Newsletter for February 2024


❤ Wednesday, February 14 at 1 pm and February 28 at 1 pm
Scribble Sisters. Location:  TBD

❤ Wednesday, February 21 at 1 pm
Book Group. Location: UU Meetinghouse
This month’s selection: When Two Feathers Fell From the Sky by Margaret Verble

Click on the image above to read a review from Kirkus Reviews.

❤ Sunday, February 25 at 1 pm
Location: UU Meetinghouse
The Freedom to Read: A Panel Discussion

Click on the image above to read the American Library Association Statement.

This panel discussion, composed of area librarians, will explore the complex topic of intellectual freedom, including its history, recent challenges, and ways in which the public can help preserve this fundamental right.


Karson Kiesinger – BA, MA, MLIS – is the Reference and Adult Services Librarian at the Bennington Free Library.

Jennie Rozycki – BA, MLIS – is the Director of the John G. McCullough Free Library in North Bennington.

Wendy Sharkey – MS from Cranfield University – is a recent graduate of the University of North Texas where she received her MLIS degree. Intellectual freedom and the freedom to read featured heavily in her courses and are subjects that are on every librarian’s radar.

Oceana Wilson – Dean of the Library at Bennington College – currently serves as the President of the Vermont Library Association.  Read her article about Banned Books.


❤  About Our Spring Fling Tea (March 23 at 1 pm at The Barn)
by Althea Church

❤ Reading Suggestions
from Judy Murphy

❤ Photos from Readers Theater with Ingrid Madelayne

Photos by Julie Mackaman

Photos by Julie Mackaman

❤ Photos from Holiday Party with Rosin the Beaux

Photos by Kathy Wagenknecht

Newsletter Editor,  Dawn Rodrigues (, Co-Editor, Kathy Wagenknecht (

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