Fizz, Boom, READ: Potions and More with chemistry master Carl Engvall. Concoct potions that may fizz and boom,—all safely, of course! Wed July 16. 2pm – 4:30pm. For ages 8 and up. Call to sign up: 453-2366
Join us this Thursday, July 10, 10:30 – 11:30a.m. at Holley Hall when the Vermont Institutes of Natural Science will bring animals up close. Compare amphibians, reptiles, birds…each well adapted to their habitats. - Family event!
On the lawn at the Lawrence Memorial Library, 40 North St, Bristol. Saturday May 10th and Sunday, May 11th from 10:00AM to 1:00PM. Hanging baskets, shrubs, ornamental trees, and perennials. All proceeds benefit the library. For more information call 453-2366
Next week, Wednesday, October 10th, there will be a second Lego Club event! Come build with host Torin Kearns, in the downstairs section of the Lawrence Memorial Library from 3:15 to 4:30! A snack will be included! Hope to see you all there!
Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13, from 10:00 to 1:00 each day at the Lawrence Memorial Library, 40 North St. We will have hanging baskets from Pine Tree Gardens, shrubs from Cobble Creek Nursery, and donated perennials—we will accept donations until the sale starts. All proceeds benefit the library. Call 453-2366 for more information.
Learn the simple ways of square foot gardening and basic gardening tips on when to plant and where to plant with Chef Courtney Contos. Participants will learn techniques for growing more, planting early, and weeding less, while nurturing soil life. Tuesday, March 20th 6:30 at the library. Sponsored by the library and the Bristol Farmer’s Market.
Starting January 30th, the Lawrence Memorial Library will have an intern on site, Mondays 10-4 to offer free, walk-in assistance for basic internet and computer questions.
Topics may include:
General introductory basic computer skills, help with online application of benefits ie. social security, 3 squares, and unemployment, downloading and using ebooks and other software, Basic internet Skills including navigating email, social networking sites, and other everyday applications, and Troubleshooting computer issues.
The Lawrence Memorial Library will present “Creepy Classics”, an hour of spooky stories for adults, on Thursday, October 27th, at 7pm. The reader will be Jim Stapleton, a trustee of the Library. The presentation will be part of the Library’s year-long celebration of its hundredth birthday, “A Century of Stories”. The Library is located at 40 North Street, 2 blocks north of the traffic light in Bristol. The presentation is free and refreshments will be served.
Stapleton will read bone-chilling tales, tidbits, and poems from a variety of nightmarish sources, some well known, some not. His authors will include Edgar Allan Poe, Franz Kafka, William Shakespeare, and Walter de la Mare. He has promised to introduce his listeners to a “mystery author” by reading one of his tales.
Jim Stapleton moved to Bristol 2 years ago with his wife, Diana Bigelow, from the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. He and Diana have performed locally in various contexts, including his own play “Henry & Emily, The Muses in Massachusetts” at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, as well as “The Importance of Being Earnest” and the recent Talent Show/Fundraiser, both at Holley Hall in Bristol.
The Lawrence Memorial Library presents Lyn Elder in a program of early English ballads and folk songs for Halowe’en and the harvest season. There will be songs about witches, ghosts, murderers, magicians, and Druids, as well as a few harvest songs for good measure.
Mr. Elder is a longtime collector of folklore and early music and an experienced performer in these fields. He will be singing and playing several instruments of his own making, including guitars, gittern, hurdy-gurdy, and percussion. This program is recommended for adults and young adults, but not children, on account of its serious nature.
Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00 at the the Lawrence Memorial Library, 40 North Street, Bristol.
Sunday, June 12, 11am-2pm ~ Celebratory Brunch at Mary’s at Baldwin Creek (1868 Route 116 N) in honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the library Reserve your place before June 5 ~ $26.00 for a wonderful feast Tickets at the library in person or by mail or use the donate link on the website (below left) For details/information: call the library at 453-2366
James Kochalka, Springfield, Vermont native, 2011 Vermont Cartoonist Laureate, creator of the daily comic strip American Elf and music videos for Nickelodeon, composer, and more!
Eugenie Doyle, Monkton author and farmer (The Last Resort Organic Farm) and author of young adult novels Stray Voltage and According to Kit
Jim Stapleton, Bristol resident, actor, and author of just-published Sanctuary Reflections: State of Nature, State of Mind
A sample of the menu: Duck Confit & Apple Butter Tart * Shrimp-Potato Cakes; Chive Mayonnaise * Fruit Skewers Cherry Tomato Stuffed with Hummus * Polenta Squares with Sun-dried Tomato Tapenade Garden Vegetable Frittata * Sausage and Pepper Frittata Chilled Poached Salmon with Lemon Scallion Cream Grilled Marinated VegetablesCranberry Maple Scones * Lemon Blueberry Muffins * Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Jim Stapleton and Diana Bigelow will present “Sanctuary Reflections in Story and Song” on Saturday, May 14th, 7pm at the Federated Church, 37 North St. in Bristol. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. The program is part of the year-long centennial celebration, “One Hundred Years of Stories” of the Lawrence Memorial Library. For more information about the centennial, call 453-2366; for information about this program, call 453-5060.
The seventy-five minute program will feature readings from Jim’s recently published book, Sanctuary Almanac, and a selection of Diana’s own songs. During the 1980s the couple lived in the Mid-Hudson Valley at the John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary where Jim was resident naturalist. In 1987 he organized his natural history observations into a book-length almanac of stories and meditations. Diana’s songs were written a decade later on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington where the couple then lived. The songs share with the stories a reverence for the natural world and offer a complementary perspective on “sanctuary”.
Tuesday, April 5, 6:30-7:30pm. Community poets at Bristol’s Lawrence Memorial Library, 40 North St, Bristol. Elaine Pentalari and Ed Webbley read their poetry. Refreshments served, free. Info: 453-2366. Tuesday, April 12, 6:30-7:30pm. Community poets at Bristol’s Lawrence Memorial Library, 40 North St, Bristol. Warm up to Poetry: open reading. Share your favorites by others, or share some or your own poetry. Hosted by Elaine Pentalari. Refreshments served, free. Info: 453-2366. Tuesday, April 19, 6:30-7:30pm. Community poets at Bristol’s Lawrence Memorial Library, 40 North St, Bristol. David Weinstock and Bob Bernstein read their poetry. IRefreshments served, free. nfo: 453-2366. Tuesday, April 26, 6:30-7:30pm. Community poets at Bristol’s Lawrence Memorial Library, 40 North St, Bristol. Chico Martin and John Elder read their poetry. Info: 453-2366. Refreshments served, free. Info: 453-2366
Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol, Vermont celebrates its centennial in 2011. Throughout the year, the library will sponsor a number of events to tell a “Century of Stories.” Celebrations kick off with a special 100th birthday party 1-11-11. Throughout the day, entertainment, munchies, punch and party favors—bookmarks created especially for the occasion by Bristol students—will be available. Children’s librarian Marita Bathe-Schine along with Mike Gleason Special will offer storytimes and readings during the daytime. Bristol Elementary School students will pay a visit to the library. During the day, music by Will Parini as well as by the “The Elders” from Living Well residential care home, and students from area schoools will echo through the library. In the later afternoon, the BASK Readers’ Theatre Group will offer entertainment. Long-time Bristol residents who themselves have reached or are approaching one hundred years old will offer reminiscences. From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., the formal birthday party begins, with birthday cake, cupcakes that will have been decorated throughout the day, punch, and special music by Ken Weston and the Bristol Band.