Kimchi is an amazing ferment that can spice up any meal. We’ll discuss basic rules, tips and tricks of fermentation with a focus on kimchi, then test them out by making your own custom (vegan) kimchi to take home.
This class is great for the complete novice, the beginning fermenter who might have a few questions based on their experience, and those looking to add a skill to their kitchen arsenal.
Join local mixologists Matt and Christie Farkas for a craft cocktail-making demo! During this hands-on event we will focus on using local, seasonal ingredients wherever possible while developing an appreciation for the creative professionals who bring these ingredients from farm to glass. Participants will learn to prepare and combine crafty syrups, garnishes and more using fruits, herbs & spices.
Matt and Christie also like a challenge, so they are encouraging everyone to bring their own ‘secret ingredient’, i.e. something they want to learn how to incorporate into a cocktail. Think herbs, barks, flowers, berries, or really any exotic ingredients. It could be juniper berries from your backyard or dried herbs from last year’s garden, let’s see if they can make a drink out of anything!
Get in touch with your inner pasta chef at this hands-on pasta making (and eating!) demonstration with Gloria Ruvalcaba, owner of Grand Isle Pasta. For beginner and experienced cooks alike, during this class you will learn all the steps to make your very own delicious pasta from scratch. Gloria is an amazing chef and this is not one to miss! Please bring your own rolling pin if you have one. We will have extra on hand for anyone who needs one. Space limited. Please RSVP to learn more and reserve your spot .
April 19th The Most Costly Journey:Migrant Farm Workers in Vermont
In 2021 the Vermont Folklife Center published The Most Costly Journey: Stories of Migrant Farmworkers in Vermont Drawn by New England Cartoonists, our Vermont Reads choice for 2022. The book consists of English language comics created by the El Viaje Más Caro Project, a health care outreach effort of the Open Door Clinic and University of Vermont Extension Bridges to Health that uses comics as a tool to address the overlooked mental health needs of Latin American migrant workers in Vermont.In this presentation, Julia Grand Doucet from the Open Door Clinic will provide an overview of the goals of the El Viaje Más Caro Project, the collaborative methods that define its approach, and insight into the lives and experiences of the workers whose labor supports the continued viability of dairy farming in Vermont.
The Passion Project Challenge strives to celebrate and showcase the diverse interests of the young adults in our Island community. Participants will select a topic of interest and create a project to share with their fellow Islanders at the Library Exhibition in May. The Passion Project will award three winners each $500, with at least one of the prizes going to a 7th or 8th grader.
What are some examples of projects?
We are hoping to be surprised by what our young Islanders can create. What are you excited about? What are you good at? What do you love? Your entry can be anything suitable to present to the community. Some ideas:
A LEGO Creation
A graphic Novel
A plan to take carbon out of the air
A choreographed dance
A piece of art
A Computer game
Rebuilding an engine
A plan for getting more E-bikes in South Hero
A lesson plan for teaching computers to seniors
A poetry recitation
If you are unsure, feel free to run your ideas by Keagan Calkins the Worthen Library Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
What does it cost?
There is no cost to be a part of this challenge.
Who can enter?
Grand Isle County residents currently in 7th to 12th grade.
Submit your project no later than 6pm Friday, May 12th, 2022, to the Worthen Library at 28 Community Lane, South Hero
Projects must be submitted with a minimum two paragraph description of your project as well as a paragraph about how you will spend the prize money.
Attend the Passion Project Exhibition on Friday, May 19th, 2022, from 5pm to 7pm, where you will showcase your project to the review panel and the public.
This should be a new project, created especially for this challenge. This should be done as independently as possible, although it is understandable that parents or mentors may be needed for guidance, transportation, supplies,etc. Make this a reflection of you!
Who decides the Winners?
The review committee includes:
Keagan Calkins, Ann Laughlin, Elle Reid and El Towle
– The Worthen Passion Project is funded by the South Hero Library Foundation
Crafternoon 1pm: Heidi’s weekly craft is now live and in person at the library! Each week Heidi will have a new craft and in person instruction.
Chess Club 3:30pm to 5pm – All levels and all ages welcome to play chess.
Gentle Stretch Yoga 4pm to 5pm: Join Tree from Tree House Yoga & Wellness. Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel, water, props if desired and a smile. (Masks are optional) Classes are $12. All are welcome!
Storytime 10am: We’ll be reading books, signing songs, and making crafts!
Mah Jongg 12pm to 3pm – Whether you’re an experienced player or a novice this is the perfect place to play.
Fiber Arts Group 11am – Bring in your knitting, crochet, rug hooking, sewing, or craft project and create with a community.
Movie Matinee 12pm – We’re watching the AFI top 100 of all time.
Rosen Method Movement 3:30pm -Relaxing movement to music to help with breath and posture. The class includes a full range of motion for all joints. Floor mat is recommended.
**Pokemon Club** 3:30pm – Bring your cards and prepare for battle!
Pre-School Play Group 10am – Join other preschoolers and their parents for some laid back library play.
Mah Jongg 1pm to 3pm – Whether you’re an experienced player or a novice this is the perfect place to play.