News from Carpenter-Carse Library

Live music with the SongFarmers of Hinesburg

Thursday, Sept. 5, 6 p.m.

Play an acoustic instrument or just love to sing along to old time, blues, country and folk music? Come join the Song Farmers during their monthly jam session and participate in this wonderful live music offering. It is lots of fun to just come down and listen as well. Free and open to the public

Drop-in computer help

Wednesdays starting Sept. 11, 2-4 p.m.

Need to work on a resume? Looking to learn how to use Microsoft Office Programs like Word, Excel and Publisher to make life easier? Just want help learning how to use a computer more skillfully? We have a new volunteer, Charleen, who is taking appointments and also has open office hours on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 11, 2-4 p.m. For help with a specific project  contact her directly: galfridayvt @gmail.com.

Tech help

Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Regular tech-help hours on Thursdays. Contact Richard at richard@carpentercarse.org to sign up for a 30-minute slot.

Hands and needles

Mondays, 10 a.m.- noon

Join handcrafting enthusiasts for a morning of creativity and conversation. Bring a project – quilting, knitting, embroidery, etc. Free and open to the public. The meeting on Sept. 16 will be a “welcome back” breakfast potluck. Bring a dish to share, it’s optional.

Mysteries and muffins

Sept. 11, 10:30 a.m.

Love mysteries? Join the book group! The informal group meets in the community room on the second Wednesday of each month. Stop by the front desk. Plan to chat about the book and snack on pastries. Don’t miss it.

Youngster story times

Tuesdays, 9:30-10 a.m.

Join the group every week for story time. Children ages 0-5-years-old and their caregivers come together for books, songs, rhymes and games. Followed by a snack and free play in the library. All are welcome.

Youngster music and movement

Thursdays, 9:30-10 a.m.

Get ready to move. Friends of Families hosts. Children ages 0-5-years-old and their caregivers are welcome for songs and movement games, followed by snack. All are welcome. Free.   

Afterschool crafternoons

Tuesdays, Sept. 10, 17, 24, 2:15-3:15 p.m.

Listen to a 2019 Vermont Red Clover Book Award book, have a snack while discussing the book, and make a craft. A six-week program for grades one through four. Space is limited. Register by emailing jen@carpentercarse.org or call 802-482-2878 or stop in at the library.

After-school snacks and stories with Greg

Wednesdays starting Sept. 11, 3:15 p.m.

A healthy snack after school provided by Hinesburg Community Resource Center and listen to some read-aloud stories. Volunteer Greg Leroy reads a variety of picture books for children of all ages. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Cell phone management book group

“How to Break Up With Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life”

Local media literacy educator and mom, Suzie McCoy, will lead group meetings and discussions on this timely book by Catherine Price.

Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? Do you frequently pick it up “just to check,” only to look up 45-minutes later wondering where the time has gone? Do you say you want to spend less time on your phone, but have no idea how to do so without giving it up completely? If so, you’re not alone.

Email Jill or call 802-482-2878 to sign up for the group. The library provides a limited number of books. Sign up early to borrow a copy.

If you are interested in joining this group, please read “Part 1: The Wake Up” prior to the first meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m. Second meeting is Wednesday, Nov.13, 6:30 p.m.

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