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 on: September 16, 2018, 12:21:43 PM 
Started by ssweet - Last post by ssweet
Fairfax Senior's Tues. Sep. 18th at the Fire Station. BBQ Chicken and mashed potato. Don't forget we are having a Tea-Cup Auction so please bring an item and come early to be part of the fun. Doors open at 11 and we eat at noon.

 on: September 16, 2018, 08:53:19 AM 
Started by ssweet - Last post by ssweet
Rummage Sale in Fairfax Oct 5 & 6. Drop off times Thurs. Oct 4th 9-noon & 4-6; Fri. Oct 5th 9-noon.

Sale is at the Community Center at 1210 Main St. 

Sale opens at 3-7pm on Fri. the 5th of Oct and Sat. from 9-2pm.  Bag Sale all day Sat.  $1. & $3. 

Come join the fun!  We always have some good laughs.

Benefit United Church of Fairfax Missions.  See you there.

 on: September 15, 2018, 12:42:05 PM 
Started by mkr - Last post by Gary Gilbert
How do we RSVP?  Thank you.

 on: September 13, 2018, 06:57:47 PM 
Started by Rev. Elizabeth - Last post by Rev. Elizabeth
BFA Fairfax 2nd Annual Harvest Dinner!
Friday October 12. Dinner is available from 6-7:30. Dine on organic vegetables grown on the school farm and prepared by the students.  The chicken is organic, but not raised at the school.
At 5 PM meet in the old gym for a tour of the farm.
Tickets are by reservation only. Call 849-6711 to reserve your place at the table.
LImited take out available by reservation. 849-6711.
12.00 Adult
5.00 Student
25.00 Family Ticket for family of four or more

Contact 19alCa@fwsu.org for more information

 on: September 11, 2018, 10:00:52 AM 
Started by Rev. Elizabeth - Last post by Rev. Elizabeth


Fairfax Community Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Sept. 13, 2018
6:30 PM –  The Fairfax Room

•   Call to Order

•   Approval of minutes of Sept. 4, 2018 meeting

•   Updates
o   Library Updates from Interim Library Director Emily DiGiulio
o   Other

•   New Business
o   Future staffing structures
o   Create job description and classified advertisement for Permanent Library Director
o   Discuss hiring process
o   Set next meeting date and potential agenda items
o   Agenda for October 11 Joint Board Meeting
o   Progress on Library Safety Procedures Document
o   Other

•   Adjourn

 on: September 11, 2018, 09:05:23 AM 
Started by Rev. Elizabeth - Last post by Rev. Elizabeth
Fairfax Community Library
Trustees’ Meeting
September 4 2018
The Fairfax Community Library Trustees’ meeting was called to order at 6:30. Present were Pat
Gallant, Liz Griffin, Chris Fearon and Ellen Holmes-Henry.
There was neither correspondence nor public input.
The minutes of the August 14 meeting were read and reviewed. It was recommended that the
following be placed in the minutes:
"The Trustees reviewed the resume of a candidate for director. The candidate had been
interviewed by Pat Gallant and Ellen Holme-Henry.. They authorized Pat as Trustee chair to
offer the candidate the interim position and to create a contract for three months, until
November 21. Pat will consult the Town Manager on the terms of the contract."
The Trustees then authorized Pat Gallant to offer the interim program planner position to
Nicole Vance.”
This has been added to the document.
Eric sent a treasurer’s report. In the savings account, $1836.38; in te checking, $161.75. There
is a measure of uncertainty about the source of funds to cover the cost of the library directors
farewell reception. Eric will meet with Emily to review finances and clarify this concern.
Trustees discussed how to effectively keep track of the interim’s work hours and days off.
Emily Digiulio is a highly qualified librarian. She has signed a contract for interim library
director that ends at the Thanksgiving break.
Nicole Vance has agreed to 10 hours weekly employ as program planner, and started the week
before school. She too signed a contract that ends at Thanksgiving break.
A question was raised as to when the next meeting of the facilities committee will be held,and
where/ the trustees might access the meetings’ minutes.
The farewell party for Debbie Landauer on August 27th went very well. She and our interim
librarian had three full days of training and transition work. We wish Debbie well in her new
position.at the Waterbury Library and thank her for eight years of service here.
All Community Library staff attended ALICE training with school staff on August 23.
New Business
There will be a public meeting about ALICE, the security and safety guidelines for the school.
Ellen will attend. Pat and Emily will discuss ALICE and revise the section of the crisis document
that pertains to the library.
Chris has spent considerable time investigating the possibility of a community survey that
would gather data about the library to be used in creating a 5 year strategic plan, since the
current one ends in December. She has met with Lara Keenan the VT state librarian and
examined documents used by other libraries.
Considering the changes in the library and the upcoming budget planning and the existence of a
community survey conducted by the town, the trustees decided to examine and revise the
current strategic plan and update it for 2019. Further discussion at a later date will take place
and the trustees will decide the way forward for such a document. Chris will look at the strategic
plans of other libraries for ideas.
The trustees will be developing job descriptions to fill permanent positions for both the library
director and the program planner, and in conjunction with this will review how the library is
currently staffed and how might changes be made that would benefit the functioning of the
The library safety plan will also be discussed.
The consensus is that there should be program evaluations provided for participants in the
various library programs, and the evaluations need to be more nuanced and seek qualitative
responses to the program. It is important to know what people think and feel about the library
programs as we decide which ones to continue and ways to improve.
Ideas about how to reconfigure the staff were discussed. A possible model would be to have a
full time library director who worked consistent daily hours. The director would do some program
planning and there would be a library assistant who might also be full time and would also
handle program planning. There might be need for a third, part time individual for some times
when more coverage is needed.
Chris and Ellen will draft a classified ad seeking a library director, and the ad will go to the
Vermont Library Association website as well as other local print and digital media. They will
meet on Sept 11 to work on this and bring it to our next meeting.
There will be another trustees meeting on Sept 13 at 6:30.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:10.
Respectfully submitted
Elizabeth Griffin, secretary.

 on: September 10, 2018, 07:59:43 AM 
Started by LibraryPrograms - Last post by LibraryPrograms
To register for any programs at the Fairfax Community Library call 849-2420, or email Nicole at libraryprograms@fwsu.org for more information.

Tuesday, September 11, 9:30-10:30am: Preschool Story Hour
Join us for themed stories, songs, and activities for ages 0-6. No registration necessary for Story Hour.

Wednesday, September 12, 3-4pm: Lego Club
Kids ages 6+ enjoy themed Lego play after school. Please register.

Thursday, September 13, 6:30-8pm: Fairfax Reads Book Group discusses all the books we read over the summer.  Share about the books you loved, the ones that disappointed, and the ones that are still sitting on your nightstand. We will also give out copies of our first group read for the fall. We will be reading Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, a memoir by Barack Obama written in 1995 about his early years growing up as the son of a black African father and a white American mother searching for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. Copies are available to borrow at the library. New members always welcome.

Saturday, September 15, 9-11am: Tech Help
Get help with individual tech questions.  You can ask any technological question and/or bring in a device with which you need help. You will be ably assisted by our techie, Josiah. Call to reserve a half hour time slot, or drop in.

Tuesday, September 18, 5:30-7:30p: Tea and Bristles
Perfect for all skill levels, Julie Griffis leads this painting class through step-by-step instructions to create a masterpiece. This month’s piece will be a painting of autumn woods. Recommended ages 16+. Cost is $25 for materials and snacks. Must register.

 on: September 10, 2018, 01:44:13 AM 
Started by Henry - Last post by Henry

Despite what the bulletin says, there is no Mass Tuesday at Saint Luke. I am taking the visiting priest Father Shaldone to Canada and will not return until Tuesday afternoon.

Fr. Henry

 on: September 06, 2018, 05:50:10 PM 
Started by mkr - Last post by mkr
From Her sons:
Let's get together and celebrate the wonderful and influential life of Deborah Walford. Long time art teacher at B.F.A. Fairfax, loving mother, wife and wonderful friend.

Please bring a lite dish to share if you feel so inclined.

RSVP is encouraged.

Please let any friends, students or fellow staff that you think would be interested know about this event.

9/22 1-4pm
Killkare State Park
Saint Albans, Vermont 05478

 on: September 06, 2018, 03:40:00 PM 
Started by Rev. Elizabeth - Last post by Rev. Elizabeth
The 2nd annual BFA Farm to School Harvest Dinner will be held October 12 @ 6 PM in the 'old gym.' Tickets will be $25 for a family; $12 per adult, and $5 per student.  The meal will be prepared by the students from foods ( except the turkey) grown in the Farm to School Garden. 

Please watch this space for announcements about ticket sales and the possibility of carry out meals!

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