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  • Library update!

    The Shelburne News wrote a great article about our temporary move to the Shelburne Field House. Click on the link below to get the full article.

    Happily Gluten Free with Michelle Parent

    Saturday 5/5 at 10:15 a.m.: Happily Gluten Free with Michelle Parent – This workshop is designed for people who are new to being gluten free. Whether you have been diagnosed with Celiac, have an intolerance, or you just know you feel better without it, learning how to eat gluten free can be a challenge. We will explore the science, how-to, and emotions around making the transition. Shopping and cooking are highlighted in this interactive discussion. Bring your questions, feelings, and recipes.

    Thank you everyone!

    The Pierson Library and the the Friends of the Pierson Library would like to thank everyone who donated books or their time to make a successful book sale. We appreciate everyone who attended and bought books. We hope you enjoy your new reads!

    Friends of the Pierson Library Book Sale

    Friday 3/23 & Saturday 3/24 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Friends of the Pierson Library Book Sale: Join the Friends of the Pierson library at their book sale in the Historic Town Hall.

    Book Donations

    Thank you everyone who has generously donated to the Friends of the Pierson Library book sale. We will  stop accepting donations on Saturday March 17th in preparation for the Friends of the Pierson Library book sale on Friday March 23rd and Saturday March 24th. After this year’s book sale we will not be accepting donations again because of our impending move to a temporary location while the Historic Town Hall is being renovated and the new library is being built. The Friends of the Pierson Library and the Pierson Library thank everyone who has donated and participated in the book sale and we look forward to hosting them again when we are back in our newly renovated and built space.

    “Before the Flood”

    Enjoy a free showing of the movie “Before the Flood” by Leonardo DiCaprio,  Saturday March 10th at 7:00 p.m. The film talks about climate change. Donations are accepted for


    No Saturday Story Time

    We are sad to announce the Saturday Morning Musical Story Time has been canceled. We will let you all know when it will be scheduled for April. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Post-Poned due to weather

    Tonight’s Conversation series with Fran Stoddard has been rescheduled: Please note that due to Winter Weather Advisory the offering tonight has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 28 at All Souls Interfaith Gathering (6:30pm – 8:00pm). Please be safe in these wintery conditions!

    Relationships Across Difference: Bridging Faiths

    Relationships Across Difference: A Conversation Series with Fran Stoddard: Bridging Faiths | March 7 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm All Souls Interfaith Gathering

    Join moderator Fran Stoddard, Vermont PBS producer/host, for a provocative three-part series exploring relationships across difference. Distinguished guests will discuss difference from diverse perspectives and how engagement with the natural world, each other, and diverse spiritual traditions may bridge the divide. The series is a collaboration between All Souls Interfaith Gathering, Pierson Library, Shelburne Farms, and Shelburne Museum. Supported in part by the Vermont Humanities Council, with media sponsorship from RETN Vermont, Channel 16.

    The evening’s guests include Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees, creator of Practice for Living/Living Practice, Basu Dhakal and Bidur Dahal, two of the founding directors of the Vermont Hindu Temple and Melissa Ann O’Brien, Pastor of Pawlet Community Church and a hospice chaplain for Visiting Nurse and Hospice of VT and NH.

    The War of 1812 in the Champlain Valley

    Monday February 19th at 7:00 p.m.: The Shelburne Historical Society and the Pierson Library will host Willard Sterne Randall, author of The War of 1812 in the Champlain Valley.

    The event will be hosted in the Historic Town Hall attached to the Pierson Library.


    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

    166 Athletic Dr.
    Shelburne, Vermont 05482

    802 985-5124