Thursday, August 7, 2014

A New Author in our Midst!

Henry Stocek, known as Hank from his school years, was born and bred in Deep River, Connecticut.  He was accepted by Trinity College in Hartford and graduated with a BA in Fine Arts. Trying to make a living doing artwork led to one or two “hard candy” Christmases!  Such famine ended when he took a temporary teaching job. After earning his Master’s Degree from Drury College in Springfield, Missouri, teaching became a permanent career.  To keep students engaged, he developed his story-telling skills.  Many of these stories were about growing up on the Connecticut River. 
Anyone who has lived in and loved New England will not want to miss reading this mini-history of Deep River, Connecticut. 

Hank is retired, lives in Vermont with his wife, Cookie, two dogs (and a new puppy) and a runty, but reliable cat!  He has four children and a stepchild scattered across the country.

Besides Hank’s love of story-telling and writing, he is also a pretty fine woodworker, having built the house in which he and Cookie live. 
(There will be a book-signing very soon....Watch for it,  but if you want yours now, call Hank at 802-744-6227) 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Photo Fun!

         Enter the 3rd Photo Fun Contest

              Presented by

     Wooden Horse Arts Guild

Young Photographers in grades 5 thru 8 and 9 thru 12 in Vermont are invited to enter the 3rd Photo Fun Contest given by Wooden Horse Arts Guild. In order to enter, you must pre-register by emailing by August 1st, 2014. Include your name, address, grade and the camera you will use. Upon receipt of your registration, you will receive a packet which will include the entry application, the photo categories and the awards of cash, ribbons and certificates to be given in each Grade Group.

To help you better understand photography and the use of your camera in taking pictures of many and varied subjects, you are invited to attend a free seminar which will take place in North Troy or Newport,  date and time (during the third week of August) to be determined when all registrations have been received.) The instructor of the seminar is Robin Leavitt of Robin Leavitt Photography of Casco, Maine

(image above:   "The Big Apple"  by Cody Lanou,  a winner from 2008)  

Monday, May 5, 2014

New Releases for May 6, 2014

 New Release TOMORROW 5/6 at Rand Memorial Library John Sandford Field of Prey!
The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson Jr., of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky. And unlucky.
He'd picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields: nice, private, and quiet. The only problem was... something smelled bad —like, really bad. He mentioned it to a county deputy he knew, and when the cop took a look, he found a body stuffed down a cistern. And then another, and another.
By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, the police were up to fifteen bodies and counting. And as if that wasn't bad enough, when Lucas began to investigate, he made some disturbing discoveries of his own. The victims had been killed over a great many years, one every summer, regular as clockwork. How could this have happened without anybody noticing?
Because one thing was for sure: the killer had to live close by. He was probably even someone they saw every day....
 If you are looking for a book for your young one, this is a great new release Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too written by the same author as Llama Llama!

These are things Nelly loves to do…but they’re always better with Daddy Gnu!
With fun-to-read rhyme, a little silliness, and a lot of warmth, Anna Dewdney—the creator of the beloved llama llama books—tells the story of a daughter and her daddy and their wonderful day together.
Enjoy your reading everyone! ~Dawn

Monday, April 28, 2014

Spring is here - Is Summer far behind?

In thinking about the lovely warm days of Summer, I am considering the books I will read.  Give me the title of your favorite book for this Summer.  Mine is "Sense and Sensibility".  Wonderful book, wonderful language, wonderful Jane Austin.  Do you have a favorite NEW author?  Tell us about him or her.  Shortly, you will see a new Blogger on this page.  Watch for Dawn!

Don't forget to stop in at the Rand Memorial Library in North Troy.  Always new books there! Just ask Emily!

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.