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February 2013 Newsletter

The Athenaeum will be closed Monday, February 18th in honor of President's Day.

Staff Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Shara McCaffrey has been named Librarian. Bob Joly has been named Curator of Collections and Donna Stinehour has been named part-time Associate Librarian. Please click a staff photo to view the press release.

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Registered Voters of St. Johnsbury - The Athenaeum Needs Your Support!

The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum relies on the town of St. Johnsbury's tax support to provide approximately 18% of the revenues needed to operate. If you are a registered voter in St. Johnsbury, click here for important information regarding the appropriation.

Please vote "Yes" for our appropriation on Town Meeting Day and help us to continue our mission to inspire lifelong learning. Thank you.

Athenaeum is Featured in Cultural Traveler Magazine

Click here to view the article featuring Vermont and the Athenaeum in the 2013 issue of The Cultural Traveler.

First Wednesdays Lecture - "America's Foreign Policy Agenda"

February 6, 2013 at 7 PM

Diplomat and Vermont State Senator Peter Galbraith considers international issues facing the country. Free and open to the public. For additional information, visit www.vermonthumanities.org

Arts and Culture Series Highlights Intaglio Printmaking

February 13, 2013 at 7 PM

Bill DarlingProfessional artist and instructor Bill Darling will present a lecture and demonstration on the art of Intaglio Printmaking. He will discuss the history and creative process that makes Intaglio one of the oldest forms of printing. Bill will also be using an 18th century printing press during the demonstration. The event is open to the public and admission is by donation. Click here for the full press release.

Our next Arts and Culture Series lecture is scheduled for March 20th at 7 PM. We are pleased to welcome local author Nancy Marie Brown and her lecture"The Song of the Viking, Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths". Click here for the full 2013 Arts and Culture Series schedule.

Civil War Connections between Peacham and St. Johnsbury
Peacham Historical Association

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7 PM

Peacham Book CoverThe Peacham Historical Association recently published a comprehensive history of Peacham in the Civil War: A Vermont Hill Town in the Civil War: Peacham's Story. Jutta Scott, the President of the Peacham Historical Association, will highlight the important Civil War role of St. Johnsbury and explore the lives of soldiers who had close ties to Peacham and St. Johnsbury.

The book includes letters, diaries, photographs and biographies of all Peacham soldiers. Books will be available for sale and photographs will be on exhibit. For additional information, visit www.peachamhistorical.org.

Celebrate Teen Tech Week at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

Supported by the American Library Association, Teen Tech Week encourages libraries to showcase the technology they offer, from services and digital literacy-focused programs to resources like e-books, films, music, and more. Although most teens go online every day, many are unaware of all the resources the library offers, or how librarians can help them with research or using the resources ethically. The following free events are open to area teenagers and anyone who wishes to learn more about these growing technologies. Events are held at the Athenaeum.

Tuesday, March 12 from 4-6 p.m.

Our Library Services Team will be joined by Virgil Fuller who will take us through the process to download audio and e-books available for FREE with your Athenaeum library card. Virgil is the former Vermont Coordinator for Listen Up Vermont!, the service used to download audio and e-books via the Athenaeum's website.

Wednesday, March 13 from 4-6 p.m.

Our Library Services team will be joined by Jonathan Potter, a member of the St. Johnsbury Academy IT department, and several Academy students to discuss the use of the iPad and other Apple technologies. iPads will be on hand for students to get hands-on experience. Join us for an afternoon of discovery and fun and add to your app collection!

February Sale at Secondhand Prose

All mysteries will be sale priced at 10% off for hard covers and paperbacks 2/$1.00.

Annual Fund

It continues to be our goal, as stewards of this treasured institution, to provide innovative learning opportunities for our community members. These valuable programs are made possible through your generous support of the Annual Fund.

Please donate to the Annual Fund and allow us to thrive for another 140 years!

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