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 on: August 22, 2017, 05:03:30 PM 
Started by Library Assistant - Last post by Library Assistant
Glass Houses   Louise Penny

A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age   Jimmy Soni & Rob Goodman

Audiobooks: Fiction
Glass Houses   Louise Penny

 on: August 18, 2017, 02:09:38 PM 
Started by Library Assistant - Last post by Library Assistant
Y is for Yesterday   Sue Grafton

Audiobooks: Fiction
The Late Show   Michael Connelly
Seven   Paula Cizmar, et al
Y is for Yesterday   Sue Grafton

 on: August 18, 2017, 10:23:55 AM 
Started by Henry - Last post by Henry

FAIRFAX — Vermont State Police Corporal Daniel Charles Marcellus passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 15, surrounded by his family, following a 10-month battle with brain cancer. He was 35.
A 14-year veteran of the Vermont State Police, Marcellus was hired at age 21 and dedicated his career to working the road as a trooper for the St. Albans and Williston barracks. In addition to his basic duties, he served as a field training officer, pre-basic instructor, Marijuana Eradication Resource Team member and crash reconstruction specialist.

\Known by his peers as selfless and dependable, Marcellus would answer his phone at any hour, dropping everything to respond to a call when his fellow brothers and sisters were in need. While he stood tall and intimidating in uniform, “Trooper Dan” was also known for his kindness, sense of humor, storytelling ability and genuine desire to make a positive impact in people’s lives.

Marcellus also served his country for six years as an infantryman in the Army National Guard. One of the highlights of his service was a three-month security detail in New York City following the events of 9/11.

Always an outdoorsman, Marcellus grew up in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. He spent his free time hiking, camping and skiing. A lifelong New York Giants and Boston Red Sox fan, Marcellus visited Fenway Park every summer with his wife, Jessica. He was honored to throw out the first pitch at Fenway just 10 days before his passing.

Marcellus is survived by his wife, Jessica, and 7-month-old son, Sawyer; his mother, Bonnie, and step-father, Robert Gosson; sister, Melissa Bartholf, and her three children, Jocelyn, Jenna, and Aidan; grandmother, Dora Harrison; and four stepsiblings.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, August 18 from 4-7 p.m. at Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main Street, St. Albans. Services will follow on Saturday, August 19 at 12 p.m. at the Collins- Perley Sports Complex.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jim Bashaw Memorial Cancer and Catastrophic Illness Fund (St. Albans) or the Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund.

Online condolences and memories may be shared at the funeral home website: www.bradyandlevesque. com. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home and Commemorative Services.

 on: August 17, 2017, 03:27:59 PM 
Started by Fairfax Librarian - Last post by Fairfax Librarian
Despite what you may have heard on the news, the Fairfax Community Library does not have solar eclipse viewing glasses to give away. We will have an Eclipse Viewing Party here at the Library on Monday 8/21 from 1-3 p.m., and we have some eclipse viewing glasses for participants to use then. Please join us!

NASA has an entire website devoted to this event! Look in the Safety section under Eclipse 101 for a list of reputable vendors. 
Given the late date, we suggest people make solar viewing projectors, pinhole projections, or sun funnels to view the eclipse. To see NASA's great website about eclipses and safe viewing, go to


Also, the NASA site will be streaming the eclipse so you can view it safely on your computer. We will have thestream up on our large screen here!

 on: August 17, 2017, 02:09:35 PM 
Started by Scott Mitchell - Last post by Scott Mitchell
We have posters and flyers around town, but I wanted to remind everyone that there is an informational meeting Saturday Morning, 8/19 at 9am in the Middle School gym.  There will be 2 more after this as well the schedule is as follows;

               - August 19 - 9am,  BFA Middle School Gym
               - September 7 - 6pm,  BFA Brown Gym
               - October 9 - 6pm, Fairfax Community Library

               - Bond vote is on 10/10/17

For more information www.bfafuture.weebly.com
or call the District office 370-3113 x113

We look forward to seeing and hearing from you.

 on: August 16, 2017, 09:45:10 AM 
Started by Fairfax Librarian - Last post by Fairfax Librarian
New 08/14/2017
The Almost Sisters      Joshilyn Jackson
Amanda Wakes Up      Alisyn Camerota
Any Dream Will Do      Debbie Macomber
Barely Legal   Stuart Woods
Birdcage Walk   Helen Dunmore
A Boy in Winter      Rachel Seiffert
The Breakdown      B.A. Paris
The City Always Wins   Omar Robert Hamilton
Class Mom      Laurie Gelman
Deadfall   Linda Fairstein
The Dolls   James Patterson & Kecia Bal
Exposed   Lisa Scottoline
The Frozen Hours   Jeff Shaara
Gone Gull   Donna Andrews
The Good Daughter      Karin Slaughter
The Half-Drowned King      Linnea Hartsuyker
I Know a Secret   Tess Gerritsen
The Last Tudor   Philippa Gregory
The Leavers   Lisa Ko
Like a Fading Shadow   Antonio Munoz Molina
The Locals   Jonathan Dee
Mad   Chloe Esposito
Meddling Kids   Edgar Cantero
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness   Arundhati Roy
Mrs. Fletcher   Tom Perrotta
My Favorite Thing is Monsters   Emil Ferris
On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service   Rhys Bowen
Rebellion   Molly Patterson
Seeing Red      Sandra Brown
Some Kind of Hero      Suzanne Brockmann
The Store   James Patterson & Richard DiLallo
The Weight of Ink   Rachel Kadish
Woman No. 17      Edan Lepucki

The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy:
Over 800 Natural, Nontoxic, and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health, Beauty, and Safe Home and Work Environments   Valerie Ann Worwood
Guide to Working with Farm Animals: Safe, Humane Livestock
   Handling Practices for the Small Farm   Temple Grandin
Herbal Healing for Men: Remedies & Recipes Rosemary
How to Fall in Love With Anyone   Mandy Len Catron
Never Call Me a Hero: A Legendary American Dive-Bomber Pilot
Remembers the Battle of Midway   N. Jack “Dusty” Kleiss
The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World
War II   Svetlana Alexievich
A Dog’s Purpose
Fire at Sea
Star Trek: Beyond
Cars 2

Cooking with Children: 15 Lessons for Children, Age 7 and Up, Who
Really Want to Learn to Cook   Marion Cunningham
Invasive Terrestrial Plants of Vermont: A Guide to Identification,
Prevention and Management   Vermont Chapter of The Nature
The New Book of Middle Eastern Food: The Classic Cookbook,
Expanded and Updated, with New Recipes and Contemporary
Variations on Old Themes   Claudia Roden
Octopus!:  The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea  Katherine
   Harmon Courage

Rory’s Story Cubes

 on: August 15, 2017, 10:25:06 AM 
Started by Henry - Last post by Henry
Ok Sally, I will accept an IOU & give Larry the $20

 on: August 15, 2017, 09:49:43 AM 
Started by mkr - Last post by mkr
Todd is correct.  It also gives the town longer to get the Audit done which has been an issue as well.  ~MK

 on: August 15, 2017, 08:43:02 AM 
Started by Rev. Elizabeth - Last post by Rev. Elizabeth

Fairfax Community Library Board of Trustees Meeting
August 17, 2017
6:30 PM – BFA Main Lobby Conference Room

•   Call to Order

•   Approval of minutes of May 25, 2017 meeting

•   Treasurer’s Report

•   Correspondence

•   Updates
o   Highlights Second Quarter Report
o   New materials
o   Long Range Facilities Committee Meeting Proposal (Chris)
o   Highlights of Summer at the library
o   Deb on Vermont Edition
o   Other

•   New Business
o   Plan for Evaluations
•   Staff evaluations by Library Director
•   Library director evaluation by Trustees
o   Supporting the LRFPC
o   Planning for Budget Preparation
o   Other

•   Adjourn

 on: August 14, 2017, 08:16:32 PM 
Started by Henry - Last post by ssweet
Henry I would be happy to make one, but I think I am going to run out of time unless it is an IOU!  My dill pickles and string beans took presidence and I just barely finished them.  See you tomorrow with some veggies.

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