Teddy Bears’ Picnic

IMG_0175Calling all stuffed creatures! Teddy Bears’ Picnic with games, activities, and snacks. Bring your teddy bear! Saturday, August 1st at 10am.

Appalachian Broom Making

Karen Koch will give a teach participants how to make a traditional Appalachian-style brooms. Monday, 6:30pm; July 27, Cobweb Chaser; August 3, Whisk Broom. Karen learned the craft at the Augusta Heritage Center at Davis Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia from Carlson Tuttle. Limit 6 participants in each class; please sign up in advance. $15 materials fee benefit the library.

Closed July 4

The Library will be closed Saturday for the July Fourth holiday weekend. We will be open as usual on Tuesday.

Tech Tuesdays

Tuesday, July 21 and August 18, 6-8pm. Open hours with our tech experts. Learn new skills, ask questions, and bring in your devices.

Brian Cramer Memorial 5K

Our fifth annual 5K event: Founders Day, July 18th. Race begins at 7:30. Preregistration $18, day-of $20. All the details on our 5K page. Fun for all! The rolling 3.1-mile trail and road course takes you through the historic Union Common and past the library before returning to finish at the Union Fairgrounds. Walkers welcome! T-shirts and great awards! All proceeds benefit the Vose Library. Hope to see you there!

Family Movie Night: The Secret of Kells

Let’s watch a movie together! Bring your kids in their jammies and stay to watch with the whole family. Thursday, July 9th, 7pm.

Set in Dark Ages Ireland, The Secret of Kells is the story of a boy on a dangerous quest and a magical book, interwoven with elements of Celtic folklore. 2010 Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Feature. Not rated; cartoon violence (Viking raids), some scary creatures. Reviews suggest ages 7-9 and up.

Note: This is a Hulu movie, so it’s supported by commercials. The good thing is that means it’s free for us to show! Availability may change—if […]

Beginners Basket Class


June 29 and 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  This is a true “Basketweaving 101” class for those who have never made a basket before, taught by Marion Gray of Union. We will start with a brief overview of the craft of basket making, talk about various materials used in making baskets, and then get started on your first basket! We will be making this classic square –to-oval basket with beautiful Ash handle. It measures 5” high, ( 9” with handle), and 9×9” wide. Students will be able to choose their own colors to weave […]

Heroes of Summer Reading

Saturday, June 27, 10am, Design your own superhero and get ready to read this summer! Sign up for the Summer Reading program. Games and activities for all ages.

Summer Reading celebrates the theme “Every Hero Has a Story.” Children from birth to eighteen can sign up at the library, set reading goals, keep their reading logs, and earn chances to win a bicycle!  Our Summer Reading prizes are sponsored by the Union Masons. Six bicycles, complete with helmets, will be given away—two large, two medium, and two small one with training wheels.

Come Spring Chronicles

Vose Library, in partnership with the Come Spring Players, is hosting their 4th annual rehearsal of the Come Spring Chronicles, Wednesday June 24 at 7pm. Readings from Ben Ames Willliam’s novel Come Spring, the story of the settling of Union, have been adapted for performance. The event is the first public rehearsal of the cast, who will be performing throughout the year. The intimate setting at the library and much laughter give the audience an informal look at how the actors and reader make adjustments to portray the characters, and allow them to more easily connect with the themes of […]

Author Visit: Katherine Silva

Thursday, June 18 at 7pm, our local author visit DSCN7194programs continue with KathOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAerine Silva, who returns to the world of Vox in her latest book, Memento Mori. Katherine will read, answer questions, sign, and sell copies of her book.
In this prequel to Vox and Aequitas, Whitaker Hayward, an out-of-work architect, is contracted by one of Seraphim City’s affluent magnates, Blumstein, to investigate a room in a long forgotten house on the outskirts of the city; a room that […]