Mah Jongg

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

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

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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.

 

Quilting Class Sign Up

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!

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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!

Adult Events in January

We’ll be making bath bombs, face masks, and sugar scrubs. Cost is $5 per person.  All the ingredients are provided and organic. Treat yourself! Saturday January 21st @ 10am. Sign up not required, but appreciated.

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Fort Night at the library

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We’ll be building forts for a very special after hours storytime! Bring in your own sheets and a flashlight for reading stories, building forts, eating snacks, and playing lights out hide and seek!