Group uses writing as a vehicle to recovery

When the six-week Writers for Recovery program at Lawrence Memorial Library met for the first time this past April, workshop leader Gary Miller didn’t ask anyone what they were recovering from.

Lots happening at Bristol’s library this summer

BRISTOL — Lawrence Memorial Library, now reopened to the public, has a number of summer programs and activities planned for the coming months. The programs, which are for kids and families, range from story hours to library camp.Story times for all ages o … (read more)

Bristol offering StoryWalks for families

BRISTOL — Walking through the Bristol woods this summer, hikers may find themselves straying into a story.In a collaboration between the Bristol Recreation Club and the Lawrence Memorial Library called Bristol StoryWalk, four different children’s books wi … (read more)

Libraries eye limited return to in-person services

ADDISON COUNTY — The Bixby Memorial Free Library will reopen with limited capacity starting next Tuesday, May 18. The move comes as Middlebury’s Ilsley Public Library has just opened its stacks for limited browsing and Lawrence Memorial Library plans its … (read more)

Meet Bristol’s new librarian

BRISTOL — Coco Moseley became director of Lawrence Memorial Library in the middle of a pandemic, with a two-year-old daughter at home, knowing that her predecessor of 30 years, Nancy Wilson, would be a hard act to follow. And she has found solace in the B … (read more)

Bristol artist reimagines nature’s discards

BRISTOL — Much of the creative activity behind Diana Bigelow and Jim Stapleton’s new exhibition at the Lawrence Memorial Library may have occurred since the pandemic began, but the utter enchantment of their work has been decades in the making. “Sticks, S … (read more)

Bristol library opens by appointment

BRISTOL — Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol is now open by appointment for browsing and borrowing books. “It is great to welcome people back into the physical building,” said Coco Moseley, who took over as the library’s director on July 1, following th … (read more)

Bristol librarian retires after 30 years

BRISTOL — About 33 minutes into the Independent’s delightful conversation with Nancy Wilson at the Lawrence Memorial Library last month, she was called away. “Can I interrupt you for one second,” said Coco Moseley, who would soon replace Wilson as librari … (read more)

Recent Mount Abe grads tout their local roots

BRISTOL — Although they’ve taken different paths since high school, three recent graduates of Mount Abraham Union High School agree that the place where they all got their start has profoundly affected their lives. “The community in Bristol and Addison Co … (read more)

Mt. Abe grads to share their stories at the library

BRISTOL — Each year, Vermont schools send young graduates out into the world. To learn how some of these young people are making their mark, the public is invited to “Bringing Our Community to the World,” a discussion with three Mount Abe graduates. The p … (read more)

Library program to address outreach to Nepal

BRISTOL —Without supportive intervention, life is bleak for Nepali girls and women. To learn how an innovative program is helping inner-city Nepali girls achieve a brighter future, the public is cordially invited to “Hands in Outreach: Giving Nepali Girls … (read more)

Sudanese ‘lost boy’ to tell his story in Bristol

BRISTOL — In 2001, 40 young Sudanese refugees were welcomed to Burlington. They represented a few of the estimated 17,000 Lost Boys of Sudan. To hear the story of one man’s amazing journey, the public is invited to “Akol Aguek: Lost Boy to Refugee to Amer … (read more)

One-act plays take the stage in Bristol

BRISTOL — The Bristol Gateway Players and the Lawrence Memorial Library later this month will present “Nights of One-acts” featuring plays by Christopher Durang and David Ives.  Organizers in July said they were calling this series “Theater 1-2-3.” It was … (read more)