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Roxbury Free Library

December 2017

VHC 1st Wednesday Lecture Carpool

December 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

12/6/2017 First Wednesdays Montpelier A group carpool will depart from the RFL at 6:30 for the 7:00 lecture.  Please contact the RFL with any questions. The December 6th lecture is Hamilton:  The Man and the Musical.  From his birth in the Caribbean to death in a duel, Alexander Hamilton's life was part romance, part tragedy—and the inspiration for the blockbuster Broadway musical. Hamilton biographer Willard Sterne Randall discusses the man and the musical, with excerpts from its score.    …

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Library Board of Trustee’s Meeting Copy

December 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

About The RFL trustees meet for their monthly board meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 in the RFL.  All board meetings are open to the public and agendas and minutes can be found in the “about” section of this website.

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Ski Film Showing

December 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - December 16, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Free

There is little snow on the ground today, but we know many community members are hoping for more soon. If that sounds like you, join us at the RFL this evening to kick off another season of skiing and riding with some exciting snow sports films on the almost big screen at the RFL (we can't advertise film titles here, but running times and other information will be advertised in advance of the 15th). Light refreshments will be available, no…

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Children’s Ornament & Holiday Crafts

December 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Bring the kids in to the RFL for some low key holiday crafting.  Salt dough ornaments will be provided to those in attendance.  Happy holidays! This event is free.  Please RSVP to ensure we have enough materials for everyone.  Contact the RFL with any questions.

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Holiday Movie Marathon

December 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Starting at 4:00 we will begin playing holiday movies on the almost big screen in the RFL. The first film we be G rated, for the youngest viewers, and then will be followed with other films for the whole family. We can't advertise film titles here, but running times and film start times will be advertised closer to the event. Come in for just one film or stick around for all of them.

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Library Board of Trustee’s Meeting

December 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

About The RFL trustees meet for their monthly board meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 in the RFL.  All board meetings are open to the public and agendas and minutes can be found in the “about” section of this website.

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Distribution of Free Children’s Book

December 21, 2017
Free

Thanks to our generous supporters we are excited to again be able to offer free books to all of our community youth. We anticipate the 21st of December to be the date, but that is not confirmed as of today. The students at RVS will be coming over during the school day so they will have an opportunity to pick books then. If you have a child under school age or being home schooled and would like a book but…

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Change in hours of operation

December 26, 2017

In anticipation of low visitation today, the RFL will be opening at 1:00 today instead of the normal 10:00. Apologies or any inconvenience.

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January 2018

Library Board of Trustee’s Meeting

January 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
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Free

About The RFL trustees meet for their monthly board meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 in the RFL.  All board meetings are open to the public and agendas and minutes can be found in the “about” section of this website.

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Roxbury Chess Parlor

January 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 1, 2018

Free

The RFL will be open on four Thursday evenings starting Jan. 11th to host informal chess games for all ability levels. The plan is to start at 7:00 on Thursday 1/11/2018. If you do have an extra set available to bring it would not hurt. No reservation required.

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Adult Book Club

January 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Roxbury Adult Book Club is meeting on 1/15/2018.  The novel, The Velveteen Daughter, by Laura Davis Huber will be the topic of conversation tonight. Please contact the RFL with any questions and no reservation required.

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February 2018

Othello at the RFL

February 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday and Tuesday, repeating until March 5, 2018

Free

Join us at the RFL on Monday evenings in February to share in an informal reading of Shakespeare's Othello. Books will be provided to all participants. Feel free to join in all of the readings or just one or two as your schedule permits. Please note, Monday 2/19/18 will be a book club meeting and not Othello, so please check in with the RFL to see how the participants decide to reschedule that night's reading as we get closer to…

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Children’s Story Hour

February 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 21, 2018 @ 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until February 21, 2018

Free

Children's Story Hour We will be offering a short story hour this month on Wednesday mornings for our youngest readers. No reservation required.

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VHC 1st Wednesday Lecture Carpool

February 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

2/7/2018 First Wednesdays Montpelier A group carpool will depart from the RFL at 7:00 for the 7:30 lecture.  Please contact the RFL with any questions. The February 7th lecture is Poetry and Song.  Celebrating forty years together, the Thetford Chamber Singers present powerful literary texts with complex choral arrangements, including the work of Wendell Berry, Emily Dickinson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and others. Part of the Farmers Night Series at the Vermont State House.          

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VHC 1st Wednesday Lecture Carpool

February 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

3/7/2018 First Wednesdays Montpelier A group carpool will depart from the RFL at 7:00 for the 7:30 lecture. Please contact the RFL with any questions. The March 7th lecture is Former Scenic America President and TED talk lecturer Ed McMahon, who holds the Charles E. Fraser Chair on Sustainable Development at the Urban Land Institute, highlights the importance of a sense of place and explores why our physical surroundings are worth caring about. Please note, this month's lecture is being…

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Adult Book Club

February 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Roxbury Adult Book Club is meeting on 2/19/2018.  The novel, The Winter Vault, by Anne Michaels will be the topic of conversation tonight. Please contact the RFL with any questions and no reservation required.

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Roxbury Representative Open House

February 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Free

We welcome several of Roxbury's elected officials to the RFL this afternoon for an informal gathering to ask questions and interact. Don't wait until Town Meeting day to get informed or ask questions about what is happening in town or at the state. Today is a great chance to interact with those individuals making decisions about life in Roxbury. No reservation required. (Ben Jickling from the VT. House, and Lisa Frost from the MRPS board are confirmed for attendance. We…

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March 2018

RFL Closed

March 6, 2018

We will be closed today for Town Meeting.  Please plan accordingly and we look forward to seeing you at Town Meeting.

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CANCELED – Library Board of Trustee’s Meeting

March 13, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Free

There will be no trustees meeting this month, March 2018. All board meetings are open to the public and agendas and minutes can be found in the “about” section of this website.

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Adult Book Club

March 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Roxbury Adult Book Club is meeting on 3/19/2018.  The novel, News of the World, by Paulette Jiles will be the topic of conversation tonight. Please contact the RFL with any questions and no reservation required.

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April 2018

VHC 1st Wednesday Lecture Carpool

April 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

4/4/2018 First Wednesdays Montpelier A group carpool will depart from the RFL at 6:30 for the 7:00 lecture. Please contact the RFL with any questions. The April 4th lecture is Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Still Funny After All these Years, by Dartmouth professor Peter Travis discusses the genius, literary achievement, and enduring humanity of Geoffrey Chaucer, the fourteenth-century “Father of English Poetry.”            

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Adult Book Club

April 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Roxbury Adult Book Club is meeting on 4/16/2018.  The novel, Margaret Fuller, by Megan Marshall will be the topic of conversation tonight. Please contact the RFL with any questions and no reservation required.

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Film Viewing-POSTPONED

April 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  We found out this week that it makes sense for us to postpone this event until May.  When we get the final details worked out we will advertise the changes.  Apologies for any inconvenience. The RFL will be showing a documentary about the modern women's rights movement tonight. The film will begin at 7:00, immediately following the pot luck dinner at the church. Please contact the RFL with any questions. No reservation required.

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RFL Closed

April 18, 2018
Free

The RFL is closed today.  We will apologize for any inconvenicne.

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Poetry Out Loud National Finals

April 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Free

We will have the semi-finals broadcasting all day on the 24th while the RFL is open.

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May 2018

VHC 1st Wednesday Lecture Carpool

May 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

5/2/2018 First Wednesdays Montpelier A group carpool will depart from the RFL at 6:30 for the 7:00 lecture. Please contact the RFL with any questions. The May 2nd lecture is Vincent Van Gogh and the Books he Read.   Van Gogh’s letters reveal that his paintings and drawings were inspired by his reading as well as by people, nature, and other painters’ work. Art historian Carol Berry shows the profound influence of the works of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Charles Dickens,…

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Adult Book Club

May 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Roxbury Adult Book Club is meeting on 5/14/2018.  The novel, Margaret Fuller, by Megan Marshall will be the topic of conversation tonight. Please contact the RFL with any questions and no reservation required.

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June 2018

Library Board of Trustee’s Meeting – CANCELLED

June 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Free

About The RFL board will meet again in August, the June and July meetings are cancelled.  The RFL trustees meet for their monthly board meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 in the RFL.  All board meetings are open to the public and agendas and minutes can be found in the “about” section of this website.

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Distribution of Free Children’s Book and Summer Fun

June 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Thanks to our generous supporters we're excited to again be able to offer free books to all of our community youth. If you can't come in on Saturday please contact us and we will arrange another opportunity for you to get books. We will have some activities and games setup at this time as well to help kick start a summer full of visits to the library. No reservation required. Please contact the RFL with any questions (802-485-6860 or librarian@roxburyfreelibrary.org).

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VHC 1st Wednesday Lecture Carpool

June 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

6/20/2018 First Wednesdays Montpelier A group carpool will depart from the RFL at 6:30 for the 7:00 lecture. Please contact the RFL with any questions. Former Scenic America President and TED talk lecturer Ed McMahon, who holds the Charles E. Fraser Chair on Sustainable Development at the Urban Land Institute, highlights the importance of a sense of place and explores why our physical surroundings are worth caring about. Rescheduled from March 7.            

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Book Speed Dating at the RFL

June 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Summer is short and there are a lot of good books to read in those few months. Join us this evening for a fun and informal structured round of short dates with a lot of books. Who knows, you might even find a new life-long relationship with a book you never would have taken off the shelf. No strings attached, love them or leave them, the books won't be hurt. No reservation required and light refreshments will be available. Please…

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July 2018

Library Board of Trustee’s Meeting – CANCELLED

July 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Free

About The RFL board will meet again in August, the June and July meetings are cancelled.  The RFL trustees meet for their monthly board meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 in the RFL.  All board meetings are open to the public and agendas and minutes can be found in the “about” section of this website.

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August 2018

Library Board of Trustee’s Meeting

August 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Free

About The RFL trustees meet for their monthly board meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 in the RFL.  All board meetings are open to the public and agendas and minutes can be found in the “about” section of this website.

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Arts Bus at the RFL

August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

We again have the Arts Bus scheduled for a summer stop at the RFL. All children are welcome to attend the fun, even if they are not Roxbury residents, so bring a friend. We hope to see you there! What is the Arts Bus? It's an old school bus converted by many good-spirited volunteers into a mobile art studio, reading room and music space. What does it do? The Arts Bus provides free instruction in the visual arts, crafts, music,…

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September 2018

Library Board of Trustee’s Meeting

September 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Free

About The RFL trustees meet for their monthly board meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 in the RFL.  All board meetings are open to the public and agendas and minutes can be found in the “about” section of this website.

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Adult Book Club

September 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Roxbury Adult Book Club is reconvening this evening after their summer break to plan out their year of reading. Please contact the RFL with any questions and no reservation required.

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Banned Books Week 2018

September 23, 2018
Free

Censorship is one thing you will not find at the RFL.  Come join us at the RFL to celebrate diversity and the freedom to speak, write, and read your mind.

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October 2018

VHC 1st Wednesday Lecture Carpool

October 3, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

10/03/2018 First Wednesdays Montpelier A group carpool will depart from the RFL at 6:15 for the 7:00 lecture. Please contact the RFL with any questions. The March 7th lecture is How the South Won the Civil War and Why it Matters by John Stauffer. Please note, this month's lecture is being held at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier              

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Library Board of Trustee’s Meeting

October 9, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

About The RFL trustees meet for their monthly board meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 in the RFL.  All board meetings are open to the public and agendas and minutes can be found in the “about” section of this website.

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Adult Book Club

October 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Roxbury Adult Book Club is meeting this evening to discuss the book Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. Please contact the RFL with any questions and no reservation required.

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November 2018

RFL Celebration of Support

November 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Free

RFL Celebration of Support Saturday 11/10/2018 The RFL board of trustees is hosting a reception to celebrate all those who help the RFL achieve its mission. We are inviting everyone who has supported the RFL in any capacity in the last year to join us at the RFL for a casual reception including hors d'oeuvres and light fare. Come share the company of other library supporters and join in the discussion about our library with its most ardent fans. Thank…

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VHC 1st Wednesday Lecture Carpool

November 7, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

11/07/2018 First Wednesdays Montpelier A group carpool will depart from the RFL at 6:15 for the 7:00 lecture. Please contact the RFL with any questions. The November 7th lecture is “Fake News” & Democracy in America" by Mary Potok. Please note, this month's lecture is being held at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier.              

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Agriculture Literacy Week Book Display

November 12, 2018 - November 17, 2018
Free

For the first time in a few years we are not showing a film and organizing a discussion in support of Ag. Literacy Week.  However, this year you will find a book display at the RFL to support the theme of Celebrating our Ancestral Roots. Check out this link for more details (https://nofavt.org/events/agricultural-literacy-week).    

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Library Board of Trustee’s Meeting

November 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Free

About The RFL trustees meet for their monthly board meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 in the RFL.  All board meetings are open to the public and agendas and minutes can be found in the “about” section of this website.

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December 2018

Holiday Ceramics with 3rd Branch Pottery

December 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

This year we are growing our annual children's salt dough ornament making event by inviting Third Branch Pottery into the RFL. A variety of prepared ceramics will be available for children to put the finishing decorative touches on. Please note, all crafts will be kiln fired and then returned to the RFL for pickup before the end of December. Donations will be appreciated to help cover the cost of materials for the event.  

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Adult Book Club

December 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Roxbury Adult Book Club is meeting this evening to discuss the book There There by Tommy Orange. Please contact the RFL with any questions and no reservation required.

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Library Board of Trustee’s Meeting

December 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Free

About The RFL trustees meet for their monthly board meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 in the RFL.  All board meetings are open to the public and agendas and minutes can be found in the “about” section of this website.

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January 2019

VHC 1st Wednesday Lecture Carpool

January 2, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

01/02/2019 First Wednesdays Montpelier A group carpool will depart from the RFL at 6:15 for the 7:00 lecture. Please contact the RFL with any questions. The January lecture is Mad Men and Mad Women:  The Construction of Gender in Mid-Century America.  Using AMC’s TV series Mad Men as an introduction, Middlebury professor Joyce Mao examines the Cold War foundations of gender in the US at the dawn of the 1960s, when the federal government and corporate America indelibly shaped middle-class…

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Rescheduled Library Board of Trustee’s Meeting

January 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

About The RFL board meeting originally scheduled for 1/8/2019 was cancelled due to a lack of a quroum and has been rescheduled for 1/15/2019.

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Adult Book Club

January 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Roxbury Adult Book Club is meeting this evening to discuss the book Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Please contact the RFL with any questions and no reservation required.

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February 2019

VHC 1st Wednesday Lecture Carpool

February 6, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

02/06/2019 First Wednesdays Montpelier The February lecture is An Evening with Langston Hughes.  In this dramatic rendition of Langston Hughes’ poems and short stories, actor and writer David Mills celebrates the life of the Harlem Renaissance writer Group carpool is departing the RFL at 6:45 for the 7:30 lecture at the VT. State House.  Please contact the RFL with any questions.              

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Adult Book Club

February 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Roxbury Adult Book Club is meeting this evening to discuss both this and last month's reading selections:  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston, and Fear, by Bob Woodward.  No reservation required. Please contact the RFL with any questions and no reservation required.

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Library Board of Trustee’s Meeting

February 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

About The RFL trustees meet for their monthly board meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 in the RFL.  All board meetings are open to the public and agendas and minutes can be found in the “about” section of this website.

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RFL Closed

February 27, 2019

We will be closed today.  Please plan accordingly and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow when we are open again.

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March 2019

RFL Closed

March 5, 2019

We will be closed today for Town Meeting.  Please plan accordingly and we look forward to seeing you at Town Meeting.

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VHC 1st Wednesday Lecture Carpool

March 6, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

03/06/2019 First Wednesdays Montpelier The March lecture is Virtue and Vice:  the World of Vermeer's Women.  Dartmouth professor Jane Carroll examines the stories of courtship, seduction, and virtue portrayed and the encoded messages presented in the works of 17th-century Dutch painter Jan Vermeer. Group carpool is departing the RFL at 6:15 for the 7:00 lecture at the Kellog Hubbard Library.  Please contact the RFL with any questions.              

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Roxbury Travelogue: Buenos Aires Argentina and Chilean Patagonia

March 9, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Feeling a bit of cabin fever? Come grab a chair at the RFL and embark on some voyages around the globe this March. Please join us on March 9th as we travel the world with stories from Ben Pincus' recent trip to South America. No reservation required and light refreshments will be available.

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Adult Book Club

March 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Roxbury Adult Book Club is meeting this evening to discuss this month's reading selection:  An Odyssey:  A Father, A Son, and An Epic.  No reservation required. Please contact the RFL with any questions and no reservation required.

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Roxbury Travelogue: Poland to Portugal

March 16, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Feeling a bit of cabin fever? Come grab a chair at the RFL and embark on some voyages around the globe this March. Please join us on March 16th as we travel the world with stories from the Zajac family's recent trip to Europe. No reservation required and light refreshments will be available.

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Roxbury Travelogue: Italy

March 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Feeling a bit of cabin fever? Come grab a chair at the RFL and embark on some voyages around the globe this March. Please join us on March 21st as we travel the world with stories from the Edwards family's recent trip to Italy. No reservation required and light refreshments will be available.

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April 2019

VHC 1st Wednesday Lecture Carpool

April 3, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

04/03/2019 First Wednesdays Montpelier The March lecture is Emily Dickinson:  Poet of New England.  Emily Dickinson lived her entire life in Amherst, Massachusetts. One of the greatest American poets, and probably the most important woman poet of all time, she was also a quintessential New England poet. UVM professor emeritus Huck Gutman explores what Dickinson can teach us. Group carpool is departing the RFL at 6:15 for the 7:00 lecture at the Kellog Hubbard Library.  Please contact the RFL with…

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RFL Closed

April 17, 2019

We will be closed today.  Please plan accordingly and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow when we are open again.

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Adult Book Club

April 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Roxbury Adult Book Club is meeting this evening to discuss this month's reading selection:  The Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich.  No reservation required. Please contact the RFL with any questions and no reservation required.

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2019 Poetry Out Loud Contest Semi-Finals

April 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Free

The RFL will be broadcasting the semi-finals for the 2019 Poetry Out Loud contest. On the 30th the RFL will be open normal hours and will have a display setup broadcasting the semi-finals all day. The broadcasts are free and open to the public.

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May 2019

VHC 1st Wednesday Lecture Carpool

May 1, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

05/01/2019 First Wednesdays Montpelier The May lecture is The Architecture of Montpelier.  Vermont State Curator David Schutz explores Montpelier’s rich architectural history. He will follow his First Wednesdays program with a walking tour of Montpelier on Saturday, May 4, beginning at the library at 10:00 am. Group carpool is departing the RFL at 6:15 for the 7:00 lecture at the Kellogg Hubbard Library.  Please contact the RFL with any questions.                

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June 2019

Distribution of Free Children’s Book

June 6, 2019
Free

Thanks to our generous supporters we're excited to again be able to offer free books to all of our community youth.  With the help of our town's trusty dog cart, Thorbin, handler Lise C. will be helping the RVS students cart around some free books this morning at school.  Not an RVS student but still a community youth that would like a free book?  Stop by between 2:00 - 7:00 when we're open and grab your books then.  Can't make…

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Adult Book Club

June 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Roxbury Adult Book Club postoned their May meeting and are discussing both May and June's reading selection on June 10  (The Summer  Guest, by Allison Anderson and March Book 1 by John Lewis). No reservation required.  Please contact the RFL with any questions.

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First Day of Summer Hours

June 19, 2019

Beginning today, the RFL will not be open on Wednesday mornings again until the Fall. Hours of operation for the summer are: Tueseday 10:00 - 6:00 Thursday 2:00 - 7:00 Saturday 10:00 - 1:00

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July 2019

RFL Closed

July 4, 2019

The RFL is closed today in observance of the July 4th holiday. Plan to stop by the bake sale during the Barbecue at 12:00 and the support the RFL and your appetite. .  Please plan accordingly. Happy Independence Day!

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July 4th Parade Float Decorating

July 4, 2019 @ 11:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating indefinitely

Free

Want to be in the Fourth of July parade with the RFL? Want to help decorate the "floats"? Bring your wagon, bikes, etc... and creativity down to the RFL July 4th at 11:00 and help us decorate! Hope to see you then!  Parade setup is at 11:30 on the 4th near the Windridge Camp on 12A.

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UVM Extension Presentation: Pollinators

July 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Please join us at the RFL today for a UVM Extension presentation on pollinators.  Two master gardeners will be leading us on a journey into the world of pollinators with a presentation and open discussion on the important topic. No reservation required.

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August 2019

Ice Cream Social

August 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

The RFL board of trustees is welcoming everyone anywhere to get together and enjoy some Ben & Jerry's ice cream together during the dog days of summer.  We will be serving up free ice cream on the lawn at the RFL and sharing good books and conversations.  What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon, don't miss out. No reservation required for this free event.

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September 2019

Arts Bus at the RFL

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

We again have the Arts Bus scheduled for a stop at the RFL. All children are welcome to attend the fun, even if they are not Roxbury residents, so bring a friend. We hope to see you there!  Please note, the 10:00 start time is tentative. What is the Arts Bus? It's an old school bus converted by many good-spirited volunteers into a mobile art studio, reading room and music space. What does it do? The Arts Bus provides free…

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Adult Book Club

September 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Roxbury Adult Book Club will be meeting this evening to discuss all the books people have been reading over the summer as well as planning out the books and meetings for the year.   No reservation required.  Please contact the RFL with any questions.

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Banned Books Week 2019

September 22, 2019 - September 28, 2019
Free

Censorship is one thing you will not find at the RFL.  Come join us at the RFL to celebrate diversity and the freedom to speak, write, and read your mind.

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October 2019

VHC 1st Wednesday Lecture Carpool

October 2, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

10/01/2019 First Wednesdays Montpelier The October lecture is Dictionary Days: Defining a Passion. Amherst College professor Ilan Stavans shares extraordinary and often hilarious anecdotes about dictionaries through the ages, while reflecting on a life dedicated to honoring words. Group carpool is departing the RFL at 6:15 for the 7:00 lecture at the Kellogg Hubbard Library.  Please contact the RFL with any questions.                

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Adult Book Club

October 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Roxbury Adult Book Club will be meeting this evening to discuss Draw Your Weapons, by Sentilles.   No reservation required.  Please contact the RFL with any questions.

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RFL Celebration of Support

October 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Free

RFL Celebration of Support Saturday 10/19/2019 The RFL board of trustees will be hosting a celebration on October 19th to thank and recognize all the RFL volunteers and supporters who help make the RFL great. A light meal will be served from 2:00 - 4:00. Please RSVP to the RFL if you would like to join in the celebration.

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November 2019

VHC 1st Wednesday Lecture Carpool

November 6, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

11/06/2019 First Wednesdays Montpelier The November lecture is Repeopling Vermont:  How We Got to Where We Are.  Historians Paul Searls and Amanda Gustin lead a conversation about the changing face of Vermont in the twentieth century and the efforts to bring much-needed development while preserving Vermont’s rural values. Group carpool is departing the RFL at 6:15 for the 7:00 lecture.  Please contact the RFL with any questions. No reservation required.  Please contact the RFL with any questions (802-485-6860 or librarian@roxburyfreelibrary.org).…

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Adult Book Club

November 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Roxbury Adult Book Club will be meeting this evening to discuss Fordlandia by Gandin. No reservation required.  Please contact the RFL with any questions.

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December 2019

VHC 1st Wednesday Lecture Carpool

December 4, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

12/04/2019 First Wednesdays Montpelier The December lecture is Policing and Community in Vermont.  Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo discusses criminal justice, health, and safety in the Queen City, and how citizens and police can work together innovatively to create safer and healthier communities. Group carpool is departing the RFL at 6:15 for the 7:00 lecture.  Please contact the RFL with any questions. No reservation required.  Please contact the RFL with any questions (802-485-6860 or librarian@roxburyfreelibrary.org).        …

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Adult Book Club

December 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Roxbury Adult Book Club will be meeting this evening to discuss How to be Good, by Hornby. Plus, they will discuss the book Fordlandia that was supposed to have been discussed in the Nov. meeting which was canceled due to poor weather. No reservation required.  Please contact the RFL with any questions.

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Distribution of Free Children’s Book

December 12, 2019
Free

Thanks to our generous supporters we're excited to again be able to offer free books to all of our community youth. All the students at RVS will be coming down from school today to get a book. Not an RVS student but still a community youth that would like a free book?  Stop by between 2:00 - 7:00 when we are open and grab your books then.  Can't make it then?  Let us know and we'll arrange another time for…

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Children’s Ornament & Holiday Crafts

December 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Free

Bring the kids in to the RFL for some low key holiday crafting.  Salt dough ornaments will be provided to those in attendance.  Happy holidays! This event is free.  Please RSVP to ensure we have enough materials for everyone.  Contact the RFL with any questions.

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Early Closure Today

December 24, 2019

The RFL is closing at 3:00 today due to anticipated low visitation on Christmas Eve. Please plan accordingly.

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RFL Closed

December 25, 2019

The RFL is closed today in observance of the Christmas holiday.  Please plan accordingly.

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Early Closure Today

December 31, 2019

The RFL is closing at 3:00 today due to anticipated low visitation on New Year's Eve. Please plan accordingly.

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January 2020

RFL Closed

The RFL is closed today in observance of the New Year holiday.  Please plan accordingly.

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VHC 1st Wednesday Lecture Carpool

January 8 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

1/08/2020 First Wednesdays Montpelier The January lecture is Lifting Shakespeare Off the Page.  In this interactive workshop, educator and author Peter Gould helps participants access their own powerful voice by reading, reciting, and performing Shakespeare. Learn how to bring new life to immortal characters! No previous theater training necessary; observers also welcome. Group carpool is departing the RFL at 6:15 for the 7:00 lecture.  Please contact the RFL with any questions. No reservation required.  Please contact the RFL with any…

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Adult Book Club

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Roxbury Adult Book Club will be meeting this evening to discuss How to be Good, by Nick Hornby. No reservation required.  Please contact the RFL with any questions.

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February 2020

VHC 1st Wednesday Lecture Carpool

February 5 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

2/05/2020 First Wednesdays Montpelier The February lecture is Honoring the 19th Amendment through Word and Song.  In this Farmers Night program commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, Marlboro College professor Meg Mott leads a dialogue on the history and meaning of the 19th Amendment. Meg will be accompanied by Wesleyan University scholar and composer Neely Bruce conducting the State House Singers in his original choral arrangement of the Bill of Rights, along with the premiere of his 19th Amendment…

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Adult Book Club

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Roxbury Adult Book Club will be meeting this evening to discuss The Overstory, by Richard Powers. No reservation required.  Please contact the RFL with any questions.

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RFL Closed

February 26

Following the MRPS school calendar, the RFL will be closed today.  Please plan accordingly.

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March 2020

RFL Closed

The RFL is closed today in observance of Town Meeting Day.  Please plan accordingly.

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VHC 1st Wednesday Lecture Carpool

March 4 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

03/04/2020 First Wednesdays Montpelier The March lecture is The Legacy of Nicholas Black Elk. Author and ethnographer Damian Costello discusses the life of Lakota holy man Nicholas Black Elk and his famous book Black Elk Speaks. He explores how Black Elk’s understanding of Lakota philosophy can help us see the natural world as a unified whole, and how Black Elk’s hope amidst great tragedy can inform how we approach the crises of our age. Group carpool is departing the RFL at…

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Roxbury Representative Open House

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Please join us at the RFL today for an informal legislative update session with Roxbury’s two representatives—Jay Hooper and Peter Reed. Both representatives will have a chance to share important updates on bills they are working on. Plus, attendees will have a chance to ask questions and share thoughts with both representatives. No RSVP required for this event. Please contact the RFL with any questions (802-485-6860 or librarian@roxburyfreelibrary.org).

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Adult Book Club

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Roxbury Adult Book Club will be meeting this evening to discuss Winners Take All, by Anand Girharadas. No reservation required.  Please contact the RFL with any questions.

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Emergency Library Board of Trustee’s Meeting

March 17 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Free

About The RFL trustees are holding an emergency meeting today to respond to the rapidly changing COVID-19 state of emergency.  All board meetings are open to the public and agendas and minutes can be found in the “about” section of this website.

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Letterboxing 101 with Elizabeth Milne

Free

Join us at the RFL today as we launch ourselves into everything Letterboxing. Experienced letterboxer Elizabeth Milne will lead us through the history of Letterboxing and get us started to both start searching for letter boxes and setting up our own. Rumor has it there might even be a letterbox at the RFL already, have you found it? We kindly request an RSVP for this event so we can have an appropriate amount of materials prepared for attendees. Please contact…

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April 2020

Library Board of Trustee’s Meeting [Postponed]

April 14 @ 5:30 pm
Free

About April 14th 2020 was an RFL board meeting normal date for the next RFL Trustees' meeting.  The meeting on the 14th has been cancelled and the board expects to meet again in May to continue their work. The RFL trustees meet for their monthly board meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 in the RFL.  All board meetings are open to the public and agendas and minutes can be found in the “about” section of this…

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