Again this year, the library is happy to offer passes for a variety of attractions as well as the state parks. State park passes are day passes that allow entrance for up to eight people in one vehicle. Other passes we have available include Billings Farm & Museum, ECHO, Hildene, Vermont Historic Sites, Shelburne Farms, […]
Music and movement for our youngest users to get you started Monday mornings.
Most federal tax forms and booklets have arrived. The state is not sending out stacks of tax forms to libraries, town halls and post offices this year. But that doesn’t stop us from sending out stacks of information about how to get your hands on the forms. See the page at http://rutlandfree.org/tax-forms/
From our friends at Rutland Historical Society: MSJ yearbooks (1939-1993 except 1943 which was not published) is online at the Historical Society website.
Have a particular technology question? Need help with a new device or want to learn how to access library services through your tablet or computer? Call ahead or just drop in for help, Mondays and Fridays noon to 2 PM.
OneClick!digital has now added a selection of classic books to its offerings. There are no checkout limits, holds or waits … perfect for class reading lists.
Check out an audiobook from OneClick Digital with your library card … no limits or wait times. iPhone app now available, and find a wide assortment of audio classes as well.
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.)
The Rutland Film Society and the Rutland Free Library
present a third year of outstanding films. In 2014, the 3rd Wednesday series starts January 15th and will run through May. The programs, which begin at 7, are followed by a panel and general audience discussion, ending around 8:30.
January 13, 2014 Las Marthas
Dating from the aftermath of the Mexican-American War, the annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas, is unlike any other. Las Marthas follows two Mexican American girls carrying this gilded tradition on their shoulders during a time of economic uncertainty and tension over immigration.
February 19, 2014 The Trials of Muhammad Ali
The story of the famed boxer’s toughest bout of all: his battle to overturn the prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The film explores Ali’s exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion and wartime dissent.
March 19, 2014 Medora
A once-booming community beset by a crippled economy and a dwindling population is the setting for this documentary following a down-but-not-out varsity basketball team over a season. The team’s struggle to compete parallels the town’s own fight for survival.
April 16The Opiate Effect
Will Gates died from a heroin overdose in 2009. His father Skip began a journey to try and educate as many people as possible of the harm in not only the drug, but how we are dealing with the problem. Through the voices of Skip, his son Sam, former opiate abusers, The HowardCenter, Senator Leahy, Tristram Coffin, Attorney General Holder and more; we find ourselves amid reality.
May 21, 2014 The New Black
Centering on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, The New Black takes viewers into the pews, the streets and to kitchen tables as it looks at how the African American community grapples with the divisive gay rights issue.