Museum Passes

New in 2017, borrow a day pass for one of seven area museums. Phone us or visit our museum page to reserve.

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5 days ago

Exactly right. This is why it's so important to adequately fund libraries!

1 week ago

I figure that if you all can make it out to vote today, the very least I can do is open the Library! We will be OPEN today from 9am to 12 noon perhaps later depending on how it looks. Drive carefully ... See more

I figure that if you all can make it out to vote today, the very least I can do is open the Library! We will be OPEN today from 9am to 12 noon perhaps later depending on how it looks. Drive carefully ... See more

1 week ago

I'm on my way to Jackson to open the library while I can. I anticipate an early closing so come get your books and movies now! Lichen

Potluck singers return to us!

We have a last-minute addition to our programs this month! The Potluck Singers will perform a concert at the Library on Tuesday, March 28th at 7pm. Please join us!

The PotLuck Singers are pleased to announce their first concert series in recent years. The Singers follow a strict song selection guideline, namely, we sing what we like. And ‘like’ can cover a lot of ground: unaccompanied voices, lots of traditional melodies, and inclusive of songs from many parts of the planet – so traditional might mean traditional from places with which one is not familiar. The Singers have always had rounds and shape note songs in our programs. Most of us learned of rounds in our early school years. Shape note singing is a form of music that was promoted in early Christian communities in the young United States as a means of facilitating the learning and sharing of hymns, and many of them have an ‘Old Testament’ feel to them. There are five pieces in the program that are in the shape note tradition. All are either of recent composition, or have recent revisions or additions. Three pieces come from the American Gospel tradition. Two are from South Africa. One song is from Croatia. Four pieces are compositions by one of our favorite composers, Brendan Taaffe, of Brattleboro, Vermont. Included in the program is Finlandia, Jan Sibelius’ creation with lyrics that evoke human love of and attachment to home and country. We close with an Irish Blessing, an arrangement of a Celtic blessing.

Taken together, this sample of the songs we hold dear sing of the circle of life, our joy in the natural world around us, our connection to each other, and our commitment to sharing the simple pleasure of opening one’s mouth and creating harmony and community. We plan one set, under an hour and a half with introductions of the various songs.

More information about Trivia

I think I revealed myself as a Trivia novice when I invited you to gather your teams! So many questions! Questions that I clearly should have anticipated. So here is more complete information about our Trivia event on March 26th at 3pm:

3 pm start we will go until around 4:30. Teams should be 2-6 people. All are welcome. You don’t need to be a library card holder or a Jackson resident. Questions will be … Read more

Library opening early Wed 3/15

In an attempt to make it up to you that I had to close early yesterday, today I opened the building at 12 noon. So you can come along any time between now and 5pm to keep me company.

Best, Lichen