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 on: October 21, 2017, 07:26:25 PM 
Started by Rev. Elizabeth - Last post by Rev. Elizabeth
The annual meeting for Friends of the Fairfax Community Center will be held Wednesday, November 1, at 7 PM at the United Church, on the corner of River and Fletcher roads in Fairfax. If you are interested in the progress of the Fairfax Community Center you are welcome to join us. Guests are welcome to stay for the entire meeting.

A dessert reception at 7 will be followed by a review of what we have accomplished over the past year.
At 7:30 our final meeting for the fiscal year 2016-2017  will begin  begin.   We will say good-by and thank you to  departing Board members and nominate and vote in   new Board members.  
PLEASE RSVP to Susannah Chamberlin at spn1945@gmail.com
so we have some idea how many people to expect.

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 on: October 19, 2017, 03:38:17 PM 
Started by Rev. Elizabeth - Last post by Rev. Elizabeth
Fairfax Community Library
Trustees' Meeting
October 26 2017
5:45 PM

Call to order

Approval of the minutes of the October 17 2017 meeting
Executive Session
Budget discussion; staffing and salaries
Other
Adjourn.

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 on: October 17, 2017, 07:49:38 AM 
Started by Rev. Elizabeth - Last post by Rev. Elizabeth
Fairfax Community Library
Joint Board Meeting
October 12, 2017

The Joint Board met October 12 in the Conference Room.  Present were, librarians Debbie Landauer, and Joy Mercer, principal John Tague, school board member, Kathy Muehl, and trustees Pat Gallant and Liz Griffin.  The meeting was called to order at 6:32.

There was neither public input nor correspondence. 

With one correction to a date, mis-stated as BFA-Fairfax renovations last done 1948 instead of 1984, the minutes of the April Joint Board meeting were accepted after a motion to accept made by Kathy.

Joy Mercer, the school library director presented highlights from her quarterly reports.
Gigi Preibe, a new author, made an excellent presentation about her book,” Adventures of Henry Whiskers,” to the 2nd graders. 

Currently Joy has 35 scheduled classes.  A record number of students, primarily middle school and high school students, use the library during the day.  This increase may be attributed to the change in the school schedule.

There have been many compliments made about the new library furniture and display racks.

The after school sewing class, now held in the Fairfax Room, has taken advantage of the new, sectioned table of moveable parts, so that each student has his/her own table to work at and own sewing machine.

Joy discussed Challenged Books with 5th graders during Banned Book Week.

Debbie Landauer the publiclibrary director shared 2nd and 3rd quarter highlights.

The library hosted a post Egg Hunt event with hot chocolate and refreshments. 200+ people.

The library, through a $1500 grant through RiseVT will create a story work on the Recreation path from  May through October 2018. Each month a different book will be displayed along the walk.
A donation was made in memory of a local scientist, John Townsend. Debbie plans to purchase a microscope that will be available for patrons to sign out.
A donation of $1000 for programs given by Barbara Murphy will allow the library to purchase a telescope from the Vermont Astronomical Society for $350. Said telescope can be checked out by patrons.

The BackPack Theatre was featured at the opening event for the Summer Reading Program.
The Summer Reading Program had online registration which was well received, and thus will be continued.  This year students recorded minutes read rather than books read.  This too, was well received and will be continued.
Enrollment in the Summer Reading Program was 245 youth (a record number), and collectively they read for 113,880 minutes.

The library participated in Vermont Reads.  The book, “Brown Girls Dreaming” was discussed; the movie “Selma” was shown, and a speaker addressed Black Lives Matter, among other programing around the book.
Both the Art Bop program featuring local artists, and The Renaissance Faire featuring Renaissance related activities for all ages were popular programs.
The Eclipse Party, too, was very popular. 130 people attended.

After school programs have commenced.

The library staff was evaluated in September.

There is a new interlibrary loan process called Clover, and all the staff have been trained in its use.

As they have in the past, the library is collection donations of Halloween candy to be distributed to residents of Main Street and environs who are inundated with trick or treaters.

The library also gives out treats, but those are self-funded.

New Business

The facilities committee will address how to move forward after the defeat of the bond issue. In response to a query from Pat, John Tague said that the $200,000 sum targeting library renovations was an estimate derived from the architects work.

The next Joint Board meeting will be held in April 12, 2018.

Kathy made a motion to adjourn, and we adjourned at 7 PM.

Respectfully submitted

Rev. Elizabeth Griffin, secretary.


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 on: October 16, 2017, 01:29:56 PM 
Started by Rev. Elizabeth - Last post by Rev. Elizabeth

 

Fairfax Community Library Board of Trustees Meeting
October 17, 2017
5:00 PM – Fairfax Room
AGENDA


•   Call to Order

•   Approval of minutes of October 5, 2017 meeting

•   Treasurer’s Report

•   Correspondence
•   
•   New Business

o   Policy for unpaid time off for part time library employees

o   Budget Preparation (due Nov. 2)

o   Other

•   Adjourn

 5 
 on: October 16, 2017, 11:31:41 AM 
Started by ssweet - Last post by ssweet
Good morning all.  The Senior Lunch at the Fairfax Fire Station will be Chicken Parmesan and for desert apple crisp.  Sounds good to me!  Lunch at noon.  $5.00 catered by Steeple Market.

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 on: October 14, 2017, 11:34:17 AM 
Started by dvallett - Last post by dvallett
A benefit will be held for Dale and Rhoda Hunt of Fairfield who were seriously injured in a motorcycle accident last August, just weeks after their 50th wedding anniversary. Both had to be airlifted to the UVM Medical Center. Rhoda is now in rehab but Dale remains in critical condition. Dale was a self-employed trucker before retiring recently.

The benefit auction and dance will raise money for medical expenses and home modifications. It will be on SATURDAY, October 28 at Magnan's Barn (formerly Wright's Bus Garage), Rte. 108, in Enosburg (~6 mi. North of Bakersfield).

The live auction and silent auction start at 3 PM with food and beverage available. Donations are wanted for both.

Music and dance are from 7-11 PM (BYOB with ID required). Live music by the Buck Hollers (www.buckhollers.com)

Call Elroy Hunt at 802 933-9091 or Mona Smith at 802 933-4811 for more information.

Dave

 7 
 on: October 13, 2017, 08:51:48 AM 
Started by Library Assistant - Last post by Library Assistant
Fiction
The Book of Swords         Gardner Dozois, Editor
Deep Freeze            John Sandford
Mind Game            Iris Johansen
Provenance            Ann Leckie
Pulse                  Felix Francis
Smile               Roddy Doyle
A Snow Country Christmas      Linda Lael Miller

Non-Fiction
Voices from the Attic: The Williamstown Boys in the Civil War   
Carleton Young

Biography
Leonardo da Vinci            Walter Isaacson
The Woman Who Smashed Codes   Jason Fagone

 8 
 on: October 11, 2017, 10:35:16 AM 
Started by Fairfax Librarian - Last post by Fairfax Librarian
New Materials 10/11/17
Fiction
Caroline: Little House, Revisited         Sarah Miller
A Casualty of War               Charles Todd
Children of the Fleet            Orson Scott Card
The Core                     Peter V. Brett
Crimes of the Father            Thomas Keneally
Dinner at the Center of the Earth   Nathan Englander
Don’t Let Go                  Harlan Coben
Fairytale                     Danielle Steel
Fierce Kingdom                  Gin Philips
Fresh Complaint               Jeffrey Eugenides
An Irish Country Practice         Patrick Taylor
The Obelisk Gate               N.K. Jesimin
Manhattan Beach               Jennifer Egan
Merry and Bright               Debbie Macomber
Paris in the Present Tense         Mark Helprin
The Reluctant Queen            Sarah Beth Durst
Righteous                     Joe Ide
The Rules of Magic               Alice Hoffman
Second Chance Girl               Susan Mallery
Sleeping Beauties               Stephen & Owen King
The Stolen Marriage            Diane Chamberlain
The Stone Sky                  N.K. Jesimin
To Be Where You Are            Jan Karon
The Unquiet Grave               Sharyn McCrumb
What the Hell Did I Just Read      David Wong
Winter Solstice                  Elin Hilderbrand
The Witches’ Tree               M.C. Beaton

Non-Fiction
4th Rock from the Sun: The Story of Mars   Nicky Jennifer
Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy
Thomas Moore
This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Farm Family      Ted Genoways
Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign
in American History      Katy Tur
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy   
Ta-Nehisi Coates

Biography
Grant   Ron Chernow

Fiction Audiobooks
The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir      Jennifer Ryan
Proving Ground               Peter Blaunder
What the Duke Desires         Sabrina Jeffries

New-to-Us Materials
Non-Fiction
‘Wichcraft: Craft a Sandwich into a Meal--and a Meal into a
Sandwich   Tom Coliccho
Chocolate   Linda Collister
Principal’s House   Fairfax School Board
Truth Facts: The Truthiest Truths and Factiest Facts of Everyday Life      Mikael Wulff & Anders Morgenthaler

Games
Big Boggle
Dominoes
Quao


 9 
 on: October 10, 2017, 07:51:04 PM 
Started by Henry - Last post by Henry
Unofficial Results:

Yes - 412

No - 998

 10 
 on: October 10, 2017, 02:58:07 PM 
Started by Rev. Elizabeth - Last post by mkr
Wonderful news they sold out!!  I absolutely love the Farm to Table Program!

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