On June 1, we are moving to new summer hours. The biggest change is that we will open at 10 AM daily. Monday & Wednesday, 10 AM to 9 PM; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 AM to 5:30 PM; Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM. Closed Sunday.
The Rutland Historical Society and the library have partnered to make selected years of the Rutland High School Yearbook from 1930-1993 (more coming!) available. Check it out by clicking on the title!
Click on the Kids Space tab to access TumbleBooks! Find animated, talking picture books with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, and Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration.)
We now have a pass for 2 adults and 2 children for the Billings Farm and Museum! Call or swing by the library to borrow it.
Rutland Film Society and Rutland Free Library present a second year of outstanding films and panel discussion. Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7pm.
Reader’s Corner (which you can find in the left-hand menu, and the top menu) features all the resources you need about books in our library. There are links to InterLibrary Loan and a request form for new books and dvds. Check it out today!
We have passes available for Vermont State Parks, Historic Sites, and Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center. Ask at the circulation desk or call for more information.
The Rutland Film Society and Rutland Free Library present Community Cinema the Second Wednesday of the month at 7PM in the library’s Fox Room, September-May. The Community Cinema series pairs documentary film and community discussion. The series airs locally on Vermont Public Television and is produced and distributed by ITVS. Discussion follows each film with a panel of knowledgeable local people and community organizations.
A complete schedule with brief descriptions of the films and dates is below, but follow the link for a printable color flyer for the Fall 2011 films: RFLfallcalendar
Trailers for the films are available to watch online from the events calendar at the Vermont Public Television website.
COMMUNITY CINEMA 2011-2012 SCHEDULE
EACH FILM IS THE 2nd WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH, 7PM AT THE RUTLAND FREE LIBRARY
SEPTEMBER 14, 7PM
Pray the Devil Back to Hell
Pray the Devil Back to Hell is the astonishing story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war, and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered country in 2003.
OCTOBER 12, 7PM
Aneta Brodski, a deaf teen living in New York City, discovers the power of American Sign Language poetry. As she prepares to be one of the first deaf poets to compete in a youth slam, her journey leads to an unexpected collaboration.
NOVEMBER 9, 7PM
We Still Live Here: Âs Nutayuneân
The Wampanoag saved the Pilgrims from starvation, and lived to regret it. Spurred on by their celebrated linguist Jane Little Doe Baird, the Wampanoag of Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard are reviving their language more than a century after the last native speaker died.
DECEMBER 14, 7PM
At Hilltop Prison in Gatesville, Texas, a unique Girl Scout troop — Troop 1500 — unites daughters with mothers who are serving time for serious crimes, giving them a chance to rebuild their broken bonds. Facing long sentences from the courts, the mothers struggle to mend their fractured relationships with their daughters.
JANUARY 11, 7PM
Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock
Daisy Bates was a complex, unconventional, and largely forgotten heroine of the civil rights movement who led the charge to desegregate the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.
FEBRUARY 8, 7PM
More than a Month
Filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman sets off on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. His tongue-in-cheek journey explores the complexity and contradictions of relegating an entire group’s history to one month in a so-called “post-racial” America.
MARCH 14, 7PM
Revenge of the Electric Car
Filmmaker Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of car is America’s future: fast, furious, and cleaner than ever.
APRIL 11, 7PM
Hell and Back Again
U.S. Marine Sergeant Nathan Harris, 25, leads his unit to fight a ghostlike enemy in Afghanistan. Wounded in battle, Harris returns to North Carolina and his devoted wife to fight pain, addiction, and the terrifying normalcy of life at home.
MAY 9, 7PM
Cheryl Haworth is a young woman with a big dream: to be the strongest woman in the world. As the 300-pound U.S. Olympic weightlifter prepares for Beijing 2008, she struggles with injury, confidence, and her place in a world where larger women are not readily accepted.