News from Carpenter-Carse Library

Youngster story times

Tuesdays, 9:30-10 a.m.

Join us 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.

Drop-in computer help

Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m.

New volunteer Charleen is taking appointments and has open office hours Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m. If you have a specific project you are looking for help with, contact her directly at: galfridayvt

Tech Help

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

We still have our regular Tech Help hours on Thursdays. Contact Richard at 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 whatever project you are working on – quilting, knitting, embroidery, etc. Free and open to the public.

Family afternoon movie

Friday, Sept. 20, 3:30 p.m.

Newly released sequel, “Mary Poppins Returns” Rated PG. Snacks be served. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday Story Time

Saturday, Sept. 21, 10-10:30 a.m.

Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers gather for stories, songs and games, followed by free play and snacks. All are welcome. Free.

Harmonicas for Health

Wednesday, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

You don’t need to know how to read music to play this tiny, simple instrument. Bring a harmonica in the key of C and a printout of the class song packet (provided at registration). Don’t have a harmonica? Hohner harmonicas will be available for purchase at class ($6 to $39.95). Class size limited; class runs for three weeks. Only sign up if you are able to attend all sessions. Free and open to the public. Email or call 482-2878 to register. Visit to learn more about the program.

Milkshake pARTy

Friday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m.

If you haven’t met our new director Beth Royer, this will be a great night to do so. There will be an array of milkshakes and smoothies and fabulous art on the walls, including the full collection of Dead Feminist Broadsides, designed and printed by artists Jessica Spring and Chandler O’Leary. This broadside series, which has been underway since 2008, celebrates an array of dead feminists including, Harriet Tubman, Frida Kahlo, Eleanor Roosevelt, Annie Oakley and Shirley Chisholm. The designs are letterpress-printed from hand-drawn lettering and illustrations. For a sneak peek visit:

A portion of the proceeds of each piece is donated to a cause that aligns with the issue highlighted by the artwork.

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