Today’s Program: Genealogy!

On this Earth Day, learn how to “Research Your Roots” with John Kelley in this first of a 3-part series on Genealogy Resources for Beginners.

Today at 1:30 p.m. at the Pierson Library!

Reminder: Book Club Tonight – Maltese Falcon

A quick reminder that our Tuesday Evening Book Club is discussing The Maltese Falcon  by Dashiell Hammett tonight at 6:30 p.m. Please join us!

Rainy Day Sewing!

We have a perfect rainy day activity at the Library today – Simple Sewing for Kids with Caitlin at 1:30! Today’s project: Pencil Cases. Please join us!

Two Events Tonight (4/16)!

A quick reminder about tonight’s events:

From 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.: Minecraft Club (Grades 5-8) – Middle School students get together to build and collaborate in the world of Mine Craft. Space is limited, so please call to reserve your place! Refreshments provided!

At 6:30 p.m.: Pierson Library Trustee Meeting – The Library Trustees meet monthly to plan for the Library’s future! Meetings are open to the public. Please join us to discuss all things library-related!

A Busy Wednesday at the Library!

We have two wonderful programs for adults at the Library on tax day today (4/15/15)!

At 1:30 p.m.: Mahjong Group (Chinese & American) NEW! – Interested in learning how to play Mahjong in the Chinese or American style? Already play and looking for other players in the Shelburne area? Join this NEW group of interested players! Extra cards are available for players interested in playing in the American style.

At 3:00 p.m.: Cavalleria Rusticana Opera Lecture by Toni Hill – Back by popular demand, Shelburne resident and opera expert Toni Hill prepares us for the Metropolitan Opera’s live broadcast series (MET Live).  Join us for a discussion of the story, the music, and the MET’s production of Cavalleria Rusticana – including a summary of the historical context of the opera and how the opera fits into the trends of opera through the centuries.


Please join us!

Reminder: Special Event on Saturday!

You may have heard: The Pierson Library is hosting the Craftsbury Chamber Players on Saturday!

The Pierson Library hosts guest artists Mary & Frances Rowell from the Craftsbury Chamber Players for a community event titled: The Fiddler of the Northern Lights (see attached poster) on April 11th from 11:00 a.m. – noon at the historic Shelburne Town Hall.

This will be a free event for all ages. Mary (violinist) & Frances (cellist) will combine musical interludes and audience interaction with a reading of VT author Natalie Kinsey-Warnock’s book The Fiddler of the Northern Lights. The performers will also show audience members how the instruments work and how various types of music are made.

Mary and Frances are professional, high-quality musicians who are generously donating their time so that the Library can bring this educational and entertaining music- and literary-event to the Greater Burlington community.

Please call to let us know you are joining us: 985-5124.

Monday (4/6) at the Library!

Join us today for a new craft series for youth with Caitlin: Simple Sewing for Kids – Plush Animals

3:15 p.m. at the Library – be there!

Thursday April 2nd Evening Happenings

We have a couple of exciting events this evening at the Pierson Library:

From 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.: Minecraft Club (Grades 5-8) – Middle School students get together to build and collaborate in the world of Mine Craft. Space is limited, so please call to reserve your place! Refreshments provided!


At 7:00 p.m.: Geek Mountain State Sci Fi/Fantasy Book Discussion – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel – Our monthly book discussion group meets to chat about Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. This New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Finalist explores what happens when fast-paced virus wipes out the majority of Earth’s population. Pizza will be served – so please register (so we know how much to order!). This book discussion is co-hosted by the Pierson Library and Geek Mountain State (

Libraries of Today

Ever wonder if libraries are still relevant today?

Take a look at this new Common Craft video!

Tonight: This Changes Everything Book Discussion Group

Tonight (3/31) from 6:45 – 8:00 p.m.: Three-Part Book Discussion of This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein

Pierson Library, All Souls Interfaith Gathering, and Vermont invite you to join us for a discussion of New York Times Nonfiction Bestseller This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein. Explore the link between climate change and capitalism, create a framework for addressing global warming, and look at ways of adapting and improving our resiliency to the impacts of shifting weather. Please Register. Limited number of copies of the book will be available at the desk. The discussion schedule will be as follows: 3/31 – Section 2 (Magical Thinking).


Monday:10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday:10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday:10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday:10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday:10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday:10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

5376 Shelburne Road
Shelburne, Vermont 05482

802 985-5124