Hartland Vermont – Books, Magazines, Downloadable AudioBooks, Reading Programs


*Please note: Some of our events have been cancelled or moved to virtual events due to Covid-19.

Ongoing Events:

Early Literacy Storytime!

Every Tuesday at 10:30 am

At Early Literacy Storytime, we read books, sing songs, learn new (and old) fingerplays, and we create and build! Children, from infants to age 5 and their caregivers are welcome. Animal themes all summer long! This is an outdoor program.

We Read Diverse Books – Virtual Book Group

The last Wednesday of Every Month (beginning in September)
6:30-7:30 pm

Each month we will read a title by a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) or other diverse authors.

Upcoming Dates:

September 29: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie
October 27:  The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
November 24: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Questions? Email Nancy – director at hartlandlibraryvt.org

Historical Reads – In Person Book Group (Outside)

The third Thursday of every month (beginning in September)
5:30 – 6:30 pm

Each month we will read and discuss an historical fiction novel from a different time or place.

Upcoming dates:

October 21: The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston
November 18: TBA
December 16: TBA


***For both book groups, books will be available for pickup at the library one month prior to the event.

Adult Craft and Chat

The first Wednesday of every month (beginning in September)
4:30 -6:00 pm

The first Wednesday of each month, we will do a different craft and chat! This program is geared towards adults and teens.

October’s craft will be pumpkin painting! This will take place outside in the front of the library. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own pumpkins.

Beginning in November, we will be switching to “take and make” crafts, and the meetings will be held over zoom. You do not have to join in on zoom to do the “take and make” crafts, but we’d love to see what you made!

Upcoming Dates: October 6, November 3, and December 1


Special Events for All Ages:

October 16 – 11:00 am: Paint the Moon!

October 16 is International Observe the Moon Day! Come join us out in front of the library to paint and share your own picture of the moon. If you have a picture or painting you would like to bring to share, this is also an opportunity to do so. This event is for adults and youth 14 and up. Children under 14 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

October 21 – 6:30 pm – 8 pm: Lotus Lantern Workshop


Presented by the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project, participants will learn to make a traditional Korean lotus lantern made of color paper and wire frames, followed by the showing of a short documentary film. The Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project is dedicated to the promotion and greater awareness and understanding of Korean history and culture.

Registration is required. Kits will be available to pick up at the library two weeks before the event. This is a virtual event. 

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvcu2qrzwiHtJyNT3pHLK6DjhmJOYnflO_
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

October 28 – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm –  Ghosts and the Supernatural in Film with Rick Winston


The depiction of the paranormal can be portrayed for straight chills (“The Other,” and “The Haunting”), romantic drama (“The Ghost and Mrs. Muir”), and lively comedy (“Blithe Spirit” and of course “Ghostbusters”). We’ll sample a wide variety of such films, both from Hollywood and other countries: Sweden (“The Phantom Carriage”), Japan (“Spirited Away” and “Ugetsu”), Spain (“The Orphanage”), and Mexico (“The Devil’s Backbone”).

Rick Winston was the co-owner of Montpelier’s Savoy Theater for 29 years, and was Programming Director for the Green Mountain Film Festival for 14 years. He has taught film history at Burlington College, Community College of Vermont, Goddard College, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and has made presentations throughout Vermont on film history.

Thank you to the Greensboro Public Library for offering the opportunity to co-sponsor this program along with several other libraries in Vermont. Stay tuned for a registration link.

(Check back frequently for new events and updates. This page is updated weekly.)



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Thank you for your interest in joining the Hartland library! All are welcome! Fill out the online form and we will contact you when your card is ready. You may also come to the library to get a card