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In Our Own Backyard Series

The Friends of Stowe Free Library have announced their 2016-2017 schedule for their In Our Own Backyard Series.

Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 6:30pm“Green Mountain Girls: Women of the Long Trail” is an illustrated talk about Vermont outdoor women. Using old and recent photographs, Reidun Nuquist will discuss some of the remarkable women who have hiked the Long Trail, done trail work, and helped steer the Green Mountain Club. Come and learn about the famous Flapper, the Three Musketeers, and the first woman to climb Mount Rainier. Click for more details


Click here for upcoming event dates and details! 


Willem Lange visited the library in December and read his holiday tale, Favor Johnson.  Times Argus and Rutland Herald did an amazing video project on Willen Lange and featured him in our library.  Here is the link to the video.  







Take a Class - Learn Something New!


A new resource available to you1  The Learning Express Library has the most comprehenisive selection of academic and career-related resources available.  It features skill building tools for reading, writing, math and science.  There is a test preparartion for high school equivalency and college admissions exams.  The workplace resources include tools for job searching, exploring new careers and preparing for occupational licensing exams.  This is a center for everyone.  There are targeted learning centers providing patrons of all ages with easy, one sop access to relevant interactive tutorials, practice tests and eBooks. 

Mango Languages allows patrons access to conversational language learning lessons in 22 languages, led by native speakers, including Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Thai, and more, as well as 14 ESL programs. 

Be sure to create a profile with your email address when you log in for the first time -- Mango will keep track of your progress, and you can work at your own pace, with no cds to return.

Do you have an additional library card from a library other than the Stowe Free Library? You must use your Stowe Free Library card number in order to log in to this resource correctly from the link above.

Our access to Mango Languages is made possible through a partnership with the Green Mountain Library Consortium.  

Access eBooks including Kindle and audiobooks. Through our membership in the Green Mountain Library Consortium and a generous initial grant from the Oakland Foundation, we are able to offer our patrons access to downloadable audio books and eBooks. Access the service directly at -- all you need to download is your library card.

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When you reread a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than was there before.Clifton Fadiman