Archive for January, 2015

Saturday Programs in January


Jan 17

Make your own Olaf night light. Let’s start with some snowman stories, the we’ll use glitter, glue, pipe cleaners and markers to make a glowing (powered by a battery operated LED tealight) night like fashioned after your favorite snowman – either from a movie, book or from your imagination!

Jan 24

Cardboard Robots come build a robot and watch them make designs without human help. Experiment with adjustments to change the design.  Learn about polarity, circuits and geometry.  The robot is yours to keep.  Hot glue and an x-acto knife will be used.  Children under 10, please bring an adult helper. Limit 12.

Jan 31

Snowflakes Up close and personal.  Books for the day will feature snowflakes! Learn about how snowflakes are formed and why each one is unique.  Make a glittered snowflake to place in a window at home.

January 16, 2015 at 1:01 pm Leave a comment

Salman Rushdie with What’s the Use of Stories That Aren’t Even True?

Bestselling author of Midnight’s Children and 2015 Vermont Reads book Haroun and the Sea of Stories talks about the importance of storytelling

Wednesday, January 14,  5:00 pm
Ira Allen Chapel, 26 University Place, Burlington  


Watch this event streamed LIVE at Richford Jr./Sr. High School

Salman Rushdie is the author of eleven novels: Grimus, Midnight’s Children(which was awarded the Booker Prize in 1981), Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shallimar the Clown and The Enchantress of Florence, and Luka and the Fire of Life. He is also the author of a book of stories, East, West, and three works of nonfiction – Imaginary Homelands,The Jaguar Smile, and Step Across this Line. He is coeditor of Mirrorwork, an anthology of contemporary Indian writing, and of the 2008 Best American Short Stories Anthology. Learn more about Rushdie.

His book Haroun and the Sea of Stories is the VT Humanities Council 2015 Vermont Reads selection and Richford Jr./Sr. High School has been awarded a grant for multiple copies of this title. The books have arrived and will be available next Wed. at the streaming event. A discussion of this title will be held at the Arvin A. Brown Public Library sometime in March.

January 9, 2015 at 12:14 am Leave a comment

Lego and a movie

Saturday January 10th

10 AM

lego pic

LEGO and a movie – a ‘matching” movie” !

Watch the movie, play with LEGO or do both!  All ages welcome, but children under 6 must be supervised by an adult.

January 9, 2015 at 12:07 am Leave a comment


Monday January 5th

4-5 pm

Everything you will need to know about quitting tobacco use, for when you are ready to quit!

Building Bright Futures is hosting a meeting for folks interested in quitting smoking for the new year. Come learn from a Northwest Medical representative about the great support and quitting aids available for free for Vermonters.

Childcare is available please email if you will need childcare.

This is class is open to anyone interested in quitting smoking.

January 1, 2015 at 7:10 pm Leave a comment

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