November Programs

Thursday November 3rd 3:30pm: After School STEM: Potato Head – Did you know the original Potato Head was just parts and you supplied your own potato? We’re getting back to our roots by 3-D printing our own Potato Head parts. 

Saturday November 5th 10am: Patchwork is fun, creative, and reduces waste! Bring fabric scraps from home or use scraps provided. This is a great project for beginners and seasoned sewists alike. Anyone under 10 should have an accompanying adult to help make the scarf. This is a free program. Registration required and space is limited.

Tuesday November 8th 6pm: Library Board of Trustees Meeting – Join us to give your input on library happenings. 

Wednesday November 9th 12pm: Movie Matinee – We’re watching the AFI Top 100 Movies of all Time. This week the film is number 100 – “Yankee Doodle Dandy”

Wednesday November 9th 6pm: Embroidary Basics – Create your own holiday ornament. This is a great program for beginners and exiperenced sewists alike. 

Thursday November 10th 9am: Friends of the Worthen Library Meeting – Join this fantasic group of volunteers to help plan the basket raffle. 

Thursday November 10th 3:30pm: After School STEM: Duck Boat- How many ducks can YOU fit on a boat? Prizes for the best boats out there. 

Wednesday November 16th 12pm: Movie Matinee – We’re watching the AFI Top 100 Movies of all Time. This week the film is number 99 – “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”
Wednesday November 16th 1pm: Let’s Draw Birds! – Do you love birds?  Do you love to draw?  Come join local artist Aprille Soons Palmer and learn to appreciate our feathered friends even more by capturing their essence on the page.  We will consider perspective and basic anatomy while using photographs as a reference. This free, hour-long class is open to folks of all skill levels. 

Wednesday November 16th 6pm: Cooking the Books – Cookbook Club is back and we’re choosing a recipe form Eric Kim’s “Korean American”. Choose any dish from the book to make and bring the dish in to share with the group. 

Thursday November 17th 3:30pm: After School STEM: Foosball – Make your own foosball game to take home. 

Saturday November 19th 10am: Write-In: November is National Novel Writing month! Writers are invited to write – together! We’ll be writing in the community room with snacks provided. 

Wednesday November 23rd 12pm: Movie Matinee – We’re watching the AFI Top 100 Movies of all Time. This week the film is number 98 – “Unforgiven”

Thursday and Friday November 24 & 25: Library will be closed for Thanksgiving. Have a happy holiday!

Wednesday November 30th 12pm: Movie Matinee – We’re watching the AFI Top 100 Movies of all Time. This week the film is number 97 – “Bringing Up Baby”

Wednesday November 30th 6pm: Evergreen Paper Folded Tree – Make this beautiful paper decoration for your home for the holidays. 

The Hate U Give

2020 marks the 18th year of the Vermont Reads program, in which Vermont Humanities invites people across the state to read the same book and participate in a wide variety of community activities related to the book’s themes.

Mississippi writer Angie Thomas’ debut novel, The Hate U Give, runs headlong into the challenges faced by young black kids in a world that doesn’t value their bodies or respect their voices. Yet it’s a universal story about a young girl making the choice to speak out. Starr’s struggle to find her voice will likely resonate deeply with any kid who is facing down violence in their home, their neighborhood or their country.

Movie Discussions

The library owns copies of the all the movies we will be discussing. We will be loaning them out for two day periods to give as many people as possible to view the movies. The discussions will take place at 6:30 on Zoom. Please email the library worthenlibrary@gmail.com for the link.

  • Tuesday August 18th – The Hate U Give
  • Tuesday September 1st – Fruitvale Station
  • Tuesday September 15th – I am Not Your Negro
  • Tuesday September 29th – Do the Right Thing
  • Tuesday October 6th – BlacKKKlansman

 Justice and Equity Art

The library will be providing families with blank yard signs to create justice and equity art. Stop by the library today to pick up your blank lawn sign.

Book and Short Story Discussion

The library will be holding a book discussion for “The Hate U Give” on Wednesday September 16th at 6pm. Please stop by the library to pick up or reserve you copy of the book today.

The short story group will be reading short stories written by Black authors for the month of August. The short story group meets every Thursday at 6:30 pm. Please email the library (worthenlibrary@gmail.com) for the zoom link.