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Linda Radtke

Vermont History through Song

January 15, 2017
2:00 pm

Tenney Memorial Library

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Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, brings Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about the songs found in the Vermont Historical Society’s collection of sheet music. Dressed in period costume and using the music Vermonters published and sang in their communities, Ms. Radtke guides listeners through our state’s history, from the earliest published song, “Green Mountain Farmer” (1798), through 1850 temperance ballads and Civil War era songs, to songs about Vermonters Calvin Coolidge, Thomas Dewey, and Jim Fisk.


Tenney Memorial Library OPEN MIC

Featuring Poetry Reading “ JAMAICA”

Thursday, January 26 ~ 6:00-7:30 PM

In December 1978, poet Robert MacRae of Fairlee stayed at Stonehaven on the coast of Jamaica about 50 miles north of Kingston with a friend from Atlanta, visiting the Jones family on their sugarcane farm for the full month. On Thursday, January 26th at 6:00 pm at Tenney Memorial library, he will read his early poem Jafrica Journal that came from that experience. Singer songwriter Ana D’Leon from St. Johnsbury will also be on hand to play for the evening until 7:30. Others are welcome to come and read or play their music for this open mic event. Please join us for the fun.


William Edelglass

The Genealogy of Happiness: From Aristotle to Positive Psychology

February 19, 2017
2:00 pm

Tenney Memorial Library

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What is happiness? Can it be measured? And what is the relationship between happiness and virtue, money, pleasure, relationships, mindfulness, and satisfaction? This program with William Edelglass will begin with an overview of different conceptions of happiness in Western philosophy, religion, and political theory. We will then turn to the numerous claims about what makes us happy based on the results of “the new science of happiness.” We will conclude by reflecting on the findings of positive psychology in the context of the history of the idea of happiness.



NEW Family Outdoor Adventure Group

1st & 3rd Saturday of the month
10:30 am

Tenney Memorial Library is now hosting a “Family Outdoor Adventure Group” on the first and third Saturday of each month.  The group will meet at 10:30am at Tenney and head out into the great outdoors for adventure and fun.  How-to books and adventure stories will be part of the adventures as the twists and turns unfold.  All parents and kids are invited but come prepared.  Winter is upon us and this group is not for the faint of heart 🙂

NEW Spanish Conversation Group

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Tenney Memorial Library is hosting another group “Spanish Conversation Group” every Tuesday.  This group meets at 12:00 pm at Tenney. Join this group and make new amigos as you practice speaking, discover new phrases, and finally figure out verb conjugations!.  All ages and levels welcome. Come prepare to speak only in Spanish!

NEW Pre-school Story Time

1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10:30am

The preschoolers “Watch Them Grow- Newbury” walk over two Tuesdays a month with their teachers to enjoy stories read by community members.  Sometimes they even listen to books in both Spanish as well as English.  Also, some of our Home School families have begun to attend and it’s adding to the fun! You are invited to join the fun of reading books!

NEW Newbury Play Group

3:30 – 5:00 pm

Orange County Parent Child Center facilitates a free playgroup for families and caregivers with children birth to age five at the library. They provide large and small motor activities, crafts, stories, manipulative as well as a snack. Bring a friend and enjoy the good company!

Newbury Elementary School’s Parent Book Group

Second Tuesday of the month
5:00 – 6:30 pm

You are all invited to be part of the Newbury Elementary School’s Parent Book Group. This book group meet on the second Tuesday of every month. Childcare, Refreshments and BOOKS are provided.

In an effort to parent mindfully and light-heartedly, we come together once a month to explore and discuss perspectives about conscious parenting. Each month we get together and discuss our parenting frustrations, break-through, and create space for everyone to listen, learn, and share.

We hope to see you at our next meeting!

The Circle of Presence Meditation Group

7:00 – 8:30 pm

In an effort to live mindfully and light-heartedly, we come together on Monday from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. to enjoy some wisdom and participate in both sitting and walking meditation. Join this new mindful group. Bring your cushion if you like; chairs provided

Newbury Book Discussion Group

1st Thursday of the month
7:00 – 8:00 pm

The Newbury Book Discussion group sponsored by the Newbury Woman’s Club meets on the first Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:00 pm

If you need a copy of the book, contact the library.

Pin and Needles Group

9:30 – 11:30 pm

The Newbury Woman’s Club “Pins and Needles” group meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 AM. Everyone is welcome! Bring whatever handcraft you are currently working on – knitting, embroidery, felting, quilting, crewel, counted cross stitch, mending, and crochet – anything!


Support the Tenney Memorial Library

Dear Friends of the Tenney Memorial Library,

We are so grateful for your generosity in 2016.
With your support it has been a remarkable year.

With your kind donation, we can continue offering library services, art, and special programs for our community.

With your help, in 2017 our work can be even greater.

You can help us achieve our goals by making a recurring donation using our paypal account located here in our website!

With gratitude,
Library Director

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