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         2018-2019 Speakers:

IN OUR OWN BACKYARD: CINDY AND TED WEBER

Cindy and Ted's Excellent Adventure!

 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Join the Friends of the Stowe Free Library on November 8, 2018 at 7pm in the meeting room of the Stowe Free Library for Stowe Free Library Director Cindy Weber and her husband Ted Weber for a presentation of their most excellent month long adventure through China, Vietnam and India.  

Cindy  will talk about her experiences while on a business trip with her husband, Ted Weber, President of Bolton Furniture in Morrisville. While Ted evaluated furniture prototypes, Cindy engaged with the locals in the manufacturing plant.   They both enjoyed the diverse cultures of  far East and are looking forward to sharing their experiences.

 

IN OUR OWN BACKYARD: CHARLIE NARDOZZI

Gardening for Problem Places

FEBRUARY 14, 2019

Join the Friends of the Stowe Free Library at 7pm in the Community Room of the Stowe Free Library for a talk about gardening with Charlie Nardozzi.  Charlie will be talking about Plants for Problem Places.  The discussion will cover ornamental gardening,  the best plants and techniques for problems areas around your home such as shade, wet spots, hot, dry locations, slope and clay or poor soil. 

Charlie Nardozzi is an award winning, nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, radio, and television personality. He has worked for more than 25 years bringing expert gardening information to home gardeners through radio, television, talks, tours, on-line, and the printed page. Charlie delights in making gardening information simple, easy, fun and accessible to everyone.

Make sure to bring your Valentine for a fun evening!

 THE ONGOING INSIDE BOOK SALE!

 

Did you know that in addition to the annual summer book sale the Friends of the Stowe Free Library has a ongoing book sale that runs year round inside the  Library?  Cookbooks, large "coffee table" books, bestsellers and DVDs are available for all ages.  

The sale is located next to the library circulation desk and books may be purchased during regular library hours. Hardcover books are $2.00 and paperback books and DVD's are $1.00.  

Books are restocked regularly - there is alwasy something new on the shelves!

All proceeds support the library as well as children and adult programs.

 

 

SHOP LOCAL WITH A LIBRARY TOTE BAG!

Come in and check out the  Friends of the Stowe Free Library book bag.  Available during library hours at the Circulation Desk,  and at the Blue Donkey on the Mountain Road.  Ask a Librarian or a volunteer for yours today!  

A great way to carry home your newly purchased books and/or your library books.  Also great for groceries, gifts and farmers markets! 

The new books bags are co-sponsored by The Blue Donkey on the Mountain Road in Stowe.  

$12.00 each - all proceeds are used for increased children and adult programs and other library services. 

 

 

 

JOIN THE FRIENDS OF STOWE FREE LIBRARY

The Friends of Stowe Free Library foster close relationships between Stowe Free Library and the Stowe community by developing human and financial resources, sponsoring activities and programs, and promoting knowledge of Library resources.  Membership starts at $10 for an individual and $25 for a family.  Donations are tax deductible.  Volunteers are always welcome!  Stop by the Library for more information or fill out the form here:  application.  

 

 

About the Friends of the Stowe Free Library

The Friends of Stowe Free Library is a non-profit organization with the mission to help support the collections and programs of the Stowe Free Library. In particular, the mission of the Friends is to foster close relations between the Stowe Free Library and the Stowe community by developing human and financial resources, sponsoring activities and programs, and promoting knowledge of Library resources.

Since its inception in the spring of 2006, the Friends of the Library have provided much support to the Library, including::

  • Continued the successful summer book sale and added an ongoing book sale inside the Library
  • Provided the Library’s subscription to BookPage, the popular monthly book review magazine, free to our patrons
  • Provided area Museum and attraction passes, offering free or reduced admission to many sites
  • Continued to support In Our Own Backyard: Meet the Author series
  • Provided funds for the purchase of the library's DVD collection and e-book subscription for children
  • Expanded the Library’s children’s programming including supporting a summer intern to help with the children's programs
  • Raised significant funds through the Book sale and other special events for general library use
  • Co-sponsored the Stowe Performing Arts gazebo Concert series  held on the library lawn each summer

Contact the Friends at [email protected] for information on becoming a Friend, or download and fill out and mail in an application.

Meeting Minutes

Access Friends of the Libarary meeting minutes here.

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