Free Tickets

The Cambridge Area Rotary Club has purchased 10 tickets to “A Concert to End Polio” for Friday, October 24th, 7:00pm at St. Michael’s College’s McCarthy Arts Center.

Internationally renowned Italian classical pianist Francesco Attesti and acclaimed clarinetist Pietro Tagliaferri from LaScala, Italy will perform, featuring works by Saint-Sains, Poulenc and Debussy. All proceeds support the worldwide eradication of Polio, and are matched two-to-one through a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Stop by the Varnum Memorial Library to pick up your free ticket for an enjoyable evening out!

Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie Series

Part  2 – Saturday October 25
Under the Surface

Viewers need not have seen any others in this series to thoroughly enjoy any one or more. This second part digs beneath the surface of Vermont’s bucolic image to explore labor wars, eugenics experiments, the McCarthy era, and progressive Republicanism. The Vermont Movie

Covering over a century—from pre-Civil War to 2009—the movie chronicles the rise of unions and quarry work, Barre’s Socialist Labor Party Hall, the marketing of Vermont, the state’s reaction to New Deal policies, George Aiken’s gentle populism, and Republican Ralph Flanders’ stand against Joe McCarthy during the Red Scare. Émigrés from urban areas, back-to-the-landers like Helen and Scott Nearing, and lead filmmaker Nora Jacobson’s father, Nicholas Jacobson, came to Vermont in search of an alternate lifestyle.

Please join us in our quest to answer: What is it about Vermont that makes it so special? with Linda Bland facilitating. The conversation will be lively and thought provoking, exploring subjects not generally covered at your dinner table.

Open to the public. Light refreshments served. Free.


2014 Vermont Parks & Sites Passes, plus other venues

Park and Site Passes:
Pass is good for up to 8 people in one vehicle for the State Parks, and up to 8 people in the group for Historic Sites.  Calling us first to see if we have them is a good idea, since we cannot place holds on passes.

We also have ECHO, Shelburne Farms, and Shelburne Museum passes, so plan a great day with the family! Call the library at 644-2117 for availability and other information.