Pember Library

Tuesday 9-5, Wednesday 1-8, Thursday 1-8, Friday 12-5, Saturday 10-3

Pennies for Pember

Posted by Ardyce on October 31st, 2014



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November Hours

Posted by Ardyce on October 30th, 2014

November 11, 2014
November 26, 2014
4:00 pmto8:00 pm
November 27, 2014
November Hours
Closed Tuesday, November 11 for Veterans’ Day.
Closing 4 PM Wednesday, November 26 and all day Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving.
We will reopen Friday, November 28 with our regular hours.

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Recycling Fundraiser

Posted by Ardyce on November 13th, 2014

Please help us by donating your newspapers. We are collecting them for recycling. Kudos to Earth Waste & Metal for helping us with this fundraiser.


We are working on getting a container for collecting cardboard also. Contact us with any questions.

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Board Meeting

Posted by Ardyce on November 13th, 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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Pumpkin Bake-Off

Posted by Ardyce on November 8th, 2014

And the winners are:
1st place ~ Pies: Katie Poczobut
2nd Place ~ Pies: Kristin Gibson
1st Place ~ Cakes: Nadine Kaprelian
2nd Place ~ Cakes: Florence Rudio
1st Place ~ Breads: Edie Riker
2nd Place ~ Breads: Susan Billow
1st Place ~ Creativity & presentation: Florence Rudio
2nd Place ~ Creativity & presentation: Nadine Kaprelian

Prizes were donated by
O’Callahan’s Pub
Ma & Pa’s Restaurant
The Barn Restaurant
JK Adams Kitchen Store

Thank you to our judges:
Gordie Smith
Jeanine Macura
Steve Saltis
Jay Niles

And thanks to our auctioneer Jerry McKinny.

Our pumpkin bake-off was a wonderful success. Thanks to all who participated.

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Book Club

Posted by Ardyce on November 1st, 2014

November 18, 2014
1:00 pm

The book club will be reading Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. Meet with them on Tuesday to discuss the book.

from GoodReads:

Flight Behavior

Flight Behavior


Flight Behavior transfixes from its opening scene, when a young woman’s narrow experience of life is thrown wide with the force of a raging fire. In the lyrical language of her native Appalachia, Barbara Kingsolver bares the rich, tarnished humanity of her novel’s inhabitants and unearths the modern complexities of rural existence. Characters and reader alike are quickly carried beyond familiar territory here, into the unsettled ground of science, faith, and everyday truces between reason and conviction.

Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at seventeen. Now, after a decade of domestic disharmony on a failing farm, she has settled for permanent disappointment but seeks momentary escape through an obsessive flirtation with a younger man. As she hikes up a mountain road behind her house to a secret tryst, she encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. She can only understand it as a cautionary miracle, but it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders, and the media. The bewildering emergency draws rural farmers into unexpected acquaintance with urbane journalists, opportunists, sightseers, and a striking biologist with his own stake in the outcome. As the community lines up to judge the woman and her miracle, Dellarobia confronts her family, her church, her town, and a larger world, in a flight toward truth that could undo all she has ever believed.

Flight Behavior takes on one of the most contentious subjects of our time: climate change. With a deft and versatile empathy Kingsolver dissects the motives that drive denial and belief in a precarious world.

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