News from the Pierson Library: May 29, 2014

Pierson Library LogoToday! The Fairy Club, open to youngsters ages 4 and up, will meet today at5 3:15pm.  Engage in a special project and enjoy a snack.

Friday Crafternoon: This week our younger patrons, ages 5 and up, will be gathering at 3:15pm to make their own story dice.  Create a story on the dice, then use them for some creative storytelling.

Read any awesome books lately? Take a moment to post a note on our bulletin board (across from the checkout desk) recommending an awesome book to share with your fellow patrons. All of us avid readers are always looking for new titles and authors to explore. Starting Off On Your Genealogical Quest. Join us on Tuesday, June 17, 10:30am to noon when  Pierson Library volunteer John Kelley will offer helpful hints and useful tips on how to begin the somewhat daunting task of filling out the branches in your family tree. He will explain some of the first steps you should take and where to find easily accessible and free information about your ancestors. Please register in advance.

Our daytime book club highly recommends “Life in a Jar: the Irena Sendler Project” by Middlebury author Jack Mayer who spoke here recently. It’s a heartwarming story about a Catholic social worker in Warsaw who rescued 2,500 Jewish children during World War II, and the three teen age girls from Kansas who researched her life as a history project. Keep the tissues handy while reading this book.

The daytime book club will next be reading “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce. This novel was named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post when it was published in 2012. Harold walks some 600 miles north through England to deliver personally a letter to his dying former colleague and encounters interesting people along the way. The daytime book club also invites you to join them at their next meeting on Wednesday, June 18 at 10am when they discuss the book.

The nighttime book club will next be reading “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson. Called “wildly inventive, darkly comic, and startlingly poignant,” this award winning book chronicles the many lives of Ursula who dies repeatedly in different ways at different times throughout the novel only to come to life again. The nighttime book club also invites you to join them at their next meeting on Tuesday, June 17 at 6:30pm when they discuss this book.

If sci-fi and fantasy is more to your liking, we also have a book discussion group for you. Join us on Thursday, June 5 at 7pm to discuss “Leviathan Wakes” by James S. A. Corey, the first novel in his Expanse series.

Calling all gardeners! Did you notice that the library is preparing for a landscaping transformation? With the help of Charlotte Albers, we will soon have a new Butterfly Habitat Garden that will not only be beautiful to look at but will be a space for outdoor learning as well.  We will need some helpers in late June to assist with the new planting. If you are interested, just let us know when you are next in the library.