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.

 


17th of August 2017 01:06 PM Link
Join us Wednesday, August 23rd, at 7 p.m. for O Brother, Where Art Thou? Directed by the Coen Brothers.

Loosely inspired by Homer's Odyssey, O Brother, Where Art Thou? tells the story of three escaped convicts in Depression-era Mississippi. Their goal: to find "treasure" and Dapper Dan hair product. Along the way the convicts will meet a "cyclops" (John Goodman), the "Sirens", and will hear the story of the blind prophet "Teiresias". More than treasure, however, Odysseus - in this case Ulysses (George Clooney) - attempts to thwart the plans of his wife's suitors and reunite his family.

This film is Rated PG - 13.

Runt time: 107 minutes.
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/113592679280149/
Summer Film Series: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Join us Wednesday, August 23rd, at 7 p.m. for O Brother, Where Art Thou? Directed by the Coen Brothers. Loosely inspire...
23rd of August 2017 07:00 PM
16th of August 2017 01:29 PM Link
Thanks, UV Index for recognizing our Summer Reader's success!
16th of August 2017 01:26 PM Link
There's a lot of excitement around the eclipse happening on Monday, August, 21st! It is very important not to look at the eclipse unless you have ISO certified safety glasses because serious eye damage can occur. But the good news is that you can still enjoy the eclipse without glasses by watching it through a pinhole viewer!

NASA has instructions for making a pinhole viewer from paper:
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/learn/project/how-to-make-a-pinhole-camera/
Here's the link to the Eclipse 2017 homepage which has activities, art project ideas, and more!
https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/activities
13th of August 2017 07:37 PM Link
Our summer readers have logged in 24,945 minutes of summer reading. We have some really awesome kids that visit us at Royalton Memorial Library.
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8th of August 2017 05:48 PM Link
August News from the Library
3rd of August 2017 02:57 PM Link
Royalton Memorial Library's Summer Film Series continues this week on Saturday, August 5, at 8 p.m. with Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom (2012)!

This film is Rated PG - 13.
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3rd of August 2017 02:55 PM Link
As we head into the final week of Summer Reading programming, Royalton Memorial Library's participants have read over 10,110 minutes! But Summer Reading isn't over yet and there is plenty of time left to cross the 12 1/2 hour threshold to make it to the Summer Readers Awards & Pizza Party on Wednesday, August 16, at 11:00 a.m! Stop by the Library anytime this week or come into Chemistry Fun on Wednesday, August 9, at 10:00 a.m. to make sure our sticker sheets are all up to date!
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26th of July 2017 02:18 PM Link
The Royalton Memorial Library's Summer Film Series continues this Saturday, July 29th, at 8 p.m. with Charles Laughton's The Night of the Hunter (1955)!

See the Library's Events section for more details!
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26th of July 2017 02:04 PM Link
Chris Alibozek (of GW Plastics) will guide Chemistry Fun by teaching children about the chemical properties of plastics and polymers. Children will learn how elements bind together in chains as a part of this program.

This event is part of a nine-week series of summer reading events at the library. Visit Royalton Memorial Library - located at 23 Alexander Place in South Royalton - or royaltonlibrary.org to view a full schedule.
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1295942673866647/
Chemistry Fun!
Chris Alibozek (of GW Plastics) will guide Chemistry Fun by teaching children about the chemical properties of plastics ...
9th of August 2017 10:00 AM
26th of July 2017 01:37 PM Link
An interpreter from the Department of Forests, Parks, & Recreation will lead a nature education program and a related craft for Vermont State Parks Day! This event will focus, in part, on the Green Mountain State’s natural beauty and animal life.

This event is part of a nine-week series of summer reading events at the library. Visit Royalton Memorial Library - located at 23 Alexander Place in South Royalton - or royaltonlibrary.org to view a full schedule.
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/178374886037063/
Vermont State Parks Day!
An interpreter from the Department of Forests, Parks, & Recreation will lead a nature education program and a related cr...
2nd of August 2017 10:00 AM
20th of July 2017 04:57 PM Link
July News from the Library
20th of July 2017 01:24 PM Link
Swing by the Royalton Memorial Library tomorrow - July 21st - at 8 p.m. for a screening of Back to the Future!
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18th of July 2017 02:12 PM Link
Join us Saturday, August 5th, at 8 p.m. for Moonrise Kingdom, directed by Wes Anderson.

Set in New England in 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of Sam Shakusky (Jared Gilman) and Suzy Bishop (Kara Hayward): two runaways in love. In this modern classic – best characterized by tenderness, sincerity, and comedy – Gilman and Hayward are pursued across “New Penzance” by fresh and familiar faces in Wes Anderson’s ensemble, including Scout Master Ward (Edward Norton), Mr. Bishop (Bill Murray), Commander Pierce (Harvey Keitel), Cousin Ben (Jason Schwartzman), and Captain Sharp (Ben Willis).

Run time: 94 minutes.

This film is Rated PG - 13.
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/186062945265393/
Summer Film Series: Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Join us Saturday, August 5th, at 8 p.m. for Moonrise Kingdom, directed by Wes Anderson. Set in New England in 1965, Mo...
5th of August 2017 08:00 PM
18th of July 2017 02:08 PM Link
Join us Saturday, July 29th, at 8 p.m. for The Night of the Hunter, directed by Charles Laughton.

After months of listening to his cell-mate, Ben Harper, whisper in his sleep about a hidden stockpile of $10,000, “Reverend” (and serial killer) Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) is released from prison. Determined to find Harper’s secret money, Powell seeks out his cell-mate’s widow and children in West Virginia. The “Reverend” brings disaster and Southern Gothic horror to coal country along with him in this noir classic.

Run Time: 92 minutes.

This film is not rated.
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/141386933109516/
Summer Film Series: The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Join us Saturday, July 29th, at 8 p.m. for The Night of the Hunter, directed by Charles Laughton. After months of list...
29th of July 2017 08:00 PM
18th of July 2017 02:03 PM Link
Join us Friday, July 21st, at 8 p.m. for Back to the Future (1985), directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Set in Hill Valley, California, Back to the Future follows Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) – a teenager sent 30 years into the past by Doc Brown’s (Christopher Lloyd) time-traveling DeLorean. Marty has to seek out old friends, ensure his parents fall in love, and harness a bolt of lightning to try and get back to 1985.

Run Time: 116 minutes.

This film is Rated PG.
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/109096106415218/
Summer Film Series: Back to the Future (1985)
Join us Friday, July 21st, at 8 p.m. for Back to the Future (1985), directed by Robert Zemeckis. Set in Hill Valley, C...
21st of July 2017 08:00 PM
13th of July 2017 02:06 PM Link
Children and adults are invited to help create the library's parade float for the Old Home Days Parade. This year’s parade theme – matching the theme of the library’s summer reading program – is building a better world! The library will provide the supplies. Attendees who help create the float are invited to join the library in the parade!

This event is part of a nine-week series of summer reading events at the library. Visit Royalton Memorial Library - located at 23 Alexander Place in South Royalton - or royaltonlibrary.org to view a full schedule.
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/150653932152387/
Help Create the Library's Old Home Days Parade Float!
Children and adults are invited to help create the library's parade float for the Old Home Days Parade. This year’s pa...
26th of July 2017 10:00 AM
11th of July 2017 02:37 PM Link
The Royalton Memorial Library will host Free Books Day on July 25th at 10 a.m!

Free Books Day is a storytelling event sponsored by CLiF (the Children’s Literacy Foundation). At the event a CLif presenter will tell stories, discuss great books, and encourage reading and writing. Each child will be invited to choose two books to keep from a large selection that presenters will bring to the event.

Free Books Day is part of a nine-week series of summer reading events at the library. Visit Royalton Memorial Library - located at 23 Alexander Place in South Royalton - or royaltonlibrary.org for more information.
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/279938389141791/
Free Books Day!
The Royalton Memorial Library will host Free Books Day on July 25th at 10 a.m! Free Books Day is a storytelling event ...
25th of July 2017 10:00 AM
7th of July 2017 01:16 PM Link
Sarah Perry's new novel - "The Essex Serpent" - is available at the library now!

This review, published on National Public Radio, hits home why critics in the United States and United Kingdom find themselves curiously charmed by "The Essex Serpent". Perry's "gloriously alive historical novel [...] squirms with bugs, moss, and marsh."

If monstrous historical novels aren't up your alley, come by Royalton Memorial Library to check out new arrivals by authors like Sherman Alexie, Arundhati Roy, David Baron, and Ottessa Moshfegh.
28th of June 2017 02:36 PM Link
We're only two weeks in, but we can safely say that the library's youth summer reading program has been a spectacular success! We kicked off our nine-week run with Michael Caduto, an award-winning author, storyteller, and musician. Yesterday Royalton Memorial Library was lucky enough to host Lindsey Warren from the Seven Stars Art Center for a Musical Instrument Petting Zoo. Just this morning the Arts Bus presented a special 2-hour program on "RoboRoaches", in which Dr. Michelle Sama and Sharon Trautwein taught participants about circuits and live insects.

If you haven't attended any of the summer reading events so far, be sure to mark July 5th on the calendar. Elizabeth Ferry from the South Royalton Market will be guiding Food Fun at 10 a.m! Ferry's program will include stories and an activity that kids can eat.
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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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