Pierson Library at night with people sitting in the community room
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Read-to-a-Dog | Saturdays

B.A.R.K. at the Library! Pam Loeb of the Burlington Obedience Training Club brings the B.A.R.K. (Be a Reading Kid) program to the library! Kids ages 4-12 schedule a session to read to a dog at the library, and gain points towards all kinds of reading incentives provided by the AKC! Saturdays in the Pierson Library…



The Pierson Library will close at 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the arrival of a new decade! We’re closed New Year’s Day, but will re-open Thursday, January 2nd at 10 a.m. We look forward to helping you find your next great read for 2020! Until then, we wish you and yours a…

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Giving Tuesday | December 3, 2019

Pierson Library is once again participating in Giving Tuesday, a day to celebrate philanthropy by donating to your favorite charity.  The library is raising funds for building enhancements, children’s programming and general needs.  Did you know business has increased at the Pierson by more than 25% since we opened in our new location?  Help us…

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Town Wide Holiday Stroll | December 6, 2019

The Pierson Library will participate in the Shelburne Town Wide Holiday Stroll on Friday, December 6th after the tree lighting.   5:45 Gather on Town Green with the rest of Shelburne to celebrate this annual tradition. 6pm Tree Lighting After the tree lighting, venture to Town Hall to meet Santa and decorate an ornament in the…

Cover of book Built to Last by David Macaulay

2nd Wednesdays – An Evening with David Macaulay – Wednesday, December 11th at 7:00 pm.

David Macaulay is renowned for his intricate drawings explaining everything from how cathedrals were built to the inner workings of the human body. But he may be best known for The Way Things Work, first published in 1988.  A 1991 Caldecott Medal winner and 2006 MacArthur “Genius Award” Fellow, the British-born illustrator now calls Norwich…

Wu Brothers with their stringed instruments for Classical Music Encounters

2nd Wednesdays: Classical Music Encounters with the Wu Brothers – November 13 at 7:00pm

Twin brothers Henry and Nathan Wu, seniors at Essex High School, are gifted classical musicians.  Come out for an evening of music and commentary as they play selections cello, piano and violin.  Suitable for all ages!  Wednesday, November 13th at 7:00pm.

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Madama Butterfly Opera Talk – November 6, 2019

Chittenden County Opera Lovers and Pierson Library will present a talk and discussion in the Community Room of the new library on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 2:00 PM.  Come and join the conversation as we prepare for the stunning Metropolitan Opera  presentation of Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini.  Do you know someone interested in…