Cercis canadensis: Eastern Redbud – is a large deciduous shrub or small tree, native to eastern North America from southern Ontario, Canada south to northern Florida but can thrive as far west as California. ~ Wikipedia
The Arbor Day Foundation has this to say about the tree: “What makes the redbud so special is its gift of spring color and its hardy adaptability. This little tree, which usually grows no taller than 30 feet, bears showy pink flowers in very early spring, flowers lasting for two to three weeks. The leaves also emerge with a reddish color, giving way to a lustrous summer green and finally to a striking fall yellow. Even in winter this little tree is pleasant to behold, with its arching limbs and rounded crown. Its size and adaptability make it as welcome in a forest setting as in a home landscape, where it can serve admirably as a specimen tree or in groups.”
Monday 5/23 at 11:00 a.m.: Donate Life: The Importance of Organ Donation & What Vermonters Need to Know – Bob Opel, Organ Donation Coordinator at the UVM Medical Center, will talk about the vital importance of becoming an organ donor, types of donation, the donation process, how organs are placed, myths & family aftercare, and the donor registry.
Tuesday 5/3 at 6:30 p.m.: Small Business Owners – Can They Offer Employee Benefits? – Local Financial Engineer Erik Kolomaznik discusses and reveals strategies that every Vermont business can implement to retain employees and attract talented individuals. How can your small or medium business be creative and flexible with employee benefit options?
Wednesday 4/27 at 6:30 p.m.: Money Smart Week Program: “Why Insurance Matters” with Annette Hannah & Daren Solomon from Titus Insurance – Annette and Daren from Titus Insurance will explore a range of personal insurance topics including the importance of personal liability insurance, homeowner’s insurance, and renter’s insurance; things to consider when buying a home; how pets affect home insurance, and more. Presented in partnership with The Charlotte Library.
Monday 4/18 at 4:00 p.m.: Spring Into Better Health Series: Bee Venom Therapy with Marna Ehrech – Join local bee therapy expert and Shelburne resident Marna Ehrech as she discusses apitherapy, the medicinal use of bee products such as honey, pollen, venom and wax. For thousands of years, people have used these products to alleviate a variety of illnesses, injuries, and chronic diseases.
The Pierson Library’s busy April calendar includes an exciting visit by author Michael J. Tougias this coming Tuesday (4/5) at 1:30 p.m.! Please join us for this unique opportunity to hear a suspenseful and true story from Tougias about his book The Finest Hours: The True Story Behind the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue. Co-Sponsored by the Friends of the Pierson Library and Vermont Athletic Academy. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council‘s VT Reads Endurance Centenary. See the Shelburne News article: http://www.shelburnenews.com/2016/03/31/author-presents-thrilling-tale-rescue-sea-pierson-library/