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 the Rutland Free Library
present a second year of outstanding films. The 2nd Wednesday series starts September 12th and will run through June, skipping only December. The programs, which begin at 7, are followed by a panel and general audience discussion, ending around 8:30.
February 13, 2013 THE POWERBROKER
Whitney M. Young, Jr. was one of the most celebrated and controversial leaders of the civil rights era. As executive director of the National Urban League, he took the struggle for equality directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government, including three presidents.
March 13, 2013 WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES
From the birth of the comic book super heroine in the 1940s, to the blockbusters of today, WONDER WOMEN! Looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.
April 10, 2013 THE ISLAND PRESIDENT
After bringing democracy to his country, President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, the lowest-lying country in the world, takes up the fight to keep his homeland from disappearing under the sea.
May 8, 2013 THE REVOLUTIONARY OPTIMISTS
In the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta, a lawyer turned social entrepreneur is empowering young girls and boys to take an active role in transforming their own lives. Through arts programs and hands-on activities like mapping their communities, these youth have brought clean drinking water to and improved sanitation in their slums.
June 12, 2013 LOVE FREE OR DIE
Faith, love, marriage, homosexuality, and the Episcopal church collide in the first openly gay Bishop, Gene Robinson of New Hampshire.