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.