News from the Pierson Library

Today! Magician Tom Joyce will be performing at the Library at 1pm. Stop in to see this renowned Vermont performer work his magic and leave wondering how he did it.

Tonight! Join us tonight at 6:30pm for a reception honoring the award winners in the Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Architectural Excellence competition. Their designs be on display at the Library throughout July. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Calling all Louise Penny fans! Louise Penny will be speaking at a pre-book launch party on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 2pm in the Community Centre in Knowlton, Quebec. The party is free and open to the public but very likely to be oversubscribed. We have reserved 12 seats at the events. Would you like to attend? We will help coordinate car pools. Knowlton, on the shores of Lac Brome, is about a two-hour drive from Shelburne. Call Carol at 985-5124 to reserve your seat and to obtain more information.

Spy Club! These and other youngsters are invited to join the Spy Club which will meet on Tuesday at 1pm throughout July. Solve puzzles, build a spy kit, learn to use ciphers, break codes, and take part in fun challenges. Please register in advance.

Tuesday Night Book Club: All readers are invited to join us on Tuesday, July 15 at 6:30pm when our regular members will be discussing “Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout. Light refreshments are served. Our book for August will be “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford. Drop by the library to pick up a copy.

Wednesday Morning Book Club: All readers are invited to join us on Wednesday, July 16 at 10am when our regular members will be discussing “A Study in Scarlet” and “The Sign of the Four,” the first two Sherlock Holmes stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle. Our book for August will be “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice” by Laurie R. King, a novel about Holmes’ fictional wife. Drop by the library to pick up a copy.

Scientific Toys: Our younger patrons are invited to join us on Wednesdays in July at 1pm for a series on making interactive scientific toys and learning how they work. On Wednesday, July 16, we will be making oscillating birds.

Goo! Gack! Slime! Try your hand at creating a variety of goopy concoctions. Is it liquid? Is it solid? Is it sticky and drippy? Put on some old clothes and come get your hands dirty at this fund event for young people who like to mix, concoct, and experiment. Please register in advance.

A warm welcome to our new younger patrons. Our summer reading programs and special events for youth have drawn a new generation to the Library. Our newest younger patrons include:

Lucy Angolono, 5, Miles Crawford, 8, Marina Dunbar, 6, Michael Dunbar, 8, Burgess Gove, 9, Sebastian Lemos, 7; Ian Mauro, 5; Davyonna May, 7; Sarah Music, 13; Jennifer Myers, 6; Ryan Nassar, 6; Chelsea Grace Perry, 9; Annika Rodgers, 8; Nolan Sandage, 6; Ava Schneider, 7; Jacob Sternberg, 6; Phoenix Sage Voorhies, 5