Calendar of Events

At the Joslin Library we work hard to offer a variety of programs and events to entertain, teach, and most importantly provide opportunities to gather as a community.  Have an idea for a great program?  Looking for more information regarding our current offerings? Contact us at

All programs are at the Joslin Library unless otherwise indicated.  

Saturday, Sept 1st, 12-1:30

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This flagship lecture series was launched in 2014, with a dozen lectures each year.  It has been presented for/at: UVM’s esteemed Olli Lecture Series (in several locations), Middlebury College, the Helyn Kerr Humane Education Series (Chittenden County Human Society), libraries across Vermont, and many community educational programs throughout New England.

Is a yawn always just a yawn? Why does a dog shake off even when it’s not wet? Why is a growl a good thing? Is a tail wag always friendly?  This popular, long-running dog communication and safety lecture is a multi-media extravaganza of fun where the audience also gets to test their “dog reading” skills. We’ll demystify dog communication, reveal some common dog-human misunderstandings, and explore how we can all live safely and happily together.  At the end of the presentation, the audience engages in several fun, interactive exercises to practice reading dog body language. (Shhhhh…this is for humans only; please leave the pups comfortably at home!)

Lifelong learning, every week at the Library!

Beginning Tuesday, May 8th, Dave Busker from Central Vermont Adult Basic Education will be here each Tuesday during 1-3 to help with adult education of many varieties: technology help, literacy, job applications, resume writing. By appointment or drop in, and FREE! Call the library or CVABE (244-8765) for more information or stop by in a Tuesday afternoon.

HappyLights, every day at the Library!

Beat the winter blues or come satisfy your curiosity by using the library’s HappyLights this winter! More information about light therapy and instructions on how to use HappyLights here.

Lights are available to anyone for in-library use.