A History of the Concept of Race

Saturday June 1st 10am

The first European to divide the peoples of the world into distinct races, in the seventeenth century, claimed that the Sami people of northern Scandinavia were one of four races on earth; Native Americans, Europeans, South Asians, and North Africans together were considered a second race. How did such a bizarre distinction among groups of people develop into one of the most historically significant ideas of the modern world?

Professor William Edelglass will trace the intellectual history of the concept of race in the West, from its prehistory to today.

Woodworking Camp!

Monday July 15th through Friday July 19th, 9am to 10:30am

Entering grades 1-6
Come join in the fun in this enrichment summer camp with Sawmill Studios! In this program, campers will learn safe operation of woodworking hand tools, materials, and techniques. First time students will build a toolbox then join returning students building their choice of about 40 projects. All tools and materials are provided and no previous experience is necessary!

Please call or email the library to sign up, space is limited.

This camp is free thanks to the Friends of the South Hero Library and your generous donations.

Intro to Backyard Composting

Introduction to Backyard Composting: Presented by Aaron Shepard or Shannon Plant of Northwest Solid Waste District and UVM Extension Master Composter. Turn your yard and food waste into compost.
Thu., May 2, 6:00pm-7:30pm, South Hero Library, 75 South Street
Thanks to a grant, attendees can purchase deeply discounted compost bins for $30 while supplies last. (Retail is $80-$100.) Kitchen food scrap containers ($5) will also be available for purchase. Cash or check only.
All classes are free and open to the public, but please call or email the library to sign up!