Events at the John G. McCullough Library
in North Bennington,
Ongoing ProgramsBook Review Round TableEvery Tuesday at 5:30pm
Have you read something amazing? Tell us all about it! Join your neighbors for a casual conversation over locally-sourced snacks and add titles to your Books-to-Read List.
Device Drop-in HoursThursdays from 2 – 4pm and by appointment
. Want to learn more about how you can access tens of thousands of ebooks and audiobooks for free with your tablet, smartphone, home computer or laptop and your library card? Stop in and learn more! Bring your device along and we’ll get you set up!
Yarncrafting Club for AdultsThursdays from 1 – 6pm
Sit and stitch a set with friends. Bring your Work in Progress or take a skein or two from our box of free yarn. Need tools? Borrow ours! Need a pattern? Check out our knitting and crochet pattern books!
Lego ClubEvery Friday from 3 – 6pm
A different theme each week! Show off your fabulous creation for an entire week in our display case! Check out the Lego Challenge Cards, see if you can create the task on each card.
Coloring for AdultsEvery Friday from 1 – 6pm
Unwind with intricate coloring pages and high quality pens and colored pencils. All materials provided, but feel free to bring your own if you’d prefer.
Tales for Tots Story TimeSaturdays from 10:30 – 11am
Join this growing group for stories, songs, literacy-building activities and occasional crafts. All ages are welcome. No reservations necessary and family groups are encouraged to attend!
Friends of the Library Antique Quilt RaffleA $10 ticket buys you a chance to win a gorgeous handmade antique quilt, which will be on display at the library. Only 350 tickets will be sold, and tickets can be purchased at the library. All proceeds directly fund library materials, programs and services.
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John G. McCullough Free Library • 2 Main Street • P.O. Box 339 • North Bennington, Vermont 05257
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Bygone Boutique, located in the rear of the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Houghton Lane, is open from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. All proceeds go directly to the operating budget of Forrest Ward School.
Healing Winds at the Vets' Home: Healing Winds offers Native American healing chants and drumming on Mondays at 10 a.m. in the Chapel at the Vets' Home. Across from the Veterans' Home at the Vietnam Veterans Outreach Center at 1 p.m., they have Native American traditional crafts and arts.
Free Peer Support group meetings: NAMI Vermont Connection Recovery Support Group for individuals living with mental illness meets every Tuesday at 12 p.m. at United Counseling Services, 316 Dewey St.
Local Food Help
ARLINGTON Food Shelf 165 Old Mill Road, Arlington, 802-375-6328, 802-375-6411. Open first Tuesday monthly 1:30-4; third Tuesday 3:30-6.
BENNINGTON HIS Pantry is a ministry, of Sacred Heart St Francis de Sales parish, that serves locally those in need of supplemental food.
238 Main St, Bennington, (802) 442-1720 Open Wednesday 10-12; Friday 2-4.
BENNINGTON Cupboard, Bennington, 802-379-0149.
BENNINGTON BROC Food Shelf, 332 Orchard Road, Bennington, 802-447-7515.
LUDLOW Food Shelf, 37B Main Street/Route 103, Ludlow, 802-228-3663, brgn.org. Open Monday to Friday 10-3; Saturdays by appointment.
MANCHESTER Community Food Cupboard, 6039 Main Street, Manchester Center, 802-362-0057, communityfoodcupboard.org. Open Wednesday, 2-4, Thursday, 10-12 & 2-4.
WELLS Our Neighbors Table, Route 30, Modern Woodmen Annex, Wells, 802-645-0934, 802-783-8036. Open Wednesday 4-5 or by appointment.
RUTLAND BROC Food Shelf, 45 Union Street, Rutland, 802-775-0878. Open
RUTLAND Community Cupboard, 191 Columbian Avenue, Rutland, 802-747-6119,rutlandcommunitycupboard.org. Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11-3; Tuesday, Thursday 4-6.
Grief support group: A confidential and free grief support group for any parent living with the death of a child (any age), meets every third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m., at the Second Congregational Church on Hillside Road. For information, call 802-688-4557.
Power nap: On Wednesdays from noon to 12:30 p.m., Susan Beal will offer a short lunchtime Yoga Nidra session to recharge your batteries at The Yoga Place. Attendees can be in and out in half-an-hour, power nap style, for a $5 donation. For more info: 802-447-0393 or www.benningtonyoga.com.
Senior strength and Balance Class: Free Class includes Qigong, every week from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Bennington Project Independence. Contact Tracy Purdy-Martin at 802 379-8339 with questions.
Bennington Free Clinic hours: The Bennington Free Clinic is held each Thursday at 6 p.m., for uninsured people 18 years of age or older, in the First Baptist Church at 601 Main St. Please call 802-447-3700 for an appointment.
Knitting club: Come to the Manchester Community Library on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. to join the Library Knitting Club and create warm clothing items for yourself or others. Involvement is free and open to all. Drop-ins welcome.
Yarncrafting Club: Every Thursday from 1 p.m. to 6 at McCullough Free Library. Bring your own knitting and crochet materials or help yourself to ours, including yarn from our free bin.
Lego Club: McCullough Free Library, meets every Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Ages 5 and up.
Cocoa and coloring: McCullough Free Library, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Join your neighbors for a cup of cocoa and meditative adult coloring activities. All materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring book if you'd like.
Memory cafe: The Bennington County Memory Caf meets on the last Saturday of each month at the Bennington Free Library. The caf begins at 10:00 a.m. and lasts until approximately 11:30 a.m. The caf is very loosely structured with activities ranging from music, art, games, singing, crafts and poetry. We also have an occasional guest speaker.
Legion bingo: Bingo at American Legion Post 13 is held every Sunday. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; bingo starts at 6 p.m. No one under 14 admitted.