Burnham Memorial Library
Kelly McCagg, Director

Spring is right around the corner, and with it comes renewal. We are happy to welcome Kat Janiga as our new circulation services staff member and announce that Penny Cunningham has been named adult programming & outreach coordinator. We know these changes in personnel will help us to inspire our residents to learn, grow, and become better citizens. Continue reading to find out about some of our upcoming programs.

  • Drag Queen Story Hour: Saturday, April 7, 11:30 a.m. DQSH is just what it sounds like: Drag queens reading stories to children. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish and where dress-up is real. Join us for an extra special story hour in the meetinghouse (located next door to the library).
  • Young Writers & Storytellers: Wednesday, April 11 & 25, 4-5 p.m. Join us for our writing club for children from kindergarten to fifth grade. Let’s create stories! Call 264-5660 for more information, and to sign up.

Louise Penny Bus Trip: Saturday, June 23. Our first trip was such a success that we thought we would bring it back! Join other Louise Penny fans to tour the Eastern Townships of Quebec, visiting the places that inspired the world of Three Pines.

For more about Burnham Library events, visit our website or call 264-5660.

Parks and Recreation
Glen Cuttitta, Director

Bayside Park and Hazelett Property Master Plan Final Presentation. The final presentation from design concepts to the selectboard will take place at the selectboard meeting on Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Outer Bay Room on the third floor of the Colchester Town Offices. Final renderings and phasing options presented.

Employment Opportunities: Colchester Parks & Rec is seeking a track & field director and a track & field camp director. Details about program dates/dates of hire, hours, compensation and qualifications can be found here. Interested individuals should email résumé and application to Isaac at ispivey@colchestervt.gov.

Recreation Programs. There are two recreation program guides out right now, so don’t forget to check them both out!

A sample of our upcoming programs:

  • Ikebana Workshop (Ages 18+): Learn about this Japanese art of flower arranging and learn how to make your own. All materials provided. Thursday, April 12, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Bayside Activity Center. $15 R / $20 NR
  • **NEW** Wacky Science (Ages 8 – 11): Just added! Grab a friend and come for an afternoon of fun science experiments including making slime! Saturday, April 21, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Bayside Activity Center. $35 R/$40 NR

For more about Parks & Rec visit our website or call 264-5640.