News from the Pierson Library

Looking for something fun to do Friday night? Make the Library a part of your Holiday Stroll! Kids of all ages are invited to the Library to make a holiday candle holder on Friday, Dec. 6, following the tree lighting ceremony on the village green. Santa will be upstairs in the old Town Hall. Join in the festivities of this annual Shelburne tradition!

Shelburne 250 display: If you missed the Shelburne 250 display in the Town Hall in August or more recently in the Municipal Center, you can catch it at the Pierson Library. The photos of the People of Shelburne with historical information will be on display in December and January.

D-1-T-LibraryA new look for the Pierson lobby book drop: Thank you to everyone who has suggested names for our book drop monster on our Facebook page. Now we need your help in narrowing down the list down to the official name and the short version of the monster’s name. Here are all of the suggestions: Harold, Bookie Monster, Sir Eats Books A Lot, Phil, and Trogium pulsatorium. Let us know what name you like best!

Vermont Birds and Climate Change: The Pierson Library and the Green Mountain Audubon Society are co-sponsoring a presentation on Tuesday, Dec.10, at 6:30 pm in Town Hall by Charlie Browne, director emeritus of the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium in St. Johnsbury. He will introduce some of the core concepts and predictions for how climate change may shape the future of Vermont bird populations, their diversity, and their distribution.

The annual Holiday Book donation has begun! Please donate new, unwrapped board books, picture books, easy readers, or early chapter books for children ages infant to 8th grade. You will find the basket for Holiday Book donations in the library lobby. If you wish to leave youth books for the food shelf in the book drop, please attach a note indicating that they are “Holiday Donations.” Otherwise, we’ll pass them along to the Friends of the Library book sale. Only new books will be accepted for the food shelf.

Food shelf donations are also being accepted at the Library. Non-perishable, unopened food items for donation should be left in the Library lobby in the basket marked Books for the Shelburne Emergency Food Shelf. Please do not place food items in the book drop due to the possible damage to Library materials. Your kindness and generosity will make a difference in the lives of individuals and families in need at the holidays and throughout the year. Many thanks in advance from the Library and the Shelburne Emergency Food Shelf.

Which did you like better – the book or the movie of “Catching Fire”? Join us on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 10:30 am as we explore the artistic decisions made by the movie director and discuss similarities, differences, and our preferences between the original book and its film adaptation. Come share your observations. All ages welcome.

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