Rockingham Library Calendar

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Upcoming Events
Women's Freedom Center Film Festival

Women's Freedom Center
Film Festival
Sept 2017 - Feb 2018

Weds, Oct 11 @ 6:30 p.m.:” Ovarian Psycos”, is the second in film series sponsored by Women’s Freedom Center. Riding at night through the streets deemed dangerous in Eastside Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psychos use their bicycles to confront the violence in their lives.

Weds, Nov 8 @ 6:30 p.m.: “Small, Small Thing”: the third in film series sponsored by Women’s Freedom Center. In 2009, nine-year-old Olivia Zinnah was found at JFK Hospital in Liberia, with a life- threatening condition. Believing her injuries to be the result of witchcraft, Olivia’s mother has been hiding her for years. The doctors conclude her condition is the result of a brutal rape. This diagnosis has severe consequences.

Weds, Dec 13 @ 6:30 p.m. “Granny’s Got Game” is the fourth in film series sponsored by Women’s Freedom Center. This documentary film is about a senior women's basketball team in North Carolina. These seven fiercely competitive women in their seventies battle physical limitations and skepticism to keep doing what they love. The film follows them for a year as they compete for another National Senior Games championship. After two decades together, these women are more than a team...they are a family.

Weds, Jan 10 @ 6:30 p.m. “My Stolen Revolution”: is the fifth in film series sponsored by Women’s Freedom Center. As a student, the director managed to flee revolutionary Iran. Many who stayed behind did not survive. When there are renewed protests in Teheran 30 years later, she goes looking for a couple of other survivors who fled. An emotional, very personal documentary.

Weds, Feb 14 @ 6:30 p.m.” Invoking Justice “: is the sixth in film series sponsored by Women’s Freedom Center. In Southern India, family disputes are settled by Jamaats—all male bodies which apply Islamic Sharia law to cases without allowing women to be present, but in 2004 a group of women formed a women’s Jamaat which has since grown considerably and has settled more than 8,000 cases ranging from divorce, to wife beating to murder.

The Women's Freedom Center is the local non-profit organization working to end domestic and sexual violence in Windham and Southern Windsor Counties. They are a feminist organization committed to offering support and advocacy to all survivors of violence, as well as prevention and educational activities to help create a community in which violence is not tolerated. The Center's 24/7 Hotline number is 1-802-885-2050.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, email, call 802.463.4270, or stop by the Library at 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls, VT.

Computer Science Club for kids age 9 - 14

Design Computer Games
Saturdays in October
12pm - 1pm

Have you ever been playing your favorite video game, and thought "I could make this so much better?" Youth between the ages of 9 to 14 can now sign up for the Rockingham Free Public Library’s Google CS First Game Design Club to experiment with those ideas and make their own cool computer video games. Kids will build a racing game, a maze game, a falling objects game, and more, then share them with friends and family to play. No computer science experience is necessary.

CS First is a free program that increases student access and exposure to computer science (CS) education through programs at the Library. Club sessions will be held Saturdays from 12pm – 1pm in the Youth Department beginning on October 21 and ending on December 9. Spots in the club are limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, contact Sam at the Library at 802.463.4270, email, or stop by the Library at 65 Westminster St in Bellows Falls, VT.

Peter Gould book reading

Author Reading
Tuesday, October 17

Peter Gould will read from his new book “Horse Drawn Yogurt: Stories from Total Loss Farm” (Green Writer’s Press, 2017) at the Rockingham Library on Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. In these true stories based in southern Vermont, locals and newcomers help each other out in a pivotal moment of history. Young people, new to the land, learn how to tend gardens and farms, while also demonstrating against the Vietnam War and calling for peace and justice around the world. Gould’s story “Hey! Don’t Throw That Away!” might be of special interest to residents of Bellows Falls because it features the deconstruction of the old freight depot that was located along Bellows Falls’ railroad tracks.

Gould is also a young adult novelist whose novel, WRITE NAKED, published by Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, won the 2009 National Green Earth Book Award for its ecological content. Peter directs at the New England Youth Theatre and, he's a Visiting Professor of meditation at Brandeis University in the Peace & Justice & Coexistence Department. He founded and still runs the "Get Thee to the Funnery" Youth Shakespeare Camp in the Northeast Kingdom.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (802) 463-4270, email, or stop by the Library at 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls, VT.

Minecraft Club

Every Friday

All skill levels are welcome! A limited number of computers are available. Registration is recommended if you will need to use a Library computer.

Sign-ups for Library computers happen at the end of each Minecraft club, Fridays at 4:30pm. To sign-up call or be at the Library during the end of Minecraft Club. Sign-ups are for the following week only. You can call the Library at 802.463.4270 or email for more information.

How to Write Query Letters
How to write query letters
with author Megan Applegate Saturday, October 28
10:30am - 11:30am

Traditional publishing isn't dead! Join Megan Applegate for an overview of the querying process: what agents and publishers are looking for in a query and how to let your best self shine – on Saturday, Oct.28 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Registration for this workshop is recommended.

This event is free and open to the public. To register or for more information, call (802) 463-4270, email, or stop by the library at 65 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls. Library hours are: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Thursday & Friday and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Choose your next 3 books personalized book Recommendations

Personalized Book Recommendations

In celebration of National Library Week (April 9 -15), the staff at the Rockingham Library will be offering a new service called “ChooseYour Next Three Books.” After filling out a short form about their reading preferences, patrons will receive 3 staff recommendations on what to read next. This process takes about a week. Click here to go straight to the form.

“Choose Your Next Three Books” form can be filled out online. Paper copies of the form are also available at the Library’s front desk. The more information the patron can provide, the better the recommendations the staff can give. As always, the Library staff values patrons’ privacy and will keep your answers strictly confidential. For more information, call 802-463-4270, email

Your Next 3 Books

Windham County Parent Resource Calendar

Connecting Families with Resources in Windham County

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The Windham County Parent Resource Calendar is a single online source where you can find information about events, programs, services, and more for Windham county families. Best of all, it’s a totally free resource for families and all of the organizations involved.

Tips for calendar use:
· Use CATEGORY to select just the listings you want to see.
· Sign up to receive updates by Twitter or email
· Look for the Calendar on websites around Windham County

For more information about the calendar, including how your organization's programs can be included, contact Sam at the Rockingham Free Public Library at 802.463.4270 or email