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Today at the library


Brandon Sits! Community Meditation

A weekly meditation circle - no experience is necessary. This is for anyone who:

-has been hearing about meditation's benefits and wants to give it a try but doesn't know where to start

-could use the structure of a regular meditation session to support their new practice

-is a regular meditator who would enjoy sitting in the company or other meditators, or

-would simply savor a brief, silent interlude in the busyness of their day

We will be sitting on chairs but if you want to bring your own meditation cushion please feel free. New to meditation? Welcome! Please plan to arrive the first time at 12:30 and you'll receive an orientation to and guidance in mindfulness meditation to help you get started. Sit for 10 minutes, 20 minutes or more. Come when you can, leave when you wish. Questions? Call the Library or AnnMarie Roth at Nourish Your Purpose (247-5300)

Special Upcoming Events


LEGO Challenge w/ Ms Fjeld (Thursday 3:00am)

Join Ms Fjeld for an afternoon of LEGO challenges!


Birdsong w/Sue (Friday 3:00pm)

Join our infamous Brandon Birder, Sue Wetmore to learn all about birdsong!


Local Heroes Story Time (Saturday 10:00am)

Join us for our monthly local heroes story time! An officer from the Brandon PD will read a story and give a tour of their police vehicle.


Little Fingers Sewing w/Beth (Wednesday 3:00pm)

Join Beth for some basic sewing for little fingers! Registration is recommended


Bees & Beekeeping w/Fred (Wednesday 3:00pm)

Join us again for this hugely popular program - Fred will teach us all about bees and beekeeping.


Stories and Art w/Kathy (Thursday 10:00am)

Every Wednesday & Thursday in July @10am


Make Your Own Clay Earth (Thursday 3:00pm)

Build your own tiny version of our planet layer by layer. Great for elementary aged kids


Pan for Gold! (Friday 3:00pm)

Learn how to prospect for gold and a little about the Gold Rush. Did you know Vermont is a great place to pan for gold? Find out more! Great for young kids.


Rob Z/Sally’s Music Circle (Tuesday 10:00am)

Every Tuesday and Friday in July @ 10am


Pins & Needles Embroidery Club (Tuesday 6:00pm)

Every Tuesday in July @ 6pm


Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate (Wednesday 9:30am)

Join us for our Summer Program Finale at the Brandon Town Hall! Rockin' Ron is always a favorite!
Sponsored by the VT Dept. of Libraries


Tea Party w/ Miss Debbie (Friday 10:00am)

Join us on the lawn for Miss Debbie's famous tea party! Wear your bow tie or fancy hat.


1st Annual Masquerade Ball (Saturday 7:00pm)

Join us for our 1st annual Masquerade Ball, hosted at the Brandon Town Hall.
Tickets: Adults, Seniors & Students $12. If in costume $10. Couples $20. If in costume $18. Students 16 & under, in costume FREE. This fundraiser is co-sponsored by FOTH and the Brandon Free Public Library.
Prizes for best costumes, 1 free drink ticket included with admission, along with a cash bar. Punch & snacks and some great DJ music for your dancing pleasure by our very own Bill Moore.
Sponsored by Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, National Bank of Middlebury, Omya, Inc., and NFP Insurance.

Library News

Extended Due Dates - No Fines!

During construction season we understand that it can be tough to get to the library. To make things a little easier on our patrons we are extending due dates on all materials and eliminating DVD fines. (Parks/Museum Passes excluded)

Express Book Bag

Too busy to pick books to read? Let a librarian do it for you! Fill out the brief form below, and we will prepare a bag of three books for you to pick up at the library on the date your specify. Please allow 2 business days, excluding holidays.
*Please note - you must have an existing account at BFPL to utilize this service.

Library Board Meetings

The Library Board of Trustees meets every 3rd Wednesday at 8:30am in the upstairs conference room.  Any interested parties are welcomed to attend.

Parks/Museum Passes

Vermont State Parks and Vermont’s Historic Sites
The State Parks Pass and Historic Sites Pass admit one vehicle holding up to 8 people FREE to any Vermont State Park or Vermont Historic Site for one day.

The ECHO pass admits up to 4 people for $7 per person to the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center.

The Vermont History Museum pass allows free entry to the Vermont History Museum and Vermont Heritage Galleries.

The Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum pass admits a family for free to the museum.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum pass admits 2 adults and accompanying children.

Green Mountain Storyville pass admits 4 children.

Shelburne Museum pass admits 2 adults and accompanying children under 17.

Free, Personalized Computer Help

The library offers free, personalized computer help.

Molly and Joni are available by appointment.
Stop by or call the library to sign up.

Library Book Sale

The Brandon Library Book Sale is open during the months of May through October.

Do you shop on Amazon? Think of us next time you do!




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New Materials

New Fiction

  • Property: Stories Between Two Novellas Lionel Shriver
  • Bring Me Back B.A. Paris
  • Warlight Michael Ondaatje

New Non-Fiction

  • The Price of Greatness: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and the Creation of American Oligarchy Jay Cost
  • Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longe Barbara Ehrenreich
  • There Are No Grown-ups: A Midlife Coming-of-Age Story Pamela Druckerman

New Audio/Video

  • The Post (DVD) Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson
  • Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri (DVD) Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell
  • The Greatest Showman (DVD) Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron

Online Resources

If you have questions about any of the resources listed below, or for help getting registered,
please call us at 247-8230 or come on in!