Join us Saturday, January 19th at 10 am to watch a screening of Mary Poppins at the library!
Join us at the library for THE GREAT OREO TASTE TEST!
Try different types of oreos (blindfolded!) and guess what they are on Wednesday, January 16th at 3pm. Sign up preferred, but not required. All ages welcome!
Our book group will be reading “Circe” by Madeline Miller Wednesday January 23rd at 6:30pm. Pick up a copy in the library today!
‘Circe’ Gives The Witch Of The Odyssey A New Life
by Annalisa Quinn
“Later, years later, I would hear a song made of our meeting,” says the hero of Madeleine Miller’s Circe, of her romance with the mortal Odysseus. Circe is referring to Homer’s version of the story, in which Odysseus arrives on her island sea-battered and mourning for his men killed by the cruel Laestrygonians. Circe entraps his remaining men and turns them into pigs. But Odysseus, with the help of the god Hermes, tricks Circe and makes her beg for mercy before becoming her lover.
“I was not surprised by the portrait of myself,” Circe says, “the proud witch undone before the hero’s sword, kneeling and begging for mercy. Humbling women seems to me a chief pastime for poets. As if there can be no story unless we crawl and weep.”
Miller’s lush, gold-lit novel — told from the perspective of the witch whose name in Greek has echoes of a hawk and a weaver’s shuttle — paints another picture: of a fierce goddess who, yes, turns men into pigs, but only because they deserve it.
After School Program January 16th through February 20th, every Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30. 6-8th grade girls only. We will tackle topics like:
- How to prepare for high school
- Self care (and how to do it)
**Run by Elsa Althoff High School survivalist and real life girl
Sign up in the library
The South Hero Library will break ground on a new, 5,500 square foot library at 260 US Rte. 2 at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018. All are invited to join in the celebration.
“We are excited about the progress we have made in securing the support of our community,” said Ken Kowalewitz, head of the Library Board of Trustees and the South Hero Library Foundation. “Groundbreaking is possible in large part because of Dr. Edward Worthen, our major benefactor. Now we need to match his generosity with $165,000 to complete the $1.5 million funding to build the Library for our community. You can help put us over the top with your gift and ensure that our community has a well-equipped space. We have decided to begin construction because we are keenly aware of rising construction costs. This celebration of our new Library allows our summer as well as year-round residents to join in this important step in our history.” Continue reading “New Library Groundbreaking”