January Programs!

Saturday January 8th 10am: Puzzle Swap in person at the library

Monday January 10th 4pm: Hygge – Come for a topic discussion and exploration of hygge! Via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83449429738

Wednesday January 12th 11am: Short Story, Short Discussion – This week we’ll be discussing The Strange Story of the World by Chigozie Obioma Via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/73314919109

Saturday January 15th: STEAM SaturdayMake your own Kaleidoscope pick up your take home kit as long as supplies last

Monday January 17th: The Library will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Wednesday January 19th 11am: How to use the card catalog – Learn how to look things up, place holds, and more. Via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83449429738

Wednesday January 19th 4pm: Zentangle Animals – Stop by for some soothing art making. In person at the library.

Saturday January 22nd 10am: Houseplant swap – Grab some clipping or bring in the whole plant to swap with your neighbors. In person at the library.

Wednesday January 26th 11am: Short Story, Short Discussion – This week we’ll be discussing The Faery Handbag by Kelly Link Via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/73314919109


Saturday January 29th 11am: STEAM Saturday Squishy Circuits – Learn about electricity and make cool sculptures.  In person at the library.

The Inland Sea

Thank you for joining us for Sam Clark’s discussion of his new book “The Inland Sea”.  

A successful young minister, Paul Brearley, part owner of Osprey Island, has spent all of his summers there, seemingly a handsome, athletic, happy person with a beautiful wife and son. But in 1990, he disappears, and is presumed drowned, though some people have their doubts.

In 2008, Brearley’s body, not yet identified, is found in a campground on nearby Burton Island, shot dead, propped up against the wall of a lean-to, as if resting from a long walk. Who shot him? What has he been doing for 18 years?

Fred Davis is the detective in charge. He grew up on a South Hero farm and knows the lake as well as anyone.  As the investigation develops, Fred becomes fascinated with the little community on Osprey Island.  He thinks the killing might be tied to Paul’s disappearance. But he slowly learns that the origin goes back further, to a day in 1972,  when Fred and a friend were sailing a little homemade boat just outside the Inland Sea, and a boy named Skip Tyler,  driving his speedboat too fast, crashes into them, nearly sinking the little sailboat. Skip blithely drives off, unconcerned. This crash sets in motion seemingly small events, which lead to Paul’s murder 36 years later.