BNML is looking for someone interested in keeping our beautiful library clean! If you have a few hours each week (about 6) and
- can work independently with minimal supervision
- enjoy a flexible schedule
- don’t mind getting dirty
- can lift about 25lbs, stretch to clean large windows, and carry a vacuum up and downstairs
- have great attention to detail
- and solid references
… please apply with a letter of interest to Kristen Hughes, Bent Northrop Memorial Library, 164 Park Street, Fairfield, VT 05455. Primary tasks include mopping bathrooms and hallways, sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, emptying trash and recycling, and washing windows and glass. Additional tasks might occur as needed. $10/ hour.
Thursday, Nov 21st, Noon to 5:30 PM
Tuesday, Nov 26th, 2:30 to 8:00 PM
The National Day of Listening, sponsored by NPR’s Story Corp, takes place the day after Thanksgiving. We here at the library know that you will be telling tons of family stories as your family gathers for the holiday. Bring some of those stories to our own Fairfield Storytelling booth at the library Thursday, November 21from Noon to 5:30 PM or Tuesday, November 26 2:30 to 8:00 PM. The sessions will be recorded with audio and video. If you would like a copy of your own, please bring $1 to purchase the DVD onsite. The recording sessions are 30 minutes long with a minimum of 2 people. Pre-registration is required to reserve your time slot. Pick up a list of possible questions at BNML to help you prepare the stories you want to tell. Stories will be uploaded to the National Day of Listening site by BNML staff and volunteers.
Thursday, Nov 21st, 6pm
Please join NOTCH Navigators and Franklin County Regional Chamber of Commerce for an Enrollment Night at Bent Northrop Memorial Library.
Everyone needs to have Health Insurance by January 1, 2014. We can help you enroll in Vermont Health Connect:
- Come see the state’s new insurance marketplace!
- Take advantage of Navigators who will be here to assist you with enrollment.
- See if you qualify for assistance.
- Laptops will be available for you to use.
Thursday, Nov 21st @ 6pm
Register by calling BNML at 827-3945 or email email@example.com
Tuesday, October 8th 6-8pm
Do you ever feel like every Season bleeds into the next and that time is flying by? Or that there is never enough time? Feel like you stay in “overdrive” and rarely really tune into the unique energy and rhythm of the Season?
IMAGINE using the unique teachings of Autumn to bring more ease, grace and focus into your everyday living………….
JOIN us in a Workshop for Women who WANT to—
- Be more present in your relationships and able to really savor moments
- Gain energy and clarity by richly connecting with the Rhythm of Autumn
- Shift from overdrive into a more instinctive, nourishing pace so you feel more peaceful and grounded
Contact Tish directly with questions or to sign up firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, September 21st, 10:00 a.m.
Join County Forester Nancy Patch for an Invasive Species identification Lesson and a discussion on what to do about these Noxious plants.
Sugar-makers and Woodlot Owners BEWARE!
Protect wildlife and species diversity…
Get the BAD PLANTS out!
A presentation on memoir writing:
As we begin celebrating Fairfield’s 250th birthday, it is the perfect time to start jotting down our memories. You do not need to be a best-selling novelist, politician, writer, journalist, celebrity – amazing or old – to write a memoir. Anybody, at any time in his or her life, can write their story.
Where to begin? Most people are paralyzed by the size of the task. How to take thousands of threads and fragments from the past and put them in some kind of order? What to put it and what to leave out? How to shape the story?
These are the anxiety-provoking questions that cause many memoirs to linger for years half written, or never written at all.
On Thursday, September 12th at 7pm, memoirist Sandy Levesque, author of “Under A Fig Tree: A Family Memoir,” will address how to overcome these obstacles and begin to organize a story-telling project.
Join us in the Community Room at the Bent Northrop Memorial Library.
Friday, August 23, 3:00 p.m.
How many books will YOU read this summer?! Collect a ticket for each book you read from June 19 – August 23 (you can use your school reading log.)
For each ticket, you earn a run on the BIGGEST SLIP & SLIDE EVER!!
Did you know there is an EXTRA incentive to keep reading this summer!?? Mrs. Wood (Principal, Fairfield Center School) will receive copies of the BNML summer reading logs and randomly pull names at a school assembly for additional prizes!
You can log your reading online, just click HERE and enter!
Friday, August 9, 10-12:00 p.m.
Fairfield’s Fuel Up to Play 60 presents a Fairfield Fun Run!
Meet your friends and neighbors for our very first Fun Run. We are keeping the route very easy and safe by using the .50 mile loop on the walking path. Kids are encouraged to do it 4 times.
We plan to use this first one as a trial for bigger and better next year. Since we’ve never done anything like this before, we will be looking for constructive criticism after the event.
See you at 10 on Friday!!
Saturday, August 3, 10:00 a.m.
One of Fairfield’s favorite family activities!
Bring shirts, socks, towels, pillowcases any other 100% cotton items you want to dye!
We’ll provide elastic bands, dye, and the clothesline…
YOU make the masterpiece!
Thursday, August 1, 3-5:00 p.m.
Are you a budding inventor?
Like to take things apart to see how they work?
Have you wanted to, but worried you’d get in trouble?
Just want to tinker with stuff?
Bring your tools to BNML, we’ll provide the space and the safety goggles. We have some stuff here you can take apart or you can bring your own.
Take away a good time!
…and maybe your own invention!
Artist Reception: Aaron Vaillancourt
Wednesday July 24, 3pm-5pm
Aaron is 34 years old and has Down’s Syndrome. He loves to play all kinds of sports, but his favorite pastime is photography. He has a keen eye for mountains and sunsets. His animal photographs are amazing.
You can currently see Aaron’s Photography being shown in the Community Room at BNML now through July 31.
Please stop in to see his work and/or stop in on the 24th to meet him!
Thursday, July 25, 7:00 p.m.
Focus in on frozen conflict zones of the former Soviet Union: instability on the fringes of Europe in weird places you’ve never heard of, but probably should have.
Friday, July 19, 9:00 p.m.
Fairfield Teens!! Join us for an outdoor movie.
We will pop the popcorn and set up the show…
You bring a chair or blanket and some friends!!
Click here to vote on which movie we should show OR make a suggestion of your own!
Weather permitting, so call ahead! 802-827-3945
Friday, July 26, 3 to 3:30 p.m.
Inspired by the art of pop-up books:
14 Carrots is the story of Aunty Swelly, a mature rabbit trying to enter the job market after years of babysitting.
The show is filled with visual surprises, puppets, and audience participation for the youngest of children, while older kids learn to look critically at the balance of home and work.
Click here to learn more: The Puppetree!
Mr. K is back!
School-age kids join us:
Tuesday, July 16 for “Mysteries of the Soil”
Thursday, July 18 for “Tunnel, Dig, and Hole.”
The fun begins at 2:00 p.m.!