November 2022 brings us two author visits to the library! On Wednesday, November 9th “Partners in Crime” husband and wife team S. Lee Manning and her husband James will be here to discuss their latest thrillers and talk about their writing process. They will also touch on how their writing affects their marriage. This talk will be held in the meeting room from 1-3pm and all are welcome to attend.
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE FOR THIS PROGRAM DUE TO WEATHER: On Wednesday, December 14th we will welcome Humanities presenter and Vermont author Rebecca Rupp. Rebecca will be talking about “Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas, and Madame Pompadour’s Underwear.” Common garden vegetables have long and fascinating histories. Science and history writer Rebecca Rupp will discuss the stories behind many of our favorites, among them the much-maligned tomato and potato, the (mostly) popular pumpkin, and Vermont’s dynamic duo of kale and Gilfeather turnip. Find out why a lot of us don’t like beets, how a 17th-century pirate named the bell pepper, how carrots won the Trojan War, and how George Washington was nearly assassinated with a plate of poisoned peas. This presentation is also in the meeting room from 1-3. All are welcome.
The Sherburne Library hosts a special event each year on the third Saturday in September: The Vermont Fairy Tale Festival was put together to showcase our Vermont Public Libraries and all they do for their communities. Each library that participates will sponsor a booth about a specific Fairy Tale. In that booth, they can tell the story, do puppet shows, music, and/or have a craft for families to make and take home. We also have vendors selling fairy tale type wares and we will be adding food vendors to this year’s line-up. The festival is free and open to the public from 10-4 with the donation of a non-perishable item for either the food bank or the humane society. So, dress up as your favorite fairy tale character and bring the whole family to the Vermont Fairy Tale Festival!
Our Vikings are back again this year with another encampment, training and activities. While this is also a family friendly event, please note that the live steel sword fighting is real and may not be suitable for smaller children. For more information about either of these activities, you can call the library at 422-9765 or follow us on Facebook at Vermont Fairy Tale Festival and Vermont Viking Invasion for the latest news.