News from the Pierson Library

Today! Goo! Gack! Slime: Our younger patrons are invited to try their hand at creating a variety of goopy concoctions. Put on some old clothes and come get your hands dirty!

Spy Club: The next meeting of the Spy Club will be on Tuesday, July 22 at 1pm. If you haven’t already registered for this Club, which has been meeting throughout the month of July, please do so by calling the Library or signing up when you next visit.

Scientific Toys: Join us each Wednesday in July at 1pm for our scientific toys series. On Wednesday, July 23 we will be making movie wheels!

Pierson Library Butterfly Flower Garden Tour & Discussion: You don’t have to have a green thumb. Join us on Thursday, July 24 at 10:30am in the conference room for a talk about butterfly gardens by Charlotte Albers, who designed the new Pierson Library Garden Master Plan using native plants that support butterflies and other pollinators. She will talk about her design intent to make the garden interactive and educational, and will take participants on a walk through the new plantings which feature low maintenance perennials and shrubs that improve biodiversity, are good for problem places, and offer year-round interest. Both showy milkweed and purple and white gayfeather are in bloom now, and coneflowers are on their way. Come get some ideas for your own gardens and learn new tips.

Albers owns Paintbox Garden, a landscape and consulting business in Shelburne, is a member of GreenWorks, the Vermont Nursery and Landscape Professional Association, and writes popular articles about gardening for

If you’re unable to come but would like to know more about butterfly gardens, please stop by the library next week to pick up her plant list which also includes recommended books. If you can’t make the tour or presentation, you can always looking for our gardening books under 712 non-fiction.

Music! Music! Music! By popular request, we are going to re-instate a collection of music on CDs, but we need your help to do so! If you have any CDs around that you don’t listen to any more, please drop them off at the library so new ears can enjoy them. Our patrons have eclectic taste, so all types of music are welcome.


Book Review

By Gene Schinto

“The Wicked Girls”

by Alex Marwood

The Edgar Award-winning psychological thriller that asks the question: How well can you know anyone?

On the day they meet, Jade and Bel are not yet twelve years of age. Before the day ends, they are charged with the murder of Chloe, a four year old.

The girls are sent to separate houses of detention.

Twenty-five years later, Jade and Bel (each with new identities) meet again.

Jade is a journalist, married with two children. Bel works in an amusement park. She lives with a man who never asks questions.

A serial killer of young women has left the body of his latest victim for Bel to find. Jade is sent by her newspaper to interview Bel, and their lives become entangled once again. What ensues in as unsettling as it is unpredictable. “The Wicked Girls” is crime fiction on the level of a good Ruth Rendell novel.