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New in Fiction

Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok A poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women—two sisters and their mother—in one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears, and a series of family secrets emerge, from the New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Translation. Light from Other…
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Book Review | The Bird King

by G. Willow Wilson A gorgeous fantasy set in the 15th century in Moorish Spain where, after decades of war, the Sultan of Granada is about to lose his kingdom to Ferdinand and Isabella. In the course of the negotiations, Fatima, the Sultan’s strong-minded 17-year-old concubine and companion to his mother, has inadvertently turned her…
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New in Non-Fiction

Upheaval by Jared Diamond A history of how nations deal with and survive turbulent times. The British are Coming by Rick Atkinson Having won the Pulitzer Prize for his three part history of World War II, Atkinson is turning his impressive historical eye to the founding war of the soon-to-be United States. Stay Sexy &…
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Migrant Justice Presentation

The public is welcome to learn about the struggle migrant farmworkers in Addison County and throughout the state. Migrant Justice is a grassroots farmworker-led organization building the voice, capacity, and power of the farmworker community and engaging community partners to organize for economic justice and human rights. Migrant farmworkers in Vermont have developed a human…
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Board Vacancy

VACANCY Library Trustee     The Swanton Public Library has announced a vacant Trustee position on its Library Board of Trustees.  The Trustees are responsible for establishing the operational procedures and policies of the library as well as its budget.  This is an elected position that receives a small annual compensation. However, vacancies are appointed…
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Kids’ Fairy Gardens

Kids’ Fairy Gardens Session 1 – Monday, July 10th – 5 PM Session 2 – Monday, July 17th – 5 PM Create your own Fairy Garden! Container, plants, soil, fairies, and some fairy items included. Please feel free to bring items for your garden.  Class size 12 for each session. Pre-registration required. Please call the…
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May 24th Board Special Meeting Minutes

Swanton Public Library Board of Trustees May 24, 2017   The financial meeting of the Swanton Public Library Board of Trustees was held on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. In attendance at the meeting were:     Rebecca Rupp, Chairman Kathy Kneebone, Secretary Paul Foisy, Trustee Kathy Messier, Treasurer   The meeting was called to order…
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History Camp 2017

We’ve got a grant for History Camp 2017! We’ll be doing Mesopotamia, ancient Africa, China, Greece, and the Incas of Peru this year – and making everything from treasure boxes to rainsticks, masks, and swords. History Camp will be held the week of July 24-28. Spaces are limited, so sign up soon! To register, contact…
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Special Trustee Meeting – May 24th

The Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at the Library on May 24th at 7:00pm. This special meeting will be dedicated solely to discussion of Library finances. This posting serves as official warning of said meeting as required by the Vermont Open Meeting Law.

2017 Best STEM Books for Youth

http://www.cbcbooks.org/2017-best-stem-books/