
Today’s class has been rescheduled due to weather challenges for the speaker. It will be made up soon.
The three other program dates are:
-Wed. April 3
-Wed. April 10
-Wed. April 17
Beginning at 3pm, girls will be escorted to the library by a middle school student chaperone. They will have a short opportunity to eat a healthy snack, pick out a book to read, or start homework. Beginning about 3:30, the girls will begin the designated program for that week! Speakers, activities and group discussion will help each participant become a well rounded individual! Class will end at 4:30pm.
Participants should sign using this registration form or call the library!
- Participants will be chosen on a first come, first served basis.
- Limit of 15 girls per class.
- Program open to girls in Kindergarten – 5th Grade.
- Each speaker is subject to change.
- Chloe will update registered participants via email- please register to be updated!
Open to all Kids and Parents
Tuesdays, April 2nd & 16th
Every wonder how a toaster works? Like to tinker and disassemble fax machines or other small appliances?
Families have a unique opportunity to take things apart, enjoy potluck dinner, and figure out how things work!
Cliff Coy will help get things going and then we hope to begin a small group of “makers” in Fairfield!
Call the library to sign up!
1:00 pm Update: BNML will not open at 2pm.
There will be no after-school programming at BNML today.
PJ Storytime has been cancelled.
No Mahjongg tonight.
March 25, April 1st, 8th, & April 15th
Students to build a variety of projects using Lego WeDo’s in combination with children’s literature.
Call the library or click here to use the online registration!
Limit to 12 participants.
4-H Amelia Earhart Club
Flight for Girls
Girls in grades 4-8
March 21st, 28th
April 4th, 11th & 18th
Students to explore the basics of flight through a variety of hands-on activities including making bottle rockets, hot air balloons, a variety of rockets. At the conclusion of the program participants will have the opportunity to participate in a Saturday field trip to the Highgate Airport and, weather permitting, take a short plane ride.
Please use this Online Registration Form or call the library to register.
Limited to 14 girls.
Over the next few months, K – 5 Girls have the opportunity to participate in
an after-school program which will meet in four unique sessions. During each session, girls will learn a new skill to assist them in becoming a well-rounded individual.
Now in its second year, Be YourSELF was the brainstorm of BFA Junior, Chloe Johnson. Many young girls in Fairfield know Chloe through the countless hours she spends at The Ballet School. She is also a dedicated student, confident leader, and compassionate community member who personally believes in the four pillars of SELF: Service, Environment, Leadership and Fitness.
Each session will have a Guest Speaker with knowledge specific to one of the four pillars, followed by conversation, a sharing of experiences, and activities related to the session’s pillar. Girls will have a chance to ask questions at any point and snacks will be provided.
This program is FREE, but limited to 12 girls in each class. Girls can register for one class or for all four. Participants are chosen on a first-come, first-served basis. Please click here to be taken to the registration page.
Please be advised, some sessions may require clothes that can get muddied and appropriate outdoor footwear (mud boots, sneakers, etc.). Chloe will update registered participants via email.
RECEPTION: Sunday, March 10, 2 pm
All are welcome
Birds, Blooms, and Vintage, a solo exhibition showcasing the watercolor art of Vermont artist, Mary Ann Duffy Godin, is currently on display through Sunday, April 14, 2013.
Mary Ann is a member of the Milton Artists’ Guild, serving as one of its directors, and the Vermont Watercolor Society.
Mary Ann Duffy Godin grew up on a Vermont dairy farm in Milton, when all things were homespun, homebound, and homemade—a nostalgic time when life was simple and purposeful. There was time to look at things and take stock of one’s surroundings—a time that one might wish to recapture and preserve in some way because of its stark contrast to our lives today. Even though she is a farm girl at heart, many but not all of her paintings reflect an enthusiasm for the vintage with all its glamour, the femininity, the lace, the ruffles, the bows, the fabric. These all take a special place in the heart of this retired high school business/ technology teacher who has moved on to another part of life. She brings with her the many skills required for success from the professional world she left such as perseverance, organizational abilities, and technology skills, which have proven to be invaluable as she takes on this inspiring and creative venture in art.
Maple sugaring is at the front and center of life in Fairfield, Vermont, which brings a quote to the mind of this teacher-turned artist. It is a quote by Andrew Wyeth and it goes like this: “What I was after is what you get sugaring off maple from the maple tree. You keep boiling it down until you have the essence of purity.” Isn’t this the moment we all are trying to capture?
To learn more about Mary Ann Duffy Godin, please see her blog at: http://maryannduffygodin.com/