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Reading Library's Little Dig

Thanks to a number of grants, fundraising events, and donations, we have raised nearly all the money for Reading Library’s Phase II renovations--the handicap accessibility lift. By doing much of the excavation ourselves, we'll save more than $5,000--which will allow us to pay for construction. We'd welcome any and all community members to participate in Reading Library’s "Little Dig" project. Each hour there will be a new team of three people digging out the crawlspace, so you'd be asked to volunteer only one hour of your day. Refreshments & lunch will be provided, 50/50 raffle, and childcare for volunteers who need it. If you'd like to help, call Tony Pikramenos (484-5588 or 484-5428) or Lisa Wesinger (484-9285).

Saturday, September 15, 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.

Ladies' Night Out Book Club 2007

Reading Public Library will host a book discussion group featuring three authors discussing their own works. There is no charge. Seating is limited, so pre-registration is required. Call the library at 484-5588 and leave your name and phone number. The Reading Library Friends Group will provide refreshments. The book discussion dates are as follows:

Thursday, September 27, 7-8:30 P.M. - Abandon by Carla Neggers.
Thursday, October 25, 7-8:30 P.M. - The Murder Channel by John Philpin; also a discussion of the role poetry plays in his works.
Thursday, November 27, 7-8:30 P.M. - Lessons From a Dead Girl by Jo Knowles; also selections from The Glass House Project.
 

Summer Reading Program 2007

Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to join us for some enchanting afternoons of pretend with a local storyteller. Each week a different story will be brought to life by the kids themselves. Crafts and snacks will be provided. Pre-registration is not necessary, but call the library (484-5588) if more information is needed.

Thursday, June 21, 4-5:15 P.M.
Thursday, June 28, 4-5:15 P.M.
Thursday, July 12, 4-5:15 P.M.
Thursday, July 19, 4-5:15 P.M.

Old Home Day Celebration

Reading's Old Home Day Celebration will take place on Sunday, July 1st. Start the event-filled day by stopping in at the library book sale in the old Universalist church. The book sale is from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. Watch the 1-mile Kids' Fun Run at 10:45 A.M. The parade down Main Street begins at 11, then Chicken BBQ at noon, and the Ox-Pull at 1 P.M. New this year is an old time Country Fair with races, games, prizes, face-painting, bouncy obstacle course, yummy fair food, a whoopie-pie eating contest, and more. At 2 P.M., don't miss the Ducky Derby duck race on the North Branch of the Black River. Hay rides will escort kids down to the finish line. Prizes for the duck race are $200 cash, 2 lift tickets to Okemo, 2 lift tickets to Ascutney, 4 Fischer Cat tickets, 2 passes to "The Wall" (includes equipment), a $100 golf package from Golf and Ski Warehouse, a $100 gift certificate to Lincoln Inn in Lincoln, NH (near Polar Caves), bowling for 5 (shoes included) in WRJ, 1 Bromley Thrill Zone pass, a summer fun package (includes slip and slide/water guns), golf for 2 at Woodstock Country Club, and dinner for 4 at the 1815 House. Buy your ducks during the parade or ahead of time at the Reading Public Library, Shaughnessy's store, the Reading Greenhouse, or at the Town Hall.

Sunday, July 1st

Community Cookbook

The Reading Library Friends Group will be creating a community cookbook of main dishes, sides, desserts, etc. Interested townspeople should submit 1-3 recipes, one or more of your own and one or more that have been passed down from a relative. We'd like to include photos and anecdotes concerning the cook or the dish. Recipes, stories, and photos may be mailed, emailed, or brought to the library. Photos will be scanned and the originals returned. The library's email address is reading.public.library@comcast.net. The phone number is 484-5588.

Poker Tournament 2007

A Texas Hold ’Em tournament to benefit Reading non-profits will be held Saturday, May 5, from 4 p.m. to midnight. The tournament will take place at Bennett's 1815 House, at the intersection of Routes 44 & 106 in Reading. The buy-in is $50 (or $75 at the door). Re-buy is $25. Pre-registration is encouraged. Send checks payable to Reading Recreation Commission, P.O. Box 7, Reading, VT 05062. Same-day registration will be 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Play will start at 4. Limited to 72 players. A la carte menu selections will be available. For more information, call 484-5610.

Saturday, May 5, 4 P.M.-12:00 A.M.

A Sliver of Summer 2007

Reading Public Library will serve up A Sliver of Summer on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 10 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. at the library. Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome. There will be crafts, games, prizes, stories, songs, and snacks. Call 484-5588 or stop by the library for more information.

Tuesday, February 20, 10-11:30 A.M.

Holiday Cookie Swap 2006

The Reading Library Friends Group is sponsoring a holiday cookie swap on Thursday, December 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the library. There will be an even swap of homemade cookies: if you bring a dozen cookies, you leave with a dozen; if you bring 2 dozen, you leave with 2 dozen; etc. A festive evening is planned to kick off the season. The library will provide liquid refreshments and holiday music.

Thursday, December 14, 6:30-8:00 P.M.

Ladies' Night Out Book Club 2006

Reading Public Library will host a book discussion group featuring three authors discussing their own works. Refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited, so pre-registration is required. Call the library at 484-5588 and leave your name and phone number. The deadline is September 28. There is no charge to participate in the program. The first book will be available at the library on October 16. The book discussion dates are as follows:

Thursday, November 2, 7-8:30 P.M. Before You Know Kindness by Chris Bohjalian (speaker phone).
Thursday, November 16, 7-8:30 P.M. O' Artful Death by Sarah Stewart Taylor (in person).
Thursday, December 7, 7-8:30 P.M. Dreams in the Key of Blue by John Philpin (in person).
 

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