Programs & Events


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Throughout the year the library offers programs and events such as:

Story Hour every Thursday at 10am for toddlers and preschoolers

Lego Club

Book Club for adults

Exploration Station science activities for children pre-k–3rd grade

Art in the Library exhibitions and receptions

Foreign language discussion groups

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The theme of our 2017 Summer Reading Program is Build a Better World.
Click here for the complete schedule!

Read the letter for parents and families about Summer Reading!


Visit our facebook page to stay updated on library news and events.

 


22nd of June 2017 01:21 PM Link
It is our birthday! Celebrate 100 years of the Royalton Memorial Library - along with the South Royalton Town Band - starting tonight at 7 p.m. on the South Royalton Green!
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22nd of June 2017 01:19 PM Link
Join us tonight for free cake and ice cream on the South Royalton Green!
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/439762589715331/
100th Birthday Celebration
Come celebrate our 100th birthday on the South Royalton Green on June 22nd! Listen the South Royalton Town Band, have (f...
22nd of June 2017 07:00 PM
21st of June 2017 04:34 PM Link
The Royalton Farmers Market is introducing a free kids program this summer called the Power of Produce Club (POP Club). Each child will receive a reusable shopping bag upon signing up and $2 in market tokens that they can spend on fresh produce. Kids will receive their tokens each week at the market and they can choose whether to spend it that day or save their tokens for a future market. The program begins June 29th and runs through August 17th.

The library will be collaborating with the POP Club during our Summer Reading Program. This program will take place at the market on the South Royalton Green, not at the library.
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/738330259702180/
Pop Club at the Royalton Farmers Market on the SoRo Green!
The Royalton Farmers Market is introducing a free kids program this summer called the Power of Produce Club (POP Club). ...
13th of July 2017 03:00 PM
20th of June 2017 05:44 PM Link
Thanks to the Valley News for writing about our 100th Birthday Celebration (this Thursday 7pm, on the SoRo Green) and about the library's future at this historical moment. You can visit our table on Thursday to learn more and become a Friend of the Library.
20th of June 2017 04:19 PM Link
The Children's Literacy Foundation does great work and we are lucky to have been selected again this year for their Summer Readers Program! Don't miss their free book giveaway at the library on July 25th at 10am! Children will get to choose their own books to take home.
16th of June 2017 07:29 PM Link
June News from the Library
14th of June 2017 08:11 PM
Stop by Royalton Memorial Library to pick up a South Royalton Town Band Summer Concert Schedule!
14th of June 2017 02:26 PM Link
Described by The New York Times Book Review as "a luminous feat of generosity and humanism," George Saunders' new novel, "Lincoln in the Bardo" is at the library! If you're interested in a little background information about the novel, appreciate Saunders' short stories, or are looking for a new author to dive into, check out this interview with Seth Meyers!
13th of June 2017 04:35 PM Link
Come celebrate our 100th birthday on the South Royalton Green on June 22nd! Listen the South Royalton Town Band, have (free) cake and ice cream, and find out more about our fundraising efforts to refurbish and expand the library!

In case of bad weather the event will take place at the South Royalton School Café.
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/439762589715331/
100th Birthday Celebration
Come celebrate our 100th birthday on the South Royalton Green on June 22nd! Listen the South Royalton Town Band, have (f...
22nd of June 2017 07:00 PM
7th of June 2017 05:47 PM Link
Join the Heartland Lions Club at the library to make your own peace posters around the theme "The Future of Peace!" Materials provided. This event encourages children to creatively express what peace means to them.

This event is the fifth in a 9-week long series of Summer Reading events at the library. Visit our website to view a full schedule at royaltonlibrary.org
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1358264600958769/
Peace Posters with the Heartland Lions Club
Join the Heartland Lions Club at the library to make your own peace posters around the theme "The Future of Peace!" Mate...
12th of July 2017 10:00 AM
7th of June 2017 04:58 PM Link
Join Elizabeth Ferry of the South Royalton Market for an interactive activity related to food!
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/335439596872368/
Food Fun!
Join Elizabeth Ferry of the South Royalton Market for an interactive activity related to food!
5th of July 2017 10:00 AM
6th of June 2017 06:28 PM Link
The Arts Bus with Sharon Trautwein will bring Bluetooth technology into their interactive art program called RoboRoaches on June 28 from 10 a.m. until noon. The program is led by Dr. Michelle Sama of Vermont Technical College, who along with Trautwein, will teach children about basic circuitry and insect behavior. The circuits will be applied to living insects such as the South American cockroach, to demonstrate neural micro-stimulation in a creative way. (Note: No insects will be harmed for this activity.)

This event is the third in a 9-week long series of Summer Reading events at the library. Visit our website to view a full schedule at royaltonlibrary.org
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1889209558005352/
RoboRoaches with the Arts Bus!
The Arts Bus with Sharon Trautwein will bring Bluetooth technology into their interactive art program called RoboRoaches...
28th of June 2017 10:00 AM
6th of June 2017 06:22 PM Link
Lindsey Warren from Seven Stars Arts Center in Sharon, Vt. will bring a variety of unusual instruments to the library for a Musical Instrument Petting Zoo. Children will have a hands-on experience allowing them to explore how instruments are constructed and how they make sound. Warren, who is an instructor and board president at Seven Stars will read a humorous story titled "The Fabulous Song" by Don Gilmor and Marie-Louise Gray. Join us!

This event is the second in 9-week long series of Summer Reading programs at the Royalton Memorial Library. View the full schedule on our website, royaltonlibrary.org
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1756738771010008/
Musical Instrument Petting Zoo!
Lindsey Warren from Seven Stars Arts Center in Sharon, Vt. will bring a variety of unusual instruments to the library fo...
27th of June 2017 10:00 AM
6th of June 2017 11:57 AM Link
Using guitar, native instruments and a range of voices and expressions, award-winning storyteller and singer-songwriter Michael Caduto shares participatory stories from traditional cultures around the world. The program includes original music from Caduto's album "All One Earth." Appropriate for children of all ages. This event kicks off the library's summer reading program. Join us!
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/437764306600981/
Build a Better Earth with Michael Caduto
Using guitar, native instruments and a range of voices and expressions, award-winning storyteller and singer-songwriter ...
21st of June 2017 10:00 AM
25th of May 2017 03:24 PM Link
The Royalton Memorial Library is included in this nice summary of the museum and park passes available for checkout at local libraries throughout the Upper Valley. For a complete list of our available passes, visit our website at royaltonlibrary.org and click on the Resources menu! #freepasses #UpperValley
25th of May 2017 10:33 AM
Library director Greg Tisher's last day is tomorrow, Friday, May 26. He's been with the library since 2012 and has been director for the last four years. We wish him best of luck in his new job at Vermont Law School.
18th of May 2017 04:27 PM Link
Looking for some visual inspiration over the summer? Over 200 art books are now available to download from the Guggenheim Museum's collection for free!
17th of May 2017 04:28 PM Link
Lego Club is a monthly gathering at the library for Lego enthusiasts of all ages! With the help of Theresa Manning and Kerri Rogers and a massive amount of Legos (provided by the library) amazing Lego creations are built. All are welcome to join this free program! This program is co-sponsored by the Royalton Recreation Commission along with Royalton Memorial Library.

This month's theme is "free build with story!"
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/292700564522409/
Lego Club
Lego Club is a monthly gathering at the library for Lego enthusiasts of all ages! With the help of Theresa Manning and K...
20th of May 2017 01:00 PM
17th of May 2017 04:24 PM Link
Join us to celebrate Frances & Friends, an exhibit of fiber crafts, paintings, photographs, and drawings by six South Royalton area artists on display through July 14th. The participants in the "Frances & Friends" group show are artists who are friends, trustees, and staff of the Royalton Memorial Library.

Theresa Manning's three hooked rugs, which are displayed prominently over the library fireplace, are a natural starting point of the exhibit. Four additional hooked-rug pieces are contributed to the display by Gisèle Mac Harg, who "has been enjoying the traditional craft of rug hooking for about 10 years." Other artwork in the display includes Cynthia Dalrymple's three brilliantly-colored quilts. Jo Levasseur's "The Moon in Conjunction with Venus and Mars" chalk pastel (pictured above) imagines a moon- and star-lit sky. Stuart Levasseur's "Maidstone Lake" watercolor (pictured above) features green summer trees around a placid Northeast Kingdom lake. Sage Lewis contributed two watercolors depicting folds of fabric and three abstract photographic prints.
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1375202295909519/
Art Reception
Join us to celebrate Frances & Friends, an exhibit of fiber crafts, paintings, photographs, and drawings by six South Ro...
17th of May 2017 06:00 PM
16th of May 2017 03:28 PM Link
May News from the Library