Adult Events

January Events

Monday January 2nd: Happy New Year! The Library is closed today. 

Wednesday January 4th 9:30am – 11:30: Island Quilting Group – We’ll be quilting in the library every 1st and 3rd Wednesday. 

Wednesday January 4th 12pm: Movie Matinee – We’re watching the AFI Top 100 Movies of all Time. This week the film is number 100 – “Goodfellas”

Thursday January 5th 3:30pm: After-School STEM – Build a machine for lifting water

Tuesday January 10th 6pm: Trustees Meeting: Join us, it’s fun!

Wednesday January 11th 12pm: Movie Matinee – We’re watching the AFI Top 100 Movies of all Time. This week the film is number 100 – “Sophie’s Choice”

Wednesday January 11th 6pm: Needfelting Penguins – Make your own adorable needle felted penguins. No experience necessary Ages:8+

Wednesday January 11th 6pm: South Hero Historical Society Presents: Lessons from the Vermonter: Passenger Rail in Vermont” tells the story of the Post WWII history of the decline, fall and restoration of passenger train services in Vermont and northern New England. The fate of the Rutland Railroad and the Island Line are featured.

Thursday January 12th 3:30pm: After-School STEM – Engineering Helicopters for Mars

Saturday January 14th 10am: Puzzle Swap – Swap your puzzles for new to you puzzles, just in time for puzzle season. 

Saturday January 15th: STEAM Saturday – Make your own Kaleidoscope

Monday January 16th: The Library will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday January 17th 6:30 pm: Conservation Commission – All are welcome to join the conservation commission

Wednesday January 18th 9:30pm – 11:30: Island Quilting Group – We’ll be quilting in the library every 1st and 3rd Wednesday. 

Wednesday January 18th 11am: How to use the card catalog – Learn how to look things up, place holds, and more.

Wednesday January 18th 12pm: Movie Matinee – We’re watching the AFI Top 100 Movies of all Time. This week the film is number 100 – “Swing Time”

Wednesday January 18th 6pm: Book Club – This month we’ll be discussing “The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven” by Vermont author Nathaniel Ian Miller

Thursday January 19th 3:30pm: After-School STEM – Paper Roller Coaster: Kinetic and Potential Energy

Saturday January 21st 10am: Houseplant swap – Grab some clipping or bring in the whole plant to swap with your neighbors. 

Wednesday January 25th 12pm: Movie Matinee – We’re watching the AFI Top 100 Movies of all Time. This week the film is number 100 – “The Sixth Sense”

Wednesday January 25th 12pm: Cooking the Books! – Everyone selects a recipe from “The Snowy Cabin Cook Book” and brings in the dish to share. 

Thursday January 26th 3:30pm: After-School STEM – Dance Dance Revolution. We’ll be making our own Dance Dance Revolution games with Makey Makey!

Saturday January 28th 10am: Library Card Day! A free keep forever books for kids who sign up for their own library card! 

Worthen Passion Project

What is the Worthen Passion Project Challenge?

The Passion Project Challenge strives to celebrate and showcase the diverse interests of the young adults in our Island community. Participants will select a topic of interest and create a project to share with their fellow Islanders at the Library Exhibition in May. The Passion Project will award three winners each $500, with at least one of the prizes going to a 7th or 8th grader.

What are some examples of projects? 

We are hoping to be surprised by what our young Islanders can create. What are you excited about? What are you good at? What do you love? Your entry can be anything suitable to present to the community. Some ideas:  

  • A LEGO Creation 
  • A graphic Novel 
  • An Essay
  • A plan to take carbon out of the air
  • A choreographed dance
  • A piece of art
  • A Computer game
  • Rebuilding an engine
  • Volunteer work
  • A recipes
  • A plan for getting more E-bikes in South Hero
  • A lesson plan for teaching computers to seniors
  • A poetry recitation

If you are unsure, feel free to run your ideas by Keagan Calkins the Worthen Library Director:  worthenlibrary@gmail.com 

What does it cost? 

There is no cost to be a part of this challenge. 

Who can enter?

Grand Isle County residents currently in 7th to 12th grade. 

How do I participate? 

  1. Email the Worthen Library worthenlibrary@gmail.com to let us know that you are participating 
  2. Submit your project no later than 6pm Friday, May 12th, 2022, to the Worthen Library at 28 Community Lane, South Hero
    1. Projects must be submitted with a minimum two paragraph description of your project as well as a paragraph about how you will spend the prize money. 
  3. Attend the Passion Project Exhibition on Friday, May 19th, 2022, from 5pm to 7pm, where you will showcase your project to the review panel and the public. 

What else? 

This should be a new project, created especially for this challenge. This should be done as independently as possible, although it is understandable that parents or mentors may be needed for guidance, transportation, supplies,etc. Make this a reflection of you! 

Who decides the Winners? 

The review committee includes: 

Keagan Calkins, Ann Laughlin, Elle Reid and El Towle

– The Worthen Passion Project is funded by the South Hero Library Foundation

Weekly Events at the Worthen Library

Weekly Events at the Library
Mondays:

  • Crafternoon 1pm: Heidi’s weekly craft is now live and in person at the library! Each week Heidi will have a new craft and in person instruction. 
  • Chess Club 3:30pm to 5pm – All levels and all ages welcome to play chess.
  • Gentle Stretch Yoga 4pm to 5pm: Join Tree from Tree House Yoga & Wellness. Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel, water, props if desired and a smile. (Masks are optional) Classes are $12. All are welcome!

Tuesdays: 

  • Storytime 10am: We’ll be reading books, signing songs, and making crafts!
  • Mah Jongg 12pm to 3pm – Whether you’re an experienced player or a novice this is the perfect place to play.

Wednesdays:

  • Fiber Arts Group 11am – Bring in your knitting, crochet, rug hooking, sewing, or craft project and create with a community.
  • Movie Matinee 12pm – We’re watching the AFI top 100 of all time. 
  • Rosen Method Movement 3:30pm -Relaxing movement to music to help with breath and posture. The class includes a full range of motion for all joints. Floor mat is recommended.
  • **Pokemon Club** 3:30pm – Bring your cards and prepare for battle! 

Thursdays:

  • Pre-School Play Group 10am – Join other preschoolers and their parents for some laid back library play. 
  • Mah Jongg 1pm to 3pm – Whether you’re an experienced player or a novice this is the perfect place to play.