Heretics Anonymous

Book Group

Wednesday December 19th 6:30pm

Teen angst and religious reflection cross paths in this insightful tale of self-discovery.

This engrossing bildungsroman centers on the travails of white, first-person narrator Michael Ausman. Reeling from his family’s frequent moves, and now forced to change schools less than two months into 11th grade, Michael is resentful at being at the mercy of his father’s job and worrying about how he, an atheist, will fit in at St. Clare’s, the best private—and Catholic—school in town. Luckily, Michael soon falls in with others bucking the St. Clare’s norm: Lucy, a devout Colombian-American Catholic bent on reforming the church; Avi, a gay, semi-observant Jew; Eden, a Celtic Reconstructionist Polytheist with Irish heritage; and Max, a Korean-American Unitarian. Together this group of iconoclasts forms “Heretics Anonymous,” a deliciously secret society united in the belief, “That all people, regardless of what they worship, who they love, and what they think / Have a right to exist, and a right to be heard.” But when Michael goes rogue and acts alone, his entire world is threatened.

With a page-ripping plot and realistic character development, Henry’s funny, heartwarming tale of unlikely rebels soars: an auspicious debut. – Kirkus Reviews April, 30th 2018

Breakout Box

Check out CYBERSPACE- an interactive puzzle game (otherwise known as a breakout box) that teaches about escape rooms, what goes into making an escape room, and how to work together as a team! This game is for ages 10 and up. Teams are made up of minimum 3 to max 10 people. Make sure to sign up to reserve your spot! Get ready to jump into the world of escape games, have fun, and break into a box!

Come to the Folsom Library at 6:00 on November 29th to play! Brought to you by Elsa Althoff, Big Picture South Burlington.

Gift Basket Raffle

South Hero Library Gift Basket Raffle

Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Put your tickets in the raffle container next to the basket(s) you’d like to win!

The drawing (and last minute ticket buying) is on Tuesday, December 11 5pm to 7pm at Snow Farm Vineyard.  All proceeds will go towards new children‘s books for the library.