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In Our Own Backyard Series

The Friends of Stowe Free Library have announced their 2016-2017 schedule for their In Our Own Backyard Series.

On Thursday, April 6, 2017 join us for a presentation by our favorite local weatherman, Roger Hill.  Since witnessing the power of a Yellowstone thunderstorm as a kid, Roger has been awed and amazed by the weather.  He learned his trade in the Army in Hawaii and has worked for the National Weather Service in Los Angeles, Montana, Cape Hatteras and Burlington, Vermont. Since 2000, Roger has been forecasting the weather for the listeners of Radio Vermont (WDEV) as well as through his website, “Weathering Heights”.

Click here for upcoming event dates and details!







Take a Class - Learn Something New!


A new resource available to you1  The Learning Express Library has the most comprehenisive selection of academic and career-related resources available.  It features skill building tools for reading, writing, math and science.  There is a test preparartion for high school equivalency and college admissions exams.  The workplace resources include tools for job searching, exploring new careers and preparing for occupational licensing exams.  This is a center for everyone.  There are targeted learning centers providing patrons of all ages with easy, one sop access to relevant interactive tutorials, practice tests and eBooks. 

Mango Languages allows patrons access to conversational language learning lessons in 22 languages, led by native speakers, including Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Thai, and more, as well as 14 ESL programs. 

Be sure to create a profile with your email address when you log in for the first time -- Mango will keep track of your progress, and you can work at your own pace, with no cds to return.

Do you have an additional library card from a library other than the Stowe Free Library? You must use your Stowe Free Library card number in order to log in to this resource correctly from the link above.

Our access to Mango Languages is made possible through a partnership with the Green Mountain Library Consortium.  

Access eBooks including Kindle and audiobooks. Through our membership in the Green Mountain Library Consortium and a generous initial grant from the Oakland Foundation, we are able to offer our patrons access to downloadable audio books and eBooks. Access the service directly at -- all you need to download is your library card.

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