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Town Poet Laureate

Poet Laureate

Pierson Library and Shelburne, Vermont are looking for a poet laureate, someone who lives in Shelburne and is judged excellent by a local panel of the town manager, the library director, and a local literary expert. The nomination form identifies the purpose:

…the process of community development is being seen as an art as well as a science. Part of the art is bringing people together on an emotional and spirit level to work together to solve problems. Another part is to help residents who may disagree on methods to recommit to the health and well being of their community. Poetry has the ability to transcend the structures of our language and connect with us others in a way we couldn’t otherwise.

The poet laureate will participate in public events like Town Meeting, hold poetry readers at the library and other locations, and lead events during April, National Poetry Month. The Poet Laureate will also compose a poem for the Town Report The honorarium for the two year position is $25, paid by the Town of Shelburne.

 

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The Norwich Public Library partnered with a bookstore and local bar to kick the holidays off this year. Sounds like a low key event with high visibility, trading on the library brand, books. Terrific that the bookstore donates 20% of the take to the Library.

Discuss good books with local librarians, booksellers, and fellow book-lovers while enjoying a glass of wine, beer, or seltzer. Participants will have the chance to purchase recommended titles from the Norwich Bookstore, which will donate 20% of proceeds to the Norwich Public Library.  Doors will open at 6:30.

Lovin’ the Library in Middlebury

800px-Heart_of_the_Milky_Way_-_Valentine's_DayThe Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury has dreamed up a Valentine for the community. The Digital Media Lab, a collaboration between the Library and Middlebury Community Television, is holding an open house Tuesday evening, February 10, for patrons and guests to visit the Lab and film brief video Valentines.

According to a story in the Addison Independent, the Lab is designed to support the creating of digital media and the digitization of audio, video and photographic sources. The Digital Media Lab has equipment for video conferences, Skype calls, podcasting and video editing. Patrons can sign up for access to the room and get specific training for their project needs. Imagine taking old photographs or a home movie in and being able to walk out with a digital record. Awesome!

Geek Mountain State and Pierson Library

sci-fi-fantasy-book-club-californiaA sci-fi/fantasy book club at the library? Pierson and Geek Mountain State collaborate. There’s a registration form online at Geek Mountain State, where readers indicate interest in science fiction, fantasy and horror. Meetings are the first Thursday of the month at the Pierson Library. Publicity is on websites and Facebook for Geek Mountain State and Pierson Library. Books are available at local libraries and the Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne. Love the pizza featured at club meetings too!

Library closed? Recommend area choices.

Children choosing books in RochesterRochester Public Library anticipates stretches of time this summer when the building will be closed. The children’s room is under construction. People need books — so the librarian put together a Rochester PL brochure to hand out ahead of time. What a good idea!

Need new trustees? ADVERTISE!

Brooks Memorial Library advertises for new trustees in their weekly e-newsletter. Specifics include the term length (3 years), qualifications (residency, “interest in maintaining a strong and visionary library,” and expectations: monthly meetings and service on one or more ad hoc committees.

“Applicants should sent a letter, or email, describing their interest in serving on the Library Board no later than Monday, January 3. Interviews will be arranged later that week.”