Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Old Postcards on View!

 If you love books, then you probably enjoy perusing postcards, especially those which have come through the ages.  Well, here's your chance:
The Missisquoi Valley Historical Society is presenting AN OLD POSTCARD SHOW & SILENT AUCTION  on Saturday, September 14, 2013.  
The place is The Poulin Building 160 Railroad Street in North Troy, Vt.  
The time is 11 am thru 3 pm  where collectible postcards from area towns and across the border will be displayed.  You are invited to bring your postcards to share!
Auction items are donated by local businesses.   No admission!

For more information call 802-988-2639  

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Disappearance of the Tall Man in the High Hat

WHAT A MYSTERY!   I absolutely did not want to put it down once I started to read The Disappearance of the Tall Man in the High Hat, the latest  book from author Elaine Magalis.  Elaine knows how to bring history into her books and this is no exception!  A SUPER READ!

The Disappearance of the Tall Man in the High Hat is the third book in the Alex and Ms. Mulholland series. All of Elaine's books can be purchased from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and some local stores.  Check your local library.  The Rand Memorial Library has them on their shelf.


Sunday, July 21, 2013

You Are Invited!

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild and the Rand Memorial Library invite you to a Special Evening of Music, Refreshments and Art.  Don’t miss the beautiful music of the Marimba played by Ruth Genco and a time to view the Watercolor Art of Wooden Horse Arts Guild artists.

We look forward to seeing you at the Rand Memorial Library  60 Railroad Ave. in North Troy, on Saturday, July 27  -  6 pm to 8 pm.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

#3 Book by Elaine Magalis - Edge of your seat mystery!

“The Body in the Butter Churn”!  If you have not read this first book in a series by Elaine Magalis, be sure to pick it up at the library.  You won’t be sorry!

 The second book in the series is “The Organist Who Wore Gloves” .  A REALLY great read!
This is a mystery that can be read by adults and kids. It is fun for those who live in the area, and for those who don’t, well, you can get an inkling of what it is like up here. It is fun, but with enough questions to make you want to find out, whodunnit! - - - Lisa Sammett, head librarian, Jeudevine Community Library, Hardwick, Vermont

And, now, Elaine Magalis is about to present her Third book in the series. "The Disappearance of the Tall Man in the High Hat "   You won’t want to miss it!

You also will not want to miss Elaine’s new Website:   Scroll through this wonderful, exciting website and then ask YOUR librarian to have Elaine’s books on the shelf!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Winning Photos on Line!

The Winning Photos of the PHOTO FUN - The World Around Us  are now on the Photo Fun page of .  Don't miss seeing these photos and learn who the young photographers are.   They have spent many hours getting "just the right picture".  If you know any of them, be sure to let them know that you, too, are proud that they spent some time in The World Around Us to bring these pictures to us.  Each of them received a certificate, a ribbon and 1st, 2nd, 3rd (in both age groups) received a check. The People's Choice young man also received a check.  The awards day was fun for all, especially for members of the Wooden Horse Arts Guild.  The Photo Fun contest is a community endeavor and is particularly needed by businesses such as the Rand Memorial Library.  The Rand Librarian, Emily, encouraged the local young people to enter the contest and provided the space for the photos to be viewed during the People's Choice voting.  The Vermont Community Foundation has graciously supported this contest. 

When the Photo Fun Contest begins again in 2014, be sure to encourage YOUR young person to take part.  If you should want to donate towards the 2014 Photo Fun Contest, visit  and click on Donations.  Be sure to designate where your donation should go.  You may also send to Wooden Horse Arts Guild   P.O. Box 502   North Troy, Vt. 05859.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Photo Fun -"The World Around Us" Ends! until 2014!

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild photo contest “Photo Fun-The World Around Us”  awards event was held on Sunday, June 9 at the Rand Memorial Library in North Troy, following which, the young people and their guests enjoyed cookies and punch. (Thanks Sue Barnett!)

The cash awards, ribbons and certificates were handed by Sydney Stevens, Board member; Gloria Willis, Secretary; Josy Shurtleff, Treasurer and Camilla Mead, President.  Pat Lipinski, member, photographed the event.  The judges for the 32 photos of the 12 entrants were professional photographers, Rosemary Miller of Morgan and Francis Varkala, WHAG member, of North Troy.

This contest for young persons of Vermont was supported by Vermont Community Foundation.
The display system for showing the photos was possible with donations from Rock Insurance Agency, Inc. and Cooperative Insurance Companies.

The Winning photos will soon be on the Photo Fun page of  but here are several.

Thursday, May 30, 2013


Just a reminder that the PHOTO FUN – The World Around Us  Awards Event will take place on June 9 at 2 p.m. at the Rand Library.  We hope that you will come, support the young people, enjoy their photos and some refreshments.


See you on Sunday, June 9!