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Book Club

Posted by Ardyce on 17th December 2014

January 20, 2015
1:00 pm

The Pember Book Club will be reading

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown.


From :

Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

The emotional heart of the story lies with one rower, Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not for glory, but to regain his shattered self-regard and to find a place he can call home. The crew is assembled  by an enigmatic coach and mentored by a visionary, eccentric British boat builder, but it is their trust in each other that makes them a victorious team. They remind the country of what can be done when everyone quite literally pulls together — a perfect melding of commitment, determination, and optimism.

Drawing on the boys’ own diaries and journals, their photos and memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, THE BOYS IN THE BOAT is an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times — the improbable, intimate story of nine working-class boys from the American west who, in the depths of the Great Depression, showed the world what true grit really meant.

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Board Meeting

Posted by Ardyce on 3rd December 2014

December 18, 2014
6:00 pm

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Pember Library and Museum will be held on the third Thursday of each month at the Pember. This is a regular meeting and open to the public.

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December Hours

Posted by Ardyce on 2nd December 2014

December 24, 2014
December 25, 2014
December 31, 2014
January 1, 2015

To help you plan your library trips:

We will be closed December 24, 25 & 31 and January 1.snowscenefrost

Through the winter, we will also close if the schools are closed or if the roads get bad. We will put  the closing on School Closing Network, this page and on the library and museum Facebook pages. We will waive any fines accrued because of being closed.

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First Friday

Posted by Ardyce on 2nd December 2014

December 5, 2014
4:00 pmto9:00 pm

Granville’s First Friday at the Museums will be in conjunction with the Village’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, Santa in the Park, Airborne Luminaries to light up the sky, lighted holiday displays & hot chocolate, cookies, and roasted marshmallows in the park! This year’s theme is “The Polar Express.”


The Pember will host the work of nearly 20 artists & crafters at its annual Holiday Market at December First Friday. Oil paintings, carved miniatures, sterling jewelry, beaded items – many crafts and giftables, along with the Poultney Artists Guild, and of course, our Festival of Wreaths!

Award winning painter, Marilyn Parker will be on hand with fellow artists of the Poultney Artists Guild and their unique creations: Penny Froeschl, Al Froeschl, Debbie Buciak, Bob Buciak, Delores Park, Dale Lott, Caren Helm, Denise Bach, Melissa Kristiansen, Chris Edmonds, Evie Towsley and AJ Wolmuth.

Marilyn strives to capture the vivid colors and dramatic light of nature. Her oil paintings have been exhibited at numerous venues, including the Chaffee Art Center, Timco Gallery and Southern Vermont Art Center.

Artist Bob Parker will be showing his unique carved soapstone miniatures. “The process of sculpture making inspires me as an artist,” Bob says. “I like to work ideas into suitable media to create objects that please the eye, incite humor and provoke thought.”

Charlotte A. MacFadden will be showcasing her sterling jewelry. She works with sterling silver and semi-precious gemstones, incorporating the natural beauty of jasper, agate, quartz and other stones into intricate settings.

The Friends of the Pember will have “Repurposed Books” – unwanted books recycled into objects of beauty and function.

Other artists include: Nancy Ellery, Gigi Zeitler, Don Taylor, Ardyce Bresset, Donna Henry, and Karen Rizzo. Emma Baker will play violin from 7-8 pm at the Pember.

Entries have been pouring in for our First Annual Festival of Wreaths, and with over 20 wreaths so far, the chances of finding one you can make your own are excellent!

Across the Mettowee, the Slate Valley Museum will host the Third Annual Festival of Trees with holiday programming and special guest, Santa Claus.

Events get underway with “Polar Express” story time at the Pember from 4-5:15 pm
Slate Valley Festival of Trees events 4-9 pm. Lighting Ceremony at the Park at 6 pm
First Friday Market at the Pember runs from 7-9 pm

Pember Library & Museum 33 West Main Street, Granville, NY.

Slate Valley Museum 17 Water Street, Granville, NY. Tel 518- 642-1417

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Board Meeting

Posted by Ardyce on 13th November 2014

November 20, 2014
6:00 pm

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Pember Library and Museum will be held on the third Thursday of each month at the Pember. This is a regular meeting and open to the public.

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