August News

Morefest is almost here, and we are excited to be part of this great event happening Saturday, August 27th starting at 2pm at the Moretown Rec Field.  During the afternoon hours, the library will be offering a photo scavenger hunt covering all there is to see and do. Then, come back to our booth and share your favorites to display.  We will also be holding an online photo contest after the event, with the winning photos shown at the library and prizes awarded.  Stop by our booth and shop our book sale as well; prices are by donation unless otherwise marked.

Many of the books in our upcoming book sale have come from a recent “weeding” of the collection. So, why do we weed? Removing books from circulation is an essential part of managing a library’s collection, and as those of you who have visited Moretown Memorial Library know, this is especially important here given our limited space. Our role is not that of archiving or collecting physical objects, but rather one of the main goals of the library is to provide and share access to information in the form of books, online resources like the Vermont Online Library, and through our programming. So, if it has never been checked out and is more than ten years old, chances are you will see it for sale in our booth at Morefest.

“The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko: A Novel” is coming to the library soon for borrowing. Billed as “The Fault in our Stars” meets “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, the story follows 17 year-old Ivan and his life in a hospital for gravely ill children.  When Polina arrives, Ivan’s world is turned upside down as they forge a romance in unlikely circumstances.

Another recent book to the library is “Underground Airlines”. In a dystopian future, an alternate America exists where the Civil War never happened and slavery still exists in “The Hard Four”.  Victor, a young black man who is now a bounty hunter with the US Marshall Service, still has plenty of memories of his own childhood on a plantation. When he is assigned to track down a runaway slave, he infiltrates the abolitionist movement called the “underground airlines” and discovers secrets the government is willing to protect at any cost.
On a programming note, you can save the date and join veggie fermenting extraordinaire Beki Auclair on Sunday, September 18th at 4pm. If you are looking for an easy and useful way to preserve the harvest, come get recipes to make your own fermented foods and beverages at home or gather ideas about how to save a fermentation flop. This workshop is free, however you must register to attend.  Call 802-496-9728 or email to sign up or for more information. We hope to see you there and at the library soon!