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. This program takes place on Facebook Live.

Hartland Library Book Group

The third Thursday of every month
5:30 – 6:30 PM

Each month we will read and discuss a novel from a different time or place. Books will be available for pickup at the library one month before the discussion.

Upcoming dates:

January 20: The Night Tiger by Yangzee Choo
February 17: Lilli De Jong by Jane Benton
March 17: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
April 21: The Turner House by Angela Flournoy

Register using the link on our calendar.

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! Limited to 12 participants. For questions, email Liz at 

Upcoming Dates: February 2, March 2, April 6

Register using the link on our calendar.

January 19 – Taste of Korea – Virtual Cooking Class

6:30 – 8:00 PM, Virtual

Virtual cooking class with KSCPP (Korean Spirit Culture Promotion Project) on how to prepare Japchae (Potato starch noodles with various vegetables), with step-by-step instructions via Zoom. In addition, we will explain the health benefits of traditional Korean meals and watch a short documentary film on Bangja, traditional Korean bronze ware. The library will email you the recipe, together with information on where you can purchase the ingredients.

Visit and for information on KSCPP. 

Registration is required. After you register we’ll send along a list of ingredients and recipe. Please use the link below to register.

Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

January 22 – Zentangle with Katy

1:00 – 3:00 PM, Virtual

Zentangle® is an easy to learn and relaxing method of creating beautiful images from structured repetitive patterns. Zentangle is used to increase focus and creativity in addition to reducing stress and practicing mindfulness, and is enjoyed by a wide range of skills and ages. Non-Artists are welcome and encouraged to participate!

During this two-hour zoom class, you will learn what the Zentangle method is all about, how to tangle, and make future creations. You will pick up a supply kit in advance of the session at the library and the classes will be taught by Katy Abbott who has been a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) since 2012.

Stay tuned for registration link.

February 3, 10, 17, and 24 – Three Movie Nights and a Book Discussion

Join us for three Kanopy movie nights and a virtual book & movie discussion over Zoom, where we will discuss the movies and the 2021 Vermont Reads pick We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra. Watch the movies for free with your library card. (Can be watched any time leading up to the discussion.) Books are available (for keeps) behind the desk and on the library porch.   

Kanopy Movies Nights: 

February 3rd: But I’m a Cheerleader
February 10th: Edge of 17
February 17th: The Wise Kids

Virtual Book & Movie Discussion: February 24 @ 5:00 PM

Visit our calendar for the registration link. If you have any questions, call us at the library 436-2473 or email Amy at

March 3 – Vermont Women in the Civil War

5:30 – 6:30 PM, Virtual

Join us as we welcome speaker Howard Coffin – A seventh-generation Vermonter, and the author of four books on the Civil War with a focus on Vermont and the Champlain Corridor.

Event Description: 

“Vermont women enlisted for the duration.” So said a Vermont historian assessing the war years of 1861-1865.

Vermont’s remarkable Civil War battlefield record is well documented: breaking the flank of Pickett’s Charge, the great stand at Wilderness, the climatic assault at Petersburg. But little is known of how Vermont women sustained the home front. With nearly 35,000 of the state’s able-bodied men at war, the monumental tasks of keeping more than 30,000 farms in operation became very much a female enterprise.

And women took the place of men in factories and worked after hours making items needed by the soldiers. A Vermont woman edited anti-slavery newspapers, and others spoke against slavery. Also, Vermont women served as nurses in the state’s military hospitals and in the war zone, and taught newly-freed slaves in the South.

This story is told in their words, from letters and diaries that describe life during the Civil War in the Green Mountain State. And at least one Vermont woman appears to have secretly enlisted and fought in a Vermont regiment.

Stay tuned for registration link.

April 20 – 400 Miles Down the Connecticut River

5:30 – 6:30 PM, Virtual

Michael Tougias (pronounced Toe-gis), author of several books, will present a narrated slide presentation about the history and natural history of the Connecticut River based on his book River Days. Tougias will take the viewer down the entire 410 miles of the river on a journey through the past and present. Along the way the author will discuss wildlife, environmental issues, Native Americans, log drives, major floods, and more. Practical tips will be given, including his favorite sections of river to paddle, fish, and camp.

Tougias’ slides will also help the viewer find the best spots for photographing wildlife, such as moose and bald eagle. Humor is woven into the talk with a focus on some of Tougias’ misadventures. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. The program is suitable for all ages.

Stay tuned for registration link.

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