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Friends of the Stowe Free Library Focus on: In Our Own Backyard

2020 Inside Book Sale!

Don't forget that the Friends of the Stowe Free Library has an ongoing inside book sale.  You can find books and DVD's for adults, children and teens for snow days (the snow IS coming!), vacation travels and even affordable host(ess) gifts.  The books are inside the library to the left of the Circulation desk.  Make sure to check it out next time you are in town!  There is a great selection.  Stowe Free Library canvas book bags are also available for purchase to carry home your new treasures! 

36th Annual Book Sale Dates Announced!

The 36th Annual Book Sale will take place from July 7, 2020 through July 26, 2020.  The sale will open on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 9am on the porch of the Stowe Free Library and gazebo and run thereafter from dawn to dusk daily through Sunday, July, 26, 2020. 

Donations are now being accepted!  Please remember that books should be in good, sellable condition and that Encyclopedias, Readers Digest Condensed Books, Textbooks, magazines or music cassettes are not accepted.  

Donations can be brought to the rear door of the Library during Library hours and left on the table at the foot of the half flight of stairs found to the left of the door. Call or email the library with questions, 802-253-4808 / [email protected], or ask any staff member.

 As always we thank you for  your support!


2020 Spring Speaker Series 

In Our Own Backyard

Join us for our fabulous lineup of speakers for the 2020 spring season.  All speakers start at 7pm in the Community Room of the Library.  Free parking is available in front of and behind the Library – enter in the back of the Library after 7pm.  All events are free and open to the public!


Vermont Trout Streams

with Peter Shea and Bob Shannon

Thursday, March, 19th at 7PM

Fishing season starts April 11th this year!  Are you ready? Join the Friends of the Stowe Free Library on Thursday, March 19, 2020 to talk with local authors Peter Shea and Bob Shannon about their new guidebook “Vermont Trout Streams” at the Stowe Free Library.  Their new guidebook, for all levels, is a complete guide to the geography and strategies of fly fishing the streams and rivers of Vermont. They will talk with us about mountain highland brooks, home to small native brookies, to meadow-cut rivers with deep holes that hold lunker brown trout.

FREE Fishing Day - Saturday, June 13, 2020. A day when anyone, resident or non-resident, can go fishing statewide without a fishing license!

Bob Shannon is the owner of the Fly Rod Shop in Stowe, Vermont, and a professional fly-fishing guide for over 30 years. His travels have taken him to New York, Canada, Montana, and the Caribbean. As an adjunct professor at Northern Vermont University, he has taught students about fly fishing for over 25 years. A member of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board for 11 years, as well as a board member of Lake Champlain International, Bob was a contributor to Fifty Best Places: Fly Fishing the Northeast (Mallard, editor). Featured in many television fishing programs and radio shows, he has also been a celebrity speaker throughout the United States.

Peter Shea, angling geographer, cartographer, and Vermont researcher has fished in Vermont since childhood, and has previously authored eight books on Vermont trout fishing. These include the very first edition of Vermont Trout Streams, in 1985, as well as his writing and illustrating of these recently published titles: The New Atlas of Vermont Trout Ponds (2018), Collateral Trout (2017), Vermont’s Trophy Trout Waters (2016), Long Trail Trout (2015), and, Vermont Trout Ponds (2014). He was both editor and co-author of Access America: An Atlas and Guide to the National Parks for Visitors with Disabilities, which was selected as a “Best Reference” by the American Library Association.


38 days and 10,417 Miles on the Road to Alaska

THURSDAY, May 14TH - Note: this talk will start at 3:30pm

"Our Far West National Parks, 38 days and 10,417 Miles on the Road to Alaska.  I did it and you can, too!"  Jeff Morris, from the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, will share his experiences and lessons learned for planning, packing and executing a summer trip to the US National Parks out west as well as Alaska.  


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