News from the Pierson Library May 31, 2012

Illustrated gardening talk on June 5 at 6:30 pm
Good Garden Design: From stone walls and paths to mixed borders, learn how to create landscapes that reflect your lifestyle and budget. Charlotte Albers, a landscape designer from Shelburne, will show examples of gardens that work, talk about some of her favorite plants, and recommend books and websites for further learning. This event will be jointly sponsored by the Charlotte Library.
Museum passes
The Pierson Library has many museum passes available to Shelburne card holders. All of the passes are available thanks to the generosity of the Pierson Library Friends Board. Feel free to ask any library staff person for help if you have questions about our museum passes, or call the library at 985-5124.
Ongoing library events
Scrabble Thursday
Every first and third Thursday of the month join fellow wordsmiths for a rousing game of Scrabble. Scrabble boards are open from 1 to 4 pm. The next Scrabble afternoon will be this afternoon, Thursday, June 7.
Story Time
Join us every Thursday at 10:30 am to enjoy a morning of songs, stories and rhymes for kids of all ages presented by story teller extraordinaire Mary Catherine Jones. Story time will continue until the end of the school year.
Magic Club
Magic cards come out every first and third Thursday of the month from 6 to 8 pm. New members are always welcome. This group is for players in fifth grade through high school.
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“The Bird Sisters” by Rebecca Ramussen
Review by Gene Schinto
Two remarkable heroines grace the pages of Rebecca Ramussen’s “The Bird Sisters.” Milly and younger sister Twiss are kindly old spinsters. People bring them injured birds to mend those that can be returned to flight.
As children Milly was a serene beauty while Twiss was brazen and wild. Together they had to deal with the strange notions of a moody mother and a father whose life was focused on his golf game.
When the girls are in their early teens older cousin Bett comes to spend the summer with them. This unhappy young woman will change the lives of them all and not for the better.
This well-crafted tale of the dreams of childhood and the disappointments that come with time is most of all a character study of two sisters. There is also a plot so cleverly developed that what is ultimately revealed will likely come as a surprise.

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