Calendar

Apr
27
Sat
WHERE WE COME FROM– THE LISAI’S OF RUSSIA – APRIL 27
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join Ellen Howard as she traces the story of her grandparents’ emigration from (what was then) Russia during the early 20th century, their establishment of Bellows Falls Cash Market in 1926 and the presence of close to 29 Lisai descendants still living in Vermont with most still living in the immediate area. This program, part of an ongoing series, is co-sponsored by the Rockingham Library and Rockingham Historic Preservation Commission. Light refreshments will be served. 

Apr
29
Mon
Introduction to Cartooning for the Non-Cartoonist
Apr 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Kurt Shaffert, Will Eisner Fellow at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction and interim pastor at the United Church of Bellows Falls, is offering a 1 1/2 hour workshop on how to tell a story graphically. Shaffert will use the graphic memoir by Congressman John Lewis March Book One as a model. Pick up a copy of this book at the front desk at anytime. This workshop is limited to 8 participants. Reserve your spot by calling the Library today. (802) 463-4270

May
9
Thu
Genealogy Research Session
May 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join genealogy enthusiast Wayne Blanchard on a quest to discover your family roots. If you own a laptop, please bring it along. With the many free databases available at the Library, it’s hard to tell what you might find. Both beginners and seasoned genealogists are welcome. No sogn up required.

May
11
Sat
Annual Spring Plant Sale:A Friends of the Rockingham Library Fundraiser
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Stop by the Friends of the Rockingham Library annual plant sale to purchase some of the area’s finest plants at great prices. Held on the day before Mother’s Day, it’s the perfect opportunity to bring something special home to Mom. Perennials, annuals, bulbs, shrubs and ornamental grasses will all be available. Organic herbs and vegetables will also be ready for pick up and planting. 

May
13
Mon
Poetry Open Mic
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Read original poetry or a favorite poem by another poet. All ages are welcome to participate. Or be a part of the audience to support these brave souls. Readers should come prepared to read up to five poems. To begin, each person will read one poem. Depending on the number of participants, a second, third, fourth and even fifth round of reading will follow.

Poetry Open Mic
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Take this opportunity to read/recite some original poetry or favorite poems by other poets. All ages are welcome to participate.  Or be a part of the audience to support these brave souls. Readers should come prepared to read up to five poems. To begin, each person will read one poem. Depending on the number of participants, a second, third fourth and even fifth reading will follow.

May
15
Wed
Lund Meeting
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May
18
Sat
Western Abenaki: History & Culture
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm


Who were the native people of Vermont and how did they live? This lecture, by Vermont Humanities Speaker Jeanne Brink, examines the importance in Abenaki society of elders and children, the environment, and the continuance of lifeways and traditions. Brink draws upon her Abenaki family history and experience serving as Native American consultant to schools and organizations. She is a traditional basketmaker and co-author of a Western Abenaki language guide. She holds a master’s degree in Native American Studies.

May
21
Tue
ALL-AGES BOOK DISCUSSION OF “MARCH” BY JOHN LEWIS
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

An all-ages book discussion of “March” by John Lewis will be facilitated by Dr. Sandra Sandiford Young, former professor.