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We're starting a Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group! First Meeting Wednesday, August 17 at 6 pm.

Details HERE and Reading List HERE

We just added a bunch of new videos, including Poemtown readings and a great Arts and Culture with our own Librarian Christian Collins with Syrian-American poet Osama Alomar!

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Note: Arts and Culture scheduled for July 13 has been moved to August 24. See Events for Schedule


Ongoing Children's Programs


Stories on Demand with Olivia, Wednesdays 10-noon through mid-August


Fridays 10:30 am: Story Time


2nd Tuesdays, 10:30 am: La Leche League


July Events

Note: No Storytime events for Wed., July 20!

Summer Reading ProgramThough July 29

Sprinters (Infant-5 Years):

Fridays, 10:30 am: Storytime

Cyclists (Elementary Age):

Wednesday, July 6, 11 am:

May the Force Be With You!

Wednesday, July 13, 11 am:

Making Trail Mix

Thursday, July 21, 2 pm

(at the St. Johnsbury School):

CLiF Storyteller

Wednesday, July 27, 11 am:

Water Olympics

Gymnasts (Middle School):

Wednesdays, July 6,13,27 1:30 pm

Crafting, video, gardening, scavenger hunts!

Thursday, July 21, 2 pm

(at the St. Johnsbury School):

CLiF Storyteller


Marathoners (High School):


(check Athenaeum Youth Services Facebook for schedule)


July 29, 2 pm: End of Summer Reading Party and Ice Cream Social

August Events

August 1-October 1 (Reception Saturday, August 13):

Art Installation by Syrian artist Mohamad Hafez in our new Upstairs Art Gallery

Wednesday, August 10, 7 pm

Arts and Culture Series:

The Postcard Age

Wednesday, August 24, 7 pm

Can Syria Be Put Back Together Again?

A Talk with Robert Ford, Former Ambassador to Syria


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