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”
Great news everyone! Ladies Drawing Night is now a weekly event! Join us every Tuesday night at 6:30 pm for an informal gathering to make art with friends and neighbors. Bring in your own materials or use the library’s. Every week will have a different theme, please call or email the library if you would like to know the theme ahead of time. Make Art, Get Inspired, Join the Party!
Join us every Thursday at 3:00pm for Mah Jongg. Starting September 14th.
Mah Jongg (or Maahj, as it is often called) is a fascinating, rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards. The game originated in China but its exact origins are shrouded in story and myth. Some claim it was the game of Chinese royalty, played in secret to keep the knowledge to themselves. Others claim it was invented by a Chinese General to amuse his troops during long months of battle. More recent investigations point to early versions of this popular tile game appearing as recently as 150 years ago in China as a variant of card games. Whichever story you choose, there is general agreement that the game we play and love originated in China, and popularized in the United States by Joseph Babcock at the beginning of the 20th century.
Vermont Author Talk Wednesday March 8th at 6pm
Join the South Hero Community Library as we welcome Vermont Author Mary Dingee Fillmore Author
of An Address in Amsterdam
Mary Dingee Fillmore has been a facilitator and speaker since 1982, and spent the last 13 years researching the Holocaust and Resistance in the Netherlands as an avocation. Living in Amsterdam on long visits inspired her to publish award-winning poems which confront what happened in one of the most beautiful and liberal cities in the world, as well as the October 2016 An Address in Amsterdam, an historical novel about a young Jewish woman who risks her life in the underground.
Learn to Quilt
Six week session every Thursday 3pm to 5pm March 2nd through April 6th Tools and materials will be provided. Space is limited please call, email, or stop by the library to sign up!
Learn the basics of making a patchwork quilt. No experience necessary. Plan, measure, cut using a rotary cutter, piece blocks on a sewing machine, press, join quilt blocks together to make a quilt top, create the sandwich (quilt top, batting, backing) tie the quilt, and sew on the binding in this start to finish hands-on project. Members will work together step by step to create a throw. Tools and materials will be provided. Space is limited please call, email, or stop by the library to sign up!