• Playgroup Friday, 9:30 AM

    Join us & Rutland County Parent Child Center for active, educational play, Friday mornings at 9:30. In the Fox Room, free and open for all.

  • Tales to Tails, Weds., Oct. 22nd, 4 PM

    Kids can meet and read to trained therapy dogs … who are just the best listeners for beginning readers.

  • Tech Tuesday / Thursday, 2-4 PM

    Drop by to get help with your tablet, laptop or other device. Scott is here twice a week to offer hands-on help with your technology questions.

  • Play group at new time, 9:30 AM Fridays

    The library is pleased to be partners with Rutland County Parent Child Center. Together we will host play groups Friday mornings in the Fox Room from 9:30-11 AM. Always free and open to all.

  • Take a pass

    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, […]

  • MSJ Yearbooks now online

    From our friends at Rutland Historical Society: MSJ yearbooks (1939-1993 except 1943 which was not published) is online at the Historical Society website.

  • New source for e-books

    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.

  • OneClick has your audiobook

    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.

Programs

Please see our events calendar for the most current and accurate program information.

Regularly scheduled programs include:

Adult Programs:

Science Pub, Come to listen to informal lectures by professors and local experts in Rutland area restaurants and pubs!

First Wednesdays Humanities Lecture Series, first Wednesday monthly 7PM, September-May.

Third Wednesdays Community Cinema film and discussion series, third Wednesday monthly 7PM, September-May; no December film.

Language Tables, 1st and 3rd Saturdays 2-4PM – Bring a bagged lunch and practice speaking to other folks in Spanish, Japanese or German.Anime Club, every second Saturday 12:45-3:30PMAA meeting, Fridays 12:00-1:00PM.

Book Clubs:

Library Book Club (for everyone) Every 3rd Wednesday 1–3 PM

Books in Bars Book Club (for 20s and 30 somethings) Usually on a Tuesday evening at alternative bars and restaurants in Rutland County.

Children’s Programs

Childrens’ storytime, Thursday mornings 10-10:45AM, suggested for kids ages 2 and up.

Babies and Toddlers Rock, music program for children 0-24 months, first and third Mondays monthly during the school year, 10–10:30AM.

Tales to Tails, practice reading aloud to great service dogs! The last Thursday of the month, 4PM-4:45PM.

Summer Reading Program June and August, 2013’s Theme is “Dig into Reading”

For more, check out the events calendar

Friends of the Library

Book SalesAll proceeds go to support library collections and activities. Sponsored by the Friends of the Rutland Free Library.

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For more information about programs please contact the library, (802) 773-1860 or rutlandfree@rutlandfree.org

PEGTV Video – Some of our programs are televised on PEG TV. We’ve uploaded a few here.