News from the Pierson Library

Life in Armenia: Building upon the interest in Armenia generated by Vermont-based author Chris Bohjalian’s recent presentation and by his book The Sandcastle Girls, the Pierson Library is sponsoring a special event on Life in Armenia on Saturday, March 23 at 1 pm in the Town Hall. Philip Hagopian, an American of Armenian descent, and his wife Naira who was born and grew up in Armenia, left their home in Vermont to spend four years in Armenia. He will be offering valuable insights into present day Armenia, as well as its history and culture, and will be exhibiting his artwork. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Learn to download eMaterials:  Do you have an iPad, Nook, Kindle, computer, or other device on which you want to read eBooks, listen to eAudiobooks, or watch videos, but you haven’t yet mastered how to do it?  We can help!  Come to a special presentation on Saturday, March 30 at 10:30 am in the Pierson Library. Virgil Fuller, the former Listen Up! Vermont coordinator, will teach you how to access and download the library’s eMaterials. Start enjoying Listen Up! Vermont, Freading, and Indie Flix, brought to you free of charge by the Pierson Library. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today by calling 985-5124. Bring your fully charged device to the workshop of March 30.


Book Review of “Dare Me”

By Gene Schinto

Can a novel about high school cheerleaders be worthy of an adult’s attention?  Yes, “Dare Me” is both powerful and suspenseful as told in Meg Abbott’s elegant prose.

Beth and Addy are seniors, best friends, and dedicated cheerleaders. Beth is “Top Girl” and has Addy in the palm of her hand. The arrival of a new coach, Colette, will change everything.

The energetic Colette is a threat to Beth who vows to take her down. Addy is drawn to Colette who comes to trust the teenager enough to admit she is having an extramarital affair.

A young man’s apparent suicide begins to look like murder to the police. Their investigation leads them to the coach and her crew. It turns out this tale of fiercely competitive young girls is more compelling than you would imagine.

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