The library will be closed for the Memorial Day weekend holiday. We will be open again as usual on Tuesday.
8am - 1pm
Our ever popular annual sale of freshly potted, hardy, local plants, especially perennials. The sale offers hundreds of high-quality perennials, herbs, vegetable seedlings and shrubs. This annual event is one of the latest plant sales in the area each spring and is an excellent opportunity to stock up on well-adapted and reasonably-priced plants for the garden. Experienced gardeners will be on hand to offer advice and help with plant selection. As always, the plant sale is complimented by our famous Bake Sale, featuring delicious treats prepared by Vose Library volunteers. All proceeds benefit the Library. For further information or to donate additional plants for the sale, call the library at 785-4733. Rain or shine!
A presentation by Registered Maine Guide Marion Gray, showing spring/summer views of flora and fauna along the St. George River watershed. Come see some of the wildflowers, marsh plants, and wildlife that live in this beautiful area!
Meet at Ayer Park at 8am for a paddle up the river into Round Pond. Registered Maine Guide Marion Gray will lead this trip as we watch for wildlife along the way. Participants will bring their own boats and equipment. Cost is $15 per person, or $25 per couple, with all funds going to the Vose Library. Rain date Sunday June 11.
A drama of forced high school integration in Alexandria, Virginia in 1971. After leading his team to fifteen winning seasons, white football coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by African-American Herman Boone, tough, opinionated and as different from Yoast as could be the two men overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions. A rousing celebration of how a town torn apart by resentment, friction and mistrust comes together in triumphant harmony. 2000, PG. Donations to cover the licensing fee gratefully accepted.
La La Land tells the story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. 2016, PG-13. Donations to cover the licensing fee gratefully accepted.
10am - 12 noon
Please join us this summer as we explore ways to Build a Better World! This is your chance to register, set your goal for the summer, and find out about the grand prize in our raffle! (You can also sign up any time during the summer.) We'll have some crafts and activities as well. Get ready to read this summer!
Dramatic readings from the novel by Ben Ames Williams by the Come Spring Players. Auditions for new members encouraged.
6pm - 8pm
Open hours with our tech experts. Bring questions and learn new skills. New tech from the holidays? Don’t forget your devices for hands-on learning, or use ours to learn general skills. Did you know you can use MARVEL databases to access Ancestry Library Edition, academic, magazine, and newspaper articles, and more? Or borrow downloadable audiobooks and ebooks from the library? Trouble using the services on your Kindle, iPad or mp3 player? Tech Tuesdays are a perfect time to come learn how!
Jack Radcliffe’s early jazz, blues and Appalachian music is delivered with intelligence and positive energy. Tickets are $15 at the door and part of the proceeds benefit the library. ‘Ragtime’ Jack Radcliffe has been a newspaper editor, an ethnomusicologist, an author, a tall ship captain, an outdoor leader and an award-winning music producer. He’s been called “The Mark Twain of American music,” and has traveled more than a million miles on the back roads of our nation, gathering, learning, singing and promoting the music of our diverse cultural experience. Now a resident of Massachusetts, with roots in Virginia and Tennessee, Jack, brings his piano, guitar, fiddle, voice, wit and wisdom with him wherever he goes. You don’t want to miss him when he comes to town! Jack has been performing for more than 40 years. He was a fixture on the coffeehouse circuit in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. His band 'The New Viper Revue' pushed the genre envelopes of blues, folk, country, rock 'n' roll and jazz from 1972 -1976. Jack resumed his solo career in 1977, then teamed up with reed player Al Oliveira in 1983, as half of “The World’s Smallest Big Jazz Band.” He is a master of traditional country blues and ragtime & stride piano, and a powerful singer of songs from the “Great American songbook.” He also accompanies himself on the guitar and fiddle. Jack was inducted into the Old-Time Music Association Hall of Fame in 2014. Jack’s performances always include a lot of uplifting wit, historical anecdotes and connections with local lore, wherever he performs. His background in journalism amplifies a lifelong quest for the cultural framework of his music and the places he performs.
After her husband Prince Albert dies, Queen Victoria becomes depressed and introverted. Her servant, simple Scottish Highlander John Brown, makes her enjoy life again through his kindness and friendship with her. However, their relationship causes a scandal that rocks the British Isles. Starring Judi Dench. 1997, PG.