Thursday, December 20, 2012

New "Shoe" chair at the library

A library patron relaxes in the new "Shoe" chair in the adult fiction section of the library.  Come on in and try it out.  You'll be amazed at how comfortable it is.

Friday, December 14, 2012

THE SPECKERS

Legendary Vermont-based fiddler John Specker and daughter, Ida Mae, will present a concert / lecture of traditional American music as it's never been played before!  The performance will be held at the library on Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 pm.  In case of bad weather, a snow date has been scheduled for the following night, Friday, February 8 at 7:00 pm.  Please join us for this lively concert!

The Historical King Arthur

King Arthur, if he lived at all, is not the knight of traditional folklore but a king who presumably lived between Late Imperial Rome and the Dark Ages.  This multidisciplinary lecture by Lars Nielsen includes a discussion of religion, philosophy, language and literature, and history.  This Vermont Humanities Council event is scheduled for Saturday, January 12 at 2:00 pm.  In case of bad weather, a snow date has been scheduled for the following Saturday, January 19 at 2:00 pm.  This event is free, open to the public, and accessible to people with disabilities.  Please join us!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Holiday Book Suggestions

Amy Howlett from the Vermont Dept. of Libraries and Kat Redniss of Brownell Library in Essex Jct. recently appeared on WCAX-TV, channel 3's program "Across the Fence" to discuss suggestions of books to read or give over the holidays.  The list is available at:

libraries.vermont.gov/sites/libraries/files/misc/BooksForTheHolidays12.pdf

And video of the show is available at:

www.uvm.edu/extension/atfblog/?m=201212

You can check our catalog to see if we have these items, and if they are currently available at:

www.springfieldtownlibrary.org



Thursday, December 06, 2012



The Saxtons River Bell Ringers gave a truly magical performance last night at the library.  Over 50 people attended!!