News from the Pierson Library: May 1, 2014

Pierson Library LogoToday! Calling all sci-fi fans! We are starting a new monthly book discussion group devoted to science fiction and fantasy in conjunction with Geek Mountain State ( Our first meeting is tonight at 7pm to discuss “The Martian” by Andy Weir. Pizza will be served so please call the library ahead of time to register to make sure we have enough pie for everyone!

Friday Crafternoons! Join Caitlain, our newest staff member, every Friday in May at 3:15pm for creative and fun paper crafts suitable for ages 5 years old and up. This Friday, we will be making jumping jack toys; next Friday we will be making paper flowers just in time for Mother’s Day.

Tuesday Tea: Come to our monthly tea and treat gathering on Tuesday, May 6 at 3pm. This month, we are featuring a discussion of all things Jane Austen. Please RSVP in advance.

Getting Ready for Summer Sailing! Yes, it’s time to start thinking about the summer even as we wait for spring weather to arrive! Join us on Tuesday, May 6 at 6:30pm when experts from Burlington’s Community Sailing Center will help prepare kids and adults for safe sailing on Lake Champlain.  Learn some sailing basics, including knot-tying and so much more. This program is co-hosted with the Charlotte Library.

Tech Trends for Adults: Join us every Wednesday afternoon at 3pm to keep up-to-date on the latest in technology. Attend one workshop or all four:  Figuring out Facebook on May 7; Playing with Photo-Sharing Programs on May 14; Discovering Pintrest, Twittter and More on May 21; and Shopping Safely Online on May 28. Please register ahead of time by phone or when you are next in the library. This series is co-hosted by Shelburne Parks & Recreation.

Getting Older Better: And who doesn’t want to do that?  Shelburne author, therapist, life coach, and couples counselor Pam Blair will be discussing her newest book “Getting Older Better: The Best Advice Ever on Money, Health, Travel, Creativity, Work, Retirement, Legacy, and More for Women in their Third Act.” She will also discuss topics covered in her book “I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One.”  Join us for a special discussion and celebration of life with this engaging Shelburne author.

Volunteers Needed: We have some special projects on our “to do” list and would appreciate your help! With nice weather coming, we’d like to use our picnic table and benches more, but they are in need of a fresh coat of paint! If you have the time and the skill, we will provide the materials – or gratefully accept donations. We also need more hands to help us cover (and recover) books in order to get them on the shelves as quickly as possible. If you’d like to learn how to do this and devote a few hours occasionally for this task, we would be most appreciative.