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


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

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. Books will be available for pickup at the library one month prior to the discussion.

Upcoming Dates:

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. Books will be available for pickup at the library one month before the discussion.

Upcoming dates:

October 21: The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston
November 18: In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
December 16: The Night Tiger by Yangzee Choo

Take & Make Crafts for Adults

The first Wednesday of every month (beginning in November)
5:00 -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. Craft kits will be available at the library a week before the event. Make on your own or join us on Zoom! For questions, email Liz at publicity@hartlandlibraryvt.org. 

Upcoming Dates: November 3, December 1, January 5

October 14 – 3:00 pm: Moon Crafts with Amy!

Come join Amy on the porch to do a moon-related craft in celebration of International Observe the Moon Day! For ages 9 and up. (Children under 14 must still be accompanied by a caregiver if going inside the library.)

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

October 16th 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.

October 29 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Spooky Stop-Motion Animation – Virtual Program for Kids 9 & up


Just in time for Halloween, learn how to create a stop motion video using the free Stop Motion Studio App.  Use Legos or stuffies to create monsters to make your video super spooky! This virtual program requires a tablet and/or iPhone/android for this program. Ages 9 and older.

Register with this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsfuiopjkjH9zLP4S1pDZZEKwK2CRvkcpx

November 10 – 5:30 – 6:30 pm – Author Discussion: Ecological Memory by Caroline Ailanthus


Join us as we welcome author Caroline Ailanthus to discuss her novel Ecological Memory

In the summer of 2019, Caroline published a novel about a scientist in the aftermath of a catastrophic pandemic. Less than six months later, life began to imitate art. Join Caroline for an online reading from her novel, Ecological Memory, and we’ll discuss the creation of a fictional pandemic (and how it differs from a real one!) and explore the potential of ecology as a source of perspective and hope in the face of loss. Participants will also have an opportunity to order signed copies through her website.

Stay tuned for registration link.

November 18 – 7:00 pm – The Kon-Mari Method (Marie Kondo)


A special program with a Kon-Mari instructor on the Marie Kondo way of organization. Stay tuned for details. This will be a virtual program held on Zoom. There will be a limited number of attendees.

November 19 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Let’s Draw Impossible Animals! A Virtual Cartooning Program


We welcome back Rick Stromoski for another adventure in cartooning! This time we will learn to draw a Platypussycat, a Bengalbunny and more impossible, silly animals!

Join Zoom Meeting:

December 1st – 31st – Hand-Sewing Video Workshop – On Demand


Beginning December 1 and through December 31, access the on-demand Hand-Sewing Video Workshop and learn the step-by-step process to create a Holiday Wolf Ornament! This workshop is especially designed for pre-tween, tween, and teens – adults are welcome to create too!  No sewing experience necessary! The video session runs 1 hour.

Holiday Wolf Ornament kits will be available to pick up from the porch beginning December 1st.

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