Thursday, August 10, 2017
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10:00am [10:30am] Baby Storytime
Baby Storytime: Thursdays 10:30am Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books and music during this gentle book, music, and movement program. For children from birth to 24 months.

[10:30am] Genealogy Group
Genealogy Group

[11:10am] Lunch at the Library for kids
Summer Lunch at the Library Have lunch for free at the Library this summer. The lunch program will run from July 5 - August 16 There is no registration, but sign-ups are encouraged so the Library will know how many lunches to order. You can sign up for one day, the whole program, any time in-between, or just drop in! Come for the program - stay for lunch! Programs Start at 10:30am Lunch will be served from 11:15 am - 12pm weekdays from July 5 - August 16. Contact the Library more info. Monday: Game day Tuesday: Storytime with craft Wednesday: Movie - enjoy a family-friendly film Thursday: Storytime Friday - Lego Club For more information and to check out each week’s menu and activities, go to rockinghamlibrary.org/srp.html This is a USDA program. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

You will discover who lived by the Vilas Bridge centuries ago when you join us at the Rockingham Library on August 10th at 7pm to hear Gail Golec and Annette Spaulding discuss the Cultural History of the Vilas Bridge. These two local experts will explore the significance of the Vilas Bridge and its location going back to the local indigenous communities living here before the bridge was built. Gail Golec's talk will discuss the evolution of the island and how its landscape defined Bellows Falls. She will focus on the land surrounding the 'great falls' and how the area has been settled and changed over the centuries. Golec is a native of Walpole, an archaeologist and a history buff. She has written & directed several plays & podcasts and given many talks on local history. Annette Spaulding will discuss her scuba diving finds (including millstones) in the Connecticut River industrial area. Spaulding has been diving the Connecticut River and other parts of New England for more than 30 years. She actively researches potential historical underwater sites and has rediscovered several important sites, such as the "Elephant Bridge" and underwater petroglyphs in Brattleboro. She also volunteers as a rescue diver. She will bring some of her Connecticut River finds to show. This free event is part of a summer-long, fund-raising effort by the Friends of the Rockingham Library to acquire and donate to the Library a large painting of the Vilas Bridge by the late, nationally-known local artist Jerry Pfohl. The large 6’ X 6’ evocative painting is already on display in the library. Refreshments will be served. Please visit the Friends of the Rockingham Library’s online fundraising page https://tinyurl.com/ybuqo5gf to make your donation. For more information on the Keep the Vilas Bridge Painting at the Library Project, please go to rockinghamlibrary.org/vilas. For more information on Jerry Pfohl, please go to jerrypfohl.com To join the Friends of the Rockingham Library, please visit http://rockinghamlibrary.org/foljoin