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Arvin A. Brown Library

What's New
February 2011

Winter News

In this issue:
New Books
Book Discussion
Front Porch Forum
Children's Programs
10th Anniversary
Holiday and Weather Closing


New Books

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Purchased since January 1


Sherlockian by Graham Moore
Freedom by Jonathon Franzen
Rescue by Anita Shreve
Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese
Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer
Metropolis Case by Matthew Gallaway
Strategic Moves by Stuart Woods
Tick Tock by James Patterson
Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley


Autobiography of Mark Twain
        by Mark Twain, Harriet Elinor Smith, editor

My Father at 100   by Ron Reagan
Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith
12 Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong
All That We Share by Jay Walljasper
Why I Left the Amish by Saloma Miller Furlong


Super Snow Day Seek and Find by Michael Garland
Ruby Valentine Saves the Day

     by Laurie B. Friedman and Lynne Avril
Story of the Leprechaun by Katherine Tegen
Everything But the Horse by Holly Hobbie
Cat Secrets by Jef Czekaj
My Name is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fosberry


PS Brothers by Maribeth Boelts
G-Man, Vol.1: Learning to Fly
     by Chris Giarrusso
Smurfs 1: The Purple Smurfs by Yvan Delporte and Peyo


Hunger by Jackie Kessler
God is in the Pancakes by Robin Epstein
Things a Brother Knows by Dana Reinhardt
Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Book Discussion

Looking for signs of spring yet?  Check out our next Vermont Humanities Council Read and Discuss Series title: “A Country Year” by Sue Hubbell.    The author is a former librarian who writes about her life in the Ozark Mountains, living alone on a 100 acre farm., where she tends 200 beehives and is a commercial honey producer.  She paints a prose portrait of her life and the landscape around her as she takes the reader through a year of seasons, spring to spring.  

Our discussion leader for this book will be Linda Bland from Cambridge, Vermont.  Linda’s first book, “Don’t Stop at Green Lights”, was released by Adams Media. She has led Vermont Humanities Council reading groups in 6 towns since 2000. A former literary agent, Linda has taught writing for 25 years at five Vermont colleges and universities, Burton Snowboards, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, and the State of Vermont. Her reading group leadership includes communication with the book’s author, provocative questions, and humor.   This is the second book in a four book discussion series hosted by the Arvin A. Brown Library in Richford and the Montgomery Town Library and sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council.  Books are available to borrow at both libraries and this discussion will take place at the Montgomery Town Library, 86 Mountain Road, on February 23 at 6 PM.  Please join us then for a lively discussion and thoughts of spring.  (If the weather is bad please call the Montgomery Library 326-3113 to confirm the program will take place).

The next books in the series:

March 30 in Montgomery:
       Jamaica Kincaid's  "My Garden (Book)"  
           with scholar Rachael Cohen

April 27  in Richford: 
       Jane Brox, "Here and Nowhere Else:
          Late Seasons of a Farm and Its Family" 
            with scholar Linda Bland


Front Porch Forum

Have you heard about the “Front Porch Forum” yet?  Front Porch Forum hosts networks of online neighborhood forums throughout Vermont, and has now come to Richford as a part of the eVermont Broadband grant which the town has received.
The mission of the Forum is to help neighbors connect and foster community within the neighborhood. Common sense and a growing body of research tell us that well-connected neighborhoods are friendlier places to live, with less crime, healthier residents, higher property values, and better service from local government and public utilities.  You can sign up at

Children's Programs

We had great fun with our 3rd Annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover.  We all sang Skinna-Ma-Rinky-Dink, played with Rubber Duckies and read Ten Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle.

Celebrate Snowmen! on February 19 at 11 am with a variety of snowmen crafts and stories suited to grades K - 6.

Snowflake Programs will be held during Winter Break on Wednesday the 23rd and Friday the 25th at 1pm both days. We will make several different crafts using glue, pasta shapes, and  different kinds of paper: tissue, construction, copy, scrapbook. This should be a fun program for anyone in grades K - 6.  

Join us on March 2nd at 6:30 for Pajama Storytime!  Sponsored by Building Bright Futures.

Peggy's 10th Anniversary

If you are in the library any time around February 14, be sure to say Happy Anniversay to Margaret Bicknell who is celebrating ten years of service at the library.  Thank you Peggy!

Holiday and Weather Closing

The library will be closed on February 21 in observance of Presidents Day.

When the weather is nasty (like the Groundhog's Day storm) please be sure to call the library before heading out, to be sure that we are open.

Arvin A. Brown Library
88 Main St.

Monday 10 -  5

Wednesday 10 - 8
Friday 10 - -5
Saturday 9 - 1
Closed Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays




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