Moore Free Library Events

All events held at:
Moore Free Library
23 West Street, Newfane 05345

Saturday 12/1 Author Reading and Talk, followed by art reception

Jackson Ellis, Vermont native and author of the novel Lords of St. Thomas will give a reading from his book on December 1st at 11:00 AM. The book was awarded the 2017 Howard Frank Mosher First Novel Prize, and is published by Brattleboro-based Green Writers Press. The book tells the dramatic story of the beleaguered Lord family, forced off their land by the creation of Lake Mead. At the heart of the book are the patriarch Henry Lord, who refuses to leave his doomed home, and town, and his young grandson and namesake. There is no charge for this event. Books will be available to purchase.

Be sure to come back to the Moore Free Library at 4:00 PM that same afternoon for the opening of the December show in the Crowell Art Gallery, Mohammed Daoudi’s works on paper and paintings. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge for this event. Some of the art is available for purchase.

Thursday 12/6 Free DIY Weatherization Workshop

Efficiency Vermont will present a FREE DIY weatherization workshop at the Moore Free Library on Thursday, December 6th (6 PM). Jeff Manney of Efficient VT will talk about the basics of air sealing and insulating, as well as show some simple DIY measures you can take at home. All attendees will get a free weather stripping kit to use at home.This is part of the Button-Up Vermont programs. Attendees will also learn how to get a $100 rebate on DIY weatherization efforts. Presented by Efficiency VT and the Windham & Windsor Housing Trust.

Sunday 12/9 Writing Workshop

On Sunday, December 9th, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM, enjoy an afternoon of writing at the Moore Free Library, where Newfane resident Deborah Lee Luskin will again lead Writing to the Light, a writing circle designed for the end of the year.

Luskin will provide the prompts and teach a positive response practice that engenders both safety and synergy, where participants invariably write more, write better, and write with greater confidence.

As the world tilts away from the sun, this writing circle offers an opportunity for participants to reflect on the year past, consider the year to come, and enjoy the support of telling stories in a safe and encouraging environment.

The workshop is free, though voluntary donations in any amount will gladly be accepted for the benefit of the Moore Free Library. Writers of all abilities are welcome, but space is limited and registration is required. Register at and type “Writing to the Light” in the message.

Thursday 12/13 Workshop to spot scammers and fraudsters

The Community of Vermont Elders, COVE, will present a free workshop on how to spot and fight scammers. There are some wily characters out there trying to part you from your money. Email, phone, internet, and even door to door — scammers are out there! This workshop teaches you what to look out for to save yourself from scammers.

Workshop will be on Thursday, December 13th, at 1:30 PM, after the Community Luncheon at the church.

Friday, 12/21 Free Holiday Concert

Jeff Smith will present a program of holiday and traditional music from Scotland, Ireland and England on Friday, December 21, at 7:00 PM. Jeff plays guitar, autoharp, and bouzaki, and he intersperses his songs with stories about people from the British Isles.

Saturday 12/22 SANTA!!!!

Santa Claus will visit the library on Saturday, December 22nd at 10:30 AM. This is a very special visit! Children who have been good all year can get a present, listen to a Christmas classic story, and get a photo with Santa!

Volunteers needed for library project

The Moore Free Library will be going through a large reorganization project starting in 2019. The goal of this project is to make the library’s materials (books, DVDs, and audiobooks) easier for patrons to find.

We need individuals and teams of volunteers who can commit to a few hours per week when the library is closed to help evaluate and move books around. Training will be provided.

Skills required include heavy lifting, stair climbing, working on a ladder, reaching and bending, alphabetizing, and decision making — each volunteer does not need to possess all these skills, but each team does.

If you would like to help with this undertaking, please phone or email the library 365-7948 or