Children’s Activities


Saturday mornings at 10:30

Join us Saturday mornings from 10 to 11:30 for stories and crafts for children ages 4-8 are welcome.

Unless otherwise noted, all activities are bilingual

October 5th: no activity
October 12: Little Red Riding Hood
October 19th: Celebrating the work of Robert Munsch
October 26th: Halloween!

We are always looking for qualified and enthusiastic storytime volunteers.  Note that any volunteer working with children at the library will be required to obtain standard police clearance.   Bilingual candidates with early childhood education experience preferred. Contact the library for details.


Thursday, October 24th at 6:45
The first in a series of monthly Dungeons and Dragons nights at the library. Program in French for kids ages 9 and up. This activity is limited to 6 participants, but others are welcome to observe. Contact the library to sign up.


Friday, November 1st at 6:45pm
A monthly book club for middle grade readers and their families.
This month’s selectionWild Robot by Peter Brown

Kids and parents are invited to read a selected book each month, then gather at the library on the last Friday of the month to dig deeper into the story and share insights and ideas with other readers. More details and a complete list of the books here:


Adopt-a-Book Library Fundraising Event
Thursday, October 17th

Wine and cheese
Door prizes & raffles

A chance to show your love and support for your community library by “adopting” a new book for the library collection.

Over the course of the evening guests are invited to browse a rich selection of current popular books in French and English, fiction and nonfiction, for both kids and adults, and to “adopt” one or several by paying 75% of the book’s cover price. In recognition of your support, the library will place a bookplate with your name inside the book and you will be the first person to borrow it. An official tax receipt for charitable donations will be issued.

There are lots of exciting new books coming this fall: Grisham, Baldacci, Patricia Cornwell, Philip Pullman, Alexander McCall Smith, Elise Gravel and more. Your support will help sustain the library’s mission to offer great reading material to the community.


MAC for Beginners
A Two-Session Computer Basics Class
Wednesdays, October 23rd & 30th
A two-part workshop presented in partnership with Literacy in Action and Code Mobile. Come learn to navigate a Macintosh computer. Computers will be provided!
For more information or to reserve your spot, call Joanna at Literacy in Action, 819-346-7009
Note that this class will take place in English.


The English language “Books and Brown Bags” usually meets every other Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm. All are welcome to bring lunch and come discuss a book they have recently enjoyed, or just listen to what others have enjoyed.

UPCOMING MEETINGS: Wednesdays October 9 and 23rd at 12 pm

The French language “Club de Lecture” meets monthly to discuss what participants have been reading in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.

UPCOMING MEETING:  Tuesday, October 22 at 1:30 pm

Are you an Anglophone looking to brush up your French, or a Francophone looking to practice your English? Both clubs welcome the participation of those looking to connect with literature and conversation in another language.