Adult News & Programs
A Look at Vintage Postcards

Tuesday, December 5 at 2:15 PM-3:00 PM

Holding and reading an old postcard can evoke memories of the past and provide glimpses into our history and culture. During the “Golden Age” of post cards (1898-1918), millions of cards were sent because they were a cheap, fast, colorful way of communicating. Come join us in learning about the “postal” craze and looking at some holiday cards sent to friends in Vermont over 100 years ago. We will also discuss some vintage postcard scenes of Hinesburg, Vermont and surrounding towns, along with their long past messages. Please feel free to bring along any old postcards you might have of Hinesburg to share.

After the presentation, stay for a bit and make your own holiday card! All materials will be provided and refreshments will be served. Free.


Holiday Sing-along with the SongFarmers of Hinesburg

Thursday, December 7 at 6 PM

Please join us for an evening of music and merriment! Come for a song- or stay the whole time. All are welcome: No musical ability required. Delicious holiday treats will be served. Free and open to the public.




Art Reception: Judi Maculan and John Penoyar

Saturday, December 9 at 1:00 PM

Please join us for this opening reception for a show featuring two local artists. Their work will be on display in our Community Room through January 13th, 2018.

Judith Maculan is a Hinesburg resident, retiree from IBM, and for the last few years a watercolorist. She has been displaying her work with NVAA and won 1st prize in the watercolor category at their June Show.

John Penoyar, also a Hinesburg resident, is a Masters Level Psychologist, musician, photographer and now painter. John began painting in 2017 and enjoys working in a style “unencumbered by skill.”


Local Author Visit: Bill Schubart

Wednesday, January 17th 5:30 PM

Bill Schubart will be joining us to explore the issues raised in his newest book, Lila & Theron. Discussion will focus on how Vermont's rural culture has changed in our lifetimes - for better and for worse. Consideration will be given to the impact a hardscrabble existence forges on the values and cohesion of our small towns and villages. What changes have we seen in our lifetimes? What bodes well, and what bodes ill for America’s rural future?


Open Globe Succulent Workshop

Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Spend a relaxing afternoon with terrarium designer Susan Goldstein, founder of local startup Muddy Toes Terrariums, as she shares secrets of how she plans, sources, and constructs her leafy creations. Complete your apprenticeship by making your own open globe succulent terrarium under her watchful eye.

$20 materials fee required. All materials (plants, glass receptacles, sands, sea glass and other accents) included.

No previous experience required. Refreshments will be served.

Limited to 10 participants. Please register.




Community Writers’ Group

First Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00PM

Calling all local writers! Join us for our once a month Community Writers Group! All genres welcome. Get your literary juices flowing with creative writing prompts, network with other local wordsmiths, and enjoy a fun, stimulating monthly workshop. Snacks provided. To submit a piece of writing for others to review and enjoy before the group meets, email Laura Wisniewski at




Carpenter-Carse Library Passes 2017



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