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Thanks to funding from the Friends of the Library and hundreds of volunteer hours, we have joined a consortium of 17 Vermont libraries and have upgraded our online catalog. Click the Online Catalog link in the menu bar above to take a look. Stop in for your login information so you can manage your account online, arrange for interlibrary loans, make purchase suggestions and more!

Special Events

Book Character Pumpkins

Saturday October 20, 10:30am

Join us in the Children’s Room to paint, carve and adorn pumpkins to resemble your favorite literary characters!

Mindful Writing Workshops with poet and educator James Crews

Saturday October 20, 2:30pm

In this generative writing workshop, we’ll examine connections between the practice of meditation/mindfulness and the act of writing fearlessly from the heart. Using quotes and other written works as prompts, we will complete several exercises that invite us to pay closer attention to ourselves, our lives, and the world around us as we do our best to define the term, “mindfulness,” and what it means for each of us. Though not required, attendees will be invited to share their work with each other during the session. Beginners and all skill levels are welcome. Space is extremely limited – choose which workshop you’d like to attend and RSVP today!

Vermont Health Connect presentation

Thursday November 1, 5:30pm at the North Bennington Depot

Molly Waldstein from Vermont Health Connect will present the latest updates for the 2019 Open Enrollment season. Topics include a review of health insurance basics, an overview of plans offered by Vermont Health Connect, some strategies for plan selection and a discussion of new developments in health care for 2019. Also included will be a discussion of financial assistance and how to apply. A question and answer period will wrap up the event. This event will be held at the North Bennington Depot and is free, open to the public and accessible to people with disabilities.

Cookbook Exchange

Saturday November 3, 10am – 1pm at the Bennington Farmer’s Market

Need a little inspiration in the kitchen? Trade in your cookbooks for different ones at the Bennington Winter Farmers’ Market! Out of respect for your fellow cookbook swappers, please bring books in good condition which you are prepared to part with. We’ll have free books for kids, too!

Restorative Justice

How Vermont, Argentina and Rwanda wrestle with crime, the past and rebuilding community

Saturday November 10, 2pm at The Left Bank

The principles of restorative justice, such as repairing relationships by uncovering the truth, holding offenders accountable, and making restitution to victims, have been applied locally and internationally as a response to criminal offenses large and small. Norwich University Professor Rowly Brucken explains these initiatives as a way of sparking discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of these creative but controversial attempts to respond to criminal wrongdoing by emphasizing the needs of victims and communities. This is a Vermont Humanities Council Speakers Bureau event funded in part by the Friends of Robert Frost, and will be held at the North Bennington Depot. It is free, open to the public and accessible to people with disabilities. Refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Library Director Jennie Rozycki at mclibrary@comcast.net or 802.447.7121.

Vermont Kitchen & Pantry Raffle Basket

Drawing will be Saturday Dec 1, so get them now!

$10 tickets available through Nov 30 at the Library, Powers Market and Hawkins House. A $1,200+ value, this year’s raffle basket contains:
Vermont Country Store Gift Bag & $50 Gift Certificate
J. K. Adams Gift Basket
Bennington Potters Gift Basket including two large mugs
1 April Cornell tablecloth and 4 napkins
$10 Spice n’Nice gift certificate
Bee’s Wrap variety pack
Set of 4 stemless wineglasses and coasters from Orvis
Herbs de Hiland Hall variety pack
Maple Syrup from Mance’s Tree Farm & Maple Hill Maple
1 Old Cavendish fruitcake
1 Handmade apron
1 bag of Battenkill Crunch
King Arthur Flour cookbook
America’s Test Kitchen 2018 cookbook
1 lb. beans from Vermont Coffee Company
1 Cabot Cheese Farmer’s Legacy Gift Box
3 pairs of handmade wool mittens
Two lovely handmade ceramic platters from Red Barn Pottery
A microwavable glass popcorn popper and butter melting beaker from The Tap House at Catamount Glass


Ongoing Programs

Yarncrafting for Adults

Thursdays from 1 – 6pm

Help yourself to our stash of free yarn, borrow our knitting needles and crochet hooks and check out our pattern books. Bring a friend and craft the afternoon away!

Coloring for Adults

Every Friday from 1 – 6pm

Start your weekend right with intricate coloring pages and high quality gel pens, colored pencils and fine-tipped markers! All supplies are provided, but please feel free to bring your own!

Dot & Dash, the Coding Robots

Kids, learn computer programming basics with our fun, kid-friendly robots! Come upstairs and check them out.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Prepare your little one for school by sharing 1,000 books with them! Track your progress and earn a free book for every 200 books you read!


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Our in-house network and wireless access now operates at super-fast speeds due to our fiber optic connection. Bring your own laptop, or use one of our public access computers. Internet Use Policy

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