Photoshop for All

Photoshop is an incredible photo editing tool. Anyone can learn to use it, but it can be a little intimidating if you’re just starting out. We’ll go over all the basics to get you started editing your own photos at home or in the library (two of the library computers have Photoshop installed and are open to the public). Please call or email the library to reserve your spot in this free introductory class.

Tuesday November 28th @ 3pm

Library Silent Auction Extravaganza

Join us for a celebration of two Library supporters, Gladys Lane and Ed  Worthen. Mark your calendar: Saturday, November 4th, 3-5 PM at Snow Farm Vineyard. This event is free to attend (Ed would have liked that!), food and music is also free, with a cash bar. You supply the scintillating conversation! All proceeds from the silent auction items from Ed’s estate will go towards the new Library building.

 

Stephen King Raffle Tickets

Are you a fan of Stephen King? Collect valuable first editions? Just want to support the South Hero Library? We have just the ticket for you! A raffle ticket. 200 of them in fact, for only $10 each.

The South Hero Library is raffling off signed first editions of Stephen King’s “Bill Hodges Trilogy.” Stephen King called this series, which include Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, and End of the Watch, his first hard-boiled detective work. The first in the trilogy was published in 2014 and won the Mystery Writers of America’s 2015 Edgar Award for Best Novel. These books have been on the New York Times bestseller list. The first, Mr. Mercedes, has been made into a TV mini series starring Brendan Gleeson.

Raffle tickets will stay on sale until they are all sold. Take your chance at this trilogy valued at easily $1,000 (each alone could be worth over $500!), and make an investment in our community. The proceeds from this raffle will go toward the building campaign for South Hero’s new Library. Tickets will be available from board members and at the Library.

This raffle is part of the overall Campaign for South Hero’s New Library. Since the public kick-off in July, many people have stepped forward and donated almost $50,000, bringing the total raised to date close to $1.2 million of the $1.5 million goal. Curious about the plans for the new building? Stop in the Library to view them. A list of naming opportunities is also available. Your contribution of $2,000 or more can be used to honor or remember someone by adding their name to that of our major benefactor, Ed Worthen.

Ed Worthen was an educator and long-time South Hero resident. He lived his later years on the property his grandmother purchased at the turn of the 20th century. In addition to a wide and varied collection of books, Ed also collected historical artifacts and other items. A selection of these will be for sale in an upcoming event at Snow Farm Vineyard, where you will get a chance to own something unique that represents a “piece of Ed.”

Ed left the bulk of his estate to the Library with the stipulation that it be used to build a new, free-standing library to provide full access to all that today’s libraries have to offer to our community. Thanks to his generosity, we are close to meeting our goal of building this resource without asking taxpayers for funding to complete the building. You can help put us over the top with your gift today!

Stuffed Animal Sleepover!

Stuffed Animal Sleepover!

​Bring your stuffed animal in for a sleepover adventure at the library!

​FIMG_1942ill out the “About My Stuffed Animal” form and drop your stuffed animal off Friday September 29th between 3pm and 6pm.

​Your stuffed animal will spend the night having adventures in the library.

​Come in Saturday September 30th between 9am and 12pm to pick up your animal, have a snack and watch a slideshow of all the fun adventures!IMG_1914

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Dog Behavior

Dog Behavior

Saturday September 23rd 10am

Are you struggling with your dog’s undesirable behaviors? Have you “read all the books” and, “tried everything” and still your dog is a barking maniac, lacks recall, pulls on the leash, is a fussy eater, and/or is fearful/anxious/reactive/aggressive? Have you taken your dog to obedience classes, followed the trainer’s instructions faithfully and still your dog’s behaviors don’t improve? Or, were you asked to leave the obedience class because of your dog’s behavior? Maybe your vet even recommended medication for your dog?


Have you ever thought to yourself that you just wanted to understand WHY your dog behaves as it does so maybe you wouldn’t feel so frustrated?

OR…do you have a good relationship with your dog, but always wonder if there is something missing from it?

Rebecca Trono of Tranquil Dogs Consulting will share a simple, calm, positive and all-natural method that addresses all non-medical behaviors in dogs while helping you understand the real whys of your dog’s behaviors. This method is not obedience, it’s an enlightened, respectful way to help you see the world from your dog’s perspective, allowing you to shape your dog’s behaviors using your dog’s own language; a method that goes to the true heart of why your dog what it does while helping you to transform your relationship with your dog to one of true trust and willing cooperation through clear communication that your dog will immediately understand.

Book Group

The book group will be reading Fordlandia by Greg Grandin Wednesday September 27th at 6:30pm. Copies are now available in the library!

Fordlandia

In 1927, Henry Ford purchased a tract of land in the Brazilian Amazon roughly the size of Connecticut, with the intention of growing rubber for his automobile factories. During the next eighteen years, Ford invested a quarter of a billion dollars (in today’s money), but Fordlandia, as the place came to be known, was a spectacular failure, its plantations supplying less than one per cent of the world’s latex. In spite of this, the town had a golf course, movie theatres, Cape Cod-style shingled houses, and sidewalks dotted with fire hydrants. A “work of civilization,” in the words of one American associated with the project, it was Ford’s attempt to export the small-town virtues that his own assembly lines were breaking down in the United States. Grandin gives an exhaustive account of the project’s failure and of the light it sheds on Ford; disastrously, he was reluctant to hire native naturalists, who could have best advised him on growing rubber in the region.