News from the Pierson Library

Road Trip: Interested in meeting Louise Penny in person and getting an advance copy of her new book “The Long Way Home?” Then sign up for our road trip to Knowlton, Quebec, just two hours away, on Saturday, Aug. 23. Penny will be speaking about her novel and the Three Pines community at a pre-launch party sponsored by Brome Lake Books at 2pm. We’ve reserved a dozen seats for our Louise Penny fans. If you are one of them, please sign up at the Front Desk of the Library or call Carol at 985-5124.
Welcome! Getting your first library card is a real milestone for any five-year-old. Enrolling at the library as soon as you move to town will introduce you to the host of resources the library provides–from dynamic programming options for youth and adults, to our DVD collections for young & old, audiobooks for those summer road trips, jigsaw puzzles the whole family can enjoy–as well as all the books you would expect a well-stocked library like Pierson to have on hand.  We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our newest young patrons:
Owen Barrett, age 6
Charlotte Chant, age 6
Leo Denenberg, age 5
Brady Heins, age 5
Ben Holoch, age 5
Elsa Klein, age 5
Carlo Pizzagalli, age 5
Anya Statkevicus, age 9
Killian Sweeney, age 8
Roarke Sweeney, age 5
If you’ve just moved to Shelburne or have a youngster who recently celebrated his or her 5th birthday, do stop by the Front Desk of the Pierson to get your own library card.
Book Club update: The Tuesday Night Book Club will be meeting on Aug. 19 at 6:30pm to discuss “The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford. A copy of this book is available at the front desk if you would like to read it.  You are welcome to come to the discussion, just for this night or as a regular member.  Their selection for their September 16 meeting is “Making It Up” by noted British author Penelope Lively. She labels this series of stories as an “anti-memoir,” providing an answer the “what if” questions about our lives that most of us ask from time to time. If you’d like a copy of this book, just inquire at the Front Desk.
The Wednesday Morning Book Club will meet on Aug. 20 at 10am to discuss “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice” by Laurie R. King, a novel introducing Mary Russell to her future husband Sherlock Holmes as they find the daughter of a U.S. Senator kidnapped while the family was vacationing in Wales and solve other cases as well. Local author Marc Estrin will be participating in their meeting on Sept. 17 to get their feedback on the final draft of his new novel “Curious, Impertinent.” If you have always dreamed of being a book editor, here’s your chance to inform an author of where your interest lagged or what you would add, subtract or change in the manuscript. You also get a chance to use your eagle eyes to spot any typos, grammatical errors, or other problems.  If you’d like to participate, call Carol at the Pierson for a draft copy of the manuscript.
Science Challenge:Our younger patrons, age 5 and up, are invited to join us for the next science challenge on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 1pm when you will be learning how to build towers. Please register in advance so we can be sure to have sufficient materials on hand.
Summer Reading Logs due soon: If you have been participating in our summer reading contest and want a chance to win an e-reader, you must submit your reading log by 8pm on Thursday, Aug. 21. The student in K-6 and the student in grades 7-12 with the highest page count for their summer reading will win an e-reader! Other prizes will be awarded to all who return their reading logs.
Tech Help: Find it difficult to download e-books from the Library website? Not sure how to use your new Kindle or Nook? The Pierson Library is here to help! Please call 985-5124 to make a one-on-one tech appointment. One of our technologically proficient staff members will guide you through the process.