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November 30, 2018

Traditional Christmas in Stowe  

Middle - grade novel author reading by Daphne Kalmar

Kick off the Traditional Christmas in Stowe Weekend with Harwick, Vermont author Daphne Kalmar .  Daphne will do a readig from her new middle-grade novel "A Stitch in Time" on Friday, November 30 at 3:30pm at Stowe Free Library. Daphne will discuss researching life in Vermont in the 1920’s, the art of taxidermy and how it crept into her novel, as well as a reading and a question and answer period.

This event will kick off the holiday weekend festivities, followed by a Tree-lighting event in town, and the opening of the Holiday Tree Exhibit at Helen Day Art Center.

A Stitch in Time takes place in April, 1927 in Cobden, Vermont. Donut Sedgwick is an 11-year old geography buff who keeps her taxidermied mice and birds hidden in her late mother’s hope chest.  Her pops has just died, leaving her an orphan. Aunt Agnes has moved in, bringing along her lumpy oatmeal, the click-clack of her knitting, and a plan to drag Donut off to Boston forever. Donut stands to lose everything: her friends, her village, her home, and the woods and walks where the memories of her pops are stored up. While Donut dodges the ache of missing her pops, she and her best friend Tiny plan how to keep her right where she belongs. 

February 14, 2019

Valentine's Day with Charlie Nardozzi

Gardening for Problem Areas

Join the Friends of the Stowe Free Library at 7pm in the Community Room of the Stowe Free Library for a talk about gardening with Charlie Nardozzi.  Charlie will be talking about Plants for Problem Places.  The discussion will cover ornamental gardening,  the best plants and techniques for problems areas around your home such as shade, wet spots, hot, dry locations, slope and clay or poor soil. 

Charlie Nardozzi is an award winning, nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, radio, and television personality. He has worked for more than 25 years bringing expert gardening information to home gardeners through radio, television, talks, tours, on-line, and the printed page. Charlie delights in making gardening information simple, easy, fun and accessible to everyone.

Bring your Valentine for a fun time!


 The Friends of Stowe Free Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, supporting library resources, activities and programs. For information visit

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